September 28-29, 2018

Boise, Idaho

Physician Health and Wellness

In 2016, IOPA sponsored a 3 day CME conference retreat for physicians.  We have since held numerous one day workshops.

Physicians met with leading researchers and clinicians from around the world to explore cutting edge research and innovative approaches to physician health and well being.  Our speakers included:

Dr. Colin West, Professor of Medicine, Medical Education, and Biostatistics at Mayo Clinic

Dr. Michael Krasner, Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

Dr. Joan Halifax, Medical Anthropologist, Director of the Project on Being with Dying, and Founder of the Upaya Prison Project and Nomads Clinic in Nepal

In response to interest from physicians attending our Rediscovering Meaning In Our Work conference, physicians have organized a monthly physician discussion group in Boise.

Physicians meet to discuss some of the issues that they are facing in medicine, explore opportunities to practice medicine in a way that is meaningful and strengthen the physician community.

The details are listed on the calendar on this website:

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please call or email Deb Roman at (208) 859-5055 or

Residents and student physicians are welcome to participate.

As an administrator or practice manager, please be alert to your physicians for signs of distress and depression. Be sure you know the resources available to doctors in our community and encourage them to take time for themselves. You are a key part of their well-being!!

ACMS' Physician Vitality Program
- Up to 8 counseling therapy sessions per year are provided free as a benefit to Ada County Medical Society members: active or retired physicians, physician assistants and nurse practitioners; residents, and medical students doing rotations here.

Idaho Suicide Prevention Hotline (call or text) 208-398-4357

Physicians Recovery Network helps protect your medical license if your are ready to work through a process of gaining freedom from addictions or are otherwise impaired.

Personal Resiliency Tools

Rediscovering Meaning in our Work Physician Discussion Group