Stanford University

Grant Details

Organization Type Medical Society Foundation Categories Physician Wellbeing
Grant Size $75,000 Year 2017 State California

American Conference on Physician Health 2017

Stanford Medicine, Mayo Clinic and the American Medical Association all recognize the importance of addressing the issue of physician burnout, and have been working together in recent years on a number of initiatives to curtail its increase. Shortly after the 2016 International Conference on Physician Health (ICPH), our three organizations decided to join forces to develop and implement a bi-annual event to improve the health of our nations physicians.

This two-day conference will take place on September 28-29 in San Francisco, California at the Palace hotel. The theme of the first ACPH is “Creating an Organizational Foundation to Achieve Joy in Medicine”. This theme focuses on structuring organizations (i.e., hospitals, health systems, practices, clinics) so that they contribute to, rather than detract from physician wellness. The conference will showcase research into the infrastructure of the health care system and what organizations can do to help combat burnout and promote wellness. The conference will provide a forum for practitioners and researchers to present recent findings, innovative methods and support systems, and educational programs in the area of physicians’ health. This scholarly event will promote networking, exchange of experience and information, and activities focused on staying healthy.

The target audience of the conference is 350-400 physicians, academics, students, physician health researchers, administrators, educators, and consultants. We expect that over 90% of the audience will be physicians.

This conference will be provided CME credit through Stanford University School of Medicine.