In the 1980s, HIV was an unfamiliar and stigmatized disease that created panic in people who didn’t understand it. This fear of the unknown created an uphill battle for advocates who were working to find the best and most human treatment for HIV patients.
End of Life Care: A Retired Hospice Counselor Creates a Safe Space for an Uncomfortable Conversation
Nearing the end of life’s journey can be one of the most difficult experiences a person or family can go through. While most of the attention focuses on medical care, there often isn’t enough discussion about the emotional stress and many challenges that affect the patient and caregivers.
Technology and the sharing of personal stories combined can have a profoundly positive impact on patient care and well-being. In recognition of National Diabetes Month in the United States, Paul von Autenried, Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer at Bristol Myers Squibb, will share his personal story of living with diabetes.
This session forum will explore some of the health technology assessment approaches used outside of the United States and the impact a national health technology could have on U.S. patient access and innovation.
In the face of these profound challenges, many advocates and healthcare providers have a new understanding of the issues facing their communities. This session will feature global experts as they discuss the insights they’ve gained throughout the pandemic, and how they’ve given a voice to those who are often voiceless.
Join us for an interactive conversation with Mark Bertolini, national healthcare thought leader and former chairman and chief executive officer of Aetna Inc. A pioneer in the industry, he led the company’s transition from a traditional health insurance company to a consumer-oriented healthcare company focused on delivering holistic, integrated care in local communities.
Living a full life after a diagnosis, or managing a chronic disease, is a relatively new focus in global health and healthcare. To celebrate National Cancer Survivor Month in the United States (U.S.) in June, we will delve into the topic of living with a disease and explore what this means for individuals around the world.
COVID Advocacy Exchange: Strategies to Support Patients: A Focus on Mental Health and Patient-Centric Care
More than a year into a global pandemic, the need for awareness, connection and resources to support wellbeing and mental health are more important than ever. In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month in the U.S. in May, join us to hear from two esteemed speakers on this topic.
As we move into April and recognize National Minority Health Month, our session will be all about representation; learning from and honoring meaningful change driven by members of our communities. Our working groups will also share progress made so far in our four focus areas.
In this COVID Advocacy Exchange workshop, Gagen MacDonald will offer practical approaches to keep you and your organization resilient against the backdrop of an unfolding global pandemic and a massive societal change.