Keys to Physician Wellness 2017

Stories and Strategies to Engage Providers and Address Burnout:

Top leaders in the field show what you can do within your organization

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Thursday, August 24, 2017 – Hilton San Francisco Union Square, San Francisco, CA

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

In this workshop, renowned experts in building professional and personal satisfaction will provide tools to address and evaluate burnout, highlight programs that foster effective leadership, and identify organizational strategies to increase participation in collaborative solutions. Participants will understand the range of resources for small to large practices including resources to be developed internally and those offered by consulting groups, medical societies and academic centers.

At the conclusion of this presentation participants will be able to identify personal leadership skills, use measures of burnout, and design an engagement plan for their practice.   


This CPPPH workshop is one component of a four-day conference, Addiction Medicine Review Course and Board Exam Preparation Track, sponsored and accredited by the California Society of Addiction Medicine. For information about that 4-day conference, click here.

This registration form applies only to the one-day CPPPH component, Stories and Strategies to Engage Providers & Address Burnout.

Cost – $350*

Registration is limited; early registration is recommended. 


Hilton San Francisco Union Square
333 O’Farrell Street, San Francisco, CA.

$235 single/double room  – available until July 23rd

To reserve your room, call (415) 771-1400 and mention CSAM Addiction Medicine Review Course


The effort required to practice medicine is exceeding the rewards of being a healthcare provider.

What can we do in our organizations to restore the balance? 



  • Leadership teams from medical staffs, medical groups, medical centers
  • Educators about and advocates for physician health and wellness
  • All physician health committee members
  • Medical school and residency program directors and faculty


The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. CSAM takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

CSAM designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education. CEU Credit is available for psychologists, therapists, drug abuse counselors, nurses and physician assistants.


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8:30 Keynote: The Big Picture
Karen Miotto, MD

9:00 The Individual’s View
Tanya Spirtos, MD

9:15 Burnout: What it is; how to address it 
Christina Maslach, PhD

10:15 A Review of the Literature: The reports of what is being done
Karen Miotto, MD

10:45 Break

11:00 The Way Forward: Strategies and solutions
Mickey Trockel, MD, PhD

12:00 Break for lunch

1:15 Leadership Skills: What they are; how you get them
David Perrott, MD, DDS

2:15 Tools and Tactics: a review of tools you can use
David Pating, MD

3:00 Break 

3:15 Physician Effectiveness Project
Stephen C. Beeson, MD

4:15 Closing Summary 

4:30 Adjournment

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Faculty Includes:

Stephen C. Beeson, MD

Dr. Beeson is founder of the Physician Effectiveness Project.  He serves as a Medical Director for Studer Group.  He is a nationally recognized for his work providing tools and tactics for engaging and training physician leaders.

Christina Maslach, PhD

Dr. Maslach is Professor Emerita in the Department of Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley. She is a renown and prolific researcher on job burnout, and the author of the Maslach Burnout Inventory, the most widely used research measure in the burnout field

Karen Miotto, MD

Dr. Miotto is director of the UCLA Addiction Medicine Service and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine. She has chaired the Medical Staff Health Committee at UCLA since 2008 and is Chair of the Board of CPPPH. She is frequently an invited speaker at local and national meetings on physician health. 

David Pating, MD

Dr. Pating is a psychiatrist and chief of Addiction Medicine at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in San Francisco, where he serves as a key member of the wellness effort and the wellbeing committee.

David Perrott, MD, DDS

Dr. Perrott is Senior Vice-President & Chief Medical Officer of the California Hospital Association. He serves as CHA’s resource for medical staff issues, accreditation and licensing, and policy issues regarding patient safety and quality. Dr. Perrott oversees the Center for Hospital Medical Executives and the Joint Committee on Accreditation and Licensing. He serves as Board Chair for the Hospital Quality Institute and is a member of the Board of Commissioners of the Joint Commission.

Tanya Spirtos, MD

Dr. Spirtos, an obstetrician-gynecologist practicing in Redwood City, is Vice-Speaker of the California Medical Association’s (CMA) House of Delegates. Her medium-sized group of physicians recently affiliated with Stanford Healthcare and she continues to practice gynecology only at both Sequoia Hospital and El Camino Hospital. She was a member of the Board of Trustees of Sequoia Hospital Systems from 2003-07 and served on the Community Board of Directors of Sequoia Hospital from 2007-15.

Mickey Trockel, MD, PhD

Dr. Trockel is the Director of Scholarship and Health Promotion for Stanford WellMD Center. He also serves as a Clinical Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine.

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