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The RANZCP is pleased to present a free webinar on ‘Physician wellness in the era of COVID-19’ presented by Dr Michael Myers.

The COVID-19 pandemic has made, and continues to make, a seismic shift in the wellbeing of physicians worldwide. In this webinar, Dr Myers will discuss the myriad ways in which we have been impacted and will pose questions such as: Are burnout rates in physicians going up? Anxiety and depression? Substance use disorders? PTSD? Suicide? How do we keep our wits about us, and take care of our patients, as we continue to learn about the terrifying long-range effects of this virus? Never the doomsayer, but not an ostrich either, he will talk about the novel, individual and systemic solutions that are slaying the dragon.


Meet the presenter

Dr Michael Myers is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, New York. He is a specialist in physician health and the author of nine books, multiple papers, videotapes and podcasts. His two most recent books are Becoming a Doctors’ Doctor: A Memoir and Why Physicians Die by Suicide: Lessons Learned from Their Families and Others Who Cared. He has been studying physician wellbeing since he was a medical student in the 1960s and travels the world advocating for change in the culture of medicine.

Meet the chair

Associate Professor John Allan is the President of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists (RANZCP). His term as President began in May 2019 and will conclude in May 2021. John is the Executive Director, Mental Health Alcohol and Other Drugs Branch, Queensland Health. He was previously the Chief Psychiatrist in both Queensland and NSW and has over 30 years’ experience as a psychiatrist in clinical, academic, management and leadership positions.

Event Information

Date: Wednesday 30 September 2020
Time: 8.00–9.00 am (AEST)

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