#IAMSE18 Workshop Presenter Spotlight: Mike Lumpkin

The 22nd Annual IAMSE Meeting is just around the corner, and we would like to introduce one of the 2018 workshop presenters, Dr. Mike Lumpkin from Georgetown University Medical Center.

Dr. Lumpkin is Professor in the department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology, Division of Integrative Physiology, and immediate past Chairman of the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He directs the Human Endocrinology course taught to first-year medical students and teaches physiology and neuroendocrinology to both medical and graduate students. He lectures in the Conventional Medicine series of the Georgetown Mini-Medical School. In addition, Dr. Lumpkin is a facilitator for Mind-Body group and is the course director of the Physiology of Mind-Body medicine. Dr. Lumpkin will be presenting a workshop on this topic with Emily Ratner on Saturday, June 9 at the annual IAMSE conference.
Using Mind-Body Physiology to Gain Acceptance for Wellness/Resiliency Programs
Numerous studies have shown that hospital residents and medical school faculty suffer from a disproportionate amount of stress, burnout, and loss of empathy compared to the general population. This situation has negative ramifications for workforce retention, proper patient care, costs to health systems, and individual happiness. Their stressors are increasing due to mounting institutional and regulatory demands. Often, in the culture of modern allopathic medicine, individuals are encouraged to deny or ignore their ongoing distress so that they may soldier on.

To address the challenge of introducing mind-body stress management skills to science-oriented residents and faculty who may have reservations, we will outline a paradigm that we have used to link the scientific basis of stress and stress-related diseases to the productive and accepted practice of mind-body skills to promote wellness and resiliency. In doing so, it is hoped that improved coping skills will enhance the longevity of and satisfaction with the work life and careers of medical faculty.

Be sure to register for the 2018 IAMSE Meeting! The Meeting will be held at the Green Valley Ranch and Resort, just outside of Las Vegas, Nevada on June 9-12, 2018..

We hope to see you there!