Science of Patient Engagement Symposium


The annual National Health Council (NHC) Science of Patient Engagement Symposium for medical, scientific, and research leaders is a two-day meeting held in the fall each year in Washington, DC (2019 date to be determined). This meeting focuses on the science of patient engagement and was formerly called the Chief Medical/Science Officers Conference. Research leaders share - with a broad scientific audience - their experiences, accomplishments, best practices, and resulting impacts on medicine and science regarding patient centricity.

In 2018, more than 60 senior staff from NHC member organizations participated, representing patient advocacy organizations, professional societies, nonprofit health groups, and industry. This symposium continues to exceed the expectations of attendees. NHC nonprofit members can send multiple people, while NHC members representing industry categories are welcome to send one staff person, preferably their research lead. Sponsorship is required for additional industry attendees.

See highlights from the 2018 Chief Medical/Scientific Officers Conference.