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Speaking – Presentations

Oncology Update - 2012: A Continuing Medical Education Symposium
“Cancer Pain Management - Options & Opportunities”
Naegele Auditorium - Park Nicollet Health System, October 26, 2012.
The Medicine & Miracles Gala Victoria General Hospital Foundation •
Invited Keynote Presentation
“Rocks, Rituals & Gardens - The Search for Sacred Symbols of Healing and Hope.”
Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 29th, 2012.
Swartz Grand Rounds Invited Presentation
“Singing, Stories, & Survivors – A Parallel Journey of Healing”
Methodist Hospital – Park Nicollet Health System, June 13th, 2012.
New & Old Drugs: Best Choices Advances in Medical Management of Common Conditions in Primary Care: A Continuing Medical Education Symposium
“Taking the Sting Out of Neuropathic Pain”
Park Nicollet Health System, St. Louis Park, Minnesota, May 4th, 2012.
University of Minnesota School of Public Health
Invited Seminar Presentation – Cancer Epidemiology: “Palliative Care Perspectives - Beyond Death Panel Perceptions”
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, April 30, 2012.
Annual Oncology Nursing Conference
Invited Presentation “The Art of Listening: How Understanding Our Patients Stories Improve Symptom Management”
Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 17th 2012.
The Medicine & Miracles Gala • Victoria General Hospital Foundation • Invited Keynote Presentation
“Rocks, Rituals & Gardens - The Search for Sacred Symbols of Healing and Hope.”
Winnipeg, Manitoba, September 29th, 2012.
Park Nicollet Spiritual Care Services • Invited Presentation
“Rocks, Rivers and Ritual – The Search for Sacred Symbols of Hope and Healing”
Methodist Hospital – Park Nicollet Health System
St. Louis Park, Minnesota, November 18th, 2011.
Park Nicollet Primary Care Update Conference “Myths and Misconceptions of Palliative Care and Hospice”
St. Louis Park, Minnesota, November 18th, 2011.
Basics of Hospice / Palliative Medicine Conference Keynote Presentation
“Palliative Medicine: What Lies Beyond Symptoms at the End of Life.”
St. Cloud Hospital – CentraCare Health System
St. Cloud, Minnesota, October 20, 2010.
University of Minnesota Medical School
Invited Presentation
“Principles of Palliative Care and Hospice.”
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, October 20th, 2010.
St. Louis County Health and Human Service 28th Annual Conference Workshop
“An Insider’s Guide to the Fine Art of Dying.”
Duluth, Minnesota, October 4th, 2010.
University of Minnesota Honors Program
Invited Honor Seminar Presentation – “Life Lessons from the Edge of Endings’ – Perspectives from a Palliative Medicine Physician
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, April 21, 2010.
Center for Bioethics – Introduction to Clinical Ethics
Invited Presentation
“Truth telling, Prognostication, and the Power of Stories at the End of Life.”
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, November 3, 2009.
Family Medicine Grand Rounds
"Prophesy, Prognostication, and Palliative Medicine – Navigating to the Safe Harbor of Life Endings"
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, July 1, 2009.
University of Minnesota - Fairview, Interpreter Services
’’Words, Wisdoms, and Communication in End of Life Care’
Department of Interpreter Services, University of Minnesota Fairview, Minneapolis, MN, April 2009.
University of Minnesota Medical School PCC
’’Introduction to the Basics of Palliative Medicine and Hospice’ Multiple Medical Student Presentations
University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2008 - 2009.
Minnesota Family Support Recovery Council Annual Conference Keynote Presentation ’”Caring in the Midst of Crisis – A Survivors Guide.”
Brainerd, Minnesota, November 18th, 2008.
St. Louis County Health and Human Service 25th Annual Conference Keynote Presentation
“Between Hope and a Hard Place - The Search for Sacred Symbols of Healing and Growth.” Duluth, Minnesota, October 18-19th, 2007
CASMU (Clinic for Physicians Association of Uruguay)
"Palliative Medicine Perspectives–Complex Pain Management Strategies.’
Montevideo, Uruguay, October 2006
Bush Medical Fellowship Fall Gathering
Panel Member
“Tales from the Frontlines.” Palliative Medicine Seminar, Minneapolis, Minnesota, September 22, 2006’.
 
Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds
‘The Best Stories of Dying Patients – Storytelling at the End of Life'
Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care - Massachusetts General Hospital - Etherdome
Boston, MA. May 10, 2006
 
Palliative Medicine Rounds
‘The Best Stories of Dying Patients – Storytelling at the End of Life.’
Dana Farber Cancer Institute Division of Palliative Medicine and Psychosocial Oncology
Boston, Ma, May 17, 2006.
Cancer Care Update - Hope on the Horizon
‘The Healing Power of Stories.’
St. Luke’s Hospital
Duluth, Minnesota, 2003.
Community Lecturer
“Healing, Stories, and Hidden Opportunities”
Women’s Health Studies - University of Minnesota Duluth / Maccabe Renewal Center
Duluth, MN.2000-2004.

Video Link To Recent Speaking Event

Park Nicollet Health System Volunteer Recognition Event 2013
Keynote Talk : “The Healing Power of Storytelling