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Social media is shaping the way patients and caregivers make decisions about their healthcare, and online health advocates and bloggers are at the forefront of this movement. In an effort to support online health advocates who offer such important support to others facing medical challenges, Janssen created HealtheVoices™ – a groundbreaking empowerment and leadership conference created exclusively for online health advocates and bloggers.

In its second year, HealtheVoices™ brought together an international audience of nearly 100 representatives from 20+ health conditions for a weekend-long experience in Chicago, IL. Our mission was to provide the tools, resources and inspiration to improve online patient and caregiver communities and expand their reach. Attendees had the opportunity to interact with other health activists and learn from experts in health, social media and advocacy.

Thanks to Our 2016 Speakers

Jaimie Heywood

Jamie Heywood

Co-Founder, Chairman, PatientsLikeMe

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Kevin Pho

"KevinMD" Pho

Social Media's Leading Physician Voice

KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Tim Cigelske

Tim Cigelske

Social Media Director, Marquette University

Trevis Gleason

Trevis Gleason

MS Advocate and Author

Laurel Netolicky

Laurel Netolicky

Business Development Manager, WEGO Health

Amy O'Connor

Amy O'Connor

Editorial Director, Everyday Health

Jimmy Nguyen

Jimmy Nguyen

Lawyer and Certified Information Privacy Professional

Josh Robbins

Josh Robbins

HIV Advocate

Rhonda Waters

Rhonda Waters

Performance Coach, Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute

Nanci Schiman

Nanci Schiman

Co-Parenting, Education and Counseling Coordinator, Ozaukee Family Services

HealtheVoices™ 2015 marked the inaugural year of the conference and brought together health bloggers from across the country spanning a variety of chronic health spaces. Take a look at some of the highlights here, and stay tuned for full highlights from HealtheVoices™ 2016 in the future!

Highlights From 2015

Thanks to Our 2016 Patient Advisors

We would like to thank this year's panel of advisors, who have been compensated by Janssen for their hard work in helping plan the 2016 conference. These patient advocates are helping us bring the conference to the next level, with insightful recommendations on how we can create a meaningful and engaging experience for attendees.

Kevin Maloney

Kevin Maloney

HIV Advocate

Christel Aprigliano

Christel Aprigliano

Diabetes Advocate

Britt Johnson

Britt Johnson

Rheumatoid Arthritis Advocate

Sara Wyen

Sara Wyen

VTE Advocate

Howard Chang

Howard Chang

Psoriasis Advocate

Chrisa Hickey

Chrisa Hickey

Schizophrenia Advocate

Connie Welch

Connie Welch

Hepatitis C Advocate

Jen Campisano

Jen Campisano

Breast Cancer Advocate