Annual Joy of Medicine Summit

SSVMS’s Annual Joy of Medicine Summit provides the opportunity to join other physicians for fellowship and hands-on educational sessions to help build resilience and bring joy back to the practice of medicine. Learn about our upcoming Summit and see videos of our past summits on SSVMS’s Youtube channel. 

Presentations from the 2021 Joy of Medicine Summit

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Overcoming Childhood Toxic Stress by Dr. Giroux
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Magic in Medicine Alan Chien M2 CNSU
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Balint Group Experience.  Dr. Rochelle Frank
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Psychology of Wellness by Dr. Amy Ahlfeld
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2021 Joy of Medicine Summit Sponsors

Past Joy of Medicine Summit Presentations

2020 Joy of Medicine Summit
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The Plant Based Diet  Drs. Rajiv and Cathi Misquitta
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Joy of Medicine Lightning Rounds 2020
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Joy of Meaning Part I John Chuck, MD
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Joy of Meaning Part II John Chuck, MD
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Coping with COVID  Peter Yellowlees, MD
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No Snooze, You Lose Part 1 Lydia Wytrzes, MD
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Sleep, Dreams, COVID-19 part II Lydia Wytrzes, MD
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2018 Joy of Medicine Summit
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The Serious Science of Happiness: Obstacles, Pillars, Practices Robert Emmons, PhD
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Ménage a’ trois: You, the Patient & the EHR Angela Trapp, MSW, Resiliency Provider
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Journaling as a Healing Practice Sharon McCoy George, MD, MPS, FAAFP
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2019 Joy of Medicine Summit
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The power of Positive Psychology Liana Lianov, MD, MPH
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Road to Wellness Panel Discussion
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What I Learned From My Therapy Dog Sharon McCoy George, MD
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Restoring Joy in Health Care Ruth Haskins, MD
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Who You Gonna Call? Sleep Myth Busters Lydia Wytrzes, MD
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2018 Lightning Grand Round Presentations
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Joy in Volunteerism Ruth Haskins, MD
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How Telemedicine can Improve Physician Wellbeing Peter Yellowlees, MD
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My Inspiration Irina Korman, MD
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Laughter in Medicine Paul Reynolds, MD
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Finding Joy in Medical School Alana Freifeld, CNSU
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Seeking Help/Giving Help Katren Tyler, MD
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Presentation Slides

Joy of Medicine Summit 2021 

Overcoming Childhood Toxic Stres Dr. Giroux

Psychology of Wellness Dr. Amy Ahlfeld

Balint Group Experience Dr. Rochelle Frank

Joy of Medicine 2020 Summit 

No Snooze, You Lose Part 1 Lydia Wytrzes, MD

Sleep, Dreams, COVID-19 part II Lydia Wytrzes, MD

Coping with COVID  Peter Yellowlees, MD

Joy of Meaning Part I John Chuck, MD 

Joy of Meaning Part II  John Chuck, MD

Nutrition Pearls: The Plant Based Diet Drs. Rajiv and Cathi Misquitta

Joy of Medicine 2019 Summit 

The power of Positive Psychology Liana Lianov, MD, MPH

Road to Wellness Panel Discussion

What I Learned From My Therapy Dog Sharon McCoy George, MD

Restoring Joy in Health Care Ruth Haskins, MD

Who You Gonna Call? Sleep Myth Busters Lydia Wytrzes, MD

The Art of Medicine and the Mindfulness of Thought Daniel McCrimons, MD & Reverend James Trapp

Joy of Medicine Summit 2018 

The Serious Science of Happiness: Obstacles, Pillars, Practices Robert Emmons, PhD, Keynote Speaker

Ménage a’ trois: You, the Patient & the EHR Angela Trapp, MSW, Resiliency Provider

Journaling as a Healing Practice Sharon McCoy George, MD, MPS, FAAFP

2018 Lightning Grand Rounds 

How Telemedicine can Improve Physician Wellbeing Peter Yellowlees, MD

My Inspiration Irina Korman, MD

Laughter in Medicine Paul Reynolds, MD

Finding Joy in Medical School Alana Freifeld, MS lll, California Northstate Universitiy

Seeking Help/Giving Help Katren Tyler, MD