On April 11, 2013, I am excited to be giving the invited keynote at the Meredith E. Drench annual lecture series at Boston University’s Sargent School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. As the dean of the school, Dr. Gloria Waters, wrote:
“Meredith E. Drench, PhD, PT, established the lectureship, Sargent College’s first endowed lecture series, to share her passion and belief in “compassionate rehabilitation” of the whole person. Dr. Drench’s work bridges the fields of physical rehabilitation and psychosocial behavioral sciences. Each year, we invite a distinguished speaker to deliver a 50-55 minute address on psychosocial aspects of healthcare to our students and faculty, as well as to the Boston University community.
“This lecture series provides a wonderful opportunity for the BU community to be exposed to individuals who have experienced firsthand all the professions here at Sargent College. As you already know from our previous correspondence, several of our faculty have heard you speak about your experiences and have suggested that your story can inspire and motivate our students.
“Sargent College educates students in many of the health professions, including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, and Speech-Language Pathology. Your story of survival and perseverance, attitude of giving back, and work with people who have overcome disabilities to become athletes touches all of the professions at Sargent, as well as the patients we serve.”
The public is invited. There is no charge. I hope to see the room filled.