Lunch Learning Workshop Non-Certified (In-Person Only)
Kindly note: This session has not been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.
FIND MEANING AND JOY IN FAMILY MEDICINE
Dr. Daniel Dodek, MD CCFP FCFP
This workshop will leave you feeling energized and optimistic
with practical strategies to enhance your well-being as a
physician and bring joy into your Family Practice.
Dr. Dodek will discuss the power of teamwork and how to
cultivate a medical office team based on psychological safety,
compassion, and healthy communication. He will review the
science behind the benefits of gratitude and how to cultivate
this superpower through a daily gratitude practice.
Physicians often struggle with “imposter syndrome” and
perfectionism. Dr. Dodek will shed light on how these habits can
lead to burnout and practical solutions to quiet these behaviors.
He will provide easy to implement exercises on how doctors can
activate and deepen their self-compassion skills.
Finally, he will explain the neuroscience behind the powerful
positive effects of practicing mindfulness. He will have
participants practice a mindfulness breathing exercise.
Participants will leave with a list of resources to explore, in more
detail, physician wellness. Each participant will develop a
personalized three-point action plan to implement and enhance
their professional wellbeing leading to a greater satisfaction in
DATE: Wednesday, November 22, 2023
TIME: 12:15 – 13:15
LOCATION: Vancouver Convention Centre | West Building
West Meeting Rooms 109/110
COST: No Charge, Registration Required
Register online with a 4-DAY IN-PERSON conference registration (first come first served).
Kindly note that you must be currently a practicing family physician to participate.
Limit 50 Participants
This program has received an educational grant from
WELL Health Technologies Corp.
About the Speaker
Dr. Daniel Dodek attended U.B.C. Medical School and trained as a Family Medicine Resident in Calgary. He is a full-service Family
Doctor at Well Health Medical - Cityview where he enjoys servicing a large geriatric population. In addition, his other main focus is
serving as a Family Doctor for many physicians in Vancouver. Dr. Dodek is the Medical Director for Cityview Medical.
Dr. Dodek is the Vancouver Division Lead for Physician Wellness. He writes a regular wellness column called “Dr. Dan” for the
Vancouver Division bi-weekly newsletter. He was one of the initial networkers who collaborated with the Physician Health Program
and Vancouver Division to create an attachment program so every doctor could be placed with their own Family Doctor. He had
developed and planned the Healthy Minds series with the Vancouver Division which is a monthly zoom activity for doctors to
connect and explore narrative writing, drawing, painting, mindfulness, and cooking.
Since 2005, Dr. Dodek has been a committee member with the St. Paul’s Hospital CME Organizing Committee. The St. Paul’s
Hospital CME Conference for Primary Care Physicians is one of the largest Family Medicine conferences in Canada averaging