Events and Programs

More Events Coming in 2022!

Inaugural Conference Concluded

Recharge and flourish in ways that align with your personality preferences for happiness and health. Dr. Liana Lianov, a lifestyle medicine doctor,

Workshop 28 March 2021 - 9.30 - 10.30 AM

We’d like to express many thanks to those who joined us for the GPHI official launch event and inaugural conference. As our initial offering, it was a heavy lift to offer two days of programming with 13.25 credits of continuing education through Rush University. We did it! The final line-up and presentations were amazing! Our immense gratitude to the planning committee for their guidance over many month and the keynote presenters and workshop leaders for offering top-notch, state-of-the-art and inspiring content. And lastly, the behind-the-scenes support committee deserves a great big shout out. Thank you to Jayshri Chasmawala, Simon Matthews, Jane Oh, Joe Raphael, and Chery True!

The feedback has been consistently positive. Participants have shared comments like:
“This event has shifted something for me; I will approach my patients differently.”
“I had a big ‘aha’ moment and this is really sticking with me,”
“This information is practical and I can apply it starting tomorrow.”
“All the sessions that I was able to tune into completely blew me away. I’m so excited about diving deep into this…and being able to implement the many lessons into my own life and then to be able to really share it with my patients.”

Not only will many of them make adjustments in the way they work with patients, but also they are taking away much needed pearls for their own well-being. Moreover, the event is having ripple effects; a summary of key take-aways has been shared with colleagues at the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, the International Positive Psychology Association, and beyond. These colleagues have shared their appreciation for the opportunity to get a taste of the learnings.

In these challenging times, we are proud that the new GPHI is making a difference in physicians’ and patients’ lives. The board, advisory council and planning committee are already making plans for expanding our reach. One of these strategies is to offer the conference recordings in our continuing education store. If you missed our conference, stay tuned for this offering. This type of major virtual conference will be biannual and the next one is planned for 2023. In the meantime, in 2022, we’re looking forward to offering you a variety of webinars, courses and min-retreats, as well as collaborating with like-minded organizations for joint virtual and in-person events. Please follow @globalpositivehealth and help us get the word out to your networks.

Join us as we celebrate the launch of the Global Positive Health Institute and conduct our inaugural virtual conference. Advance the movement to integrate positive psychology into health care. Help address the crisis of emotional distress and poor mental health, and promote states of thriving that bolster mental and physical health during future traumas.

Get inspired! Explore the latest science and apply practical tips for your practice and yourself! Become part of a movement to transform the culture in health care. We will:

  • Examine the current crisis of rising stress, mental illness and substance misuse as a consequence of the pandemic and in the midst of sociopolitical stressors and other major traumas; apply positive psychology in treatment
  • Apply emerging practices in clinical positive psychology-based assessments and interventions that bolster mental health, lower substance misuse, treat lifestyle-related diseases, and buffer against poor emotional health during difficult times
  • Explore practical applications from the field of positive psychology to prevent personal burn out and improve patient relationships
  • Review key scientific studies that showcase the impact of positive psychology on health and its role in healthy lifestyles and total wellbeing
  • Describe the impact of positive psychology on health across diverse groups
  • Examine personal, clinical and community strategies that support positive health
  • Analyze the role of positivity resonance in relationships as a key physiologic benefit
  • Summarize the impact of kindness and spirituality on health and how to apply them in clinical practice
  • Engage in well-being activities, including positive movement and mind-body exercises
  • Utilize the PERMA (positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning, and achievement) model and the upward spiral theory in healthy cooking and physical activity
  • Describe and apply principles of post-traumatic growth to help patients during these challenging times of the pandemic, socio-political unrest and more
  • Discounts are offered to student and international participants. Two time blocks will accommodate different time zones. Session recordings will be available after the conference. Continuing education details coming soon.

    Continuing Education Learning Objectives and Continuing Education Credits
    1. Summarize the role of positive psychology in health care practice
    2. Examine the science of the impact of positive psychology on health
    3. Apply positive psychology activities and clinical approaches to promote emotional well-being and physical health and to support healthy behaviors of patients
    4. Develop action steps to personally achieving and sustaining a comprehensive healthy lifestyle, including positive psychology activities

    In support of improving patient care, Rush University Medical Center is jointly accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
    Rush University Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 13.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
    ANCC Credit Designation – Nurses
    The maximum number of hours awarded for this CE activity is 13.25 contact hours.
    This activity is being presented without bias and without commercial support.
    APA Credit Designation – Psychology
    Rush University designates this live activity for 13.25 Continuing Education credit(s) in psychology.
    Rush University is an approved provider for physical therapy (216.000272), occupational therapy, respiratory therapy, social work (159.001203), nutrition, and speech-audiology by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation.
    Rush University designates this live activity for 13.25 Continuing Education credit(s).

Speakers And Activity Leaders

Barbara Fredrickson

Judith T. Moskowitz

Ryan M. Niemiec

Liana Lianov

Darlene Marshall

Jane Oh

Eddie Phillips

Rani Polak

Mark Rowe

Gia Merlo

Eric Kim

Gina Duncan

Carrie Barron

Cate Collings

Gail Ironson

Sam Manger

Ingrid Edshteyn

David Fryburg

Shagufta Feroz

Prachi Garodia

Richard Tedeschi

Lisa Buksbaum

Sandy Blaine

Tamami Shirai

Erika Jackson

Maria Benzo

Chris Mackey

Elaine O'Brien

Conference Program

This Event Has Concluded. New Events Coming Soon!

Two blocks are offered each conference day for global registrants.
On Day 1, Block II is a repeat except for Q and A.
On Day 2, the program offers two different blocks.
You are welcome to participate in both blocks, or choose one block and access the recording of the second block at your convenience.
All times listed in Pacific time zone, or GMT -7.