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 & light dinner
6:30 p.m. Welcome
April Brenneman, Co-founder NWNM Collaborative
6:40 p.m. “Health Narratives: Getting Your Feet Wet”
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.
7:15 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.
7:45 p.m. Close & announcements
Saturday, October 21
8:00 a.m. Breakfast & Late Registration
8:30 a.m. Welcome
Elizabeth Lahti, MD, Co-founder NWNM Collaborative
8:45 a.m. Keynote address: “Sequence Me! A Story of Empowerment”
Genomics guided personalized medicine has the potential to alter cancer care and improve outcomes considerably for medical practitioners caring for patients. But it’s a new era of patient engagement, empowerment, and activism that Bryce feels will emerge as patients find new hope from fighting disease differently. Bryce will explore narratives that connect science and technology, patient-partnered research, and advocacy driven by his own story as a patient on the frontiers of precision medicine.
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, Poster Display, Exhibits
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. BREAK
1:50 p.m. Narrative Workshop #2: “Representation”
3:20 p.m. BREAK
3:30 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. 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 of Parkinson’s through dance. Together, they have become friends and create their own costumes and props.
3:45 p.m Closing & Announcements
Elizabeth Lahti, MD
4:00 p.m. Networking & Collaboration
Story Beat LIVE! (Center for Health & Healing 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 for transportation to PAM (street car tickets provided)
10:00 a.m. Selected Workshops (CLSB and PAM)
11:45 a.m. BREAK and transportation back to CLSB (street car tickets provided)
12:00 p.m. Lunch at CLSB
1:00 p.m. Narrative Workshop #3: “Implementation”
3:00 p.m. Closing Remarks
Elizabeth Lahti, MD & April Brenneman
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.)