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WELL-Med Conference

2nd International Meeting on Well-Being
and Performance in Clinical Practice.

It is our pleasure to invite you to the "Second International Meeting on Well being and Performance in Clinical Practice" (WELLMED 2). Following the success of our previous meeting in May 2014, this meeting will bring together experts from diverse disciplinary backgrounds in order to present and discuss innovative ways of linking physician well being to patient safety and quality of care. Given the fact that the health and well being of our health professionals is inextricably linked to the quality of care they provide, the conference will explore how burnout and wellbeing are related to different aspects of quality of care and patient safety, in terms of clinical decision making, communication in clinical practice, medical errors, civility at workplace, and patient neglect .

For this year an equal emphasis will be put on negative and debilitating predictors of work performance in health care, as well as on positive and motivating ones, including physician resilience and work engagement In addition, this year we would like to introduce a special section titled "WELLMED in context'', discussing the organisational factors, socioeconomic conditions, and cultural influences on the link between health professional well being and patient safety.

During the conference we will be informed about new evidence in the study of medical well being and performance, engage in some "blue sky thinking", learn from our mistakes in the research gone wrong section, link theory to practice in the medical stories section, identify successful interventions in the what works section. Finally doctoral students will have the opportunity to receive expert feedback in the research in progress section.

We would also like to draw your attention to a special keynote series titled "Getting out of our comfort zone" where experts will challenge audience beliefs in a non-conventional format.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for any further information

Looking forward to welcoming you at WELL-Med 2016, in Greece!

Collegiate Regards

Efharis Panagopoulou, Phd

Master Class on Burnout in Health Care (pdf)

Invited Speakers

  • Kamran Abbasi, BMJ International and Digital Editor, UK

    Christina Maslach, University of California, Berkeley, USA

  • Getting out of our comfort zone

    Aneez Esmail, Institute of Population Health, University of Manchester,UK

    David Bates, Editor Journal of Patient Safety, USA

    Mohammadreza Hojat, Thomas Jefferson University, Sidney Kimmel Medical College, USA

  • Let’s converse

    J. Bryan Sexton, PhD Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry Director, Duke Patient Safety Center Duke University Health System, USA

    Hardeep Singh, Chief of the Health Policy, Quality & Informatics program at the Houston VA Health Services Research Center

    Rebecca Lawton, University of Leeds, Associate Editor, BMJ Quality and Safety, UK

    Jane Lemaire, University of Calgary, Canada

    Jennifer Bremner, Director, European Health Management Association

    Chris McManus, University College London, UK

  • Please visit our website regularly, for updates on our invited speakers!

  • Mystery keynote

    Visit our website regularly for clues on our mystery keynote. Be the first one to email us with the correct answer and chair his/her lecture in the conference!

Important Dates

  • 5/5/2015 Abstract submission opens
  • 15/10/2015
    Abstract submission closes
  • 15/10/2015
    Deadline for applications for Master Class on Burnout in Health Care (20 places)