Course Schedule

Thursday, March 14, 2013

7:00      Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00      Introduction/Welcome      Julie Silver, MD

8:30      Understanding the Publishing Industry      Julie Silver, MD

9:00      Writing a Nonfiction Book Proposal      Julie Silver, MD

10:00      Break

10:30      Writing Medical Newspaper Columns and Blogs      Suzanne Koven, MD

11:30      Lunch (on your own)

1:30      Publishing Procedures & Protocols      Julie Silver, MD, Moderator (Panel Discussion with Literary Agents & Editors)

2:30      Writing Psychology/Self-Help Books      Joseph Shrand, MD

3:15      Anton's Mistress:Writing and the Art of Medicine      Carolyn Roy-Borstein, MD

4:00      Dinner (on your own)

6:00      Oral Book Pitches Workshop      Julie Silver, MD

7:00-8:45      Writers' Workshop

*Please Note: Program changes/substitutions may be made without notice.

Friday, March 15, 2013

7:00      Continental Breakfast

8:00      Trends in Publishing: Effective Ways to Connect the Public with Health Information      Julie Silver, MD

9:00      Creating a Powerful Memoir      Regina Brooks

10:00      Ethical and Moral Values in Writing and Publishing      Ronald Schouten, MD, JD and James Silver, JD

10:45      Break

11:00      Narrative Writing in Healing:The Power of Stories      Elizabeth Rider, MD, MSW

11:45      Lunch (on your own)

1:00      The Merging of Memoir, Narrative and Self-Help Books      Julie Silver, MD

1:45      Making English Move      Susan Aiello

2:30      Break

3:00      Oral Book Pitches      Julie Silver, MD, Moderator

4:45      Reaching Patients and Readers through Social Media      Rusty Shelton

5:30      Dinner (on your own)

7:00-8:45      Writers' Workshop

Saturday, March 16, 2013

7:00      Continental Breakfast

8:00      Oral Book Pitches      Julie Silver, MD, Moderator

9:00      Working Ethically with the Media to Disseminate Your Message      Rusty Shelton

9:45      Panel Discussion on E-Books      Julie Silver, MD, Moderator

10:30      Break

10:45      Publishing is Changing the Way Medicine is Practiced      Julie Silver, MD

11:15      A Plan to Get Your Work Published this Year      Julie Silver, MD

11:45      Lunch (on your own)

1:30-4:30      Advanced Workshops

(Limited to 25 registrants per workshop; attendees can only sign up for one of these 3-hour workshops.)

Ethically Using Social Media in Publishing      Rusty Shelton

Writing a Book Proposal      Lisa Tener and Martha Murphy

Maximize Creativity and Write Productively      Shelley Carson, PhD

Memoir Writing      Leah Hager Cohen

The Craft of Writing      Susan Aiello


*Please Note: Program changes/substitutions may be made without notice.

**Separate fee required. Please see registration page for more details.

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Last update 10.14.2012