2018 International Patient Day Program

The 2018 International Patient Day will focus on medical device technologies and Health IT. Each program is customized to meet the individual nuances of the host country, however, all programs feature the following characteristics:

  • Introduction/program moderation by US Commercial Service staff (Senior Commercial Officer) and/or US Embassy representative (US Ambassador or Consul General when available)
  • Introduction of local doctor and/or patient by US medical device firm
  • Testimonials from local doctor and/or patient regarding how US medical device technology has benefitted their medical practice or saved their life
  • Networking reception where US medical device company representatives, local doctors and patients can meet with local regulators, hospital officials, and other program attendees
  • Press coverage of the program—social media, local media (when available)
  • Each program is run in the host country’s local language

Note that International Patient Day is not a policy platform! Rather, this is an opportunity to communicate the benefits of US technologies through real life stories from doctors and patients benefiting from these US products.

The following countries will be hosting an International Patient Day Program in 2018:

  • Australia
  • Brazil
  • China*
  • Honduras
  • India
  • Italy
  • Kuwait
  • New Zealand
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Taiwan
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom

*please contact Melissa Grosso to discuss the China program 

For more information on the marketing partner opportunities at the 2018 International Patient Day, visit our marketing partner page.

For more information about the 2018 International Patient Day programs, contact Melissa Grosso at 860-638-6955 or Melissa.Grosso@trade.gov.

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In his remarks at the US-Saudi Arabia Patient Day program (March 2017), Deputy Counselor for Commercial Affairs Mark O’Grady highlighted that “The United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia believe that a healthy society forms the foundation for a productive and dynamic economy. With that in mind, the United States government applauds the Kingdom’s continued efforts to enhance the healthcare of its people through investments in the healthcare system.”


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