I’m thrilled to share my 5-minute Ignite! Talk from Stanford Medicine X 2015. Please share with friends and family to raise narcolepsy awareness (https://youtu.be/MXTd8xd_f8s).
In this video, I describe my journey with narcolepsy from people laughing in my face to living proudly and creating the NARCOLEPSY: NOT ALONE campaign. I emphasize how feeling “misunderstood and alone” with narcolepsy can hurt more than the terrifying symptoms of the disorder. Lastly, I encourage doctors to prescribe social support for patients facing chronic invisible conditions like narcolepsy.
Thank you so much to Dr. Chu and the entire MedX team for this invaluable opportunity. Special thanks to Theo and Paul for creating the best intro video ever!
Medicine X is an academic conference to bring together ALL stakeholders (patients, providers, technologists and researchers) to innovate healthcare and medicine. The “X” is meant to encourage thinking beyond numbers and trends—it represents the infinite possibilities for technologies to improve health.
More about MedX:
- Warning: Xposure to MedX May Xpand Your Mind – Attending Medicine X 2015
- Behind the Scenes: Speaking at Medicine X
- What I Said: MedX Speech Transcript