It’s Back to School time and also coming up is National Invisible Chronic Illness Awareness Week, September 14-20. 2009. About 133 million people, nearly 1 in 2 in the USA live with a chronic condition and most of these are not visible. We hope you will join us for our virtual conference with 20 online free seminars for Invisible Illness Week (9/14-9/28).
This week the Grand Rounds Carnival takes a “look” (ironic choice of words) at invisible illness issues as well as the best of the medical bloggers who update us on everything from new medical gadgets to their personal experiences.
I won’t write about this professionally -being a librarian-, but I will speak from my own experience.
As many of you know, I’ve the chronic illness Addison’s Disease. Not that I feel ill. It doesn’t affect me, really… Not anymore.. I think.
Dr Val wants to invite you all the the less expensive version of TEDMED – BIL:PIL.
….. so some creative young folks decided to create a free sister conference at the same venue. They called it “BIL:PIL” as a kind of riff on Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, and keeping “PIL” for a rhyming medical theme. Pretty funny.
…… has lured me into presenting at BIL:PIL. I’ll be joined by some speakers from TEDMED and a gaggle of social media and medical technology innovators. In fact, it’s not too late to register or vote for your favorite speaker at BIL:PIL as programming will not be finalized until September 30th.
The meeting will be held October 30th and 31st at the San Diego State University BioScience Center in San Diego, California.
Interesting segment on NPR regarding health co-ops, What Health Care Co-Ops Might Look Like. You can hear it here. A companion piece, “Health Co-Ops Explained” by Scott Hensley, is also worth reading.
All contest quilts will be auctioned via eBay. All proceeds will support AAQ. All auctions begin and end at 9:00 PM Eastern
Upcoming Dr. A Shows
8/27: Dr. A Show 2nd Anniversary & BlogWorldExpo
9/3 : Dr. A Show (9:30pmET)
You may also want to listen to the shows in his Archives. Here are some to get you started: