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Narcolepsy Narcolepsy Narcolepsy Julie Flygare MedX speech

REM Runner’s Note: On Sept. 24, 2015, I had the huge honor of stepping on the MedX main stage at Stanford Medical School to give an ePatient Ignite Talk. This is (more-or-less) what I said:  ************ Diagnosed with narcolepsy at age 24, I was excited to tell my friends and family. Finally! I had legitimate medical terms […]

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What would you say if you only had 5 minutes to speak? This question haunted me all year. See, some girls dream about their wedding day. Others dream about speaking at MedX. Or maybe that’s just me, but the main stage of Stanford’s Medicine X has been a dream of mine – the holy grail of […]

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On Sept. 1 – 3, I had the extraordinary opportunity to speak at UCLA Medical school three nights in a row, sharing my inspiring narcolepsy journey with 120 first-year medical students and a dozen faculty members. The first-year students were just days into their medical education – energetic and eager to learn! I spoke as part of the students’ required […]

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julie flygare narcolepsy hyersomnia conference 2015

Recently, I traveled to Atlanta to speak at the Hypersomnia Conference 2015. The conference featured a great variety of support groups and fantastic presentations by medical leaders, educational experts, patient advocates and a disabilities attorney. Uniquely, the conference also included hypersomnia, narcolepsy and KLS speakers and attendees, so we could share and learn from each […]

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After my boss and leadership got even more involved – the nap room situation improved quickly. (Read Part I and Part II of this story.) Nap Bench on the Move: The nap bench was moved again, this time to a small room on the second floor along a nice secluded quiet hallway. The door’s sign was changed to Wellness Room. […]

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Grand Rounds is the important educational tradition of doctors and healthcare professionals getting together to learn about evolving areas which may be outside of their core practice. However, patients are rarely invited to participate, so sharing my narcolepsy journey at Nova Southeastern University (NSU)’s Grand Rounds on May 8, 2015 was a HUGE honor. This is why, just 24 hours […]

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Narcolepsy Flyer Julie Flygare NSU CE Event Speaker

I leave for Australia in a few days, where I’ll be a keynote speaker at the Inaugural Narcolepsy Patient Conference hosted by NSG Australia. After returning from Australia, I’ll be taking off for Fort Lauderdale! I’ve been invited to speak at Nova Southeastern University on May 8th for their Grand Rounds and a Continuing Education (CE) […]

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Speaking at the Hypersomnia Conference 2015

by julie on December 16, 2014

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I’m thrilled to be a featured speaker at the Hypersomnia Foundation’s Annual Conference on Fri. July 17 – Sat. July 18, 2015 at Emory Conference Center Hotel in Atlanta, GA. Join us: http://bit.ly/2015HSFConference. I will present two sessions, one sharing my inspiring journey from hiding my narcolepsy to becoming a vocal advocate and a second session on communicating about sleepiness. […]

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Watch Now: How a Patient Helped Define A New Clinical Endpoint with FDA

How did I catch the “Advocacy Bug”? Why is the patient voice important? Watch my TED-style talk on the power of narcolepsy advocates working directly with FDA to build a brighter future. I gave this speech to over 300 clinical trial development experts in the pharmaceutical industry at the Disruptive Innovations Conference in Boston, MA on Sept. […]

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Speaking at Current Concepts in Sleep Conference

by julie on September 10, 2014

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Over Labor Day weekend, I traveled to Tampa Bay, Florida to speak at the Current Concepts in Sleep Conference. Seeing tears in people’s eyes, I knew I’d opened their hearts to the REAL narcolepsy. It was an honor to present my journey to sleep doctors and technicians. Throughout the conference, Project Sleep was well-represented! Sleep […]

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