- TED Talk with standing ovation
- Top spokesman for patient experience, satisfaction, engagement, safety
- Mayo Clinic’s 2015 Visiting Professor in Internal medicine
- High tech businessman who faced death and survived Stage IV kidney cancer
Cancer survivor “e‑Patient Dave” is an international keynote speaker and academic lecturer who consistently earns extraordinary ratings by understanding each audience to deliver the client’s unique objective.
In addition to hundreds of conference speeches, panels, policy meetings and corporate events, academic lectures have become the next frontier for the social movement of transforming the role of the patient. Resources:
- Videos of past speeches, including his TED Talk
- Schedule & availability
- About Dave (including speaker bios)
My approach in every case is to understand your specific needs and objectives. In business, consultative selling has become the norm, and it’s my approach to creating each speech. And as a culture change agent, I’m constantly interested in exploring with clients any new topic that’s appearing in their organizations.
New speech topics, 2016-2017
As the culture of medicine has evolved to newly recognize the role of patients in all aspects of health and care, explorations of patient engagement have expanded beyond my traditional topics of “Let Patients Help” and health data rights. As a foundation issue in health and care, the role of the patient touches everything. New topics this year:
- Palliative Care: Let patients tell us what care really means. First keynote on this subject was to Compassionate Care Coalition of California in June; standing ovation. Video available on request.
- Genomics and Precision Medicine: This knowledge really is power. I survived kidney cancer and nobody knows why. What’s becoming newly possible?
- How Patient Engagement can Change Aging. More than half the humans who’ve ever been 65 are alive today, and I’m one. This might look like a care disaster but it’s because medicine kept people like me from dying! How can patient engagement alter what’s possible?
- The Quantified Self: How data patients collect, and apps patients develop, are changing what’s possible in managing their care. Examples: Hugo Campos, Dana Lewis / #OpenAPS, Michael Seres of 11Health
- How Patient Voices are changing Academic Journals. As a member of the BMJ’s Patient Advisory Panel I’m seeing how both the publishing process and peer review are altered when the ultimate stakeholder (the patient) is invited to guide research.
- Accountable care and population health: Let patients help! The shift from fee for service to accountable care means there’s plenty of reason to help patients be successful at home, beyond direct contact with providers and services. How to do it??
Academic and medical lectures
As our movement has progressed, the work has migrated beyond medical conferences into academia and provider institutions. I was the Mayo Clinic’s 2015 Visiting Professor in Internal Medicine, I addressed the 100th annual meeting of the National Board of Medical Examiners, and I’ve delivered Grand Rounds, seminars and lectures as part of courses, and honorary lectures. References available on request.
My intention in all cases is to serve your curriculum and your learners.
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