Seven is generally considered a lucky number.
But it takes more than luck to create and promote a culture of wellness for physicians, residents, and medical students in Texas.
If you’re interested in exploring how to improve physician health and wellness, here are seven reasons why you should attend the Texas Medical Association Physician Health and Wellness Exchange, scheduled for Saturday, March 2, 2019, in Houston.
1. Meet leaders of Baylor College of Medicine, the Houston-based school that is sponsoring the event and has been awarded top honors for an exceptional and innovative wellness program.
2. Listen to Baylor College of Medicine Professor, Alan Swann, MD, describe what causes suicidal behavior, and learn to apply this knowledge to practical clinical situations.
3. Chat with leaders like you about gaps in resources and strategies for addressing health and wellness in your practice or among students and trainees.
4. Learn why balancing work and life is essential for your individual well-being. Do you need to take a closer look at your relationships and support networks, or the work you are doing? Learn how to enrich your personal resilience and prevent stressors.
5. Lessons worth learning. Visit the Rayzor lounge to view submitted abstract posters during the PHW Exchange Poster Session. Awards will be given to the three best posters, and the award winners will have an opportunity to give their presentations.
6. Hear TMA Committee on Physician Health and Wellness leaders address stress and burnout while earning 6.25 AMA PRA Category 1™ credits and 6.25 ethics/or professional responsibility credits for only $39.
7. Be inspired. The TMA Physician Health and Wellness education team reaches more than 3,000 physicians and nonphysicians annually by giving live continuing medical education presentations over topics such as Achieving Happiness. During the Breakout and Training Session, learn how to enhance your communication and practice your leadership skills when giving a presentation. Moreover, be the inspiration, make a significant impact, and join the physician health and wellness education team.
Register now for the Physician Health and Wellness Exchange, Saturday, March 2, 2019, at Baylor College of Medicine, Cullen Auditorium.
During the Physician Health and Wellness Exchange, the discussion, Identifying Best Practices for Wellness and Resilience in Academic Medical Centers, will be guided by this survey. You are encouraged to take the survey before Dec. 31, 2018, even if you are unable to attend.
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.