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Mindful Practice

Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring and Resilience


October 14-17, 2015

Sponsored by:

The Department of Family Medicine – Mindful Practice Programs

Hosted by:

The Center for Experiential Learning


Chapin Mill Retreat Center
8603 Seven Springs Road
Batavia, NY 14020            


A 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, NP's, PA's) 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, MD & Mick Krasner, MD

Workshop Goals & Learning Objectives

  • Increase clinician self-awareness and self-monitoring during clinical work and teaching.
  • Increase clinicians’ ability to attend to patients’ needs, reduce and respond to errors, practice with greater effectiveness and compassion, and attend to their own well-being.
  • Incorporate mindful practice into clinical and educational activities at their home institutions.
Registration Fees Faculty and Speakers Agenda Certification / Accreditation Travel & Accommodations Publications about Mindful Practice and Mindful Communication Mindful Practice

This course has reached capacity. Please contact Diane Frank at the Center for Experiential Learning 585-275-7666 to be placed on a wait list.