Medical Staff Conference and Gala Dinner
Saturday, May 28 and Sunday, May 29, 2022
Postponed until October, 2022
Four Points Sheraton, Kelowna
Announcing a dynamic, one-of-a-kind conference focusing on physician wellness, avoiding burnout, reconnecting and renewing energies.
Civility in Health Care – Live, virtual
Dr. Chris Turner
Saturday, May 28 – 10 am to 12:30 pm (lunch included)
How we treat others matters, especially in healthcare. In this fascinating and important workshop Chris explores the impact incivility has on staff and patients and provides insight into how we have the power to change outcomes by helping others to be the best version of themselves.
Dr. Chris Turner, an international speaker, co-founded and runs Civility Saves Lives (CSL) in the UK. This grass roots organization is dedicated to raising awareness of the impact of behavior on the performance of teams. Chris, a consultant in emergency medicine, gives talks and runs workshops that sit at the interface of civility, complexity, leadership, wisdom, and kindness.
A Path to Overcoming Burnout –Live, virtual
Dr. Jillian Horton
Saturday, May 28 – Dinner Speaker – 6:30 to 8 pm
Jillian, the keynote speaker at the Spring Gala Dinner and Dance, will explore physician burnout – causes, impact, and potential frameworks for defining and addressing institutional change.
Dr. Jillian Horton is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Health Sciences Centre and University of Manitoba. 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.
Digital Distraction on our Wellbeing – Live, virtual
Dr. Paul Mohapel
Sunday, May 29 – Breakfast speaker 8:30 to 10 am
Are you overwhelmed with the volume of daily emails you receive? Have you pondered how spending hours in front of a screen may impact your brain and well-being? This breakfast session will report on neuroscience research about the impact digital distractions are having on us and strategies to counter some of the negative effects of these distractions. Topics will include the myth of multi-tasking, addictive properties of digital distraction and setting healthy boundaries.
Paul holds a PhD in Psychology and is an Associate Faculty at Royal Roads University’s Leadersip Program. He is a certified facilitator and coach in emotional intelligence and uses his expertise in psychology, neuroscience, mindfulness and leadership to help leaders and organizations function more effectively. Paul has lead virtual workshops at VJH in the past to very positive reviews.
Saturday, May 28 AFTERNOON OPTIONS (1 to 5 pm)
OPTION A: Vivid Wine Tour
Sit back and leave the driving to Vivid Wine Tours. This afternoon excursion includes socializing and wine tastings at three Lake Country wineries: Ex Nihilo Vineyards, O’ Rourke’s Peak Cellars, and Gray Monk Winery.
OPTION B: Golf at The Bear or The Quail
Enjoy a game of golf with colleagues on one of these beautiful golf courses. Tee times vary. Register early to avoid disappointment.
Spring Gala Dinner and Dance
Saturday May 28 – 5:30 to 11:30 pm
Don your fanciest duds and enjoy an evening of entertainment and fun. Join colleagues at the no-host bar at 5:30 pm for a pre-dinner drink. The three-course gala dinner commences at 6:30 pm and includes a live, virtual keynote presentation on overcoming burnout by Dr. Jillian Horton. Also in the evening program will be the much coveted annual Physician of the Year award. Following dinner, dance away the winter doldrums or just enjoy the live music of Armstrong’s Tanya Lipscomb and her band. In addition to being a children’s entertainer (who appeared at last September’s MSA BBQ), Tanya is a singer-songwriter and recording artist. Her performances include pop and jazz covers as well as her own original songs.
Kangaroo Creek Farm Visit
Sunday, May 29 – 10:15 am to noon
Animal therapy – an alternative to the Walk and Talk resiliency workshop. A shuttle bus will depart for the Kangaroo Farm located across the highway in Ellison at 10:15 am and pick-up at 11:45 am to return to the hotel. Walk among, pet and enjoy the company of kangaroos, wallabies as well as a variety of other animals including emus and goats.
(Alternate Sunday morning option is the Walk and Talk Resiliency During Adversity event)
Walk and Talk Resiliency During Adversity – Live
Sunday, May 29 – 10:15 to noon
This workshop takes place along the Flume Trail (bus transportation provided to the trail). Beth Hanishewski will lead the group through learning and discovery on how we look at challenges and provide simple tools to cultivate resiliency regardless of external stress. An easy walk and a great way to start a Sunday.
Beth is a writer, internationally recognized speaker and certified virtual speaker. She is the owner of Mindset Coaching, co-owner of the transformational on-line program The Alive Revolution and a chicken farmer.
(Alternate Sunday morning option is the Kangaroo Creek Farm Visit)
Passion, Abundance and Action – Live, virtual
Sunday, May 29 – Lunch Speaker – 12:15 – 1:30 pm
This moderator-style presentation provides an inspiring look at the key ingredients to action and the profound impact committing to take action can have on your life. Alan promises to conclude with a few Glass Tiger tunes – a private mini-conference with a Canadian icon.
Formerly a nurse, Alan is a multi-platinum selling song writer, lead singer of Glass Tiger and author of The Action Sandwich: A Six Step Recipe to Success by Doing What You’re Already Doing. Alan is a five time Juno Award recipient, a Grammy nominee and has taken home five Canadian Classic Awards.
Due to the potential of event cancellation due to COVID, speakers are presenting virtually or outdoors. Although speakers are not in the same room, they are live and very much present for participants.
- VJH Medical Staff Member with Hospital Privileges = $50
- VJH Member’s Companion = $75 per day or $150 for both days
- Other Hospital Member (Salmon Arm, Revelstoke, Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, Oliver, Osoyoos = $90 per day (+ additional cost for Vivid Wine Tour and Kangaroo Farm)
- Other Hospital Member’s Companion = $90 per day (+ additional cost for Vivid Wine Tour and Kangaroo Farm)
***Refunds will be issued to all registrants
Four Points Sheraton Kelowna Airport
Fifty rooms have been set aside at a special rate of $185 per night plus tax. Due to very high demand these rooms will only be on hold for physicians and their companions until May 9. Amenities include an indoor pool, spa tub and 24-hour fitness facility.
***To cancel room reservations phone: 1-855-900-5505
Presented by the Vernon Jubilee Hospital Physician Society and the Medical Staff Association.
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