Patients 2.0–A Free Meeting by & for Patients, Oct 6 in San Francisco

As part of Health Innovation Week and immediately before Health 2.0, We are having free meeting by and for patients to hear great stories about the revolution going on in patient activism online. Join us to plan the next phase of action for patients, citizens and other people passionate about improving health care, working both online and face to face.

@ Patients 2.0 – 3–6pm, Oct 6, San Francisco Union Square Hilton

  • Patient-innovators and advocates will present novel ideas and new ways to think
    about our relationship to health care
  • Patients, caregivers and interested people can share their excitement about
    developments in patient education, empowerment, and care delivery
  • All attendees will be encouraged to join the discussion about next steps toward
    active patient and citizen involvement in health care improvements

The amazing patients and advocates presenting will include:

  • Regina Holliday, Medical Mural Advocacy Project
  • Amy Tenderich, DiabetesMine
  • Nicole Boice, The Children’s Rare Disease Network
  • Ian Eslick, MIT Media Lab
  • Gary Wolf, Quantified Self
  • Gilles Frydman, ACOR
  • ePatient Dave de Bronkart, Laugh, Sing and Eat Like a Pig
  • James O’Leary, Genetic Alliance

There’ll also be some survey data about empowered patients from Healthcentral, and input from the Society for Participatory Medicine’s Dr. Alan Greene (of drgreene.com fame)—and a discussion led by professional facilitator Susannah Kirsch.

This event will be free of charge to patients, people, citizens, and also free for Health 2.0 Conference attendees. Please sign up here to attend this special event!

There will also be extensive audience interaction and participation. We’ll continue on from an incredible session held at the June 2010 Health 2.0 Goes to Washington Conference, and from a very vibrant discussion on the e-Patients.net blog about what to call the new generation of patients.