MEDIA & SPEAKING

KEYNOTES

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The SMILE Scale™: A Tool for Living Healthier

To be healthier, we don't need more information. We need a system. This keynote provides a simple strategy to prioritize our physical and mental health. 

 

  • Discuss the science behind five key components of healthy living, including sleep, exercise, meditation, connection, and nutrition

  • Introduce a simple tool to prioritize physical and mental health, and highlight how living healthier improves energy, mood, and productivity

  • Encourage audience self-assessment of their health in each category and provide tangible strategies to improve each area

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Cultivating Compassion in Medicine

Showing compassion is not only essential for the patients we serve, it is also protective for clinicians. In this talk, medical trainees will: 

 

  • Learn why compassion matters

  • Build skills to communicate with intention and clarity

  • Discuss the social determinants of health and how these factors lead to health disparities  

  • Understand how social justice and humanism in medicine are intertwined

RECENT PRESENTATIONS

  • The SMILE Scale. Presented to medical students at the University of Buckingham's Women's Health Society. July 19, 2021. 

  • Humanism in medicine for patients and clinicians. Presented to pharmacy students at the University of Texas at El Paso School of Pharmacy as part of the course Healthcare and Humanities. June 21, 2021.

  • Cultivating compassion in medicine, and the SMILE Scale (two hour session), presented to medical students at the California University of Science and Medicine, as a Core Learning Activity (CLA) session. June 16, 2021. 

  • The SMILE Scale: A tool for clinical health. Presented to family medicine residents and faculty at the Cleveland Clinic. May 19, 2021.

  • Mental health in medical training. Presented to post-baccalaureate students at the University of Pennsylvania. May 19, 2021.

  • Cultivating Compassion in Medicine. Presented to medical students across 8 schools in the Czech Republic via the United International Medical Schools organization. May 7, 2021.

  • The SMILE Scale. Presented to medical students at the University of Chicago School of Medicine Wellness Group. May 6, 2021.

  • The SMILE Scale: A tool for health. Keynote speech at TrueLearn Annual Conference. April 28, 2021.

  • Humanism in medicine for patients and clinicians. Presented to the University of Notre Dame Compassionate Care in Medicine Club. April 23, 2021. 

  • Advocating for your health in a medical training. Presented to the SUNY Upstate Integrative Medicine Club. April 22, 2021.

  • The SMILE Scale. Presented at Dermatology Grand Rounds, Indiana University School of Medicine. April 21, 2021.

  • Your health matters too. Presented to medical students at Western Universty College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific. April 19, 2021.

  • The SMILE Scale: A tool for health. Presented to medical students at Eastern Virginia Medical School. April 14, 2021.

  • Compassion for patients and for ourselves. Presented to the University of British Columbia pediatric residents at the annual resident retreat. April 13, 2021. 

  • Health disparities and humanism in medicine. Presented to medical students at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. April 9, 2021.

  • Compassion in Medicine. Presented to pediatric residents at Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital. April 7, 2021.

  • Humanism in Medicine for patient and clinicians. Presented to medical students at Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. April 7, 2021.

  • The SMILE Scale. Presented to premedical students in the USF Integrative Medicine and Wellness Interest Group. April 7, 2021.

  • Gold Humanism Induction Ceremony Keynote. Presented to Gold Humanism Honor Society inductees at Lincoln Memorial University Debusk College of Osteopathic Medicine. April 5, 2021.

  • Cultivating compassion in Medicine. Presented to medical students at Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine. March 31, 2021.

  • Physician panel for pre-medical students. American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) Annual Meeting, March 28, 2021.

  • Humanism in medicine for patients and clinicians. Presented to the Canadian Association of Women Investigator Trainees. February 2, 2021.

  • The SMILE Scale: Your health matters. Presented to medical students at Indiana University School of Medicine. February 1, 2021.

  • Developing compassion and prioritizing our health in medical training. Presented to pre-medical students at Oakland University. January 20, 2021.

  • Humanism in medicine for patients and clinicians. Presented to medical students at Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, January 19, 2021. 

  • Health disparities and humanism in medicine. Presented to Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine. July 22, 2020. 

  • Cultivating compassion in medicine. Presented at the American Medical Women's Association (AMWA) Annual Meeting, March 29, 2020. 

  • Prioritizing our health during COVID-19. Virtually presented to Rush Generations (a health community of approximately 6000 adults) on April 27, 2020.

  • The SMILE Scale: A tool for clinical health. Presented at the Aurora Advocate Annual Nursing Conference, October 29, 2020, Chicago, IL.

  • Hope without the Hype: Finding the Right Balance with Advertisements and Science News. Presented with Dr. Barry Kramer at the National Association of Cancer Center Development Officers (NACCDO) and Public Affairs and Marketing Network (PAMN) Annual Conference, April, 2017, Lexington, KY.

 

 

PODCAST APPEARANCES

  • Podcast "The Physician Story," on the Girl Up Surgeons podcast (part of the girl Up Campaign and the United Nations Foundation’s mission to empower more females to be the next generation of healthcare leaders).

  • Podcast "Sleep Deprivation, Burnout, And Occupational Injustice" on the Burnt Out to Lit Up podcast with Erika del Pozo. 

  • Podcast "Humanism in Medicine" on the As a Woman podcast with Natalie Crawford.

  • Podcast "Protecting your health" on the Burnt Out to Lit Up podcast with Erika del Pozo.

  • Podcast "How to SMILE through challenges" on the More Happiness Less Suffering podcast with Monisha Vasa and Cayce Howe.

  • Podcast Interview with Linda Abrams on the Admissions Straight Talk podcast.