Your Prescription for Laughs

Program Description
As the bottom line increasingly becomes the top priority, every employee in the healthcare industry has felt the added pressure in an already stressful field. With job descriptions changing from week to week and enough paperwork to fell a good-sized forest, there has never been a more stressful time to work in healthcare. Insurance payments are down, support staff is being cut, and job satisfaction is at an all-time low. In fact, the only thing that is up is stress. Be it the antiquated computer systems (or their unwieldy upgrades), the constant job cuts, or the seemingly constant “reviews”, Dr. Iseman has seen it all. But, more importantly, he sees the humor in it. Showing how to use humor to combat stress, Dr. Iseman proves that laughter really is the best medicine.

Audience
This presentation is ideal for individuals who work within all levels and areas of the healthcare industry. This includes hospital personnel such as physicians, nurses, residents, mental health professionals, and administrative staff, as well as individuals within healthcare associations and pharmaceutical groups.

Format
This presentation is available as a keynote/general session program only, with the length of the presentation approximately 30-45 minutes.

Events
This presentation is applicable to a variety of events, including medical staff meetings, nursing conferences, physician meetings, resident graduations, awards dinners, annual conferences, and holiday parties.

Customization
Prior to his appearance, Dr. Iseman will make every effort to tailor the presentation so that it speaks directly to the needs and expectations of your audience.

A Laughing Matter: How Arthritis Took Me from Doctor to Patient to Person

Program Description
Before Dr. Matt Iseman started dispensing humorous one-liners as a professional comedian, he dispensed medicine as a licensed physician. But five years ago, soon after leaving his job as a doctor, he received a diagnosis that was anything but funny: He had Rheumatoid Arthritis. Since that diagnosis, he has been coping with RA while struggling to become one of the country’s top comedians. In this presentation, Dr. Iseman shares how the sense of humor and positive outlook that fuels his professional endeavors also helps him deal with life as a patient.

Audience
This presentation is ideal for patients of all ages dealing with chronic pain – especially the pain associated with arthritis – as well as for individuals who work in pain management environments and associations and/or organizations associated with arthritis and chronic pain.

Format
This presentation is available as a keynote/general session program only, with the length of the presentation approximately 30-45 minutes.

Events
This presentation is applicable to a variety of events, including patient and caregiver conferences, medical staff meetings, nursing conferences, physician meetings, awards dinners, annual conferences, and holiday parties.

Customization
Prior to his appearance, Dr. Iseman will make every effort to tailor the presentation so that it speaks directly to the needs and expectations of your audience.

  • "I would have to say that Dr. Iseman was a bit 'hit' at our conference this year. It was entertaining, funny and practical for our entire audience. The presentation was everything we were looking for in a keynote speaker. It was a nice way to end the evening and a significant number of attendees told us that." - Sierra Heart Institute

    Sierra Heart Institute
    Sierra Heart Institute
  • "The lecture was a nice change of pace! Healthy for everyone. Brings me back down to the good things in medicine." - St. Luke's Hospital

    St. Luke's Hospital
    St. Luke's Hospital
  • "I've never had [a speaker] relate to the group so well or make me laugh so hard. It took 'one of our own' to point out the humor in our profession." - Sir William Osler Medical Society of Colorado

    Sir William Osler Medical Society of Colorado
    Sir William Osler Medical Society of Colorado