Friday, April 6, 2018
10:00 -1:00       Check In/ Registration
12:00                 Alicia Kowalski, MD -- Opening Remarks / Identification of Burnout
                           Kate Hagan, MD -- Burnout Assessment Tool
13:00                 Caroline Webb -- How to Have a Good Day
14:00                 Mary Brandt, MD – Taking Care of the Physician in Order to Care for Others
15:00                 Katy French, MD – Professionalism and Image of the Physician
16:00                 Breakout Sessions (Meditation, Yoga, Mindfulness---Miraval leaders)
18:00                 Reception/ Networking
19:00                 Dinner

Saturday, April 7, 2018
7:30                   Breakfast
8:00                   Hilary Blair, Articulate, KEYNOTE SPEAKER
9:00                   Sasha Shillcut, MD, KEYNOTE SPEAKER, Resilience: The Art of Falling Forward
10:00                George Eapen, MD, -- Communication for Effective Leadership Up and Down
11:00                Steve Stayer, MD - The Business of Investing in Physician Well-being
12:00                Lunch
13:00                Elizabeth Rebello, MD, MDACC Moderated Poster Session
14:00                Dianne Ansari-Winn, MD - From Misery to Mastery: Simple Strategies for Thriving in Your

                          Medical Practice
15:00                Breakout Sessions (Meditation, Yoga, Mindfulness---Miraval leaders)
18:00                Reception/ Networking
19:00                Dinner

Sunday, April 8, 2018
7:30                  Breakfast
8:00                  Panel: Eapen, MD, Hagan, MD & Teshome, MD -- Putting Career Challenges into Context
9:00                  Imelda Tjia, MD - Mastering Conflict Management
10:00                Megan Gunnell - Surviving to Thriving: Understanding the 5 Pillars of Self-Care, with Mini

                          Mandala art Experiential and Interpretation
11:00                Anthony Cooley, MD - Wellness and Life Balance: Tools from a Doctor's Journey
12:00                Lunch
13:00               Imelda Tjia, MD BCM -- Mastering Conflict Management
14:00               Breakout Sessions (Meditation, Yoga, Mindfulness---Miraval Leaders)
17:00               Adjournment


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.


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.
• Develop / strengthen resilience and diminish the impact of burnout, hence,  promoting physician      well-being.
• Be able to self-assess for strengths and improvement opportunities.



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

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Imelda Tjia, 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