Dr. Richard Irwin, the Editor in Chief for the journal CHEST®, and Chair of UMass Memorial Medical Center’s Department of Critical Care, has observed the way patient-focused care has evolved through the years. He will be speaking on this topic at the CHEST 2018 opening session on Sunday, October 7. [Read more…] about CHEST Keynote: Reflections of a Lifetime Practicing Chest Medicine Written by Kristin Crowe
Scott Zimmer, a product of Generation X, went through college with a passion for public speaking as well as a deep interest in the generational divide. Zimmer graduated with a BA in mass communications in 2000 and went on to begin his public speaking career from there. When guest speaking for a company called BridgeWorks, Zimmer discovered that he had found a place that really highlighted his interests, and he made it a goal to one day join their team. After a long while of following BridgeWorks on LinkedIn and other social media sites, an opening came up, and Zimmer began his career as one of three speakers at this firm of “generational junkies and trend spotters” in 2013. [Read more…] about CHEST Keynote to Bridge the Gap Between Generations Written by Kristin Crowe
If it had been up to Ross Bernstein, his public speaking career would have been best remembered by one speech: his acceptance into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Rather than working on books with idols such as Wayne Gretzky, Bernstein would have preferred to have played on the same line putting up 100-point seasons for his (then) hometown Minnesota North Stars. Bernstein’s hockey career ended short of the NHL, but he was accomplished enough to join his hometown Minnesota Golden Gophers hockey team as a walk-on. His experiences in collegiate athletics were enough to launch his career as a sportswriter. [Read more…] about CHEST Keynote to Reveal What it Takes to Be a Champion
John O’Leary is a father of four, business owner, speaker, writer, and former hospital chaplain—a fortunate guy. But he attributes the best of everything he has to an unfortunate event that happened back in 1987. [Read more…] about Keynote Speaker Excited to Help Physicians Wake Up and Live Inspired By: Kristin Crowe
1. We know that you have a medical background. What motivated you to become a registered nurse?
A passion for biology and chemistry, plus two parts geek-girl, and one part pragmatist, mixed with a dash of curiosity, and a sprinkle of teenager. I was 18 when I entered my bachelor’s program in nursing. My goal was to become a molecular physiologist, and I needed a way to fund my graduate education. My plan was to finish undergrad with the ability to work and finance my graduate education working as an RN. It was a brilliant plan. While my graduate colleagues were waiting tables, I was working in a major medical facility, making an excellent income for a 22 year old. [Read more…] about Seven Questions with Keynote Speaker Tamara McCleary
Charity Sunshine Tillemann-Dick does not hold back when discussing her life.
Perhaps it is because of her background. She comes from a family who has spent their lives in the public eye. She is one of 11 siblings, a group of child prodigies, who have been described as “The Royal Tenenbaums” of Denver. Tillemann-Dick chose music as her field to excel in, and performance is another way that she bares herself to others, which makes talking to strangers seem easy.
More than anything else, her openness could also be the result of medical necessity, which forced her to share nearly every detail of her life with a team chest physicians, whose combined skills literally saved Tillemann-Dick’s life. [Read more…] about With Help of her Doctors, Keynote Speaker Can Still Sing