2020 Physician Well-being Symposium

Somerville, MA US
February 12, 2020


The Symposium will feature presentations and panels to discuss Physician Well-being at Partners, efforts to enhance EHR usability, local well-being interventions taking place across the system and efforts to be spread across Partners.  

The day will also include presentations and panels to discuss:
  1. Physician Well-being at Partners
  2. Efforts to Enhance EHR Usability
  3. Local Well-being Interventions
  4. Efforts to Spread

Target Audience

The intended audience for this symposium is physicians working on physician well-being initiatives, nursing leadership is also invited to attend.


Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Discuss challenges contributing to physician burnout
  2. Share best practice initiatives piloted at the local level to reduce physician burnout
  3. Identify strategies or tactics to address physician wellness that could be adopted/adapted

Additional Information

Provided by: 

Partners HealthCare Department of Quality, Safety and Value


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.75 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 3.75 Participation
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
02/12/2020 - 8:00am EST
Event ends: 
02/12/2020 - 12:00pm EST

7:30 AM

Breakfast / Registration


Welcome & Physician Well-being at Partners | Tom Sequist, MD, MPH


Enterprise Electronic Health Record Usability Efforts

  • Virtual Duet | Richard Snyder & Bryan Blanchette
  • ACE | Julie White
  • Tap-n-Go | Adam Landman, MD


Break / Networking


Local Well-being Interventions

A) Personal Well-being
Facilitator: Marcela del Carmen, MD

  • MGPO Female Surgeon Connectivity program | Cristina Ferrone, MD
  • Coaching and Lifestyle Medicine to Increase JoyElizabeth Frates, MD
  • Coaching Programs as a Strategy to Address Physician Burnout and Improve Professional Fulfillment at the Brigham | Rebecca Cunningham, MD & Daiva Braunfelds, MBA, MPH
  • Brigham Psychiatry Wellness Initiatives | David Silbersweig, MD & Ethan Parten, DHS, MBA

B) Innovative Programming
Lauren Geddes, MD

  • WeSolve: Engaging Providers to Make Healthcare More User-Friendly | Kris Olson, MD & Sandra Butler
  • Random Acts of Kindness - Pay it forward Program | Neeharika Mehta, MBA & Physician to Physician Recognition | Jeff Murphy, MD

C) Optimizing Time and Enhancing Job Doability
Diane O'Connor, MBA

  • eCare Optimization | Mike Healey, MD
  • After Hours Call Program | Helen Ireland, MD & Virtual Nighttime Hospitalist Pager System | Mona Hinrichsen, MD
  • Avoid the Avalanche | Jonathan Snider, MD


Keynote: "Gender Equity in Physician Well-being" | Esther Choo, MD, MPH

12:00 PM




Lunch will be served

Partners HealthCare, Assembly Row
399 Revolution Drive
Somerville, MA 02145
United States

Course Director

Tom Sequist, MD, MPH
Chief Patient Experience and Equity Officer
Partners HealthCare Systems

Keynote Speaker

Esther Choo, MD, MPH
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Oregon Health & Science University


Partners HealthCare Systems

Bryan Blanchette
Diane O'Connor, MBA
Richard Snyder
Julie White


Brigham and Women's Physicians Organization

Daiva Braunfelds, MBA, MPH
Rebecca Cunningham, MD
Mike Healey, MD
Adam Landman, MD
Ethan Parten, DHS, MBA
David Silbersweig, MD


Massachusetts General Physicians Organization

Sandra Butler
Marcela G. del Carmen, MD
Christina Ferrone, MD
Elizabeth Frates, MD
Kris Olson, MD


Newton-Wellesley Physician Hospital Organization

Jeff Murphy, MD
Jonathan Snider, MD


North Shore Health System

Mona Hinrichsen, MD
Helen Ireland, MD


Emerson Physician Hospital Organization

Lauren Geddes, MD
Neeharika Mehta, MBA

Partners HealthCare System is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Partners HealthCare System designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Nursing Continuing Education

Norman Knight Nursing Center for Clinical & Professional Development at Massachusetts General Hospital is an approved provider by the Ohio Nurses Association an accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation (OBN-001-91).

Criteria for successful completion include: electronic check-in at the beginning of the program, attendance at the entire event and submission of a completed evaluation.

No conflict of interest exists for anyone in a position to control the content of this activity. 

Available Credit

  • 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 3.75 Nursing Contact Hours
  • 3.75 Participation


Please login or register to take this course.

Registration Information

For questions regarding registration or any special needs (physical, dietary, etc), please contact Victoria Carballo at vcarballo@partners.org or (857) 282-2120 prior to the event.

For questions regarding the evaluation or CME information, please contact Partners Office of Continuing Professional Development at partnerscpd@partners.org or (857) 282-2513.