Save the Date For the TMA Physician Health and Wellness Exchange


How does patient overload affect academic medical center staff, including residents, faculty, and leadership?

Which academic medical center’s wellness programs are effective, and which ones aren’t? 

Those questions and more will be discussed during the annual Texas Medical Association Physician Health and Wellness Exchange, Saturday, March 2, 2019.

The exchange is part of efforts by TMA’s Committee on Physician Health and Wellness and Baylor College of Medicine to cultivate well-being among residents, medical students, faculty, and physicians.

Topics to be discussed include:  


  • Physician Stress and Burnout: Find out how to apply healthy coping skills that improve ethical behavior, enrich personal resilience, and prevent stress. (1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 Credit™, 1 ethics/or professional responsibility)
  • Structure of Suicidal Behavior and Risk: Learn about mechanisms underlying suicidal behavior and how to apply this knowledge to practical clinical situations. (1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 Credit™, 1 ethics/or professional responsibility)
  • Creating and Maintaining Work-Life Balance: Discover sustainable ways to initiate and keep balance in your life. (1 AMA PRA Cat. 1 Credit™, 1 ethics/or professional responsibility)
  • Luncheon, Think Tank Discussion: Share ideas and brainstorm ways to work with academic medical centers to help ensure the well-being and resilience of learners and the workforce. (1.5 AMA PRA Cat. 1 Credits™, 1.5 ethics/or professional responsibility)
  • Poster Session, Presentations & Award Ceremony: Help further the discussion in identifying best practices for wellness and resilience in academic medical centers.
  • Breakout and Training Session: Learn how to give health and wellness presentations with empathy and skill in a small-group coaching session. 
  • The Think Tank discussion, Identifying Best Practices for Wellness and Resilience in Academic Medical Centers, will be guided by this survey. Please take the survey before Dec. 31, 2018, even if you can’t attend the event. 


Registration will open the first week in October. Check back for more details.

And don’t forget to donate to the Physician Health and Rehabilitation Assistance Fund, which provides financial assistance to physicians who cannot afford treatment for depression, substance use disorders, or other potentially impairing conditions. 

Last Updated On

September 18, 2018