The Second Osler Symposium - Doctoring in the 21st Century, October 20-23, 2012 in San Diego, CA


“More clearly than any other, the physician should illustrate the truth of Plato’s saying that education is a life-long process.”

Osler Symposia            

Doctoring in the 21st Century: Embracing the Challenge is a scholarly, practical and inspirational conference. The faculty presenters represent some of the finest educational institutions as well as many esteemed professional organizations in the US and beyond.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Endorphin Power Company. The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of California, San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 44.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This Live activity, 2nd Osler Symposium: Doctoring in the 21st Century – Embracing the Challenge, from October 19-24, 2012, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 44.50 Elective credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Since some sessions run concurrently, no more than 44.50 credits may be reported. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME to grant Category 1 credit.

For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ (report up to 44.0 hours of credit and list “CME Category 1” as the provider number).

Osler Symposium (main conference) – maximum 26.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.

This activity is in compliance with California Assembly Bill 1195 which requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency. Cultural competency is defined as a set of integrated attitudes, knowledge, and skills that enables health care professionals or organizations to care effectively for patients from diverse cultures, groups, and communities. Linguistic competency is defined as the ability of a physician or surgeon to provide patients who do not speak English or who have limited ability to speak English, direct communication in the patient’s primary language. Cultural and linguistic competency was incorporated into the planning of this activity. Additional resources on cultural and linguistic competency and information about AB1195 can be found on the UCSD CME website at

It is the policy of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. All persons involved in the selection, development and presentation of content are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest. All conflicts of interest will be resolved prior to an educational activity being delivered to learners through one of the following mechanisms 1) altering the financial relationship with the commercial interest, 2) altering the individual’s control over CME content about the products or services of the commercial interest, and/or 3) validating the activity content through independent peer review. All persons are also required to disclose any discussions of off label/unapproved uses of drugs or devices. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose will be disqualified from participating in the CME activity.

All doctors at crossroads in their medical careers who want to reignite their professional passion, and those who desire a week of education and relaxation with peers in an informal, collegial setting.

At the end of this CME activity, participants should be able to:

  • Describe key personal and group behaviors and barriers leading to a stressful practice and burnout.
  • Determine the aspects of their personality and behavior that help or hinder their progress, personal growth and patient care.
  • Review the nature of stress for healthcare practitioners.
  • Recognize and utilize available resources and support groups to enhance wellness.
  • Develop personal, practice and environmental changes to support the priority objectives of a wellness program.
  • Acquire tools to modify their stress responses and better manage internal and external stress.
  • Prepare a successful personal wellness program that will create a culture of health and well-being and facilitate lifestyle behavior change and growth.

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