The Physician Leaders Forum—cosponsored by the Kansas Medical Society (KMS) and the Kansas Hospital Association (KHA)—is a no-cost virtual event to bring together Kansas physician leaders and foster discussion regarding critical issues impacting health and health care in Kansas. The focus of this virtual event will be physician resilience and wellbeing in a post-COVID environment. Join your peers for this unique convening designed to enhance the ability of physicians and their organizations to foster employee wellbeing and joy in the workplace.
Physician Leaders Forum
June 29, 2021
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Who Should Attend
Kansas physician leaders working as the medical leader for physician practices, hospitals, health clinics, or similar organizations.
There is no registration fee to participate in this program. Use the link below to obtain connection information for the virtual forum. You can submit your information any time prior to the webinar. After entering your information, you may add to your calendar and you will get a follow-up email with the connection information.
Keynote Session: Bite-Size Resilience
Stressed during uncertain times? If you are feeling spent, it is probably because the level of emotional exhaustion in health care workers was already at an all-time high before COVID-19, with one out of every three people already meeting the criteria for burnout. In this enlightening and entertaining program, J. Bryan Sexton, PhD, provides perspective, hope and simple strategies to try during tense times.
Sexton has captured the wisdom of front-line health care workers through rigorous assessments of safety culture, teamwork, and workforce resilience. His research instruments have been used around the world. His current R01 grant from NIH is a randomized clinical trial of resilience training. Sexton has studied teamwork, safety,
and resilience in high-risk environments, such as commercial aviation cockpits, operating rooms, and intensive care units. With specializations in organizational assessment, teamwork, survey development, and quantitative methods, he spends his time teaching, mentoring, conducting research, and finding practical ways of getting busy physicians to do the right thing—by making it the easy thing to do.
Zoom will be the platform used for this virtual event. You are encouraged to have a camera so you can engage in the group conversation following the presentation. Joining the webinar constitutes consent to audio and visual recording. If you are new to Zoom or participating in other virtual meeting forums, KHA has provided this list of best practices (PDF).
Professionals’ Health Program
The KMS Professionals’ Health Program protects the health of Kansans and promotes medical excellence by seeking early identification, rehabilitation, and treatment of physicians affected by mental/emotional disorders, physical health, substance use disorders, disruptive behaviors, and other life circumstances that affect medical competency. During this forum, an update on PHP services will be provided and how they can help physicians with burnout and medical professional overall well-being.