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University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium

2022 Symposium

Wellbeing in the Wake of a Pandemic

Saturday, April 9, 2022

The 12th annual University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium was held in a virtual format April 9, 2022.

Thank you to all who attended and we look forward to seeing you next year!

About the Symposium

The University of Dayton and Miami Valley Hospital Healthcare Symposium is a unique opportunity for University of Dayton students, alumni, health care professionals and community members to come together for a day of dialogue and continuing education.

The focus for the 2022 symposium was wellbeing, particularly in the face of serious professional challenges.  The healthcare workforce has been severely stressed by the COVID-19 pandemic.  This year’s symposium provided an opportunity for current and future healthcare professionals to recognize and contextualize the challenges of the past two years, and to develop strategies promoting resilience and wellbeing.

This activity was planned and implemented in accordance with the essential areas and polices of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Wright State University (WSU) and Miami Valley Hospital.

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2022 Symposium

Wellbeing in the Wake of a Pandemic

Presentations on April 9, 2022

Keynote Address

Wellbeing in the Healthcare Workforce - Progress Made and the Road Ahead

Lisa Rotenstein, M.D., M.B.A.

Dr. Lisa Rotenstein's keynote address provided an overview of the issues and trends in wellbeing for healthcare professionals, including how gender, racial, and ethnic dimensions impact wellbeing.  Additionally, Dr. Rotenstein discussed organizational and systems-level approaches to enhancing wellbeing in healthcare professionals.

Dr. Rotenstein is Associate Medical Director of Population Health, Primary Care Center of Excellence, Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. More about Dr. Rotenstein>

Local Voices

Stress, Compassion Fatigue, and Burnout During the Pandemic

Christina Waite, M.D.

Dr. Christina Waite discussed the unique stressors of the pandemic on healthcare workers and acknowledged that stress can be overwhelming.  This session aimed to equip attendees with the ability to recognize signs and symptoms of overwhelming stress and how to get help.

Dr. Waite is Medical Director Psychiatry for Inpatient Psychiatric Unit and Consultation Liaison Services, Premier Health. More about Dr. Waite>

We Have Entered the Era of Building Resiliency...But How?

Brian LaDuca, M.F.A.

Brian LaDuca defined the four key sub-competencies that define resilience: self-awareness, flexibility, learning from experience, and focus on solutions.  This session also included a discussion and practice of how to apply these sub-competencies to help strengthen resilience.

Brian LaDuca is Executive Director of the Institute of Applied Creativity for Transformation at the University of Dayton. More about Brian LaDuca>

Finding Meaning and Purpose Through Difficult Times

Jennifer Dalton, D.C.N., R.D.N., L.D.

Jennifer Dalton discussed ways to reawaken joy, meaning and purpose, which can be dimmed in professionally challenging times.  She presented practices that are supportive of more whole-hearted living.

Jennifer Dalton is Director of Dietetics and Nutrition and Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Health and Sport Science at the University of Dayton. More about Jennifer Dalton>

Panel Discussion

Lessons from Law Enforcement: Wellbeing in a Challenging Profession

Richard Biehl, M.A., Savalas Kidd, M.S.E., and David Wolford, M.S.

This panel discussion brought together three Dayton area leaders in law enforcement, who have served the community through difficult times such as the Oregon District mass shooting in 2019.  This session highlighted lessons that healthcare professionals can learn from those in another challenging, service profession.

Richard Biehl served as Chief of Police for Dayton Police Department for 13 years before retiring in 2021. More about Richard Biehl>

Savalas Kidd is Assistant Vice President of Public Safety and Chief of Police at the University of Dayton. More about Savalas Kidd>

David Wolford is System Chief of Police and Security at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio. More about David Wolford> 



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