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Coming Events:
September 4, 2015
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Fiscal Action Coalition

September 15, 2015
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Proposing a New Science for Patient Engagement
ANCHORAGE, Hilton - Ballroom

September 17, 2015
1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Board of Directors
ANCHORAGE, NANA Development Corporation

September 24, 2015
7:30 AM - 9:30 AM
Health Care Action Coalition
ANCHORAGE, UAA Health Science Building, Room 303

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Proposing a New Science for Patient Engagement
Add to Calendar September 15, 2015
7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
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Proposing a New Science for Patient Engagement


Commonwealth North is proud to host international speaker and author, Dave deBronkart Tuesday, September 15th, 7:30am – 8:30am, at the Hilton Anchorage Hotel. 

Dave deBronkartDave deBronkart, known on the internet as e-Patient Dave, is the author of the highly rated Let Patients Help: A Patient Engagement Handbook and one of the world’s leading advocates for patient engagement. After beating stage IV kidney cancer in 2007 he became a blogger, health policy advisor and international keynote speaker. An accomplished speaker in his professional life before cancer, he is today the best-known spokesman for the patient engagement movement, attending nearly 300 conferences and policy meetings internationally, including testifying in Washington D.C.

A co-founder and current co-chair of the Society for Participatory Medicine, e-Patient Dave has appeared in Time, U.S. News, USA Today, Wired, MIT Technology Review, and the HealthLeaders cover story “Patient of the Future.” His writings have been published in the British Medical Journal, the Society for General Internal Medicine Forum, iHealthBeat, and the conference journal of the American Society for Clinical Oncology. In 2009 HealthLeaders named him and his doctor to their annual list of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better,” and he’s appeared on the cover of Healthcare IT News and the Australian GP magazine Good Practice.

Dave’s TED Talk Let Patients Help went viral, for years was in the top half of the most viewed TED Talks of all time with over a half million views; volunteers have added subtitles in 26 languages, indicating the global appeal of his message. In 2012 the National Library of Medicine announced that it’s capturing his blog in its History of Medicine Division.

More information about Dave deBronkart can be found on his website: 


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