Feb. 25-28, 2014 - Rare Disease Legislative Conference & Lobby Day
Rare Disease Legislative Advocates is a collaborative organization designed to support the advocacy of all rare disease groups. Advocates join together in Washington, D.C. to learn about the legislative and appropriations process; inform Congress about rare diseases and the many different needs of the patient community; build lasting relationships with Members of Congress and their staff; ensure that the needs of rare disease patients are considered in future legislation and policy; and empower patient advocates to take an active role in the democratic process.

Feb. 28, 2014 - Rare Disease Day
Rare Disease Day was established in Europe in 2008 by the European rare disease advocacy organization EURORDIS and is celebrated around the world on the last day of February each year. The purpose is to raise awareness of rare diseases as a public health issue. FMD Chat will be marking the day with special social media-based events.

March 10, 2014 - National Napping Day
In 1999, Boston University professor William Anthony, Ph.D., and his wife, Camille Anthony, created National Napping Day in an effort to spotlight the health benefits of sleep. Napping Day provides an opportunity to adjust after changes to daylight savings when losing an hour of sleep due to ‘springing forward’ when Daylight Savings Time goes into effect.

Sept. 5-7, 2014 - Medicine X at Stanford University
Medicine X is a catalyst for new ideas about the future of medicine and health care. The initiative explores how emerging technologies will advance the practice of medicine, improve health, and empower patients to be active participants in their own care. AfternoonNapper serves on the ePatient Advisory Panel, which will engineer the patient voice into the conference. Follow @StanfordMedX or the #MedX tag on Twitter.

Nov. 8, 2014 - FMD Chat Together
Fibromuscular dysplasia patients and family members who participate in FMD Chat will come together in Asheville, N.C. for FMD Chat's second annual retreat. Participants will have the opportunity to meet fellow patients and caregivers, learn more about the organization and its efforts, and engage in workshops. Visit or follow @FMDChat and the #FMDaware hashtag on Twitter.

Nov. 11-16, 2014 - American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week
Novel technologies, innovative therapeutic and diagnostic strategies, and unique care delivery models are part of the world's largest meeting of kidney professionals. AfternoonNapper will be speaking about health care and social media among patients.

April 21-22, 2015 - FutureHealth Summit
Emerging technology conference and trade show in Melbourne, Australia targeting senior management, product teams, designers, digital strategy teams, research and development departments, data analytics, marketing and other engaged leaders.

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