(Updated: October 08, 2015)
2016
January RN Patient Advocates
University of Arizona
Tucson
   
2015
October 16 and 17 Business & Marketing Workshops
The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates
San Francisco
October 1 WomenTIES Annual Retreat
Keynote
Skaneateles, NY
August 31 and September 1 CSA - Certified Senior Advisor Conference
Co-Presenter:  Your Clients and the Healthcare System – Improving Navigation and Outcomes
San Diego, CA
May 1 and 2 Business & Marketing Workshops
The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates
Newark, NJ / New York City
March 27 and 28 Business & Marketing Workshops
The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates
Phoenix, AZ
March 25 RN Patient Advocates
University of Arizona
Tucson
   
2014
October 31
November 1
NAHAC Conference
Vendor
Chicago, IL
October 30 Advanced Marketing for Advocates
Business & Marketing Workshops

The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates
Chicago, IL
July 14 Ethics in the ICU
HCA Hospitals - Webinar
May 3 Business & Marketing Workshops
The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates
Seattle, WA
April 11 Finding Credible Health Information Online
New York State Alliance for Retired Americans
Syracuse, NY (rescehduled)
April 10 Adventures in Advocacy (Your Opportunity to Be an Advocate for Your Patients)
Utica College, Utica, NY
March 21 and 22 Health Advocates' Business and Marketing Workshops
Tampa Florida, Crowne Plaza
Learn More and Register Here
March 3 Diagnostic Errors: The Patient's Role in Improving Patient Safety
PULSE of NY
Register Here
Plainview, Long Island, NY
February 14 Finding Credible Health Information Online
New York State Alliance for Retired Americans
Syracuse, NY  (ppnd for weather)
2013
October 25 & 26 Improving Your Patient Advocacy Practice
Business & Marketing Workshops

The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates
Los Angeles, CA
October 11 & 12 Improving Your Patient Advocacy Practice
Business & Marketing Workshops

The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates
Philadelphia, PA
September 20 & 21 Improving Your Patient Advocacy Practice
Business & Marketing Workshops

The Alliance of Professional Health Advocates
Chicago, IL
June 13 Speaker
HCA Hospitals
Improving Safety through the Patient Perspective
April 24 Speaker
Wisconsin National Cooperative Rx
What Patients Aren’t Telling You (and What You Really Need to Know)
Madison, WI
February 20-22 Sponsor and Panelist
Selling Sickness: People Before Profits (Conference)

Washington, DC
February 12-13 Speaker - QIO Presentation
Carolina's Center for Medical Excellence

Greensboro, NC and Richmond, VA
   
2012
December 10 Presenter
New Directions Curriculum Task Force
The Future of Medical Education from a Patient's Point of View
Upstate Medical University
December 7 Keynote Speaker
Patient Advocate Conference / Access International
Orlando
November
1-3
Sponsor
NAHAC Annual Conference
Boston
September 21-23 Speaker and Sponsor
Partnership WITH Patients

Kansas City
August 9 Speaker
Oklahoma Healthcare Summit 2012
Oklahoma City
June 16 CarePlanners Advocate Orientation
Ethics and Best Practices
Learn more about CarePlanners
June 13 Speaker
VHQC 2012 QualitySync - Together for Healthier Communities
Richmond, VA
April 27 Panelist
Patient Safety and High Performance Leadership in
Health Information Technology (HIT) Summit

National Press Club,  Washington, DC
April 24 Webinar Presenter
Missouri Medical Group Management Association (MGMA)
Manging Doctor Patient Communication
March 31 CarePlanners Advocate Orientation
Ethics and Best Practices
Learn more about CarePlanners
2011
November 3 AdvoConnection Business Institute
Building and growing your patient advocacy business
Berkeley, California
Marketing, legal, insurance, financial, business tools and more.
Business institute website
September 28 Surviving Your Encounter with the Healthcare System
St. Luke's Hospital and Johnson County Community College
Overland Park (Kansas City), KS
September 16 & 17 The Emerging Field of Patient Advocacy
Heartwood Health

Chicago, IL
September 6 You Bet Your Life! The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes
(How to Fix Them to Get the Health Care You Deserve)

AARP Onondaga Chapter
June 15 & 16 Improving Patient Relationships
Alaska Federal Health Care Partnership
Federal Education Sharing Group

Continuing education for healthcare providers to include communication, teamwork, disruptive behavior, customer service, sensitivity to culture and trauma and patient and family centered care.
Anchorage and Fairbanks
Course description
June 10 Conquer Catastrophe •  Pennsylvania Bar Institute
Continuing education for attorneys in Pennsylvania
Dealing with the healthcare system after suffering a personal catastrophe
Course description
June 7 The Walking Gallery
Kaiser Permanente Center for Total Health
Washington, DC
May 12 Onondaga County (NY) Institute for Caregivers
Be an empowered caregiver - learning to navigate the healthcare system for improved outcomes
April 26 Be an Empowered Patient
Immanuel United Methodist Church
Camillus, NY
March 12 - 13 The Emerging Field of Patient Advocacy
Heartwood Health
January 12 C&S Engineering
Addressing employees about empowering themselves to improve their healthcare  (Wellness program)company website
   
2010
November 17, 2010 Liverpool (NY) Library
Using the Internet to Find Credible Health Information
 
November 4-6, 2010 NAHAC: National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants
Washington, DC
Association Website
October 19 The Glenridge of Sarasota
Health Fair
Stay Safe in the Hospital
 
October 14-16, 2010 Blog World Expo
Patient / Medical
Las Vegas, NV
Conference Website
October 9 Patient Advocacy and Empowerment
Consumer's Union and The Empowered Patient
San Diego, CA

Learn more and register.
October 6 The Emerging Field of Patient Advocacy - Learn to Be a Private Health Advocate
Oakland, CA
Heartwood Health
October 4 Consumers and Defensive Medicine
Oasis
Dewitt, NY
 
September 28 The Conference Board
Employee Healthcare Conference
Employees as Smart Patients
Conference Website
September 27 Upstate Medical University
Personalized Medicine 101
(the Patient's Perspective)
Lecture
 
September 22 Corinthian Club
Syracuse, NY
 
September 21 Strathmore Book Club
Syracuse, NY
 
September 17, 2010 Keynote - 1 Health
University of Minnesota
Integrated Health Professions Program
More information TBA
July 28-29,
2010
Patient-Centered Marketing
Forum
Center for Business Intelligence
Forum website
June 7, 2010 Health 2.0 Conference
Patient Experience Series
Washington, DC
Health 2.0 website
May 22,
2010
Book Signing:
You Bet Your Life!
The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes
See Appearance Calendar
May 19, 2010 The Emerging Field of Patient Advocacy - Learn to Be a Private Health Advocate
Oakland, CA
Heartwood Health
May 6,
2010
Book Talk & Signing:
You Bet Your Life!
The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes

See Appearance Calendar
(2 scheduled on this date)
May 3, 2010 How to Make a Medical Decision (workshop)
HealthLink, Dewitt, NY
Registration
May 3,
2010
TV: Bridge Street
You Bet Your Life!
The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes
See Appearance Calendar
April 28,
2010
Book Talk & Signing:
You Bet Your Life!
The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes
See Appearance Calendar
April 10,
2010
Book Talk & Signing:
You Bet Your Life!
The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes
See Appearance Calendar
March 31,
2010
You Bet Your Life!
The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes

Becoming an expert by publishing a book.
Women Ties
March 25, 2010 Book Signing - Meet the Author
Barnes and Noble
Dewitt, NY
Dewitt BN Events
March 18, 2010 Book Launch Party!
Creekside Books
Skaneateles, NY
Provided by Laura's List
Creekside Books and Coffeehouse
February 23, 2010 You Bet Your Life!
The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes

Lifelong Learning Program
Univ of South Florida
Sarasota, Florida
 
USF Lifelong Learning
February 8 and 15, 2010 You Bet Your Life!
The 10 Mistakes Every Patient Makes

Workshop -
Oasis, Dewitt, NY
Oasis Registration
February 2, 2010 Creating Evangelists
(Patient Perspective for Providers)
Abbott Medical Optics
Orange County, CA
 
2009
December 17, 2009 Central Issues
WCNY-TV (PBS)
Patients and Healthcare Reform
Central Issues
November 16, 2009 Healthcare Reform
Oasis
Dewitt, NY
 
November 14, 2009 Caregivers Conference
WSEN Radio
Liverpool, NY
 
October 21-22, 2009 Connected Health Symposium
Boston
Symposium Website
October
6-7, 2009
Health 2.0
San Francisco
Health 2.0 Website
September 24, 2009 P2 Collaborative Conference
Buffalo, NY
 
September, 2009 Become a Patient Navigator - Advocate
18-hour workshop
Onondaga Community College
Syracuse, NY
 
August 12, 2009 Healthcare Reform
St. Joseph's Senior's Club
Liverpool, NY
 
August 12, 2009 Using Social Networking to Find Healthcare Information
Liverpool, NY Library
HealthLink Seminar Series
 
July 27, 2009 Patient Centered Primary Care Collaborative
Washington, DC
 
June 4, 2009 Connection Cafe
Liverpool, NY Library
 
April 22-23, 2009 Health 2.0
Boston
Health 2.0 Website
April 20-21, 2009 One Patient, One Record
University of Toronto
 
2008
November 20, 2008 Hiccups and Intuition: Applying Life's Lessons to Your Career
Keynote Address
Phyllis Goldman Award Luncheon
Cayuga County Chamber
Auburn, NY
Goldman Award Website
October 30, 2008 12 Mistakes Almost Every Patient Makes
Sarasota, FL
ACEC Program
 
October 29, 2008 Healthcare Reform and the Presidential Elections
Sarasota, FL
ACEC Program
 
October 28, 2008 10 Tools Patients Use to Improve Their Medical Care
Glendridge Academy Presentation
Sarasota, FL
 
October 24-25, 2008 About.com Conference
Las Vegas, NV
 
October 21, 2008 Be a Smart Healthcare Consumer
Niagara Mohawk Retirees
Syracuse, NY
 
October 9, 2008 Finding Credible Health Information Online
Liverpool, NY
 
October 6, 2008 Healthcare Reform and the Presidential Elections
Oasis Program, Syracuse, NY
 
Sept 10, 2008 Syracuse Networking Professionals  
Sept 5, 2008 10 Tools Patients Can Use to Improve Their Medical Care
AHEPA
 
July 23, 2008 Health Management Congress
Orlando, FL
Congress Website
June 26, 2008 Neuropathy Action Foundation Conference
San Francisco, CA
NAF Website
June 19, 2008 Sacred Heart Seniors
Syracuse, NY
 
June 14, 2008 YOUR POWER TO HEAL:
Self Healing and Empowerment for People with Illnesses
New York, NY
 
June 5, 2008 Mohawk Valley Business Women (Utica, NY)
through WomenTies
WomenTies website announcement
May 17, 2008 Komen Race for the Cure
The Post Standard Speed Reader's Team
Team Website
May 15, 2008 Healthy Start: The Importance of a Medical Home
Syracuse, NY
 
April 17, 2008 Be a Smart Healthcare Consumer
HealthLink Seminar
Liverpool (NY) Public Library
 
April 10, 2008 Syracuse (NY) Networking Professionals Justin's Grill
April 1, 2008 WISE Conference
Syracuse, NY
Conference Website
March 29, 2008 About.com Healthcare and Guides
Austin, TX
 
March 26, 2008 Connections Cafe
Liverpool (NY) Public Library
 
March
11-13, 2008
PackWorld:  Pharmaceutical Packaging Conference
Philadelphia, PA
Conference Website
March 3, 2008 10 Tools You Can Use to Improve Your Care
Camillus (NY) Seniors
 
February 13, 2008 HealthLink Workshop:
Be a Smart Healthcare Consumer
HealthLink Calendar
January 31, 2008 Patient Empowerment Workshops
Sarasota, Florida
http://www.ace-sarasota.com/ 

Link to Awareness, then Healthy Attitudes

January 28, 2008 Appearance: Bridge Street with Rick and Julie (Make the Most of Your Doctor Visit) Syracuse News Channel 9
10 AM
January 8, 2008 HealthLink Workshop:
Be a Smart Healthcare Consumer
HealthLink Calendar
     
2007
December 4 University Hospital Advocates
Syracuse, NY
November 13 Onondaga County Retired Teachers  
October
22, 23, 24
3 Patient Empowerment Workshops
Sarasota, Florida
http://www.ace-sarasota.com/ 

Link to Awareness, then Healthy Attitudes

October 18 HealthLink Workshop: Diagnosis Detective
Shoppingtown, Dewitt
 
October 10 Senator DeFrancisco's Senior Health Fair 2007 - stop by Trisha's Every Patient's Advocate Booth! Learn More
September 20 Pharma Marketing Conference
Topic:  Patient's Forum / A Patient's Perspective
(Philadelphia, PA)
www.PharmaEvent.com
May 10 HealthLink workshop:  Finding Credible Medical Information on the Internet (Liverpool Library, NY)  
May 3 IRP: Institute for Retired Professionals / Syracuse University
Ten Tools You Can Use to Improve Your Medical Care
 
April 30 HealthLink workshop:  Finding Credible Medical Information on the Internet (North Syracuse Library, NY)  
March 19
March 26
April 2
April 9
Oasis:  Patient Empowerment Series
Held at the Oasis/HealthLink Center in Shoppingtown
Link here for more information
 
March 7 HealthLink workshop:  Finding Credible Medical Information on the Internet (North Syracuse, NY)  
February 12 HealthLink workshop: 
Diagnosis Detective (Liverpool, NY)
 
January 11 Hamilton, NY Rotary Club:
Top Ten Ideas for Improving Your Medical Care
 
January 10 HealthLink workshop: 
Choosing Dr. Right (North Syracuse, NY)
 
2006  
December 6 HealthLink Workshop: Choosing Dr. Right  
November 10 Hour CNY:  WCNY-PBS  TV 12:30pm  
November 6 MANA Ministries:  How to Talk to Your Doctor  
October Onondaga County Retired Teachers: 
Your Medical Records: Getting Them and Using Them
 
September HealthLink workshop: 
Finding Credible Resources on the Internet
 
September HealthLink workshop:  Choosing Dr. Right  
July HealthLink workshop:
Your Medical Records: Getting Them and Using Them
 
May HealthLink workshop:  Diagnosis Detective  
April HealthLink workshop:  Choosing Dr. Right  
March Interview on WSYR's Nutritional Insights with
Wendy Meyerson
Podcast:
Part 1: 24 minutes
Podcast:
Part 2: 20 minutes
March Interview on Long Island's WLIE Talk Radio Podcast:
18 minutes