The Power of Partnership: Co-creating a Relationship-Centered Culture of Wellness and Compassion

Date: 05/07/2019 - 05/08/2019

Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Registration Fees:

Member RSVP   $0.00
Non Member RSVP   $0.00


Earn 2 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM

As the delivery of health care undergoes fundamental shifts and the rate of burnout among physicians continues to rise, physician wellness and professional fulfillment have become hot topics throughout the health care community – and for good reason. 

Our annual meeting will focus on real life examples of programs tackling the burnout of our physician community and also provide strategies you can implement into your own practice.

At the conclusion of the activity, participants should be able to:
1. Describe the three domains of provider professional fulfillment.
2. Describe the three components of burnout.
3. Provide strategies to prevent burnout that physicians can implement into their own practice. 
4. Identify outcomes of relationship centered coaching and core components of a proven coaching model.


Approved for 2 AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)TM 

For any further questions, please email April Becerra at or call us at (408)998-8850

Dinner and drinks served 

About our presenters    

Kathleens pictureKathleen S. Creason, MBA
CEO, Well Physician California

Before joining the California Medical Association, Kathleen was the Executive Director of the Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons of California Association for 15 years. She received a Bachelor of Art in Communication from SUNY Geneseo and her MBA from California State University - Sacramento.



Rachel's pictureRachel Roberts, MD
Internal Medicine

Driven by both her personal experience with burnout and her passion for wellness, Dr. Roberts became the Medical Director for Provider Wellness at the University HealthCare Alliance in 2015. She developed and chairs the program as well as the  Professional Fulfillment program. During her time as Medical Director, burnout has decreased by 13% among providers, in contrast with nationally increasing rates of burnout, and her                                                  next challenge is raising the bar to improving fulfillment at work.


Barbette's pictureBarbette Weimer-Elder PhD, RN
Physician Coach, Service Excellence

Currently the Advancing Communication Excellence at Stanford Facilitator and the Director of Physician Partnership Program at Stanford Health Care. Barbette will be addressing the importance and impact of ACES and research indications on how health care outcomes and physician wellness are influenced by the quality of communication in the patient care environment.

The evidence-based ACES curriculum focuses on mastering effective, empathic communication skills, with the twofold goal of improving the patient experience and enhancing professional satisfaction.Communication programs similar to ACES have been adopted by health care organizations such as the Cleveland Clinic, the Mayo Clinic, Phoenix, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Since its launch at Stanford in September 2017, the program has received positive feedback from its 450 participants.   

Accreditation Statement: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and policies of the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) through the joint sponsorship of Fresno-Madera Medical Society (FMMS) and Santa Clara County Medical Association. The FMMS is accredited by the Institute for Medical Quality/California Medical Association (IMQ/CMA) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

Credit Designation Statement: FMMS designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.0 hour(s) of AMA PRA Category 1Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

2019-2020 Slate of Nominees Introduced
Our Nominating Committee's Slate of Nominees for Officers, Councilors, Delegates and Alternate Delegates for 2019-2020 will be presented for ratification.

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