SurgeonMasters Founder Jeff Smith, MD, Speaks at OTA Annual Meeting - Maintaining Mid-Career Quality of Life

Kissimmee, FL, Oct. 19th, 2018 - SurgeonMasters Founder, Jeff Smith, MD, will present Strategies for Finding Balance in Your Life and Career, during the Maintaining Mid-Career Quality of Life breakout session at the 2018 Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) Annual Meeting, taking place October 17-20, 2018, at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center.

I’m excited to present on this truly important topic at the OTA meeting. I am an ortho trauma surgeon, and these are some of my closest colleagues. The burnout rate among orthopaedic surgeons is too high -  over 40%! It has also been shown that about two-thirds of trauma surgeons exhibit at least one symptom of secondary traumatic stress, while 22% meet diagnostic criteria for PTSD. It is critical that we share strategies that help us address quality of life.” - Jeff Smith, MD, SurgeonMasters Founder

Event Details:

Title: Maintaining Mid-Career Quality of Life

Location: Gaylord Palms, Sun Ballroom D

Moderator: Eric Meinberg, MD

Faculty: Lisa Cannada, MD, Gregory Della Rocca, MD, PhD, Samir Mehta, MD, Jeffrey M. Smith, MD

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify the elements of career stress and burnout

  2. Identify strategies to ameliorate career stressors

  3. Identify strategies to maintain a better sense of wellbeing

Session Description:

This symbol symposium will help mid-career surgeons to identify and manage career and life stresses to maintain a productive career and positive work-life balance.

The mission of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association (OTA) is to promote excellence in care for the injured patient, through provision of scientific forums and support of musculoskeletal research and education of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the public. The OTA Annual Meeting is for the benefit of orthopaedic trauma surgeons and related allied health care professionals. The Annual Meeting is being held October 17 - 20, 2018 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center.

Jeffrey M. Smith, MD, FACS, CPC is an orthopaedic trauma surgeon, educator and frequent speaker on physician wellness, burnout prevention and performance improvement inside and outside the OR. Contact to learn more about collaborating with SurgeonMasters or Jeffrey Smith, MD. Subscribe to receive updates on offer a variety of educational materials including regular blog articles, podcasts, and burnout prevention programs.

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