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BYHP and Millennium (The Takeda Oncology Co.) Present: The Changing Role of Patient Advocacy

June 18, 2014 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In today’s changing healthcare environment, the role of patient advocacy is evolving.

Biopharmaceutical companies are taking great measures to include the voice of the patient in all aspects of the drug development process – from pre-clinical testing through commericalization. This event will bring together a panel of patient advocates to discuss how these companies are making efforts to engage patients earlier in the drug development and communication process and to share strategies and results from initiatives taken at different biopharma companies. 

We would like to invite you to join us on June 18th, 2014 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm for a unique opportunity to learn more about the changing landscape of patient advocacy.

The event will include a networking session and a moderated panel discussion followed by a Q & A.

We’d like to thank Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company for sponsoring this event.



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Faraz AliVice President, Head of Program Management and Commercial Development, Bluebird Bio


Mike WalshAssociate Director, Advocacy Relations, Biogen IDECBiogen Idec Logo


Dan Leonard, Senior Manager, Patient Advocacy, Genzyme                                                                                                                               Genzyme Logo



Kathy GramDirector, Corporate Communications,Millennium Logo

Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company 


Event Details:

When: Wednesday, June 18th, 5:30-8:00 PM

Where: Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Co., Cambridge MA

There will be appetizers and beverages provided. Parking space and free Wifi will be available.

Tickets: General public: $15 in advance; $20 at the door; as a benefit of being a BYHP member you will receive an access code via email as well as the first 15 Millennium employees to register for free.


If you have any questions about this event please contact events@byhp.org


Interested in becoming a BYHP member to enjoy events like this one for free? Please apply for membership and an access code will be extended to you via email.

James Ryan

Jim Ryan has spent the past 20 years building global markets for US-based telecommunications and enterprise technology companies. Mr. Ryan exited five startups (2 IPOs, 2 acquisitions, 1 Chapter 11) and now uses his expertise as one of the three founding partners of Farpoint Ventures helping startups from the US quickly build global sales channels and bring in revenues from overseas markets. Mr. Ryan has closed over $1B in export business for startups.

Mr. Ryan holds a Bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a Master's degree from Osaka University. He is a native speaker of Japanese, and is conversational in Mandarin Chinese and French.

In between meetings, he has climbed Mt. Rainier three times, finished the Boston Marathon and Cape Cod Marathon, climbed Mt. Washington in all four seasons and hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon 10 times. He holds a Private Pilot license and enjoys flying his Cessna 172 around New England and beyond.


June 18, 2014
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm


Millennium Takeda Oncology Co
Landsdowne Street
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