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​


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, Wellbeing 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, CEO/Principal, Paul DeChant, MD, MBA, LLC
Michael O’Brien, President & CEO, O'Brien Group


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

Main Conference

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

Janae Sharp, Founder, Sharp Index

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


9:00 am  Shifting Mindsets Around Employee Health: The Case for--and Possibility of--Change
Jeffrey Pfeffer, PhD, 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 two sessions:


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

Taking the DOC out of DOCumentation at Nuvance Health
Albert Villarin MD FACEP, Chief Medical Information Officer, Nuvance Health

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


2:05 pm  Choose between two sessions:


Developing a Health System Well-Being Department

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



Session to be added.


2:40 pm  Choose between two sessions:


The Scholars of Wellness: Sowing the Seeds of Wellness
Dr Gaurava Agarwal, Associate Professor, Departments of Medical Education and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine


Session to be added

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


What Nursing Leaders are Doing to Support Their Teams
Moderator:  Elisa Arespacochaga, American Hospital Association

4:05 pm Choose between two sessions:


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



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

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


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


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