Oct
24
to Oct 28

Mindful Practice Teacher Training Workshop

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Mindful Practice Teacher Training
October 24-28, 2017

A 5-day, retreat-like workshop designed to enable clinicians and medical educators deepen their skills in mindful practice and their ability to teach and develop programs in mindful practice at their home institutions. Mindful practice promotes effective, efficient and compassionate care while also improving clinicians' own resilience and well-being by building clinicians' attentiveness, situational awareness, self-awareness, teamwork, and self-monitoring in stressful and demanding clinical situations.  The workshop helps participants define and realize their learning goals in an experiential learning environment. 

photo credit: Brett Carlsen

photo credit: Brett Carlsen

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) and others involved in medical practice and medical education, the program combines didactic presentations and training in conducting experiential exercises using narratives, appreciative inquiry, and contemplative practices such as mindfulness meditation. Session themes address attention, suffering, teamwork, difficult conversations with patients/families, uncertainty in medicine, medical education, grief and loss, resilience and compassion.

The workshop will offer hands-on experience in teaching and facilitation.  It is designed for those who wish to advance their teaching skills and to support efforts at implementing Mindful Practice® curricula in their own settings.  Course is by application only and upon acceptance you will be directed to a registration website.  Prior attendance at a Mindful Practice® workshop is required. Applications will be reviewed monthly starting January 1, 2017.

Course Description and Application Form.   Early applications are encouraged, as workshops often fill several months in advance. 

Course Directors: Ron Epstein, M.D. and Mick Krasner, M.D.
Sponsored by: The Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center
Location/Accommodations: Chapin Mill Retreat Center, Batavia, NY

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May
3
to May 6

Mindful Practice Workshop

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Mindful Practice:
Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring, and Resilience
May 3-6, 2017

A 4-day retreat-like workshop designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while improving their own resilience and well-being. It offers an experiential learning environment, with a focus on developing the capacity for self-awareness in stressful and demanding situations. Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) and others involved in medical practice and education. 

No prior experience is required; however, experience with meditation or other contemplative practices is desirable. Session themes include communication with patients/families, responding to suffering, difficult decisions, errors, professionalism, medical education, compassion, self-care, resilience, and burnout.

Course Directors: Ronald Epstein, M.D. and Mick Krasner, M.D.

Information & Registration: Workshops begin Wednesday 6 p.m. and end Saturday 2:30 p.m. Lodging and meals are at the Retreat Center.

Accreditation: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Course Description and Registration

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Mar
30
to Mar 31

Gold Humanism Honor Society National Conference

The Arnold P. Gold Foundation’s Gold Humanism Honor Society presents:
Gold Humanism Honor Society 2017 National Conference
Cultivating Resiliency Through Humanism and Community

Our 2017 GHHS National Conference will convene a broad group of attendees including practicing physicians and other clinicians, medical students, residents, researchers, GHHS Chapter Advisors and others who share the common goal of ensuring that medical care is delivered with humanism and compassion.

For more information, including the schedule, speakers, and workshop presentations, go to: http://www.gold-foundation.org/programs/ghhs/ghhs-2017-national-conference-on-humanism/

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Mar
18
to Mar 19

Mindful Practice Introductory Workshop

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Mindful Practice in Medicine: An Introductory Workshop

Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring, and Resilience

Weekend retreat-like workshops followed by four live interactive 90-minute webinar sessions designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while improving their own resilience and well-being. This workshop offers an experiential learning environment, with a focus on developing the capacity for self-awareness in stressful and demanding situations, and building resilience in community.

Designed for medical practitioners and others involved in medical practice and education. No prior experience is required.

Boston
March 18-19, 2017

MMS Headquarters Conference Center, Waltham, MA   
Webinars: March 29, April 5, April 26, and May 10 (Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:00 PM EST)

Workshop directors: Ron Epstein MD, Mick Krasner MD, Zev Schuman-Olivier MD

Information and Registration

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Mar
17
2:00pm 2:00pm

Computers in Medicine Conference

The Patient, The Practitioner and the Computer Conference at Alpert Medical School at Brown University

Mindful Practice: Optimizing Your Inner Operating System in a Technological World

Ronald Epstein, MD
Director of the Center for Communication and Disparities Research at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry where he is Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Oncology, and co-directs Mindful Practice programs and the Deans Teaching Fellowship program.

Michael Krasner, MD, FACP
Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, practices primary care internal medicine in Rochester, New York and co-directs the Mindful Practice programs at the University of Rochester.

Session Description: In this workshop, Drs. Epstein and Krasner will explore how clinicians can practice more effectively in clinical environments that increasingly incorporate information technology into the patient-clinician relationship. The workshop will engage participants through didactic components, contemplative practices, and interpersonal dialogues, all aspects of Mindful Practice. Participants will explore together clinically relevant themes that challenge the practitioner-patient relationship, including how technology may affect the presence of the practitioner. Working with the qualities of beginner’s mind, critical curiosity, attentive observation, and presence, participants will examine how states of attention and awareness impacts not only relationship with patients, but also one’s relationship with oneself. 

Session Goals and Objectives: 
Understand the relationship between health professional well-being, quality of care, and quality of caring

Describe several practical exercises that health professionals can engage in on a regular basis that can enhance their relationship with technology while enriching patient-centered care
Explore how the “default-mode network” in the brain can be modulated by awareness practices, and review other neuropsychological principles that relate to the quality of the practitioner-patient encounter.

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Feb
22
7:00pm 7:00pm

Changing Hands Bookstore

The professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Oncology and author shares his debut book. 

The first book for the general public about mindfulness and medical practice, a groundbreaking, intimate exploration of how doctors think and what matters most—safe, effective, patient-centered, compassionate care—from the foremost expert in the field.

As a third-year Harvard Medical student doing a clinical rotation in surgery, Ronald Epstein watched an experienced surgeon fail to notice his patient's kidney turning an ominous shade of blue. In that same rotation, Epstein was awestruck by another surgeon's ability to slow down and shift between autopilot and intentionality. The difference between these two doctors left a lasting impression on Epstein and set the stage for his life's work—to identify the qualities and habits that distinguish masterful doctors from those who are merely competent. The secret, he learned, was mindfulness.

In Attending, his first book, Dr. Epstein builds on his world-renowned, innovative programs in mindful practice and uses gripping and deeply human stories from clinical practice to give patients a language to describe what they most value in health care and to outline a road map for doctors and other health care professionals to refocus their approach to medicine. Drawing on his clinical experiences and current research and exploring four foundations of mindfulness—Attention, Curiosity, Beginner's Mind, and Presence—Dr. Epstein introduces a revolutionary concept: by looking inward, health care practitioners can grow their capacity to provide high-quality care and the resilience to be there when their patients need them.

The commodification of health care has shifted the doctors' focus away from the healing of patients to the bottom line. Clinician burnout is at an all-time high. Attending is the antidote. With intelligence and compassion, Epstein offers a crucial, timely book that shows us how we can restore humanity to medicine, guides us toward a better overall quality of care, and reminds us of what matters most.

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Feb
22
to Feb 24

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

The Annual Assembly, presented by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA), is a 3-day event that brings together nearly 3,000 of your colleagues and peers to share research, clinical best practices, and practice-related guidance to advance the specialty and improve patient care.

Learn more and register at AnnualAssembly.org.

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Mindful Practice Introductory Workshop
Feb
4
to Feb 5

Mindful Practice Introductory Workshop

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Mindful Practice in Medicine: An Introductory Workshop

Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring, and Resilience

Weekend retreat-like workshops followed by four live interactive 90-minute webinar sessions designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while improving their own resilience and well-being. This workshop offers an experiential learning environment, with a focus on developing the capacity for self-awareness in stressful and demanding situations, and building resilience in community.

Designed for medical practitioners and others involved in medical practice and education. No prior experience is required.

San Diego
February 4-5, 2017

UC San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA
Webinars: February 15, March 1, March 15 and March 22 (Wednesdays 5:30 - 7:00 PM PST)

Workshop directors: Ron Epstein MD, Mick Krasner MD


Information and Registration

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La Jolla: Warwick’s
Feb
1
7:00pm 7:00pm

La Jolla: Warwick’s

  • 7812 Girard Avenue La Jolla, CA, 92037 United States (map)
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Warwick's is hosting best-selling author Dr. Ron Epstein on Wednesday, February 1st at 7:30pm to discuss and sign his new book Attending: Medicine Mindfulness and Humanity. Dr. Ronald Epstein is a Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Oncology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, where he directs Mindful Practice programs, the Center for Communication and Disparities Research, and the Dean's Teaching Fellowship program. His landmark article, Mindful Practice, published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1999, has revolutionized physicians view of their work, and his writings are required at over a third of medical schools in the US. Dr. Epstein has been named one of America's Best Doctors every year since 1998 by US News and World Report.This event is free and open to the public. Reserved Seating is available. Only books purchased from Warwick's will be signed. Please call the Warwick's Book Dept. (858) 454-0347 for details.

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Palo Alto: Books Inc.
Jan
31
7:00pm 7:00pm

Palo Alto: Books Inc.

  • 74 Town & Country Village Palo Alto, CA (map)
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Ronald Epstein, M.D. discusses his powerful and accessible book, Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity. As a third-year Harvard Medical student doing a clinical rotation in surgery, Ronald Epstein watched an experienced surgeon fail to notice his patient s kidney turning an ominous shade of blue. In that same rotation, Epstein was awestruck by another surgeon s ability to slow down and shift between autopilot and intentionality. The difference between these two doctors left a lasting impression on Epstein and set the stage for his life s work to identify the qualities and habits that distinguish masterful doctors from those who are merely competent. The secret, he learned, was mindfulness.

7:00pm

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California Pacific Medical Center
Jan
30
2:00pm 2:00pm

California Pacific Medical Center

Ungerleider Palliative Care Education Fund & California Pacific Medical Center host Dr. Ron Epstein, Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry & Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center

5pm wine and cheese reception - 5:30pm Lecture begins
*** Open to the public, CME credit offered ***

Ungerleider Palliative Care Lecture Series at CPMC, The CPMC Foundation & CPMC Faculty Leadership Excellence Program present:
"Difficult Decisions: Promoting Mindfulness and Shared Mind in Clinical Practice"

The most difficult decisions in medicine occur when the stakes are high, emotions are intense and evidence is unclear about what course of action is best. For clinicians and patients and their families, it often feels like navigating without a map. Mindful practitioners are able to bring their whole minds, which includes expertise, mindfulness and emotional intelligence, to the care of patients, and achieve “shared mind” with patients and their families.
Learning objectives - By the conclusion of this program, participants will be able to:
1. Articulate different approaches to clinical decision-making in the face of uncertainty.
2. Describe how mindfulness and shared mind can contribute to wiser more durable decisions

Ronald M. Epstein, M.D. is Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry & Oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center. He is board-certified in Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He serves as Director of the Center for Communication and Disparities Research and as Director of the Dean's Teaching Fellowship Program.

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Santa Rosa: Sonoma Public Library via Copperfield’s Books
Jan
29
2:00pm 2:00pm

Santa Rosa: Sonoma Public Library via Copperfield’s Books

  • 775 Village Court Santa Rosa, CA, 95405 United States (map)
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Event date: Sunday, January 29, 2017, 2:00pm
Featured Book: Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity

Santa Rosa - A professor of family medicine, psychiatry, and oncology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Dr. Ronald Epstein directs Mindful Practice programs, the Center for Communication and Disparities Research, and the Dean’s Teaching Fellowship program. His landmark article “Mindful Practice,” published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1999, revolutionized physicians’ views of their work, and his writings are required reading at over a third of medical schools in the U.S. In Attending, his first book, Dr. Epstein builds on his world-renowned, innovative programs in mindful practice. He uses gripping, deeply human stories from clinical practice to give patients a language to describe what they most value in health care, outlining a roadmap for doctors and other healthcare professionals to refocus their approach to medicine.

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Barnes and Noble
Jan
26
2:00pm 2:00pm

Barnes and Noble

Barnes & Noble at University of Rochester is delighted to welcome Dr. Ronald Epstein, Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, and Oncology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He will be discussing and signing copies of his new book for the general public about mindfulness and medical practice, ATTENDING: Medicine, Mindfulness, and Humanity.

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