4 weeks until I’m sitting in the Medx conference.
27 days until I’m headed out to the Stanford Campus
648 hours until I’m meeting face to face with friends I’ve been talking to for almost a year.
38,880 minutes until I’m getting on a plane and traveling for my new job . . . my ePatient/advocacy job.
I never thought Stanford and I would be in the same sentence. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not discounting my intelligence in the slightest. I just never thought I’d be able to say I applied for a scholarship and got it!
The purpose of MedX is to be a catalyst for new ideas about the future of medicine and health care. It is designed to explore the potential of social media and information technology to advance the practice of medicine, improve health, and empower patients to be active participants in their own care. The “X” is meant to evoke a move beyond numbers and trends—it represents the infinite possibilities for current and future information technologies to improve health.
What will I be doing there?
Representing the patient voice by attending lectures and workshops, interacting with the medical and technology industry’s top professionals and expanding my knowledge. Not only will I be doing the aforementioned, but I’m going to be live tweeting, facebooking and blogging from the event. What will be discussed is relevant to every patient out there!
In addition to following my social media blasts, you also have the ability to attend virtually.
How, you ask?
Want to be amazed?
Then check out the Medx schedule! Browsing this schedule, I can’t help but pinch myself!!!!!! And, better yet, I’m there to make sure the information being given is spread to other ePatients online. I mean, can we say dream job?
During the next 4 weeks, I’m going to be counting down the days, hours and minutes until I get on that flight to Cali! Each week I’m going to be breaking down something new I’m excited, nervous, worried, happy, or ‘whatever emotion I’m feeling’ about.
To get you excited, here’s one of the videos off of Medx’s YouTube channel from Stanford Medx 2012. Check it out! There are a lot more videos for you to check out. Everything from ePatient spotlights, to keynote speeches from last year, to the webcasts they put on during the year.
Stay tuned for this crazy adventure 🙂
Wishing You A Pain Free Day!