CME Courses

7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

There is a growing body of literature on the need to improve well-being of healthcare professionals over the past five years. In the U.S., healthcare professionals suffer more burnout than other workers, with prevalence rates as high as 50% in physicians. Extensive research over the past decade illustrates that this issue could have a profound effect on the quality of patient care and there is concern that it might lead to early departure from the practice of medicine. 
This unique course will examine the importance of wellness and provide recommendations, tools, and resources that healthcare professionals could utilize to develop resiliency, work/life balance, and self-care. By using a skills lab approach, attendees are expected to learn and practice stress management methods, and emotional intelligence techniques with the opportunity to meet in small groups with fellow healthcare professionals to acquire and practice wellness skills.  


Received by 3/10/2017

Physician - $140.00

Non-Physicians - $95

Received after 3/10/2017

Physician - $170

Non-Physicians - $120

To pay by check:

Please follow the online registration process and select "I will separately be mailing a check for my registration” in the payment section. Payment must be received at least 2 weeks prior to the conference. Please make checks payable to CSMC and mailed to:

Cedars-Sinai Office of Continuing Medical Education
Attn: Registration
8797 Beverly Blvd, Ste. 250
Los Angeles, CA 90048

Refund Policy:

All cancellations must be submitted in writing and refunds will be subject to an administrative charge. Please e-mail cancellation request to cme@cshs.org.

If you do not receive confirmation of your cancellation via e-mail, please call (310) 423-5548.

Jorge Cherbosque, PhD
Co-Director, Staff and Faculty Counseling Center - UCLA - encino, CA
Itai Danovitch, MD
Chairman - Cedars-Sinai Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences - Los Angeles, CA
Bruce Gewertz, MD
Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs; Vice President, Interventional Services; Hand S. Nichols Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of Surgery - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA
Rebecca Hedrick, MD
Psychiatrist - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA
Waguih W Ishak, MD
Vice Chairman for Education and Research - Cedars-Sinia Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences - Los Angeles, CA
Steven J Jacobs, MD
Chairman, Physician Wellbeing Committee - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Beverly Hills, CA
Dilip V. Jeste, MD
Professor, Psychiatry and Neurosciences; Senior Assoc. Dean, Healthy Aging & Senior Care; Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging - University of California, San Diego - La Jolla, CA
Mitch Martens
Adminsitrator, Employee Wellness Administrator - Cedars-Sinai Health System
Gabriella Miotto, MD
Internist - The Children’s Clinic “Serving Children & Their Families” - Newport Beach, CA
Paula Ravets, PhD
Clinical Psychologist and Mindfulness Meditation - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Beverly Hills, CA
Daniel Shouhed, MD
Surgeon - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Stephen Sideroff, PhD
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry & Biobehavioral Sciences; Director, Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Ethics - UCLA School of Medicine - Santa Monica, CA
Lekeisha Sumner, PhD
Director, Health Phsychology - Cedars-Sinai Medical Center - Los Angeles, CA
Alicia Trocker, RD
Dietitian Nutritionist - UCLA - Calabasas, CA
Title Time Faculty Room
Registration and Continental breakfast 8:15AM - 8:45AM  
Opening Remarks and overview 8:45AM - 8:50AM Itai Danovitch, MD
Introductory Remarks 8:50AM - 9:00AM Steven J Jacobs, MD
Keynote Speaker : Successful Living 9:00AM - 10:00AM Dilip V. Jeste, MD
Can emotional intelligence enrich your personal and professional life? 10:00AM - 10:45AM Bruce Gewertz, MD
Emotional Intelligence Skills Lab: Two breakout sessions with group facilitators on Emotional intelligence (EI) or emotional quotient (EQ) Small Group Skills Lab: Self-awareness, Self-management, Social awareness, and Relationship management 11:00AM - 12:00PM Waguih W Ishak, MD
Bruce Gewertz, MD
Daniel Shouhed, MD
Jorge Cherbosque, PhD
Lunch – Nutritional Lecture 12:00PM - 1:00PM Alicia Trocker, RD
Day to Day Self Compassion and Self Care 1:00PM - 2:00PM Jorge Cherbosque, PhD
Resilience and Optimal Performance 2:00PM - 3:00PM Stephen Sideroff, PhD
Stress Management Skills Lab: Two breakout sessions with group facilitators onProgressive Muscle relaxation, Meditation, Breathing Exercises, and Biofeedback 3:00PM - 4:15PM Stephen Sideroff, PhD
Lekeisha Sumner, PhD
Paula Ravets, PhD
Rebecca Hedrick, MD
Wellbeing-- A Journey 4:15PM - 5:00PM  

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.