Keynote Conversations

Anchoring our six-day Health Matters community health event will be two keynote conversations you won’t want to miss! As we emerge from a year like no other, these sessions will help us focus on the positives we can we take away from our shared experience, and the lessons we can apply as we reconnect with others and our own humanity.

Tuesday, May 11 | 12:00 p.m. PT


Lessons from the bench: A conversation with Steve Kerr

Best known for winning eight NBA Championships, Golden State Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr is also regarded for his enlightened coaching style and ability to build chemistry and culture. How were his ideals tested by the pandemic, an interrupted season, and the continued loss of Black lives to police brutality? Join School of Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor for a thought-provoking conversation with Kerr about their shared passion for inspiring high-performance teams and keeping their organizations, communities, and themselves healthy.

Friday, May 14 | 12:00 p.m. PT


Moving past COVID with courage, hope, and self-compassion

As we emerge from a year like no other, how do we deal with the stress or anxiety that might accompany our return to normalcy? Join Stanford Medicine Community Council member Kori Shaw for an interview with best-selling author and lecturer Kelly McGonigal, who will share her neuroscience- and psychology-based insights for moving forward with courage, hope, and self-compassion. Through her teachings on stress and exercise, McGonigal shows us how to reclaim our sense of humanity as we begin to reconnect with others.


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