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For Meeting Planners


Would you like to bring a hopeful message to your next meeting?

Dr. Rackner guarantees an optimistic content-rich presentation sure to entertain, enlighten and empower.

Maximize your event enrollment by delivering content proven to attract doctors’ attention.  Here are popular speaking and webinar offerings:


What is My ObamaCare Plan?

The Affordable Care Act brings many uncertainties, and many physicians are contemplating a significant career shift: selling their practices, making a transition to a non-clinical career or taking early retirement.  This webinar is intended to help physicians make informed, reasoned choices. Participants will leave this presentation with the ideas to help them enjoy the personal, professional and financial rewards that drew them to a career in medicine–even in this political and economic climate.


7 Professional, Ethical Ways to Generate More Revenue  

Participants leave with 7 ethical revenue-generating ideas that maintain the highest level of professionalism. 


Get More Patients Starting Today:  Your Non-Marketer’s Guide to Attracting More Patient Referrals

Every doctor, clinic and hospital asks the same question: how do you get more patients?  The presenter Dr. Vicki Rackner offers peers practical information from her  upcoming book with the same title.


How to Interact with Your Patients So They Thank You– and Not Sue You

One of doctors’ deepest, darkest fears is being sued.  Empower doctor participants with the tools to decrease the risk of medical errors, respond to angry patients and conduct themselves after untoward medical outcomes.


They Used to Call ‘Em Doctors’ Orders: How to Persuade Your Patients to Get On Board with the Plan

Talk to doctors and you’ll hear their frustration with the 50% of patients who do not take medication as prescribed and otherwise ignore medical advice.  This presentation uncovers the forces that drive non-compliance and then offers some simple, common-sense strategies to help patients make better choices.


Pain-Staking Truths: How to Plug into Patients in Pain without Shorting Out

Over 116 million Americans live with chronic pain.  No one teaches children –or adults–how to respond to a person in pain. That’s why former surgeon Dr. Vicki Rackner created The Connection Prescription with a distillation of the best practices she witnessed over the years.   This presentation qualifies for end-of-life/pain management CME.


After-Dinner Talks 

Health Lessons I Learned the Hard Way: A Surgeon’s Story of Personal and Professional Transformation

As a practicing surgeon I defined health as the absence of disease; through my personal experience I have come to understand health is not about being perfect; it’s about being perfectly you. I tell my own story that drove the transformation, and offer a concrete step-by-step plan for hanging onto hopes and dreams when life does not unfold as expected.


The Boomer Brain: A Magnificent Mind 

Brains, like fine wines, get better with age.  While itʼs true that senior brains arenʼt built for speed, mounting research shows that the overall brain performance continues to improve with age, peaking in the 70ʼs.  Participants leave this session with:

  • Three qualities of maturing minds.
  • Differences between a normal aging brain and a diseased brain.
  • Strategies to promote brain health at any age.


Modern Medical Manners:  How to Talk About Personal Topics without Dying of Embarrassment

Some topics are hard to talk about.  I call them the 5P’s: peeing, pooping, procreating, primping and paying.  Learn to graciously conduct challenging conversations.


Caregiving without Regrets: How to Care for Aging Parents with an Open Heart

Learn how to graciously transfer family leadership from parents to adult children.  Get concrete ideas to help parents “live and die on their own terms.”  This is based on Dr. Rackner’s book Caregiving without Regrets: 3 Steps to Avoid Guilt, Anger and Disappointment. 






These talks offer practical systems solutions, and use real stories to illustrate how the ideas can be put into action today.  You can expect a content-rich experience that empowers, entertains, and educates.

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