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Register for the next House of Medicine webinar: "Physicians - Staying Well Amidst the Crisis." It will be held Friday, April 10, 12 - 1 p.m. Speakers from the Colorado Psychiatric Society, Colorado Physician Health Program and the CMS Committee on Physician Wellbeing will lead a discussion on stress in these incredibly trying times and tips for wellness. Earn up to a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

Panelists:

Martina Schulte, MD, is the Chair of the Colorado Medical Society Physician Wellbeing Committee and President of Community Physician Consulting (CPC). Through CPC, Dr. Schulte coaches individuals and organizations on issues of burnout, work engagement, and personal and professional fulfillment. Dr. Schulte focuses on helping individuals thrive in their personal and professional lives and building sustainable care settings with cultures that value all team members. She will discuss the extra challenges that the pandemic has brought to physicians in their personal and professional lives, a framework for thinking of care for self during these times, and ideas to do this self-care.

Doris Gundersen, MD, is a psychiatrist in private practice and serves as the Medical Director Emeritus at the Colorado Physician Health Program (CPHP) where she assists physicians with serious illnesses, conducts clinical research, and provides education to medical communities locally, nationally and internationally concerning physician health. In addition to general adult psychiatry, she maintains a forensic practice with expertise in both civil and criminal arenas. She is a past president of the Colorado Psychiatric Society and remains an active member in that organization. She will discuss normal and anticipated psychological responses to the pandemic. She will also describe some of the longer lasting and more serious psychological consequences physicians and other health care providers might experience, which may require formal mental health treatment.

Scott Humphreys, MD, is a psychiatrist and Medical Director for the Colorado Physician Health Program (CPHP). In addition to his work at CPHP, Dr. Humphreys is Senior Medical Director of Behavioral Health for Colorado Access. He is board certified in General Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Addiction Medicine. Dr. Humphreys has given talks locally and nationally on a variety of topics in physician health including forensic considerations in physician health programs, physician stress and burnout, disruptive behavior, medical marijuana, physician boundaries, opiate prescribing, physician satisfaction with their experience in physician health programs, and autism in physicians. He will discuss CPHP’s role in our medical community and how this extends into our current struggles with COVID-19 and related issues. Dr. Humphreys will introduce a crisis line CPHP has developed, with community partners, to support our physicians and physician assistants enduring their own consequences to this pandemic. 

Register here.

ACCME Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Colorado Medical Society and Colorado Psychiatric Society.  The Colorado Medical Society is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Colorado Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships:

The content of this CME activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, therefore; neither the planners, faculty, or all others in control of the content of this CME activity have any financial conflicts of interest for CME purposes.