From Burnout To Brilliance: Physician Wellness Symposium
Physician burnout is a crisis, claiming 400 doctors annually and negatively impacting patient outcomes. Of 8,000 physicians surveyed, almost 50% reported at least one symptom of burnout. A more recent publication puts that number at 54%.
This symposium will provide physicians with insight and tools to improve their well being and avoid burnout. It offers didactic lectures on professional skills and shortcuts to success, as well as experiential breakout sessions to promote personal health and wellness.
This conference is sponsored by MD Anderson's Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine department, Clinical Education department, and Office of Faculty and Academic Development along with Baylor College of Medicine. CME credits are available.
Gregory Gilbert, M.D.
San Mateo EMS Medical Director
Stanford University Department of Emergency Medicine
Writer for Time Magazine and author of the August 2015 article Doctors on Life Support.
Tait Shanafelt, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Medical Education
- Identifying etiology and impact of burnout: Improve ability to recognize signs and symptoms of burnout in physicians and gain insight into its impact on health care and patient outcomes.
- Break-out sessions: Develop skills for three aspects of human existence (physical, emotional and spiritual) strengthen resilience, diminish the impact of issues that can lead to burnout.
- Novel ideas resulting in innovative programs and incentives: Learn about implementation of innovative programs in physician communities that help support the well-being of the individuals and the group as a whole.
- Networking tool: Map out network systems and identify tactics for expanding your professional network leading to increased visibility among patients and colleagues.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center conference number: MCON 1364
This conference offers 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM, of which 6.00 are designated in the area of medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
Target Audience: The course should be of value to physicians of all specialties.
Conference brochure/agenda to come.
Agendas are subject to change because we are always striving to improve the quality of your educational experience. MD Anderson may substitute faculty with comparable expertise on rare occasions necessitated by illness, schedule conflicts and so forth.
Please let us know what specific topics, issues or questions you wish to see addressed or emphasized in this activity via fax at 713-745-4406 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All responses will be forwarded to the Program Chair for consideration.
After attending the conference, participants should be able to:
- Recognize signs/ symptoms of burnout in physicians and develop keener insight into its impact on health care and patient outcomes.
- Improve their ability to recognize pitfalls and manage self-worth. Work on own career issues and develop solutions.
- Map out network systems for career development and identify tactics for expanding network leading to increased visibility among patients and colleagues in the institutional, national and international arena.
- Develop skills to cope with three aspects of human existence (physical/ emotional/ spiritual) in order to strengthen resilience and diminish the impact of issues that can lead to burnout, hence, promoting physician well-being.
- Learn about implementation of innovative programs in physician communities which help support the well-being of the individuals and the group as a whole.
This three-day CME symposium will address burnout in physicians and current existing gaps. The format will include didactic sessions, panel discussions and breakout sessions. Furthermore, the organization and structure of the CME allows attendees to move back and forth between the professional and personal realms of skill implementation. Ample time will be allotted for audience participation through discussion sessions.
Finally, a validated burnout assessment tool will be administered prior to the symposium as well as designated intervals after. Tracking this data short-term and long-term will provide feedback on the impact and enduring contribution to practitioners in their practice and work/life integration.
A course evaluation form will provide participants with the opportunity to comment on the value of the program content to their practice decisions, performance improvement activities or possible impact on patient health status. Participants will also have the opportunity to comment on any perceived commercial bias in the presentations as well as to identify future educational topics.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 12.00 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME certificates and attendance verification certificates
Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM or certificates documenting attendance will be provided to participants. To obtain a CME certificate, physicians must submit a completed evaluation questionnaire and a CME verification form.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has implemented a process whereby everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that could potentially affect the information presented. MD Anderson also requires that all faculty disclose any unlabeled use or investigational use (not yet approved for any purpose) of pharmaceutical and medical device products. Specific disclosure will be made to the participants prior to the educational activity.
Physician Payments Sunshine Act
MD Anderson complies with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act as part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Accordingly, we may be required to collect information on transfer of value provided to any covered recipient under the ACA.
Registration form to come soon. For questions about registration, email Anitra Gallien at ADGallien@mdanderson.org.
General registration information
- Registration form to come. Advance registration by 2/1/2017 is encouraged as space and materials are limited.
- The opening session of the conference will begin at 3:00pm. on Friday March 31, 2017, and the conference will adjourn at 3 p.m. on Sunday, April 2, 2017.
- The course registration fee includes the tuition and reception.
- Postmarked before 2/1/2017: $550
- Postmarked after 2/1/2017: $650
We will accept the following forms of payment:
- Check (payable through U.S. banks only)
- Money order
- Credit cards (MasterCard, VISA and American Express)
Other Ways to Register
Fax registration and payment information to the attention of Anitra Gallien: 713-745-4406
The registration fee, minus a $100 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before 2/28/2017. No refunds will be granted after that date.
The request for a registration refund must include the tax identification number of the company or institution if registration was paid by a company or institution check. For additional information, contact Anitra Gallien at email@example.com.
The symposium reserves the right to cancel activities prior to the scheduled date if low enrollment or other circumstances make it necessary. Each registrant will be notified by mail, email or at the phone or fax numbers given on the registration form.
In case of activity cancellation, the full registration fee will be refunded.
Burnout to Brilliance reserves the right to limit the number of participants in a program and is not responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available.
Hotel reservations can only be made by visiting the Travaasa reservation page designated for conference participants.
- Room rate: $350
- Daily Resort fee: $75
- All food inclusive: $165.00
- Please contact TRAVAASA Austin if you have any special dietary or ADA accommodation needs
- Local phone: 512-364-0061
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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