CME

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ information

The American Conference on Physician Health seeks to promote a healthier culture of wellness for physicians, and to reduce the stigma associated with ill health in physicians. In addition to providing a forum for practitioners and researchers to present recent findings and innovative treatments, the conference offers opportunities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ recognizes physician’s participation in continuing medical education, and is accepted by hospital credentialing bodies, state medical licensure boards and medical specialty certifying boards, as well as other organizations.

 

Objectives:

•  Explore creative ways to improve the organization’s work environment and promote a positive culture to enable self-care, personal growth and compassion (for yourself, colleagues and patients).

•  Evaluate your organization’s efficiency of practice and identify organizational systems that could improve healthcare quality and patient safety.

•  Assess your level of personal resilience and outline an action plan for increasing one’s physical, emotional, and professional wellness.

•  Develop and implement effective strategies to measure physician wellness and/or advanced leadership support for wellness as a strategic priority within your organization.

•  Leverage a network of internal and external peers to exchange best practices and share lessons learned as it relates to fostering physician health.

 

Target audience

This national conference is intended for physicians in all specialties and for those who are in academics, students, physician health researchers, administrators, educators, and consultants who wish to improve their knowledge, competence, and performance in physician health.

 

Statement of need

Physicians’ professional wellness is increasingly recognized as being critically important to the delivery of high quality health care and yet survey data indicates physician burnout nationally has reached crisis proportion. Physicians strive to achieve an optimal patient experience and provide the highest quality care, while simultaneously facing increasing productivity and documentation demands which often lead to anxiety, fatigue, burnout, and depression.

 

This leading-edge forum is designed to inspire organizations throughout the country to seek ways to bring back the joy in medicine and achieve professional fulfillment for all our physicians.

 

Through provocative keynote presentations, practical panel discussions, concurrent oral abstracts, and poster presentations of more than 70 different national wellness projects and programs, this two-day conference will offer an exciting format featuring progressive practitioners and noted researchers. We will provide an engaging forum to share innovative methods and discuss tangible strategies and tools so that structuring organizations (i.e., hospitals, health systems, practices, and clinics) contribute to, rather than detract from, physician wellness. The conference will also showcase research into the infrastructure of the health care system and highlight what organizations can do to help combat burnout and promote wellness.

 

Desirable physician attributes (also known as “competencies”):

CME activities must be developed within the context of desirable physician attributes or competencies. The ACPH has identified that the conference addresses the following competencies: patient care, professionalism and system-based practice.

 

Disclosure information:

The content of this activity does not relate to any product or services of a commercial interest as defined by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education; therefore, there are no relevant financial relationships to disclose.