Start the New Year by Practicing Compassion: Attend the seminar Jan. 18, 2018

January 5, 2018 by

Please register, BRING YOUR LUNCH, and participate in

Transitions and Changes: Conversations with our Community


The Science and Practice of Compassion

               Thursday, January 18, 2018

12:00 noon – 1:00 p.m. 

Meeting Room B

Education Resource Center


Facilitated by

Anna DeLong, LCSW, CEAP

Faculty and Employee Assistance Program Consultant


Description: Recent research provides good evidence to suggest practicing compassion, (including self- compassion) has an overall positive impact on health and wellbeing, and can serve to diminish negative consequences of stressful situations.  Join us for this seminar to learn how empathy and compassion differ; how to self-monitor for and address compassion fatigue; as well as ways to cultivate the practice of compassion in your own experiences. This hour will feature information sharing as well as several brief opportunities to practice exercises shown to cultivate compassion. (1 CME credit) Register here.


Please note: lunch will not be provided, but you are welcome to bring food with you to eat during the learning activity.


Registration/Information: This program is free of charge but ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED so that we have sufficient materials for all participants.  Please register at:


Questions? Please contact Ashley Ayers, Manager for Faculty Development Programs (phone: 924-8497; email:


Accreditation: The University of Virginia School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The University of Virginia School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine awards one hour of participation credit per hour of participation to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a permanent record of participants who have been awarded hours of participation. CME transcripts may be obtained at (click on Transcripts and follow the instructions).


Faculty Disclosure/Conflict of Interest: The workshop facilitator, Ms. Anna DeLong, has identified no financial or professional relationships. The members of the faculty development programs planning committee (Ms. Ashley Ayers, Ms. Kimberley Barker, Dr. Troy Buer, Dr. Maryellen Gusic, Dr. Susan Pollart, and Ms. Mary Sherman) have identified no financial or professional relationships. The University of Virginia School of Medicine, as an ACCME accredited provider, endorses and strives to comply with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards of Commercial Support, Commonwealth of Virginia statutes, University of Virginia policies and procedures, and associated federal and private regulations and guidelines on the need for disclosure and monitoring of proprietary and financial interests that may affect the scientific integrity and balance of content delivered in continuing medical education activities under our auspices. The University of Virginia School of Medicine requires that all CME activities accredited through this institution be developed independently and be scientifically rigorous, balanced and objective in the  presentation/discussion of its content, theories, and practices. All presenters participating in an accredited CME activity are expected to disclose to the participants relevant financial relationships with commercial entities occurring within the past 12 months (such as grants or research support, employee, consultant, stock holder, member of speakers bureau, etc.). The University of Virginia School of Medicine will employ appropriate mechanisms to resolve potential conflicts of interest to maintain the standards of fair and balanced education to the participant. Questions about specific strategies can be directed to the Office of Continuing Medical Education, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia.