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My Upcoming Appearances: Westercon 69 (July 4 weekend)

Over the 4th of July weekend I will be attending Westercon 69 in Portland, Oregon, where I will speak on three panels and conduct one Kaffeeklatsch. I will also be participating in a lung cancer meetup in Portland on Monday July 4 at 10 AM–please post in the comments if you want to be part of it.

Here is my tentative schedule at Westercon:

How being an engaged patient can save your life (Hawthorne)
Friday Jul 1 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Patients around the world are changing the healthcare model by becoming partners in their own care. What is an engaged patient, how can you become engaged, and why should you care?
Ari Goldstein, Ellen Klowden, Frog Jones, Janet Freeman-Daily, Jennifer Willis

Recent Scientific Breakthroughs – What (Lincoln)
Saturday Jul 2 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Is it black holes, gravitational waves, global warming, a new species discovered, or something else? Which recent discoveries intrigue you most.
Dan Dubrick, Gregory Gadow, James Glass, Janet Freeman-Daily

Kaffeeklatsch (Multnomah)
Sun Jul 3 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Small group discussions with authors, artists, and other interesting personalities (referred to as “hosts”) Sessions are limited to the host and a small group of attendees.
Ctein, Daniel H. Wilson, Janet Freeman-Daily, Jeff Sturgeon, Manny Frishberg, Sara Stamey, Sue Bolich

Is Gibson Getting Out of Hand? (Hawthorne)
Sun Jul 3 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Is corporate control of research and the drive for short-term profit crippling scientific innovation and basic research? Do established companies always feel threatened by new technology and lobby for legislation to restrict it?
Bob Brown, Frank Hayes, Janet Freeman-Daily, Jim Doty

4 thoughts on “My Upcoming Appearances: Westercon 69 (July 4 weekend)

  1. Hi, Janet. Is your appearance on these panels (especially the one on being an engaged patient) going to be available somehow to people who are not able to attend the conference? Thanks, Rebecca

    On Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 9:04 AM, Gray Connections wrote:

    > Gray Connections posted: “Over the 4th of July weekend I will be attending > Westercon 69 in Portland, Oregon, where I will speak on three panels and > conduct one Kaffeeklatsch. I will also be participating in a lung cancer > meetup in Portland on Monday July 4 at 10 AM–please post in” >

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  2. Please let everyone know to check their name and dob and date of scan on the scans the Dr’s bring up in the office. They brought up and old scan, the girl who works for the Dr. and he told me he could not operate and I should go home and live my life. OMG. It took me a week to get over it after I looked at the dates.and my husband nearly fainted…from stress. I know mistakes happen so we have to be on it like glue. It is important to be your own Dr too. thanks and have fun.

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