Monday, January 24, 2022


8:00 am  Registration and Coffee

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

Brian Case, Certified Financial Planner ™


Having a sense of autonomy helps protect against burnout. Financial freedom is a key element of achieving autonomy. To be financially free, one doesn’t need to be independently wealthy or retired. Financial freedom is derived from being confident about one’s lifelong financial plan, being oriented to where one is on the plan, and navigating to remain on course.

  • Review the links between professional fulfillment, career autonomy, and financial independence

  • Identify some of the scientifically proven financial tools and techniques to navigate lifetime finances

  • Recognize the stages of a financial plan and provide a perspective on a life beyond healthcare burnout and truncated livelihood

Workshop B –
Overcoming the Trust Gap in Healthcare
Kellie Lease Stecher, MD, OBGYN, Co-Founder & President, Patient Care Heroes

Benjamin F. Miller, PsyD, President, Well Being Trust

Michelle W. Chestovich, MD , Family Physician

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

This interactive pre-conference workshop will cover the trust gap when dealing with gender inequities and the toxic culture for systemic issues within the framework of healthcare delivery.  We will navigate the human issues around providing care to patients, and identify the varied issues that need to be fixed in order to have a healthy culture.


  • Create a culture of psychological safety for all to feel valued, heard, part of the team and not penalized for speaking out

  • Examine available resources

  • Consider accountability measures to close the gap

  • Discover tools for change

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


  • What is the impact of your leadership approach on your organizational?

  • How does this impact burnout for frontline clinicians?

  • What does it take to build an organizational ethic, a culture of resilience?

Many healthcare provider organizations are familiar with the Stanford WellMD Professional Fulfillment Model that enhances personal resilience, efficiency of practice, and a culture of wellness.

And forward-thinking healthcare organizations are already:

  • standing up clinician support services to enhance personal resilience, and

  • implementing process improvement approaches to remove redundancy, errors, and waste from clinical workflows, thus improving efficiency of practice.


But few leaders have demonstrated the same level of commitment to their own personal change that is needed to transform their corporate culture into a culture of wellness.

Leaders who deeply engage in this personal work have the opportunity to create organizational well-being – in which frontline clinicians are aligned and empowered to rapidly solve problems and adapt to the onslaught of changes impacting clinical workplaces.

Such leaders create a culture of psychological safety AND high-performance expectation, recognizing that dysfunctional systems, not individuals lacking motivation and intelligence, need to improve in order to manage rapid change in our current healthcare environment.

This interactive, pre-conference workshop will:

  • Distinguish the executive practices that can mitigate burnout and promote the inherent resilience clinicians bring to the profession

  • Develop your leadership skills and implement the management systems that together empower a cultural transformation to organizational well-being.

  • Formulate a plan to implement a management approach with your team that mitigates the drivers of burnout and aligns clinicians with enterprise-wide success while empowering them to identify and solve problems in real time

  • Use the Executive Organizational Resilience Inventory, to identify your own personal, and your organization’s, barriers to transformational change

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

Stephen DiDonato, Ph.D., LPC, Assistant Professor, Co-director, Jefferson Trauma Education Network (J-TEN)
Deputy Director, Jefferson Center for Injury Research & Prevention

Debbie Lyn Toomey, MSN, RN, CIPP, FIEL, Ultimate Healing Journey, LLC

According to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (2019), 35-54% of nurses and physicians in the United States have symptoms of burnout. Safe spaces are crucial for nurses to talk about their fears and anxiety. In the promotion of their mental wellbeing, it is critical for our healthcare workers to understand burnout and compassion fatigue during these unprecedented times, and be equipped with self-care practices to heal. Without these safe spaces and tools, we will see the effects of mental exhaustion on nurses and healthcare workers for years to come.

This interactive workshop will create a safe space to explore the definition of burnout, compassion fatigue, compassion satisfaction, the signs of chronic stress and anxiety on caregivers, and some resources to mitigate caregiver fatigue and restore resilience.

  • Recall definitions of compassion fatigue, burnout, and satisfaction.

  • Review signs of burnout, compassion fatigue, and chronic stress

  • Identify one evidence-based to help mitigate compassion fatigue and burnout

  • Utilize the ProQoL scale to increase compassion satisfaction