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Chapin Mill Workshops

Chapin Mill Retreat Center, Batavia, NY

 

Mindful Practice: Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring, and Resilience

Chapin Mill Retreat Center

Image courtesy of the Rochester Zen Center

October 26-29, 2016

A 4-day retreat-like workshop designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while improving their own resilience and well-being.

It offers an experiential learning environment, with a focus on developing the capacity for self-awareness in stressful and demanding situations.

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) and others involved in medical practice and education. No prior experience is required; however, experience with meditation or other contemplative practices is desirable.

Session themes include communication with patients/families, responding to suffering, difficult decisions, errors, professionalism, medical education, compassion, self-care, resilience, and burnout.

Course Directors: Ronald Epstein, M.D. and Mick Krasner, M.D.

Information & Registration: Workshops begin Wednesday 6 p.m. and end Saturday 2:30 p.m. Lodging and meals are at the Retreat Center.

Accreditation: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Course Description and Registration

 

Mindful Practice: Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring, and Resilience

Chapin Mill Retreat Center

Image courtesy of the Rochester Zen Center

May 3-6, 2017

A 4-day retreat-like workshop designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while improving their own resilience and well-being.

It offers an experiential learning environment, with a focus on developing the capacity for self-awareness in stressful and demanding situations.

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) and others involved in medical practice and education. No prior experience is required; however, experience with meditation or other contemplative practices is desirable.

Session themes include communication with patients/families, responding to suffering, difficult decisions, errors, professionalism, medical education, compassion, self-care, resilience, and burnout.

Course Directors: Ronald Epstein, M.D. and Mick Krasner, M.D.

Information & Registration: Workshops begin Wednesday 6 p.m. and end Saturday 2:30 p.m. Lodging and meals are at the Retreat Center.

Accreditation: The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Registration opens September, 2016

 

Mindful Practice Teacher Training

October 17-21, 2017

Balanced stonesA 5-day, retreat-like workshop designed to enable clinician and medical educators deepen their skills in teaching. The interactive, experiential and learner-centered environment helps participants define and realize their individual learning goals. 

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) and others involved in medical practice and education, the program will provide hands-on training in didactic presentations and experiential exercises using narratives, appreciative inquiry, and contemplative practices. Session themes address attention, suffering, teamwork, difficult conversations with patients/families, uncertainty in medicine, medical education, grief and loss, resilience and compassion.

The workshop will offer participants closely supervised hands-on experience in teaching and facilitation.  It is designed for those who wish to advance their teaching skills and to support efforts at implementing Mindful Practice® curricula in their own settings.  Prior attendance at a Mindful Practice® workshop is required. 

Registration will open in November, 2016.  There will be an application form which is required prior to registration for the program.  Early applications are encouraged, as workshops often fill several months in advance.

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

NEW!!  Mindful Practice Around the World!!

San Diego

San Diego

February 4-5, 2017

 
A two-day intensive format followed by four 90-minute webinars.  Offered for the first time in 2017.  Information and Registration
 

Boston

Boston

March 18-19, 2017

 
A two-day intensive format followed by four 90-minute webinars.  Offered for the first time in 2017.  Registration will be open in September.

 

Presentations and Workshops

2016

  • February 11: Brown University Alpert School of Medicine (MK)
  • February 24: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (MK)
  • March 4: Mindfulness & Health Conference, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY (MK and RE)
  • March 5: Children's Hospital of Orange County, California (MK)
  • March 18-20: International Forum on General Practice Education and Development of Medical Service, Wenzhou, China (RE)
  • April 20: Physicians Reciprocal Insurer, Roslyn, NY (MK)
  • April 22: Alzheimer's Association of Western New York, Buffalo, NY (MK)
  • May 2-6: Mindful Practice Advanced Workshop, Chapin Mill, Batavia, NY (MK and RE)
  • May 9-13: Mindful Practice Workshop, Sweden, Netherlands (RE)
  • June 15: Nazareth College, Rochester, NY (MK)
  • June 16-18: Rediscovering Meaning in our Work Conference, Sun Valley, Idaho (MK)
  • June 22: Brown University Alpert School of Medicine (MK)
  • July 12-19: Continuing Education in Umbria, Italy (MK)
  • July 14: GWish Annual Spirituality & Health Conference, Washington, DC (RE)
  • September 6-17: International Conference on Communication in Health Care, Heidelberg, Germany (RE)
  • October 26-29: Mindful Practice Workshop, Chapin Mill, Batavia, NY (MK and RE)
  • November 10-11: Case Western Reserve School of Medicine (MK)
  • November 11-13: International Symposium for Contemplative Studies, San Diego, CA (MK)
  • December 9: Woodhull Medical Center (MK)

 

2017

  • February 4-5: UC San Diego (MK and RE)
  • March 25-26: Massachusetts Medical Society, Boston, MA (MK and RE)