Physician Well-Being

Friday, May 18, 2018
Swedish Cherry Hill SECC
500 17th Avenue
Seattle, WA

Physicians and other clinicians routinely encounter stressful professional and personal situations. Poor stress management is precipitated and perpetuated by bad habits, time constraints, cognitive load and inattention. 

This conference is designed to provide physicians and other allied healthcare professionals with tools to manage the stress they experience on a daily basis. Mindfulness and meditation techniques, creative movement, improvisation, and exercise will all be presented and practiced in a stress-free, compassionately guided conference environment.

This symposium is intended for all physicians and healthcare professionals in the Puget Sound area.

*Online registration is now closed. Walk in registration will be available the day of the conference.*

Details

Ultimately, individual physicians will personally benefit from taking better care of themselves. Such efforts would probably lead to increased job satisfaction and overall wellbeing, and reduce likelihood of physicians experiencing an overwhelming sense of stress and burnout. The organizations employing physicians will benefit by having more productive and efficient health-care providers in conjunction with reduced absenteeism, job turnover, and recruitment and retention issues. And perhaps the patients themselves will benefit by receiving better quality of care.

This conference is designed to provide physicians and other allied healthcare professionals with tools to manage the stress they experience on a daily basis. Mindfulness and meditation techniques, creative movement, improvisation, and exercise will all be presented and practiced in a stress-free, compassionately guided conference environment.

Agenda

Objectives

At the conclusion of this symposium, the participant will provide better patient care through an increased ability to:

  • Practice self-renewal strategies for enhanced resilience
  • Incorporate mindfulness practice in everyday life, including the professional workflow
  • Self-assess skills at improvisational listening, learning, and collaborating
  • Integrate creative movement and improvisation in everyday life, including the professional workflow

Credit

Accreditation with Commendation
Swedish Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
Swedish Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Faculty

Darcy Constans, M.D.
Family Medicine
The Polyclinic

Claudia Finkelstein, M.D.
Clinical Associate Professor, UW Medicine
Director, UW Medicine Faculty Wellness
Co-chair, UW School of Medicine Faculty Wellness Committee
College Faculty Member Emeritus, UW School of Medicine Colleges

Carolyn McManus, PT, MS, MA
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor 
Outpatient Rehabilitation
Swedish Medical Center First Hill 
Research Division,
Veterans Administration Puget Sound Health System 

Robbie Sherman, M.D.
Family Medicine
The Polyclinic

John Wynn, M.D.
Medical Director, PsychoOncology and Supportive Care 
Swedish Cancer Institute 
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
University of Washington School of Medicine

Swedish CME maintains full control of the context of every course we provide. It is our policy to identify and resolve all speaker and planner conflicts of interest. Each speaker is required to give a balanced, evidence-based presentation that is free of commercial bias.


Planning Committee

John Wynn, M.D., Course Director
Claudia Finkelstein, M.D.
Tom Linde, MSW
Carolyn McManus, PT, MS, MA
Mindy Stern, MSW
Kristina Schellie, MSW
Robbie Sherman, M.D.
Caye Boosalis, MEd, CME Manager
Mark Igama, CME Specialist II


Fees

   Advance
Registration
M.D./D.O.  $265* 
Allied Health Professionals $135* 
Resident/Fellow/Medical Student Please contact Swedish CME to register.

*After May 6, 2018, add $30 to Advance Registration pricing

Registration Information
Pre-registration is required as space is limited. Participants who register by May 8, 2018  will receive an email reminder. Registrations will only be processed when accompanied by full payment. 

Cancellation
To receive a refund, notice of cancellation must be received no later than Monday, May 7, 2018. 

Special Accommodations
If you require specific dietary or physical accommodations, please contact Swedish CME at cme@swedish.org or 206-386-2755. 

Registration Fees
The fees for this course includes catering, all instruction materials, online syllabus access and a certificate of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™