Patient to Patient Experience Symposium
Team Member: Constance Evans-Hubaud
EVENT DATE Nov 18, 2016
Susan Nyanzi wrote -
Palm Trees and Pill Boxes!
Are you ready for a unique and refreshing experience? Have you attended medical conferences with high hopes, but they just aren't your style? Then get prepared for an experience unlike anything you have attended before! You will spend a relaxing weekend in a five star resort over looking the beautiful southern Californian beach front. Swaying palm trees, hypnotizing waves, and all inclusive amenities will nourish your mind, body, and soul! Who doesn't deserve a weekend get away after fighting your body day in and day out?
What Makes Us Unique
Our Patient 2 Patient Retreat is by patients, for patients! Come, connect, and learn from each others personal experience with the autoimmune diseases that ail us. Unlike other medical conferences, you will here directly from your peers who battle these debilitating conditions -- instead of the physicians who simply treat them. It is incredible what you can learn from your fellow fighters! We will provide a place for connection between patients to share positive lifestyle alterations, helpful medical interventions, and strategies to gain a better quality of life. However, by conducting this retreat with patients and their physicians, we can help educate providers from the patient’s perspective! So invite your favorite care provider so they can experience the intricate mind of the chronically ill.
What's On The Agenda
Patients, and their health care providers, will learn and experience how lifestyle changes can improve their quality of life. Research shows, doing some form of activity during early twilight hours boosts energy and makes the cells happy, so we will have gorgeous and invigorating sunrise walks! We will learn how to manage a rare autoimmune/chronic condition from our fellow patients, and even other useful information such as how to work with insurance companies. We will taste delicious anti-inflammatory foods created by award winning chefs, and experience the bliss it brings to our creaky joints. We will learn how to advocate at the local level, and to teach others about rare autoimmune conditions so that we can influence policy and funding for more research! Finally, everyone will learn how to use laughter, art, crafting, blogging and singing as a way of reducing stress! Relaxation is key to a happy body! Everyone will leave the event with a solid supportive networks, and life long friends they can rely on after the retreat.
How You Can HELP
Your donations will create a once in a life time opportunity for patients around the nation -- and also broaden the understanding of a patients perspective to the medical industry. Please help us create a fulfilling, unique, and uplifting experience for patients in need of some pampering!