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Thursday, August 2 • 10:30am - 11:00am
Self-Advocacy: How, When, Why

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We should be treated with compassionate care in the health care setting, but often we are not. What can YOU do about it? A lot. This session will guide you towards self or caregiver advocacy in the medical setting. Learn how to file a complaint against a doctor or nurse who mistreats you, fight for your rights,, request an appeal if medication is ever denied, and navigate the healthcare system to work in your favor.

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Tosin Ola

President & Founder, Sickle Cell Warriors
Ask me anything. I’m an open book. My work in advocacy. How I came up with the term “Sickle Cell Warrior”. My career as a registered nurse. My toddler twins (first babies of the Symposium!), my sickle cell, my dreams for SCW, my aspirations for the future of sickle cell disease... Read More →

Thursday August 2, 2018 10:30am - 11:00am CDT
Heritage Ballroom