Physician Coaching Summit | The Institute for Physician Wellness

5th Annual

Physician Coaching Summit

The 2024 Physician Coaching Summit is all about community, connection and collaboration.

The Summit provides a unique opportunity for learning and networking for physicians who are coaches.

Our goal is to elevate physician coaching today and set the vision for our work in the future.

Summit location and dates:

Miraval Resort and Spa

Tucson, Arizona, USA

November 7-9, 2024


Registration includes:


Early Bird Registration: $2475, ends March 30th

Registration: $2675, ends August 31st

Last minute: $2875, starting September 1st

Event Schedule

Thursday, November 7th

8:00 – 9:00 am: Summit Opening
-Kathy Stepien, MD

9:00 – 10:00 am: Coaching Yourself Into the Practice of Your Dreams
-Chrissie Ott, MD

10:00 – 10:30 am: Break

10:30 – 11:30 am: A Different Type of Feedback Loop: Using Biofeedback to Get Back in Touch with our Emotions and Rewrite our Results
Santi Tanikella, MD  

11:45 – 12:45pm: WORKSHOPS

A)  Physician Leadership Coaching: An Evidence-Based, Effective and Scalable Approach
Vanessa Calderon, MD   

B)  Transforming The Way We Coach Patients & Ourselves When Analyzing Food Trackers For Weight Loss & Longevity
Lisa Oldson, MD

12:45pm: Afternoon Free

6:00 – 8:00 pm: Reception 

Friday, November 8th

7:00 – 7:30 am: Morning Mindfulness

8:00 – 8:30 am: Gathering Activity

8:30 – 9:00 am: Brainwashing of Medicine: Why Physicians are so Tough to Coach
-Sharon L Stein, MD

9:00 – 9:30 am: The Gifts of Self-Compassion
Vanessa Calderon, MD

9:30 – 10:00 am: Break

10:00 – 11:00 am: Workshops 

A)  Well Beyond Resilience: Examining the State of Early Career Physician Wellness and Proposing Transformative Strategies
Amna Shabbir, MD

B)  Empowering Physicians with Location Freedom
Kristine Goins, MD

11:15 – 12:15 pm: Workshops

A)  How I Developed a Compelling Keynote Address to Find My Voice in the Storm and You Can to
Mary Ann Orzech, MD   

B)  Using the Internal Family Systems Model to Inform Your Coaching
Kristi Angevine, MD

12:15 pm: Afternoon Free

6:30 – 8:30 pm: Group Activity 

Saturday, November 9th

7:00-7:30 am: Morning Mindfulness

8:00-8:30 am: Gathering Activity

8:30 – 9:00 am: From Vision to Reality: Building an Institutional Clinician Coaching Program
Sara Tamarin, MD           

9:00-9:30 am: The Power of Presence
-Kathy Stepien, MD

9:30 – 10:00 am: Break

10:00 – 10:30 am: The DImmer Switch™: A simple coaching tool for self-compassion (30 min)
Dympna Lynch Weil, MD

10:30 – 11:30 pm: Workshops

A)  True Wellness starts by be-friending food chatter
Priyanka Venugopal, MD

B)  Body-Heart-Head Coaching with the Enneagram
Francis Yoo, DO

12:45 pm: Adjourn


Miraval is an all-inclusive luxury spa resort.

This is the land of the Sonoran Desert with year-round beauty, sunny days and star-filled nights.

Your stay at Miraval includes:
  • Round trip ground transportation to/from Tucson International Airport
  • All meals, coffee & tea, snacks, smoothies, and non-alcoholic beverages
  • Access to daily activities such as yoga, meditation, hiking and more
  • Full access to Miraval’s extensive resort amenities, including The Body Mindfulness Center and The Life in Balance Spa
  • All gratuities are included! (Miraval is a no-tipping property)

We are thrilled to offer a limited number of rooms blocked at a discounted group rate. 

Single $609/night and Double $509/night

Kindly note that the discounted group rate does not include the 25% resort fee and 12% occupancy tax.

When you register for the Summit, you will receive the link and code to book your room at this rate.

  • Accommodations at Miraval & Resort Fees
  • Alcoholic Beverages and Personal Purchases
  • Paid activities and spa services at Miraval 
  • Travel insurance

We recommend flying into Tucson International Airport (TUS). Miraval offers a complimentary shared shuttle service with pickups and dropoffs at Tucson International Airport and Miraval Arizona. Private cars are also available for an additional cost. Alternatively, you can choose to drive to the resort and take advantage of their complimentary valet parking. Shuttle service reservations must be made 72 hours prior to arrival and departure.

Yes. The Physician Coaching Summit is a welcoming space for all physicians (MD/DO or equivalent) who are coaches or coaches-in-training.

Attire for the Summit is different than most medical conferences. Speakers at the Summit will dress business casual. Participants can dress in whatever is most comfortable for them. Anything goes at Miraval from leisurewear to more formal attire.

An amplified sound system will be used in the main meeting room. Please contact Miraval at 1 800 232 3969 in advance to discuss other accommodations.

Cancellations made 90 days prior to the event will be refunded the full registration amount minus a nonrefundable $250 processing fee. All cancellations made for any reason after that date are nonrefundable. No exceptions or transfers can be made.

The Institute for Physician Wellness, LLC reserves the right to cancel or postpone any event due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event of a cancellation or postponement, The Institute for Physician Wellness, LLC will refund the registration fee but is not responsible for any other related costs or charges to the participant.

Miraval Resort and Spa is a separate entity from The Institute for Physician Wellness and has a separate cancellation policy. The Institute for Physician Wellness is not responsible for fees or charges associated with your cancellation at this resort.

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