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Planetree is taking applications for 10 scholarships to attend the 2016 Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care
Eligible applicants must be a patient, patient advocate or volunteer of a patient advocacy group (Applicants may not be an employee of a healthcare facility)
Deadline for applications is Friday, August 5, 2016
About The Event
As the only conference dedicated solely to patient-centered care, the 2016 Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care is a unique opportunity for healthcare workers, leaders, experts, and patient advocates from around the world to come together and share their knowledge.
Patient and Family Voices Will Resound at 2016 Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care
“Ideas can come from anyone and anywhere and can be inspired by any kind of life experience.” So says President Barack Obama in this clip as he introduces Ramona Pierson, a tech entrepreneur he has hailed as an example of innovation and entrepreneurship. The life experiences that have inspired Pierson to create a social network dedicated to promoting lifelong learning and connecting knowledge seekers around the world can be traced to her experience as a patient. She will share how one led to the other as a keynote speaker at the 2016 Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care.
Pierson will be just one of many patients and family members sharing their stories, their insights and their solutions for creating a more patient-centered healthcare system.
The event will take place in Chicago, Illinois from October 30 through November2. In addition to Pierson, patient and caregiver keynote speakers include Alex Sheen, who channeled his grief and memories of his late father into the “because I said I would” social movement and non-profit, and Nancy Frates, whose advocacy for patients with ALS – including her own son – includes creating the ice bucket challenge.
For every Pierson, Sheen and Frates who are creating global movements, there are countless patients and family members helping to make change happen at the local level. The Planetree Conference will serve as a venue for celebrating and sharing their work as well. Patients and family members will present sessions, participate in panel discussions and be recognized for the instrumental role they play in helping to shape a more patient-centered healthcare system.
Scholarship Funds will cover
Registration Fees for the Planetree Conference: Monday, October 31st - Wednesday, November 2nd (value of $1,099)
Annoucement of Winners
Winners will be announced on Monday, August 8th.
Non-Winners are encouraged to attend the conference at a very low discounted rate offered by Planetree for patients, patient advocates or volunteers of patient advocacy groups
Full Conference Pass (Monday , 10/31 – Wednesday, 11/2)