Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2012
This Week's News
This Week's News
International conference shines light on issues in physician health
Strategies to promote the health and well-being of the world's physicians will be in the spotlight during a biennial conference taking place Oct. 25–27 at Le Westin Montréal Hotel in Quebec, Canada.
The 2012 International Conference on Physician Health, sponsored by the AMA, the Canadian Medical Association and the British Medical Association, will bring together physician health experts and doctors from around the world to explore satisfaction, work-life balance and resilience among physicians.
Featuring interactive workshops, research presentations and hands-on health sessions, the conference will examine the impact on physician health of a just and supportive workplace and a high-quality, sustainable health care system. Presenters also will discuss new support systems for physician health and medical treatment.
In keeping with this year's theme, "From Awareness to Action," attendees will be equipped to develop action plans for enhancing their health and satisfaction in the medical profession.
Visit the Canadian Medical Association's website to register and learn more about the conference objectives and activities.
This year's conference is presented in conjunction with the Quebec Medical Association and the Quebec Physicians' Health Program.
Recent studies have shown that physicians who practice healthy behaviors for themselves are more likely to talk to their patients about these topics. The AMA offers a variety of resources, including several that offer continuing medical education components, to support physician health.