Join VCU Libraries for a Conversation with E-Patient Dave

Join us on April 19 at noon (EDT) via Zoom to hear cancer survivor, patient advocate, and international keynote speaker e-Patient Dave (Dave deBronkhart). e-Patient Dave, a stage IV kidney cancer survivor, will share his cancer journey including advocating for his own health and participating in a clinical trial that ultimately saved his life. Through his engaging talks, Dave encourages patients to advocate for their own care and provides tips on how to become a more empowered patient.

This program is free and open to all. Registration is required. Registrants will receive a Zoom link prior to the event.

Speakers Bio:

Dave 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 over 600 conferences and policy meetings in nineteen countries, including testifying in Washington for patient access to the medical record under Meaningful Use.

A co-founder and chair emeritus of the Society for Participatory Medicine, e-Patient Dave has appeared in TimeU.S. NewsUSA TodayWiredMIT Technology Review, and the HealthLeaders cover story “Patient of the Future.” His writings have been published in the British Medical Journal, the Patient Experience Journal,  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, and 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, and he was the Mayo Clinic’s 2015 Visiting Professor in Internal Medicine.

This program is being hosted by VCU’s Health and Wellness Library and the VCU Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research:
Celebrating 20 years, the VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness Library is a resource for patients, their families and health care providers seeking reliable health information on a variety of health topics including clinical trials. The VCU Medical Center Health and Wellness Library is located in the VCU Health Gateway Building, Ground Floor, Room G-112. Visit us in-person, online, and on Facebook.

Located in the Richmond Academy of Medicine, the Wright Center for Clinical and Translational Research fosters research collaborations across the state and accelerates the translation of scientific discoveries to patient care. The Wright Center is the recipient of the Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA).

For more information, email or call (804)-828-2432.


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