Monday, October 4

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    Olivier Chateau & Lauren Lawhon

    CEO and Co-Founder of Health Union, President and Chief Operating Officer

    Connexion 2021 Kickoff with Olivier Chateau & Lauren Lawhon

    Led by Olivier Chateau and Lauren Lawhon

    Meet Olivier Chateau, CEO and Co-Founder of Health Union, and Lauren Lawhon, President and Chief Operating Officer at Health Union, as they kick off Connexion 2021 with a brief introduction to the company and our planned sessions.

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    • Time: 10:00 am - 10:45 am (ET)
  • Break

    • Time: 10:45 am - 11:00 am (ET)
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    Networking Session 1

    Meet other advocates from our 30+ communities and Health Union Community leads for our first networking session of Connexion 2021. We will be using breakout rooms to have valuable conversations in a smaller group setting.

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    • Time: 11:00 am - 12:00 pm (ET)
  • Break

    • Time: 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm (ET)
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    Anthony Carrone

    Associate Director of Community Development

    Mindfulness Meditation with Anthony

    Led by Anthony Carrone

    Anthony, an Associate Director of Community Development is here to share his expertise to guide us through a mindfulness meditation together. No special equipment is required.

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    • Time: 12:30 pm - 1:15 pm (ET)

    Tuesday, October 5

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    Bridget Gawinowicz

    Associate Director of Community Development

    Gentle Chair Yoga with Bridget Gawinowicz

    Led by Bridget Gawinowicz

    Bridget Gawinowicz, an Associate Director of Community Development at Health Union, and certified yoga instructor will be walking us through some gentle chair yoga moves that will help stretch those sore muscles at a capacity that works for you. No special equipment is required – just you and your chair.

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    • Time: 10:00 am - 10:30 am (ET)
  • Break

    • Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am (ET)
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    Tyler Campbell

    Motivational Speaker

    Embracing Vulnerability and Mental Health with Tyler Campbell

    Led by Tyler Campbell

    Tyler travels the country delivering empowering, inspiring, and motivating messages of resiliency and self-worth. Join us for his talk on mental health and embracing vulnerability, with time for a Q&A.

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    • Time:11:00 am - 12:00 pm (ET)

    Wednesday October 6

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    Haley Quinn & Ilana Jacqueline

    Associate Directors of Community Development

    How to Use Social Media as a Patient Influencer

    Led by Haley Quinn & Ilana Jacqueline

    Ready to turn your advocacy into influence? In this session, we’ll teach you pro tips for utilizing platforms like TikTok, Instagram, Instagram Reels, and Facebook to share your health story in a meaningful way. Find out which channel fits your audience best and discover new methods to transform from a patient who advocates to a patient who influences! Hosted by Health Union Associate Directors of Community Development, Haley Quinn and Ilana Jacqueline.

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    • Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am (ET)
  • Break

    • Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (ET)
  • Vision Board Building with UX

    Led by Colleen Kochanasz & Emily Joynton

    Have you ever heard of a vision board? Artists from our User Experience department at Health Union, Colleen and Emily, will be showcasing how to create your own vision board with materials you likely have around the home.

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    • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)

    Thursday, October 7

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    Rebekah Taussig

    Advocate & Educator

    KEYNOTE: Building Resilience In the Midst of Chronic Burnout

    Led by Rebekah Taussig

    Rebekah Taussig, who has been paralyzed since age 3, is a mom, wife, author, disability advocate, and educator with a Ph.D. in creative nonfiction and disability studies. As our keynote speaker, Rebekah, will be addressing how to manage patient burnout while living in a disabled body for the first half of this session. In the second half, Rebekah will be hosting an interactive journaling activity. 100 random attendees will receive a Health Union-branded journal prior to Connexion.

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    • Time: 10:00am - 11:00am (ET)
  • Break

    • Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm (ET)
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    Networking Session 2

    Meet other advocates from our 30+ communities and Health Union Community leads for our first networking session of Connexion 2021. We will be using breakout rooms to have valuable conversations in a smaller group setting.

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    • Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm (ET)

    Friday, October 8

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    Ask Us Anything with The Executive Team

    Olivier, Lauren, and the executive team at Health Union will wrap up our Connexion 2021 conference with an Ask Us Anything session. Keep an eye out for a Google Form to prepare your questions ahead of time.

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    • Time: 10:00 am - 11:15 am (ET)