WEGO Health list of conferences that include patients on panels.

There are so many health conferences now, and many are beginning to welcome patients as attendees and panelists. If WEGO Health was able to compile a list of these conferences as a resource for their Patient Leaders, then we can share our stories to a wider audience and spread awareness about how WEGO Health empowers patients.

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I have served on many patient panels and would like to continue doing so, giving the patient a voice at the table at whatever discussions about healthcare and putting the patient first are taking place. I hope this space gets filled with lists of panels taking place. Thank you for opening up this discussion.

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This is a great topic! I’d actually welcome input from the community. If you know of a conference that includes patients on their panels or patient scholarships add it to this thread!

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We started a blog post on this topic last year. Check this one out!

https://www.wegohealth.com/2018/01/25/what-conferences-should-patient-leaders-have-on-their-radar-this-year/

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Also, when we posted it in the FB group, there were additions to that list: https://www.facebook.com/groups/WEGOHealthPatientLeaderConnection/permalink/466573053744599/

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Here are conferences that are under the #EveryoneIncluded designation: https://www.symplur.com/healthcare-hashtags/conferences/everyone-included/?fbclid=IwAR1eaixFuDTgJxaTKzRK-eS3u8xFuOUwxyALGIwKp235Wn5_WXHBlMBgbN4

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And here are other healthcare orgs: https://www.symplur.com/healthcare-hashtags/conferences/?fbclid=IwAR2hOVqbSPkFx8g4__4_83CXDjw8EskX0bl9rWV7Um_Gv5BZ3LBMPRFGrsA

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Patients Included has very good policy to be seen.
Also Eyeforpharma and Doctors2.0

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Thank you Julie, this is excellent to include as a resource to amplify the patient voice!

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It said the link is broken for the Facebook post

These are excellent resources for "Patient Included " conferences etc. Would it be possible to add them to a “PATIENT INCLUDED EVENTS CALENDAR” for each year that shows event dates as well as Due Dates for Stipends, Registration, etc? Plus links to each website.? It would be super helpful to see them all together in one place. THANKS WEGO! You’re awesome!!!

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The website for Society for Participatory Medicine is https://participatorymedicine.org/ they are the organization that WEGO Health should collaborate with for “Patients Included”

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Great idea! I’m advocating, fighting and waving my arms in the air for recognition of Congenital Heart Defects/Disease. First and foremost I want us to be included. :slight_smile:

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Thank you for sharing this, it’s a great topic!

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Thank you for these links! As I was cruising through the Challenges today, expanding on my knowledge on becoming a more broad advocate, I was wondering the same thing!!

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I love being apart of the MS Demographic panel I am apart of. It helps open up the discussion of minorities and this MS Disease.

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OT ones got missed! None of the OT ones I participated made the list! However, I know that anyone can attend as a guest. So, please update that. I know they change yearly in terms of hashtag is concerned.

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@cathy.chester based on the topic you posted, you may find this thread helpful

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Oh how wonderful! Thank you @kristal.kent!

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Are you involved with them @amanda.greene?