**2018 Agenda Pending

After attending the conference, the target audience should be able to:
• Recognize signs/ symptoms of burnout in physicians.
• Develop keener insight into its impact on health care and patient outcomes.
• Recognize pitfalls and manage self-worth.
• Map out network systems / identify tactics for expanding network leading to   increased visibility among patients and colleagues in the          institutional, national and international arena.
• Develop / strengthen resilience and diminish the impact of burnout, hence,  promoting physician well-being.
• Learn about implementation of innovative programs in physician communities which help support the well-being of the individuals and the   group as a whole.

The organization of the CME and structure therein allows a flow that will provide the attendees opportunities to gain skills and elasticity in transitioning back and forth between professional and personal realms of skill implementation, gaining more than work/ life balance; working toward the goal of work/ life integration.

• Didactic lectures to identify burnout: incidence, symptoms, causes, mitigation,  and management.
• Skill building for professional short-cuts and proficiencies to help avoid burnout.
• Breakout session  experiences that identify personal skill building  techniques to facilitate resiliency, implement coping     

 mechanisms, and decrease stress.


Alicia Kowalski, MD – Program Chair
Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Perioperative Medicine

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Imelda Tijia, MD – Program Co-Chair
Assistant Professor, Department of Anesthesiology & Pediatrics

Baylor College of Medicine
Anitra Gallien** – Program Administrator
Senior  Administrative Assistant, Department of Anesthesiology
& Perioperative Medicine

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Janis Yadiny, MLS, BA
Associate Vice President, Faculty & Academic Development

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center