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Pease/Pariser Symposium:
Anxiety, Exasperation, Exhaustion, Consternation, Substance Use Disorder, Depression, Burnout, Suicide, ...
in Healthcare Professionals

Begins On: November 2nd 2017
Ends On: November 3rd 2017
Time: Thursday, November 2: 5:00 pm to Friday, November 3: 9:00 am
Location: Center for Health & Learning, St. Charles Medical Center - 2500 NE Neff Rd., Bend

$0 for COMS members (to sign up for $150 as new member for 2017-2018 including spouse, click here)
For others except RNs:  $100 for entire program and $50 for dinner presentation/workshop
For RNs: $70 for entire program and $30 for dinner presentation/workshop
(+ 7% EventBrite surcharge)

  • Spouses are especially invited; childcare provided free of charge
  • Continuing Medical, Dental, and Nursing Education (CME, CDE, CNE) available up to 4.5 hours


Co-Sponsored by St. Charles Healthcare System, Central Oregon Dental Society, and St. Charles Foundation

Thursday, November 2    Childcare Available

5:00-6:15 pm   Pre-Dinner Meet-The-Expert Simultaneous Small Group Sessions

Spouse/Partner Recognition, Referral, Administration Cognizance
1.  Elaine Cox, MD    Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Indiana University
     A Deadly Silence: My Pledge to Combat Physician Suicide

2.  Bill O'Neill, MBA    CPEP, Raleigh-Durham, NC
     Avoiding Communication Pitfalls*
3.  Barry J. Taylor, DMD, FAGD, FACD   Asst. Professor, OHSU School of Dentistry
     Healthy Mental Health for the Dental Professional

6:30 pm  Reception
7:00 pm  Dinner, Oregon Coalition Announcement, and Keynote Presentation*
Special Announcement:  Donald E. Girard, MD, Portland   Vice Chair, Oregon Medical Board
The Oregon Coalition for Healthcare Professional Enhancement
*Keynote Presentation:  Dike Drummond, MD, Seattle    Author, Stop Physician Burnout
'Burnout Proof'  LIVE Workshop for Healthcare Professionals and Spouses/Partners

Friday, November 3

7:00-8:00 am  Grand Rounds*, including breakfast [registration not required] 
Sonny Nguyen, JD,RRT,CPHRM     Senior Director, Patient Safety & Risk Management, NW Region, The Doctors Company
Challenges of the Electronic Health Record, including Increasing Liability Claims
Roger McKimmy, MD    Oregon Urology Institute, Eugene; Past Vice Chair, Oregon Medical Board
Coping with the Electronic Health Record

8:00-9:00 am  Post Grand Rounds Meet-The-Expert Simultaneous Small Group Sessions
A.  Karen Weiner, MD, MMM     CEO & Pediatrician, Oregon Medical Group, Eugene
     Burnout: What it is, Why it's Happening, and What We Can Do About it as Leaders
B.  Join Luh, MD    Russel Pardoe Radiation Oncology Center, St Joseph Hospital, Eureka, CA
     MACRA Regulatory Burdens and the Threat of Physician Burnout
C.  Emily Dalton, MD     Pediatrician, Eureka CA
     Is It Really Quality Improvement (QI)?*