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IMQ offers new leadership training seminar for physicians March 10-12 in San Diego



February 06, 2011
Area(s) of Interest: Professional Development & Education 

The California Medical Association's Institute for Medical Quality (IMQ) is offering a first-of-its-kind leadership training seminar for physicians March 10-12 at the Hilton San Diego Bayfront Hotel. IMQ, in collaboration with the UC San Diego Physician Assessment & Clinical Education (PACE) Program, planned the program to address the often-expressed physicians' concern that they frequently find themselves in key leadership roles without adequate preparation.

Topics include effective communication, leadership in a rapidly changing environment, how to lead a medical staff meeting, solving On-Call coverage problems, making hospitals safer, and managing both the disruptive professional and the impaired physician.

The course will offer opportunities for interactive education (small group interactions, role-playing, video-simulated discussions) to teach and demonstrate improved communication skills and practical techniques for dealing with disruptive colleagues and those suspected of impairment.

Health care reform and its impact on hospital medical staffs will be the subject of the keynote address by Barbara Paul, M.D., senior vice president and chief medical officer of Community Health Systems.

Chiefs of staff, department chairs, medical directors, medical group leaders and physicians concerned about the future of medicine are encouraged to attend.

Thanks to a grant from the Physician Foundation, this program is available at half the fee normally charged for comparable programs. Physicians can save $120 if they register by the early-bird deadline of Feb. 11. CMA members receive an additional $120 off the registration fee.

Brochure and registration information can be found at the IMQ website.

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