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Opening Keynote: Caring for Me – Caring for You: Strategies to Pursue Personal Health and Create a Culture of Wellness

From the 2020 Clinical Laboratory Educators Conference (February 27, 2020)
Presented by Catherine Florio Pipas, MD, MPH
The session will overview the growing problem and impact of burnout, explore factors that threaten individual and organizational wellness; and discuss evidence based strategies for leading change at the personal and the systems level. Participants will have an opportunity to reflect on personal health priorities while strengthening their commitment to a culture of wellness. They will discuss the process of change and critically analyze areas for personal improvement beginning with a needs assessment and ending with an actionable health improvement plan. Participants will be given tools to proceed towards wellbeing personally and to partner with colleagues to create greater impact.


At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to
  1. Describe the importance of personal wellbeing and the impact of burnout on individuals, teams, and learners
  2. Discuss national and local data on burnout among health professionals
  3. Utilize an Improvement Model to explore evidence-based strategies for wellbeing

This recorded presentation is P.A.C.E. ® accredited. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.


This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.