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APB is honored to offer leading patient centered care and patient engagement speakers who remind us the importance of focusing our healthcare system on those who require it most: patients. In addition to sharing intimate stories on their struggles navigating the medical system, our speakers on patient centered care provide actionable ways to advocate for individualized care in their keynotes.

Patient Centered Care / Patient Engagement

Author of the Best Selling Book Miracles from Heaven

Christy Wilson Beam is the author of the New York Times Best Selling Book MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN. Her book was adapted into a major motion picture by Sony Pictures Entertainment, starring Jennifer Garner and Queen Latifah, and has been praised as...

Authority on Patient Safety & Quality of Care & Attorney

John J. Nance, a native Texan, licensed attorney, and decorated Air Force pilot veteran, is the author of five non-fiction books, 13 fiction books, and the major healthcare book, Why Hospitals Should Fly. One of America's most dynamic...

Actor / Patient Safety Advocate

With over 30 years of professional acting experience, Dennis Quaid has established himself as a fixture on the silver screen. Quaid has received honors from the New York Film Critics Circle, Independent Spirit Awards, the Emmys and the Screen...

Patient-Centered Care Advocate

As president of the nonprofit Planetree, speaker Susan Frampton works with hospitals and health centers to implement patient-centered models of care.

Health Care Policy & Business Expert

Drawing on his 20 years of experience in both the government and the private sectors, Andy Slavitt provides unique insights into the future of health care policy, strategy and reform.

President & CEO of Thomas Jefferson University & Jefferson Health

As the President and CEO of Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, is bridging the art and science of medicine and healthcare transformation.

Patient Rights Activist, Artist, Author, Speaker & Founder of the Walking Gallery

After losing her husband to a 17-year battle with cancer, Speaker Regina Holliday became a passionate advocate for improving the patient experience. Her custom presentations often include her breathtaking...

Two Time Olympic Judo Gold Medalist

Kayla Harrison made history by being the first American (man or woman) to win two gold medals in Judo at the 2012 Olympics in London and the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Her victory marks another step in a career characterized by success at the sport’s...

Healthcare Administration Leader

Gary S. Kaplan, MD, FACP, FACMPE, FACPE, has served as Chairman and CEO of the Virginia Mason Health System since 2000. During his tenure, Kaplan applied the Toyota Production System to healthcare management – reducing the high costs of...

Professor of Health Policy

David Nash, a Board Certified Internist, is the newly appointed Founding Dean of the Jefferson School of Population Health on the campus of Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Nash is also the Dr. Raymond C. and Doris...

Authority on Patient Safety & Healthcare Quality

A recognized leader in patient safety and healthcare quality, Dr. Robert M. Wachter holds the nation's first endowed chair in hospital medicine.

Author & CBS Contributor

After ABC News anchor Bob Woodruff was wounded in Iraq, he and his wife, speaker Lee Woodruff, penned the best-selling In an Instant to help others cope with crisis.

Co-Founder, Chief Visionary Office & Chair of the Board of Eliza Corporation

For over 20 years, Alexandra Drane has focused on using technology to help people live happier, healthier and more productive lives. Bringing passion, humor, authenticity and inspiration to a global audience, Drane is one of the most sought-after...

Best-selling Author, Breast Cancer Survivor, Host of Exactly

A gifted storyteller and talented interviewer, Kelly Corrigan has touched hearts and captured audiences
with the themes of her three New York Times best-selling memoirs about family.

Champion Snowboarder & Traumatic Brain Injury Survivor

Kevin Pearce, former professional snowboarder, is an inspirational public speaker and co-founder of the LoveYourBrain Foundation. He is an advocate for the prevention of brain injuries and the promotion of a brain healthy lifestyle.

Subject of Extraordinary Measures

When his children were diagnosed with a rare and fatal disorder, John Crowley embarked on a journey to find a cure. His story was told in the film Extraordinary Measures.

Spinal Cord Injury-Recovering Athlete & Motivator

A world-renowned athlete and adventurer, speaker Grant Korgan continues to climb and ski around the globe after having suffered a spinal cord injury.

"e-Patient Dave"

After being diagnosed with Stage IV kidney cancer, speaker Dave deBronkart turned to the e-patient movement and used the Internet to beat this unbeatable disease.

Chairman & CEO of LifeWings Partners

Steve Harden is chairman & CEO of LifeWings Partners LLC, a team of physicians, astronauts, nurses & pilots that have helped over 110 healthcare organizations implement the best safety practices from aviation & other high reliability...

Lung Transplant Survivor & Author of Sick Girl Speaks

Tiffany Christensen was born with cystic fibrosis & has received two life-saving double lung transplants. She is the author of Sick Girl Speaks & We Are the Change.

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