Over the years, I've given a number of talks and presentations at medical conferences, young adult cancer patient events, etc. It's one of my favorite parts of my career - speaking with specialist audiences and people who can 'use' the information in a direct and practical way. Here are a selection of some of my more favorite talks. Career highlights include: Harvard Medical School, Lagos Medical School, McGill Medical School, Performing Medicine Conference in London, Seymour Centre Sydney, National University of Singapore, and more. I am particularly proud of my regular talks at FIND YOUR SENSE OF TUMOUR - run by Teenage Cancer Trust - and by events with the BRIGHTLIGHT research team.
While You Wait for a Podcast (and Short Film) below. Also featured on FOUR THOUGHT, Radio 4, click here.
In addition to performing, Brian leads a number of workshops for students, emerging artists and interested community groups. LET ME HEAR YOUR BODY TALK is a workshop on autobiography & performance which was developed for DaDa Festival at Bluecoat, Liverpool and also facilitated for HOME (Manchester), Performing Medicine at Shoreditch Town Hall (London), Limmud (Warwick) and National University of Singapore. To enquire about a workshop please be in touch.
Since 2003, Brian has toured his show BALL & Other Funny Stories About Cancer to medical schools and universities extensively, first through support of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation for Humanism in Medicine and the Canadian Association of Psychosocial Oncology, and then through lots of other organisations. Performances of BALL and follow-up workshops were brought as special events or keynote speeches at over 50 universities and organisations. Although BALL went into semi-retirement in 2007, upon moving to the UK, Brian began producing the show for new audiences, and crafting medical school lessons around autobiography and medical/performance ethics. Since 2009, Brian has worked as an Associate Artist for Performing Medicine, a project by the Clod Ensemble. During this time he’s convened courses, given workshops and performances at King’s College School of Medicine, Imperial University, Southampton University and Barts & The London Hospital, Sydney University Medical School and Harvard Medical School.