Keynote Speaker


"Dr. Verghese is a clinician known for his commitment to preserving physician empathy and emphasizing the value of physical examination to enhance the 'two-way' relationship between physicians and their patients."

– Stephen Tilles, MD, FACAAI,
Program Chair and President-Elect

The Care in Caring: Finding What is Timeless in an Era of Change

Saturday, November 12 • 9:35 – 10:15 am

Don't miss ACAAI's stellar keynote speaker, Dr. Abraham Verghese.

Dr. Abraham VergheseAbraham Verghese, MD, MACP, is Professor and Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor and Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the School of Medicine at Stanford University. He is also the critically acclaimed, best-selling author of Cutting for Stone and other books, and is a physician with an international reputation for his focus on healing in an era where technology often overwhelms the human side of medicine. In February 2014, he received a Heinz Award from Teresa Heinz and the Heinz Family Foundation. The awards – given annually in the areas of Arts and Humanities; Environment; Human Condition; Public Policy; and Technology, the Economy and Employment – celebrate the enduring spirit of hope and the power of innovation.


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