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Cinderblocks 3 is coming!!!

Cinderblocks 3: The Partnership with Patients Continues is an art and medical conference that will be held in Grantsville, MD at Penn Alps Resturant and Little Crossings by The Cornucopia Café May 19-21, 2016.   I founded this event with the help of several other epatients and I am happy to see it enter its third year. I am known in healthcare circles as the artist that founded the international patient right’s movement called The Walking Gallery.  I and 43 other artists paint patients stories on the backs of jackets that people wear to medical conferences.  I see Cinderblocks 3 a continuation of the message of The Walking Gallery and as venue that prizes the patient and provider in equal measure.  We will use our days at this conference to focus on improving health care everywhere. Presenters during the regular conference sessions include Dave deBronkart, an internationally renowned patient rights advocate…

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HIMSS 2016 hosted by Xerox HealthCare

In the spring of 2009, I was helping students at four different schools in Washington, DC complete class projects for their respective school auctions.  One of the most popular class creations was a Warhol inspired painting.  For this project I would copy pictures of the children onto rice paper using a Xerox copier.  They would then paint self-portraits using bright and whimsical colors.  I could not print the photos with an ink jet printer because the colors would run.  I could not print the photos with a laser printer, as the laser image would not take paint.   I would copy face after face and dry toner was my friend. In the spring of 2009, husband Fred was hospitalized with stage four cancer.  I still had to finish the class creations while I cared for a very sick husband.  The night I finished the last Warhol project, I cried and cried…

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How do you join The Walking Gallery?

If you are interested in joining the Walking Gallery here is the info: Here is a short film about the meaning of the movement: The Walking Gallery of Healthcare from Eidolon Films on Vimeo. Here is an artist instructional video explaining how we paint the jackets: Read: http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com/2011/04/walking-gallery.html  to understand the origin of the idea. http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com/2011/06/walkers-oath.html to understand the sacred nature of this path To view the jackets in year one 1-162 http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com/2011/06/welcome-to-walking-gallery.html To view the jackets of year two 163-251  http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com/2012/06/walking-gallery-walks-on-year-two.html To view jackets of year three 252-328 http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-walking-gallery-year-three.html To view jackets year four 329 – 393 http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-walking-gallery-year-iv.html To view jackets of year five 394 – 430 http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com/2015/12/the-walking-gallery-year-5.html To view Jackets of year six 431- 472http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com/2016/07/the-walking-gallery-year-6.html To view jackets in year seven 473 +http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-walking-gallery-year-7.html http://reginaholliday.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-walking-gallery-walking-around-world.html lists the state or country of each walker The Rules of The Walking Gallery:  What you need to do to be a member:  1.  Promise that…