Joana Roque MD is the vice-president of Associação Nacional de Fibrose Quística (ANFQ), one of the Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Patient Associations that exist in Portugal. She finished her Medical Degree in 2011 and started her Pediatric Surgery Residency in Lisbon in 2013. In 2016, after being a mom to a CF baby, she decided to change the route of her career and started her residency in Public Health. She´s an active Cystic Fibrosis Patient Advocate at national and European level. She joined ANFQ in 2016 and has been it´s vice-president since 2018. She´s a member of CF Europe´s Community Advisory Board and has participated in the PO group on Access to Medicines. She´s interested in integrating the patient voice and perspective in the Research & Development process, raising awareness to Cystic Fibrosis and improving health literacy within the CF community.