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Kidney Week

Special Session

Physician Burnout: Reclaiming Vitality in the Practice of Nephrology

October 25, 2020 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Simulive

Session Description

This lively and persuasive professional development session explores the issue of burnout through the lens of physicians. Providers are given tips for navigating the personal and systemic issues that threaten personal wellness. The session also proposes strategies to address this issue and reclaim vitality in the practice of nephrology.

ASN thanks its Career Advancement Committee for assistance with this session.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the importance of burnout in the current nephrology workforce and the factors that are unique to practicing nephrologists
  • Assess cognitive and emotional traits among physicians that can lead to physician burnout
  • Identify structural and organizational influences that can lead to physician burnout
  • Develop potential coping mechanisms to minimize the negative effects of burnout on the practice of nephrology

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Other


  • Kenar D. Jhaveri, MD, FASN
  • John K. Roberts, MD, MS


  • Keeping Up and Saving Face: The Downside of High Achievement Culture
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Amy W. Williams, MD 
  • Structural Influences That Can Contribute to Physician Burnout
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Robert P. Pauly, MD, MS
  • Strategies for Preventing Nephrologist Burnout
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Karen M. Warburton, MD, FASN 
  • Let Your HEARTS (Hobbies, Expressive Art, and Talents) Beat Burnout
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Jignesh A. Patel, MD, MBBS
    Alice Ching, MD, FASN
    Khurram Mehtabdin, DO