Events and Appearances
March 29, 2017. Dr. Sweet will be speaking in Tucson, Arizona. She will give two talks for The Cindy Wool Memorial Seminar on Humanism in Medicine; on Slow Medicine at Grand Rounds at the University of Arizona Duval Auditorium, and a second talk on God’s Hotel that evening. For details, see https://jfsa.org/jewish-federation-of-southern-arizona-calendar/cindy-wool.
April 1, 2017, 11:am, San Francisco. Dr. Sweet will speak on “Slow Medicine for the Woman in the White Coat,” at the 102nd Annual meeting of the American Medical Women’s Association. For details, see https://www.amwa-doc.org/amwa102/
April 29, 2017. Plenary Speaker at the National Association of Catholic Chaplains, Albuquerque, New Mexico. Details TBA.
December 15, 2016. Guggenheim Museum, New York, TBA. Dr. Sweet will give a TED style talk at STIR: https://experiencelab.advisory.com/stir/. The tentative title is: “Slow Medicine: Saving Money by Spending Time.”
November 17, 2016. Book Passages, San Francisco. Dr. Sweet will be in conversation with author Leah Kaminsky about her next novel, The Waiting Room. http://www.bookpassage.com/event/leah-kaminsky-waiting-room-san-francisco
November 15, 2016, UCSF, Toland Hall, 8:am-9:30 am. Dr. Sweet will appear as the discussant for Dr. Lloyd’s Sederer’s presentation at the UCSF Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds. Open to the public.
May 15, 2016. Sacred Heart University, Connecticut. Dr. Sweet will be awarded at Honorary Doctorate at the college’s commencement ceremony. http://www.sacredheart.edu/aboutshu/news/newsstories/2016/april/50th-commencement-speakers-and-honorary-degree-recipients-announced.html
April 18, 2016, Dr. Sweet gave two talks, both at St. Boniface’s Hospital in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The first on “Compassion, Time, and Inefficiency,” as part of Compassion Grand Rounds, at noon; the second on Hildegard of Bingen and Medieval Lessons for Modern Medicine,” at 7 pm. Both are free and open to the public. See here: http://www.chcm-ccsm.ca/two-public-lectures-on-a-radical-and-compassionate-alternative-to-modern-healthcare/
March 21, 2016, 12 to 1 pm, UCLA, with a bag lunch beforehand. Free and Open to the Public. UCLA, Dr. Sweet spoke about God’s Hotel and its implied ethics of spending enough time with the patient to get the right diagnosis and the right treatment, which is not always medical. For details, see: https://www.uclahealth.org/Ethics-Center/Pages/ethics-center-lectures.aspx
March 17, 2016, 5:30 pm, in the Holly Auditorium of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Sweet gave the The Ewing Halsell Distinguished Lecture. Free and Open to the Public. For details, see: https://news.uthscsa.edu/ewing-halsell-distinguished-lecture-victoria-sweet-m-d-ph-d/
February 10, 7:30 pm, San Francisco. Dr. Sweet was on a panel discussing “New (Old) Paradigms in Medicine.” Free and open to the public. For details: http://shapingsf.org/public-talks/index.html
February 6, 2016 Berkeley Public Library, Authors’ Festival.
January 26, 2016, University of Chicago, Medical Grand Rounds, Fast Medicine, Slow Medicine, and the Efficiency of Inefficiency.
January 15, 2016. San Francisco, Kaiser Hospital, 2425 Geary Blvd. Grand Rounds. Slow Medicine and the Efficiency of Inefficiency. 12:30-1:30 pm,
October 31, Monterey, 11 am. American College of Physicians. Dr. Sweet gave a keynote address on Slow Medicine and the Efficiency of Inefficiency.
October 7, Esalen, 11 am. Dr. Sweet spoke on “The Woman in the White Coat.”
September 29, 2015, Mount Berry, Georgia, Berry College, 7:30 pm. Dr. Sweet gave the Conson Wilson Lecture. http://www.berry.edu/newsdetail/?nid=51539618052
September 8, 2015. University of California Medical School, La Jolla, California. Dr. Sweet gave The First Lecture for the incoming medical students at 1:30 pm. The title was Fast Medicine, Slow Medicine and Medical School.
June 4-6, 2015, Budapest, Hungary. Dr. Sweet debated a medical futurist on Apps. vs. Doctors for Brain Bar Budapest: her talks was Dr. Virtual and Dr Personal: Finding the Right Place for Technology in Medicine.” She also gave a TEDx talk in Budapest and Isven Hotel, that is, God’s Hotel was published in Hungarian. For the video, see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc2MqZR5x80
May 20th, 2015, 8:am: Portland, Oregon. Providence Portland Medical Center. Amphitheatre, Grand Rounds, Open to the Public. Dr. Sweet gave the annual Lipshutz lecture.
May 19, 2015, 8am: Portland, Oregon: Providence St. Vincent, Souther Auditorium, Grand Rounds, free and open to the public. Dr. Sweet spoke on Slow Medicine and the Efficiency of Inefficiency,
May 5th, UCSF, 5pm-7pm, Tolan Hall. Dr. Sweet spoke on: “The Best of Both Worlds: Putting Fast Medicine and Slow Medicine Together.”
May 16th, Rocky Vista University, Denver, Colorado. Commencement speaker, May 16th, 10:am. http://www.rvu.edu/PDFs/PR_Commencement%20Speaker_Sweet%202015.pdf
April 10, 2015,6pm-10pm, San Diego, Bastyr University, Dr. Sweet spoke about God’s Hotel, Slow Medicine, and how to have our cake and eat it, too. There was a lunchtime talk on Viriditas and Pilgrimage, and a second presentation on Slow Medicine in the evening. htttp://bastyr.thankyou4caring.org/founders/event-founders-dinner-landing-page
April 21, 12:30-1:30 pm, Denver, Colorado. The Institute for Life and Care had its second Annual Luncheon and Symposium at the Westin, downtown Denver. The theme is; Reclaiming Soul from Stress, and Dr. Sweet was on the panel and Q and A, to talk in part about Do-Nothing Medicine. http://www.lifeandcare.org
March 14, 2015, 6pm-9pm, Walnut Creek Library, 1644 N. Broadway, Walnut Creek. Book Signing, Reception and Silent Auction, a fundraising event for the library:
March 10,2015, 10: 30 am. Omni Hotel, San Diego, at the Lown Institute meeting on Right Care, Dr. Sweet and Dr. Grace Damman conducted a workshop on “Overmedicalizing Dying, Underspiritualizing Death and—Could Death be Enjoyable?” http://conference.lowninstitute.org Dr. Sweet also spoke on The Principles of RightCareAction Week.
February 25, 2015, 3:30 pm-5 pm, San Francisco. UCSF, Laurel Heights campus, Room 274. Dr. Sweet spoke about putting Slow Medicine and Fast Medicine together in practical ways, such as a Slow Medicine Clinic or a Concierge Practice for the Sick Poor. DAHSM%20Sweet%202%2025%2015
January 26, 2015. Berkeley, CA. Dr. Sweet spoke at a gathering of MD PHDs on medicine, writing, and doctoring.
December 9, San Francisco. Dr. Sweet spoke about God’s Hotel and some of its lessons, 11 am-1pm. Free and open to the public. http://calvarypresbyterian.org/event/senior-adults-8/ at Calvary Presbyterian Church, 2215 Fillmore St. in San Francisco.
Decmber 4, Palo Alto, Channing House, 7pm-8:30pm. Dr. Sweet spoke on Slow Medicine and the Efficiency of Inefficency.
November 19-22. Sussex, England. Dr. Sweet gave two talks at the University of Sussex for Medicine and the Humanities.
November 6, 2014, Stanford, California, 7:30 pm Bishop Auditorium. Dr. Sweet spoke on “Hildegard of Bingen: Medieval Lessons for Modern Medicine,” free and open to the public. There will be a reception beforehand and book signing afterwards, time permitting.Hildegard Poster high-res
November 5, 2014, Noon.Stanford California. Dr. Sweet gave a workshop on Fast Medicine and Slow Medicine over the longue duree.
October 23, 2014. Lago Maggiore, Italy. As part of the Slow Medicine Italia meeting, Dr. Sweet gave a talk at a panel on Slow Medicine: “A Model for Slow Medicine.”
October 16, 6:30 pm, Visalia, California. Dr. Sweet spoke about “Slow Medicine and the Efficiency of inefficiency” at the” Norman Sharrer Symposium. The public is warmly invited. For further information, see http://search.visaliatimesdelta.com/localevents/event//13415-Norman-Sharrer-Symposium
October 2, San Francisco Public Library, Sunset: Dr. Sweet spoke on her book, God’s Hotel, from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The public is invited. See http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=1018224001
June 18, 2014. Hershey, Pennsylvania. Dr. Sweet spoke at the Leading Age Annual Meeting.
May 21, 2014. Economic Roundtable of San Francisco. Open to the Public. Dr. Sweet will present on “Slow Medicine and the Efficiency of Inefficiency.” 8:00am. See here for details: http://www.meetup.com/ERT-SF/ at 1 Embarcadero Center, 19th floor.
May 16, 2014, University of Nevada, School of Medicine, Dr. Sweet was the Distinguished Speaker for the Class of 2014’s Hooding Ceremony at 1pm; she spoke on “The Hood and the Oath.”
April 26, 2014, Loma Linda University, Dr. Sweet gave two lectures. The first on the “Hildegard of Bingen and the Greening of Pre-Modern Medicine” at 11:30-1:00 pm Damazo Amphitheater, open to the public. And the second, “Reflections on God’s Hotel” was at 3:30-5:00 pm | Damazo Amphitheater, also open to the public. http://www.llu.edu/central/bioethics/index.page
March 5 and 6, 2014, University of Oregon, Eugene Campus and Portland Campus, Dr. Sweet gave the Annual Tzedek Lectures: http://ohc.uoregon.edu/W_2014-Sweet.html
God’s Hotel was selected by San Francisco for its On the Same Page program for January and February. Dr. Sweet spoke about it at the San Francisco Public Library on February 25 : http://sfpl.org/index.php?pg=2000663701
February 6, 2014, 9:am, Georgetown, Texas, Dr. Sweet gave the opening keynote address, “Slow Medicine, Fast Medicine: Putting them both together,” for Southwestern University’s two-day long Brown Symposium, on Healing: The Art and Science of Medicine. For more information, see http://www.southwestern.edu/academics/brownsymposium/
January 30, 2014, 7pm. Larkspur Library, Marin, Dr. Sweet discussed her book, God’s Hotel. Free and open to the public.
January 22, 2014, 12:30 pm, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, at Calvin College’s January Series. For more information: http://www.calvin.edu/january/2014/Sweet.htm
January 10, 2014, 10 am in the San Francisco Public Library, God’s Hotel is the book selected by San Francisco for its On the Same Page program for January and February.
December 4, 2013, 5:30 pm at University of Massachusetts Medical School, Dr. Sweet spoke about God’s Hotel followed by a reception and book signing.
November 13, 2013, 12:30-1:30 pm, University of Virginia, Dr. Sweet delivered the Zula Mae Baber Bice Memorial Lecture on Slow Medicine, Fast Medicine: Taking a Different Perspective.
November 5, 2013, Santa Clara University, Dr. Sweet spoke in the library, 4-5:30 pm followed by a reception and book signing.
October 21, 2013, 8:30 a.m., Vancouver, Canada, Dr. Sweet gave the opening keynote for the 10th annual meeting of the Society for Integrative Oncology.
October 12, 2013, 1pm-2pm, Nashville, TN., Dr. Sweet spoke on Slow Medicine, Fast Medicine at the 25th annual Southern Festival of Books, and the talk was broadcast on CPSAN 2..
October 1, 8 am. Oakland, CA. Dr. Sweet gave Grand Rounds at Oakland Children’s Hospital; great group of people, and made a terrific audience.
September 24, 6 pm, San Francisco, Dr. Sweet appeared along with other winners and finalists of the NCBI Awards at the Mechanics Institute in San Francisco.
June 6, 5pm-8pm: Dr. Sweet accepted the Gold Medal for Non-Fiction for the 82nd Annual California Book Awards at the Commonwealth Club in San Francisco
June 6, Cambridge, Massachusetts: Dr. Sweet gave Grand Rounds Harvard’s Mt. Auburn Hospital, 8 am, Grand.
May 29th, 8 am., Dr. Sweet gave Grand Rounds at Mt. Zion Hospital in San Francisco.
May 17th, Metropolitan Club, San Francisco, at 12: 30pm. Dr. Sweet spoke about her book and its reception.
May 19th, 1pm, Koret Auditorium, SF Main Library, The Northern California Book Awards: God’s Hotel won the award for Creative Non-Fiction.
Dr. Sweet spoke at Bastyr University in Seattle on May 6 and May 7, 2013.
Dr. Sweet gave the annual Lamb Lecture on Faith and Science: “A Doctor, A Saint, and A Pilgrimage,” at Villanova University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania on April 18th, 4:30.
Dr. Sweet gave the annual Louius Mohollen lectureship, at Abington Memorial Hospital, Abington, Pennsylvania on April 17th at 8 am.
Keynote for the National Conference for Physician-Scholars in the Social Sciences and Humanities, April 13th, at 4:30, at UCSF.
Reno, Nevada: February 25th. Keynote at the University of Nevada’s Cultural Considerations in Health Care Conference.
Oakland, California: February 21, 4pm. Dr. Sweet gave the annual Picchi Lecture at Samuel Merritt University. Further information: samuelmerritt
San Francisco: February 13, 2013, 6:30 pm-8 pm, Drawn from Dr. Sweet’s recent book this talk concerned Hildegard of Bingen’s medicine and her idea of viriditas, or greening power, as well as the history of the hospital and hospitality and the almshouse, with some history of Laguna Honda Hospital, in particular. Bay Area History of Medicine Society.
San Francisco, January 22, 5:30pm-7:30 pm, at the American Institute of Architecture. Dr. Sweet discussed the new and the old Laguna Honda Hospital and some of its lessons. Free and open to the public. Register here: http://www.aiasf.org/event/2013/01/22/victoria-sweet-author-of-gods-hotel-2-hsws/
Walnut Creek, : January 24th, Books on Review, A benefit for Stanford scholarships. Dr. Sweet read from GOD’S HOTEL and along with other Stanford authors, discussing writing. Open to the public with registration here: http://alumni.stanford.
Berkeley, California: January 7, 7:30 pm. The Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street at Arch, Berkeley. Free and open to the public: https://sites.google.com/a/hillsideclub.org/hillsideclub/upcoming-events
Novato, California: December 13, 6 :30 pm. Kaiser Hospital, San Rafael. A talk by Dr. Sweet about healthcare followed by a panel with Dr. Clay Angel of Kaiser, San Rafael.
Ross, California, December 6, 9:30 am: Dr. Sweet will speak about “God’s Hotel and the Efficiency of Inefficiency.” This is a brunch and benefit for Ross School in Marin. All are invited: http://www.paperlesspost.com/events/2643605-e2b353de/replies/54789882-7db9da87?preconfirmed_token=25383786-f90d3eee#paper/front/0
Stanford University, November 28th, 5:30 pm. Cultures, Minds and Medicines Seminar, Department of Anthropology, Main Quad – Building 50, Room 51A (Colloquium Room). Dr. Sweet spoke about how she came to God’s Hotel; how she arrived at Slow Medicine and an understanding of Hildegard of Bingen’s concept of viriditas; the efficiency of inefficiency and the inefficiency of efficiency. Another great audience. https://www.stanford.edu/dept/anthropology/cgi-bin/web/?q=node/1241
On October 10, 6 pm, Dr. Sweet moderated the Swiss-Net discussion of skin diseases, past and present.
On October 9, noon, Dr. Sweet gave the Patterson Lecture at UCSF, on mental health and the medical profession, Aiming for Imperfection and open to the public. See here: https://insideguide.ucsf.edu/sites/insideguide.ucsf.edu/files/PDF/PatPattersonLecture2012.pdf
Speaker along with Kay Ryan, Poet Laureate 2009, sponsored by Granta, the British Literary Journal of New Writing, to launch its Medicine Issue: https://www.facebook.com/events/448491151862123/
Grand Rounds at Weill-Cornell Medical College in New York, was on Thursday, September 6, 2012, Noon. The talk was: “The Efficiency of Inefficiency: Three Stories
God’s Hotel came out on Thursday, April 26, 2012.
There was a FABULOUS Book Launch Party, Saturday, April 28th, 2012 at the Cliff Hotel n San Francisco.
Michael Krasny’s Forum on April 25th, KQED, 88.5, between 10-11 a.m., call-in.
A great Book Launch at Booksmith in San Francisco, April 27th, at 7:30pm.
Book Passages in Corte Madera, Sunday, April 29th at 1 pm.
Interview on the Kojo Nnamdi Show in Washington DC, May 1, 1 pm.
Politics and Prose, Washington DC, May 1 at 7 pm.
Bookshop West Portal in San Francisco, on May 3.
Books Inc in Berkeley, on Monday, May 7, 7:00 pm.
Kepler’s Bookstore in Menlo Park, on Tuesday, May 8, 7:00 pm.
West Coast Live, the live, syndicated San Francisco radio show, 10:am Saturday morning, May 12.
Bookshop Santa Cruz, at 7:00 pm, Thursday, May 17th.
Authors@Google in Mountain View on May 31;
Radio interview with KPFA’s Cover to Cover, on June 4th.
The Metropolitan Club in San Francisco, on Thursday, June 28th, 2012.
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