Saturday, October 23, 2010

WEGO Health is looking for Health Activists for Upcoming MS Panel

WEGO Health is an online community which aims to empower health activists to help others.  The community managers are great about promoting really good material they find on the web, including from our blogs and websites. 

One of the community managers informed me of an upcoming MS Health Activist Panel.  Basically, they are looking to get a small group of MS Activists (patients or caregivers who are active online) together to learn more about the community – topics, trends, common questions, etc.

They're doing this on behalf of a sponsor (ie. a pharma company who makes an MS therapy), so questions may be asked about current treatments and how the community feels about what’s out there right now.  At this time, it looks like the panel is scheduled to continue through early 2011. 

Below is the invite/announcement:
Join WEGO Health in their continued effort to empower MS Health Activists!
What will participation on WEGO Health's Panel of MS Health Activists involve?

They'll ask you to join them for three Panel Meetings - these meetings will last about an hour each and take place both online and on the phone. Panelists will also be invited to continue the conversation and share their opinions and experiences within the MS community online by participating in a private Group on WEGO Health.

Panelists will receive a $25 gift certificate after each meeting that they attend. Additionally, WEGO Health will make a $200 donation to the MS non-profit of the panelist's choice for each panelist who attends a majority of Panel Meetings.

If you're interested in participating, please take this survey to see if it might be a good fit for you:

Multiple Sclerosis Community Insight Survey
Just to let you know - Although I'm not extremely involved in the WEGO Health community, I do pop in occasionally to see what is going on.  Also, I was invited by the Vice President to participate on a panel of patient advocates in mid-November at a conference.  They are paying me for related travel expenses.

I signed up to participate in this MS panel.  This may be an opportunity to be heard regarding real patient needs and desires.  Or at least it's a good chance to learn what the sponsors want to know about us.  ;-)

The first Panel Meeting is scheduled to take place on Tuesday, November 16, 2010.

1 comment:

  1. May hearts that care and ears that listen join you across the table. Sounds like just a cheap way to collect more drug data and figure out how best to get MSers to "buy in." Good luck.