NWNM Conference Schedule—October 20-22, 2017

Events are held in the Collaborative Life Sciences Building (CLSB) Learning Studio unless otherwise noted.

Friday,  October 20

5:30 p.m      Registration & group check-in

6:30 p.m.     Welcome: “Health Narratives: Getting Your Feet Wet”
                     Brianna Barrett

In this introduction to health narratives, Brianna Barrett will familiarize participants with the writing and sharing methods that will be used throughout the conference, as well as highlighting the differences between this method and those of a more traditional  writing class.

7:30 p.m.     Performance: “After This Episode”

“After this Episode” dramatizes a fictional character’s battle with cancer, drawing upon playwright Brianna Barrett’s own experience as a young adult cancer survivor.

Saturday, October 21

8:00 a.m.     Breakfast & Late Registration

8:30 a.m.     Welcome
                      Elizabeth Lahti, MD & April Brenneman

8:45 a.m.     Keynote address
                      Bryce Olson

9:30 a.m.     BREAK

9:35 a.m.     Keynote Address: “Stories for Change: The Gift of Caring”
                      Marcy Houle, MS

Personal narratives can be powerful catalysts for reforming our current healthcare systems of service, and a well-honed narrative can reframe the conversation. Houle explores narratives of aging – highlighting health issues facing older Americans, advocating for better systems of care, and equipping those who attend with skills that will enable them to become effective frontline partners for improved systems of care.

10:20 a.m.   BREAK

10:35 a.m.    Narrative Workshop #1: “Attention”

12:05 p.m.   LUNCH

1:00 p.m.     Keynote Address: “Endurance Test: The Limits of Resilience”
                       Josephine Ensign, FNP, MPH, DrPH

When is something too much to bear? Ensign examines the unintended negative consequences of the application of resilience research, and considers the role of resilience versus endurance in bolstering health care providers, patient advocates and care givers in their work.

1:45 p.m.     Narrative Workshop #2: “Representation”

3:30 p.m.    Closing & Announcements
                     Elizabeth Lahti, MD

3:45 p.m    Kimberly Berg’s PD Rebels Perform Live
                   Kimberly Berg, MS CEP Choreographer/Dancer; Dancers: Debra Millegan,                                Martha Sevcik, Patrick Sausa, Marilyn Veomett, Donna Raagas, Nancy Peate,                         Carol Manchester, Cathy Ranck, Michelle Garratt, Judith Lynne, Tamie Celorie-                       Moulton, Lori Samuels, John Watson; Special Effects: Samm Rondeau & Co.

Meet the dancers who opened at the World’s Parkinson’s Congress and watch them as they perform Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”. Under the direction of Clinical Exercise Physiologist/Professional Dancer/Choreographer Kimberly Berg, MS, these dancers have overcome balance issues, tremors, gait freezing, extreme fatigue, cramping and many other symptoms through dance. Together, they have become friends and create their own costumes and props.

4:15 p.m.    Networking & Collaboration

Story Beat LIVE!  (CHH atrium)

5:00 p.m.    Social Hour (food and drinks available)

6:00 p.m.    Story Beat LIVE!

Sunday,  October 22 

9:00 a.m.     Breakfast

9:30 a.m.     Groups G & H meet in CLSB lobby to take street car to PAM

10:00 a.m.   Selected Workshops (CLSB and PAM)

12:30 p.m.   Lunch at CLSB

1:30 p.m.     Narrative Workshop #3: “Implementation” 

3:00 p.m.    Closing Remarks
 Elizabeth Lahti, MD & April Brenneman

Location Key:
CHH Atrium = Center for Health and Healing (3303 SW Bond Ave.)
CLSB = Collaborative Life Sciences Building (2730 SW Moody Ave.)
CLSB Learning Studio = Collaborative Life Sciences Building (3A001)
PAM = Portland Art Museum (1219 SW Park Ave.)

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