2019 Speakers

Keynote Speakers

The Privilege of Leadership: The Courage to Care

Bob Chapman

CEO and Chairman at Barry-Wehmiller Companies, Inc

As Chairman and CEO of $3B capital equipment and engineering solutions firm Barry-Wehmiller, Bob Chapman has led the company’s transformation from traditional management practices to what they call Truly Human Leadership–a people-centric approach where Barry-Wehmiller team members feel valued, cared for, and an integral part of the company’s purpose. A sought after speaker for his ideas about the powerful intersection of people-centric leadership and good business strategy, Chapman is intentional about using his platform as a business leader to build a better world. His book, Everybody Matters, which chronicles his journey and leadership philosophy, is a Wall Street Journal bestseller.

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When Breath Becomes Air: A Physician and Caregiver’s Insights on Well-Being

Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP

Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine

Dr. Kalanithi 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, and a postdoctoral fellowship training in healthcare delivery innovation at Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center. At the cross-section of her career as a medical professional and her personal experience standing alongside her husband during his life, diagnosis, treatment, and death, Dr. Kalanithi has special interests in healthcare value, meaning in medicine, patient-centered care and, end-of-life care.

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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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