2019 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

The Privilege of Leadership: The Corurage to Care

Bob Chapman

CEO and Chairman at Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc

Chapman is Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, a capital equipment and engineering consulting firm with nearly 8,000 team members worldwide. After seeing the positive impact of Barry-Wehmiller’s people-centric culture on the lives of his employees, Chapman felt compelled to raise awareness about business enterprise’s opportunity to become the most powerful positive influence on our society.


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Creating a Culture of Wellness: Organizational Approaches to Promoting Physician Well-being

Lucy Kalanithi

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine

Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP, is the widow of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, for which she wrote the epilogue. An internal medicine physician and faculty member at the Stanford School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA, she completed her medical degree at Yale, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society, her residency at the University of California-San Francisco

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Plenary Speakers

Liselotte (Lotte) Dyrbye, MD, MHPE, FACP

Director of Faculty Development, Mayo Clinic

Lotte Dyrbye MD, MHPE, FACP is Professor of Medicine, Professor of Medical Education, and Consultant in the Division of Primary Care Internal Medicine at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota.  She is Associate Chair for Faculty Development, Staff Satisfaction, and Diversity as well as the Co-Director of the Program on Physician Well-being. Within the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education, Dr. Dyrbye is the Director of Faculty Development.

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Mickey Trockel, MD, PhD

Director of Scholarship & Health Promotion, Stanford WellMD Center

Mickey Trockel is the Director of Scholarship and Health Promotion for the Stanford University School of Medicine WellMD Center.  His development of novel measurement tools has led to growing focus on professional fulfillment as a foundational aim of efforts to promote physician well-being. His scholarship also identifies interpersonal interactions at work as a modifiable core determinate of an organizational culture that cultivates wellness.

Dr. Trockel serves as the chair of the Physician Wellness Academic Consortium Scientific Board, which is a group of academic medical centers working together to improve physician wellbeing. The consortium sites have adopted the physician wellness assessment Dr. Trockel and his colleagues have developed, which offers longitudinal data for benchmarking and natural experiment based program evaluation. He is particularly interested in research endeavors to demonstrate the relationship between physician wellness and patient care outcomes.

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Gale Adcock, RN

Chief Health Officer, SAS Institute

Gale Adcock is Chief Health Officer for global software  company SAS Institute. Among her CHO duties is operation of the company’s 35-year old onsite health care center where she leads a staff of 58 providing free primary care to 14,000 SAS employees and family members of all ages. Adcock’s multidisciplinary team consistently keeps SAS in Fortune’s 100 Best Places to Work and saves the company $8 M annually in avoided health insurance costs.

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Colin West, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Medical Education, and Biostatistics, Mayo Clinic

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. West is active in research and education, providing mentorship to medical students, residents and fellows. His research interests include evidence-based medicine, medical education and optimizing patient care through efforts to promote physician well-being.

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