'Binders of Women' (yes! there are plenty of extremely capable women advocates that would be of value at your conference): The Walking Gallery, SpeakerLink, Regina Holliday, Partnership WITH Patients
Patients Included! Conference designers signal whether 'welcome mat' is out for patients/advocates.
Let Patients Help! The value of conferences is elevated by patient/provider diversity in attendees.
An upcoming inaugural Patient Safety Summit limits patient engagement because of these barriers:
On the invitation: 'Who Should Attend'?
( omitted: patients/advocates )
$ 1700 minimum total cost
Presenter Selection Bias
Predominantly male medical professionals, though selected 'patient voices' are predominantly female/non-medical professionals
Joint replacements are the #1 expenditure of Medicare. The process of approving these medical devices is flawed according to the Institute of Medicine. It is time for patients' voices to be heard as stakeholders and for public support for increased medical device industry accountability and heightened protections for patients. Post-market registry. Product warranty. Patient/consumer stakeholder equity. Rescind industry pre-emptions/entitlements. All clinical trials must report all data.
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