ACGME to Host July 13 Webinar About Physician Well-Being

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - July 08, 2016) - The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) is hosting a webinar entitled "Combating Burnout, Promoting Physician Well-being: Building Blocks for a Healthy Learning Environment in GME" on Wednesday, July 13 from 1-2 p.m. Central time featuring Lyuba Konopasek, MD and Carol Bernstein, MD.

The FREE webinar is part of the ACGME's Summer Spotlight Webinar Series, which highlights the top-rated sessions from its 2016 Annual Educational Conference.

Registration will be open until the day of the event. Register online.

Webinar Description:
Physician stress, burnout, and depression are serious problems across the continuum of medical education. The prevalence of death by suicide among physicians is significantly higher than in the general population. It is critical that we think strategically about how to promote physician well-being and address mental health issues in training programs. After a brief introduction on the topics of burnout, resilience, and identifying residents at risk, the speakers will identify stressors and potential solutions to addressing these issues in clinical learning environments. Next, they will introduce a structured tool to help participants complete an initial needs assessment in order to facilitate the development of new initiatives to address resident well-being in their own institutions. Finally, speakers will focus on identifying curricular innovations, coaching and mentoring strategies, and faculty development activities.

Learn more about the ACGME's physician well-being initiative.

The ACGME is a private, non-profit, professional organization responsible for the accreditation of approximately 9,600 residency and fellowship programs and approximately 700 institutions that sponsor these programs in the United States. Residency and fellowship programs educate over 120,000 resident physicians in 130 specialties and subspecialties. The ACGME's mission is to improve health care and population health by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians' education through accreditation.

Contact Information:

Susan White
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