Upcoming Presentations and Workshops
Chapin Mill Workshop
Mindful Practice: Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring, and Resilience
Image courtesy of the Rochester Zen Center
May 7-10, 2014
A 4-day, retreat-like workshop designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while improving their own resilience and well-being. The workshop offers an experiential learning environment where participants focus on developing the capacity for Mindful Practice – attentiveness, situational– and self-awareness, teamwork, and self-monitoring – even in stressful and demanding situations.
Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) and others involved in medical practice and education, the program combines didactic presentations and experiential exercises using narratives, appreciative inquiry, and contemplative practices such as mindfulness meditation. Session themes include teamwork, difficult conversations with patients/families, uncertainty in medicine, medical education, grief and loss, resilience and compassion.
The workshop will offer participants hands-on experience in teaching and facilitation with attention to promoting Mindful Practice activities at participants’ home institutions. Prior attendance at a Mindful Practice® workshop or experience with contemplative practice is desirable but not required.
Course Directors: Ron Epstein, M.D. and Mick Krasner, M.D.
Sponsored by: The Department of Family Medicine, University of Rochester Medical Center
Location/Accommodations: Chapin Mill Retreat Center, Batavia, NY
Presentations and Workshops
January 20-25: Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, People’s Republic of China (MK)
February 13: University of Massachusetts, Worcester, MA (RE)
February 26: Faculty Development Workshop, Rochester, NY (RE)
March 28 – 31: Osaka and Tokyo, Japan (RE)
April 9-12 – Wright State University and Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton OH (RE and MK)
May 7-10: Chapin Mill Retreat Center, Batavia, NY (RE and MK)
June 10-12: Barcelona, Zaragoza and Madrid, Spain (RE)
June 26-28: Providence Health Care, Vancouver, BC, Canada (RE)
September 18: New Brunswick Regional Hospital, Fredericton, NB, Canada (MK)