Fort Worth, TX., October 21, 2021 – SurgeonMasters CEO Jeffrey M. Smith, MD, FACS, CPC is the moderator for the opening symposium, How Can the OTA Support Your Well-Being? A Panel Discussion and Town Hall on Sustaining Your Career via Advocacy, Leadership and Wellness, at the 2021 OTA Annual Meeting.
“I’m excited that the Orthopaedic Trauma Association is devoting real resources to improving the life and practice of its members. This symposium is one of the first major steps in understanding the needs of the organization’s members. I have been leading wellness events for more than eight years at its Annual Meeting, and this is just another sign of leadership in this space by the organization” Jeffrey M. Smith, MD, FACS, CPC
One of the OTA’s new strategic goals is to advocate for orthopaedic trauma surgeons by supporting careers through mentoring, working to improve wellness in physical and mental health, and shaping public policy regarding musculoskeletal injury care. In this symposium, we will introduce the Wellness Task Force and the directives from the OTA BOD and Strategic Plan, with the goal of increasing awareness of what the OTA can/should do for your career development and sustainability, and your work-life “wellness.”
- Embody the Wellness Task Force directives from the OTA Board of Directors and the organization’s strategic plan to support the professional lives of our members.
- Recognize and help create opportunities within OTA that foster surgeon wellness / well-being; advocate for these opportunities of career development/support, sustainability, and satisfaction; and combat administrative and organizational burdens that lead to surgeon burnout, moral injury, and disengagement.
- Acknowledge the value of your individual input, experiences, and ideas on physical, mental, and emotional wellness and share these with the OTA Wellness Task Force openly or through confidential feedback and surveys.
Moderator: Jeffrey Smith, MD
Faculty: Philip R. Wolinsky, MD Heather A. Vallier, MD Anna N. Miller, MD Matthew R. Garner, MD Preston B. Cline, EdD Thomas M. Large, MD Benjamin Caesar, MBBS, MD
Dr. Jeffrey M. Smith is a practicing Orthopaedic Traumatologist, Director of the San Diego Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship, and a physician coach. With over 20 years of experience within an academic and private practice, he has learned to cope with the ups and downs of being a performance-driven surgeon and even experienced some episodes of burnout during his career. Through his personal experience and research, he has developed his own methodology for performance improvement – The 8 PRACTICEs of Highly Successful Surgeons, techniques that address resilience training, professional development, leadership training, surgeon wellness, and burnout prevention. Dr. Smith continues to be driven by his passion to positively impact the lives of his patients recovering from injury as well as other surgeons to transform their habits inside and outside the operating room with the goal of creating sustainable, lifestyle-friendly surgical practices.
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