Continuing Medical Education for Physicians and Nurses
Heartfulness CME Conferences
Heartfulness Institute is offering CME/CE accredited programs to relax, meditate and rejuvenate, in collaboration with Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower for Physicians (AMA) and Nurses (ANCC).
Heartfulness CME programs offer unique educational opportunities to learn from practicing physicians and PhDs who are also experienced Heartfulness trainers
Heartfulness Meditation & Wellness
James R. Doty,
James R. Doty, M.D. is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University of which His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the founding benefactor. Dr. Doty works with a variety of scientists from a number of disciplines examining the neural bases for compassion and altruism. He is also a professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Doty is an inventor, entrepreneur and philanthropist, having given support to a number of charitable organizations supporting peace initiatives and providing healthcare throughout the world.
Dr. Jayaram Thimmapuram
Dr. Jayaram Thimmapuram is an academic hospitalist in Internal Medicine at Wellspan York hospital. He has a special interest in research and has several articles published in medical journals. He is a recipient of Gold Humanism award, outstanding teacher of the year and Resident of the year awards. He has completed research projects on Heartfulness meditation and its effect in lowering stress levels and burnout and improving sleep. He is a TEDx speaker.
Dr Kunal Desai
Dr Kunal Desai practices in the field of Infectious Diseases as a part of a large multidisciplinary private group in Dayton, Ohio. After completing his medical school training from India, he completed his residency & fellowship training at Wright state university. In addition to providing Infectious Disease consultations at 4 different hospitals in Dayton area, Dr Desai also serves as a medical director of employee health for Kettering health network. He actively practices heartfulness meditation and offers meditation training. He has done multiple presentations on meditation and wellbeing topic to healthcare professionals in Dayton area.
Dr. Mitchell Abrams
Dr. Mitchell Abrams is a Canadian radiologist, keynote speaker, teacher and founder of NexGenHealth Ltd. Through his encounter with a life-threatening illness followed by open-heart surgery, and his work as a physician and department chief, Dr. Mitch has intimately and personally experienced the inner workings of our healthcare system. From these very different vantage points, he became acutely aware of systemic limitations, gaps and disconnect within our current western model. This realization became a passion and drove him down a path of research and experiential learning with experts around the globe, looking at different approaches to healing. In particular, Dr. Mitch’s background in radiology and his understanding of physics, supported a deep investigation into the nature of who we truly are. The intersection between his life in science and this powerful experience with healing, provided the foundation of what his life-mission has become - to support and promote a more holistic model of healthcare. As part of his mission, Dr. Mitch initiated a social enterprise called NexGenHealth to bring forth a new paradigm in self-care, patient care, and community wellness.
Dr. Colin Zhu
Dr. Colin Zhu is Board-Certified in family practice/OMT and lifestyle medicine. Passionate about the intersection of medicine, food, and nutrition, Dr. Zhu trained as a chef and a health coach at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Health & Culinary Arts and the Institute for Integrative Nutrition following completion of his medical degree. To share his unique blend of medical knowledge with a wider audience, Dr. Zhu launched TheChefDoc in 2017, an online wellness and lifestyle education platform which has been featured in several publications. Dr. Zhu is an international speaker, the author of "Thrive Medicine: How To Cultivate Your Desires and Elevate Your Life,“ and is the podcast host of Thrive Bites in which he interviews the latest health and wellness experts about incorporating a plant-powered lifestyle, enhancing emotional wellness, and creating a thriving mindset! His latest venture is his signature event for 2021 is a self-educational masterclass series experience called The THR5 Formula™ where he combines inspiration, education, and practical tools on how to THRIVE! Here you will learn the 5 To THR5™ Pillars: Food As Medicine, Functional Fitness, Relationships, Community, & Emotional Resilience! Currently, based in the Irvine, CA area and has a lifestyle medical practice called TheChefDoc Lifestyle Medicine.
Dr. Diller is a Licensed Psychologist and Director of WellSpan Employee Assistance Program (WSEAP). He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Pittsburgh, a master's degree in Clinical Psychology from Loyola College in Maryland and a Doctor of Psychology Degree in Clinical Psychology from the University of Hartford. He spent nineteen years in clinical practice, fifteen of those years at WellSpan Behavioral Health (WBH), now known as WellSpan Philhaven. Dr. Diller served as a clinical supervisor from 2006 to 2016 overseeing clinical operations of WBH-Meadowlands outpatient office. He has been with WSEAP since 2016 and has been passionate about finding better ways to support our fellow coworkers, raising awareness of mental health issues in the workplace and offering ways we can provide a culture of caring to support overall wellbeing. Dr. Diller was named one of Central Penn Business Journal's 2021 Health Care Heroes honorees in the Mental Health Caregiver Hero category.
Impact of Heartfulness on healthcare providers
The academic internal medicine department of Wellspan York Hospital, Pennsylvania conducted a study on the impact of Heartfulness meditation program on healthcare providers, including resident physicians, faculty physicians and nurses. Pre and post surveys were completed to track changes in symptoms of burnout and emotional wellness. The study found participants experienced:
significant decrease in burnout
significant increase in joy, calmness, harmony, tolerance, confidence, sleep quality and other positive attributes
significant decrease in anger, stress, anxiety, cynicism, fear, irritability and other negative attributes
The study is published in the Journal of Community
Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives.
Live conferences have been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Heartfulness Institute. The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is accredited by the ACCME to provide Continuing Medical Education for physicians. The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower designates this activity for a maximum of 15 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Annenberg Center for Health Sciences is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. A maximum of 15 contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.
The Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Annenberg Center maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is designated by the Annenberg Center for 15 hours of credit.
Disclosure: Staff at Heartfulness Institute and Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower have no financial relationships to disclose.
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