Lunch Learning Workshop Non-Certified (In-Person Only)

Kindly note: This session has not been certified by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.


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 Family Practice.
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
Lunch Provided
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 1500 attendees.
Main Lecture Series
Tuesday, Nov. 21 – Friday, Nov. 24, 2023

Optional Learning Session
Monday, Nov. 20, 2023
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Complimentary WI-FI access available on-site.
The electronic syllabus will be available to download via the SPH CME Conference 2023 App in mid-November.
Be sure to download the SPH CME Conference 2023 App to access the syllabus [download by half days], on-demand videos [viewing available post event up to three months], online evaluations, conference updates and more. Participants will receive an App invitation email a week prior to the CME Conference.
The program will be live-streamed via the CME Conference Web App for those who are participating virtually. You must be registered as a virtual attendee to access the live-stream, online learning activity.