Past Academy of Medicine

Distinguished Guest Lecture & Dinner Meetings

The Annual Dinner Meeting provides the Academy with a unique opportunity to thank its gracious members and recognize distinguished medical students, residents and faculty.

  • 2013 — Featuring Dr. Abraham Verghese
  • Photo Gallery 2012
  • Slideshow 2009 — Featuring Dr. Rachel Naomi Remen
  • 2008 — Featuring Dr. Antonia C. Novello
  • 2007— Featuring Cokie Roberts
  • Photo Gallery 2006 — Featuring Naomi Judd
  • 2005 — Featuring Dr. Tom Crouch
  • 2004Featuring Dr. Mauro Ferrari
  • 2003Featuring Keith Lockhart
  • 2002 — Featuring Geraldine Ferraro
  • 2001 — Featuring Paula Zahn
  • 2000 — Featuring Carl Reiner
  • 1999Featuring Dr. Michael Levitt

2013 Annual Dinner

Abraham Verghese Geography is destiny. This simple phrase is woven like a thread through the tapestry of physician and best-selling author Abraham Verghese’s life and his work. Verghese was the keynote speaker at the 2013 Annual Dinner.

A professor for the theory and practice of medicine and senior associate chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine, Verghese is the author of My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story, chosen as a Best Book of the Year by Time magazine, and The Tennis Partner: A Story of Friendship and Loss.

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Dr. Remen

2009 Annual Dinner

For 2009 the Academy was privileged to host Rachel Naomi Remen, M.D., a renowned pioneer in the mind/body holistic health movement, best-selling author and nationally recognized medical reformer and educator.

Dr. Novello

2008 Annual Dinner

The 2005 dinner featured speaker Antonia C. Novello, M.D., M.P.H., Dr.P.H. Dr. Novello is a former Surgeon General of the United States, and former New York State Health Commissioner.

Ms. Roberts

2007 Annual Dinner

The 2007 dinner featured speaker Cokie Roberts. Ms. Roberts is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist and bestselling author.

Ms. Judd

2006 Annual Dinner

The 2005 dinner featured speaker Naomi Judd. Ms. Judd is an American country music singer, songwriter, author, and former nurse.

Dr. Crouch

2005 Annual Dinner

The 2005 dinner featured speaker Tom D. Crouch, Ph.D., Curator for the Aeronautics Divison of the National Air and Space Museum. Dr. Crouch discussed the history of the Wright Brothers and their pioneering efforts here in Dayton.

2004 Annual Dinner

The 2004 dinner featured speaker Mauro Ferrari, Ph.D., Associate Vice-President for Health Science Technology & Commercialization at The Ohio State University. The event was held on April 28, 2004 at the Dayton Art Institute.

Mr. Lockhart

2003 Annual Dinner

The 2003 dinner featured Keith Lockhart, Conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, and was held on Wednesday, April 30, 2003. Guests were treated to an elegant dinner on the main stage of the Schuster Performing Arts Center in Downtown Dayton.

2002 Annual Dinner

The 2002 dinner featured Geraldine Ferraro, the fiirst female candidate for vice-president, former congresswoman and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission. The dinner was held on Wednesday, April 24, 2002 at the Dayton Marriott Hotel.

2001 Annual Dinner

The 2001 dinner was held on Wednesday, April 25th at the Dayton Marriott. The Academy proudly presented guest lecturer Paula Zahn, national award-winning journalist and host of Fox Network's The Edge with Paula Zahn.

2000 Annual Dinner

The Academy of Medicine's Guest Speaker for the 2000 Spring Dinner was comedy legend Carl Reiner. The Emmy-Award winning actor and director entertained and amused our audience of distinguished members. The event was held on April 18, 2000 at the Five Seasons Country Club.

1999 Annual Dinner

Excellent food, fine entertainment, and an enjoyable lecture were presented April 28 at the 1999 Annual Dinner. The event featured Michael Levitt, M.D., gastroenterologist and associate chief of staff for research at the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs Medical Center. His presentation, "The Status of Flatus," educated and entertained those in attendance.