Provider Burnout and Professional Resiliency Conference

Provider Burnout and Professional Resiliency Conference
Register now! The Iowa Medical Society, in collaboration with a number of Iowa healthcare organizations, will be hosting a Provider Burnout and Professional Resiliency Conference on Thursday, February 8, 2018, at the Marriott West Des Moines. This multidisciplinary, day-long conference will offer general and breakout sessions covering topics such as recognition and prevention of burnout, facing the stigma of being a provider with mental health issues, and panel discussions with professionals who have experienced burnout.

Successfully combating burnout necessitates offering resources and opportunities to all members of a care team throughout the different stages of their professional careers. With this in focus, the Provider Burnout and Professional Resiliency Conference will offer an opportunity for all members of the healthcare team to come together on this important topic.

: Thursday, February 8, 2018

9:00 – 10:30 a.m.:                  Welcome and General Session: The Impact of Burnout - Tammy Rogers
We often think about burnout as an individual issue.  But burnout can actually impact an entire team, organization – or for that matter – industry.  Burnout’s effects can be seen in an organization’s attrition rates, customer service scores and employee engagement metrics.  And in the healthcare industry – the research suggests that burnout also negatively impacts our relationships with our patients and our professional colleagues.  

10:30 – 11:00 a.m.:                  Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.:       Breakout Sessions (3)
Reducing Physician Burnout through Lean Transformation - Paul DeChant, MD, MBA                                             

Is your organizational culture contributing to burnout? Do you know what you can do as a leader to help address issues of burnout? As a nationally recognized speaker and author, Dr. DeChant will share with participants how leaders and healthcare providers can undertake and address personal resilience, organizational culture, and practice efficiency to reduce the risk of burnout and enhance professional fulfillment.

Identification, A Deeper Dive - Tammy Rogers

Research suggests: Burnout levels among healthcare professionals are at critical levels. The causes of professional fatigue are the same (bureaucratic tasks, working too many hours and the computerizing of the practice), but the impact is higher. Burnout is linked to patient bias. Female physicians are more stressed out then their male counterparts.  In fact, the latest Mayo Clinic study shows that more than 50 percent of all US physicians are suffering from at least one symptom of burnout.  Participants will discover burnout interventions to keep them from ending up on the wrong side of the statistics.

Improving Resilience, Do you need anything else? - Vida Kollu, MD
When you are focused on managing the stress of relentless change it is easy to lose sight of the joy, meaning and purpose of your profession. Taking small steps devoted to improving your own resiliency will help you have a longer, more satisfying career and reduce your risk of burnout. Improving your personal resiliency may also have a positive impact on your team, your family, and all the patients with whom you interact.

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.:                  Networking Lunch

1:00 – 2:00 p.m.:                   Breakout Sessions (3)
Mindfulness: Using Your Hidden Superpower - Cheryl True, MD

Join this session to learn why mindfulness is a tool that can be practiced to help prevent or manage symptoms of burnout. Explore the positive “side effects” of mindfulness, as well as the scientific evidence surrounding mindfulness, while learning how to practice mindfulness in your daily life.

Making Sense of Generational Commonalities and Differences - Michael Wood

There’s no doubt that America is changing—a combination of shifting demographics, consumer needs and expectations. At the core of creating and maintaining a healthy work environment is a critical understanding of each generation’s inherent values and attitudes. Sharing insights from the pioneering new study--Generation Nation—this session will provide much-needed generational insight, clarity, and a revealing look at what is really on the minds of Gen Z, Millennials, Generation X and Boomers. Learn what organizations must do to create an environment that fosters collaboration and helps minimize stress and frustration. Attendees will walk away with a deeper, richer sense of each generation and the issues that are most important to them.  These findings are guaranteed to inform, immerse, and inspire!

Stress and Resilience on the Front Lines - Ryan Bayley, MD, CPC

In this session, Dr. Bayley will discuss the science behind our experience of stress in caring for the critically ill and injured. Drawing upon recent insights in neuroscience and cognitive behavioral therapy, he will explore how we are hard wired to experience stress, how this drives us towards burnout, and understanding this may improve our experience of our work.

2:00 – 2:15 p.m.:                      Break

2:15 – 3:30 p.m.:                   Closing Keynote: Preventing Physician Burnout - Returning Joy to Patient Care - Paul DeChant, MD, MBA
Physician Burnout is widely recognized as a significant challenge impacting health care provider organizations. This session will review the causes and manifestations of burnout and present key activities your organization can implement to reduce the drivers of burnout and return joy to patient care.

Continuing Education Credit

  • DO: Des Moines University (DMU) is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this program for a maximum of 4.75 AOA Category 2-A credits and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation in this activity.
  • MD: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Iowa Medical Society (IMS) through the joint providership of Des Moines University (DMU) and the Iowa Medical Society. DMU is accredited by IMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians. DMU designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Iowa Medical Society
  • Nurse: Des Moines University is Iowa Board of Nursing approved provider #112. This live activity has been reviewed and approved for 4.75continuing education contact hour(s). No partial credit awarded.
  • Other healthcare providers: This live activity is designated for 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.

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Thursday, 08 February 2018

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