National Physicians Week

National Physicians Week

Virtual Conference
March 25 - 31, 2018

Physicians Working Together and Zenxmed are proud to present the first physician-led virtual conference in celebration of National Physicians Week.
Physicians Working Together and Zenxmed are proud to present the first physician-led virtual conference in celebration of National Physicians Week.

A learning and community building opportunity

This virtual conference aims to educate and empower physicians and to provide resources to navigate the healthcare system and improve patient care. This conference will be offered to North American-based physcians, free of charge and live sessions are eligible for CME credit.
“Celebrating National Physicians Week with this conference is a very exciting opportunity for physicians across the country to exchange ideas on how to improve the state of our healthcare system – you don’t want to miss it!”Dr. Kim Jackson, PWT Founder

Conference Agenda

Our 2018 conference agenda boasts several experienced and inspirational speakers. Select the sessions that you are interested in, and register by clicking the session link. If you are interested in a session but unable to attend, please register and you will receive a recording of the session the next day. We are also offering a several pre-recorded sessions which you can access any time, throughout National Physicians' Week.
Let your colleagues know about this educational, free event - print the conference flyer to post in your office.

Be sure to check out our pre-recorded sessions, as well.

Monday, March 26

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Physician Diversification: The Art of the Side Hustle

Brian J. Dixon, MD

Award-winning CEO, psychiatrist and author, Dr. Dixon explores the psychological strengths that physicians can use to leverage business forces in other areas. Direct care, software, teaching...there are a variety of means to financial solvency!
.75 AAFP CME credits

Monday, March 26
12:00 - 12:45 PM (ET)
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Golden Keys to Palliative Medicine

Otashe Golden, MD

Palliative Medicine is a fast-growing subspecialty designed to provide palliative care to individuals with chronic and/or life-limiting conditions. Unfortunately, palliative care is often confused with hospice care. This presentation will help clarify the role of Palliative Medicine consultants and palliative care.
.75 AAFP CME credits

Monday, March 26
6:00 - 6:45 PM (ET)
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Tuesday, March 27

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Fulfilling Our Oath in a Broken Health Care System

Matthew Hahn, MD

In this session, family physician and author Dr. Hahn asks how we can "do no harm" in a health care system designed to keep patients from the care they need and that prevents physicians from providing that care. Dr. Hahn will share his unique take on what is wrong with the American health care system and how it can be fixed, but also how doctors can overcome burnout and regain the joy of clinical practice.
.75 AAFP CME credits

Tuesday, March 27
6:00 - 6:45 PM (ET)
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Wednesday, March 28

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Resilience: Falling Down and Launching Forward

Sasha K. Shillcutt, MD, MS, FASE

This session will inspire young professionals to believe that failure is a positive experience and one's response to failure - resilience - is the key to success. Dr. Shillcutt will discuss the importance of a growth mindset to overcome professional setbacks, as well as the process by which failure can lead to dynamic success and workplace confidence. Providing examples of realistic expectations of challenges, attendees will learn the importance of building resiliency through dynamic workplace engagement.
.75 AAFP CME credits

Wednesday, March 28
12:00 - 12:45 PM (ET)
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Know Your Role: Physicians as Employees, Entrepreneurs or Investors?

Tisha Rowe, MD, MBA

With $30 billion invested in health care annually and more physicians employed than in private practice for the first time in history, are doctors killing their profession by playing it safe? Learn how to find the right opportunities and earn your worth in this dynamic session with healthcare entrepreneur, investor, and patient advocate, Dr. Tisha Rowe.
.75 AAFP CME credits

Wednesday, March 28
6:00 - 6:45 PM (ET)
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Thursday, March 29

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Peer Review: How One Doctor Survived and Prevailed

Mark Fahlen, MD

Dr. Mark Fahlen is a solo practice nephrologist who prevailed in a landmark California Supreme Court case giving hospital medical staff members full whistleblower protections. Hear the story of his 8-year long legal battle, and learn about the potential risks of at-will employee physician contracts, methods used by hospitals to silence whistleblower doctors, and what doctors can do to protect themselves.
.75 AAFP CME credits

Thursday, March 29
12:00 - 12:45 PM (ET)
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Physician Advocacy: Making a Difference

Marion Mass, MD - Practicing Physicians of America
Kimberly Jackson, MD - Physicians Working Together
Carmen Kavali, MD - Physicians for Patient Protection
Chantel O'Shea, DO - Physicians for Patient Protection


In this session, leaders of key physician advocacy initiatives will provide a brief introduction to their respective groups, share their 2018 goals and discuss the importance of getting involved at a grass roots level. This session will be moderated by Dr. Christina Lang.
.5 AAFP CME credits

Thursday, March 29
6:00 - 6:30 PM (ET)
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Running a Code: Leading Effectively in the Room and Beyond

Christin Giordano McAuliffe, MD

In this session, Dr. Giordano McAuliffe will review the components and roles of a code team, define the characteristics of an effective code team leader and identify actionable steps to increase your confidence and make your next code run smoother. While geared towards interns and residents in all specialties, this presentation may benefit anyone wanting to strengthen their ability to effectively lead.
.5 AAFP CME credits

Thursday, March 29
6:30 - 7:00 PM (ET)
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Pre-Recorded Sessions

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Congressional Update

U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, MD

In this session, Dr. Marshall shares a bit about himself and his perspectives on Congress and health care in the U.S. He also answers important questions submitted by PWT members.
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Osteopathic Principles & Practices to Enhance Patient Care

Alexis Hugelmeyer, DO
Amelia Bueche, DO

In this 6-part series, Doctors Hugelmeyer and Bueche share Osteopathic perspectives on several topics.
Click on the session name below to view:

Basics of Osteopathic Philosophy
Hospital OMT
Headache
Mid-Back Pain
Low Back Pain
Billing and Coding

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