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Stanford Medicine X announces Alliance Health ePatient Scholarship Program

This fall, the School of Medicine will host Stanford Medicine X, a new conference exploring how emerging technologies will advance the practice of medicine, improve health and empower patients. Today, organizers announced that they have secured a gift from Alliance Health Networks to provide scholarships for ePatients to attend the conference, which will be held on Sept. 28-30.

Medicine X Executive Director and Associate Professor Larry Chu, MD, writes on the conference blog:

More than just attending the conference, our program offers four unique tracks to engage and involve ePatients in the Medicine X conference as bloggers, tweeters, designers and even speakers! A limited number of awards will also be available to fund patient travel to Medicine X  through a gift from the Kadry Foundation.

My friend Amy Tenderich, vice president and chief patient advocate at Alliance Health Networks, shares my enthusiasm for the program. She says: "Alliance Health is excited to be working alongside the Stanford Medicine X team to help empower patients. Medicine X promises to become a leading platform for patient-centered care, patient-centered design, and new frontiers in patient advocacy using social media."

The initiative is called the the Medicine X | Alliance Health ePatient Scholarship Program. Applications will open Feb. 15 and close on March 15. For details on how to apply and other information, visit the program pages.

More news about Stanford Medicine X is available in the Medicine X category.

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