RARECast: A Patient Attends “An Academic Conference for Everyone”

October 14, 2016


Rare disease patients are exerting an increasing influence on every aspect of the healthcare continuum and this includes the area of academic research. The Stanford Medicine X Conference, held last month, is billed as “an academic conference for everyone.” We spoke to Emma Rooney, patient advocate, storyteller, and 2016 Med X ePatient delegate, about her experience at Med X, her discussions with other rare disease patients there, and the experience rare disease patients have going from children to adults with a rare disease.

Daniel S. Levine is an award-winning business journalist who has reported on the life sciences, economic development, and business policy issues throughout his 25-year career. He founded Levine Media Group in 2013 to provide strategic communications to life sciences companies. He is host of The Bio Report and RARECast podcasts, a senior fellow at the Center for Medicine in the Public Interest, and a member of the advisory board of the California Biotechnology Council.

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