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Highly rated international speaker and author “e-Patient Dave” deBronkart delivers custom keynote addresses tailored to the needs of your audience. See videos of past speeches, testimonials, and contact information.

Delivering the opening keynote at Medicine 2.0, Toronto, September 2009

Delivering the opening keynote at Medicine 2.0, Toronto, September 2009. Photo: Gunther Eysenbach, Creative Commons BY-SA

Recent additions (event details below)

  • Febraury 5: added 5/8-10
  • February 4: updated 6/26, 8/14 & 9/13
  • January 29: added 3/15,  tentative 08/14
  • January 25: updated 9/13
  • January 22: added June Switzerland tentative & added 3/29
  • January 21: updated 3/1 & 4/13
  • January 19: added 2/16, updated 3/5, tentative 3/15 & 8/16
  • January 7: tentative 3/5 & 9/13

Winter 2016

  • February 16, New Jersey: The College of New Jersey, New Media and Health Communication Course. Guest Speaker.
  • March 5, Italy: IBA Proteus User Meeting. Keynote Speaker.
  • March 8, London: The BMJ Awards, Cancer Care Team of the Year category. Judge.
  • March 14, San Antonio: 2016 Parenteral Drug Association Annual Meeting. Keynote.
  • March 15, Austin: Dell, SXSW 2016 Healthcare Think Tank. Panel.

Spring 2016

  • March 24:  Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Lecture.
  • April 13, Ontario: eHealth Centre of Excellence, Partnerships in eHealth. Keynote.
  • May 3, MA: NEHI One Health Care SummitFeatured speakers Eric Dishman and Susannah Fox. Attendee.
  • May 5, London: tentative.
  • May 11, Sacramento: Indian Health Services California Providers’ Best Practices & GPRA Measures Continuing Medical EducationKeynote.

Summer 2016

  • August 14, San Diego: American Association of Diabetes Educators, AADE16 Annual Meeting. Speaker.
  • August 16-20, Southeast: tentative.
  • September 13, Ohio: Aultman Hospital. Independent Hospital Network Board RetreatSpeaker.

Spring 2017

  • May, Washington DC: tentative.

Past events

Earlier events, 2008-2012, are on the past events archive page.

Past events – 2013

  • January 8, New Jersey: Private meeting.
  • January 9, Derby CT: Planetree headquarters.
  • January 10, Middletown CT: Community Health Center.
  • January 16: Maine Health working group (by teleconference)
  • January 24, Humboldt, CA: Aligning Forces for Quality “Partnering with Patients.” Keynote.
  • January 29, Columbus, OH: Health Action Council of Ohio annual meeting. Keynote.
  • January 30-Feb 1, Cambridge MA: MIT Media Lab Health & Wellness Innovation Workshop. Observer.
  • February 6-8, Twin Cities: patient engagement work sessions with three groups
  • February 15-16, Boise, ID: St. Luke’s Health System Summit. Closing keynote; staff workshop.
  • February 18-19, Buffalo, NY: Special Media Event – to be announced.
  • February 21-24: Private retreat.
  • February 25-27, Washington:
    • 25-26: Institute of Medicine – patient engagement
    • 27: PCORI social media strategy meeting
  • February 27, Washington: Private meeting.
  • March 3-6, New Orleans: HIMSS 13 Conference
    • Sunday morning: Holland House, Sheraton – speech (private event)
    • Monday, 4pm: Interoperability Showcase Theater – featured speaker
    • Tuesday, 1-5:30: “Docent” tour guide in interop showcase
  • March 7, Napa: California Society for Hospital Risk Management. Keynote speaker.
  • March 12, Las Vegas: Dignity Health Patient Engagement Summit.
  • March 19, Billings, MT: 2nd Annual Regional Telehealth Conference. Keynote.
  • March 21-29, Lucerne, Switzerland:Institute for Communication & Leadership. Meetings, lecture Saturday.
  • April 4, Brookline, MA: Harvard Medical School – “eHealth From the Patient’s Perspective.” Lecture in Charlie Safran’s course.
  • April 6-8, Holland: TEDx Nijmegen – “The Future of Health” – “fire talk” at end of conference
  • April 10-12, Saskatchewan, Canada: Health Quality Council – 2nd Annual Quality Summit. Keynote.
  • April 15, Philadelphia: Wharton School of Business. MBA lecture on eHealth, with John Glaser.
  • April 17-21, London: BMJ / IHI Quality & Safety in Healthcare 2013.Keynote.
  • April 25, Dearborn: Michigan Hospital Association Patient Safety and Quality Symposium. Keynote.
  • April 26, East Lansing: Michigan Healthcare Human Resources Association. Keynote.
  • May 8, Cambridge, MA (Harvard Faculty Club): Health Policy Seminar for Hematologists. Guest Speaker.
  • May 9-10, Kingston, Ontario: KGH Connect, 2013 Knowledge Exchange Conference – Transforming the patient experience. Keynote.
  • May 15, Cary, NC: SAS Institute. Health Analytics: From Big Insights to Big Breakthroughs. Keynote.
  • May 17, Huntington Beach, CA: St. Joseph Health. Keynote.
  • May 17-19, San Francisco: Conference for Global Transformation. Participant.
  • May 22: Patient Engagement Webinar. Speaker.
  • June 3, Long Beach: 2013 PFCC Conference. Keynote.
  • June 11, Virtual Conference: Modern Healthcare. Speaker.
  • June 13, Iowa: Iowa Hospital Association. Keynote.
  • June 20, Maine: Maine Hospital Association. Keynote.
  • July 10-11, National Integration Academy Council (NIAC). Virtual Participant.
  • July 25, online: Private webinar.
  • August 3-6, Vancouver BC: ABIM Foundation Forum. Participant.
  • August 14, Rhode Island: Rhode Island Quality Institute. Keynote.
  • August 15, Rhode Island: National Council of State Boards of Nursing. Keynote.
  • August 16, Minneapolis-St. Paul: LSS Data Systems (a wholly owned subsidiary of Meditech) Practice Management Forum. Keynote.
  • August 22, Wichita: Kansas Hospital Association. Keynote.
  • Sept. 4, New Bern, NC: 5th Annual Eastern Regional Patient Safety and Quality Symposium co-sponsored by Vidant Health and Carolina East Health System, Private Event. Keynote.
  • Sept. 11-12, Bretton Woods, NH: Orion Health 2013 North American Healthcare Collaborative (open to Orion Health clients only). Keynote.
  • Sept. 13, Cambridge MA: Healthcare of the Future Colloquium. Participant.
  • Sept. 16, Washington DC: HHS Consumer Health IT Summit.Opening keynote.
  • Sept. 17, Hartford: CT Partners for Health (Qualidigm) – Better Health: Everyone’s Responsibility. Keynote.
  • Sept. 18, Toronto: Trillium Health Partners. Keynote.
  • Sept. 19-20, Cincinnati: Schulman Associates HSP Conference. Keynote with two related sponsored visits.
  • Sept. 25, private webinar.
  • Sept. 27-29, Palo Alto: Medicine X, Stanford Speaker and moderator.
  • Sept. 29-Oct. 1, Santa Clara: Health 2.0.Role TBD.
  • Oct 3, Boston: NEHI Innovation Conference.Opening keynote
  • Oct. 4, Montreal: World Parkinson Congress. Keynote.
  • Oct. 9, Washington, D.C.: Private event. Keynote.
  • Oct. 11, Pennsylvania: Hospital & Healthcare Association of Pennsylvania. Keynote.
  • Oct. 15, Birmingham MI: National Kidney Foundation of Michigan Keynote.
  • Oct. 16-17, Washington, D.C.: Partnership For Quality Care. Keynote.
  • Oct. 18-20, Portland, ME: Personal – chorus competition
  • Oct. 24, Minnesota: Mayo Clinic Social Media Residency. Participant; possible faculty.
  • Oct. 25, Nebraska: Nebraska Hospital Association. Keynote.
  • Oct. 26, Boston: SPM Board
  • Oct. 31, Boston: Harvard Clinical Informatics Course. Guest lecturer.
  • Nov. 1, Tennessee: Tennessee Hospital Association. Keynote.
  • Nov. 2-11: “Let Patients Help” Euro Tour 2013
    • Budapest, Nov. 5: Lecture in @Berci’s course at Semelweiss University
    • Athens, Nov. 8-9: Patients In Power conference.
    • Tour continues Nov. 22-25
  • Nov. 14, San Antonio, TX: Experian Healthcare. Keynote
  • Nov. 17, Washington DC: American Medical Informatics Association annual conference. Opening keynote.
  • Nov. 22-25: “Let Patients Help” Euro Tour 2013, continued
    • Nov. 22, Amsterdam: Vintura Annual Life Sciences Event – “Patient Centricity and Engagement.” Keynote and panel.
    • Nov. 25, Belgium: government event.
  • Dec. 2, Washington: RWJF Price Transparency Conference. Panelist.
  • Dec. 6, California: Dr. Orme Annual Symposium. Speaker.
  • Dec. 8-11, Orlando: IHI National Forum. Participant.

Past Events – 2014

  • Jan. 15, San Antonio: A2E Annual Conference. Keynote.
  • Jan. 16, Virtual Conference: Heartland Kidney Network. Speaker.
  • Jan. 20: London. British Medical Journal Partnering with Patients project. Patient Advisor.
  • Jan. 27, Kansas City, MO: Saint Luke’s Mid America Heart Institute: PCORI Decision Aid project meeting. Participant.
  • Feb. 13-14, D.C.: National Quality Forum Annual ConferenceParticipant.
  • Feb. 19, D.C: The Brookings Institution.Panelist.
  • Feb 22, Modesto: Cardiac Symposium – Cardiovascular Update for the Practitioner. Keynote.
  • Feb. 23-25, Orlando: HIMSS 14
    • 2/23: Consumer and Patient Engagement Symposium. Keynote and closing remarks.
    • 2/24: Interoperability Showcase. Opening speech (30 min).
    • 2/24: Orion Health “Lunch & Learn” – room 321B.
  • Feb. 27-28, Canada: Quality Forum 2014: Inspire. Collaborate. Act, BC Patient Safety & Quality Council. Keynote.
  • March 6-9, New Orleans: American Medical Student Association National Convention. Keynote.
  • March 14, Massachusetts: DF/HCC Kidney Cancer Survivor Symposium. Attendee.
  • March 17, Philadelphia: Wharton School of Business. MBA lecture on eHealth, in John Glaser’s class.
  • March 20, Webinar: Krames StayWellSpeaker.
  • March 28-30, Fort Worth: High Reliability Organizations. Panelist.
  • April 4, D.C.: National Board of Medical Examiners, 100th Annual Meeting. Keynote.
  • April 7-8, D.C.: National Quality Forum: Person Centered Care Outcome MeasuresParticipant.
  • April 10-11, Virginia: 2014 VHREF Spring Conference. Keynote.
  • April 17-18, Philadelphia: National Board of Medical Examiners task force meeting on Patient-Centered Assessment. Participant.
  • April 26-27, Santa Monica: Dignity Health, private event. Keynote.
  • May 1-2, San Francisco: Healthcare Informatics Executive Summit by Vendome Healthcare Media. Keynote.
  • May 14, Cambridge, MA (Harvard Faculty Club): Health Policy Seminar for Hematologists. Guest speaker.
  • May 15-18, San Francisco: Conference for Global Transformation. Participant.
  • May 19, Phoenix: Arizona Hospital & Healthcare Association Care Improvement SymposiumKeynote.
  • May 28, Dartmouth: New event! TDI Seminar Series at The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice. Academic seminar: presentation followed by debate and discussion.
  • June 2-4, Mississippi: University of Mississippi Medical CenterSpeaking.
  • June 5, Point Clear, AL: 
    Mississippi Health Association
    Keynote.
  • June 7-14, Switzerland: IKF’s annual Swiss tour. Multiple keynotes and private meetings; launch of the German edition of “Let Patients Help.” 
  • June 17-18, Nashville: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. Keynote.
  • June 20, Elkhart Lake, WI: Wisconsin Hospital Association Rural Health Conference. Keynote.
  • June 24, Iowa: Telligen (Iowa REC and Quality Improvement Organization). Keynote.
  • June 26-27, New Hampshire: Dartmouth Summer Institute for Informed Patient Choice. Speaker.
  • July 7-8, Victoria, British Columbia: Vancouver Island Health. Keynote and Board Workshop.
  • July 13-19, Boothbay Harbor, Maine: vacation and talk on July 17: Boothbay Health & Wellness Foundation “Third Thursday” forum. Guest speaker.
  • July 23, Providence, R.I.: Patient Centered Medical Home conference, sponsored by NCQA and Rhode Island Quality Institute. Keynote.
  • August 11-14, Melbourne, Australia:
    • August 11: Participatory Health Conference 2014. Keynote and discussion panel.
    • August 12: Health Informatics Conference. Keynote, with Dr. Danny Sands
  • August 25-26, Stockholm: Digital Health DaysKeynote.
  • August 27, Stockholm: Let Patients Help! – in healthcare and research” – half day workshop with researchers at Karolinska Institutet. Sold out – see event details on EventBrite page.
  • September 3-4, Washington: National Integration Academy Council meeting (project of AHRQ).
  • September 9, Burlington, Vermont: Vermont Information Technology Leaders (VITL) SummitKeynote.
  • September 17, Nashville: HIMSS Summit of the Southeast. Keynote and workshop!
  • September 18, Europe: special event – to be announced
  • September 24, Seattle, WA: Seattle RotarySpeaker – largest Rotary Club in the world.
  • September 25, Billings MT: Montana Hospital Association Annual Meeting. Keynote.
  • September 27: ESMO european cancer conference – session co-leader.
  • October 9, Arkansas: Arkansas Hospital Association Annual Meeting. Keynote.
  • October 15, Philippines (via video): The 2014 Bernardino Agustin Lecture, Philippine Society of Medical Oncology
  • October 18, DC: American Academy of Nursing Annual Conference. Panel.
  • October 20, DC: Community Health Workers: Getting The Job Done in Healthcare Delivery. Workshop conducted by NEHI.
  • October 21-23: Mayo Clinical Center for Social Media Summit. Participant.
  • October 29, Twitter: #QualityChat tweetchat, with British Columbia Patient Safety & Quality Council (noon Boston time)
  • November 1, Kansas City: Cerner Physician Community MeetingKeynote.
  • November 2-3, Los Angeles: Healthcare IT Summit produced by The Channel Company. Opening keynote.
  • November 8, Chicago: Association of American Medical Colleges annual meeting. Thought Leader session.
  • November 9-11, San Diego: Exponential Medicine (formerly FutureMed). Workshop and speech (with surprise)
  • November 12: Charlotte, NC. North Carolina / South Carolina Rural Hospital Association. Sponsored by the Duke Endowment.
  • November 24, via webcast: Irish Platform for Patients’ Organisations, Science and Industry (IPPOSI). Web chat.
  • December 8 & 9, Providence, RI: Brown University’s Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership. Speaker.
  • December 16-17, Bethesda: National Integration Academy Council (NIAC) meeting (project of AHRQ). Participant.

Past Events – 2015

  • January 7, London: BMJ patient panel meeting
  • January 29, Miami: Private corporate event.
  • February 9, Washington D.C: DNV GL and Sustainia roundtable on the Future of Healthcare in the US. Participant.
  • February 23, Philadelphia: Wharton School of Business. MBA lecture on eHealth, with John Glaser.
  • February 26, Las Vegas: Private event: Keynote.
  • March 6, Vermont: Private event
  • March 9, Orlando: InterSystems Healthcare Leadership Conference. Keynote.
  • March 18-19, Augusta, ME: Maine Quality Counts
    • 18: Healthcare Town Meeting
    • 19: Patient Provider Partnership Learning Session. Keynote.
  • March 19, Boothbay Harbor, ME: Boothbay Region Health Center Community EveningSpeaking, participating
  • March 23-25: Mayo Clinic – Visiting Professorship in Internal Medicine. Announcement here.
  • March 26 Video Conference: Johns Hopkins School of MedicineLecture.
  • March 29 – April 4, Switzerland: Ufficio del Medico Cantonale – Sanita Elettronica e Oltre, “e-Health & Beyond”. Keynote.
  • April 12-13, Chicago: HIMSS15; InterSystems
    • 12: Private Event: 7:00pm-10:00pm Shedd Aquarium
    • 13: Book Signing: InterSystems booth 961 1:00-3:30pm
  • April 18, Newark: International Kidney Cancer Coalition. Keynote and panelist.
  • April 23, Toronto: Society for General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting. Panelist.
  • April 30-May 1, DC: GetWell Network. Roundtable.
  • May 7, Toronto:
    • Health Technology Forum: evening chat.
  • May 8, Massachusetts: BIDMC/DF/HCC Kidney Cancer Survivor Symposium. Attendee.
  • May 12-13, Bethesda: National Integration Academy Council (NIAC) meeting (project of AHRQ). Participant.
  • May 15-17, San Francisco: Conference for Global Transformation. Workshop leader.
  • May 27, DC: NEHI Advancing Value in Oncology: Opportunities and Challenges for Innovation. Speaker.
  • May 28, DC: ANA Healthly Nurse Grand Challenge. Participant.
  • June 1, Toronto: eHealth Conference: InterSystems. Speaker & book signing.
  • June 2, New Hampshire: Private event. Speaker.
  • June 4-6, Grantsville, Maryland: Regina Holliday’s “Cinderblocks” event
  • June 7-13, Lucerne, Switzerland: IKF’s annual Swiss tour. Multiple keynotes and private meetings.
  • June 16-17, Chicago: National Healthcare Innovation Summit.  Attending.
  • June 17, London (via web): The King’s Fund, Digital Health Days Congress. Speaker.
  • June 26, Webcast: Rebels At Work, Corporate Rebels United and Change Agent Worldwide, Rebel Jam. Speaker.
  • June 29, London: Private event.
  • July 17, Boston area: Private corporate event
  • July 22, 1 pm ET, web: Phreesia webinar (free registration): Let Patients Help – 45 minutes + 30 minutes Q&A
  • August 13-14 D.C.: RWJF National Leader Summit on Integration of Behavioral Health & Primary Care. Participant.
  • August 30-Sept. 02, Nijmegen, Netherlands:
  • September 10, Lancaster PA: Hospital & Healthsystem Association of Pennsylvania, 2015 Patient Safety & Quality Symposium. Keynote.
  • September 11-19, Alaska: multiple events in Anchorage and Soldotna.
  • September 23-27, Palo Alto: Medicine X. Speaker at Medical Education event.
  • October 1, Webinar: Experience Innovation Network. Speaker.
  • October 5, Toronto: Bayshore Healthcare 2015 Leadership Conference. Keynote speaker.
  • October 7, online: HealthSparq webinar. Participant; details TBA.
  • October 12, New York: Medicine X Pop-Up eventFree – join us all!
  • October 20, PA: Private Event. Keynote. 
  • October 28, mid-Atlantic: Private Event. Keynote.
  • October 29, Wallingford, CT: Connecticut Hospital Association 2015 Nurse Leadership Forum.  Keynote.
  • October 29, Boston: Connected Health Symposium. SPM member reception Thursday night.
  • November 5, D.C.: American Psychological Association Presidential Innovation Summit. Closing keynote.
  • November 10, Sacramento:
    • CalOHIII Transforming Healthcare Summit 2015. Keynote.
    • Health 2.0 Sacramento meetup. Featured speaker.
  • November 24, via Skype: @Berci’s meetup in Budapest: Let’s Create Digital Healthcare! Featured speaker.
  • November 30, midwest: Private event.
  • December 2, Texas: Texas Hospital Association. Keynote.
  • December 3, Texas: LaVerne Gallman Distinguished Lectureship in Nursing at University of Texas School of Nursing.
  • December 14, Keene, NH: Antioch University New England. Guest Lecture.

Past Events – 2016

  • January 8, The White House: Dialogue on Men’s Health.  Panel.
  • January 13-15, Palo Alto: diaTribe Foundation. Executive Innovation Lab on Diabetes and Obesity. Participant.

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