Beyond Meditation: A Health System and Cultural Approach to Restoring the Joy in Medicine

August 06, 2019
7:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Eric P. Newman Education Center, Medical Campus

Beyond Meditation: A Health System and Cultural Approach to Restoring the Joy in Medicine is the 3rd Annual Larry Lewis Emergency Medicine Health Policy Symposium. Each symposium focuses on regionally and nationally important health policy issues while fostering sustainable evidence-based solutions with academic rigor.

The principal factors of dissatisfaction across many academic healthcare environments are strikingly similar. As many institutions struggle to improve their workplace environment, the concept is emerging that the goal should be a return of “joy” to our work.

This interdisciplinary symposium will discuss workplace factors previously identified by our faculty and staff as principal causes of dis-satisfaction, and propose potential solutions that have growing evidence for their ability to help bring joy back to our workplace.

Featured Speaker

Colin P. West, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Medical Education, and Biostatistics,
Divisions of General Internal Medicine and Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Departments of Internal Medicine and Health Sciences Research, Mayo Clinic

This event is free to the public.
Parking is available (cash and cards accepted). Rates are as follow: 

  •  0 – 1 hour           $2.00
  • 1 – 2 hours          $3.00
  • 2 – 3 hours          $5.00
  • 3 – 4 hours          $6.00
  • 4 – 5 hours          $7.00
  • 5 – 6 hours          $8.00
  • 6 – 24 hours        $15.00

Event Sponsors: Division of Emergency Medicine at Washington University, Barnes Jewish Hospital Medical Staff Association, The Foundation for Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Institute for Public Health at Washington University, Schumacher Clinical Partners, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine, TeamHealth, Washington University in St. Louis Physicians