As awareness of physician burnout increases, physician health and wellness initiatives are becoming a strategic priority for many Divisions of Family Practice and Medical Staff Associations. To support divisions and other physician groups who are wanting to improve the psychological health and well-being of their members, the Physician Health Program will be hosting a one-day session of learning, networking and visioning on April 3 at the Doctors of BC building in Vancouver. One of the world’s leading experts on burnout and engagement, Dr. Michael Leiter, will be in attendance to share some insights from his extensive career in research on this topic. The event represents a collaboration between the Physician Health Program of BC, Divisions of Family Practice and the Facility Engagement Initiative. The goal of the collaboration is to build a province-wide community of practice linking the local wellness champions in each Division or Facility. We invite either physicians who are already working within their Division or Facility to promote wellness, or those who are inspired to start such work in the near future, to seek the support of their local Division or MSA to attend the event. More details about the event will be available soon. In the meantime, if you have questions, please contact the Physician Health Program directly at 604-398-4300, or via email.
Here are some other upcoming events that are relevant either to our organization specifically, or to physician health and wellness in general. Please contact us at 604-398-4300 or send us an email if you would like to suggest an event for our calendar.