Speaking & Facilitation

Tara is a regular speaker and facilitator at influential forums on health and medicine, consumer insights, health tech, ethics, and communications.

COVID-19 & Infectious Disease Prevention

  • Aspen Ideas Festival: The looming antibiotic crisis (producer of panel with Dr Anthony Fauci)
  • NPS MedicineWise Australia: Building public trust in health communication and Choosing Wisely during COVID-19
  • One Brave Idea (with Google/YouTube/Harvard): Innovating from Discovery to Delivery: COVID-19 Vaccine Equity and Trust (workshop facilitator)
  • Preventing Overdiagnosis: COVID-19 testing: Making Sense of Benefits & Harms (moderator)
  • Preventing Overdiagnosis: Health System Sustainability: Lessons Learned from COVID-19
  • Summit on Fighting C.diff Infection: Role of citizens and patient advocates
  • SXSW: Engaging patient safety advocates in reporting healthcare-acquired infections

Trust, Ethics & Equity

  • AHIMA Data for Better Health Leadership Summit 2023: Earning public trust
  • Coalition for Health AI Symposium 2023: Public engagement
  • ABMS Symposium on Improving Health: Advancing health equity
  • Aspen Ideas: Spotlight Health: Real world data and patient safety
  • Council of Medical Specialty Societies: Ethics of AI for patient data
  • New York Academy of Sciences: Big Data Ethics in the public interest
  • PatientsLikeMe & ArcFusion Dinner: Citizen science
  • Preventing Overdiagnosis: Earning trust in evidence
  • SXSW: Health data privacy

Public Transparency & Evidence Communication

  • American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Annual Meeting: Physician/public transparency
  • Academy Health/ABIM Foundation Symposium on Low Value Care: Promoting culture change
  • AHRQ/PCORI Joint Session: Patient outcomes
  • Booz Allen Care Transformation Summit: Improving Health Value for Consumers
  • Castlight Enterprise Healthcare Summit: Quality and price transparency
  • CDC Health Policy Conference: Plenary on public communication of evidence
  • CDC Speaker Series: Communicating data to the public
  • Choosing Wisely International Roundtable
  • Connected Health Symposium: Digital health
  • Conversations on Healthcare: Choosing Wisely—A campaign about unnecessary care
  • Health 2.0/Health 2.0 WinterTech: Consumer health tools
  • Health & Benefits Leadership Conference: Consumer health communication
  • Insights Association: Consumer health needs
  • Smarter Medicine Switzerland: Health communications campaign design workshop
  • TEDMed Great Challenges: Role of the patient
  • Vanderbilt Health Conference: Consumer health needs: problems and solutions
  • World Congress on Health Care: Rating health care providers
  • WPP Stream Health: Best practices in consumer health communication
Citizens in Crisis plenary talk at Preventing Overdiagnosis, Copenhagen (Summer 2018)