Mark Pettus QuoteWith the national physician burnout rate soaring to 53%, Mark Pettus MD will announce to the 12th annual Heart and Science of Yoga Physicians Conference that its proprietary curriculum has been proven to reduce physician burnout 23.3% and stress 19.9% in a recent peer-reviewed five year clinical study. This unique comprehensive curriculum in Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body Medicine, to be held at the Equinox Resort and Spa in Manchester, Vermont, is accredited for 34 CMEs through the American Medical Association and, as a hybrid conference, it will be offered simultaneously in-person and live-virtual.

Conference speaker Mark Pettus, MD will once again join the faculty of The American Meditation Institute (AMI) to present lectures on the science of Epigenetics in addition to an in-depth examination of the recent Heart and Science of Yoga clinical study. Dr. Pettus currently serves as Medical Director of Education, Wellness and Population Health at Berkshire Health Systems, and Associate Dean of Medical Education at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. A featured speaker on a number of nationally broadcast television and radio programs, Dr. Pettus is also the author of “The Savvy Patient” and “It’s All in Your Head: Change Your Mind, Change Your Health, & Change Your Life.”

According to Dr. Pettus, “Any physician who is confronting challenges around joy and the capacity to thrive, definitely needs to be aware of AMI’s 12th annual Physicians Conference. Cultivating experiential knowledge is really the heart of the AMI program. This curriculum definitely meets the needs of a tremendous number of caregivers who are doing amazing work, but who are struggling to maintain a sharp, creative edge. From beginning to end, this conference contains news to use.”

AMI founder and conference director and curriculum developer Leonard Perlmutter, concurs when he says, “We are in the midst of an epidemic of behavioral health challenges. When the therapeutic practices presented at this conference are consistently incorporated into the daily lives of physicians and patients, most symptoms of stress related burnout and chronic complex diseases can be diminished or eliminated.”

Previous conference graduate, Janine Pardo, MD, a Board Certified Internist and Primary Care Physician practicing in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts positively commented, “This conference has been the most influential factor in transforming my life and medical practice. It comprehensively provides critical information, and should be a medical school requirement.”