March 11th, 2023
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
4170 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131
TIME:8:30 am-4:00 pm EST

Compassion and Emotional Competency in Today’s Medical Climate Conference

Join fellow advocates of humanism in exploring the importance of compassion and emotional competency in today’s medical climate.

The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine’s (PCOM) Chapter of GHHS is hosting a conference for the Northeast region (NY, NJ, ME, CT, PA, VT, RI, NH, MA). The event is scheduled IN-PERSON Saturday, March 11, at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine (4170 City Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19131). Gold Humanism Honor Society members and all supporters of humanism are invited.

Speakers and breakout groups will be addressing such topics as compassionate care, wellness, mindfulness, imposter syndrome, and more. This event is supported by the Gold Foundation.

Saturday, March 11
  • 8:30AM – Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00AM – Introduction & Welcome – Louisa Tvito, MSW
  • 9:15AM – Keynote Speaker: “Gold Humanists: Why Swimming Against the Current Matters” by Dr. Saul J. Weiner – author of On Becoming a Healer
  • 10:00AM – In Memoriam of Dwight by David D. Chen, MD, MPH
  • 11:00AM – “Narrative Humility: Exploring Frameworks Through Which We Hear and Interpret Stories” by Colleen Christmas, MD, FACP; Matthew Kelly, PhD, MPH; Bessie Liu, MS2
  • 12:00PM – Lunch (boxed lunch provided)
  • 1:00PM – “Humanism Centers: Tools and Competencies to Practice Compassionate Care Throughout Your Healthcare Career” by Beth A. Pletcher, MD, FAAP, FACMG; Lawrence S. Weisberg, MD, FASN, MACP; Manasa Ayyala, MD; Ondrea McKay, MD; Rachel Fleishman, MD; Tanya Norment; Facilitator: Miriam E. Bar-on, MD
  • 2:00PM – “More Than a Clinician, More Than a Patient: Humanizing the Hospital Experience With Tell Me More®” by Alice Fornari, EdD, FAMEE, RDN, HEC-C and Taranjeet Kalra Ahuja, DO, MSEd
  • 3:00PM – Closing Remarks / Networking

The event is free to attend. Parking, coffee, and lunch will be included.

For more information, please go to the conference webpage here.

Registration is now closed.