This weekend, I will be speaking and signing books at the 28th Annual Narcolepsy Network Conference in Atlanta, GA. This is always an exciting weekend for me – as I get to see old friends and meet many new friends!
I’m offering a discount conference rate on personalized signed copies of Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy. I’m also doing a VERY COOL promotion with Aberrations (by Penelope Przekop), a fantastic novel about a young woman with narcolepsy.
The first ten people to purchase my book at the conference will receive a free copy of Aberrations! Stop by my table to learn more.
I am leading four sessions this year.
- “Wide Awake and Dreaming: A Memoir of Narcolepsy” – From a Dream to Reality
Description: Author Julie Flygare will share challenges, successes and tips from her writing and publishing process. She will read select passages from her memoir and answer questions from readers and aspiring writers.
- Narcolepsy Advocacy Update on the FDA Patient Focused Initiative (co-leaders Julie Flygare and Mark Patterson)
Description: Learn about the FDA’s Patient Focused Drug Development Initiative (PFDDI) and narcolepsy’s inclusion in the program. Julie and Mark will recap the Sept 24, 2013 FDA Narcolepsy Meeting, provide guidance for writing comments to FDA by Nov. 24, 2013 and explain where we go from here.
- Communicating Narcolepsy in Everyday Life (for Young Adults)
Description: Together, we will explore strategies for communicating effectively about narcolepsy in everyday life with family, friends, doctors, co-workers, teachers, peers and strangers alike. These invaluable tools will empower you to speak proudly about your experience with narcolepsy.
- Narcolepsy and Your Social Life (for Young Adults)
Description: As a young adult, narcolepsy can have a huge impact on your friendships and dating life. We will talk through issues like finding supportive friends, breaking plans when we aren’t feeling well, medication, drinking/not drinking, disclosing narcolepsy on dates, etc. This session offers support and tips for building positive supportive relationships with friends and significant others.
Video from last year’s conference:
See you in Georgia!