Wellness Session: Physician Wellness Advocacy: Taking Control and Changing the System

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The impact and rates of physician burnout are sobering. At the 2017 Annual Meeting, Dr. Tait Shanafelt presented data indicating that substantial contributors include the EHR and system-based issues, rather than simply personal resilience. SGO members are actively seeking opportunities to prevent, recognize, and manage the stressors associated with a career in gynecologic oncology, including learning how to approach changing the system.

Course participants will have the opportunity to learn “best practices” from innovative systems/practice settings, and how to advocate for wellness at a systems-based level.

Leslie Bradford, MD, Maine Medical Center, Scarborough, ME
David M. Kushner, MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI

David M. Kushner, MD, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI
Kenneth H. Kim, MD, FACOG, FACS, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL
Gretchen E. Glaser, MD, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
Nathalie D. McKenzie, MD, MSPH, Florida Hospital Cancer Center, Orlando, FL

Location: Hawaii Convention Center 313AB

Breaking the silence: Burnout among gynecologic oncology trainees is an impending crisis S.Lynam1, P.C.Mayor1, K.H.Eng1, J.E.Mark1, K.Starbuck1, S.B.Lele1, P.J.Frederick1, K.Odunsi2 and E.Zsiros1 1Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, NY, USA, 2Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY, USA

The Society of Gynecologic Oncology wellness curriculum pilot: A groundbreaking initiative for fellowship training
T.B.Turner1, D.M.Kushner2, A.F.Winkel3, J.Oldham4, S.V.Blank5, J.M.Fowler6 and K.H.Kim7 1St. Lukes Mountain States Tumor Institute, Boise, ID, USA, 2University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI, USA, 3New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, USA, 4SGO, Chicago, IL, USA, 5Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY, USA, 6The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, USA, 7University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, AL, USA