Narcolepsy Spring Conference
Posted 14 April 2008 - 09:08 AM
Not sure how many made it to Albany over the weekend...
I went with my boyfriend and arrived Saturday morning.
This was my first conference, and it was great to see some many other PWN.
All ages, races, sexes, etc.
A lot more people that I had thought.
Dr. Michael Thorpy was a great speaker and spoke about narcolepsy, research, medication, etc.
The film crew took a bit getting used to... but after a while, it was fine.
Looking back, I wish I would've been more social and talked to more people... but I was tired. !
Posted 14 April 2008 - 09:15 AM
Posted 14 April 2008 - 09:25 AM
I am really looking forward to the October conference now. Thanks so much NN for putting these conferences together!!!!!
Posted 14 April 2008 - 09:43 AM
I know! I didn't have to worry about looking disinterested or "inappropriate" (slack jaw, eyes sleepy, etc.). And between sessions (or during), I could slump on a chair/couch in the hallway and it didn't look weird.
I am not sure if I will make it to the big conference this year. Airfare+hotel+conference fees+dinner can kinda add up moneywise!
I guess next year they'll be having it in one of the Carolinas...
I hope they have it in Boston again (where i live) or maybe Tampa one year (family & friends live there).
Posted 14 April 2008 - 12:34 PM
NN's Spring Mini..."A Self Portrait"
I hope you enjoy....
Posted 14 April 2008 - 01:15 PM
Stu those pics are great.
Maybe we can make it next time!!
Posted 14 April 2008 - 02:00 PM
I took tons outside -around Albany- but I kept forgetting to take pictures inside.
I think I have two. And one is a picture of the 'nap' room but the way the lighting was... it looked like a room of mental patient beds in a dark cellar.
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Posted 14 April 2008 - 08:55 PM
Beds were comfy. No one was in there when I took a short nap. Although I woke up to a super loud maintenance walkie-talkie thing... and a camera crew.
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 01:53 AM
I really wish I could have gone. It seems like it was a lot of fun. Maybe another one, have to get all my schooling settled first .
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Posted 15 April 2008 - 11:26 AM
i went in there and it seemed nice but every time i went for a nap i qwnt to my room and without exception everytime i fell asleep, either Nick or Anna woke me up ... GRRrr ...