UW virtual lecture: ‘Thriving in Medicine Today’ Oct. 14

September 23, 2021

The University of Washington’s Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences Continuing Education Programs is preparing to launch its 2021-2022 Occupational and Environmental Medicine Grand Rounds Lecture Series. The first lecture, “Thriving in Medicine Today,” will take place live and virtually from 6-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 14. Register here and see the program flyer. Participants may register for the single lecture for $39 or the series of 4 lectures for $125.

The speaker for the first lecture – Tom Jenike, MD, Senior Vice President, Chief Well-Being Officer, and Family Physician at Novant Health – will discuss the drivers of fatigue, burnout and disengagement among healthcare professionals today, and why addressing this issue head-on is an imperative for healthcare organizations. This lecture will provide participants with strategies to build well-being into their personal and professional lives to increase sustained fulfillment and performance.

As Chief Well-Being Officer for Novant Health, Dr. Jenike’s responsibilities include the development and execution of a comprehensive and holistic system approach to well-being and resiliency. The driving premise is that in order to be world-class at caring for its patients, Novant Health must be world-class at caring for its people. In service of this goal, Dr. Jenike has become well-known as a thought leader in addressing physician burnout and has built and facilitates nationally recognized leadership programs that emphasize resiliency, self-care and wellness. (Tim Pfarr)


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