Physicians’ CME Conference2019-02-14T16:35:17+00:00
AMI Meditation Foundation Course of Yoga Science
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Oct.
22 – 26
2019

Rediscover your Love of Medicine and Life!

11th Annual The Heart and Science of Yoga® Conference
for Physicians • PAs • NPs • RNs
31 CMEs

Comprehensive Training in Yoga Science as Holistic Mind/Body Medicine
Location: Cranwell Spa and Golf Resort, Lenox, MA

A Unique Curriculum of Practical AMI MEDITATION Tools to Help:
Relieve Physician Burnout and Stress • Support the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Addiction • Promote Optimal Health and Resilience

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ESSENTIAL CONFERENCE FOR PHYSICIAN WELLNESS

Nationally, physician burnout has reached crisis proportions. In a study conducted by the American Medical Association and the Mayo Clinic, researchers found that when compared to the general U.S. population, physicians:

  • Worked a median of 10 hours more per week
  • Displayed higher rates of emotional exhaustion
  • Reported lower satisfaction with work-life balance

Today’s health care system is driving dramatic increases in physician burnout. Physicians are called upon to deliver an optimal patient experience and provide the highest quality care, all while facing increasing productivity and documentation demands. These requirements often lead to anxiety, fatigue, burnout, and depression.

Study Mind/Body Practices that Improve Overall Wellness

Now in its 11th year, The Heart and Science of Yoga® is a leading-edge conference that presents practical and effective tools to help physicians:

  • Bring back the joy in medicine
  • Achieve personal and professional fulfillment
  • Provide more compassionate and insightful care to patients

Our evidence-based curriculum is presented within an exciting and engaging format led by accomplished faculty through:

  • Provocative and engaging presentations
  • Informative panel discussions
  • Ongoing Q&A
  • Real-world practicums

The Conference provides many opportunities to share innovative methods and discuss tangible strategies and tools, allowing participants to support one another in combatting burnout and promoting wellness.

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KEY BENEFITS FOR ATTENDEES

Change your perspective—change your experience.

  • Understand mind/body approaches that form the foundation of modern self-care
  • Learn daily self-care strategies and practices to enhance your short- and long-term health and well-being:
    • Strengthen physical and psychological health
    • Manage, reduce and transform stress
    • Honor emotional and spiritual needs
    • Foster and sustain healthy relationships
  • Gain a new, clearer and kinder perspective on yourself and every responsibility you face
  • Enrich your work-life balance
  • Gain knowledge and confidence to creatively and rewardingly work within today’s medical culture
  • Return home with 36 proven tools that can empower you to make discriminating and reliable choices

TARGET AUDIENCE

Who Should Attend

Healthcare professionals who provide direct patient care or patient education in areas of self-management, lifestyle behaviors, and mind/body medicine, including:

  • Physicians (all specialties)
  • PAs, NPs, psychologists, nurses, social workers, counselors, hospice workers, clergy, coaches, and integrative medicine practitioners
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LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon Completion of this Course, Participants Will Be Able To:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of how Yoga Science as mind/body medicine can help heal disease, manage addictive habits, and alleviate stress, inflammation and physician burnout
  • Develop equanimity, discrimination, will power, creativity and energy through a daily practice of AMI MEDITATION and diaphragmatic breathing
  • Incorporate long-term strategies for healthy lifestyle choices using Yoga Psychology
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of both Ayurveda and Epigenomics
  • Identify yogic practices to help transform trauma and increase resilience
  • Utilize Food as Medicine (Diet, Nutrition, Functional Medicine) to maximize personal well being
  • Recognize the physiological benefits of Easy-Gentle Yoga (exercises for lymph system detox, joints, glands, muscles, and internal organs)
  • Recognize neuromuscular pain patterns
  • Help themselves and patients reduce conditioned habits of negative thinking and other symptoms of burnout through the healing powers of AMI MEDITATION and mantra science
  • Use Chakra Psychology (subtle emotional/mental causes of stress) to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of dis-ease
  • Recognize how AMI MEDITATION and meditation-in-action change the neural pathways in the brain to help manage pain without drugs
  • Identify altered pathways in the brain due to addiction and the ability of Yoga Science and AMI MEDITATION to assist brain chemistry and circuitry to heal and rebuild itself

BECOME PART OF A CLINICAL MEDITATION STUDY

The American Meditation Institute has recently received IRB (Institutional Review Board) approval through the Berkshire Medical Center to conduct a research study to examine the impact of a basic, daily mantra-based AMI meditation practice on the symptoms of burnout, compassion fatigue and stress in healthcare providers. The participants in this study are among those who receive their training in Yoga Science as holistic mind/body medicine at AMI’s annual Heart and Science of Yoga® CME conference.<

The principal investigator of the study is Mark Pettus MD. According to co-principal investigator Beth Netter MD, “The study will evaluate how a daily AMI Meditation practice can help to provide healthcare professionals a happier, healthier life, relief from burnout symptoms and an enhanced work/life balance.”

U.S. PHYSICIAN ACCREDITATION

The American Meditation Institute’s Heart and Science of Yoga® Conference has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint providership of Albany Medical College and The American Meditation Institute. Albany Medical College is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Albany Medical College designates this Live activity for 31 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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SELF-CARE IS ESSENTIAL TO YOUR WELLNESS


Herbert Benson, MD of the Harvard Medical School claims that maintaining good health is analogous to building a three-legged stool.

The first leg is Self-Care.
The second leg is Surgery & Medical Procedures.
The third leg is Pharmaceuticals.

“Health and well-being is balanced and optimal only when all three legs of the stool are in place.”

HERBERT BENSON, MD
Harvard Medical School

“A problem cannot be solved on the level at which it appears. It must be solved on a higher level.”

ALBERT EINSTEIN

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Testimonials

“This was absolutely excellent—the best conference I have ever attended. It was a superb presentation of Yoga Science by presenters who are very passionate in sharing their knowledge. I wish I had taken this course years ago! I will take it again in the future.”

JAY NEWMAN, MD
Towson, Maryland

“This course was  life changing. The knowledge, expertise and compassion of the faculty introduced to me a practice and philosophy fundamentally different from the way allopathic medicine views the mind and body.”

STEVEN LEE MD
Orthopedics, NYC

“Amazing conference! Life altering. The flow of the lectures built on each other and everything was pulled together beautifully.”

COLLEEN OPREMCAK MD
Psychiatrist, OH

“This is the only CME course I’ve ever attended that reminds me that in order to be a better doctor I need to take care of myself.”

KARENGA LEMMONS MD
Internal Medicine, DC

“This has given me a new perspective on life, connections with like-minded professionals. Everybody should attend, and the food was great and plentiful.”

STACEY PRISTELSKI NP
Family Medicine, WI

“This has been an excellent conference. I appreciate being able to obtain CME credits for self-care that empowers
patient care.”

MICHAEL STEPHENS MD
Family Medicine, NC

“A masterfully designed course! I came away with actionable knowledge and practice to begin my own journey into meditation and yoga.”

FAITH HOLMES MD
Palliative Medicine, TX

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