Schedule At A Glance

Monday, January 24, 2022

Pre-Conference Workshops


8:00 am  Registration Opens

8:30 am – 10:00 am  Choose Between Two Interactive, Hands-On Workshops

Workshop A – Beyond Burnout: Autonomy by Planning Financial Freedom
Jonathan Moss, Director, Medical Practice Business Services, Baystate Health

Andrew C. Jaffee, Wealth Management Advisor, Apollon Wealth Management


Workshop B – Overcoming the Trust Gap in Healthcare

Kellie Lease Stecher, MD, OBGYN, Co-Founder & President, Patient Care Heroes; Chief Medical Officer, Linked Inclusion Corporation

Ben Miller, President, Well Being Trust

Michelle W. Chestovich, MD , Family Physician

Shireen Sakizadeh McConnell, Founder, Executive Director, MN Mental Health Advocates


10:15 am – 11:45 am   Choose Between Two Interactive, Hands-On Workshops

Workshop C – Becoming a Transformational Leader – The Key to Creating a Culture of Well-Being​
Paul DeChant, MD CEO/Principal, Paul DeChant, MD, MBA, LLC
Michael O’Brien, EdD, President & CEO, O'Brien Group


Workshop D – Design Thinking Professional Fulfillment
Gabe Charbonneau, MD, Family Physician

Workshop E – Caring for the Caregiver: Understanding Compassion Fatigue and Opportunities to Heal
Charlene Platon, MS, RN, FNP-BC, Director of Ambulatory Nursing, Stanford Health Care, Johnson & Johnson Nurse Innovation Fellow, CEO & Co-Founder, Fifth Window
Kathryn Shaffer, EdD, RN, MSN, CNE, CCFP, FNAP, Associate Professor, Thomas Jefferson University; Co-Founder, Fifth Window

Main Conference

1:15 pm  Chairpersons' Welcoming Remarks
Paul DeChant, MD, CEO/Principal, Paul DeChant, MD, MBA, LLC

Janae Sharp, Founder, Sharp Index


1:45 pm  Burnout and the Culture of Medicine
Robert Pearl, MD

Opening Keynote Supported by Skywriter MD

2:45 pm  Networking Break

3:00 pm  Leadership: Use of Human Factors/Ergonomics (HFE) Science to Reduce Burnout and Error in Healthcare Systems
Michael R Privitera MD, MS, Professor of Psychiatry, Medical Director, Medical Faculty and Clinician Wellness Program, University of Rochester Medical Center

3:40 pm  Veterans Health Administration’s Whole Health Approach to Supporting Employee Health, Well-being, and Resiliency
Dr. Kavitha Reddy, Associate Director, Veterans Health Administration Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

4:20 pm  Opening Reception in Sponsor Showcase with Sharp Index Awards

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

8:00 am  Chairpersons' Opening Remarks

Paul DeChant, MD, CEO/Principal, Paul DeChant, MD, MBA, LLC

Janae Sharp, Founder, Sharp Index

8:15 am  Clinician Well-being: What’s New?
Tait Shanafelt, MD, Chief Wellness Officer, Stanford University


9:00 am  Shifting Mindsets Around Employee Health: The Case for—and Possibility of—Change
Jeffrey Pfeffer, Ph.D, Thomas D. Dee II Professor of Organizational Behavior, Stanford Graduate School of Business


9:50 am  Networking Break 

10:20 am  Moving from Emotional Exhaustion to Emotional Thriving:
A Practical, Integrated Approach to Reduce Organizational Burnout

William J. Maples, MD, President & CEO, The Institute for Healthcare Excellence
Read G. Pierce, MD, Chief, Division of Hospital Medicine & Associate Chair for Faculty Development and Well-being at Dell Medical School, University of Texas, Austin

11:00 am  From Awareness to Action: The Mission of the Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation to Safeguard the Well-being of our Healthcare Professionals 
J. Corey Feist, JD, MBA, Co-Founder, Dr. Lorna Breen Heroes’ Foundation

12:00 pm  Lunch in Sponsor Showcase

1:30 pm  Choose between three sessions:


Addressing Burnout among Women in Healthcare: Why, What, and How
Diane W. Shannon, MD, MPH, ACC


Organizational Resilience: Nuvance Health Network’s Path to Physician Wellness
Albert Villarin MD FACEP, Chief Medical Information Officer, Nuvance Health
Paul DeChant, MD CEO/Principal, Paul DeChant, MD, MBA, LLC

Tracy Rue, President, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Skywriter MD

Be Anti-Burnout: Ways of Seeing and Leading to Create the Context for Well-being 
Laura Bennett, MSLOD, MSN, APRN, CNM, ACC


2:05 pm  Choose between three sessions:


Developing a Health System Well-Being Department

Sharon C. Kiely, MD, MPM, FACP, VP, Chief Wellness Officer & Associate Chief Medical Officer, Harford Healthcare


Improve Efficiency and Take Back Hours in Your Day

Judd M. Reynolds, DO, Physician, Hattiesburg Clinic Family Medicine


Unparalleled Times: Lessons Learned from Nursing Leadership
Moderator:  Elisa Arespacochaga, American Hospital Association


Sylvain Trepanier, DNP, RN, CENP, FAONL, FAAN, Senior Vice-President & System Chief Nursing Officer, Providence St. Joseph Health

Beverly Hancock, DNP, RN, NPD-BC, Senior Director, Leadership Development, American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL)

David Marshall, JD, DNP, RN, FAAN, FAONL, Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Executive, James R. Klinenberg, MD, and Lynn Klinenberg Linkin Chair in Nursing, Cedars-Sinai


2:40 pm  Choose between three sessions:


Tools for Promoting a Compassionate Culture

Liz Lawrence, MD, Chief Welllness Officer, UNM School of Medicine



What Language Are You Speaking? A Comical Approach to Improving Physician-Administrator Relationships

Peter Valenzuela, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, Mercy Medical Group

Unparalleled Times: Lessons Learned from Nursing Leadership (2:05 pm Panel Continued)


3:10 pm Afternoon Break

3:30 pm  Choose between two sessions:

Professional Fulfillment in Healthcare Organizations in the United States
Kristine Olson, MD MSc, Chief Wellness Officer, Yale New Haven Hospital



Fixing Burnout at the Source: Documentation Overload
Christine Williams, RHIA, Director of Health Information Management, University of Wisconsin Health System
Dale Kivi, MBA, Senior Director of Communications, AQuity Solutions

4:05 pm Choose between two sessions:


Role of the CWO Roundtable Discussion
Moderator: Tait Shanafelt, MD, Chief Wellness Officer, Stanford University



Session to be announced

4:45 pm End of Day Two

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

8:15 am Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

8:30 am  Mindfulness and its Role in Healing Healthcare

Jonathan Fisher, MD FACC, Cardiologist, Novant Health Heart and Vascular Institute, Clinical Physician Executive, Novant Health Organizational Resilience and Well-Being Team; Chair, Ending Physician Burnout Global Summits


9:10 am Care Team Engagement: Why It Is the Most Important Leadership Responsibility
Steve Beeson, MD, Founder of the Clinician Experience Project at Practicing


9:50 am Networking Break

10:10 am  Creating a Manageable Cockpit for Clinicians: Fixing the Workplace, not the Worker
Christine A. Sinsky, MD, VP for Professional Satisfaction, American Medical Association

11:00 am The Burnout Challenge
Christina Maslach, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Emerita; Professor of the Graduate School, University of California, Berkeley


12:00 pm Closing Remarks and End of Conference