Speaking and Interviews

You did a great job (presenting), Beth.  It’s people like you who help the government get important things done.  Thank you for your dedication.”

Dr. Paul McGann, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

“I would like to thank you for your exceptional presentation…the educational content you presented is valuable for our audience and the feedback we have received has been extremely positive…We appreciate your expertise and ability to communicate so effectively on this topic.”

Dr. Lisa Richardson, Division Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Blood Disorders

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Partnership to Advance Cardiovascular Health 6th Annual Cardiovascular Policy Summit, “Left Out: Formulary Exclusions, Non-medical switching and Utilization Management”. May 22, 2023, Washington DC.

Cardiometabolic Patient Leadership Academy. “Fireside chat: Keys to success for disease education and patient storytelling”. May 21, 2023, Washington DC

Wisconsin Rheumatology Association Conference. Talk entitled “Non-medical switching and the importance of advocacy”. March 18, 2023, Kohler, WI.

Panelist, Patient & Provider Perspectives on the Impact of Treatment Choice, January 31, 2023, Treatment Choice Summit. Washington DC

LISTEN:  Patient Advocate Beth Waldron joined co-hosts Lauren Young, Erica Colee and Dale Colee on Pharmacy Facts with Friends. December 6, 2022

Pharmacy Benefit Managers: Pulling Back the Curtain, Partnership to Advance Cardiovascular Health End-of-Year Policy Forum, Chicago, Illinois November 4, 2022

Keynote, Anticoagulation Advocacy Summit, October 4, 2022

Fighting the Fight Together Through Advocacy, Washington Rheumatology Alliance Annual Conference, Leavenworth Washington September 18, 2022

PBMs and the Patients Perspective

The Pharmacy Podcast Network & Pharmacists United for Truth and Transparency.

Non-medical switching & the importance of self-advocacy

Mended Hearts Lunch & Learn Online Event, September 15, 2022

Cardiovascular Health Policy Summit, Washington DC, June 9, 2022. My panel begins at the 1:32 video mark. 

Testified to the Federal Trade Commission about the dangerous non-medical switching of anticoagulants. February 17, 2022.

MediCom Worldwide, Inc. discussing direct oral anticoagulants, obesity and venous thromboembolism to improve shared decision making with a goal of better patient outcomes.  January 2022

Beth Waldron, Patient Advocate, joined co-hosts Lauren Young and Megan Breheny on Pharmacy Facts with Friends January 2022

Hear from Beth Waldron, a patient advocate. Learn more about how insurance companies can hinder the doctor-patient relationship for chronic disease patients across the country.  February 2022

Featured Presentations

Closing speaker,  1rst Annual National VTE Advocacy Summit, New York, 4-15-2015

Featured speaker, “Understanding deep vein thrombosis (DVT):  What everyone needs to know”, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Blood Disorders Webinar Series,  3-6-2014

Expert panel, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of Blood Disorders, Research Priorities in Prevention, September 19-20, 2013

Featured speaker,  “Venous thromboembolism: an important patient safety issue warranting increased attention”, Partnership for Patients Federal Partners Meeting,  March 20, 2013

Contributor, “Authentically Engaging Patients to Amplify, Augment and Accelerate Progress”, National Quality Forum-National Patient Partnership, Washington DC, November 30, 2012

Contributor, “Patient and Family Engagement Affinity Group”, Weber-Shandwick, November 29, 2012

Panel speaker, “Patient engagement for improving hospital patient safety:  Community Care Transitions”, Partnership for Patients Hospital Engagement Network Convening, October 3, 2012

Contributor, “Authentically engaging patients and their families”, National Quality Forum-Partnership for Patients-National Patient Partnership joint meeting, Washington DC, August 9, 2012

Keynote speaker, “Venous thromboembolism from the patient perspective”, Premier Healthcare Alliance Hospital Engagement Network, Partnership for Patients Sprint series webinar, July 24, 2012

Panelist, 2.5 hour webinar on patient and family engagement with patient advocates, facilitated by HHS Partnership for Patients, July 23, 2012

Speaker, “VTE prevention in surgical patients:  practical aspects”, North Carolina Hospital Association Hospital Engagement Network webinar, June 13, 2012

Speaker, 2 hour plenary webinar on patient safety with US HHS Partnership for Patients leadership at CMS Innovation Center, Baltimore, MD May 22, 2012

Panelist, 1 hour breakout  webinar on Patient and Family Engagement to hospital contractors as a panelist, CMS Innovation Center,  Baltimore, MD May 22, 2012

Panelist, 2 hour webinar to patient advocates participating in the HHS Patient and Family Engagement Network.  CMS Innovation Center, Baltimore, MD May 22, 2012

Contributor, “Catalyzing action to revitalize the Partnership for Patients goals”, National Quality Forum-National Patient Partnership, Washington DC, April 30, 2012

Keynote speaker, “Venous thromboembolism: A patient safety issue from a patient perspective”, US Health and Human Services Partnership for Patients Hospital Engagement Network webinar, April 16, 2012

Speaker, “Patient safety: hospital associated venous thromboembolism”, North Carolina Safe Surgery Conference, North Carolina Hospital Association, Raleigh, NC January 25, 2012

Interviews available online

Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds  (30 minutes run time)  Show which aired on PBS stations nationwide

For a brief YouTube excerpt (jump to timepoint 3:50)  Johnson & Johnson created a series of YouTube videos extracted from the original 30 minute episode

CDC site video