Members of the UNO community, including students, faculty and staff, are invited to attend UNMC's fourth annual "Elevating the Conversation Symposium" on Friday, Feb. 15, which will explore organizational factors that either hinder or build a culture of wellness and how these factors impact overall well-being.
Sharing, then implementing, proven, practical strategies is the goal behind the symposium, which runs from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M., at the Scott Conference Center, 6450 Pine St., on UNO's Scott Campus. The symposium will be available via livestream and continuing education credit is available.
Guest speaker Nancy Nankivil of the American Medical Association (AMA) will discuss "The Ecology of Well-being in the Health Professions" and assist local experts in working toward pragmatic and actionable solutions to address factors that affect our individual and organizational well-being.
Other guest speakers will include faculty from UNO, UNMC and members of the Nebraska Medicine care team.
Attendees will hear helpful strategies to improve health and wellbeing by applying principles gleaned from industrial/organizational psychology, the business world and medical humanities. In addition, medical center employees will address successful strategies they’ve employed with their teams.
“Proven, practical strategies – that’s what the symposium is about this year,” said Steven Wengel, M.D., assistant vice chancellor for campus wellness for UNMC and UNO.
Sponsored by the Chancellor's Well-being Coordinating Council, the symposium is open to all, but targeted toward physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, fellows/residents, students, staff and other interested health care professions.
Go online to register ($30 for general registration and $15 for students) or view the conference agenda. Registration will close Feb. 12.
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