Youre Invited! We hope you‘ll join us for our next Empowered #patientchat discussion as we explore the role of support and advocacy at different points along the patient journey. We will be joined by special guest, Laurie Reed (@LReedsBooks).

Listening, distilling, and giving voice to the concerns of others are the skills Laurie Reed developed over 20 years of marketing research for two leading international companies. Laurie holds a Master’s of Science degree as well as a Certificate in Patient Advocacy, both from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Throughout her years of professional experience in media communications and healthcare, it has been Laurie’s singular objective to ensure representation of the voice of the customer in strategic planning, decision-making, and policy.

We hope to see you Friday, November 16th on Twitter (or at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern. Be sure to include the hashtag #patientchat in all your responses!

Guiding our discussion will be the following Topic (T#:) Questions:

T1: What types of support, if any, did you have when you were first diagnosed? #patientchat

T2: How do you think having/not having support at the time of diagnosis impacted your decisions or course of treatment? #patientchat

T3: During treatment what type of support have you had? #patientchat

T4: How do you think having support during treatment had an impact on your decisions or the course of treatment? #patientchat

T5: How has support changed for you from the time of diagnosis through treatment? #patientchat

T6: How significant of a role has advocacy – whether for yourself, from others, or with the help of an organization or online community – played for you in the course of treatment? #patientchat

Click HERE to learn more about the Empowered #patientchat Series plus read tips on how to participate.

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Regularly scheduled Empowered Patient Chats (#patientchat) are held every other Friday at 10:00 am Pacific / 1:00 pm Eastern and during the chat patients and advocates come to learn from each other and discuss topics of interest to empowered patients.