Rediscovering Meaning in Our Work

A Conference for Physicians

September 28 - 29, 2018

JUMP Conference Center,  Boise, Idaho


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

     Explore ways to cultivate well being 

          Advocate for healthcare system change

               Engage in meaningful work


Please take this opportunity to work closely with leading clinicians and researchers:

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

Dr. Mick Krasner - Professor of Clinical Medicine and Professor of Clinical Family 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 conversation
  • Time to explore movement, music and art
  • Forums for discussion with healthcare system executives



A Community-Wide Event: Hosted by the Idaho Osteopathic Physicians Association with participation from Ada County Medical Society, St. Alphonsus Hospital, St. Luke's Hospital, Idaho Medical Association, Primary Health, Idaho Hospital Association, Blue Cross, Regence Blue Shield, Pacific Source and other medical organizations


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: $599 before 6/15  ($699 after 6/15)

                             medical school students:  $499 before 6/15   ($599 after 6/15)

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

Flyer: please click here


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: 

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


Evening Social outside on the terrace at JUMP


Saturday, September 29th

The Science of Empathy, Compassion and Gratitude

Transforming Healthcare Practice: identifying resources and opportunities

Inspired Leaders: advocating for system and cultural change

Evolution of the Art of Medicine:  creativity and innovation


A detailed program will be posted soon!  Please feel free to contact Deb Roman if you have questions.



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 exceptional, compassionate patient care

engage in meaningful work


We invite you to join us!




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 offer our sponsors the opportunity to invite physicians to participate in the conference and bring cutting edge research and practices back to their organization. If you would like to participate as a sponsor or view a copy of our sponsorship prospectus, please click here.