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Grand Round Series 2021

UPCOMING GRAND ROUNDS

May 5, 2021, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Topic: Imposter no more! Learn the key strategies you need to vanquish imposter beliefs.

Program Facilitated by Gail Gazelle, MD, MCC

Location: Virtual

CME/CE Eligibility: 1 AMA PRA Category 0.5 Credit™

Join us virtually to explore how “if only” thinking increases suffering, and learn a strategy to gain calmness and ease by stepping into today.

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April 28, 2021, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Topic: From “If Only” to “What Is”: Step Out of Waiting for Everything Around You to Change. Gain Calm and Ease by Stepping Into Today.

Program Facilitated by Gail Gazelle, MD, MCC

CME/CE Eligibility: 1 AMA PRA Category 0.5 Credit™

Join us virtually to explore how “if only” thinking increases suffering, and learn a strategy to gain calmness and ease by stepping into today.

 

 

April 21, 2021, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Topic: Leave the Vortex of Negativity by Building Realistic Positivity

Program Facilitated by Gail Gazelle, MD, MCC

CME/CE Eligibility: 1 AMA PRA Category 0.5 Credit™

Join us virtually to learn a practice that helps you develop a positive outlook which increases energy and stamina.

 

 

 

April 14, 2021, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Topic: Don’t run on empty: Understand how to fill your tank

Program Facilitated by Gail Gazelle, MD, MCC

CME/CE Eligibility: 1 AMA PRA Category 0.5 Credit™

Learning Objectives:

After completing this program, participants will be able to:

Understand why running on empty impedes individual and team well-being

Identify what depletes and what replenishes your tank

 

 

April 7, 2021, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Topic: Strengths, Not Stress! Shift from What’s Not Going Well and What You Haven’t Accomplished to What You Have

Facilitated by Gail Gazelle, MD, MCC

CME/CE Eligibility: 1 AMA PRA Category 0.5 Credit™

Do you feel like you have a never-ending “To Do” list?  In this virtual program, we will learn to shift our thinking toward supporting ourselves in healthful productivity.

 

 

March 30, 2021, 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Sleep: A Powerful Elixir for Physician Well-Being

Facilitated by: Peter K. Kim, MD, MMM, FACS and Gail Gazelle, MD, MCC

CME/CE Eligibility: 1 AMA PRA Category 1.0 Credit™

Sleep has been correlated with increased productivity and a feeling of wellbeing.

Join us virtually to learn how good sleep can help you be your best self.

 

March 24, 2021, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Topic: Don’t believe everything you think – Simple steps to build mindfulness and stop being imprisoned by your own thoughts.

Program Facilitated by Gail Gazelle, MD, MCC

CME/CE Eligibility: 1 AMA PRA Category 0.5 Credit™

Learning Objectives:

After completing this program, participants will be able to:

Recognize that thoughts are simply mental events and not necessarily fact

Learn one mindfulness technique for becoming more present in life and work

 

 

March 17, 2021, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Topic: From Reactivity to Response: A Key Strategy to Keep Emotions from Derailing Your
Goals.

Program Facilitated by Gail Gazelle, MD, MCC

We all have times when we get frustrated or upset and have reactions that throw us off course.
Join us to learn to identify common emotional triggers and utilize a tool designed to assess and
modulate emotional temperature.

 

 

March 10, 2021, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Topic: From Bully to Friend: The Life Saving Role of Self Compassion and How to Build Yours.

Facilitated by Gail Gazelle, MD, MCC

After completing this program, participants will be able to:
Explain why self-compassion is more motivating than self-criticism
Demonstrate use of the self-compassion break

 

March 03, 2021, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Topic: Self-Kindness – Compassion for Others may be the best Self-Kindness

Program Facilitated by: Bryan W. Burns, President, HRO Core Inc. 

CME/CE Eligibility: 1 AMA PRA Category 0.5 Credit™

Learning Objectives:

Intention Setting – setting an intention is a simple yet powerful mindfulness practice to begin each session. It involves bringing to mind what ‘motivation’ is behind sitting down to practice. This could be to ‘relax’, ‘be more present for family’, ‘let go of work stress’ or any other ‘motivation’ that comes to mind for each individual. This practice can then be incorporated into participants’ lives, as a way to begin different activities and parts of their day.

Meditation Instruction – individuals will learn meditation techniques including how to hold the body (posture), what to do with the breath, and how to train the mind.

3 Breaths Micro-Practice – we will introduce several versions of 3 breaths, which is a powerful ‘on-the-spot’ mindfulness practice which individuals can practice throughout the day.

Contemplation – loving-kindness practice is a simple approach that involves directing well wishes toward other people (as well as ourselves). This powerful practice focuses inward with ourselves initially, then moves outward to loved ones and finally toward people we don’t know. This kind of loving-kindness meditation is a little like exercising a muscle, gradually increasing the “weight” in terms of the relationships as our compassion expands.

Self-Compassion – when compassion is directed towards ourselves (self-compassion) it supports personal resilience. When we can be more understanding, accepting, and kinder, towards ourselves, including our mistakes or perceived flaws or shortcomings, it allows us to maintain motivation towards our goals even in the face of setbacks.

 

Feb 24, 2021, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Topic: Self-Kindness – We’re in this together (Common Humanity)

Program Facilitated by: Bryan W. Burns, President, HRO Core Inc.
CME/CE Eligibility: 1 AMA PRA Category 0.5 Credit™

Learning Objectives:

Intention Setting – setting an intention is a simple yet powerful mindfulness practice to begin each session. It involves bringing to mind what ‘motivation’ is behind sitting down to practice. This could be to ‘relax’, ‘be more present for family’, ‘let go of work stress’ or any other ‘motivation’ that comes to mind for each individual. This practice can then be incorporated into participants’ lives, as a way to begin different activities and parts of their day.

Meditation Instruction – individuals will learn meditation techniques including how to hold the body (posture), what to do with the breath, and how to train the mind.

3 Breaths Micro-Practice – we will introduce several versions of 3 breaths, which is a powerful ‘on-the-spot’ mindfulness practice which individuals can practice throughout the day.

Contemplation – contemplating our shared humanity – that we all go through joys, struggles, hurt, anger, pain, etc. – can help reduce feelings of being overwhelmed, and elicit more joy and relaxation. Recognizing that the challenges and suffering we’re facing is part of the shared human experience. This gives us a way to not minimize what we’re feeling in comparison, and also to not judge ourselves for our experience. Rather than feeling “there’s something wrong with me” we realize that this is part of being human.

 

Feb 17, 2021, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Topic: Topic: Self-Kindness – Relax the Body

Program Facilitated by Bryan W. Burns, President, HRO Core Inc.

Learning Objectives:

Intention Setting – setting an intention is a simple yet powerful mindfulness practice to begin each session. It involves bringing to mind what ‘motivation’ is behind sitting down to practice. This could be to ‘relax’, ‘be more present for family’, ‘let go of work stress’ or any other ‘motivation’ that comes to mind for each individual. This practice can then be incorporated into participants’ lives, as a way to begin different activities and parts of their day.

Meditation Instruction – individuals will learn meditation techniques including how to hold the body (posture), what to do with the breath, and how to train the mind.

3 Breaths Micro-Practice – we will introduce several versions of 3 breaths, which is a powerful ‘on-the-spot’ mindfulness practice that individuals can practice throughout the day.

Self-Kindness – demonstrating that we care about ourselves just as we care about a good friend. Being warm towards oneself when encountering pain and personal shortcomings, rather than ignoring them or hurting oneself with self-criticism.

Body Scan – guided mindfulness practice to develop self-awareness of the body. Participants are guided through a scan of the entire body with an invitation to notice feelings and sensations, let them go, and relax the body. 

 

Feb 10, 2021, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Topic: Self-Kindness – Just Breathe.

Presenter: Bryan W. Burns, President, HRO Core Inc.

Learning Objectives:

Intention Setting – setting an intention is a simple yet powerful mindfulness practice to begin each session. It involves bringing to mind what ‘motivation’ is behind sitting down to practice. This could be to ‘relax’, ‘be more present for family’, ‘let go of work stress’ or any other ‘motivation’ that comes to mind for each individual. This practice can then be incorporated into participants’ lives, as a way to begin different activities and parts of their day.

Meditation Instruction – individuals will learn meditation techniques including how to hold the body (posture), what to do with the breath, and how to train the mind.

Contemplation – contemplation is a meditation technique to develop wisdom and understanding about a certain topic. Participants will learn how to practice contemplation, with a focus on kindness.

3 Breaths Micro-Practice – we will introduce several versions of 3 breaths, which is a powerful ‘on-the-spot’ mindfulness practice that individuals can practice throughout the day.

Self-Kindness – demonstrating that we care about ourselves just as we care about a good friend. Being warm towards oneself when encountering pain and personal shortcomings, rather than ignoring them or hurting oneself with self-criticism. 

Finding the breath – learning where the breath is most powerful for each person. This can be a powerful practice for people to become more self-aware of their breath.

 

 

PAGNY Research Day’s Honorable Mention Presentations

It is with great pleasure that we announce a new PHRF Grand Round series featuring PAGNY Research Day’s Honorable Mention Presentations. Over the course of the next several weeks, nine of your PAGNY colleagues will present the research projects that won an Honorable Mention distinction in 2020 PAGNY Research Day. Please sign up as soon as possible and join us to receive CME credits!

 

Jan 6, 2021, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Topic 1: Examination of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide and Parental Relationships in Latina Adolescents at a Visiting Emergency Dept. Presenter: Flynn Kelly, BA

Topic 2: Clinical Features, Maternal and Fetal Outcomes in SARS-CoV2 PCR Positive Pregnant Women Admitted to a New York City Hospital in the Bronx. Presenter: Virali Shah, MD 

 

Jan 13, 2021, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Topic 1: Impact of a Novel Emergency Department (ED) Forward Treatment Area (FTA) During the NYC COVID-19 Surge. Presenter: Kaushal Khambhati, MD

Topic 2: Clinical Findings Post Hospital Discharge in Patients with COVID-19: a Telephone Interview Study. Presenter: Marlon Oliva, MD 

 

Jan 20, 2021, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Topic 1: Identification of Patients at Risk for Alcohol Withdrawal by the use of the Prediction of Alcohol Withdrawal Severity Scale. Presenter: Joanna Lenik, MD

Topic 2: Lactate and Lactate Clearance to Predict Mortality in Pediatric Sepsis: A Systematic Review and Diagnostic Meta-Analysis. Presenter: Austin Parish, MD 

 

Feb 3, 2021, 12:00 – 12:30 PM

Topic 1: The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Burnout, PTSD, Coronavirus Anxiety, and Compassion Fatigue Among Staff at Bronx Hospital.

Presentation: Presentation: Precision Medicine and the All Of Us Research Program.

 

 

2020 PAGNY Research Day

On December 3rd, 2020, the PAGNY Health and Research Foundation held its 5th Annual Research Day on a virtual event. The Foundation was proud to provide a showcase for studies and analysis conducted by more than 60 teams of physicians and allied health professionals from across PAGNY-affiliated hospitals.

After two rounds of review, a board of twelve physician peer reviewers specially honored three projects for their particularly impressive research, with the first place prize going to Vidya Menon, MD, FACP and his team from Lincoln Medical & Mental Health Center with their project “Predictors of Mortality in critically ill patients on mechanical ventilation for COVID-19 infections.”

All three of the selected teams had the opportunity to present to the entire assembly, who also heard remarks from PAGNY CEO Dr. Luis Marcos and PAGNY’s Board Member Dr. Warren Seigel.

2020 PAGNY Research Day Compendium

 

 

Peer Support Sessions for PAGNY Physicians

In this extraordinarily difficult time, physicians need support from others going through exactly what they are. We honor your continuous efforts to save the lives of New Yorkers and want to offer you a few minutes of respite. With that in mind, PAGNY and it’s PAGNY Health and Research Foundation is offering Peer Support sessions every Tuesday at 12 noon and Thursday at 7:30 PM for the next six weeks. To join for either session or both, please click on the link below at the start time. Space is limited, and access will be denied 10 minutes after the session begins.

Each 1-hour drop-in session provides a confidential physician-facilitated group coaching forum where you can discuss areas of concern and learn from colleagues. Gain coping strategies from others in the trenches and from master physician coach Gail Gazelle, MD, MCC. Registration will not be required in advance so you may remain anonymous.

 

Link for Tuesday Sessions at 12 noon

Link for Thursday Sessions at 7:30 PM

 

Link to view a video on how to join a zoom meeting anonymously

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DMdnzHHaZmI&feature=youtu.be

 

Grand Round Series 2020

Grand Round series sponsored by the PAGNY Health and Research Foundation, Inc. The objectives of these research grand round series are to provide our physicians and residents exposures to prominent national and international researchers and to create a platform for our physicians to share their innovations across our affiliated facilities and academic institutions throughout the country.

August 27, 2020
Sustaining Ourselves as Caregivers and Healers: Managing Vicarious Trauma

The primary intent of this training provides participants with an introduction to secondary traumatic stress (known as vicarious trauma), as well as the concept of vicarious resilience, and the psychological impact of caring for individuals and communities affected by traumatic events and conditions at the individual, community, and historical levels.

 

August 25, 2020
Staying in Balance

The primary intent of this training is to provide participants with a practical and individualized framework for managing personal and workplace stress. 

– Identify the physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral signs and symptoms of stress.          

– Learn stress management techniques that can be practiced at work or at home.                    

– Assess their own self-care needs.                

– Develop a personalized self-care action plan to support their own well-being.

 
August 24, 2020
Psychological First Aid

When crises strike, people like YOU are often the first and best ones to help!

Distress is common after emergencies and psychological first aid can help

Psychological first aid means:

– Supporting people by listening to concerns and needs

– Helping where you can

– Connecting people to other resources in their communities

 

June 26, 2020
Clarity to Chaos – Professionally & Personally 

In an era where humanity is simultaneously experiencing unprecedented change, this webinar will focus on three key areas below. This webinar’s primary focus is to give people hope and understanding as everyone weathers these times of significant change. The webinar would intend to inspire people to:

1.      Navigating Your Now: Find peace in the midst of establishing a “new” normal.

2.      Resilience on the Rise: Strengthen their resilience – personally and professionally.

3.      Hope on the Horizon: Shift their focus on a positive future during challenging times.

 

June 15, 2020
I Don’t Feel Like a Hero: Overcoming Imposter Syndrome, Guilt And Perfectionism In Times of COVID-19

New York appreciates your tireless efforts to help our neighbors, friends, and families. Through the generous donations to the PAGNY COVID RELIEF FUND, PAGNY, the Health and Research Foundation offers you this program newly rescheduled to give you some energy and support to get through these trying times. This talk helps clinicians deal with the discomfort of being labeled “a hero” as well as feelings of inadequacy and self-doubt on the frontlines of this crisis.

Utilizing exercises, visualizations, and the latest in neuroscience and mindfulness research, we’ll dispel limiting self-concepts, build realistic confidence, and help clinicians understand what they need to do to be at their best right now.  Utilizing exercises, visualizations, and mindfulness research, we’ll dispel limiting self-concepts, build realistic confidence, and help clinicians understand what they need to do to be at their best right now.

 

May 01, 2020
Building Resilience:  Search Inside Yourself

 

Bryan Burns, HRO Core, Inc.

We so appreciate your selfless efforts going beyond the call of duty to save the lives of New Yorkers. PAGNY and its Health and Research Foundation want to offer you a program that might help you get through your exhausting days. The webinar is designed to offer you some tools to use daily to deal with anxiousness, interactions with others, and to bring you a few minutes of inner peace. 

Learning Objectives:  At the conclusion of this webinar, participants should be able to apply practical techniques to improve emotional and cognitive resilience, equanimity and inner calm. These skills are especially helpful to people during times of crisis.

To request more information about this Grand Round, please write to us at:  foundation@pagny.org 

 

 

 

March 30, 2020
Being Your Best Self in the best and Worst of Times

Jeff Black, MPA

As a national keynote speaker and trainer, Jeff conducts lectures and workshops with the goal of helping team members to make positive and memorable impressions whether they’re communicating with clients/patients, employees or the senior leaders. In his words, “communication is, and always will be, your greatest strength … or your greatest liability”. He will discuss the concept of physician presence and the use of the provider nomenclature, and ways to improve personal brand as a physician.

 

 

June 13, 2019
How to Stop Diabetes Progression:  “Blood Glucose Cosmetics” vs. “Pathophysiology-oriented Diabetes Treatment”

Prof. Andreas Pfützner, M.D., Ph.D.

Prof. Andreas Pfützner is Managing Director of the Pfützner Science & Health Institute, Diabetes Center & Practice in Mainz, Germany, focusing on insulin and insulin analogues, diabetes technology and medical device development. He is considered one of the foremost Endocrinology researchers and scientists in the world.

 

 

2019 PAGNY Research Day

On October 30th, 2019, the PAGNY Health and Research Foundation held its 4th Annual Research Day at the New York Academy of Medicine. The Foundation was proud to provide a showcase for studies and analysis conducted by more than 60 teams of physicians and allied health professionals from across PAGNY-affiliated hospitals. Attendees were able to view research summaries, data, and findings of all chosen projects, ask questions of the researchers, and network with PAGNY physicians, board members, and staff from around the city. After two rounds of review, a board of twelve physician peer reviewers specially honored three projects for their particularly impressive research, with the first place prize going to Dr. Christopher Wu and his team from Harlem Hospital with their project on the use and accuracy of step counter ‘wearables’ under various conditions. All three of the selected teams had the opportunity to present to the entire assembly, who also heard remarks from PAGNY CEO Dr. Luis Marcos, PAGNY’s Chair of the Board of Directors Dr. Bijan Safai, and Vice President and Chief Quality Officer for New York City Health and Hospitals Dr. Eric Wei.

2019 PAGNY Research Day Compendium

     

 

 

Physician Wellness Centers

The PAGNY Health and Research Foundation, Inc. is making major capital investments in an effort to combat physician burnout by constructing Physician Wellness Centers at PAGNY’s affiliate hospitals. Wellness Centers have already opened at Harlem and North Central Bronx Hospitals, with plans already underway for centers at two other facilities. These newly renovated and furnished spaces support the health and wellbeing of PAGNY physicians by providing a quiet oasis away from the bustle of the rest of the hospital for physicians to meet and collaborate with others, complete medical charts, or relax and practice mindfulness. The centers are designed entirely by the physicians themselves to maximize their comfort and ensure their use. The goal is to have a physician wellness center at each PAGNY affiliate.

June 13, 2019 

 

NYC Health + Hospitals/North Central Bronx 

 

 

 

 

Mindfulness 

The PAGNY Health and Research Foundation recently started a mindfulness training course to improve individual PAGNY staff well-being. This program kicked off at Lincoln Hospital in late 2019.