Ella Balasa

Ella Balasa

Patient Advocate

Advocacy and Engagement Consultant

Ella Balasa is a patient advocate, consultant, and a person living with cystic fibrosis. Having a biology background, she is an advocate for the development of novel therapies for the treatment of antibiotic-resistant infections including phage therapy, as well as speaking publicly at conferences, meetings, and to companies about the value of patient voice in research. She serves as a member of research committees with various organizations and is a director for the US Adult CF Association. She also has a passion for writing about her health experiences, distilling clinical information for patient communities, as well as introspectively writing about the hardships yet triumph that comes with living with a chronic illness. She has been published on MedPage Today, HuffPost, and Pulmonary Therapy Journal to name a few. Through opportunities working with healthcare organizations and sharing her journey through writing and speaking, she aims to affect the healthcare landscape to promote self-advocacy to patients and valuable insights to organizations.

Other speakers in 2020

Clare Huntington

United Kingdom

Clare Huntington

Associate Director, Regulatory Affairs for Medical Devices
PharmaLex
Deyan Denev

Bulgaria

Deyan Denev

Director
Association of Research-based Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Bulgaria (ARPHARM Bulgaria)
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