Continuing Medical Education Sessions


Keys to Resilience: Thriving Through Change

Friday, October 23, 10:30AM-12:30PM
Speaker: Wayne M. Sotile, PhD

 In recent studies, over 46% of practicing physicians suffer from workplace burnout. Discover what individual physicians, PAs, and physician leaders can do to bounce back from burnout and how they can deepen resilience for themselves, the people they work with, and the people they love. Join well-known author and speaker Wayne Sotile, PhD, as he shares practical tools to improve resilience during times of crisis.  


Dr. Wayne Sotile

About Wayne M. Sotile, Ph.D.

Wayne M. Sotile is the Founder of The Center for Physician Resilience, in Davidson, North Carolina. He is a national thought leader on physician well-being and work/life issues for contemporary medical families and healthcare professionals. Dr. Sotile consults with medical group practices and health care systems nationwide, teaching evidence-based strategies for deepening multidisciplinary collaboration and collegiality while coping with change. He has authored or co-authored nine books, including the landmark publication, The Resilient Physician (AMA Press, 2002) and Letting Go of What’s Holding You Back (Harry Abrams, 2007). He is published widely in the peer-reviewed medical literature.

Mastering the Art of Behavior Change

NCMSEmployeeBenefitLogosponsored by the NCMS Employee Benefit Plan

Friday, October 23, 1:00PM-2:00PM
Speaker: Laura Putnam, MA

Physician burnout is happening at an alarmingly high rate and is negatively impacting performance on the job, as well as quality of life outside the job. The question is – what can you do about it? How can you do a better job of practicing what you preach to prevent and mitigate this widespread epidemic? This session focuses on the “now what?” piece and how to translate knowledge into action.

9781119055914.pdfWhether the task is self-care or patient care – the issue largely comes down to the thorny topic of behavior change. The truth is: You already know what to do to improve your overall well-being, and so do your patients (for the most part)! The real issue is closing the “knowing and doing gap” which requires addressing the motivation conundrum.

Learn about the research behind motivation and what you can do to better set yourself up for making personal change. These findings are also useful in empowering your patients to make change in their lives.

  • Start with what’s right: Learn about why a positive-based approach is more powerful than a fear-based approach to encourage lasting change.
  • Create meaning: Unpack the key elements of intrinsic motivation and learn how you can apply these toward both self-care and patient care.
  • Launch and iterate: Ultimately, the key to sustainable change depends upon your ability to retain a “growth mindset.” Contrary to what many of us have been taught, this approach emphasizes learning and even a willingness to experiment over outcomes.

Ultimately, your task is to start a movement of well-being and self-care – beginning with yourself!

Laura Putnam, MA

Laura Putnam, MA

About Laura Putnam, MA

Laura Putnam, MA, CEO and founder of Motion Infusion Inc., is a speaker, trainer and consultant on employee well-being and human performance. She consults with fortune 500 companies, nonprofit organizations and academic institutions, using a movement-based and holistic approach to improving health, engagement and innovation in the workplace. With a dual focus on enacting individual behavioral changes and facilitating broader organizational changes, she is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences and events. She covers topics such as health promotion, motivation and behavior change, human performance, creativity and innovation, and building a strong organizational culture. She also serves as Chair of the American Heart Association Greater Bay Area 2020 Task Force.


Credit Statement:

AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM – 3.0 hours

The Southern Regional AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essentials and Standards of the North Carolina Medical Society through the joint providership of the Southern Regional AHEC and the North Carolina Medical Society. The Southern Regional AHEC is accredited by the NCMS to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Additional Credit:

Other health professionals will receive Southern Regional AHEC CEU and/or contact hours and a certificate of attendance from an AMA PRA Category 1TM activity. These certificates are accepted by the NC boards for physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurses. License requirements are subject to change. Southern Regional AHEC recommends participants contact their licensing board with specific questions. Southern Regional AHEC will provide .3 Continuing Education Units (3.0 contact hours) to participants upon completion of this activity.


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