2022 Healing the Heart of Healthcare Conference

2022 Healing the Heart of Healthcare logo with a red heart and the words 2022 Gold Humanism Virtual Conference | reimagining how we listen, connect, and collaborate

In the year of its 20th anniversary, the Gold Humanism Honor Society was delighted to host the 2022 Healing the Heart of Healthcare Virtual Conference, aimed at reimagining how we listen, connect, & collaborate. The conference was held live, virtually May 5-6 with a special GHHS Day on May 7. Registrants may log in to view recorded sessions, the Art Gallery, and Poster Hall through September 5.

This year’s conference built on the 2022 International Initiative of the same name. All those passionate about humanism in healthcare were encouraged to attend, including doctors, nurses, students, GHHS members, deans and faculty, other healthcare professionals, corporate leaders, patients, and families.

Up to 23.75 CME credits are available. All participants who wish to claim credit for participating in this activity must review the following accreditation information prior to engaging in the activity: Full Accreditation Information.

Speakers included Dr. Jillian Horton, Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Dr. Ruby Mendenhall, and many more.

View the agenda and the speakers


$100 for general registration for May 5-6
$50 for GHHS Day on May 7
$20 for students/residents/fellows May 5-6 or May 5-7
$50 for CME credits

The Gold Foundation is committed to an accessible and inclusive gathering. If the cost of attendance is prohibitive, please reach out to Director of GHHS and Program Initiatives, Louisa Tvito, at lvito@gold-foundation.org.

CME Information

The University of California San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Physician Assistants

AAPA accepts category 1 credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and The Arnold P. Gold Foundation. The University of California San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

View full accreditation information. 

GHHS 20th Anniversary

The Gold Humanism Honor Society was created in 2002 with three medical school chapters. We are thrilled to be celebrating 20 years, 180 chapters, and nearly 45,000 members. Look for special events throughout the year, including at our Annual Gala on June 9th. The conference will include a GHHS Day on May 7 with a toast to the 20 years and all those who made it possible and many other special surprises. Stay tuned!

There is also a commemorative 20th anniversary GHHS pin. GHHS members can request a pin be mailed to them for free. We would love for to also share a memory from your GHHS membership or a moment of humanistic care.

2022 GHHS International Initiative

The 2022 conference is drawn from the 2022 GHHS International Initiative of the same name, Healing the Heart of Healthcare. This theme is the focus of GHHS chapter work all year long. It is a call to reinforce our essential humanism and humanity, a multi-year initiative designed to continue creating the change that true humanistic healthcare requires.

The heart of healthcare is humanism. And true humanistic care – compassionate, collaborative, scientifically excellent care – depends on seeing each other’s humanity. The humanity of the patients we care for, and our own humanity, which has frequently been neglected through the difficult, seemingly endless hours of this pandemic. Without humanism, without deep understanding and respect for each other, we all suffer. Our mental health is at stake. Our connection to each other is at risk.

We encourage your work in this initiative to lean on the power of community building, storytelling and health-related narratives (art, music, film, writing, dance, etc.), mentorship programs (doctors and educators to medical students, but also students to their docs!), and more. Through these projects, we hope to fortify our relationships, highlight a variety of perspectives across the continuum of healthcare, and gaze forward to a brighter future.

Learn more about the Healing the Heart of Healthcare International Initiative. You can also hear thoughts from GHHS leaders in this episode of the Gold Connection podcast.