American College Of Surgeons - Inspiring Quality: Highest Standards, Better Outcomes

Session Code: DC19
Title: From Normalized Stress to the Precipice of Burnout: Strategies to Retain Joy in the Profession
Date and Time of Session: Wednesday, October 25: 10:00 am - 2:15 pm
Description: Burnout is rampant among those in the helping professions, in particular surgeons facing the demands of performing invasive procedures in high stakes settings coupled with increasingly onerous regulatory demands that seem to distance us from our patients. Attendees will learn about the impact of chronic normalized stress on the physical and mental health of surgeons and interactive skills sessions on achieving mindfulness through various approaches, unpredictable lifestyles, and exposure to chronic stress will be addressed. Participants will experience personal coaching and develop concrete skills help them take better care of themselves and pass these skills on to others. Topics addressed include stress management and relaxation techniques, physical activity, nutrition, time management, cognitive restructuring, and attitude.
CME Credit Hours: 4
Webcast Package Available: No
Audio Package Available: No
Education / Outcomes & Safety (EDU)
Sponsored By:
Board of Governors Physician Competency and Health Workgroup, Women in Surgery Committee
Program Participants:
Adam Deutchman, MD FACS
Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD, FACS
Speaker Introduction
Adam Deutchman, MD FACS
Speaker Energy Leadership: Emotional Intelligence and Responding vs. Reacting to Your Environment
Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD, FACS
Speaker Movement and Exercise for the Busy Surgeon
Natalie Johnson, MS
15 Minute Break
Speaker Work-Life Integration and Setting Priorities
Barbara Koffske Reid, PhD, MA, MEd, LMFT
Speaker Stress Reduction Techniques, Mindfulness, and Meditation
Sharmila Dissanaike, MD, FACS
Discussion/Questions and Answers