Last fall, the Family Medicine Education Consortium (FMEC) launched the first of what it hopes could become an annual event, a Healthcare Executive Retreat, titled “Global Leadership: Becoming a Better Human Being.”
Led by Dr. Barry Kerzin, Family Physician to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the retreat was held October 28 to coincide with FMEC’s annual conference, Oct. 28-30, 2016 in Pittsburgh. The retreat was a natural initiative for the FMEC (www.fmec.net), which is described on its website as “an incubator, convener and catalyst that connects those interested in improving the health of the community by strengthening Family Medicine/primary care services and medical education.”
Initiated by FMEC Executive Director Larry Bauer with support from UPMC Health Plan, the inaugural retreat was conducted in the world-renowned Manchester-Bidwell Center in Pittsburgh.
“FMEC was thrilled to be able to bring together many local and regional leaders to hear Dr. Kerzin’s message of holistic health and how that contributes to the wellbeing of individuals and, by extension, the organizations they lead,” Bauer said. [Read more…]