2nd Annual Compassion in Practice Continuing Education Course
Compassion in Practice: Achieving Better Outcomes by Maximizing Communication, Relationships and Resilience
Sunday, October 29, 2017 – Monday, October 30, 2017
Westin Copley Hotel
After a highly successful 2016 inaugural course, we were thrilled to offer our second annual interprofessional continuing education course, Compassion in Practice: Achieving Better Outcomes by Maximizing Communication, Relationships and Resilience, on Oct. 29-30, 2017, in Boston. The course was accredited by Harvard Medical School and the Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical and Professional Development at Massachusetts General Hospital. It featured new research, speakers and experiential workshops, as well as dedicated time for networking and conversations with leading experts in the field.
Joining our continuing education course this year was an internationally recognized faculty in disciplines spanning from social psychology and neuroscience to clinical education. It was designed for physicians, nurses, chaplains, educators, and other healthcare professionals who wished to learn about recent research advances that directly translate into practical strategies to build compassion competence. The course helped participants learn how to optimize their relationships and communication with patients, families and colleagues, build caring and collaborative teams, and cultivate a sense of joy in practice.
The course was co-directed in partnership with the Arnold P. Gold Foundation, the Massachusetts General Hospital Nursing and Patient Care Services, the Shapiro Institute Center for Education at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, and the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School.
Beth A. Lown, MD – The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare, Mount Auburn Hospital
Elizabeth Gaufberg, MD, MPH – Cambridge Health Alliance, Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute
Amy M. Sullivan, EdD – Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School
Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD – Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at Cambridge Health Alliance
Gaurdia Banister, RN, PhD – Institute for Patient Care at Massachusetts General Hospital
Paul Bloom, PhD – Brooks and Suzanne Ragen Professor of Psychology, Yale University
David DeSteno, PhD – Professor of Psychology, Northeastern University
Chris Germer, PhD – Lecturer on Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Part-Time; Founding Member and Senior Advisor, CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion
Tania Singer, PhD – Director of the Department of Social Neuroscience, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences, Leipzig, Germany
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™
The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This activity meets the criteria of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine for 3.75 credits of Risk Management Study. This includes 3.75 Credits of End-of-Life Care Studies. Please check your individual state licensing board requirements before claiming these credits.
Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical and Professional Development at Massachusetts General Hospital is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-011-91) (OH-239, 10/1/2017) This program will award 13.25 contact hours for nurses who attend the entire event and submit a completed evaluation form.
This program is Approved by the National Association of Social Workers (Approval # 886762385-3507) for 13 continuing education contact hours.
The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 13 hours of credit.