Thursday, September 29, 2011

Public Speaking - Events and Information (Updated)

Since I began blogging at Common Sense Family Doctor in July 2009, its posts have been featured in widely read blogs such as, Better Health, and Gary Schwitzer's HealthNewsReview, as well as the websites of major national newspapers such as the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and the Boston Globe. I have also written the consumer health blog Healthcare Headaches for U.S. News and World Report since August 2010.

Like the vast majority of physicians who blog, I write in my spare time. I have never accepted advertising or paid web links on Common Sense Family Doctor, and the choices of topics for posts are my own and not influenced by financial or other conflicts of interest. In order to support the time I devote to blogging, and to encourage high-quality medical writing and clinical practice, I give lectures and workshops to medical and non-medical audiences on a variety of topics. These include the uses of social media tools in medicine and education, developing and implementing medical guidelines, and the evidence supporting specific prevention recommendations. If you or your organization would like to invite me to speak about any of these topics, please e-mail me at or

Upcoming events:

What to Do When Screening Guidelines Conflict: HIV and Mammography

- Grand Rounds, Georgetown University Department of Family Medicine

November 4, 2011

Overdiagnosed and Over-Prevented: Making People Sick in the Pursuit of Health

- William J. Bicknell Lecture (panelist)

- Boston University School of Public Health

October 28, 2011

For Geeks and Geezers: With Social Media Skills You Can Change the World: Blogs, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, BlogTalk Radio – and the list goes on!

- Family Medicine Education Consortium Northeast Region Meeting

October 22, 2011

Screening for Diabetes: What Does the Evidence Say?

- Spanish Catholic Center of Catholic Charities of Washington, DC

October 5, 2011

Past events:

Don't Do It! Preventive Health Services That Harm More Than They Help

- District of Columbia Academy of Family Physicians

Using the Medical Literature to Make Decisions About Preventive Health Services

- Medical Librarians Association

Medical Blogging and Other Professional Uses of Social Media

- Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center

Spilling Ink: An Expert's Guide to Getting Your Work Published

- Society of Teachers of Family Medicine

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in Clinical and Community Settings

- Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences

The Value of Preventive Health Services

- Employees of MetLife

COPD Update: A Prevention Perspective

- Maryland Academy of Family Physicians