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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 23-26, 2019 - REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

April 15-18, 2020-REGISTRATION OPEN IN Summer 2019

OCTOBER 21-24, 2020-REGISTRATION OPEN IN FALL 2019

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: Ron Epstein, MD and Mick Krasner, MD

Details: 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.

Mindful Practice Facilitator Training

MAY 5-9, 2020-APPLICATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE JULY 2019

Balanced stonesA 5-day, retreat-like workshop designed to enable clinicians and medical educators deepen their skills in mindful practice and their ability to teach and develop programs in mindful practice at their home institutions. Mindful practice promotes effective, efficient and compassionate care while also improving clinicians' own resilience and well-being by building clinicians' attentiveness, situational awareness, self-awareness, teamwork, and self-monitoring in stressful and demanding clinical situations.  The workshop helps participants define and realize their learning goals in an experiential learning environment. 

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) and others involved in medical practice and medical education, the program combines didactic presentations and training in conducting experiential exercises using narratives, appreciative inquiry, and contemplative practices such as mindfulness meditation. 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 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. Course is by application only and upon acceptance you will be directed to a registration website. 

Prior attendance at a Mindful Practice® workshop is required. 

Course Directors: Ron Epstein, MD and Mick Krasner, MD

Details: Workshops begin Tuesday at 6 PM and end Saturday at 2:30 PM. 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.

Mindful Practice Netherlands 

November 17-20, 2019

CVM1

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: Drs. Ron Epstein & Mick Krasner

CVM 2

Contact and Registration: Centrum voor Mindfulness

 

Upcoming Presentations and Workshops

2019

2020

  • April 15-18: Mindful Practice Workshop, Chapin Mill, Batavia, NY (RE, MK, FM)
  • May 5-9: Mindful Practice Facilitator Training Workshop, Chapin Mill, Batavia, NY (RE, MK)
  • September 13-16: Mindful Practice Workshop, Netherlands, (RE)
  • October 21-24: Mindful Practice Workshop, Chapin Mill, Batavia, NY (RE, MK, FM)
  • November 8-12: Mindful Practice Facilitator Training Workshop, Netherlands (RE, MK)

Past Presentations and Workshops

2019

2018

  • January 26-27: State University of New York, Stony Brook School of Medicine (RE)
  • February 5-7: University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA (RE)
  • February 9: University of British Columbia, Department of Pediatrics (RE)
  • February 15: SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse, NY (RE)
  • March 6: Alzheimer's Association, Rochester, NY (MK)
  • March 9-11: Kripalu Center for Yoga & Health (RE, MK)
  • March 19-22: Pontificia Universidad Catolica, Escuela de Medicina, Chile (RE)
  • March 21: Children's Institute, Rochester, NY (MK)
  • April 11-12: University of Virginia Compassionate Care Initiative, Charlottesville, VA (MK)
  • April 13: Breast Cancer Coalition, 15th Annual Advanced Breast Cancer Seminar, Rochester, NY (RE)
  • April 17: Academy of Medicine, Rochester, NY (RE)
  • April 18-21: AAFP Well-being Conference, Naples, FL (RE)
  • April 20-22: AAN Live Well/Lead Well Sessions, Los Angeles, CA (FM)
  • April 23-24: City of Hope, Duarte, CA (RE)
  • April 25-28: Chapin Mill, Mindful Practice Workshop (RE, MK, FM, PL)
  • May 4: Foundation for Medical Excellence, Portland, OR (MK)
  • May 7-8: Centrum voor Mindfulness, Amsterdam, Netherlands (RE)
  • May 8: AUR Lucy Squire Keynote, Orlando, FL (FM)
  • May 9: Corning Corporation, Corning, NY (MK)
  • May 9-13: WellMed Conference, Greece (RE)
  • May 30-31: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA (RE)
  • June 1: University of Toronto (RE)
  • June 4: University of Rochester, Wellness Seminar Series (RE)
  • June 7: John Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD (RE)
  • June 13-18: Pronto Seminars, Montefalco, Italy (MK, PL)
  • July 9-13: International Conference on Mindfulness, Amsterdam, Netherlands (RE)
  • September 1-5: ICCH Conference, Oporto, Portugal (RE)
  • September 28-30: Northwestern Osteopathic Association, Boise, ID (MK)
  • October 4-6: Mexico City (RE)
  • October 9-11: AAFP FMX Conference, New Orleans, LA (RE, FM)
  • October 23-27: Chapin Mill, Mindful Practice Workshop (RE, MK, FM)
  • November 9-11: Mind and Life Conference, Phoenix, AZ (MK)
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