Mindful Practice in Medicine: An Introductory Workshop

Enhancing Quality of Care, Quality of Caring, and Resilience

February 4-5, 2017 • UC San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA
Followed by Four Webinar Sessions:
February 15, March 1, March 15, March 22 (Wednesdays 5:30 pm-7:00 pm PST)

Faculty: Ronald Epstein, M.D. and Mick Krasner, M.D. 

Registration & Fees

chapin-trees-sm2A weekend retreat-like workshop followed by four live interactive 90-minute webinar sessions
designed to improve the quality of care that clinicians provide while improving their own resilience and well-being. This workshop offers an experiential learning environment, with a focus on developing the capacity for self-awareness in stressful and demanding situations.

Designed for medical practitioners (physicians, NPs, PAs) and others involved in medical practice and education. No prior experience is required.

Course Directors: Ron Epstein, MD & Mick Krasner, MD


At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Increase self-awareness and self-monitoring during clinical work and teaching
  • Attend to patient’s needs, reduce and respond to errors, practice with greater effectiveness and compassion, and attend to their own well-being
  • Incorporate mindful practice into clinical and educational activities at their home institutions.


The Program includes:

  • Two-day intensive workshop followed by four live, interactive 90-minute webinars with didactic and experiential components
  • Eight learning modules integrating self-awareness and contemplative practices, interactive large group sessions, dyadic exercises incorporating narratives and appreciative inquiry dialogues, and small- and large-group discussion.
  • Session themes include:
    Noticing/Mindfulness Responding to Suffering Errors in Medicine
    Uncertainty Burnout and Resilience Meaning in Medical Practice
    Aspiration: Realizing Values Grief and Loss  
  • Focus on “informal practices” that can help health care professionals deal with difficult situations during the workday and bring mindfulness into everyday clinical work

Tentative Schedule

Registration: 8:00 am – 9:00 am on Saturday, February 4, 2017
Morning Session: 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lunch: 12:00 noon -1:00 pm provided each day

About the Faculty

ronald-epsteinRonald Epstein, M.D.

Dr. Ronald Epstein has devoted his career to promoting physician self-awareness and effective communication in clinical practice. His current research is on improving communication about prognosis and treatment choices in cancer settings. He directs Mindful Practice programs, the Center for Communication and Disparities Research and the Deans Teaching Fellowship program at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry where he is Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Oncology. He has published over 250 articles and book chapters. Ron Epstein’s first book, Attending: Medicine, Mindfulness and Humanity, will be released in January 2017.


Krasner-smMick Krasner, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Dr. Mick Krasner is professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and practices primary care internal medicine in Rochester, New York. He has been teaching Mindfulness-Based Interventions to patients, medical students, and health professionals for more than 15 years, involving nearly 2000 participants, including over 600 health professionals. Dr. Krasner is engaged in a variety of research projects including the investigations of the effects of mindfulness on the immune system in the elderly, on chronic psoriasis, and on medical student stress and well-being. His personal mission is centered on compassion in medicine and envisions a health professional-patient relationship where healing is truly bidirectional, care goals are mutually derived, and the uniqueness of the clinical encounter reflects the central act of mutual high regard.

Registration Fees

February 4-5, 2017 • University of California San Diego School of Medicine, La Jolla, CA
Early-Bird Rate Extended!
“Early-Bird Discount” if you register and pay in full on or before January 15, 2017
Early-Bird Rate
On or Before
January 15, 2017
Inaugural Early Bird Rate for UC faculty and staff
(3 weeks in advance/50% discount)
Inaugural Early-Bird Rate
3 weeks s in advance/45% discount)
Special Student & Resident Early Bird Rate
(up to 3 weeks in advance/65% discount/requires prior approval)
Inaugural Rate
(2 weeks to 3 weeks in advance/35% discount)
Late Online Registration
(2 weeks or less prior to the workshop/20% discount)
Same-day, In-person Registration Rate
(undiscounted rate)
  1. Registration fee includes snacks and lunch each day.
  2. Continuing Medical Education credits for participation in this program are available for an additional fee.
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Continuing Medical Education Credit

This course is approved for 19.0 AMA PRA Category 1 credits. The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

19.0 Continuing Medical Education credits (AMA PRA Category 1) available for an additional fee. $125

If you have questions about this event, or require assistance with online registration, please contact: mindfulness@ucsd.edu

For more information about Mindful Practice® programs: www.mindfulpractice.urmc.edu
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Cancellation Policy

A refund (minus your $100 non-refundable and non-transferable deposit) will be made for cancellations submitted in writing 30 days prior to the training. No refunds will be allowed after that date.

In the unlikely event that the course is cancelled, UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is responsible only for a full refund of the registration fee and not for transportation, hotel accommodations or any miscellaneous expenses.