Newark Summits - Follow Up

What a delight it was to meet you in Newark!

Whether you attended one, two, or all three sessions, we hope you feel like you got as much value from your time and energy as you could, and that everything you learned, and the people you met, will support your efforts as you build or grow you advocacy practice.

Find below the follow-up information we promised:

Your Reminder: Please Comment in the Connect Forum

Here’s a link to make that as easy as can be. We’d love others to know what you thought of your experience! (I see a few of you have already weighed in – thanks!)

If you feel it was a positive experience, please encourage others to attend our Summits in other cities.


This Week’s Blog Post

…. is a follow up to our networking event. You might get a kick out of it, and you might even want to comment on it!  Polishing Our Advocacy Rocks

Also, for those of you who heard only a portion of the story about the screen, here’s the rest of it:  When Life Defies Logic


The Slides / Powerpoints

Here are the slide decks in pdf form for


Updated Attendee List

A few folks registered late and therefore were not listed on the Attendee list you received. Here is an updated version with everyone included so you can make contact with the folks you met, including our leaders.


Regina Holliday – Walking Gallery

You asked about Trisha’s shirt and the artist who painted it. That artist is Regina Holliday. You can find more about the Walking Gallery and her hundreds of paintings on her website.

And here is what Regina wrote after she completed my jacket.

I am always very proud to wear it to showcase Regina’s work toward patient safety and my own appreciation for her investment in our cause.


Session Notes – Follow Up

Here are the notes Myra took for us (thanks Myra!), plus a few other tidbits, and the answers I’ve been able to find for the questions you asked during our sessions:

How to Blog

There are articles and podcasts in the site. I’m linking a few because “blogging” is a term that brings up many, many results so the specific “how to” ones may be hard to find.

10 Patient Empowerment Tips

Here is a copy of the print file with the logo space blank. If you check with a Kinkos (Fedex) or Staples – they should be able to drop your logo into it for you if you aren’t able to do it yourself.


Thanks for much for being there. We hope to see you again soon!


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Many thanks to our vendors:



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