Washington Health System

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Washington Health System
40th Annual Scientific Day

Clinician Burnout: Returning Joy to Patient Care

May 4, 2018
12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Registration opens at 12:00 pm

Hilton Garden Inn Pittsburgh / Southpointe
1000 Corporate Drive
Canonsburg PA 15317

The Washington Health System is pleased to offer its 40th Annual Scientific Day. This interactive conference is designed to address clinician burnout in the workplace. Clinical burnout is increasing in prevalence and intensity, negatively impacting patients, clinicians, and healthcare provider organizations. This is due to a dysfunctional clinical workplace that is increasingly impacted by changes in regulations, technology, and patient and payer expectations. You will learn about approaches to address the drivers of burnout in the clinical workplace and work with fellow clinicians to develop an action plan to reduce clinician burnout and return joy to patient care.

Paul DeChant MD MBA, is a national speaker, author, experienced physician executive, C-Suite coach, and expert on clinical burnout. He will provide an approach to identify, manage and prevent burnout in yourself and your organization.  Dr. DeChant is dedicated to preventing burnout and returning joy to patient care.

Primary Care and Specialist Physicians, Podiatrists, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists and other healthcare professionals.


Washington Health System is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Washington Health System designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 hours of AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) TM Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 4.0 MOC points and patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose granting ABIM MOC credit.

Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Washington Health System is accredited as an approved provider by the West Virginia Board of Nursing (Provider #WV2017-0631RN) for 4.0 continuing education credits for nurses.


  • Identify the manifestations and drivers of burnout for clinicians
  • Discuss how a Lean management system and culture addresses the drivers of burnout
  • Develop an action plan to implement management system and operational workflow changes to reduce burnout


12:00 pm
Registration, Exhibits, Posters, Lite lunch
1:00 pm
Welcome and Introduction
John M. Costello, Jr., MD
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Clinical Burnout
Paul DeChant, MD, MBA
3:00 pm– 3:30 pm
Break, Exhibits, Posters
3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Clinical Burnout
Paul DeChant, MD, MBA
5:30 pm
Concluding Remarks / Adjournment


Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by Washington Health System are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest of presentation(s). Washington Health System has established policies that will identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course handout material.


$75 – Non Washington Health System Employees
No Charge Washington Health System Employees

Registration fee includes continuing education credits, conference material, lite lunch and afternoon break. Payment (if applicable) must accompany the registration form.

For any additional information concerning the conference please contact the Continuing Medical Education Office at (724) 223-3854

Register Online


- Non-WHS Employees
No Charge - WHS Employees, Staff, Affiliates



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