Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work

Presentations, Workshops and Conferences

Presentations and Workshops:

Dr. Deb Roman contributes to medical conferences nationwide, providing presentations and facilitating workshops. She explores cutting-edge ways to enhance physician health and well-being, achieve personal and professional fulfillment and cultivate compassion in healthcare.


I was very fortunate to attend Dr. Deb Roman's enlightening and thought provoking presentation.  I walked away feeling encouraged and validated that my struggles as a solo physician were not unique and that there are practical ways to reduce and manage the physical and emotional burnout that is so prevalent.  I had several opportunities to speak with her one-on-one during the conference and am delighted to have found an unusually warm, compassionate and intelligent friend. — Dr. Bret B.

Please contact Dr. Deb Roman if you would like her to prepare a presentation for your event.



In our Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work conferences, physicians are invited to come together for a few days to explore ways to enhance their health and well being, promote collaborative healthcare system changes and rekindle their enthusiasm for professional work.  

We bring together leading clinicians and researchers from around the world to present cutting-edge research and investigate innovative approaches and opportunities with physicians.

Our conferences are experiential and interactive (primarily small group discussions) and offer physicians ample time for relaxation and conversations with peers.  Music, movement, and art are integrated into our retreat-like conferences.


I attended the 2018 conference, and can genuinely attest that I found it to be one of the most impressive CME conferences I have ever attended. The information, education and resources were fantastic, and the mental well-being that was promoted was very nice. The physician-only day led to increased camaraderie and I made several new connections that have helped me both in my personal but also professional life as I now know many more physicians in the community for shared-patient continuity of care. I found this to be profoundly beneficial for my patients and I look forward to additional conferences. Erika A.

If you are interested in bringing a Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work workshop or conference to your area, please contact Dr. Deb Roman. 


Our 2019 conference:

In 2019, we presented a one day conference for HCA Healthcare’s Mountain Division Physician Leadership Academy in Salt Lake City, Utah. Please click here for the conference schedule and program. Speakers included Dr. Colin West and Dr. Deb Roman.

Our 2018 conference:

For our 2018 Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work conference on September 28th and 29th, 2018, we enjoyed an innovative program at a unique, contemporary venue in Boise, Idaho.   The 2018 event was hosted by the Idaho Osteopathic Physicians Association and sponsored by several community healthcare organizations.  For details about the conference, please click here.

Our 2016 conference:

In 2016, physicians met at a mountain resort in Sun Valley, Idaho for a 3 day conference hosted and sponsored by the Idaho Osteopathic Physicians Association.  In 2016, our speakers included: 

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

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

Dr. Joan Halifax, a medical anthropologist, the Director of the Project on Being with Dying and the Founder of the Upaya Prison Project and Nomads Clinic in Nepal.

Other Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work resources:

Meaningful Work Physician to Physician Consultations

Physician Discussion Group

Physician Well-Being Consulting