On November 21 and 22 SEAMO hosted two Physician Wellness events with PSI Visiting Scholar Dr. Liselotte Dyrbye. 

Over 100 physicians, residents and medical students attended the Thursday evening Physician Wellness Lecture. The discussion focused on recognizing the signs of burnout, identifying coping strategies and developing resilience amongst physicians. 

The Designing Physician Wellness Workshop held on Friday, November 22nd, was uniquely designed for Hospital Administrators, University Leadership and Clinical Department Heads with a goal to:

  • Build a Physician Wellness Program to support the needs of our physicians  
  • Develop tools and gain skills to effectively implement a Physician Wellness Program  
  • Work together to develop an integrated approach to Physician Wellness while offering a broader range of services for our physicians

More than 50 participants gained a local, provincial, national and international perspective on Physician Wellness with speakers Dr. Leslie Flynn (Queen’s), Dr. Joy Albuquerque (OMA), Dr. Caroline Gerin-Lajoie and Christopher Simon (CMA) and Dr. Liselotte Dyrbye (Mayo Clinic, USA).   

The day concluded with representatives from Kingston Health Science Centre, Queen’s University, Providence Care, the Clinical Teachers’ Association and SEAMO discussing next steps and how they can work together moving forward. 

Please visit the SEAMO website to access an online library of Physician Wellness resources.  We welcome your suggestions and encourage you to reach out to seamo.communication@queensu.ca with your recommendations.

Special thanks to the PSI Foundation for sponsoring Dr. Dyrbye’s visit to Kingston!