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City of Hope LACMA's First "Wellness Can't Wait" Award Recipient

Updated: May 25, 2023

Even with some wild and tumultuous weather conditions, nearly 300 attended the first Healthcare Burnout Symposium at the UCLA Luskin Conference Center, Feb. 23-25.

Kicking off the event, LACMA held its first chief wellness officer dinner following sold-out pre-event workshops on Thursday. In a room filled with champions of physician wellness, Dr. Clarke Anderson received the first “Wellness Can’t Wait” Award on behalf of City of Hope. The first-of-its-kinds award from LACMA recongized outstanding, proven, and measured commitment to excellence in healthcare professional well-being.

Congratulations to LACMA'S first "Wellness Can't Wait" awardee: CITY OF HOPE

The symposium boasted 40 speakers, including a live remote with HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra, a unique physician-led gun panel discussion featuring national experts Dr. Babak Sarani, Dr. Joe Sakran and LACMA president Dr. Omer Deen and closing remarks by California Surgeon General, Dr. Diana Ramos.

LACMA CEO Gustavo Friederichsen noted, "a debt of gratitude to event co-chairs, Dr. Jeffery Lee and Dr. Hector Flores, the ICD Events team, led by Bill Doherty, and the LACMA team for making this event a success on a variety of levels, from addressing the issues of burnout with real solutions, offering registration at significantly discounted rate and CMEs and providing on-demand content from the event for those who could not attend."

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