Finding Joy and Purpose:  Building a Community of Wellness
April 5 – 7, 2018 Omni La Costa Resort and Spa – Carlsbad, CA

Thursday, April 5th

8:00 - 11:00 am

Pre-Conference Workshop:  Educator’s Forum (optional; pre-registration required)

11:00 - 11:45 am
Orchid Terrace

Welcome Lunch for First-Time Attendees

12:00 - 12:15 pm
Poinsettia 1 & 2

Annual Meeting Opens

12:15 - 1:15 pm
Poinsettia 1 & 2

The Psychology of Well-Being (no slides)
Art Markman, PhD, Professor of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin

1:15 - 1:45 pm
Poinsettia 3

Break; Exhibits Open

1:45 - 3:00 pm

Concurrent Breakout Workshops



Utilizing the Resident Wellness Scale to Assess Impact of Interventions on Resident, Program and Institutional Levels: Crittenton Hospital Medical Center/ Wayne State University
Tsveti Markova, MD, Designated Institutional Official
R. Brent Stansfield, PhD, Director of Graduate Medical Education


Three Dimensions of Resilience and Fulfillment:  Virginia Mason Medical Center
Gillian Abshire, RN, Director, GME
Joyce Lammert, MD, Designated Institutional Official
Ryan Pong, MD, Deputy Designated Institutional Official and Program Director, Transitional Year


Pursuing Excellence:  Early Lessons Learned from the Field
Lori Smith, MBA, Administrative Director, GME, Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Kalli Varaklis, MD, MSEd, Designated Institutional Official, Maine Medical Center
Richard Vath, Jr., MAEd, Director of Innovation Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center 

3:00 - 3:30 pm
Poinsettia 1 & 2

Annual Town Hall

3:30 - 4:30 pm
Poinsettia 1 & 2

Fired Up or Burned Out?  Transforming the Individual, The Team and The Organization (no slides)
Dan Diamond, MD, Motivational Speaker, Medical Disaster Relief Director and Author (handout)

4:30 - 5:30 pm

Book Club (optional; pre-registration required)
James Dalton, MD, FACP, Director of Medical Education, Bassett Medical Center 
Mohammed Samee, MD, RN, Program Director, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

5:30 - 7:00 pm
Edge Pool & Diversions Terrace


Friday, April 6th

7:00 - 8:00 am
Poinsettia 3

Buffet Breakfast; Exhibits Open

8:00 - 9:30 am
Poinsettia 1 & 2

Keynote Address:  Burnout Proof Live
Dike Drummond, MD, The Happy (handout)

9:30 - 10:00 am
Poinsettia 3

Break; Exhibits Open

10:00 - 11:00 am
Poinsettia 1 & 2

Organizational Strategies to Promote Well-Being (no slides)
Tait Shanafelt, MD, Chief Wellness Officer, Stanford (Handout)

11:15 am-12:45 pm

Concurrent Breakout Workshops
(Lunch served in meeting rooms.  Actual sessions to start around 11:30 and 75 minutes in length)


Creating Your Personal Learning Network: 10 Tips For Building Personal and Systems Resiliency and Well-Being:  HealthPartners Institute
Felix Ankel, MD, VP, Health Professions Education
Kelly Frisch, MD, Chief of Clinical Learning
Michelle Noltimier RN, MBA, Director of PA and NP Education


Creation and Strategic Development of a Multi-Institutional Well-Being Taskforce at the University of Illinois College of Medicine Peoria, OSF St. Francis Medical Center and Unity-Point Health Methodist: Why, How and What’s Next?:  OSF St. Francis Medical Center/University of Illinois COM-Peoria
Gerald P Wickham, EdD, Assistant Dean for Medical Education and Evaluation, Assistant Professor, Health Sciences Education, Chair, Well-Being Taskforce
Crystal Coan, MBA, Performance Improvement Project Manager


Articulating the Value Calculus of GME in Independent Academic Medical Centers
Robert Ficalora, MD, Program Director, Internal Medicine, Billings Clinic
Debi Kellogg, System Director of Medical Education, Trinity Health

1:00 - 2:30 pm
Poinsettia 1 & 2

National Panel on Well-Being (no slides)
Jay Bhatt, DO, Sr. Vice President and CMO, AHA
Tim Brigham, MDiv, PhD, Chief of Staff and Sr. Vice President of Education, ACGME
Don Goldmann, MD, Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, IHI
Darrell Kirch, MD, President and CEO, AAMC (handout)
Graham McMahon, MD, Chief Executive Officer, ACCME
Susan Skochelak, MD, Group Vice President, Medical Education, AMA

2:45 - 5:15 pm

A Mini Well-Being Retreat with Dike Drummond, MD
Dike Drummond, MD, The Happy (handout)

6:30 pm

Annual Awards Dinner - Off Property at Pacifica Del Mar
Motor Coach Pick-Up at Spa Curb at 6:00 pm

Saturday, April 7th 

7:00 - 7:45 am
Poinsettia 3

Buffet Breakfast; Exhibits Open

7:45 - 8:45 am
Poinsettia 1 & 2

Physician Burnout:  Drivers, Consequences and Mitigating Strategies
Lotte Dyrbye, MD, Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic (Handout)

9:00 - 10:15 am

Concurrent Breakout Workshops


Integrating Well Being into Clinical Teaching – An Improv Faculty Development Experience:  Aurora Health Care
Jacob Bidwell, MD, DIO and Director, GME Programs
Carla Kelly, DO, MMM, Chair & Program Director, OB-Gyn
Wilhelm Lehmann, MD, Chair & Program Director, Family Medicine
Deborah Simpson, PhD, Director, Medical Education Programs


Changing the Culture: Addressing Stress in Residents, Patients and Families:  Sinai Hospital of Baltimore
Changing the Culture - Handout
Tracey Clark, MD, Pediatric Program Director
Danielle Eichner, MA ATR-BC, LCPC, Art Therapist – Pediatric Hematology & Oncology
Kaydee Kaiser, MD, PL-2 Pediatric Resident
Katherine Ryan, DO, PL-3 Pediatric Resident
Aziza Shad, MD, Pediatric Chair


Using the EMR As A Teaching Tool
Jacob Habboush, Research Volunteer, Orange Park Medical Center
Chris Nemets, RN, MSN, CNML, System Director and Chief Nursing Informatics Officer, Sparrow Hospital
Mohammed Samee, MD, Program Director, Internal Medicine, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center

10:15 - 10:45 am
Poinsettia 3

Break; Exhibits Open

10:45 - 11:30 am
Poinsettia 1 & 2

Poster Slam

GME as Key Leaders in Well-Being – Leading from the Middle to Engage Residents, Faculty and CMO Partners
Jacob Bidwell, MD, DIO and Director, GME Programs, and Tricia La Fratta, MBA, Manager, Graduate Medical Education, Aurora Health Care

Assessing OB/GYN Resident and Faculty Well-Being through Existing Measures and a 3-Item Well-Being Check-in Card
Naomi Light, MD, and Erika Copperman, DO, Residents, OB-Gyn, Aurora Health Care

Creating a New Mindfulness-Based Resident Wellness Curriculum
Kendra Mahoney, MD, Resident, OB-Gyn, Saint Francis Hospital & Medical Center

Sharing the Resident Wellness Scale for Multi-Institutional Study and Promotion of Resident Wellness
R. Brent Stansfield, Director of Education, Office of Graduate Medical Education, Crittenton Hospital/Wayne State University 

Examination of Entering Residents’ Self-Reported Confidence and Supervision Needs Performing AAMC Entrustable Professional Activities
William Yost, MD, Vice President of Medical Education, UnityPoint Health – Des Moines

11:30 am-12:00 pm
Poinsettia Foyer and
Poinsettia 1 & 2

Staffed Poster Displays

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Poinsettia 1 & 2

Closing Session and Boxed Lunch
Resilience Can’t be Taught – But It Can Be Learned

Carine Nzodom, MD, PGY-IV Psychiatry Resident, Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center