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Patient activism, participatory medicine, and the science of engagement

WHEN: October 10, 2017 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am

WHERE: Rydges Sydney Central

HISA in partnership with Bristol-Myers Squibb, invites you to attend a special patient and consumer-focused breakfast presentation and networking opportunity.

Be part of this intimate conversation with ePatient Dave.  This is your chance to hear from internationally renowned patient engagement activist Dave deBronkart.  Start your day with inspiration, humour and some great company.

Dave deBronkart – known as “ePatient Dave” –  is visiting Australia from the United States to present at Health Data Analytics 2017 and  will be our special guest at this exclusive Sydney breakfast.

ePatient Dave is one of the world’s best known advocates for the patient engagement movement, an accomplished speaker and author of Let Patients Help: A Patient Engagement Handbook.

The breakfast will be facilitated by Dr George Margelis, a longstanding HISA member, clinician, telehealth innovator and digital health leader passionate about driving better outcomes for patients through the use of healthcare technology.

Who should attend:

  • Consumer health organisation executives, professionals and representatives
  • Patients and carers, advocates and activists
  • GPs, practice managers and primary healthcare professionals
  • Health service and hospital administrators
  • Health policy developers and decision-makers


Dave deBronkart, known on the internet as e-Patient Dave, is the author of the highly rated Let Patients Help: A Patient Engagement Handbook and one of the world’s leading advocates for patient engagement. After beating stage IV kidney cancer in 2007 he became a blogger, health policy advisor and international keynote speaker. An accomplished speaker in his professional life before cancer, he is today the best-known spokesman for the patient engagement movement, attending over 500 conferences and policy meetings in fifteen countries, including testifying in Washington for patient access to the medical record under Meaningful Use. A co-founder and chair emeritus of the Society for Participatory Medicine, e-Patient Dave has appeared in Time, U.S. News, USA Today, Wired, MIT Technology Review, and the HealthLeaders cover story “Patient of the Future.” His writings have been published in the British Medical Journal, the Society for General Internal Medicine Forum, iHealthBeat, and the conference journal of the American Society for Clinical Oncology. In 2009 HealthLeaders named him and his doctor to their annual list of “20 People Who Make Healthcare Better,” and he’s appeared on the cover of Healthcare IT News and the Australian GP magazine Good Practice. Dave’s TED Talk Let Patients Help went viral, and for years was in the top half of the most viewed TED Talks of all time with over a half million views; volunteers have added subtitles in 26 languages, indicating the global appeal of his message. In 2012 the National Library of Medicine announced that it’s capturing his blog in its History of Medicine Division, and he was the Mayo Clinic’s 2015 Visiting Professor in Internal Medicine.


HISA breakfasts have been approved for up to 1.5 contact hour of continuing education credit toward renewal of the CHIA credential. Click here for more information on becoming a certified health informatics professional.

Proudly supported by Bristol-Myers Squibb


October 10, 2017
7:00 am - 9:00 am
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03 9326 3311


Rydges Sydney Central
28 Albion St
Surry Hills, 2010 Australia
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