Thursday, April 10, 2014
8:45 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Sinclair Conference Center
444 W. Third St.
Dayton, Ohio 45402
(Directions | Map)

Sixth Annual Medical-Spirituality Conference:
“Mindful Practice: Compassion and Resilience”

Featured Presenters:
Mick Krasner, M.D., F.A.C.P., and Ronald Epstein, M.D.

Dr. KrasnerMick Krasner, M.D., F.A.C.P.


About Mick Krasner, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Mick Krasner, M.D., F.A.C.P., associate professor of clinical medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, practices primary care internal medicine in Rochester, New York. Dr. Krasner has been teaching mindfulness-based stress reduction to patients, medical students and health professionals for more than 13 years, involving nearly 1,600 participants, including more than 500 health professionals. He is engaged in a variety of research projects including the investigations into the effects of mindfulness practices on the immune system in the elderly, chronic psoriasis and medical student stress and well-being.

Dr. EpsteinRonald Epstein, M.D.

About Ronald Epstein, M.D.

Ronald Epstein, M.D., is professor of family medicine, psychiatry, oncology and nursing at the University of Rochester Medical Center, where he directs the Center for Communication and Disparities Research, the Dean’s Teaching Fellows Program and the Mindful Practice Programs. He has devoted his academic career to promoting effective communication, mindfulness, self-awareness, self-monitoring and shared mind in health care and helping clinicians to experience greater meaning and effectiveness in their work.




Conference Program

8:45–9 a.m.

9–10:10 a.m.

10:10–10:30 a.m.


Noon–1 p.m.

1–2:20 p.m.

2:20–2:50 p.m.

2:50–4 p.m.

4–4:30 p.m.

Welcome and Reflection

Promoting Resilience of the Health Care Workforce


Self Care and Burnout


Compassionate Action


Aspiration: Envisioning and Creating the Future

Closing and Evaluation


Sorry. Registration is closed. No refunds will be issued for cancellation after April 6. Registered attendees who are unable to attend may send a representative in their place. For information, contact Nicki Crellin at or (937) 245-7628. Proceeds from this event will benefit the medical school’s Healer’s Art Fund.

Continuing Education

  • Physicians
    Wright State University (WSU) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. WSU designated this live activity for a maximum of 5.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • Counselors & Social Workers
    This program has been awarded 1.3 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) hours by Samaritan Behavioral Health, Inc., Dayton, Ohio, an approved provider of Counselor and Social Worker CPEs (#RCS100303) by the State of Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapy Board.
  • Nurses
    This program has been awarded 5.6 contact hours by Miami Valley Hospital and Miami Valley Hospital South, Dayton Ohio (OH-015, 04/01/2014), an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Centerís Commission on Accreditation.