Accredited for 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM

Building Your Wellness Toolkit

Friday, Sept. 13
10 am - 3 pm
Embassy Suites by Hilton Conference Center
Noblesville, IN


Being a physician is a gift. We have the opportunity to save lives and change lives for the better. We also work long, emotionally and physically demanding hours, during which patients’ lives may be at stake. All this can take a toll on physicians’ well-being. If you’re looking for new ways to thrive personally and professionally, you won’t want to miss ISMA’s pre-convention physician wellness workshop, “Building Your Wellness Toolkit.” CME credit will offered for this two-session event, led by two top experts on physician wellness and self-care.
 C. Nicole Swiner, MD, known as DocSwiner, is among the nation’s top experts on self-care, physician burnout and well-being and was voted one of 10 Best Doctors in North Carolina. She has written two best-selling books, including “How to Avoid the Superwoman Complex” – the false belief that one person can be all things to all people, perfectly. Her interests include minority health, women’s health, self-care and entrepreneurship.   Lynette Charity, MD, is a dynamic and energetic speaker who uses her talent as a masterful storyteller to teach fellow physicians how to recognize the three most prevalent symptoms of depression, how to redirect the “negative voices” that may cause us to do harm, and how to react to today’s “health care soap opera” with laughter.


Working Smarter and Not Harder in Primary Care
C. Nicole Swiner, MD

Working smarter is the pursuit of productivity coupled with a respect for downtime and rest. Working smarter and not harder sounds great in theory, but you can’t possibly achieve it in reality, right? Wrong! In this session we will identify what can be done in medical school, residency, academics and private practice to increase wellness and a good work-life balance. We will learn how to be flexible but set boundaries, identify where you’re spending your time, and recognize barriers to a good work-life balance. When you are constantly draining your resources, you are not being as productive as you can be. We will discuss how to adopt protocols and life hacks to increase wellness in practice. DocSwiner will share her personal story about the struggles, challenges, adjustments and triumphs in her journey to the perfect balance between work-life integration, self-awareness and family.

A Prescription for Success in Your Medical Career: 
Reconnect, Revitalize
and Re-Commit to You for a Better, More Blissful Career

Lynette Charity, MD

This session will make you think, reflect and laugh! Humor can’t cure all that ails you, but it can certainly help! We will delve into the struggles you now face in your field of healthcare. We’ll manifest your work YOU, your personal YOU and your mindset YOU. Once identified, YOU will come up with solutions through interactive exercises with your fellow physicians; you will find “your peeps” and reconnect. We will work on self-care by exploring your mental health and ways to “save yourself first” so that you can continue to save others. Finally, we’ll find the funny in our day-to-day lives as physicians, to de-stress. Laughter releases endorphins! You’ll be subjected to facts, friendship and fun - we’ll learn and laugh together.


Includes lunch
ISMA member: $50 
Physician non-member: $75
Medical student: $25

If you do not plan to attend the ISMA convention but want to sign up for this workshop, call Vicki Riley at 1-317-454-7735.

If you plan to attend the ISMA convention, add this workshop to your itinerary by clicking the button below and selecting Physician Wellness Workshop.



Designation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Accreditation Statement: The Indiana State Medical Association (ISMA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure: In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by the ISMA must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor. Prior to the activity, all faculty, authors, editors and planning committee members participating in an ISMA-sponsored activity are required to disclose to attendees any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity. No members of the CME Planning Committee or our speakers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.