Thursday, October 6, 2011

Welcome to Well Physician

Patricia Lindholm, MD,
Immediate Past MMA President
I am back!! No longer the MMA president, my blog has moved to a nearby address.  The work of promoting physician well-being continues to be a priority for the MMA and for me. 
For those of you who have been thinking about bringing some physician wellness resources to your community, we are here to help.  On October 27, 2011 the MMA is convening a conference to share ideas from a number of leaders in the medical community who have implemented or who are developing resources to promote an environment supportive of the health of physicians.  We will hear some great presentations and also learn from each other.  If you have ideas please come to share with the rest of us and network with like-minded colleagues throughout Minnesota and the surrounding area.  Sharing Solutions to Promote Physician Well-being Conference is free for MMA members and only $35 for nonmembers. There is CME credit (4 hours). 

Some time ago I shared that I will be attending the 2011 Canadian Conference on Physician Health.  It will be held in Toronto on October 28-29, 2011.  The title is “Healthy Doctors = Healthy Communities.”  There is still time to register. 

For those of you who have not recently checked the MMA physician well-being page we have added an excellent webinar that AMA presented on physician suicide.  Two more webinars will be presented in the near future on issues challenging medical students, residents and other physicians. 

Finally, in this new incarnation of the Well Physician Blog, I am considering inviting guest bloggers to appear from time to time.  I have some folks in mind and would also love to hear from any volunteers.  I look forward to continuing the conversation with you all.

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