2nd Annual Wellness Symposium: Rejuvenate, Re-Connect, Reinvigorate (RP2104E)

April 16, 2021 to April 17, 2021

The Wellness Symposium will serve to Rejuvenate, Re-Connect, and Re-invigorate our UT Southwestern community through virtual workshops that highlight these themes through the lenses of the medical humanities, mindfulness, diversity and inclusion, and coaching and communication. All participants, including physicians, will have the opportunity to obtain practical knowledge and skills in the areas of self-care, interprofessional communication, creating inclusive environments, and using the medical humanities to enhance their professional fulfillment and identify and mitigate burnout.

Target Audience

The Wellness Symposium target audience is the entire UT Southwestern community (faculty, staff, health care providers including physicians, and learners)

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Summarize foundational science underpinnings of mindfulness regarding neuroscience, reduced inflammations, and slowed cellular aging 
  • Summarize the primary ways mindfulness inhabits the patient-clinician relationship 
  • Describe and perform foundational elements of mindfulness for stress management 
  • Discuss how practicing mindfulness experientially improves professional competency in teaching for patients
  • Describe imposter syndrome (IS) and identify examples of IS in their own and others’ work
  • Practice techniques to reduce IS
  • Explore the impact of power dynamics on communication and teamwork
  • Practice strategies for approaching conversations in a constructive, respectful, and authentic way
  • Discuss barriers, and practice effective interprofessional team communication skills to improve teamwork and enhance job performance and satisfaction
  • Utilize improvisational skills to help with quick thinking and enhancing teamwork and communication
  • Describe the effects of unconscious bias in everyday interactions with patients, students, colleagues, and team members
  • Identify where personal unconscious biases may reside across gender, race/ethnicity, and/or cultural attributes in the workplace 
  • Develop strategies to correct personal unconscious biases in daily interactions
  • Identify in their own work lives how culture impacts every healthcare encounter 
  • Identify ways they can address microinequities in healthcare 
  • Use active listening skills and clear communication skills to respect and effectively participate across cultural differences
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.00 AMA
  • 7.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/16/2021 - 12:00pm
Event ends: 
04/17/2021 - 12:30pm


Friday, April 16, 2021

Noon – 1 p.m.



Telling Stories to Heal Ourselves, Each Other, and the World





1 – 2 p.m.



Taking a Breath: Taking a Moment to Process the Past Year


The Truth About Feeling Like a Fake: Imposter Syndrome



2 – 3:30 p.m.



Improv for Work: Using the Art of Improvisation to Drive Meaningful Communication and Collaboration


Our Strength is Our Community: Cultural Competency


Powerful Conversations

2 – 3 p.m.









3 – 4 p.m.



Managing Up: How to Approach Challenging Conversations with Those in Power





Saturday, April 17, 2021

9 – 10:30 a.m.



Mindfulness (Part 1)


Implicit Bias in Medicine: A Primer and Case Studies in Bias Mitigation


Interpersonal Communication 101

11 a.m. – Noon



Mindfulness (Part 2)


Communicating Directly: How to Get Your Point Across without Being a Jerk



11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.



Improv for Work: Using the Art of Improvisation to Drive Meaningful Communication and Collaboration






Online Activity
Dallas, TX
United States

Disclosure of Commercial Interest

As an organization accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Office of Continuing Medical Education (UTSW CME) requires that the content of CME activities and related materials provide balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. Planning must be free of the influence or control of a commercial entity, and promote improvements or quality in healthcare. All persons in the position to control the content of an education activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months with any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients.  

The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. The UTSW Office of CME has implemented a mechanism to identify and resolve all conflicts of interest prior to the activity. The intent of this policy is to identify potential conflicts of interest so participants can form their own judgments with full disclosure of the facts.  Participants will be asked to evaluate whether the speaker’s outside interests reflect a possible bias in the planning or presentation of the activity.

Faculty Disclosures

The following course faculty members have reported to have no relevant financial relationships and will not be discussing any off-label or investigational use of products: 

  • Course Director: Susan Matulevicius, M.D., M.S.C.S.
  • Committee Members: Julian Longoria, Michael Rubin, Turya Nair, Philip Day, Sudha Mootha, Mike Caracalas, Jaime Harry, Laila Cooper, Keneshia Colwell, Martin Lumpkin, Preston Wiles, Lisa Alexander-Kinnison, Laura Kirk, Suzanne Farmer
  • Planners: Joyce Borgfeld, Tasha Grismore, Deborah Land, Lisa Martinez, Reema Mustafa, Mikki Norris, Deleana Parr
  • Speakers: Louise Aronson, Michael Rubin, Shelley Brown-Cleere, Jaime Harry, Laura Kirk, Christina Ahn, Kristy West, Keneshia Colwell, Laila Cooper, Preston Wiles, Mike Caracalas, Suzanne Farmer, Quinn Capers IV, Tyonn Barbera

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center certifies that non-physicians will receive an attendance certificate stating that they participated in the activity that was designated for 7.0  AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  

Available Credit

  • 7.00 AMA
  • 7.00 Attendance


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Registration details

To receive a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, learners should:

  • Attend sessions designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • Sign-in for CME/attendance credit with the Event ID
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    • Complete course evaluation
    • Claim credit commensurate with your participation
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