The good news is, big stuff is happening. Lots of it. The bad news is, boy is it busy around here. Driving me nuts. :-)
In normal times each of these would get a separate post, but these are not normal times, so:
e-Patient Boot Camp #003 – Orlando, March 5, with Kelly Young!
Yes, that’s NEXT MONDAY. Special Guest: “R A Warrior” Kelly Young! If you’ve seen my TEDx talk “Let Patients Help,” you’ll recall Kelly, who viewed her scan CDs (and whose doctor fired her). She will present her case at this special edition.
Boot Camp #003 is being sponsored and produced by the Florida Health Care Coalition, as a pre-conference – at no extra cost – attached to their Tuesday-Wednesday event “Healthcare (R)evolution: Best Practices in Patient Engagement.” FHCC is a coalition of self-insured employers; regular readers will know I’ve been saying this is the segment that most wants to produce results now, not just talk about engaging patients.
Registration for the (R)evolution is open to the public. It’s just $150, and includes the boot camp, which by itself would be $500, were it not for FHCC’s sponsorship. Speakers at the (R)evolution (not the boot camp) include my buddy Lee Aase, the guru of the Mayo Clinic Center for Social Media. Both Kelly and I are on the Center’s advisory board.
And if that’s not enough fun, how about this –
TEDx O’Porto, April 28
Cancer patient Manuel Fortaz has organized this special event, in the Portuguese city of O’Porto. The theme is “From the Heart, Guts,” and Manuel embodies it – he’s producing this while actively involved in fighting his cancer.
I don’t yet know what I’ll talk about – heck, at TEDx Maastricht I didn’t know what I’d be saying until lunchtime that day. It will surely be about the role of patients!
TEDx O’Porto is open to applications to attend. Apply here. The price is just € 75.
(And yes, I’ll also be attending TEDx Maastricht again on April 2, but not as a speaker.)