• Physician Health & Well-being Conference 

    Wednesday, March 30 - Saturday, April 2, 2022

    Naples Grande Beach Resort
    Naples, FL
     

    • Save $100 when you register by February 28!
       

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    Take Care to Give Care

    As we find ourselves in uncertain times that bring even greater stress and burnout, it’s increasingly important that we take care of our ourselves so we can best care for others. Attend the Physician Health and Well-being Conference to feel revitalized while exploring evidence-based solutions for wellness, see practicing faculty and experts from across the country discuss important well-being topics, and discover solutions for improved professional satisfaction and patient care.

    This is the only national event solely focused on the well-being needs of physicians. During this innovative conference, you’ll get the tools and resources you need to improve day-to-day professional satisfaction. Our goal is to make sure you arrive back at your practice with an action plan, a smile on your face, and a strong sense of professional satisfaction.


    *AAFP's Health and Safety Protocols

    To ensure the safety of all attendees at this meeting, AAFP requires all registrants attending to provide documentation of a negative PCR test taken within 72 hours of the meeting. If you prefer, proof of full vaccination may be substituted for the PCR test at your option. Your registration is not final, and you will not be permitted to attend, unless and until proof of a negative PCR test or full vaccination has been uploaded and accepted. We encourage you to visit our Health and Safety Protocols page to stay abreast of the latest updates.

    A person is considered fully vaccinated:

    • Two weeks after their second dose in a two-dose series, such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or
    • Two weeks after a single dose vaccine, such as Johnson and Johnson’s Janssen vaccine
       

    Learning Objectives

    At the end of this activity, participants will be able to:

    • Assess their individual current state of well-being and develop personal well-being improvement plan
    • Identify the five ecosystems of health care that impact career satisfaction and physician well-being and connect to improved patient outcomes
    • Determine personal areas of need to address chronic stressors within practice
    • Develop a personal action plan to improve, promote, and/or maintain a positive state of well-being
    • Develop leadership plan that seeks to improve patient outcomes through improved organization or group level systems
       

    Registration Fee

      AAFP Member New Physician Student or Resident Nonmember
    Early Bird
    (ends February 28)
    $895 $820 $645 $1,195
    Standard $995 $920 $745 $1,295


    A printed syllabus may be purchased for $79.95 during registration. All registrants will have access to an online version of the syllabus at the conference.

    Wednesday, March 30, 2022  
    6:30 a.m.  On-site Registration Opens
    6:45 - 7:30 a.m. & 7:00 - 7:45 a.m. Optional Morning Group Activities* (Yoga, Run, or Walk)
    7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Hot Breakfast
    8:30 - 11:45 a.m. Welcome and Sessions Begin
    11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Provided
    1:00 - 3:15 p.m. Sessions
    3:15 - 4:15 p.m. Optional Small Group Debriefs
    5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Welcome Reception*
    6:30 - 7:45 p.m. Optional Activities*


     

    Thursday, March 31, 2022  
    6:45 - 7:30 a.m. & 7:00 - 7:45 a.m. Optional Morning Group Activities* (Yoga, Run, or Walk)
    7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Hot Breakfast and Roundtable Discussions*
    8:30 - 11:45 a.m. Sessions
    11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Provided
    1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Sessions
    2:15 - 3:00 p.m. Optional Small Group Debriefs
    4:00 p.m. Optional R&R Activities*
    7:00 p.m. Optional Evening Group Activities*


     

    Friday, April 1, 2022  
    6:45 - 7:30 a.m. & 7:00 - 7:45 a.m. Optional Morning Group Activities* (Yoga, Run, or Walk)
    7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Hot Breakfast and Roundtable Discussions*
    8:30 - 11:45 a.m. Sessions
    11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch Provided
    1:00 - 2:15 p.m. Sessions
    2:15 - 3:00 p.m. Optional Small Group Debriefs
    4:00 p.m. Optional R&R Activities*
    7:00 p.m. Optional Evening Group Activities*


     

    Saturday, April 2, 2022  
    6:45 - 7:30 a.m. & 7:00 - 7:45 a.m. Optional Morning Group Activities* (Yoga, Run, or Walk)
    7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Hot Breakfast
    8:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. Sessions
    12:15 p.m. Conference Adjourns

     

    *Non-CME Session
    The agenda is subject to change.

    Hotel

    The following hotel is available for accommodations during the conference. Contact the hotel to make arrangements for your stay. Making reservations early is encouraged.


    Naples Grande Beach Resort
    475 Seagate Drive
    Naples, FL 34103
    Phone: (844) 489-9663

    Rate: $269 Single/Double Occupancy
    + current tax rate

    Accommodation Cutoff: February 28, 2022

     


    Reservations Include:

    • Waived daily resort fee of $37
    • Internet access in sleeping rooms
    • Access to the fitness center
    • Access by tram to the beach
    • Discount on self-parking and rentals

       

    Main Stage Speakers

    Nicole Eull, PsyD
    Lindsay Fazio, PhD 
    Belinda Fu, MD
    Jay Lee, MD, MPH, FAAFP
    Cathy Pipas, MD, MPH
    Beth Polk, MD, FAAFP, dip ABFM, RYT-500
    Sterling Ransone, MD, FAAFP
    Margot Savoy, MD, FAAFP
    Joedrecka Brown Speights, MD 
    Kim Yu, MD, FAAFP

    Faculty

    Mark Greenawald, MD, FAAFP, conference chair
    Maya Bass, MD, MA, FAAFP
    Melissa Borthwick, MD 
    Reid B. Blackwelder, MD, FAAFP
    Jennifer Caragol, MD
    Dike Drummond, MD 
    Ravi Grivois-Shah, MD, MBA, FAAFP
    Sharon George, MD, MPS, FAAFP
    James Jerzak, MD
    Clif Knight, MD, CPE, FAAFP
    Jason Marker, MD, MPA, FAAFP
    Corey Martin, MD
    Amy Mechley, MD, DipABLM, FACLM, FAAFP
    Polina Sayess, MD, FAAFP
    Briana Tierno
    Jay Winner, MD, FAAFP
    Amaryllis Sanchez Wohlever, MD

    Poster Submission

    Poster submissions should focus on well-being promotion (for providers or more broadly) and include the following information: poster title, author(s), contact information, short abstract (not to exceed 200 words), and IRB letter, if applicable.  Poster categories include original research, educational program, systems improvement project, community service project, clinical case presentation, and evidence-based review.

    Submissions will only be accepted from registered attendees of the conference.

    To submit, please complete the form below by February 28, 2022.

    Original Research, Educational Program, or Community Service Project:
    Submissions should include the following details of the project, including why it did or did not work.

    • Background
    • Hypothesis/program or project objectives
    • Research design/program or project description
    • Results/evaluation
    • Conclusion(s)
    • Future plans
    • References
       

    Clinical Case Presentation:
    Clinical inquiry with discussion of an actual patient/provider/healthcare system/institution/community.

    • Introduction
    • Case description
    • Discussion of current well-being practice guidelines/recommendations for management
       

    Evidence-based Review:
    Review of current evidence-based recommendations for a well-being topic.

    • Evidence summary
    • Recommendations from others
    • Clinical or other commentary
       

    Poster Logistics:

    • Size – 36 inches by 48 inches maximum (portrait or landscape)
    • Posters will be displayed on an easel (AAFP will provide the easel and poster board)
    • Submissions are due by February 28, 2022. Applicants will be notified of acceptance by March 4, 2022.
    • Please note that authors are responsible for printing and transporting their posters to the conference.
    • Conference Timing – Posters will be displayed during core conference hours.
       

    The top two poster presentations will each receive $250.
     

    Questions? Please contact Heather Woods at hwoods@aafp.org.

    Travel Scholarship

    All scholarships are made possible by funding from the UnitedHealth Foundation.

    In 2022, 30 scholarships will be awarded to attend the Physician Health and Well-being Conference March 30 – April 2, 2022 in Naples, FL.

    Dates to Remember

    • February 21, 2022 | Application deadline 
    • February 28, 2022 | Notification to applicants
    • March 30 – April 2, 2022 | Physician Health and Well-being Conference
       

    Scholarship Information
    We will be offering scholars to 30 applicants with priority given to residents and new physicians (7 years or less out of residency).

    Scholarship recipients are selected by a panel of judges.

    The $1000 travel scholarship is intended to help reduce out-of-pocket expenses (travel, lodging, meals) to attend Physician Health and Well-being Conference.

    All scholarship checks are awarded at Physician Health and Well-being Conference. If you are unable to attend the Conference, your scholarship will be forfeited.

    Eligibility Requirements
    You must be a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to apply. New or lapsed memberships may take one week to process. Please plan accordingly as late applications will not be accepted. Join now

    You must be able to attend the entire Physician Health and Well-being Conference (defined as arriving no later than Noon on Wednesday, March 30, and leaving no earlier than Noon on Saturday, April 2).

    You must have registered for the conference.

    Submission Guidelines
    It is recommended you have all items listed below ready and in the required format before starting your online application.

    • Contact information (including AAFP ID)
    • Please provide personal email address as hospital email systems often have spam filters/firewalls that hamper the receipt of external emails.
    • You are encouraged to give considerable thought to the essay questions and draft your answers in a separate document prior to beginning your application.
    • The AAFP is committed to building a diverse workforce. If applicable, you may complete an optional essay to briefly describe how you identify as someone underrepresented in medicine.
    • The required online application must be completed and submitted to the AAFP by February 21, 2022. Winners will be notified by February 28.  
       

    Writing Tips
    When writing your answers, keep in mind that hundreds of applications are received and reviewed by the judges.

    Make your application stand out and try to avoid clichés.

    As the application is a chance for the judges to learn about you and your goals, you are encouraged to provide thoughtful and authentic answers.

    Questions? Please contact Heather Woods at hwoods@aafp.org.

    CME Credit Statement
     

    Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.
     


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