Annual Meeting Practicing Wellness

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Annual Meeting > Practicing Wellness

A variety of options will be available throughout SGO Annual Meeting to provide you with choices for incorporating wellness into your SGO meeting experience, including a dedicated time to go for a run, yoga classes and the SGO Walking Challenge.

Fun Run and Yoga Schedule
Fun Run and Walking Challenge Details
Morning Yoga Sessions
Wellness Zone in Exhibit Hall
ABOG Lecturer: Tait D. Shanafelt, MD
SGO Presidential Address: Jeffrey M. Fowler, MD
The Energy Project: Katherine Bailey
Education Forum IV: Energy Project

Fun Run and Yoga Schedule

Sunday, March 12, 2017 6:00am – 7:00am Fun Run Open to all Attendees
Sunday, March 12, 2017 6:00am – 7:00am Yoga 30 Max (Sold out) check with Registration for cancellations
Monday, March 13, 2017 6:00am – 7:00am Yoga 30 Max (Sold out) check with Registration for cancellations
Tuesday, March 14, 2017 6:00am – 7:00am Yoga 30 Max (Sold out) check with Registration for cancellations

Fun Run and Walking Challenge Details

Fun Run – 5K

Sunday, March 12, 2017
6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.

SGO is offering a dedicated time for attendees to enjoy a run in National Harbor, MD, on Sunday, March 12, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m. This is not a race, but a dedicated time slot to allow you to design your own run: with others or alone, leisurely or competitive.  A map will be provided to guide you through a river path run. These runs are not timed, paced, or marked on the paths.

To meet up with fellow runners between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m., meet at the back doors of the Gaylord National Harbor near Exhibit Hall E on the Lower Atrium Level. Healthy snacks and water will be provided between 6:30 a.m. and 7:15 a.m. for all of the running participants near Exhibit hall E.

Disclaimer notice: as a courtesy to our attendees the running/walking course map identifies distances and routes created by an independent outside mapping source. Identified routes are on city public streets and pathways. As SGO has no direct or indirect control over public areas, we urge you to use common sense for your own safety and security. SGO in no way guarantees the safety or condition of the identified routes. Use of this map is at your own risk. Please observe all rules and posted signs and warnings, including traffic signals.

SGO Walking Challenge

Join us for the first SGO Walking Challenge at the upcoming SGO Annual Meeting. The first 175 attendees to register and visit the Walking Challenge booth (located near event registration) will get a free wireless activity tracker. Attendees can also use their own Fitbit, Jawbone, or even the step trackers built into their smart phone to participate. Have some friendly competition and work your way up the leaderboard. To pre-register for this activity visit hekahealth.com and happy stepping! This event is sponsored by AstraZeneca.

Morning Yoga Sessions

Find balance and harmony while practicing yoga prior to a busy day of education.

Sunday, March 12, 2017
Monday, March 13, 2017
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.

Led by SGO member Lynn Calat, NP, attendees can find balance and harmony while practicing yoga prior to a busy day of education. Wear comfortable clothes; mats will be provided. Location: National Harbor Room 6 (Ballroom Level). The maximum class size is 30 people, so please check in with registration to see if there are any cancellations.

Calat has over 20 years of experience specializing in women’s gynecological issues and health care. Over the last five years, Lynn’s primary focus has been in the field of gynecologic oncology at NYU Medical Center, treating women with gynecologic malignancies and other health issues related to cancer. Lynn’s work has involved dealing with the complexities that surround cancer treatment, recovery and health maintenance. Through this work, she has developed an interest in adjunctive therapies to clinical care, focusing primarily on holistic health and wellness by utilizing various healing modalities such as mindfulness, yoga and meditation practices. Stemming from this passion, Lynn has become accredited as a certified yoga instructor and has studied Reiki. Lynn believes these principles are integral to overall quality of life and are particularly relevant to the care of women with cancer diagnoses and the providers caring for them.

Anyone can breathe so anyone can practice yoga. Yoga has benefits for both mind and body. The classes will be based on Vinyasa yoga that combines the yoga poses with breathing to increase flexibility, strength, stamina and calming of the mind. Each class will be 45 minutes of fun, movement and mindfulness. Strength and flexibility are not required.

Q & A with Lynn Calat, NP

Lynn Calat, NP

Lynn Calat, NP

How did you discover yoga for mind-body balance?
My yoga path began when as a runner I was looking for a way to stretch my body after completing a marathon. At the time, I was not aware of all the benefits yoga would bring to my life. As I began to make yoga a regular part of my exercise routine I began to see that although doing yoga did increase my flexibility and strength, it was also having a profound effect on my spiritual and emotional wellbeing. My concentration, energy levels, self-awareness and compassion had all grown as a result of a weekly practice. Since then this yoga practice, which was all about the physicality, has continued as a way of life for over 15 years. Yoga provides a sense of ease and calm for both the body and mind no matter what we encounter each day.

What do you intend to share with participants about wellness during the morning yoga sessions?
The morning classes will begin with a short meditation followed by physical poses or “asana,” as well as a breathing practice. You will be gently guided into various asanas linking the breath in a specific way called vinyasa or flow. These asanas, combined with the focus on the breath, will warm, strengthen, and stretch your body, promoting clarity of mind for the conference you will be attending. Participants will be encouraged to practice self-care during the class. Yoga allows you to guide your body and mind with more ease and range to promote flexibility and loosen the places where you may feel stuck.

As an SGO member, what does it mean for you to be conducting these sessions at an SGO Annual Meeting?
I am honored to share my yoga practice with my colleagues at SGO. As a member, I understand the effort, energy and focus that we bring to our work every day. Being a health care provider and seeing yoga’s benefits in my own life, I hope to share these practices with my SGO community so that you too can enjoy the wide array of spiritual, emotional and physical gifts that yoga has to offer.

Wellness Zone in Exhibit Hall

Attendees can connect and recharge at the Networking Massage Lounge. Professional massage therapists will provide an upper body massage on a special massage chair. The therapists will relax the classic tension areas of the neck, back, shoulders and arms and help attendees feel more welcome, appreciated, refreshed, alert and energized. Located in the Wellness Zone area, booth #415, in the Exhibit Hall during exhibit hall hours.

ABOG Lecturer: Tait D. Shanafelt, MD

Sunday, March 12
11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Tait D. Shanafelt, MD

Tait D. Shanafelt, MD

Tait D. Shanafelt, MD, is the director of the Mayo Clinic Department of Medicine Program on Physician Well-being, a clinical laboratory evaluating personal and organizational factors that contribute to physician satisfaction. As an international thought leader and researcher in the field of physician well-being, his research in this area has involved physicians at all stages of their career from medical school to practice including several multi-center and national studies. He has published widely on this topic including numerous works in the JCO, Annals of Internal Medicine, and JAMA and has served as a key note speaker to the ACGME, AAMC, AMA, and ABIM on this topic.  Tait’s studies in this area have also been cited in CNN, USA Today, Paul Harvey’s radio broad cast, and the New York Times. In his presentation, Dr. Shanafelt will share his thoughts on how to avoid burnout and find meaning, balance, and personal satisfaction in the practice of medicine.

SGO Presidential Address: Jeffrey M. Fowler, MD

Monday, March 13, 2017
8:50 a.m. – 9:35 a.m.

Jeffrey Fowler, MD

Jeffrey Fowler, MD

Jeffrey M. Fowler, MD, is the 48th President of the Society of Gynecologic Oncology (SGO). Dr. Fowler is the John G. Boutselis Chair in Gynecologic Oncology and Professor and vice-chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus. Dr. Fowler has authored or co-authored more than 180 journal articles, and numerous book chapters and abstracts. He has been a member of the editorial boards for Gynecologic Oncology and the Journal of Robotic Surgery. An active SGO volunteer since 1998, he has served on the Education and Clinical Practice Committee and the Managed Care Task Force and Practice Summit Workgroup. He was Annual Meeting Program Committee chair from 2004-2006. A member of the SGO Executive Council since 2007, Dr. Fowler also served on the Board of Governors of the American College of Surgeons, and the Division of Gynecologic Oncology of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Fowler has made GYN ONC wellness a priority for his term as SGO president. SGO’s Gynecologic Oncology Wellness Task Force was formed in response to a membership survey on stress/burnout conducted by Dr. Fowler in a presentation at the 2014 Annual Meeting, and the task force is developing a number of resources to be made available to the Society’s members.

The Energy Project: Katherine Bailey

Monday, March 13, 2017
2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

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Katherine Bailey

Keynote: Transforming the way we work; the science of high performance

Katherine Bailey is a Senior Facilitator at The Energy Project, a company that helps organizations better meet the needs of their employees so they are freed, fueled and inspired to bring the best of themselves to work. With over 20 years of experience in the field, Katherine’s expertise includes leadership and staff development, organizational culture change, and assessment. She helps organizations to perform at the highest level even in the face of chronic stress, adversity, and trauma. Attendees of this session will take The Energy Audit™ to get a sense of how effectively they are currently managing their energy across four dimensions: physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual. Then, they will learn about physical energy as the foundation of all energy, and the need to balance intense focus with deep renewal. Ultimately, attendees will understand the key paradigm shift: from thinking of themselves as marathoners to becoming sprinters, working in short, intense periods followed by recovery. Katherine will also head up the breakout session during Education Forum IV with a discussion of solutions and review of one’s personal Energy Audit score. To learn more about The Energy Project, read The Way We Are Working, Isn’t Working, by Energy Project founder Tony Schwartz.

Education Forum IV: Energy Project

Monday, March 13, 2017
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Gaylord National Harbor Hotel & Convention Center

Workshop: Managing yourself into the Performance Zone

Description
This module focuses on the idea that emotions largely run people’s lives, often outside their conscious awareness. Participants will be introduced to The Energy Quadrants to help them understand the ideal movement in the emotional dimension of energy, between the Performance Zone and the Renewal Zone. They will then explore the role of emotional renewal in building resilience in the face of high demand. (Max 150 people)