Conferences Point Out Need for Connectedness

This spring was a season filled with conferences. I’ve written about the NAHCPC’s conference previously, where our panel discussed the importance of caring for caregivers. Other conferences I participated in included two with a focus on the workplace, where I presented or led a panel for the American Psychiatric Association Foundation’s Center for Workplace Mental Health.

Alleviating Burnout: One Conference’s Structural Take on this Industry-Wide Issue

On the tails of destructive Hurricane Harvey, University of Texas MD Anderson Center pushed on with a 2-day conference – Beyond Resiliency Training: Organizational Strategies to Alleviate Burnout and Increase Wellness in Academic Medicine. With a sold-out registration, this symposium promised spirited discussion and rich dialogue around the solutions to burnout.

Doctors Are In Pain: A Different Perspective on Why We Should Address Burnout

A group of over 400 healthcare leaders – the majority physicians – convened in the smoky particulate plume of San Francisco last week to attend the American Conference on Physician Health. The theme this year was “Finding Joy in Medicine”.