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The 11th Annual Neuropathy Action Awareness Day will be held Friday, June 23, at the InterContinental Hotel in Los Angeles. This largest neuropathy awareness and education event in the U.S. provides an opportunity for patients to interact with other patients, providers and exhibitors, as well as to learn about neuropathy and how to cope with the disease, policy issues and patient advocacy. The day begins with an exhibit area and educational sessions in the morning, followed by a luncheon and additional educational sessions and exhibit area with refreshments in the afternoon. Additional features include a celebrity speaker, elected officials and a silent auction that includes trips, activities and other fun items.
To ensure as many patients can participate as possible, the Neuropathy Action Foundation (NAF) has booked a block of rooms at the hotel for a special, reduced rate if registering prior to May 23. For those with a financial hardship, NAF will pay for up to 10 flights and hotel rooms for the night of the event or the night before the event for patients from outside the Los Angeles area. In addition, those unable to attend in person can listen free of charge via Livestream technology using a computer with an Internet connection. Those individuals will also be able to ask speakers questions and receive answers in real time. The event will be recorded, so individuals can watch the event even after it has ended.
To register, go to the NAF website (neuropathyaction.org) and click on “register today” on the right side of the homepage. Once registered, those watching via Livestream will receive a link to view the event. Registration is $25 for patients and caretakers for the event and luncheon. For nonpatients and noncaretakers, the event is $125 per person. The event is free for Livestream participants. Registration after June 9 is an additional $50.