Presented by the VJH Physician Society and Medical Staff Association
Conference opens and check in begins at 8:00 am
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr. Kira McClellan, VJHPS & MSA President
Physician Burnout –Live, virtual
Dr. Jillian Horton
8:45 – 9:30 am (breakfast included)
Preventing burnout in physicians is important not just for doctors, but also for the healthcare system as a whole. With as many as 50% of doctors reporting burnout, finding a solution isn’t just a career priority, it’s a necessity. Physicians are trained to care for their patients. But when they need support themselves, it can be difficult to find help.
Dr. Jillian Horton is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Health Sciences Centre and University of Manitoba and currently leads the development of new physician wellness courses for Joule. She’s completed chief wellness officer training at Stanford University and mindfulness training at the University of Rochester. Her writing about medicine appears regularly in the LA Times, Globe and Mail, MacLean’s and The Toronto Star. She hosts the series Arts, Medicine, and Life at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa and in April 2020 was awarded the Gold Humanism award by the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada for her national contributions to compassion in clinical care. Her first full-length book, We are All Perfectly Fine: A Memoir of Love, Medicine and Healing was released by Harper Collins Canada in 2021 and is a national best seller.
Civility in Health Care – Live, virtual
Why civility matters in a complex world.
Dr. Chris Turner
9:45 – 11:30 am
Have you ever had a professional interaction that has left you feeling disrespected or left you feeling distracted and not performing at your best? It turns out that this isn’t just you, it’s all of us.
Excellent healthcare is dependent on teams, and teams work best when all members feel safe and have a voice. Civility between team members creates that sense of safety and is a key ingredient of great teams. Incivility, on the other hand, robs teams of their potential.
Dr. Chris Turner is a consultant in emergency medicine at University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire. His interest in governance and highly performing teams has led him on a journey from being blame and process-focused to something completely different – Civility Saves Lives, a campaign that aims to raise awareness of the impact of behaviour on performance. Over the last few years this idea has gained momentum and traction across healthcare and beyond.
Resiliency, Reality and a Real Plan for Leadership in Uncertain Times – Live
11:45 – 1:00 (lunch included)
Could you and your team use a boost? Stress, anxiety and workplace overwhelm has reached staggering heights in this era of pandemics, change and uncertainty. This keynote/workshop is an interactive look into the foundations of resiliency and what you need in your personal toolkit to face any challenge with confidence and courage.
- A simple and powerful assessment tool for discovering how ‘well-fed’ you are
- The resiliency essentials toolkit and how it to integrate into your habits
- An action plan to boosts your resiliency factor on a daily basis
For the past 20 years Beth Hanishewski has taught professionals around the globe, simple yet powerful systems for personal and professional transformation that are innovative, and yet incredibly straight forward. An engaging keynote speaker, trainer and coach on leadership, resilience, teamwork, handling pressure and managing workplace relationships, she is the owner of Mindset Coaching, co-owner of the transformational on-line program The Alive Revolution and… a chicken farmer!
Civility CPR – Live
1:15 – 2:45 pm
When confronted with impoliteness, unprofessionalism, and disrespect, it rattles us and causes us to shut up, break up, or blow up and that is leading to an epidemic of impatience, brusqueness, and polarizing opinions. Relationships are increasingly more compromised. How do we stop this? It is time to bring civility back. Participants will learn concrete strategies for respectfully communicating their expectations, boundaries, and gratitude. It’s like Miss Manners meets Harvard Business Review.
Faith Wood, principal of Inspiring Minds Consulting, is a Vernon-based international speaker, trainer and business consultant. She has been working with Dr. Yann Brierley on his Civility Matters to Patient Care Project at Vernon Jubilee Hospital.
Reception & Networking
3:00 – 4:00 pm
An opportunity to enjoy some snacks, provide feedback on the conference and network with colleagues.
Some last-minute spots available – please register asap.