April 28th - May 1st, 2021
Online retreat-like workshop

Mindful Practice online workshop: Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring and Resilience

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The Gold Foundation is proud to partner with Mindful Practice to offer these transformative workshops, led by Dr. Ronald Epstein and Dr. Mick Krasner, to the Gold community. Use the code GOLD0421 for a 5% discount on the workshop. 

Ron Epstein, MD, is Professor of Family Medicine, Oncology and Medicine, and Co-Director of the Center for Communication and Disparities Research at University of Rochester.

A retreat-like online workshop designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while promoting their own resilience and well-being. It offers a participatory experiential learning environment, with a focus on developing the capacity for self-awareness in stressful and demanding situations.

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NP’s, PA’s)
and others involved in medical practice and education. No prior experience is required, however, familiarity with meditation or other contemplative practices is desirable.

Session themes include cultivating attentiveness and presence, communicating with patients, families and colleagues, responding to suffering, responding to errors and bad outcomes, managing conflicts with patients and colleagues, cultivating compassion, addressing burnout and distress, and promoting self-care, resilience, and flourishing.

Mick Krasner, MD, FACP, is Professor of Clinical Medicine at University of Rochester.

Despite the “virtual” nature of this online program, the actual experience is far from virtual. Rather, the program is dynamic and interactive and participants’ engagement is very tangible and present. We create a learning community using asynchronous multimedia presentations and reflective activities and live (synchronous) interactive large group presentations, paired dialogues, contemplative practices, and small group discussions to provide a
fully embodied experience. The online format offers new possibilities for engagement educational and practice settings, time zones and continents, including opportunities for connections with one another beyond the confines of the course.

State of the art online workshop

Mindful Practice enters its 12th year of offering transformative programs, building resilience and promoting flourishing for health professionals. We now provide this program in a live online format using state-of-the-art educational technology, where this retreat-like workshop can be experienced without the need for travel. Participants in the online program have described the online experience has been as intimate, connecting, and life-changing as it has been for the more than 800 physicians, nurses, psychologists and other health professionals who have experienced the program in person.

Learning objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Increase clinician self–awareness and self-monitoring during clinical work and teaching
  • Increase clinicians’ ability to attend to patient’s needs, reduce and respond to errors, practice with greater effectiveness and compassion, and attend to their own well-being

Here are some comments from participants of the 2020 online program:

“Being in community with the participants and especially in the small groups/dyads/triads” were the most helpful parts of the program. “I really had not expected being able to share so deeply with people I had never met.”

I loved the “rich and varied resources of music, intellectual studies, poetry, artwork, and meditation” and “having the different areas of my brain stimulated. You had a lovely balance of left and right brain activities which served to keep me alert, interested, and endlessly curious to see what was coming next. This vast array was the most helpful for me because I had wondered if sitting in front of a computer so long would fatigue me.”

“I am especially inspired by how well the Zoom format went for something so personal.”

“It is such a privilege to have participated in this class and to be a part of this community. The shedding and growing that occurred, in me personally, and for the whole group, was unexpected.”


The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Scheduled activities are 9:00am – 5:00pm Eastern Time (6:00am-2:30pm Pacific Time, 3:00pm – 11:30pm Central European Time)

Workshop Registration Fees


Use the code GOLD0421 for a 5% discount on the workshop.

Learn more & register here.