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

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


Chapin Mill Workshops

Chapin Mill Retreat Center
Batavia, NY

 

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.

image courtesy of the rochester zen center

image courtesy of the rochester zen center

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


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. 

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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