Mary Lynne Van Poelgeest-Pomfret

International patient advocate - World Federation for Incontinent Patients - WFIP

Mary Lynne Van Poelgeest-Pomfret is a long-standing international patient advocate promoting the rights of patients at both national and international levels.  A member of several patient advocacy movements and organizations like IAPO (International Alliance of Patient Organizations) and EPF (European Patients Forum). She has organized several workshops and given numerous presentations at major international scientific and patient advocacy organizations.

She is also a member of the EFPIA Patient Think Tank. She became Vice-Chair of EFGCP as of March 2017 and is keen to actively contribute to the work of EFGCP, primarily from the patient perspective. Lynne became the President of WFIP - World Federation for Incontinent Patients in January 2011.

Also until April 2016, chairperson of the ICP – Netherlands Interstitial Cystitis Patients’ Organization. More recently  she became a member of the ‘Core Board’ for one of the EIP – AHA Focus groups led by the University of Valencia, Spain.

Member of the PACT Steering Committee and also a member of the IMI project PARADIGM as patient engagement representative of EFGCP.

Lynne is co-chair of the European Health Coalition – a coalition of some 42 multi-stakeholder groups from all areas of healthcare, patient organizations, pharma and medical devices, academia and scientific institutions and others.

Mary Lynne Van Poelgeest-Pomfret


  • Wednesday - September 21, 2022 - 17:55

    Panel discussion: The patient's perspective: why their voice is so important in clinical research


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