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The mission of the Alaska Chapter of the American College of Surgeons is twofold. First, it is to improve the health of the region by promoting the highest standards of surgical care through education, mentorship, and fellowship. Second, it is to be an effective voice for surgeons in achieving these standards.

ACS Surgeon Well-Being Initiatives for Members

Reframing Surgeon Well-Being webinar details

Well-being affects how engaged you feel with your patients, colleagues, work, and social support system. It drives your sense of professional and personal sense of purpose, confidence, mental and emotional energy, physical health, and much more. Well-being needs to be fostered at all levels—from individual to systemic as well as throughout a surgeon’s entire career.

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Reframing Surgeon Well-Being: How the Trauma Model Informs Approaches to Well-Being Solutions at Systemic Levels
Wednesday, January 20 | 3:00–4:00 pm CT

This webinar will apply the trauma model to surgeon well-being and address various issues, factors, and drivers at all levels of well-being and an organization. Panelists will also discuss the cultural and environmental change needed to prioritize well-being, highlight new perspectives to de-stigmatize surgeon well-being, and share experiences of engaging leadership to prioritize well-being. 



Meet Our Panel of Well-Being and Resilience Thought Leaders

Moderator: Carter Lebares, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery at University of California San Francisco

Mary L. Brandt MD, FACS, FAAP 
Professor of Surgery, Pediatrics, Tulane University School of Medicine

Yue-Yung Hu, MD, MPH, FACS
Attending Physician, Pediatric Surgery; Member, Lurie Children's Surgical Foundation, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Lauren DeCaporale-Ryan, PhD
Clinical Psychologist, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Surgery at University of Rochester Medical Center

Taylor Riall, MD, PhD, FACS
Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Surgery, University of Arizona, College of Medicine-Tucson

Participate in a live Q&A session after the panel discussion to learn tips on how you can foster well-being for yourself and your organization. 

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