Medicine X | Alliance Health ePatient Scholarship Program 2012

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The Program at a Glance (FAQs)

What is the Medicine X | Alliance Health ePatient Scholarship program?
Through a gift from Alliance Health, the Medicine X ePatient Scholarship program will provide 35 spots for epatients to attend Medicine X at Stanford, September 28-30, 2012. Scholarships will be awarded as partial and full scholarships, depending upon individual needs and requirements.

How can I apply for a Medicine X | Alliance Health ePatient Scholarship?

Scholarship applications will open February 15, 2012 and close on March 15, 2012. Awards will be announced on April 15, 2012. Please sign up for the Medicine X email list to be notified when scholarship applications become available online.

How are Medicine X | Alliance Health ePatient scholars selected?

Successful applicants will demonstrate a history of patient engagement and community outreach and advocacy, with preference for individuals using emerging technologies such as blogs, Twitter, and social media to pursue these goals.

I’m a student/resident/researcher: Can I apply for the Medicine X | Alliance Health ePatient Scholarship?

Unfortunately you may not apply for an ePatient scholarship. Only epatients may apply for the ePatient Scholarship Program. Medicine X will provided discounted registration rates for academic researchers and students.

How can Medicine X | Alliance Health ePatient Scholars participate?

Applicants can participate as attendees (engagement and patient/caregiver duo tracks), speakers (presenter track), and participate as the center of an IDEO design challenge collaboration (design track). Applicants may select multiple tracks for scholarship consideration.

I’m a patient and I haven’t been to an academic conference before. Is Medicine X really an academic conference designed for everyone?

Absolutely. The atmosphere at Medicine X is unlike that of a traditional academic medical conference. Our audience embraces patients as a nexus of innovation and inspiration that drives their work in patient care, technology development, education and research. We believe that some of the best experts are patients dealing with chronic illness on a daily basis. We will be at Medicine X to learn and be inspired by you!

Will funds for travel be provided?

The Kadry Foundation has provided funding for travel that will be awarded to applicants according to need and additional selection criteria. Additional information about Kadry Foundation ePatient travel awards will be posted shortly.

How much is registration without an ePatient Scholarship ?

The general registration rate for Medicine X begins at $1199, with discounts for academic researchers ($799) and students ($499).


Medicine X | Alliance Health ePatient Scholarships Overview

Stanford Medicine X is proud to announce 35 ePatient Scholarships for its 2012 conference. ePatient scholarships will be awarded as full and partial scholarships, depending upon the individual applicant needs. Limited travel awards (US domestic only) will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  Applications will be received from February 15 until March 15, 2012. Awards will be announced on April 15, 2012. The scholarships will be divided into the following tracks:

  1. Engagement Track
  2. Caregiver-Patient Duo Track
  3. Presenter Track
  4. Design Track

Engagement Track

Description: The purpose of the engagement track is to provide an opportunity for epatients to attend Stanford Medicine X and engage with the community, both at the conference, and with the larger world through social media. Besides providing a patient voice to the proceedings, scholars will help share and disseminate the knowledge they learn to further educate and inspire others.

Selection Criteria: Successful applicants will demonstrate a history of patient engagement and community outreach and advocacy, with preference for individuals using emerging technologies such as blogs, Twitter, and social media to pursue these goals.

Caregiver-Patient Duo Track

Description: The purpose of the caregiver-patient track is to provide an opportunity for epatients and their caregivers to attend Stanford Medicine X and engage with the community, both at the conference, and with the larger world through social media. These Duo teams will help provide a unique caregiver perspective to the Stanford Medicine X proceedings. Besides providing a shared caregiver-patient voice, scholars will help share and disseminate the knowledge to educate and inspire others.

Selection Criteria: Successful applicants will demonstrate a history of patient engagement and community outreach and advocacy, with preference for teams already using emerging technologies such as blogs, Twitter, and social media to pursue these goals. Successful teams will clearly articulate how they will bring unique experiences and perspectives to the conference.

How to Apply: Both applicants must complete an online combined application. If only one person of the caregiver-patient duo wishes to attend (ie. just the patient or just the caregiver), please apply via the engagement, presenter, or design tracks.

 

Presenter Track

Description: The purpose of the presenter track is to provide an opportunity for epatients to attend and speak at the Stanford Medicine X conference. By providing a patient voice to the proceedings, scholars will help share and disseminate the knowledge to educate and inspire others.

Selection Criteria: Applicants will be asked to submit a speaking proposal that describes their story and what they would like to speak about. Patient talks in the presenter track will be five minutes in length and follow a pecha kucha/ignite format. Applications will be considered for talks in the following topic areas:

  1. On the ePatient: How do you consider yourself an epatient?
  2. On Participtory Medicine: How do you participate in your own care?
  3. On Problems and Hurdles: As an epatient, what hurdles have you encountered and how did you overcome them?
  4. On Caregiving: What does it mean to you to be an empowered and engaged caregiver? How does technology enable you to care for your loved one?

 

Design Track

Description: The purpose of the design track is to provide an opportunity for epatients to serve as the inspiration and nexus of a patient-centered design project facilitated by the health and wellness team at IDEO. Besides providing a patient voice to the proceedings, scholars will help share and disseminate the knowledge to educate and inspire others.

Selection Criteria: We are interested in receiving applications from patients who are passionate about adding the patient voice to the process of solving health care problems. Patients should have experience in managing a chronic disease and use technology to help facilitate their own care. Successful applicants will be able to articulate why their chronic medical problem needs thoughtful problem solvers and design thinkers to help improve their care. The successful applicant will then work with an IDEO designer to draft a problem statement that will become the focus of the Stanford Medicine X Design challenge. The winning team will have the opportunity to present their work from the Medicine X main stage.

 


About Alliance Health

Alliance Health uses the power of social networks to help consumers more actively navigate and manage their care.  Its condition-specific websites and mobile apps connect more than one million patients and caregivers, unlocking new opportunities to foster engagement, peer support and knowledge-sharing.

About the Kadry Foundation

The Kadry Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing patient-centered design and participation in medical education, research and health care.


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