Call for abstracts

It is our pleasure to invite you to the first international meeting on "Doctors think. Doctors feel. Doctors do: Well-being and performance in medical practice" (WELL-Med).

The meeting will explore how physician burnout and wellbeing are related to different aspects of medical performance in terms of clinical decision making, communication in clinical practice, and medical error.

The WELL-Med conference will take place between May 28th - June 1st in Alexandroupolis, in the unexplored North Coast of Greece.

During the conference we will be informed about “new evidence”, engage in some “blue sky thinking”, learn from our mistakes in the “research gone wrong” section and  identify successful interventions in the "what works" section.  We will also link theory to practice in the "medical stories" section, especially addressing health professionals, and healthcare managers working outside academia.  Finally doctoral students will have the opportunity to receive expert feedback in the "research in progress" section.

Keynote speakers

  • Charles  A. Vincent, Professor of Clinical Safety Research, Imperial College London, UK
  • Christina Maslach, Professor of Psychology, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Eileen Gambrill, Professor of Social Welfare, University of California, Berkeley, USA
  • Jean Wallace, Professor of Sociology, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Deborah Kirklin, Editor of the BMJ journal Medical Humanities, UCL, UK
  • Jane Lemaire, MD, Vice-Chair of Physician Wellness and Vitality, University of Calgary, Canada
  • Liselotte N. Dyrbye, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, USA
  • Hardeep Singh, MD, Chief  of  Health Policy and Quality Program, Houston VA Health Services, USA     

The deadline for abstract submission is October 15th. Please visit our website,  for abstract submission guidelines.

Looking forward to welcoming you to WELL-Med 2014!

Dr. Efharis Panagopoulou     

National representatives