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AK Lecture 04: “Stories that Heal: Supporting Each Other Through the Darkness of Depression”

May 24, 2022 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT

Drs. Scott-Vernaglia and Fix

Provided by: Mass General Brigham and MGH Center for Faculty Development

The Anne Klibanski Visiting Lecture Series was created to support and advance the careers of women. These lectures bring together faculty from institutions that have hosted Anne Klibanski Scholars with MGH scholars, on topics that overlap both research areas.

Learning Objectives:
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
• Recognize the prevalence of depression in healthcare providers
• Describe techniques for supporting colleagues
• Identify local and national mental health resources

Target Audience: This activity is intended for faculty and faculty trainees.
Course Director: Miriam A. Bredella, MD

Shannon Scott-Vernaglia, MD, is the Associate Chief for Clinical Faculty for the MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC) and Assistant Professor at Harvard Medical School. She is the current incumbent of the John C. Robinson, MD Chair in Pediatrics at MGH. She is a senior pediatrics editor for NEJM’s Knowledge+ and Resident360 educational projects. She recently stepped down after a 12-year tenure as Pediatrics Residency Director, during which time she was honored with the Partners Outstanding Program Director award in 2018. Dr. Scott-Vernaglia maintains an active primary care practice at the MGH Pediatric Group Practice where she teaches as an outpatient preceptor for residents, medical and nurse practitioner students. Her areas of interest in medical education include simulation, humanizing medical errors, using family voices in teaching, and narrative medicine. She co-created a longitudinal simulation program for pediatric residents at MGH that began in 2011 and continues to this day, training and assessing all pediatric residents as MGHfC in core pediatric knowledge, skills, and attitudes. In her role as Associate Chief, she works on physician wellbeing, educator development, and faculty promotion. She is passionate about physician mental health and decreasing stigma associated with mental illness among clinicians. She is a 2021 Klibanski Scholar speaking about this topic and has a TEDxMGH talk available as well.

Megan Fix, MD, is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She received her medical degree from Stanford School of Medicine and completed her residency training at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR). Her major academic interests are in medical education, physician wellness, and airway management. She currently serves as the Director of Education for the Emergency Department and also has multiple roles in the medical school, including the Faculty Director of Student mentoring and the Course Director for the Clinical Method Curriculum course.

Mass General Brigham is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Mass General Brigham designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



May 24, 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT
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