Federation of State Physician Health Program’s Annual Education Conference & Business Meeting 2017 will be held on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 – 1:00pm to Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 12:00pm at Worthington Renaissance Fort Worth Hotel in Fort Worth, TX with its agenda focusing on Restoring Physician Satisfaction and Wellness in an Era of Burnout, Mental Illness, Addiction & Suicide.
This year’s educational objectives are designed to address emerging issues facing the health profession:
- Identify resources and model examples that PHPs can utilize for the prevention of burnout and for increasing the satisfaction in medicine including peer support methods, mindfulness, resiliency and professional coaching.
- Create awareness of the epidemiology related to mental illness and suicide including prevention approaches in the physician population that PHPs can utilize to assess risk factors in participants of PHPs and for education.
- Examine PHP best practices for early intervention, referral to a PHP, monitoring, toxicology and treatment of health care professionals.
- Review, compare and contract successful funding strategies for PHPs and related non-profit organizations.
- Provide a range of PHP approaches for effective evaluation and for education of the aging physician population.
Over 200 state physician health program administrators, care providers, and allied health professionals dedicated to the purposes of the FSPHP and its member state programs will be attending this annual conference. This is a unique opportunity to network with professionals dedicated to issues of physician well-being including the treatment of substance use disorders and mental health illness facing physicians and other licensed health care professionals in the United States, Canada and other parts of the world.
Providence Treatment is proud to be one of the event sponsors and please come see us at Booth #12.
Please also look for our poster presentation titled “The use of Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) strategies as a prevention tool for burn out and acute stress in practicing physicians” by William J Heran, PhD, LCSW, Providence Treatment’s co-founder and clinical director.
We look forward to seeing you there!