Speakers Bureau

Through Triage Cancer’s Speakers Bureau, cancer centers, hospitals, cancer organizations, and other groups that are coordinating educational events or cancer conferences can be connected with expert speakers on various cancer survivorship issues.

Triage Cancer's Speakers Bureau also includes cancer survivors and caregivers who have experience sharing their cancer journey with a variety of audiences. If you are planning an event, it is a good idea to request speakers as early as possible. Some of our speakers are often booked months in advance.

Below you can learn more about each speaker, sort speakers by particular areas of expertise, request a speaker directly, and read about potential topics that you may want to include in your next event!

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David Tabatsky


David Tabatsky is a writer, editor, teacher and performing artist.His memoir, American Misfit, was released in November 2017. He has coached, co-written, and edited several inspirational memoirs of people surviving cancer, stroke, abuse, and conversion therapy, as well as numerous self-help guides. David is the co-author of several books about cancer, including Rx for Hope, (Rowman & Littlefield 2018) Reimagining Women’s Cancers and Reimagining Men’s Cancers (HCI 2016), The Cancer Book: 101 Stories of Courage, Support and Love (Chicken Soup for the Soul 2009) and the author of Write for Life: Communicating Your Way Through Cancer.

He coauthored Dear President Obama: Letters of Hope from Children Across America (Beckham 2009) and wrote The Boy Behind the Door: How Salomon Kool Escaped the Nazis (Ktav 2009). David also coauthored The Intelligent Divorce and The Wright Choice: Your Family’s Guide to Healthy Eating, Modern Fitness and Saving Money. David was the consulting editor for Marlo Thomas and her New York Times bestseller The Right Words at the Right Time, Volume 2: Your Turn (Atria 2006).

David has worked professionally in theatre and circus as an actor, clown and juggler, at New York City’s Lincoln Center, Radio City Music Hall and the Beacon Theatre and throughout the United States and Europe, most notably at the Chamäleon in Berlin, New End Theatre in London, Folies Pigalle in Paris and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where THE STAGE wrote, “He is a supremely skillful performer and fine actor, reaching levels no other comics have matched at this Fringe.” David wrote and directed Kinderzirkus Taborka at the renowned Tempodrom in Berlin.

David received his BA in Communications and an MA in Theatre Education, both from Adelphi University. He has taught for the American School of London, die Etage in Berlin, the Big Apple Circus School, The United Nations International School and the Cathedral of St. John the Divine. He served on the theatre faculty at Adelphi University and The Cooper Union and was a teaching artist for The Henry Street Settlement with a focus on special education.

He is currently completing two memoirs, a short story collection, and a revised version of Write for Life, all to be published in 2019.

Topics: Coping Techniques; Expressive Writing; and Humor & Medicine.