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About Us

The Awake Network and Mindful have partnered to create the Mindful Healthcare Summit, a 5-day FREE online event featuring 25+ leading neuroscience researchers, mindfulness experts, and dedicated medical professionals who are making a difference in their healthcare systems, universities, and hospitals nationwide.

Our mission is to create a community platform of healthcare professionals exploring how individual and organizational mindfulness and compassion and can help address the complex and systemic issues of chronic stress, overwork, burnout, and patient safety.

Whether you are a physician, nurse, EMT, administrator, hospital CEO, psychiatrist, or anyone else working in medicine, this event will share the latest research and best practices for introducing and integrating mindfulness into your work and life – for you, your patients, and the culture of healthcare.

We look forward to you joining us!

The Awake Network specializes in curated online events that truly impact your life. Every year we put our energy into a few quality online conferences on topics that matter. We provide talks about what you want to know about mindfulness, meditation and living a good life. Learn more about The Awake Network here.

Mindful is the most respected and trusted source of mindfulness information, advice, and instruction—and the voice of the emerging mindfulness community. Through our bimonthly print magazine, robust website, and social channels, we provide insight, information, and inspiration to help us all live more mindfully.Our media platforms, and our projects and partnerships throughout the field, fall under the auspices of the Foundation for a Mindful Society, a mission-driven non-profit dedicated to inspiring, guiding, and connecting anyone who wants to explore mindfulness—to enjoy better health, more caring relationships, and a more compassionate society. Learn more about Mindful here.

Rheanna Hoffmann, RN, BSN, MA-Cert | Emergency Nurse, Coach, Meditation Guide, Founder, Whole Practioner

Rheanna Hoffmann, RN, BSN, MA-Cert, is a nurse, coach, and meditation guide. She is the Founder of The Whole Practitioner, a coaching business designed to help medical practitioners access and transmute their underlying causes of stress. As a nurse, she has worked in emergency, hospice, and Indigenous medicine, and on death row. She is trained in somatic and wilderness therapy, and is a certified auricular acupuncture specialist. She aspires to create environments where medical practitioners and students discover how their personality, values, and hidden gifts can align with their work.

Mark Bertin, MD | Developmental Pediatrician, Author, How Children Thrive and Mindful Parenting for ADHD

Mark Bertin, MD is a developmental pediatrician and author of How Children Thrive, Mindful Parenting for ADHD and The Family ADHD Solution, which integrate mindfulness into the rest of evidence-based pediatric care. He is a contributing author for the book Teaching Mindfulness Skills to Kids and Teens. Dr. Bertin is on faculty at New York Medical College and the Windward Teacher Training Institute, and on the advisory boards for the non-profits Common Sense Media and Reach Out and Read. He is a regular contributor to Mindful Magazine, and his blog is available through Mindful.org and Psychology Today. For more information, please visit his website.

Dzung X. Vo, MD, FAAP, FSAHM | Pediatrician, Clinical Associate Professor, UBC Faculty of Medicine, Author, The Mindful Teen

Dzung X. Vo, MD, FAAP, FSAHM, is the Head of the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, and clinical associate professor at the University of British Columbia Faculty of Medicine, Vancouver, Canada, and co-founder and director of the BC Children's Hospital Centre for Mindfulness. He co-developed a mindfulness training program called MARS-A, or Mindful Awareness and Resilience Skills for Adolescents. Dr. Vo also developed a Mindful Healing course for health care providers, adapted from Mindful Practice (Ron Epstein and Michael Krasner) and other sources. Dr. Vo is the author of The Mindful Teen: Powerful Skills to Help You Handle Stress One Moment at a Time. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the BC Association for Living Mindfully (BCALM) and the Mindfulness in Education Network (MiEN).

Parneet Pal, M.B.B.S., M.S. | Physician, Chief Science Officer, Wisdom Labs Inc

Parneet Pal is the Chief Science Officer at Wisdom Labs, a San Francisco-based company solving for stress, burnout, anxiety and loneliness in the workplace. A Harvard-trained physician, she focuses on the intersection of lifestyle medicine, behavior change and technology and building wiser workplaces using the science of mindfulness, resilience and compassion. A global speaker and podcaster, she loves connecting the dots between personal, social and planetary wellbeing and the future of health. Connect with Parneet on LinkedIn.

Barry Boyce | Editor-in-Chief, Mindful magazine and Mindful.org, Mindfulness Teacher

Barry Boyce is Editor-in-Chief of Mindful magazine and Mindful.org. He has been practicing mindfulness since 1972 and teaching it since 1980, leading seminars, retreats, and leadership programs. He is the editor of the anthology The Mindfulness Revolution: Leading Psychologists, Scientists, Artists, and Meditation Teachers on the Power of Mindfulness in Daily Life. Barry is also co-author of The Rules of Victory, a commentary on the strategic principles that underlie Sun Tzu’s Art of War.

This collaborative event is made possible by the support of our extraordinary partners.