Rediscovering Meaning in Our Work
In 2016, physicians met at a beautiful mountain resort in Sun Valley, Idaho for a 3 day conference retreat sponsored by the Idaho Osteopathic Physicians Association to explore ways to enhance their health and well being and rekindle enthusiasm for professional work.
We brought together leading clinicians and researchers from around the world to present cutting edge research and investigate innovative approaches and opportunities with physicians:
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, Medical Anthropologist, Director of the Project on Being with Dying, and Founder of the Upaya Prison Project and Nomads Clinic in Nepal
If you are interested in bringing a conference retreat to your area, please contact Dr. Deb Roman.
We also offer a Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work workshop (please see our classes page) as well as a monthly facilitated physician discussion group (please see our calendar).
Physicians who would like to work individually to explore research and practices are invited to schedule Meaningful Work peer to peer consultations.
"I was very fortunate to attend Dr. Deb Roman's enlightening and thought provoking presentation recently. 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.
We invite you to expand your ability to facilitate healing and enhance your health.
We will meet as a small group in a lovely, natural setting in the mountains. Fresh, organic meals, thoughtful classes and comfortable accommodations will be offered.
Opportunities for individual mentoring and peaceful, personal study will be available.
A portion of your tuition will be shared with an organization working to expand health in our world.
We look forward to sharing this experience with you.
Cultivating Peaceful Connections
We welcome you to join us as we explore ways to nourish peaceful relationships with ourselves, with others and with our world.
We will meet at a quiet mountain retreat center. Local, whole foods, creative workshops and comfortable lodging will be offered.
Opportunities for individual consultations and quiet time for contemplation will be integrated into the retreat.
A portion of your tuition will be shared with an organization with a focus on peace.