When a patient turns researcher

Thursday last I was invited to speak at the yearly conference for the association of Swedish physicians (http://www.sls.se/), a 3-day event with literally thousands of visitors: doctors, nurses, etc. I was invited to speak on the topic of patient participation and specifically “What happens when a patient turns researcher on their own disease?”. I told my story, my theory of a translational process: from patient back to person (I will desribe it in more detail in a blog soon) and how I will start my PhD early next year.

Since I am a firm believer in learning as the purpose in life, In my mind, I am only doing the logical thing when I want to learn as much as I possibly can about one of the things that affects me most. I am stuck with this disease so I might just as well make myself useful and hope that what I do can help others.

I want to show the way

from researching patients to patients’ researchers!

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