Speaker Diana Nyad is Closing Keynote at the Boston Healthcare Event Planetree Conference

More than 1,000 healthcare professionals, patients and family members are participating in the Planetree International Conference on Patient-Centered Care, held at the Boston Marriott Copley Place in Boston, Massachusetts from October 11-14. Now in its 23rd year, the conference will highlight patient-centered care as a viable solution for achieving the “Triple Aim” goal of better care and better health at lower costs. With many speakers sharing their groundbreaking insights on healthcare at the event, such as Dr. Kevin Pho, the highly anticipated closing keynote is record-breaking endurance athlete and sports journalist Diana Nyad.

At the age of 64, in her fifth and final attempt, Nyad successfully fulfilled her lifelong dream of completing the 110-mile swim from Cuba to Florida on September 2, 2013. Upon completing her grueling 53 hour journey, a breathless Nyad told the world, “I have three messages. One is we should never ever give up. Two is you are never too old to chase your dreams. And three is it looks like a solitary sport but it takes a team.”

Nyad is a prominent sports broadcaster, filing compelling reports for NPR, ABC’s Wide World of Sports, Fox Sports, and the New York Times. She has written three books and speaks French and Spanish fluently. Nyad has also earned the reputation of a uniquely passionate and entertaining public speaker, giving audiences noteworthy advice on achieving your goals and following your dreams with perseverance.

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