The global spread of COVID-19 is affecting each of us and the communities in which we live in different ways. This is a challenging time for everyone and many are searching for access to credible information and connection. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, including the growing gap between available resources and unmet needs, Bristol Myers Squibb and GRYT Health launched the COVID Advocacy Exchange, a virtual platform to unite advocacy organizations, patients and industry in the exchange of information.
As part of our continued commitment to patients worldwide, we have been in ongoing communication with the global patient advocacy community to co-create a solution. Representative organizations across the globe and disease areas – including oncology and hematology, cardiovascular, immunology, fibrotic disease, and multiple sclerosis – have shared with us how their patients and their organizations are being impacted by the pandemic, and what resources they most need in order to continue to fulfill their missions.
This innovative, entirely virtual platform convenes advocacy groups, patients and industry to synchronize efforts, facilitate resource sharing and provide an opportunity for increased connection and collaboration, both now and over the long-term.
For 10 weeks, we held live panel discussions featuring experts conversing about some of the most pressing issues facing healthcare today. This fall, our sessions will offer even more opportunities for you to share your experiences through the pandemic as we collectively explore new ways to deliver are, tackle health inequalities, and collaborate as an advocacy community. The sessions will feature facilitator-led virtual breakout groups where everyone's voice can be heard.
Register today and join us for these upcoming sessions. Previous session recordings and resources are available in our virtual exhibit hall, open 24/7.