A Conversation – Physician Wellness and Mental Illness in Physicians and Surgeons
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 | 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM MST
Presented by Well Doc Alberta, the Alberta Medical Association’s Physician and Family Support Program, and Alberta Health Services.
Join us for a conversation about the challenges that physicians and surgeons face in maintaining their well-being, the occupational hazards and expectations of invincibility, and the stigma associated with reaching out for help, as well as strategies and resources to support well-being.
After the session, participants will be able to:
Summarize key points about mental illness for physicians and surgeons
Describe how occupational distress may threaten well-being
Summarize how stigma and professional culture may undermine well-being
Describe concrete strategies and resources to support well-being
Please Note: This session is open to all physicians, residents, and medical students in Alberta.
- Dr. Jane Lemaire MD FRCPC, Co-Director, Well Doc Alberta
- Dr. Rachel Grimminck MD FRCPC DABPN CGP, Physician Associate, Well Doc Alberta
- Dr. Gail Darling MD FRCSC FACS, Collaborator, Well Doc Alberta
Dr. Terrie Brandon MD CCFP, Program and Clinical Co-Director, Physician and Family Support Program, Alberta Medical Association
Dr. Erica Dance MD FRCPC DABEM, Program and Clinical Co-Director, Physician and Family Support Program, Alberta Medical Association
- Dr. Sharron Spicer MD FRCPC CCPE, Associate Chief Medical Officer, Physician Experience, Alberta Health Services