The second annual HealtheVoices™ conference brought together 90 advocates from across the U.S., Canada, Australia and Latin America representing a wide range of chronic health spaces, including HIV, hepatitis C, cancer, mental health, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, psoriasis, cardiovascular conditions, lupus and multiple sclerosis. During the conference, participants heard from healthcare and social media experts.
I've already started [to incorporate what I've learned]! I feel that I have so much information it's going to take a little time to put it all into action, but that's a good thing!
I honestly had an incredible time... I was incredibly impressed by the structure and organization of the entire event from prior to going until the very end. I really felt like people actually knew who I was going into the event and took specific time in creating my schedule and helping me to get where I needed to go.
We as online advocates, when we start out, are basically fumbling in the dark. To have this conference as a guiding light to point us in the right direction to teach us how to reach our audience is impactful.
HealtheVoices™ would not have been possible without the insights and advice of our 2016 Patient Advisory Panel. These patient advocates helped us build the unique event from the beginning, and were compensated by Janssen for their invaluable contributions.