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Featured Appearances

International Conference

On Physician Health

Keynote speaker Paul DeChant, MD, MBA opens #ICPH22 with the presentation “Leading change: Our opportunity to heal the clinical workplace.”

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Upcoming Engagements

"Leading Change: Healing the Clinical Workplace​" Pediatrics Associates, Fort Lauderdale, FL, November 7, 2022

Webinar: "Beating Burnout: Finding Joy and Fulfillment Supporting a Clinical Team", Phreesia Online Event, December 7, 2022

Facilitator: Clinician Wellbeing Retreat, Desert Sage Health Centers, Boise, ID, January 18, 2023

Paul DeChant, MD, MBA Speaker

Inspiring you to think and to lead differently

Paul DeChant, MD, MBA is a knowledgeable and dynamic event speaker who engages audiences all over the world. His unique perspective on the causes and solutions to addressing clinician burnout provide audiences with new insights and opportunities to address one of the most significant challenges in healthcare today. 

 

Always prepared with relevant content, he also brings humor and a contagious passion for making a difference in the livelihoods of not just clinicians but all healthcare professionals and leaders. Audiences come away with a deep understanding of the drivers of burnout and specific actions they can take in both the short and long term to change organizational culture and improve workflows to “allow doctors to be doctors.” 

Photo credit: Scott R. Kline

"Dr. DeChant was a terrific presenter.

 

He has a gentle but knowledgeable approach, passion for the topic, and commitment to educating his audience.

We would definitely have Dr. DeChant back again!"


Cher Knebel, Kareo EHR

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Recent Engagements

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​Physician Wellness Academy, American Association for Physician Leadership, Scottsdale, AZ, October 29-30, 2022

"Leading Change: Our Opportunity to Heal the Clinical Workplace", Dignity Health Mercy Medical Center Redding, CA, October 25, 2022

"Preventing Clinician Burnout: Returning Joy to Patient Care", HSHS St. Anthony's Memorial Hospital, Effingham, IL, October 20, 2022

 

Opening Keynote - "Leading Change: Our Opportunity to Heal the Clinical Workplace", International Conference on Physician Health, Orlando, FL, October 13, 2022

 

"Clinician Burnout: Making Healthcare Workplaces Healthier for Healthcare Workers", Mental Health in the Workplace Summit, The Johns Hopkins P.O.E Total Worker Health® Center, Baltimore, MD, October 6, 2022

"Understanding Burnout: What You Can Do to Prevent and Manage It", Virtual Grand Rounds, Richmond University Medical Center, New York, NY September 1, 2022

"Transforming Leader-Clinician Relationships To Reduce Clinician Burnout", Facilitated Learning Session, Greater New York Hospital Assocation, New York, NY, August 18, 2022

"Emotional Intelligence for Leaders", The Coalition for Physician Well-Being annual meeting, Denver, CO, July 28, 2022

“Lean Done Right: Empower and Align Clinicians to Reduce Burnout and Build Organizational Resilience”, Healthcare Burnout Symposium, New York, NY, June 22, 2022

"Empowering Professional Fulfillment to Enhance Organizational Resilience at WellSpan Health", WellSpan Health, York, PA June 3, 2022

“Transforming Leader-Clinician Relationships To Reduce Clinician Burnout”, Greater New York Hospital Association, New York, NY April 28, 2022

“Restoring Joy in Practice: Addressing the Drivers of Burnout In the Clinical Workplace”, Bay Area Clinician Wellness Collaborative Webinar, San Francisco, CA April 28, 2022

“Understanding Burnout: Why Leadership Matters”, Community Physician Network Educational Retreat, French Lick, IN April 22, 2022

“Beat Burnout and Build the Bottom Line: What Great Leaders Do Differently”, Greater New York Hospital Association Webinar, April 19, 2022

“Understanding the Root Causes of Burnout in NorthStar Anesthesia”, Dallas, TX, March 31, 2022

“Understanding Burnout: Why Leadership Matters”, Greater New York Hospital Association Webinar, March 31, 2022

"Coping with COVID: Move from Burnout to Professional Fulfillment", Suffolk District Annual Meeting, March 17, 2022

“Understanding Burnout as a Clinical Educator”, Nuvance Health Teaching Academy, Webinar, March 7, 2022

"Strategies to Prevent and Treat of Physician Burnout During COVID-19", State Medical Society COVID-19 Collaborative webinar, February 14, 2022Co-Chair of the Healthcare Burnout Symposium, San Francisco, CA, January 24-26, 2022

"Becoming a Transformational Leader – The Key to Creating a Culture of Well-Being​" Workshop, January 24, 2022

"Reducing Physician Burnout with Tech Innovation", InnovatorMD Global Summit 2022, January 8, 2022

"Preventing Clinician Burnout: Returning Joy to Patient Care" National Association of Rural Health Clinics, October 18th, 2021

“Rediscovering Joy in the Practice of Medicine: Moving from Burnout to Professional Fulfillment”, Norton Healthcare, October 16, 2021, Louisville, KY

"Healing the Clinical Workplace to Promote Professional Fulfillment", Champions of Wellness Virtual Summit, October 14th, 2021

"Perspectives on Well Being" Asian-Pacific Health Leadership Conference (Virtual), ACHSM, Australia, October 13th, 2021

"Transformation from the Pandemic: What Should Stay?", California Association of Healthcare Leaders - Learning from Leaders Program, Virtual Panel Discussion, September 21, 2021

​​"Preventing Physician Burnout: Curing the Chaos and Returning Joy to the Practice of Medicine" Ending Physician Burnout Global Summit, August 24th-26th, 2021. 

"Pursuing Professional Fulfillment: Addressing the Root Causes of Burnout" UVA Family Medicine Department Grand Rounds, Charlottesville, VA, May 25, 2021

"Empowering Organizational Resilience: Addressing the Root Causes of Burnout", FirstHealth Provider Leadership Academy, Pinehurst, NC, May 20, 2021

 

"The Organizational Compact" & "Engaging C Level Executives, Connecting to the Business and Clinical Case for Well-being Initiatives", AAFP 2021 Physician Health & Well-being Conference, April 7-8, 2021

"Empowering Organizational Resilience: Addressing the Root Causes of Burnout", Global Health Impact Network, February 23, 2021

"Understanding the Root Causes of Burnout", NorthStar Anesthesia Medical Group, February 19, 2021

"Clinical Workplace Hacks to Reduce Burnout" and panelist for "Speaker Burnout Discussion", Physician Burnout Symposium, January 20, 2021

"Beating Burnout: Ensuring Your Innovation Enhances Clinician Well-being", InnovatorMD Conference, January 8, 2021

"Empowering Organizational Resilience: Addressing the Root Causes of Burnout", Stanford WellMD Physician Wellness Forum, December 11, 2020

"Perspectives on Well-Being", Health Round Table, Australia, November 10, 2020

"How Artificial Intelligence and Other Strategies are Succeeding in the Fight Against Physician Burnout", Virtual Round Table sponsored by Saykara, October 28, 2020

"Addressing the Root Causes of Burnout In the Age of COVID-19", OHSU Occupational Health Psychology Summer Institute, July 14, 2020

"Optimizing Workplace Wellness Programs: Addressing the
Root Causes of Burnout", New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, April 30, 2020

"Leading Through the Stress of COVID-19", VITAL WorkLife webinar, April 22, 2020

"Optimize Your Care Delivery to Prevent Burnout and Boost Your Bottom Line", Kareo Webinar, February 19, 2020

"The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Physician Burnout", InnovatorMD Global Summit 2020, January 11, 2020, San Francisco, CA

“Recapturing the Heart of the Golden Age of Medicine”, 2019 Gold Foundation Humanism Summit, October 29, 2019, Orlando, FL

“Rediscovering Joy in the Practice of Medicine: Moving from Burnout to Professional Fulfillment”, Norton Healthcare, September 27-28, 2019, Louisville, KY

“Lean as Preventive Medicine for Burnout in Healthcare”, Community Health Centers of Arkansas Annual Conference Keynote Address, September 26, 2019, Hot Springs, AR

“Organizational Approaches to Reducing Burnout – A Panel Discussion”, Schwartz Center for Compassion in Action Healthcare Conference, September 9-10, 2019, Boston, MA

“Rediscovering Joy in the Practice of Medicine: Moving from Burnout to Professional Fulfillment”, Washington State Medical Association Leadership Conference, May 17-18, 2019, Lake Chelan, WA

“Preventing Physician Burnout while Building the Bottom Line”, IBM Watson Health Cognitive Night, February 28, 2019, Houston, TX

“Understanding the Drivers of Burnout”, Providence St. Peter Family Medicine Residency Retreat, February 5, 2019

“Aligning Physicians and Executives: Beating Burnout and Building the Bottom Line”, DC Hospital Association, November 15, 2018, Washington, DC

“Rediscovering Joy in the Practice of Medicine: Moving from Burnout to Professional Fulfillment”, Tower Health Medical Group, November 14, 2018, Reading, PA

“Rediscovering Joy in the Practice of Medicine: Moving from Burnout to Professional Fulfillment”, Care Compass Connect, November 8, 2018, Binghamton, NY

“Rediscovering Joy in the Practice of Medicine: Moving from Burnout to Professional Fulfillment”, Western Carolina Medical Society, November 3, 2018, Asheville, NC

“Rediscovering Joy in the Practice of Medicine: Moving from Burnout to Professional Fulfillment”, Sheridan Memorial Hosptial, October 29, 2018, Sheridan, WY

“Systematic literature review on the effect of workplace interventions on physician burnout”, International Conference on Physician Health; October 11-13, 2018; Toronto, Canada​

 

“Reducing Physician Burnout through Lean Transformation”, The Cerner Health Conference and Cerner Physician Community Meeting, October 8, 2018, Kansas City, MO

“The Power of Humanism in Healthcare: Returning Joy to Practice”, IBM Watson Health, September 21, 2018, Cambridge, MA

“Preventing Clinician Burnout: Returning Joy to Patient Care”, Southwestern Pennsylvania Organization of Nursing Leaders, August 31, 2018, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, Farmington, PA

“Rediscovering Joy in the Practice of Medicine: Moving from Burnout to Professional Fulfillment”, Northwestern Medicine, August 8, 2018, Chicago, IL

“Reducing Physician Burnout”, Florida Medical Association Annual Meeting, August 3, 2018, Orlando, FL

“Preventing Physician Burnout – Returning Joy to Patient Care”, Ada County Medical Society Society, July 12, 2018, Boise, ID

“Lean Leadership for Physicians”, Nemours Health System, Physician Leadership Academy, June 5, 2018

“Using Lean Thinking to Reduce the Drivers of Burnout in the Workplace”, WELLMed 3 International Conference on Physician Burnout, May 11, 2018, Thessaloniki, Greece

“Clinician Burnout Workshop”, Washington Health System 40th Annual Scientific Day, May 4, 2018, Canonsburg, PA

“Opening Plenary – Reducing the Drivers of Burnout in the Clinical Workplace”, AAFP 2018 Physician Well-Being Conference, April 19, 2018, Naples, FL

“Using LEAN to Address the Drivers of Burnout that Frustrate Physicians on a Daily Basis”, Arizona Medical Association Physician Leadership Conference, March 24, 2018, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ

“The Impact of Physician Burnout on Your Organization, And What You Can Do About It”, HIMSS18, IBM Theater, March 7, 2018, Las Vegas, NV

“Reducing Physician Burnout: Mitigating Impact of the EHR”, HIMSS18, March 7, 2018, Las Vegas, NV