- Thursday, December 8
- 7:45 AM - 8:45 AM
Join Dr. Abraham Verghese, a nationally bestselling author and a prominent voice in medicine with a uniquely humanistic view of the future of healthcare, for an inspiring keynote address. Dr. Verghese received the National Humanities Medal from President Obama, “for reminding us that the patient is the center of the medical enterprise.” His memoirs and novels on medical themes have sold millions of copies, topped bestseller lists, and earned major movie deals, while his New York Times articles arguing for greater focus on the physical patient have made waves in the medical community. His warmth and vision as well as his world-class gifts as a storyteller make him a powerful speaker both to healthcare professionals and the patient in all of us.
Discuss the epidemiology and root causes of burnout and wellness amongst health care providers
Explore the clinician-patient relationship in the context of history, ritual and the advent of the technological age
Explore wellness solutions both institutionally and individually; the latter includes celebrating what is timeless in medicine and highlighting those things that give our work meaning