PHR Training Session and 19th Annual Retreat


"Reenergizing the Physician" will be the theme of the PHR Training Session and 19th Annual Retreat. Attendees will learn:

  • Responsibilities of being an educator for physician health courses,
  • Strategies for proficient delivery of presentations to physician audiences,
  • Impact of happiness on their health, as well as the health of their patients, and strategies known to promote happiness,
  • Dynamics of healthy and unhealthy marriages and how marriage affects the physician and his or her practice,
  • Skills to enhance ethical behavior, enrich personal resilience, manage stress, and prevent burnout,
  • Symptoms of physician fatigue and sleep deprivation; impact on patient safety and medical errors, and
  • Prevention and early intervention strategies to promote physician health and well-being.

The following competencies related to this activity were utilized to determine the practice gap:

  • Institute of Medicine: Provide patient-centered care.
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education: Interpersonal and communication skills; professionalism

Date and Location

Feb. 24-25, 2012
Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center
Seven Hope Blvd.
Galveston, TX 77554
(409) 741-8484

Upon completion of the program, participants should be able to: 

  1. Explain presenters’ responsibilities regarding continuing medical education (CME);
  2. Summarize historical aspects regarding the science of happiness;
  3. Explain facets of the evolving science of happiness;
  4. Identify some myths regarding happiness;
  5. List four of the six virtues that can contribute to happiness and well-being;
  6. Recognize that happiness is achievable;
  7. Apply learned virtues of happiness to improve their professional and personal lives, and the lives of their patients;
  8. Recognize that being happy augments ethical behaviors;
  9. Demonstrate enhanced communication skills when giving presentations;
  10. Develop CME activities utilizing an approach that focuses on improving patient care;
  11. Describe the fundamentals of delivering a PowerPoint presentation;
  12. Employ learned methods for handling unanticipated, stressful situations when giving a presentation;
  13. Apply improved skills and learned techniques to develop and present effective lectures;
  14. Differentiate between healthy and unhealthy marriages and how the marriage impacts the physician and his or her practice;
  15. Apply learned skills that enhance ethical behavior, enrich personal resilience, manage stress, and prevent burnout;
  16. Assess the significance of physician fatigue and sleep deprivation and their correlation with patient safety and medical errors; and
  17. Integrate prevention and early intervention strategies to encourage physician health and well-being.

Who Should Attend

The program is designed for (a) physicians of all specialties; (b) members and potential new members on the regional education teams of the Committee on Physician Health and Rehabilitation; (c) members and consultants of state and county medical society PHR committees; (d) district coordinators; (e) hospital chiefs of staff, medical staff coordinators, administrators, and members of hospital-based peer assistance committees; and (f) others interested in learning more about giving effective presentations that meet CME requirements, avoidance of burnout, physician fatigue and sleep deprivation, and physician resilience and wellness.  


Friday, Feb. 24
9-9:30 am - Registration
9:30 am - Welcome
9:35 am - Sample Presentation: The Art and Science of Happiness (Ethics)
10:35 am - Break
11 am - How to Give an Effective Presentation
Noon - Break  
12:15 pm - Lunch
                  - CME Update: What PHR Planners and Presenters Need to Know
1 pm - The 10 Commandments of Power Point
2 pm - What to Do If the Unexpected Happens
3 pm - Break
3:30 pm - Medical Marriages (Ethics)
5 pm - Adjourn
5-6:30 pm - Welcome Reception 

Saturday, Feb. 25
7:30 am - Continental Breakfast
8 am - Professional Ethics: Avoiding Burnout (Ethics)
10 am - Break
10:30 am - Physician Fatigue and Sleep Deprivation (Ethics)
Noon - Lunch 
12:30 pm - Recognition of Regional Education Team Members
12:50 pm - PHR Drawings for Prizes
1 pm - Resilience and Wellness (Ethics)
2:30 pm - Adjourn 


The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

The TMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility Education

Texas Medical Association has designated this activity for 7.5 hours of ethics and/or professional responsibility education. 

Educational Methods

Educational methods will include lectures, PowerPoint and case presentations, panel discussion, audience participation, and experience-sharing.  


The content of this conference does not relate to any product of a commercial interest; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 


$230 per person (received by Feb. 9);
$280 after Feb. 9 and onsite

The fee includes meals, breaks, welcome reception, and conference syllabus. 

  • Visit the TMA website at to register online  
  • Fax registration form with credit card information to: TMA Knowledge Center at (512) 370-1634.  
  • Mail registration form and check or credit card information to: Texas Medical Association, Attn: TMA Knowledge Center, 401 W. 15th St., Austin, TX 78701-1680.  
  • Call (800) 880-7955 or (512) 370-1550 to register with your credit card.  

Individuals registered for the conference may invite their spouse or a guest to attend the Friday reception for a $35 fee. If the guest will attend the conference, full registration fees apply. 

Cancellation Policy

A $25 fee applies to all cancellations. TMA will issue no refunds after Feb. 9. All cancellation requests must be made in writing and sent to Linda Kuhn, Texas Medical Association, 401 W. 15th St., Austin, TX 78701-1680, or faxed to (512) 370-1347. 

PHR Drawings for Prizes

Various companies have been invited to exhibit during the PHR conference. You will receive a "passport" during registration, which will include a list of exhibitors and a place for their initials. Attendees (including speakers) are eligible to participate.  

To be eligible for the drawings, visit each exhibitor regarding the services the company or organization offers. Ask someone from each exhibit to initial your passport. To facilitate this process, meals, breaks, and the welcome reception will be held in the exhibit area. When you have obtained initials from ALL exhibitors, drop your passport in the box provided by TMA prior to 12:30 pm on Saturday.

The drawing will be held during lunch on Saturday (see schedule). You must be present to win. Please take time to visit our exhibitors.


Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center has confirmed the following rates for Thursday-Saturday, Feb. 23-25, for conference guests: $149 (single or double).  Make your hotel reservation by phone at (888) 388-8484.  Identify yourself as a participant in the Texas Medical Association conference to receive the special rate.  Moody Gardens Hotel, Spa and Convention Center will hold a block of rooms at the conference room rate until Thursday, Feb. 2, at which time it will release any unreserved rooms from the block.  Reservations made after the cutoff date will be accepted on a space available basis only at rack rate.

Course Brochure

The course brochure is available to download in PDF format.  You will need Adobe Reader to open this file, click here  for a free download. 


If you are interested in exhibiting at this conference, please complete the Exhibitor Registration Form. Consult the Exhibitor Package, which explains the benefits of exhibiting at the PHR Committee conference.