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Keynote Address: Health Care Professional Burnout: Strategies to Get to System-level Solutions

8:00 AM - 9:15 AM

ASPEN is pleased to welcome Dr. Lotte Dyrbye as the keynote speaker.  Dr. Dyrbye is Co-director of the Program on Physician Well-Being and Associate Chair for Faculty Development, Staff Satisfaction, and Diversity for the Department of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. She also holds the academic rank of Professor of Medical Education and Professor of Medicine and serves as Assistant Dean of Faculty Development for the Mayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education.

Dr. Dyrbye’s research focuses on the prevalence, drivers and consequences of burnout and mitigating strategies. She co-developed the Physician Well-Being Index - Expanded, Resident Well-Being Index, Medical Student Well-Being Index, and the general Well-Being Index, which are brief self-assessment tools designed to identify the subset of health care workers in severe distress and most likely in need of individualized interventions.  Dr. Dyrbye's research in burnout, depression, and well-being in students, residents and physicians contributes to increased well-being for health care providers and better patient outcomes.

Dr. Dyrbye developed and oversees the inaugural Mayo Clinic Academy of Educational Excellence.  She is the primary investigator on Mayo Clinic’s $1 million Accelerating Change in Medical Education grant from the AMA that led to an innovative curriculum in health system science and novel efforts to support medical student well-being. She has served as chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges Research in Medical Education Committee and is currently chair of the American Conference on Physician Well-Being Research Committee.  Dr. Dyrbye was appointed to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine Committee on System Approaches to Improve Patient Care by Supporting Clinician Well-being; the final report is due this fall.

Dr. Dyrbye has authored over 130 publications and has received several grants to support this work.  Dr. Dyrbye has been recognized by the American Board of Internal Medicine (twice), the Journal of Academic Medicine, and the University of Illinois at Chicago for her work.  She has also received many awards and honors, including the Clerkship Directors of Internal Medicine Charles H. Griffith III MD Educational Research Award, the Mayo Clinic Education Research Achievement Award, and the Mayo Clinic Clinician Education Investigator Award, which recognizes education researchers who have significant, sustained contributions to education science on a national and international scale.

Dr. Dyrbye will discuss the prevalence and consequences of burnout among health care professionals.  She will also provide a conceptual framework to explain the factors that contribute to burnout and highlight individual and organizational approaches to mitigate the risk of burnout and promote recovery when it occurs.


  1. Explain the prevalence of burnout and potential contributors
  2. Describe the consequences of burnout
  3. Identify individual and organizational strategies to enhance health care professional well-being

Liselotte (Lotte) Dyrbye, MD, MHPE, Co-director, Program on Physician Well-Being; Associate Chair, Faculty Development, Staff Satisfaction, and Diversity; Professor of Medical Education; Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine; Assistant Dean of Faculty Development, School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

CE Credit: 1 hour
Level: Intermediate
UAN: JA0002345-0000-20-015-L04-P

Dr. Lotte Dyrbye

Dr. Lotte Dyrbye, MD, MHPE