Speaking at Health Quality Transformation 2016

I am absolutely thrilled to be speaking at Health Quality Transformation 2016 on October 20th. There will be over 3,000 participants this year and a plethora of great speakers and impactful content. HQT 2015 was really inspiring so I’m sure this year there will be a virtual hotbed of awesome.

For more info and to register just hit the logo!Health-Quality-Transformation-logo

Speaking at the 3rd National Forum on Patient Experience…Sept 30th. Hey That’s Tomorrow!

So, I have been up early rehearsing and thankful for cups of coffee. Tomorrow at 8:30 am, I have the honour of speaking at the 3rd National Forum On Patient Experience. This is going to be a very exciting event with folks there from across the country. There are so many patient stories and meaningful insights that patients can bring to the table and it will be great to hear about new ideas and innovations.

It’s going to be two days of awesome in Toronto! Hope to see you there. I’ll be the guy in the red shirt.

The Hamilton Family Health Team Rocks!

The Hamilton Family Health Team has been doing amazing work and I am very excited to be speaking at their Annual General Meeting on Wednesday June 10th. Can’t wait to meet everyone I have been hearing so much about. Let’s explore the Wisdom in the Room and have a blast!

Speaking For National Cancer Survivorship Day

It is an honour to be speaking at National Cancer Survivorship Day at Princess Margaret Hospital.  We will be exploring Emotional Wellness, what it means, how it can help us and how we can get it. NCSD is always a blast at Princess Margaret. I’ll be doing my class “A Spoonful Of Laughter as well as wrapping up the entire event with a half hour of inspiring and pissed off cancer comedy. Hope to see you there.

For More info, hit these great logos.



Facebook Group for The Hope For Today Cafe!

Hey Everyone, we just created a Facebook group for The Hope For Today Cafe. If you’d like to contribute, comment or even post a picture of your cat rollerblading,  Deb and I would love it!  Its right here..


OK, I thought there’s be a cool graphic or something but there’s just a link, wait a second, let me try this…

Facebook Group!!

 There. I feel better.

A Spoonful of Laughter featured in The Canadian Jewish News!

It was amazing to present to The L’Chaim cancer Support Group for Jewish Women. As you can tell from the photo in the Canadian Jewish News, we all had a blast. Many Thanks to Elizabeth Erlich and the entire group.Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 9.10.27 PM

A Spoonful of Laughter for L’Chaim Cancer Support Group for Jewish Women

I am thrilled to be presenting my workshop “A Spoonful of Laughter” for the L’Chaim Cancer Support Group for Jewish Women on March 10th. (That’s tonight. So, I’m having a coffee no to get ready.) This incredible group comes together to support each other on their journeys with cancer. Talk about community service. I am honoured to be a part of the evening! Thanks very much.

Developing a workshop for the Ontario Hospital Association. No, really.

So, The Ontario Hospital Association has hired me to develop something called “The Engaging Patients and the Community Through Social Media Workshop” for their conference on the 23rd of January. I’ve been prepping like crazy and getting some help from a friend (Thank You to the very talented Colleen Young!).

Really looking forward to it. You can bet I’ll be having more than one coffee that Friday morning.

Creating a workshop for The Ontario Hospital Association!

I am absolutely thrilled to be creating a workshop with The Ontario Hospital Association for their social media conference in January. We will collaborate on how to engage patients through social media. This is from the brochure…

There is a ton of experience and knowledge in the room. “Aha” moments occur for the whole group as people realize they have a piece of the puzzle to share. Rob’s workshop will facilitate exactly that so we can learn from each other HOW to create more meaningful patient engagement through social media in a way that benefits health care professionals, hospital communicators, and the patients themselves.

Here’s the link…