2012 - 2013
November 6, 2014: Englewood Hospital, New Jersey
December 5, 2013: University of Pennsylvania
Grand Rounds, Department of Dermatology, 11AM
October 26, 2013: Atlanta, GA
American Society of Bioethics & Humantities, 8AM
October 18, 2013: Montefiore Hospital, NY
Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine, 12PM
September 24, 2013: Beth Israel Medical Center, NY
Grand Rounds, Department of Medicine, 8:30AM
May 10-11, 2013: Prague, Czech Republic
Making Sense of Pain
April 9, 2013: New York Medical Center
Department of Medical Humanities, Grand Rounds, 12PM
March 7, 2013: Your Life After Trauma with Michele Rosenthal (Radio Show)
How to Effectively Communicate Pain;
March 16, 2010 CUNY Lecture Series, City College
In Pain Language
Brooklyn dermatologist Dr. David Biro knows what it's like to be at both ends of the medical spectrum, as doctor and a patient. Biro was only 31 when he was diagnosed with a rare and serious blood disease that required a bone marrow transplant. "When I was in pain from the ulcers in my mouth after chemotherapy and radiation, my 'simple picture' consisted of a series of small fires that swept down the piping of my GI tract," said Biro, using the term "simple picture" to describe the "silent wall of suffering" that accompanies most serious illnesses and their treatment. Speaking at a Book Talk lecture sponsored by CCNY's Center for Worker Education, Biro, now assistant clinical professor of dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, discussed his latest book "The Language of Pain: Finding Words, Compassion, and Relief." He shares how language, whether spoken, written or drawn, can be used to communicate physical and emotional pain. "Language can be as powerful as medicine."
April 14, 2010: University of Iowa
The Examined Life: Writing and the Art of Medicine Conference
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will host a three-day conference focusing on the links between the science of medicine and the art of writing.
The University of Iowa is among the nation's premier centers for creative writing, and its programs attract writers from all over the world. A dozen Pulitzer Prize-winners, numerous National Book Award recipients, and four recent US Poet Laureates have attended the University of Iowa. The University is home to the International Writing Program, the Nonfiction Writing Program, the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, and the Iowa Review. It is also home to the Iowa Writers' Workshop, the first creative writing degree program in the United States, and the model for contemporary writing programs.
September 6, 2010: McGurk on 4
McGurk on 4
Dr Biro will make a radio appearance on McGurk on 4, an Irish radio program
September 8, 2010: The Forum
"This week on The Forum presenter Bridget Kendall looks at the perils of communication and the dangers of keeping silent. What is it about pain that makes it so hard to put into words? American doctor David Biro has personal experience of the difficulties of articulating intense physical pain and explains why finding new language to express it may ease the agony".