Founded in 1969, The American Association of Kidney Patients is the oldest and largest, fully independent kidney patient organization in the U.S.A. AAKP is a nationally recognized leader in patient education and advocacy and our independent insights are highly regarded and relied upon by government agencies, elected and appointed national policy-makers and policy influencers. With 50 years of effective patient engagement experience, AAKP knows that patients, government, researchers and industry working collaboratively together is the fastest way to translate new innovations in kidney care into care solutions that impact patient health outcomes. This is true for all innovations including medical diagnostics, devices and biologics.
The inaugural AAKP Public Policy Summit, held in September 2018, brought together key influencers from across all sectors of the policy spectrum – patients, professionals, researchers, industry and the federal government – for a two-day Summit to address the current state of kidney disease at the specific crossroads of innovation, regulation and payment. Objectives were to share insights on how the Federal government is working to encourage greater innovation and processes used to accelerate reviews; to understand where industry and researchers envision future innovations both short-term and long-term and potential barriers; and the critically important role patient advocates play in providing substantive insights and facilitating momentum.
For more information or for sponsorship opportunities for our 2019 Summit, please contact Diana Clynes, Executive Director, at email@example.com or (813) 400-2391.