From bench to bedside: putting the patient front and centre
August 23, 2021
Precision Medicine Forum Patient Week 27 to 30 September 2021

Precision Medicine Forum – Patient Week convenes healthcare professionals, researchers, industry, payers and patients/patient advocates in a unique setting which puts the patient front and centre of the discussions. It’s widely acknowledged that patients should be involved from bench to bedside and this event provides an unrivalled environment to facilitate dialogue between speakers and attendees, whether they are a researcher, patient, industry representative or healthcare professional. Providing individual and group networking opportunities, expert panel discussions and roundtables to delve a little deeper, candid conversations are encouraged about how we as a community can increase the engagement and involvement of patients from early research to treatment pathway decisions.

Research and our experience confirm that many more patients, from a broader geography, find it easier, more cost effective, and less time consuming to be involved in a virtual setting. Put simply, the financial and logistical barrier to entry that often exist for patient representatives does not exist at Patient Week. As a result, Precision Medicine Forum – Patient Week brings together a group of people who might otherwise never have the opportunity to meet, share experience and expertise and form long lasting collaborations.

At Inspire2live, our dream is to get cancer under control by putting the patient at the centre of every discussion so naturally we are strong supporters of the Precision Medicine Forum – Patient Week. During the last edition in March 2021, our Patient Advocates Tjebbe Tauber and Piarella Peralta took part in panel discussions to discuss the role of real-world data and evidence in healthcare decision making and educating patients and healthcare professionals about precision medicine.

This event is free to attend for healthcare and patients/advocates and research professionals so make sure you save the dates – September 27-30 2021 – and register online via this link. Piarella will be representing Inspire2Live again and we all look forward to seeing you there!

Peter Kapitein
Patient Advocate Inspire2Live