Physician Leader Forum

October 8 – 10, 2018
The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel
Saint Louis

CHA's Physician Leader Forum is an important gathering of physician leaders, CEOs and those who promote physician well-being within their organizations. Each year, a planning committee of physician and formation leaders select timely topics that address relevant issues affecting physicians in the ministry of health care.

Physician well-being from personal, organizational and leadership perspectives will be the focus of this year's forum. The program will deal with some of the external and internal factors that contribute to physician burnout. Leading practices in physician wellness and formation utilized in Catholic health care and other organizations will be highlighted.

In addition to gathering experts in physician well-being from across the United States, the program will provide practical and replicable tools that participants will be able to personally use and apply in their organizations. Ample time will be given for skill-building, reflection and networking.


Who Should Attend?

This program is relevant for:

  • Physician leaders (CMOs, Chiefs of Staff, Presidents of Medical Staff and Physician Groups, Directors of GME, Deans of medical schools, etc.)
  • CEOs of health systems and medical foundations
  • Mission leaders and others involved in the area of physician resiliency and formation  


Monday, October 8
4:00 p.m. Registration 
5:00 p.m. Welcome and Introductions
5:15 p.m. Nurturing Medical Marriages

Lisa Moscoso, MD, Ph.D.
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis

Tom Wagner, Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
St. Louis
6:15 p.m. Opening Prayer Service
6:30 p.m.-
8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception
Please enjoy dinner and an evening on your own.

View the full agenda


Oct. 8-10, 2018
The Chase Park Plaza, Royal Sonesta Hotel
St. Louis

Registration Fee:

CHA members: $400.00 – Register by Aug. 3 and save $50, for a fee of $350
Non-members: $800.00

Guests: We encourage participants to bring their spouse. They may attend the entire program for the same rate, or attend the opening session and reception on October 8 and all program meals.

Member Guest – Full program: $400
Non-member Guest – Full program: $800
Member Guest: October 8 and Meals: $250
Non-member Guest: October 8 and Meals: $250

Member registrants are persons employed by or serving in governance of a CHA-member organization and that organization is paying or reimbursing them for their registration fees.


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Questions? Email CHA or call (800) 230-7823.



Doris Gunderson

Doris Gundersen, MD
Colorado Physician Health Program

Jennifer Heyl, Ph.D.
Director, Ethics
Mercy, St. Louis

Sr. Carol Keehan, DC
President & Chief Executive Officer
Catholic Health Association
Washington, D.C.

Lisa Moscoso

Lisa Moscoso, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis

Tait Shanafelt

Tait Shanafelt, MD
Chief Wellness Officer and Director for the WellMD Center
Stanford Medicine
Stanford, Calif.

Tom Wagner

Tom Wagner, Ph.D.
Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
St. Louis

Curt Ward

Curt Ward, MD
Director, Ministry Formation
Ascension Health

Ray WeickRaymond Weick, MD
Medical Vice President
Mercy Hospital Jefferson


Kimela R. West
Associate Counsel

Robert Wicks

Robert Wicks, Ph.D.
Author, Psychologist and Speaker
West Chester, Penn.

Certificate of Attendance

Please note CHA does not offer Continuing Education Units (CEU) for any programs. Participants will receive an email with information on how to acquire a Certificate of Attendance following the program (typically included in the program evaluation email). Certificates of Attendance may be submitted to relevant organizations that accept proof of contact hours as credit. These include:

American College of Healthcare Executives: American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) members may self-report qualifying CEUs using the contact hour information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance. To self-report, log in as a member on the ACHE site; use the link on the left-hand side to self-report applicable contact hours for CEU credit.

NACC Board Certified Chaplains: National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC) board certified chaplain members may self-report their continuing education hours (CEH's) using the contact hours information provided on their CHA Certificate of Attendance

For further information regarding Certificates of Attendance, please contact Danette Thompson, (314) 253-3408.


CHA's 2018 Physician Leader Forum will take place at The Chase Park Plaza Royal Sonesta Hotel, St. Louis.

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