2017 conference

The Northwest Narrative Medicine Collaborative presents
2nd Annual Northwest Narrative Medicine Conference

October 20 – 22, 2017


Featured Keynote Speaker

Bryce Olson_2Bryce Olson
is Intel’s Marketing Director for Health and Life Sciences. One of the areas he focuses on is bringing technology and science together in the exciting area of genomics and personalized medicine with a powerful message on how to save lives. Genomic sequencing and precision medicine gave him a life he didn’t think he’d get to live. Bryce is inspired by connecting the advances in life sciences into clinical settings and helping patients understand these new opportunities. He is a sought after keynote speaker both locally and nationally, and his story has been covered by both local and national media. Bryce also started FACTS (Fighting Advanced Cancer Through Songs), a new movement that uses the power of music to build awareness for a new way to fight cancer and bring molecular testing and precision medicine to as many advanced cancer patients as possible. In 2017, Bryce wrote and co-produced a rock-n-roll album with proceeds going towards the FACTS movement, which brought together a variety of Portland area musicians and singers including Jenny Conlee from the Decemberists, Martha Davis from the Motels, Pete Krebs, and Michelle DeCourcy—all of whom are cancer survivors.