LEND Lived Experience Symposium scheduled for March 27

Participants will gain a disability perspective to support inclusive practice in their daily lives

Thursday, March 14, 2024

When: Wednesday, March 27, 2024 from 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Where: WVU Health Sciences, Room 1901 Fukishima Auditorium (click to view Health Sciences map)
64 Medical Center Dr,
Morgantown, WV 26506

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This Lived Experience Symposium will include a keynote presentation and panel discussion about living with a disability, healthcare, leadership, advocacy, and societal stigma. Experts with lived experience, including people with disabilities, caregivers of a person with a disability, and providers, will discuss their lived experience and share their perspectives of societal impact on their day-to-day lives. Participants will gain a disability perspective from various disability leaders to support inclusive practice in their daily lives.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the perspective of people with lived disability experiences
  2. Recognize the value of considering a disability perspective as a provider or community member
  3. Connect lived disability experience with societal inclusion, universal design, and advocacy


  • 5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.: Registration
  • 6:00 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.: Keynote, Dr. Toni Saia
  • 6:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.: Break
  • 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Panel discussion, Lived Disability Experience
  • 8:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.: Q&A

Sponsored by WVU MCH LEND program, FAST grant, WVU Center for Excellence in Disabilities, and the WVU Health Sciences Center Director of Diversity.

Event Date: 03/27/2024 from 05:30 PM - 08:30 PM