As the sun begins to break through again (thank you rain, but thank you sun!), I’m all packed and ready to head off to something called the HealtheVoices conference in Jersey City… wait for it… New Jersey. It’s just across the Hudson river from Manhattan.
This is not just a diabetes conference– there will be a number of online patient advocates in attendance who are dealing with a myriad of medical conditions, including HIV, breast cancer, cardiovascular issues, Chron’s/colitis, and many others. I’m very interested in getting ideas and perspective from people living with and affected by conditions that are not my own.
The conference has been put together by Janssen Pharmaceuticals, which, among other things, produces the Type 2 medication Invokana.
This is where I tell you that Janssen Pharmaceuticals is paying for my train travel, hotel, and meals so I can take part in this gathering. In case you’re wondering, all opinions expressed here, or using the #HealtheVoices15 hashtag are entirely my own.
This is the first time a company has invited me, at their expense, to attend a conference. Guess I should think about creating that disclosures page now.
If I can, I’ll let you know what’s happening when it’s happening. Otherwise, I’ll try to give you a recap later on.
I hope your weekend is off to a great start, and I hope the nasty weather stays away from your part of the world too. Talk to you Monday!