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Patient Voice

Placing patients as passive recipients of care and information is shifting to one where patients are seen as partners and collaborators. This is not only enhancing the patient experience and the care they receive, but in how evidence is generated. Collaboration between patient, research, and clinician communities to improve the quality of healthcare delivery and research will improve health outcomes as well as the overall quality of healthcare delivery. APB’s Patient Voices share their personal experiences navigating the current health system, providing compelling cases for what patients need from the future and ways those changes can be enacted for the benefit of all.

Patient Voice

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...

Adventurer / Author / Motivational Speaker

An adventurer, motivational speaker, and author of A Test of Will: One Man’s Extraordinary Story of Survival, Warren Macdonald recalls the horror of a 1997 climbing accident that left him caught under a one-ton boulder in a freak rock fall...

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...

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.

Motivational Keynote Speaker & Interdisciplinary Artist

Hailed as “life-changing,” “riveting,” “extraordinary,” “bold” and “deeply moving” by audiences worldwide, Allison Massari’s motivational and artistic message of courage, compassion and perseverance resonates with participants long after an event...

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.

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.

Author & Breast Cancer Survivor

In her best-selling memoir, The Middle Place, speaker Kelly Corrigan recounts how she cared for her cancer-afflicted father while battling breast cancer herself.

Physician of International Medicine & Founder of KevinMD.com

Dr. Kevin Pho is a practicing, board-certified internal medicine physician and is the founder and editor of KevinMD.com. Dr. Pho’s dual perspectives as a practicing physician and a health care social media leader highlight his unique social media...

Actor & Stroke Survivor

Best known as “Hercules,” Kevin Sorbo was the picture of health and fitness until he suffered three strokes at the age of 38. With a message that’s particularly relevant to men who may deny warning signs, he shares “how nearly dying saved my life...

"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.

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.

Spinal Cord Injury-Recovering Athlete & Wellness Expert

World-record holding Antarctic Explorer, renowned adventure athlete, author and motivational speaker Grant Korgan takes the stage with his wife Shawna — wellness expert, life coach and budding author — for a dynamic and life-impacting keynote...

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...

Heart Transplant Survivor

Author of Sick Girl, speaker Amy Silverstein was 24 years old when she learned she had a failing heart. Now, 20 years later, her new heart continues to beat strong.

Physician, Healthcare Executive & Author

Dr. John Kenagy knows healthcare as a physician, executive, scholar, advisor and patient. In addition to 20 years of experience as a vascular surgeon, he has been Chief of Surgery, Chief of Staff and Regional Vice President for Business...

Founder/CEO of Stupid Cancer & Cancer Survivor

Diagnosed with brain cancer at 21, concert pianist and recovering advertising agency veteran Matthew Zachary is the Founder and CEO at Stupid Cancer, the largest charity comprehensively addressing young adult cancer.

Big Data Expert & Professor, Math & Statistics

Dr. Talithia Williams is Associate Professor of Mathematics at Harvey Mudd College. She recently gave a TED talk (currently over 1 million views) titled “Own Your Body’s Data.” She exemplifies the role of teacher and scholar through outstanding...

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