“Patient Included”…or Not

It is becoming more common for patients to be invited to medical-related conferences. However, in an open letter to “Patients Included” conferences, Carolyn Thomas points out why many of these invitations are problematic.

Dear medical conference organizers,

Thank you so much for inviting me to participate in your conference later this year. It is a real honour to be asked to help represent the patient voice at your prestigious event. I know that inviting patients alongside your impressive international roster of well-respected physicians is new to you. So congratulations on embracing the increasingly important “Patients Included” movement sweeping through medical conferences.

But as I once wrote to patient blogger (and conference speaker) Carly Medosch:

“I can no longer afford to be ‘honoured’ by any more medical conference invitations.”

Allow me to explain:

Click here to continue reading Thomas’ letter.

Let’s Talk About Dementia

ADDMApicIf you are going to be in Red Deer, Alberta on Thursday, February 25th, you may wish to attend a public forum on dementia entitled, “Dementia Care in the Community.”  This event will be taking place in the Cenovus Learning Commons at Red Deer College (100 College Boulevard) from 6:00-8:00 p.m. 

The evening will begin with a talk by Dr. Linda Lee, who is the director of the Memory Clinic at The Centre for Family Medicine FHT in Kitchener, Ontario.  Following Dr. Lee’s presentation, there will be time to network and view the posters that will be displayed around the room.  Click here to register for this free event.

Looking for Something Fun to Do?

FeelGood Calgary is holding a FREE Health and Wellness event at GoodLife Fitness on Saturday, February 20th from 1 – 4 p.m. Goodlife Fitness is located at 13226 Macleod Trail S.E. in Calgary.  In addition to guest speakers, demonstrations, and presentations, there are many prizes that you can win. To register for the event, please go to www.healthwellnessyyc.eventbrite.caGoodlife fitness