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IrishmanSpeaks – Conor Cunneen

Healthcare Keynote Speaker:  Motivational Survivorship Speaker, Cancer Speaker, Oncology, Healthcare, Humor in the Workplace

DUAL CANCER SURVIVOR, IrishmanSpeaks Conor Cunneen says:

“Having had a prostatectomy and a thyroidectomy, I now have a unique Irish condition called ‘there’s not much left-o-me.’ “


Monty Python pajamas i purchased for my prostate cancer surgery. Honest!

Monty Python pajamas I purchased for my prostate cancer surgery. Honest!

“As the person who coordinates all of our speakers year after year, I want to tell you that you offered a very welcome breath of fresh air in booking and executing our keynote speech. Getting information from you was easy, you followed through on your commitments every time and you were an inspiration to our audience.”

WATCH Conor’s Healthcare Channel on YouTube. Learn and Laugh. Healthcare Keynote Speaker








Laugh as this two-time cancer survivor speaker (Prostate and Thyroid) speaks on Medical Records!

IrishmanSpeaks Conor Cunneen –  is a Chicago Humorous Speaker of the Year!

CONTACT Conor who has survived Thyroid Cancer and Prostate Cancer. “I’m not going for the hat-trick,” he says!


PHONE Chicago based Conor Cunneen for your next event at 630 718 1643

“As the person who coordinates all of our speakers year after year, I want to tell you that you offered a very welcome breath of fresh air in booking and executing our keynote speech. Getting information from you was easy, you followed through on your commitments every time and you were an inspiration to our audience.”

“You had me laughing and crying.” Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Listen to this healthcare keynote speaker’s award winning short humor speeech Customer Service in San Quentin!

Contact IrishmanSpeaks Conor Cunneen: Email or Phone 630 718 1643

“Our objective was a substantive business message but with an injection of humor. Conor hit the perfect balance to ensure a lasting memory” Abbott

Keynote Speaker Cancer / Oncology / Healthcare Speaker (Sample Intro – 149 words)

Conor Cunneen is an Irishman happily exiled in Naperville where he says the Guinness is drinkable, he’s had more corned beef than he ever had in Ireland and the natives are friendly!

This motivational Irish healthcare speaker has a humorous outlook on life. A two-time cancer survivor (note, he says two-time, NOT two-timing) he has experienced the trauma of hearing, “You have thyroid cancer” and “You have prostate cancer.” Conor’s response to the fact that he has had a thyroidectomy and a prostatectomy is that he now claims to have a unique Irish condition known as “There’s not much left-o-me.”

Prior to realizing his dream as a keynote speaker for healthcare and other industries, he was Foodservice VP Marketing Unilever and has worked in Ireland, UK and USA.

Please welcome a man who went into hospital for prostate surgery with a newly purchased pair of Monty Python pajamas, bearing the legend “It’s only a flesh wound.”

Conor Cunneen is a two-time cancer survivor and a Healthcare Speaker with a brogue!

Cancer is not funny, but this Chicago based Irish keynote speaker (healthcare, cancer, oncology) has developed an inspirational, fun-packed keynote speech about his cancer experience. It is probably only a man from County Cork, Ireland (and with the brogue to prove it) who could develop a keynote titled “It’s Just a Flesh Wound” about the experience of prostate cancer. See PR release from this humorous and motivational healthcare speaker who finds humor in most situations.

Conor was diagnosed with prostate cancer early 2007. “There are a number of treatment options available ranging from radiation to prostatectomy, in other words the removal of the prostate,” he says in his light lyrical brogue.

Prostate cancer develops slowly so this inspirational humorous healthcare speaker (on cancer, marketing, pharma) and former Marketing VP had time to consider his options. “I did a lot of research on the topic, spoke to a lot of people and ultimately opted for the prostatectomy. My information systems, i.e., my wife, advised I had to purchase new pajamas for the hospital, so that is why I entered Northwestern Memorial Hospital with pajamas bearing the Monty Python legend ‘It’s Just a Flesh Wound.’ I’ve been blessed with a great attitude and I believe every cloud does have a silver lining. As a result, I created a keynote of the same title. It is perfect for all conferences and events where an uplifting feel-good message is appropriate, which is basically everywhere.”

This was Irish healthcare speaker Cunneen’s second bout with cancer. “I had thyroid cancer some years ago when living back in Ireland. The whipped that out as well. I tell my audiences when I keynote that having had a prostatectomy and a thyroidectomy, I now have a unique Irish condition called ‘there’s not much left-o-me.'”

This ebullient Irishman’s communication style has been likened to an “Irish Dilbert,” and “James Joyce meets Tom Peters.”

His keynotes combine business experienced garnered in Ireland, UK and USA with a truly impish sense of humor. “As a keynote speaker and business humorist, I endeavor to provide Substance with Humor. I often develop purely humorous business material which I can then weave into serious business messages. That is when it becomes a real win-win.”

One of Conor’s proudest moments was when he won the coveted Chicago Toastmasters Humorous Speaker of the Year award for a speech on customer service in San Quentin jail. “That was a blast and a great career catalyst also. Since then I have spoken internationally in places as diverse as Helsinki, Madrid, London, Malaga and Glasgow.”


Conor is available to present as Keynote Speaker for your National Cancer Survivors Day where he will Energize, Educate and Entertain your audience on how he won his battle with prostate cancer and thyroid cancer.

Contact this Irish Healthcare Speaker for National Cancer Survivors Day HERE


The National Cancer Institute estimates up to 186,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. While prostate cancer does not have to be life-threatening, almost 30,000 men die from the disease each year.

Useful websites for Prostate Cancer

Contact Healthcare Speaker Conor Cunneen today.

Healthcare Speaker wins Humorous Speaker of Year Award

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Book reviews by Irish Keynote Speaker, Health care, Oncology, Humor in the Workplace, Conor Cunneen

Selection of Great Speeches on website of Humorous, Motivational Speaker Health care / Cancer / Oncology  Irishman Conor Cunneen

Healthcare Speaker Conor Cunneen will lift the spirits of any event that is looking for a speaker on healthcare / cancer / oncology / humor in the workplace.

If you have a budget that would make any healthcare lobbyist drool as he liaises with The House Speaker, healthcare speakers you might look at include Lance Armstrong who is one of the most inspirational motivational speakers you will ever see.

Other healthcare speakers include Entertainment Tonight host Leeza Gibbons who speaks on her mother’s Alzheimer journey; Senator Bill Frist is a nationally known speaker on healthcare. On the opposite side of the healthcare speaker rostrum you will find Governor Howard Dean. Getting those two healthcare speakers on stage might be an interesting session.

You will not have any difficulty in finding a speaker for your next event, BUT if you want to engage a healthcare speaker with a BRAND PROMISE to Educate, Energize, Entertain AND be Easy to work with (who also happens to have a brogue that would put a smile on a bulldog) then

Contact Chicago-based IrishmanSpeaks Healthcare Speaker Conor Cunneen today.













Who is Keynote Speaker at Healthcare conferences ?


Diabetes 2010 London July 6/7th

At this Healthcare conference, the keynote speaker is Dr. Rowan Hillson MBE, National Clinical Director for Diabetes, Department of Health, London

American Association of Nurse Practitioners 2010

June 27th, the closing keynotes speaker at this healthcare conference is Peter Van Sant, CBS News



Healthcare Press Releases


Cross Country Healthcare to Present at Conference – Wells Fargo Healthcare – Keynote Speaker Joseph A. Boshart, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cross Country Healthcare, Inc

Cross Country Healthcare, Inc. (Nasdaq:CCRN) announced today that it is scheduled to make a presentation on Thursday, June 24, 2010, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Time at the Wells Fargo Healthcare Conference being held at the InterContinental Boston Hotel in Boston.

Cross Country’s presentations will be webcast and accessible to the public online via the Company’s web site at


For further details on Keynote Speaker Joseph Boshart at Healthcare Conference Well Fargo



National Healthcare Conferences featuring keynote speakers include:

Healthways to Present at the Barclays Capit

Healthways nt at the Barclays Capital 2010 Global Healthcare Conference al 2010 Global Healthcare Conference

Healthways to present at Barclays Capital 2010 Global Healthcare Conference

Healthcare Distribution Management Association Conference 2010

Keynote Speaker Tom Daschle

Also: What’s In, What’s Out, What’s Ahead: 2010 Healthcare Marketplace Trends

Healthcare Keynote Speaker: Doug Long, President Industry Relations, IMS Health

MyHIMSS10 – Transforming Healthcare through IT

Keynote Speaker: Governor Jim Douglas, Vermont


Digital Healthcare Conference 2010

Keynote Speaker: Barry Chaiken


2010 Annual Behavioral Health Care Conference

Call for keynote speakers and presenters


World of Health IT Conference

Keynote Speaker: Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda


Health IT Summit for Government Leaders

Keynote Speakers: Carolyn M. Clancy – Agency for Healthcare Research


Famous Cancer Motivational Speakers and Cancer Survivor Speakers include:

Lance Armstrong – Testicular Cancer

Joe Torre prostate cancer survivor speaker

Actress Cynthia Nixon, breast cancer survivor speaker

Skater Scott Hamilton, testicular cancer survivor speaker

Fran Drescher (The Nanny) Uterine cancer survivor speaker


These people beat it, Two Time Cancer Surivivor and Chicago-based Irish keynote speaker beat it and so can you. If you need help or advice, The American Cancer Society is a caring and generous group of people.



Index of Healthcare Conventions




Conor recently became only the 63rd person in the history of Toastmasters International to receive ACCREDITED SPEAKER designation. Conor’s final presentation to receive this coveted designation was titled Pillars of Marketing Wisdom

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