Date: Nov. 8, 2017
Time: 12:00-1:00PM
Location: CA0 508

Adam Hayden Photo

MHHS Presents:

Adam Hayden, MA.- "Strength and Vulnerability: Giving and  Receiving Illness Narratives"

Adam Hayden received his brain cancer diagnosis in June 2016. Three months later after hospital discharge and rehab, he broadcasted a video update to friends using the social media platform Facebook Live. He published his first personal blog post in October 2016. In the last year, Adam published with the medical journalism outlet, STAT News, he was featured in print and broadcast news media; he gave talks at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Adam traveled with his wife to Washington D.C. to lobby Congress with specific healthcare legislative requests, and he co-moderates a monthly online chat community for patients, survivors, and caregivers affected by brain tumors. Adam is no stranger to delivering his illness narrative, but what he was not prepared for is receiving the illness narratives of others. In this talk, Adam discusses his journey from storyteller to active listener.

Parking Information: 

For seminars held in the IUPUI Campus Center: park in the Vermont Street parking garage, 1004 W. Vermont St., next to the IUPUI Campus Center.

For seminars held in the Van Nuys Medical Science Building: park in the University Hospital parking garage, 600 University Blvd., and walk west on Walnut Street to reach the Medical Science building.

For seminars held in the Riley Outpatient Center Auditorium: park in the Riley Outpatient parking garage, 575 West Dr.

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