Wellness for Women in Plastic Surgery Mon, Sep 23 11:30-11:50 a.m.

Studies have demonstrated that physician burnout is best approached from both the individual and organizational level. Addressing burnout and tactics for resiliency starts with a listening campaign to identify and establish “quick wins”. By identifying top concerns of female plastic surgeons and female plastic surgery residents in attendance, opportunities for providing tools and tricks for resiliency can be discussed. This didactic programming will be designed to identify the most common issue faced by the audience and review steps to move forward. This will include tools for individuals to learn effective communication strategies, reflect on their frustrations, and review tactics for personal wellbeing. The discussion additionally will clarify potential strategies that could be taken to the ASPS Leadership and the Wellness Task Force for action.

At the end of this activity participants will be able to:

  1. Identify factors that contribute to physician burnout amongst women plastic surgeons and residents
  2. Discuss effective communication strategies for members to address how burnout impacts them to leadership and support networks
  3. Outline a way forward to create women plastic surgeons who, by remaining resilient can overcome gender-based obstacles contributing to burnout and fully contribute to the field of plastic surgery and the organizations that support plastic surgery.

Program Subject to Change.

Accreditation: The American Society of Plastic Surgeons® (ASPS) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Designation: The ASPS designates this live activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.