News & Events

Upcoming Events:

  • January 7th, 2016, 7 PM: Reading from Vital Conversations: Improving Communication Between Doctors And Patients and discussion about getting the most out of your visit with the doctor. Peabody Institute Library. 15 Sylvan Street, Danvers, MA 01923
  • April 6th, 2016, 7 AM: Reading from Vital Conversations: Improving Communication Between Doctors And Patients and discussion about getting the most out of your visit with the doctor.Gleason Public Library.22 Bedford Rd, Carlisle MA 01741


In the News:

  • January 10th 2015: Review of Vital Conversations in The Lancet.
  • November 15th 2014 4:00-4:30 PM: Radio interview with  Patricia Raskin on WPRO Greenwich, RI 630 AM and 99.7 FM
  • November 5th 2014, 6:30-7 PM: Radio interview with Dr. Asha Bhoomkar for Health Issues Today, WRFG, Atlanta GA
  • Sept 29th, 2014: Interview about Vital Conversations with Columbia University Press blog
  • Sept 10th, 2014, 11:35 ET – Radio interview with Lynn Ware Peek, KPCW, Park City, Utah (the interview begins about 34 minutes in)


Previous Events:

  • October 8th, 2014, 7-9 PM – Book launch party (Vital Conversations) at Newtonville Books, 10 Langley Road, Newton Center
  • October 28th, 2014, 12 PM – Library Lunch Talk (Vital Conversations) in the Gamble Room, Boston Children’s Hospital
  • October 28th, 2014, 7:30 PM – Early to Bed and Early to Rise: Helping Your Child Get a Good Night’s Sleep. The Pike School, 34 Sunset Rock Road, Andover
  • November 1st, 2014, 2 PM – Reading at Newport Public Library (Vital Conversations),  300 Spring Street, Newport, Rhode Island
  • November 14, 2014, 10 AM – Reading at Chelmsford Public Library (Vital Conversations),  McCarthy Reading Room, 25 Boston Road, Chelmsford MA
  • January 19th, 2015: Talks at Ben Gurion University School of Medicine, Be’er Sheva, Israel
  • January 21st, 2015: Talk at the 4th International Conference on Pediatric Chronic Diseases, Disability, and Human Development, Jerusalem Israel. Distinguishing between Disease, Illness, and Sickness is Essential to Providing Comprehensive Care.
  • January 27th, 2015, 6:30 PM: Talk and reading at Boston Public Library, Fields Corner Branch, 1520 Dorchester Avenue, Boston
  • February 17th, 2015, 8-9 AM: Grand Rounds at Massachusetts General Hospital about physician-patient communication
  • February 18th, 2015, 7-8 AM: Surgical and Anesthesia Grand Rounds about physician-patient communication, Folkman Auditorium, Boston Children’s Hospital.
  • March 6th 2015. Grand RoundsBridging cross-cultural chasms to promote better health outcomes and noon lecture for residents and fellows and faculty: Health illiteracy as a barrier to good health outcomes. Miami Children’s Hospital
  • March 18th, 2015, 5:00-6:30 PM: Talk at Boston College. Narrative and the importance of good interpersonal communication in clinical medicine
  • April 14th, 2015: Reading and lecture at Brookline Public Library
  • April 29th, 2015, 6:30-8 PM: Reading and lecture, Vital Conversations. Good Shepherd, Newton Free Library
  • May 6th, 2015, 12 PM: Reading and lecture, Lahey Room, fifth floor of the Harvard School of Medicine Countway Library, 10 Shattuck Street, Boston M
  • July 7th, 2015, 7 PM: Reading and discussion, Center Communities of Brookline and Hebrew Senior Life, 100 Center Street, Brookline MA
  • July 17th, 2015 8 AM: Grand Rounds, Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron OH
  • July 18th, 2015 4 PM: Getting the most out of your visit with your child’s doctor. ChILD family and provider meeting, Newton Marriott Hotel, Newton MA
  • November 19-20: Keynote address and workshop at AMS Phoenix Project 2015 conference, Toronto, Canada