Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn to Speak at Ellen F. Hughes Lectureship on Clinician Well-Being

January 11, 2018

2/15/18: Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn
The Key to Clinician Wellbeing through Mindfulness: Embodied Practice, Embodied Presence (Spoiler Alert: your patients will benefit, too)
Ellen F. Hughes Lectureship on Clinician Well-Being

Update: If you missed this lecture, you can now watch it online.

Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program and author of ten books, will be the speaker for this year’s Ellen F. Hughes Lectureship on Clinician Well-Being. The topic will be The Key to Clinician Wellbeing through Mindfulness: Embodied Practice, Embodied Presence (Spoiler Alert: your patients will benefit too). The presentation will take place on Thursday, February 15, 2018 from 12:00 noon until 1:00 pm at UCSF Herbst Hall at 1600 Divisadero Street.

Jon Kabat-Zinn portraitAbout Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn
Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn is Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, where he founded the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society and the world-renowned Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Clinic. His work has contributed to a growing movement of mindfulness into mainstream institutions, such as medicine, psychology, healthcare, neuroscience, schools, higher education, business, social justice, criminal justice, prisons, the law, technology, government, and professional sports.

Ellen Hughes portraitAbout the Ellen F. Hughes Lectureship on Clinician Well-Being
The Ellen F. Hughes Lectureship is intended to acknowledge and learn from a nationally recognized individual who has made significant scientific contributions and practice accomplishments devoted to enhancing the well-being of clinicians — students, residents, faculty, nurses, and other practitioners whose careers are devoted to providing the best possible health care to patients. The Lectureship is named in memory of Dr. Ellen Hughes, who was a Professor of Medicine at UCSF, the first Director for Education and Interim Director of the Osher Center (1997-2001), Advisory College Mentor in the School of Medicine at UCSF, and a founding member of the Academy of Medical Educators. The Lectureship and its associated Award are co-sponsored by the UCSF Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM) and Osher Center for Integrative Medicine (OCIM). The 2018 lecture is co-hosted by Dr. Shelley Adler, Director of the UCSF Osher Center and Dr. Mike Rabow, Director of the UCSF Symptom Management Service.

Attending or Viewing the Event
This lecture may be:

  • attended in-person at UCSF Herbst Hall (Note: reservations for seating at Herbst Hall have reached capacity),
  • viewed via Livestream at the Osher Center, 1545 Divisadero, Room 523,
  • viewed via Livestream remotely, only available for UCSF employees with MyAccess accounts, or
  • viewed on video recording after the event.

CME Information
CME credit is available for attendees, both in-person and Livestream. CME is not available to those who view the recording afterwards.

Learning objectives:

  1. Define mindfulness and describe its applications to clinician wellbeing and some of the evidence supporting it.
  2. Discuss the theoretical rationale and empirical outcomes of mindfulness-based clinical interventions such as MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction).
  3. Recount something about the exemplary life of Dr. Ellen Hughes and how she embodied mindfulness and heartfulness in her relationships with her patients and colleagues.

EvaluationYou must complete this to receive CME credit.

Disclosures: None of the planning committee members or speakers have any conflicts of interest to disclose. Dr. Kabat-Zinn is the owner of Stress Reduction Tapes and has intellectual property rights for Mindfulness-Based programs, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. Since these are not used on or are consumed by patients, these relationships are not considered to be a conflict of interest by CME standards.