Full List of Summit Sessions Below!

*Each day, all video sessions will go live at the same time (5pm PT/8pm ET), and will remain available for free streaming for 48 hours. Each talk is between 30-60 minutes.

Thursday, May 23rd

Day 1: Mindfulness in Healthcare

Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD

Practical and Profound: Mindfulness in Healthcare

  • Look at some of the challenges facing modern medicine on the individual and systemic levels, and hear simple, practical ways to nurture patient and provider well-being

  • Recognize the common roots between medicine and mindfulness, and explore mindfulness practice as a radical medical act

  • Learn the effects that mindfulness and compassion have on public health as a whole, and know the possibilities of mindful medicine

Susan Bauer-Wu, PhD, RN, FAAN

Creating Mindful Systems

  • Understand the full scope of the burnout epidemic affecting healthcare providers today, and learn the research on mindfulness and clinician well-being

  • Hear real examples of how mindfulness has been integrated into existing healthcare systems, and discover the effects that mindful practices can have on a systemic level

  • Explore the systemic barriers to creating mindful environments at work, and get practical advice for making sustainable changes in your organization

Bobby Mukkamala, MD

Mindfulness as a Proactive Practice for Well-Being

  • Explore how student and professional performance improved in an area where mindfulness practices were incorporated

  • Understand how mindfulness can empower you to deal with everyday challenges in a healthy way

  • Follow along in a short practice to drop into your body, feel how you are feeling right now, and let go of stressors that are out of your control

Patricia Rockman, MD

Mindfulness as More Than a Calming Technique

  • De-construct some of the common myths around mindfulness and understand it as an empowering way of being rather than a quick solution

  • Learn why mindfulness is not about “becoming calm”, but about tuning into your immediate experience and strengthening your tolerance of strong emotions–and why that's good for self and patient care

  • Explore how mindfulness can help you stay healthy and resilient in the face of long-term stress, and follow along in a simple practice to use at any time

Friday, May 24th

Day 2: Focusing the Mind

Ronald Epstein, MD

Where To Get Started With Mindfulness

  • Learn the 3 components of implementing sustainable on-the-job mindfulness and the essential factors in a successful medical  practice

  • Discover things you can do right now to make your workplace more supportive for yourself, your colleagues, and your patients

  • Hear how mindfulness can help you work from the foundation of your values and find what's truly important to you in your medical  practice

Arpan Waghray, MD

Mental Health for Clinicians

  • Take a critical look at the mental health challenges facing healthcare providers today, and learn practical steps you can take to create more supportive environments for yourself and your colleagues

  • Understand the importance of having a culture of well-being, and why that creates a successful medical system for quality patient care

  • Learn why mindfulness is a powerful tool that can help you adjust to stressors in a demanding work environment, and know you are not alone in your struggles and imperfections

Reena Kotecha, MBBS, BSc Hons

Mindful Medics: Finding Focus and Balance

  • Hear how mindfulness and meditation helped Dr. Kotecha improve her health and well-being after serious burnout as a practicing clinician

  • Learn how self-awareness leads to better self-care and a greater capacity to care for patients

  • Explore practices that you can do right now to bring more mindfulness and self-awareness into each day

Daniel Goleman, PhD

How Meditation Changes Your Mind, Brain, and Body

  • Learn the research about how a mindfulness practice positively affects your emotional intelligence, attention and performance, and provider-patient relationships

  • Follow along in a guided practice to expand your own caring for others, and hear practical tips for fitting in a mindfulness practice no matter how busy your  schedule

  • Explore the 3 types of empathy, how each play a part in your life as a healthcare professional, and how to stay connected with patients in an increasingly technology-driven healthcare system

Saturday, May 25th

Day 3: Building Resilience & Work-Life Balance

Leonard Calabrese, MD

Mindfulness and the Immune System

  • Discover the lasting effects that a mindfulness practice can have on your immune system and physiology all the way down to the genetic level

  • Take a deep look into the science of the immunological aging process, and explore how mindfulness can be part of holistic wellness approach to disease management and treatment

  • Learn about the exciting research happening right now on mindfulness in the healthcare field, and hear Dr. Calabrese's personal testimonial on mindfulness' effects on his life and medical practice

Richard Davidson, PhD

The Science of Resilience

  • Learn the 4 components of well-being and human flourishing and how a mindfulness practice can nurture them in your life

  • Learn about the research that has been done around mindfulness and the brain, and explore specific skills you can develop to increase resilience, connection, and emotional regulation

  • Follow along in a practice to return to your motivation, engage in mindfulness and compassion, and dedicate the benefit for yourself and others

P. Nelson Le, MD, MBA

Moving Beyond the Promise: Breaking Down Clinician Burnout

  • Explore the key factors of burnout that have led to the current conversation around creating more supportive systems for healthcare providers

  • Learn the 7 Levels of Clinician Burnout and how they can be opportunities for real impact

  • Hear practical insights on how you can inspire your health system to start tackling the widespread issue of burnout among medical professionals

Eve Ekman, PhD, MSW

The Alchemy of Empathy: Transforming Stress into Meaning at Work

  • Learn about the three different levels of burnout, and look at how the relationship between burnout and empathy can lead to compassion

  • Go beyond labeling emotions as "positive" or "negative" and explore emotion as a process that helps us do what we need to do next

  • Hear interesting and surprising data from Eve's research on emotions and burnout among healthcare professionals, and hear the effectiveness of wellbeing intervention programs in systems facing high rates of clinician stress

Ni-Cheng Liang, MD

Work-Life Balance and Mindful Communication

  • Hear Dr. Liang's personal experience with mindfulness through cancer treatment, her medical practice, and burnout, and find a new definition of what work-life balance means

  • Learn the effects that mindfulness curriculums are having on medical students' performance, stress levels, and burnout rates, and understand the importance of system buy-in and action to make lasting changes in the field of medicine

  • Explore how mindful communication can improve interactions with patients, and follow along in a brief breath-awareness practice

Sunday, May 26th

Day 4: Connecting & Communicating with Compassion

Kristin Neff, PhD

The Power of Self-Compassion and Equanimity

  • Understand why motivation through self-compassion is more effective and more sustainable than motivation through fear, and find examples of how both might be showing up in your life

  • Learn the crucial difference between self-compassion vs self-esteem, and why self-compassion specifically is linked to positive effects on resilience and motivation

  • Follow along in a guided practice and hear practical tips to cultivate more self-compassion and equanimity in every part of your day

Frank Ostaseski

Compassionate Healthcare and the Wisdom of Death

  • Learn about The Five Invitations and how they can help us in understand death and be more loving and purposeful in our daily lives

  • Explore coping strategies uniquely suited for the experience that healthcare providers come across each day with sickness, death, and trauma

  • Understand how you can use presence, compassion, and respect to reflect humanity back to your patients, and follow along in a guided practice to find connection with and kindness towards others

Joshua Cutler, LICSW and Vania Rudolf, MD, MPH, FASAM

Communicating with Compassion: Mindfulness-Based Wellness Programs in Action

  • Hear how a mindfulness-based wellness program is transforming the clinician culture and patient care of one hospital

  • Explore the growth and impact that is possible when compassion and gratitude are implemented at a system level, and hear advice for creating a culture of safety and wellness in your workplace

  • Learn how to reconnect to purpose and meaning in your work and how that has been shown to increase resiliency and reduce symptoms of burnout

Jenee Johnson

Creating Racial Equity and Trauma-Informed Workplaces

  • Hear about the pioneering work in mindfulness and trauma happening in the public health sector

  • Explore what it means to have a trauma-informed perspective, and how organizations can benefit and flourish with this lens of healing and resilience

  • Look at the role that mindfulness can play in creating equity and justice, and follow along in practice to connect with what's important now

Monday, May 27th

Day 5: Transforming Systems & Culture

Kelly McGonigal, PhD

The Science of Compassion

  • Learn the science behind what happens in your brain when you practice compassion, and hear the research on why a mindfulness practice compliments our ability to help others and effect change on larger systems

  • Hear a new definition of stress and learn its vital role in our compassion response, and learn the truth about compassion fatigue and its importance in  healthcare

  • Follow along in a practice to feel compassion in your physical body and use it to find strength during any moment of the day

Cheryl Woods Giscombe, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAAN

Overcoming Bias and Health Disparities

  • Understand the role that bias and assumptions have in medicine, and hear research and testimonials on the effects of mindfulness training for medical students

  • Dive into the widespread behavioral and physical effects of stress on individuals and entire groups of people, and explore how mindfulness can play a part in reducing healthcare disparities

  • Recognize the effects that individual mindfulness can have on entire healthcare systems, and learn how to intentionally and thoughtfully take on the challenges facing medicine

Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD

Transforming Systems with Mindfulness

  • Hear a case study of a mindfulness program has been implemented into every level of a healthcare system, and the effects it's had on clinicians, patients, and the surrounding community

  • Learn what organizations can do to support clinicians in starting a lasting mindfulness practice

  • Recognize the power that auto-pilot reactions have over our daily lives, and explore the STOP, ACHE, GO practice to bring yourself into the present moment and recognize change at any time during the day

Michael Dandorph and Cathy Jacobson

Caring for Caregivers and a Strategic Commitment to Wellbeing

  • See how two large health systems are prioritizing clinician well-being and combating burnout, and how they're dealing with the stressors on hospitals in a rapidly changing field of medicine

  • Hear advice for leaders looking to implement successful mindfulness programs on a systemic level, and what organizations can do to create environments that are less likely to lead to clinician burnout

  • Understand the importance of full buy-in and support from system leadership to deal with and implement lasting change