Join a gathering of physician leaders to workshop solutions for physician wellness.
Regulations, time constraints, and ineffective technology are commonly referenced causes for burnout in physicians. But we know it goes deeper than that; we have a healthcare system that wasn’t designed to support the physicians who have dedicated their lives to supporting others.
Mindful MD is our initiative to help physicians thrive. After solutions-oriented speaker sessions, collaborative Design Thinking workshops, and time in our stunning 640-acre nature preserve, leave inspired and refreshed, with an actionable prototype to implement in your own organization, and a cohort of like-minded leaders all positively impacting the field of physician wellness.
Gather with other medical leaders committed to shaping a healthier, safer healthcare system. Participate in thought-provoking speaker sessions aimed to move the needle on physician wellness.
Through collaborative Design Thinking workshops, you’ll create actionable pilots that address, reduce, and prevent physician burnout within your organization.
Lead your team through a healing journey that addresses root causes of burnout, promotes well-being at work and at home, helps renew their mission, and brings joy back to their practice of medicine.
Enjoy free time, to explore our nature preserve, or join us in guided meditation, yoga, or art.
- The Great Resignation— an Opportunity to Transform the Workplace.
- Thursday, June 2, 1:30 – 3 pm
- With the current state of resignations in all industries, how should we design for the physician of the future, helping them uplevel their skill sets and know all their options, so we give them the flexibility and support they need? How do we build a healthy environment for physicians that encourages them to grow and thrive?
- Frontline Workers—How We Protect them.
- Friday, June 3, 9 – 10:30 am
- Hear from CWOs and ER leaders on what they’ve done to address the challenges that nurses, MDs, and residents face, and set the stage for what still needs to be done. Opportunity for folks in the audience to ask questions to the people who are effecting change in large organizations.
- Preventing & Treating Trauma and PTSD.
- Saturday, June 4, 9 – 10:30 am
- What is trauma, and how do we stop it before it begins? When we can’t stop it, what are effective treatment options? Given the current state of open mindedness to psychedelics, and ketamine centers opening to treat patients with PTSD and depression, what are the trends for physician well being, and what is effective? From AR and VR to mindfulness and psychedelics, we dive into what’s working.
- Art, Design and Wellbeing for Physicians.
- Saturday, June 4, 2:45 – 4:15 pm
- What is the role of beauty in healing, and how important is art and environment in the wellness conversation? With an uptick in hospitals designing for wellness, like fresh air, windows and LEED certifications, hospitals are starting to realize the ROI on better environmental design for patients. How do you create an environment for physicians that evokes the calm and regeneration they need? Why are hospitals investing in this, and how can we fold in wellbeing design for physicians?
- How to Impact & Influence Your Org—That was Fun, but What Happens After the Conference?
- Sunday, June 5, 9 – 10:30 am
- Creating a prototype is an invigorating process, however the real intent is to make an impact—which requires a thoughtful strategy, influence and perseverance. We will review an impact framework, and talk with entrepreneurs and innovators in the physician wellbeing space to uncover their implementation strategies and lessons learned, to help put what you learned this weekend into practice.
- Learn the Design Thinking (DT) Framework
- Quickly run through the key phases of the DT process on a topic unrelated to physicians or burnout. This will help to engage your creativity and get you in an innovator’s frame of mind.
- Empathize and Define
- We’ll break into teams of 4-5 and start by interviewing each other to build empathy and identify key user needs. We will then synthesize our findings, and define the specific challenge the team wants to focus on.
- Based on the challenge the team has defined, we will generate as many ideas as possible in the time allotted. After the brainstorm, the team will identify the ideas that have the most potential.
- Focusing on one of the team’s top ideas, you’ll develop a rapid prototype (personas and a scenario) to put your idea into context to further build and refine the concept.
- Test and Plan Next Steps
- Each person will develop an experiment to try in their organization around one of the top ideas the team developed, including objectives, metrics, support team, and rollout duration. Plus, we’ll reflect on lessons learned in the DT process, and set up accountability check-ins with your team to keep everyone supported and engaged long after the weekend ends.