I am thrilled to be traveling to Minnesota the first week of December. Yes, you read that right; it will be awesome to visit Minnesota this winter! I used to live in Wisconsin and have wonderful memories of driving to Minnesota to visit the Mall of America, one of our children’s favorite destinations at the time! Yet, even better than the expansive Mall of America is what brings me to Minnesota in December. Drum roll … please!
I have the blessing of presenting the closing keynote (Recapturing the Joy of Medicine) for the physicians attending what has the potential to be a life-changing conference. The theme of the conference is Moving from Surviving to Thriving. Below is a summary of how I plan to equip and empower our colleagues. Can’t wait!!
The closing keynote presentation will inspire physicians to recapture their original call to medicine and provide strategies to help nurture that mindset in practice. Discussion will include ways to remain engaged and joyful in medicine despite the many challenges we face. With a focus on service, leadership, effectiveness, advocacy, congruence, and personal wellness, learners will consider practical ways to remain healthy while caring for others with excellence and compassion. Topics will include boundaries, emotional intelligence, perfectionism, and their impact on our ability to be effective in medicine and in relationships while becoming more whole as human beings.
Needing extra encouragement while we wait for this conference? Find inspiration and hope in my latest book, Recapturing Joy in Medicine.