Emergency Medicine Health Policy Symposium

August 6, 2019 @ 7:30 am – 1:00 pm
EPNEC Building
320 S. Euclid

Emergency Medicine Health Policy Symposium: “A Health System & Cultural Approach to Restoring the Joy in Medicine”

The principal factors of dis-satisfaction across many academic healthcare environments are strikingly similar. As many institutions struggle to improve their workplace environment, the concept is emerging that the goal should be a return of “joy” to our work.

This interdisciplinary symposium will discuss workplace factors previously identified by our faculty and staff as principal causes of dis-satisfaction, and propose potential solutions that have growing evidence for their ability to help bring joy back to our workplace.

Featured Speaker:

Colin P. West, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Medical Education, and Biostatistics
Depts of Internal Medicine and Health Sciences Research
Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota

Other Program Presenters: 

  • Kelly Estes, MD – Division of Emergency Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Robert Mahoney, MD, CCS-P – Dept of Internal Medicine, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Dawn Pesti, BSN, MBA – Risk Management, Washington University in St. Louis
  • Cindy Lefton, PhD, RN, CPXP – DAISY Award Research Project


Event is free to the public. Lunch will be provided.
Accessible from Central West End Metrolink Station.
Parking in the garage near the event at a cost of $15 per day (cash payment only).

To register, email hayesl@wustl.edu or click HERE