Signature Speaks: Community Health Events and Speakers


Are you interested in having our doctors come speak at an event? The Signature Speaks program provides local businesses and organizations with the opportunity to host board-certified, fellowship-trained physicians at community health events in St. Louis. Our doctors are experts in a variety of specialties, including orthopedics, sports medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, and many more.

We are passionate about health education and helping our local friends, family, and neighbors maintain their good health. Hosted by Signature Medical Group and its practices in partnership with local organizations and business, we present these events free of charge and open them to all ages.

Unsure of what to discuss? Our team will be happy to brainstorm a relevant topic for you and your audience. Maybe you’re a boutique fitness gym and you want to educate your patrons on how to recover from sports injuries. Or maybe you are involved with local senior organizations and want to help older adults understand the pros and cons of knee and hip replacements. We have experienced OB/GYNs who could come speak about women's health. The possibilities are endless.

Please contact or call 314-628-1650 x2623 for more information and to discuss partnering together to create a healthier community.

To see our scheduled events, please click here.

Some of our past events include:

Healthy Snacking

Date: February 27, 2019
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Intelica CRE

Registered dietitian Liz Erker presented a talk on healthy snacking and making better food choices to the employees of Intelica CRE, a consulting firm that provides commercial real estate advisory services in St. Louis

Holiday Orthopedic Forum: Meet the Doctors

Date: December 12, 2018
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Location: The Lodge Des Peres

A panel of orthopedic physicians and attorneys came together to discuss workers' compensation issues including injuries of the hand, wrist, foot, ankle, knee, and spine. One hour of Certified Case Managers CEUs, Adjuster CEUs and Nursing CEUs were available for this event.

From Couch to Championship: Overcoming Fitness Injuries

Date: November 14, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: SSM Health St. Mary's Hospital

Two local orthopedic doctors from Signature Orthopedics West County, Dr. Scott Zehnder and Dr. Vince Lai, presented on common fitness injuries affecting the knees and shoulders. The physicians also discussed the popularity of boutique fitness programs and the potential for injury from high intensity fitness regimens.
Partners: Arthritis Foundation, SSM Health

Outrun Injuries

Date: May 10, 2018
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Location: Fleet Feet St. Louis – South County location

This event focused on common running injuries. Two of our orthopedic doctors from Premier Care Orthopedics, Dr. Christopher Palmer and Dr. Nicolas Martin, presented on foot and ankle injuries as well as other aspects of podiatric care.
Partners: Fleet Feet St. Louis, Arthritis Foundation

Knee-Deep in Pain

Date: February 27, 2018
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: The Lodge Des Peres

This event focused on common causes of knee pain. Dr. John Tessier presented, providing insight on the many different knee pain treatment options available in today’s market.
Partner: Arthritis Foundation