Keys to Physician Wellness 2017

Stories and Strategies to Engage Providers and Address Burnout:

Top leaders in the field show what you can do within your organization

General Information

Thursday, August 24, 2017 – Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

The effort required to practice medicine is exceeding the rewards of being a healthcare provider. What can we do in our organizations to restore the balance? 

In this workshop, renowned experts in building professional and personal satisfaction will provide tools to address and evaluate burnout, highlight programs that foster effective leadership, and identify organizational strategies to increase participation in collaborative solutions. Participants will understand the range of resources for small to large practices including resources to be developed internally and those offered by consulting groups, medical societies and academic centers.

At the conclusion of this presentation participants will be able to identify personal leadership skills, use measures of burnout, and design an engagement plan for their practice.   

This day-long workshop is designed for physicians, medical leadership, medical staff administrators and others interested in improving physician satisfaction, health and wellbeing on an individual and organizational level.

Jointly provided by California Society of Addiction Medicine and California Public Protection & Physician Health with Continuing Medical Education credits and NAMSS Accreditation


Cost – $350*

Registration is limited; early registration is recommended. 

* Includes all conference materials and continental breakfast. This day long workshop is part of a 4-day conference given by the California Society of Addiction Medicine.

Refund ​policy:
​If ​you ​need ​to ​cancel ​for ​any ​reason, ​we ​recommend ​that ​you ​send ​another ​individual ​from ​your ​organization ​in ​your ​place. ​We ​cannot ​apply ​your ​payment ​to ​a ​future ​workshop ​or ​event.


Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA.

$235 single/double room  – available until July 23rd

To reserve your room, call (415) 771-1400 and mention CSAM Addiction Medicine Review Course

As the delivery of health care undergoes fundamental shifts and the rate of burnout among physicians skyrockets, more and more attention is being given to how to reach wellness and professional satisfaction.

People want to know:

Am I at risk?

What is being done?


How do these efforts work?

What do the data show?

How much do they cost?

What can be done in my institution?


  • Leadership teams from medical staffs, medical groups, medical centers
  • Educators about and advocates for physician health and wellness
  • All physician health committee members
  • Medical school and residency program directors and faculty


This activity is jointly provided by California Public Protection and Physician Health and the California Society of Addiction Medicine.

The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CSAM takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

CSAM designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education. CEU Credit is available for psychologists, therapists, drug abuse counselors, nurses and physician assistants.



8:30 Keynote: The Big Picture
Karen Miotto, MD

9:00 The Individual’s View
Tanya Spirtos, MD

9:15 Burnout – What it is; how to address it 
Christina Maslach, PhD

10:15 A Review of the Literature and the reports of what is being done
Karen Miotto, MD

10:45 Break

11:00 The Way Forward: Strategies and Solutions
Mickey Tronkel, MD, PhD

12:00 Break for lunch

1:15 Leadership Skills — What they are; how you get them
David Perrott, MD, DDS

2:00 Tools and Tactics: a review of the collection of tools you can use
David Pating, MD

2:30 Principles used in the projects for engaging others: helping people change strategies and skills for engaging others

3:00 Break 

3:15 Physician Effectiveness Project
Stephen C. Beeson, MD

4:15 Closing Summary 

4:30 Adjournment


Faculty Includes:

Stephen C. Beeson, MD

Dr. Beeson is founder of the Physician Effectiveness Project.  He serves as a Medical Director for Studer Group.  He is a nationally recognized for his work providing tools and tactics for engaging and training physician leaders.

Christina Maslach, PhD

Dr. Maslach is Professor Emerita in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkley. She is a renown and prolific researcher on job burnout, and the author of the Maslach Burnout Inventory, the most widely used research measure in the burnout field

Karen Miotto, MD

Dr. Miotto is director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Service and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine. She has chaired the Medical Staff Health Committee at UCLA since 2008 and is Chair of the Board of CPPPH. She is frequently an invited speaker at local and national meetings on physician health. 

David Pating, MD

Dr. Pating is a psychiatrist and chief of Addiction Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco, where he serves as a key member of the wellness effort and the wellbeing committee.

David Perrott, MD, DDS

Dr. Perrott is Senior Vice-President & Chief Medical Officer of the California Hospital Association. He serves as CHA’s resource for medical staff issues, accreditation and licensing, and policy issues regarding patient safety and quality. Dr. Perrott oversees the Center for Hospital Medical Executives and the Joint Committee on Accreditation and Licensing. He serves as Board Chair for the Hospital Quality Institute and is a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Joint Commission.

Tanya Spirtos, MD

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Mickey Tronkel, MD, PhD

Dr. Tronkel is the Director of Scholarship and Health Promotion for Stanford WellMD Center. He also serves as a Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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