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Healthcare Burnout Symposium

Pre-Conference Workshops

Thursday, February 23, 2023

Choose up to three Optional, Two-Hour, Hands-on, Interactive Pre-Conference Workshops

Please make a note that pre-conference workshops have limited seating so be sure to register early


8:00 am — Registration Opens
Workshop Registration is on LEVEL 2


9:00 am -11:00 am — Choose Between Two Morning Workshops: A or B:

Workshop A - Creating a Social Movement to Fight Burnout - Optimist A
Gabe Charbonneau, Medicine Forward


After two failed startups and his own experience as a burned-out family doctor, Gabe Charbonneau became an accidental burnout warrior. We invite you to register to hear his story. In this workshop, we'll roll up our sleeves and dive into how we can co-create a better future together. 

  • Restore personal agency by getting involved in grassroots advocacy

  • Explore creativity as an important antidote to burnout

  • Talk about some of my favorite things including Design Thinking, Generative Social Impact Networks, and making great T-Shirts


Workshop B - The Prescription to Heal Your Career & Avoid Burnout - Optimist B  WORKSHOP B SOLD OUT

Scott A. Cook, MD, MPH, Medical Director & Chief Medical Officer, Recovery Centers of America

This interactive workshop will examine burnout from a unique perspective by discussing career pitfalls, performing thought-provoking brain exercises, learning about character archetypes, and discussing how the same diseases that occur in the body can also happen in a career or corporate culture. There will also be a segment discussing how to chase passion and not money. The counterintuitive end result of following your calling or passion will eventually produce more income.

12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Choose Workshop C or D

Workshop C - Stopping the Hemorrhage: How to Craft an Action Plan for Reducing Burnout in Women Clinicians  WORKSHOP C SOLD OUT - Optimist A
Diane Shannon, Co-author, Preventing Physician Burnout: Curing the Chaos and Returning Joy to the Practice of Medicine

Research has shown that women in medicine have higher rates of burnout than their male colleague, a disparity that has grown with the pandemic. Awareness of the underlying drivers of burnout among women clinicians is a necessary first step in mitigating them. In this workshop, participants will learn the most common drivers and a three-step strategy for identifying potential interventions to address the specific drivers at each clinical unit. Each delegate will leave this workshop with a set of action steps to implement at their organization.

  • List the factors that drive the increased rates of burnout among women clinicians

  • Explain a 3-step strategy for identifying specific interventions to reduce burnout among women clinicians in their organization or clinical unit

  • Develop a specific action plan to implement, or advocate for, at their organization


Workshop D - Connecting the Dots - Leveraging AI Technology to Reclaim the Doctor-Patient Relationship -Optimist B

Reid Conant, Chief Medical Information Officer, Nuance

Alfred Atanda, Jr., MD, Nemours Children’s Hospital

Hospitals and healthcare systems face growing demand for services amidst rising costs, intensifying burnout and a shrinking workforce. Without transformational change, organizations will struggle to remain sustainable. AI based, ambient technologies that seek to decrease the clinical documentation burden, saving time and improving outcomes, can lead this transformation and offset these challenges and create operational efficiencies that enable you to do more with less.  In this workshop, we will discuss how these technologies free clinicians from the administrative documentation burden enabling them to fully focus on patients and deliver quality care. 

  • Uncover current obstacles and what technology factors to consider that drive innovation and support the clinical documentation process

  • Connect the dots between technology and physician wellness

  • Implement technology to achieve better healthcare experiences for patients and physicians

2:30 pm - 4:30 pm Choose Workshop E or F

Workshop E - The Well-being Toolkit: A Practical Guide for Leaders to Fight Burnout - Optimist A

Jeffrey Ring, PhD, Health Psychologist, Leadership Coach and Health Justice Champion, Independent


Burnout has risen tremendously due to the pandemic, with recent data suggesting two-thirds or more clinicians in most practices are burnt out. The Society of Hospital Medicine has devoted substantial effort in the last two years to create tools addressing clinicians’ current needs, including the Well-being Toolkit, a practical guide built by clinicians, for clinicians. The Toolkit includes numerous evidence-based approaches anyone in our field can use to enhance well-being at the individual, group, and system levels. Join Jeffrey Ring to learn more about the Toolkit, how to use it, and the expected benefits.

  • Discuss the importance of developing the capability for clinicians to improve well-being in their organizations

  • Learn tangible tools and tactics to help mitigate burn out enabling your teams to thrive

  • Discover practical steps clinicians can immediately deploy to promote well-being for themselves, their peers, and their organizations


Workshop F -​ How to Successfully Lead your Organization Through Evidence-Based Cultural Transformation -Optimist B

Tammie Chang, MD, Medical Director of Provider Wellness, MultiCare Health System; Co-Founder, Pink Coat, MD 

Katie Cole, DO, CEO, Founder: Hope for Healthcare Podcast

We are in the midst of Medicine's Great Resignation: in the next 2 years, approximately 1 in 3 physicians, APPs, and nurses intend to reduce work hours. One in 5 physicians and 2 in 5 nurses intend to leave their practice altogether, according to a recent study by Sinsky published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings: Innovation, Quality & Outcomes, 2021. Our U.S. Healthcare System is in severe distress, further challenged by our unfolding global pandemic, impacting societal, cultural, structural, and organizational factors that contribute to burnout among health workers.  


The good news is that we have data driven solutions for these challenges above. The purpose of this workshop is to educate our audience on evidence-based solutions for addressing healthcare system burnout, to inspire conference delegates to further understand and implement evidence-based policies, programs and solutions that identify, address, and to help prevent adverse health outcomes and burnout for our healthcare workforce.

  • Define national best practices to reverse burnout and promote healthcare employee engagement 

  • Develop a culture of well-being throughout your organization based on data driven national standards

  • Identify successful leadership strategies to foster positive cultural transformation

  • Demonstrate one evidence-based initiative for your organization that you can realistically implement in the next year

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