Symposium on the Science of Learning
Bouncing Back: The Science of Resiliency- RSVP
Thursday, April 28, 2015 –9:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Tosteson Medical Education Center- 2nd Fl Atrium
Life is full of challenges. We all experience successes and failures. Unfortunately, everyone is touched at some time by death in their family, an unexpected accident, a disappointment. Some people, when faced with adverse circumstances are able to assess the situation, see the "silver lining" in the clouds on the horizon and move into the future with hope; others are mired in seeming tragedy of the moment. What is the difference between these individuals? Are there predictors of how a person will react to the inevitable difficulties of life?
Within medicine today, we hear increasingly about burnout and depression among our students, trainees and practicing physicians. There have been reports of increasing numbers of suicides among trainees. All of this has occurred despite the implementation of duty hours and more attention to safe learning environments. In this context, the 2016 Symposium on the Science of Learning will focus on the way the brain responds to stress and the impact of research findings for the behavioral responses which ensue. We will examine the development of resilience in the face of failure or adversity while exploring ways in which faculty can support students to aspire to high achievement.
**Complete speaker details to follow**
Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Harvard Medical School designates this live activity for a maximum of 2.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
To create and nurture a diverse community of the best people committed to leadership in alleviating human suffering caused by disease