Physician Wellness Academy at AAPL Summer - Chicago

Physician Wellness Academy

July 21–22, 2018

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Physician Wellness Academy awaits you in Chicago this Summer.

Join us for the series that brings science to resilience, and helps you find balance while transforming your organization – all through CME-eligible courses.

This two-day intensive workshop is designed to provide important personal and organizational insight into the issue of physician burnout. On day one, Dr. Friedland will focus on personal wellness development using evidence-based practices, classroom exercises, and meaningful discussions to conduct self-reflection and learn techniques for recognizing and addressing personal burnout. Day two, participants will learn to identify various types of organizational cultures. Then, Dr. Diamond will lead the group through a series of exercises and activities intended to facilitate professional growth and support you in moving your organization towards a culture of wellness.



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Daniel Friedland, MD

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Day 1: Saturday, July 21, 2018

Personal Wellness Insights
Leading Well from Within: Catalyzing Resilience, Well-Being and Performance
With the Neuroscience of Conscious Leadership

Faculty: Daniel Friedland, MD

Course Description:

High-Performance Conscious Leaders are self-aware, present, resilient, authentic, compassionate, courageous, and decisive and achievement oriented. They lead with greater impact and influence to create actively engaged cultures that thrive with greater levels of well-being and performance.

What threatens high-performance leadership is the threat response of stress. It activates your survival brain and may limit conscious awareness, empathy and decision-making, causing fight and flight or fear-based reactions and qualities associated with low-performance leadership that can lead to disengagement. Over time the threat response can also lead to burnout.

Through a mix of groundbreaking science, story, and experiential learning, you’ll learn a powerful neuroscience and mindfulness-based 4-Step Framework to learn new ways to master stress, change your mindset, transform burnout into resiliency and take your leadership to the next level to make an even bigger difference in the lives of those you serve.

Course Objectives:

  • Recognize key predictors of burnout and resiliency and how these states relate to leadership performance.
  • Recognize scientifically validated qualities of low-performance and high-performance leadership.
  • Describe the neuroscience of low and high performance leadership and its relationship to burnout and resiliency.
  • Practice mindfulness to enhance self-awareness, resiliency and leadership performance.
  • Apply a 4-Step Framework to enhance your capacity for resiliency and high-performance conscious leadership.
Dan Diamond, MD

Dan Diamond, MD

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Day 2: Sunday, July 22, 2018

Organizational Wellness Insights
Beyond Resilience: Trench Tested Tools to Help Your Organization Thrive Under Pressure

Faculty: Dan Diamond, MD

Course Description:

Physician leaders want to lead teams that make a difference. But, in a culture of increasing disengagement and burnout, leaders face significant challenges. The real problem is that physicians are expected to do more with less. Now is not the time to sit on the sidelines. In order to design the best possible solutions, physicians are going to have to roll up their sleeves and get involved. The full-day workshop equips leaders with practical skills to increase their team members' investment and ownership as they lead them to solve problems under pressure. 

Course Objectives:

  • Lead a discussion with their team about the four tiers of commitment
  • Describe the three types of mindset that can lead to disengagement and burnout
  • Apply three types of thinking to more effectively solve problems and implement changes
  • Use three key questions to close the gap between teams
  • Use the power of target fixation to build stronger teams


Daniel Friedland, MD

As Founder & CEO of SuperSmartHealth and former Chair of the largest integrative health organization in the country, Daniel helps people harness and leverage stress to become a motivating energy source so they can resolve conflicts, collaborate, get more done, continually innovate and find greater success and significance at work and at home.

His talks on Leading Well from Within, Conscious Leadership and Transforming Burnout into Resilience are evidence-based with a solid foundation in neuroscience and mindfulness practice and are presented with inspiring and entertaining stories and a warm, engaging human touch.

An internationally recognized thought leader and a passionate and dynamic keynote speaker, educator, coach and consultant on Leadership Development, Culture Transformation, Stress Management, Resilience, Wellness Empowerment and Evidence-Based Medicine, Daniel has worked with diverse businesses, healthcare and nonprofit organizations such as: Genentech, Bridgepoint Education, The Kaiser Permanente Federation, Group Health, Blue Cross, the US Army, Navy, and Air Force, GlaxoSmithKline, Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, The YMCA, Interface, American Academy of Pediatricians, YPO, Conscious Capitalism, and leaders in the Texas state and Australian governments, as well as hospital systems, global wellness organizations and leading academic institutions – having delivered over 1500 presentations, reaching more than 75,000 health care and business professionals worldwide.

An immigrant from South Africa, Daniel graduated from University of California San Francisco (UCSF) medical school, where he also did his residency in Internal Medicine and a Teaching Fellowship. He is the author of the first medical textbook published in the United States on Evidence-Based Medicine – now the standard of care for all healthcare practitioners.

Daniel’s passion for his work on transforming burnout into resilience and conscious leadership originated in medical school. In his second year, Daniel experienced burnout and depression – a result of unmanaged stress – which could have ended his promising medical career. Instead, after discovering that over half of UCSF’s medical students were in therapy, he faced the challenge “head-on” and started up the UCSF Medical Student Network, to cultivate resiliency, leadership and the compassionate delivery of healthcare.

Since then, Daniel’s mission is to help people – whether healthcare professionals, business leaders, professionals or parents – discover how to harness and leverage stress, transform it into an energy source, and become more conscious, compassionate and effective leaders.


Dan Diamond, MD

Well known for creating an exciting learning experience, Dr. Diamond engages the mind of the learner leaving participants with practical concepts they will never forget. Dr. Diamond founded and serves as the Director of the Nation’s first state-affiliated medical disaster response team. He has responded to a variety of international disasters and most recently he served as the Medical Director for Medical Teams International’s First Response Team to Haiti. Following Hurricane Katrina, he played a strategic role as Director of the Mass Casualty Triage Unit at the New Orleans Convention Center. He has been interviewed on CNN, Larry King Live and Anderson Cooper. 

He is a member of the National Speakers Association and served as President of NSA Northwest from 2011-2012. As an experienced family physician and an award-winning educator, Dr. Diamond delivers practical information with creativity and skill. Participants experience learning through a variety of effective strategies that foster rapid mastery of new information.  After earning his medical degree from the University of Washington, Dr. Diamond completed his residency in Family Medicine in Milwaukee, WI. The American Academy of Family Physicians awarded Dr. Diamond the degree of Fellow and he is Board Certified with the American Board of Family Physicians. He is a member of the Editorial Board for the Primary Care Companion to the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. Dr. Diamond is also a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University Of Washington School Of Medicine. In 2010, the American Red Cross gave him the “Real Hero” award and he also received the Washington State Governor’s Award of Excellence for his work in Haiti. In 2014, Dr. Diamond received the Presidents Volunteer Service Award from President Obama and he also received the Quality of Care Lifetime Achievement Award, Healthcare Heroes. Dr. Diamond and his wife Debbie enjoy their three children: Paul, Josh, and Sarah. The Diamond family is big on traditions, humor, and love.

Hotel Information


JW Marriott Chicago
151 W. Adams Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603

Reservations: 866-270-6430
Main Hotel: 312-660-8200

Please use the Group Rate negotiated with the hotel, valid through July 2, 2018 — currently $248 per night.

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