Speaking Engagements/Publications

I have spoken in a variety of ways focusing on my personal story, survivorship issues and patient-centered care and advocacy. Please contact me at sharibermandicker@gmail.com for more information. Here are previous speaking engagements:

The Patient Experience Policy Forum, September 2017, Washington DC

Shari Berman and Rick Evans, Co-chairs

Click to see livestream presentation

Patient and Family Panel: Real Voices of Patient Experience, March 2017 Denver Colorado

Real Voices of Patient Experience brings together four passionate contributors to the patient and family movement driving excellence in patient experience. You will hear their stories, glean their perspectives and be inspired by their insights that can help us drive improvement across healthcare settings. This interactive session will help reinforce the importance of patient and family voice and offer new insights and perspectives to help strengthen your own actions.

Click to see Patient Video

Click to see Patient and Caregiver video

National Academy of Medicine

Click to See “Patients Have a Say”

Dana Farber Team Training Video

Click to see Team Training Video


Guest Speaker. Jimmy Fund  Golf. Massachusetts Chief of Police Association. August 2016

Co-Facilitated “Leaders Keeping PFAC’s Dynamic” breakout session. Patient & Family Council Leaders Networking for Better Care,Better Evidence, Better Outcomes. Institute of Medicine, November 2014

Moderator and Panelist. Institute of Medicine. Roundtable on Value and Science-Driven Health Care. March 12, 2014, The National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C.

Presenter at the Patient Advocacy Scholar Program, Harvard Medical School, University of Catalunya Spain April 2013
Harvard Faculty Club

Livestrong- presentation of leadership award Dr. Lawrence Shulman, Chicago, June 2012

Jimmy Fund Golf Speaking Program
– Opening Tournament Key Note Speaker, The International May 2012
– Kernwood Country Club Swing For Dana Farber Golf Tournament July 2012

CME Harvard Medical School and DFCI Survivorship Conference 10/2011
Survivorship through a Patients Perspective
Cancer Survivorship for Clinicians: Helping Survivors Live Well Beyond Cancer and LIVESTRONG Survivorship Leadership Training Institute

Dana Farber Development Retreat 2011

Speaker                                                                                                                                          Jimmy Fund Radiotelethon 2009
Interview WEEI. NESN

Speaker                                                                                                                                          Jimmy Fund Radiotelethon 2007
Opening Speaker- Game On Restaurant
Interview WEEI.NESN

Speaker June 2006
Living Proof Survivorship, Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Schwartz Rounds, Compassionate Caregiving 2005



“Why human resources policies and practices are critical to improving the patient experience. ” The Patient Experience Journal Published by the Beryl Institute. November 2016

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