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 have launched the COVID Advocacy Exchange, a virtual platform to unite advocacy organizations, patients and industry in the exchange of information.

In launching this resource, we knew we had to think about things differently. 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 current crisis, and what resources they most need in order to continue to fulfill their missions.

This new, 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.

Please join us each Thursday at 12 pm ET | 4 pm GMT for live, interactive sessions, featuring industry, advocacy and healthcare leaders like you. Videos of pre-recorded sessions and resources in our virtual exhibit hall are accessible 24/7.