Rediscovering Meaning in Our Work

a conference for physicians

September 28 - 29, 2018

JUMP Conference Center , Boise, Idaho


Hosted by:  Idaho Osteopathic Physicians Association


Conference Director:  Deb Roman, D.O.

Founder of Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work


National studies highlight a significant and increasing decline in physician health, well-being and enthusiasm for professional work - largely in response to increased healthcare system restraints and demands.

Most physicians deal with professional frustrations and challenges on their own, but research has shown distinct benefits when physicians:


Connect with peers to discuss shared experiences and insights

Explore cutting edge practices for cultivating well being

and join with colleagues to  

Advocate for collaborative healthcare system changes 

that enable physicians to provide high quality, compassionate patient care and

Engage in meaningful work



Please take this opportunity to share ideas with peers

and work closely with leading clinicians and researchers:


Dr. Colin West - Professor of Medicine, Medical Education, and Biostatistics, Mayo Clinic

Dr. Michael Krasner - Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Dr. Emiliana Simon-Thomas - Science Director of Greater Good Science Center, University of California, Berkeley


  • Small group discussions, workshops and interactive presentations 
  • Ample opportunities for relaxed conversations with peers
  • Time to explore movement, music and art


Registration:     Please print and mail a registration form or register online

Hotel Special:   Grove Hotel, Boise.  Please click here for conference rates

CME / Cost:      15 Category 1A CME credits awarded to D.O. and M.D. physicians

                             physicians:  $699

                             medical school students:  $599

                                 early bird special:  register by May 15, 2018 and receive $100 off
                             of the registration fee

Questions:        Please contact Deb Roman, Director of Physician Wellness and Chair of CME for the Idaho Osteopathic Physicians Association, Founder of Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work, and Conference Director


Conference Program


Friday, September 28th: 

Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work

Flourishing in Medicine: prioritizing physician health and vitality

Cultivating Well Being: insights from neuroscience

Mindful Medical Practice: enhancing awareness and engagement

Relationship-Centered Medicine:  strengthening collaboration


Saturday, September 29th

The Science of Empathy, Compassion and Gratitude

Meaningful Teams: building our foundation

Transforming Healthcare Practice: identifying resources and opportunities

Inspired Leaders: advocating for system and cultural change

Evolution of the Art of Medicine:  creativity and innovation


Conference participants will develop their ability to:

enhance their health and well being

prevent and decrease professional burnout

promote productive, collaborative healthcare system changes

provide high quality, compassionate patient care

engage in meaningful work


We invite you to join us!




In an effort to encourage collaboration in our medical community, we are welcoming participation from Ada County Medical Society (ACMS), Idaho Medical Association (IMA), St. Luke's Hospital System, St. Alphonsus Hospital System, Primary Health, Independent Doctors of Idaho, Pacific Source, Blue Cross, Regence Blue Shield, Medicaid and other local medical organizations.

This year, ACMS and IOPA are co-sponsoring Dr. West's visit.  Dr. West is a key speaker for the Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work conference and will also speak at the ACMS Physician Vitality Dinner Lecture Series on September 27th.  For more information on the series, please visit: or call (208) 336-2930.



We are welcoming sponsors committed to enhancing physician well being.  We promote our sponsors on several forms of media, including a nationwide mobile CME app (CMEprn).

We also offer our sponsors the opportunity to invite physicians to participate in the conference and bring cutting edge research and practices back to their organization. The registration fees for these physicians are waived.

We provide dedicated time for sponsors to share information about their organization at a sponsor raffle and an invitation to join us for an evening social at the JUMP Conference Center. 

If you would like to participate as a sponsor or view a copy of our sponsorship prospectus, please click here.