Peds 21



Friday, September 15, 2017
11:30am – 5:30pm


Peds 21—Pediatricians Leading Change in Physician Health and Wellness (C0017)

Physician wellness is key to the future of pediatrics. By caring for ourselves, we cultivate our ability to care for our patients. Yet burnout is prevalent at all career stages, from trainee to retiree. In fact, nearly half of medical students, residents, and practicing physicians report symptoms of burnout. The Pediatrics for the 21st Century pre-conference program “Pediatricians Leading Change in Physician Health and Wellness” will address the relationship among burnout, job satisfaction, quality care, and patient safety. Attendees will leave the session with the skills to implement wellness strategies for themselves, their practice, and their organizations.


11:30AM Networking Lunch and Poster Session
12:30PM Welcome and Introduction
12:35PM Presentation of Arnold P. Gold Foundation Award
12:40PM The Culture of Health Care: How We Are Making Ourselves Unwell
Hilary McClafferty, MD, FAAP
1:15PM Wellness, Burnout, and the Link to Quality Care
David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP
1:30PM Recognizing Burnout in Yourself and Colleagues
Carol Bernstein, MD
2:00PM Break
2:30PM Compassion Fatigue and Second Victim
Hilary McClafferty, MD, FAAP

Approaches to Wellness: Panel Discussion

Individual Strategies
Janet Serwint, MD, FAAP

Creating a Practice Centered on Wellness
Hilary McClafferty, MD, FAAP

Organizational Strategies
David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP

Medical Education
Carol Bernstein, MD

4:45PM Keynote Address: Caring for Ourselves to Care for Children
Janet Serwint, MD, FAAP
5:30pm Adjourn

Supported by the AAP Friends of Children Fund