FEBRUARY 16, 2019
Morning Session: THE TWO-HOUR MEDICAL SCHOOL FOR WRITERS
Does your character suffer a heart attack or struggle with asthma or diabetes? Does he/she receive a gunshot or stab wound, maybe an auto accident or broken leg? Maybe blunt trauma to the head or a serious infection. How are these varied maladies diagnosed and treated? What are the complications and possible outcomes? Go to “Med School” with DP Lyle, MD and learn how medicine really works from the street to the ER to ICU and OR.
Afternoon Session: ASK THE DOCTOR: A MEDICAL & FORENSICS Q&A SESSION
This session is completely interactive, free-form, and will address medical and forensics issues attendees might be having with their manuscripts. Attendees should bring their own specific story questions for discussion with the goal of adding depth and realism to their characters, scenes, and plots. This session is always fun and covers a broad range of medical and forensic topics.
Location:Best Western Seven Seas
411 Hotel Circle South
San Diego 92108
DP Lyle, MD
He has worked with many novelists and with the writers of popular television shows such as Law & Order, CSI: Miami, Diagnosis Murder, Monk, Judging Amy, Peacemakers, Cold Case, House, Medium, Women’s Murder Club, 1-800-Missing, The Glades, and Pretty Little Liars.
He was born and raised in Huntsville, Alabama where his childhood interests revolved around football, baseball, and building rockets in his backyard. The latter pursuit was common in Huntsville during the 1950’s and 60’s due to the nearby NASA/Marshall Space Flight Center.
After leaving Huntsville, he attended college, medical school, and served an internship at the University of Alabama; followed by a residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Texas at Houston; then a Fellowship in Cardiology at The Texas Heart Institute, also in Houston. For the past 40 years, he has practiced Cardiology in Orange County, California.