SellingSicknessPosterConsumers Union’s Safe Patient Project is here in DC at the Selling Sickness conference, and we’ll be live blogging speakers and panels while we’re here. Just come back to this page to see our live updates. We are joined by Safe Patient advocates (advocates who work with us), journalists, academics and consumers. The conference will cover issues of disease-mongering. See the Selling Sickness poster to the left for an example of juicy topics that will pop up here [photo credit: Selling Sickness]. Consumer Reports’ President and CEO, Jim Guest, will be delivering a keynote address on Friday morning and there will be a few videos from Consumers Union and Consumer Reports screening in the Selling Sickness Popcorn Showcase Program. (Cool name, yes?) We look forward to being at this exciting conference and bringing you updates!

Stay tuned for our live webcast today from 1:30-3pm EST of the consumer panel titled “Patient Narratives: From Grief to Action” moderated by Rosemary Gibson, author of The Treatment Trap. You can grab the link here or on our Twitter feed @CUsafepatient, where we’ll be tweeting #SellingSickness.