Drop-in sessions, classes, conferences and workshops offered in the Charlottesville area

2017 Activities

January 20, 2017
Wisdom and Well-being Series - The Human Side of Leadership: Relational, Appreciative, Compassionate

Presented by Lt. Gen. John LeMoyne (ret), MPA

On September 11, 2001, John Le Moyne was transitioning to a new job. That evening his boss called and asked him to change his plans. He was diverted on route to a command to be the Army G-1, the Chief Human Resources Officer for the U.S. Army. He succeeded General Maude who had been killed in the attack that day. Although a career infantry officer, the selection of him to lead HR was inspired. He expected and found the best in others. He lived a life of serving soldiers.

John's story exemplifies wisdom’s emergence from diversity. Drawing on experiences from a 40 year career in the US Army that culminated in service as the head personnel officer at the Pentagon, Gen. LeMoyne will discuss the challenges of leadership in high stakes situations and the importance of respect and professionalism.  His story of the Human Dimension of Leadership will provide insight into what it means to act relationally, compassionately and to be appreciative.

Organized by The Center for Appreciative Practice, UVA School of Nursing, and the UVA Mindfulness Center. Contact hours for MDs and RNs available!

12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (lunch served at 11:30 a.m. on a first-come basis))
Pinn (formerly Jordan) Hall Auditorium
January 25, 2017
2017 Richardson Lecture - Clinician's Ear: Learning to Listen

Since 1998, the annual Jessie Stewart Richardson Memorial Lectures have constituted an evolving conversation at UVA on urgent matters of medical error, patient safety, and—a foundation of good clinical practice—paying attention to the patient, who is, after all, among every clinician’s best teachers. This year’s presentation emphasizes the art of listening and makes the case for clinicians keeping themselves attuned to their patients, and also to themselves, in order to give the best care. The speaker, internist and poet John Coulehan, is author of The Medical Interview: Mastering Skills for Clinical Practice (FA Davis, 2005)  as well as six volumes of poetry, the latest of which is The Wound Dresser (2016).

12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Pinn (formerly Jordan) Hall Conference Center Auditorium
February 2, 2017
Basic Self Defense Class

Come and learn real strategies for real situations. Ideal for beginners with no background in self-defense, this 60-minute class presented by Karate instructor and SON instructor Crystal Toll, will explore basic self-defense techniques based on your natural flinch reaction to danger. Through training drills, your reactions will improve and you will develop proper form that can give you more power and resilience during a physical attack. You will learn techniques you can immediately use to increase the safety of yourself and the ones you love.

Do not miss the opportunity to enhance your resilience through a fun and energetic class that will leave you feeling rewarded and empowered.

This class is full.

5:15-6:15 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
February 14, 2017
CCI Lecture Series: Lovingkindness and Equanimity in Healthcare

Presented by Michael Swanberg, RN, BS, MA, Instructor in Nursing
UVA School of Nursing

University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
UVA School of Nursing Continuing Education awards 1 contact hour for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

Please feel free to bring your lunch - dessert will be provided.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 5060
February 22, 2017
Civic Engagement 101

Confused about executive orders and federal court stays? Want to know what a repeal of the Affordable Care Act might look like? Hope to better understand your political Ps and Qs to get better informed - and be an effective advocate for what you believe in?

Join the UVA School of Nursing for a lively dialogue on “Civic Engagement 101,” with nursing and public policy professor (and ACA expert) Rick Mayes. Mayes, former Medicaid policy advisor to the White House and an AARP analyst, is the author of Universal Coverage: The Elusive Quest for National Health Insurance and co-author of Medicare Prospective Payment and the Shaping of US Health Care and Medicating Children: ADHD and Pediatric Mental Health.

At UVA, Mayes teaches the popular “Overview of the US healthcare system," and lectures widely on issues related to health care policy, finance, delivery and organization.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall Auditorium
February 24, 2017
Therapeutic Benefits of Yoga and Mindfulness in Healthcare

A FREE, introductory workshop for clinicians and healthcare students with Mala Cunningham, PhD.

Participants will be given a foundational understanding of the therapeutic benefits of yoga and mindfulness and how to implement some basic concepts of modified yoga for the special needs of individuals with medical conditions or limited movement, or the elderly. This workshop will also review concepts of mind-body medicine, how stress and emotional response effects health, and how yoga is used as a healing modality. Participants will also participate in some basic practices of therapeutic yoga and relaxation techniques.

This workshop is full.

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
March 14, 2017
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

3rd-year BSN students (by invitation).

This retreat is made possible, in part, by the generosity of the UVA Parents Fund - thank you!

Parents Fund

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
March 16, 2017
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

3rd-year BSN students (by invitation).

This retreat is made possible, in part, by the generosity of the UVA Parents Fund - thank you!

Parents Fund

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
March 17, 2017
Poetry Series for Healthcare Students

This four-session poetry series will focus on the fundamentals of reading and writing poetry. Participants will meet to read and discuss contemporary poetry, complete writing exercises, and write original poetry. Together with UVA English Professor Robert Shapiro, participants will explore how poetry can effectively communicate ideas—about ourselves, the body, the world—and work toward developing our voices on the page.

The Compassionate Care Initiative is pleased to offer this opportunity FREE of cost to UVA students enrolled in a healthcare-related program. However, since space is limited, prior sign-up is required. Content from session to session will be built upon, so we ask that you be able to attend at least three of the four sessions - March 17, March 31, April 14, and April 28.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
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March 18, 2017
Interprofessional Renewal & Reflection Retreat

For UVA undergraduate nursing and medical students (by invitation). Since space is limited and Morven is a gated property, prior sign-up is required.

This retreat will be similar to the model of our regular resilience retreats, with options for slightly deeper practice.  However, you do not need any experience to participate.

This retreat is made possible, in part, by the generosity of the UVA Parents Fund - thank you!

Parents Fund

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
March 18, 2017
"Being Mortal": Free Film Screening & Discussion

The PBS Frontline documentary Being Mortal, based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses, and family members who care for them. Join us and be part of a national conversation taking place in our community that asks: Have you and your family had these important conversations and planned ahead? "Hope is not a plan" - Dr. Atul Gawande. Watch the trailer here.

Reservations are encouraged - reserve your FREE tickets at The Paramount Box Office, 434-979-1333 or online at www.theparamount.net.

Organized by Hospice of the Piedmont, Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, and UVA Schools of Nursing and Medicine. Underwritten by Hospice Foundation of America and John and Wauna Harman Foundation.

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
The Paramount Theater, Charlottesville, VA
March 21, 2017
CCI Lecture Series - Contemplative Pedagogy in Higher Education

Presented by Dorothe Bach, MA, PhD, Associate Director and Assistant Professor, UVA's Center for Teaching Excellence and Juliet Trail, PhD, Managing director, UVA’s Contemplative Sciences Center

Please feel free to bring your lunch - dessert will be provided.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 5060
March 22, 2017
VA Festival of the Book program - "Meaning and Mindfulness"

Hugh Byrne (The Here-and-Now Habit: How Mindfulness Can Help You Break Unhealthy Habits Once and for All) and Erin Olivo (Wise Mind Living: Master Your Emotions, Transform Your Life) offer powerful practices for incorporating mindfulness and meaning into our lives. Checkout the VA Festival of the Book website for more information.

Sponsored by: Insight Meditation Community of Charlottesville.

Hosted by: Mind & Life Institute; Compassionate Care Initiative at UVA School of Nursing; Contemplative Sciences Center at UVA.

6:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Central Jefferson Madison Regional Library 201 E. Market Street, Charlottesville, VA
March 25, 2017
VA Festival of the Book program - "Stage-Serious Cancer: Responding with Humor and Faith"

Authors Jason Micheli (Cancer is Funny: Keeping Faith in Stage-Serious Cancer) and Terri Tate (A Crooked Smile: A Memoir), relate their experiences with cancer, how they’ve used humor to respond, and how their spiritual journeys have deepened in the midst of it. Checkout the VA Festival of the Book website for more information.

Hosted by The Wesley Foundation at UVA and UVA School of Nursing Compassionate Care Initiative.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall Auditorium
March 31, 2017
Poetry Series for Healthcare Students

This four-session poetry series will focus on the fundamentals of reading and writing poetry. Participants will meet to read and discuss contemporary poetry, complete writing exercises, and write original poetry. Together with UVA English Professor Robert Shapiro, participants will explore how poetry can effectively communicate ideas—about ourselves, the body, the world—and work toward developing our voices on the page.

The Compassionate Care Initiative is pleased to offer this opportunity FREE of cost to UVA students enrolled in a healthcare-related program. However, since space is limited, prior sign-up is required. Content from session to session will be built upon, so we ask that you be able to attend at least three of the four sessions - March 17, March 31, April 14, and April 28.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
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April 4, 2017
SON Service of Remembrance

We have each experienced the loss of a loved one, and regardless of the time that has passed, they will always hold a piece of our heart. The interfaith Service of Remembrance is an opportunity for the School of Nursing – students, staff, and faculty - to gather as a community to mourn, remember and honor those losses. Please join us for this time of reflection.

The service is from 3:00 – 3:30 and will be followed by a reception until 4:00 p.m.

Thank you to the donors to the Nursing Annual Fund and the Nursing Alumni Association – their generosity has allowed us to continue to offer this space of reflection and remembrance for our SON community!

3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 1004
April 8, 2017
Interprofessional Renewal & Reflection Retreat

For UVA undergraduate nursing and medical students (by invitation). Since space is limited and Morven is a gated property, prior sign-up is required.

This retreat will be similar to the model of our regular resilience retreats, with options for slightly deeper practice.  However, you do not need any experience to participate.

This retreat is made possible, in part, by the generosity of the UVA Parents Fund - thank you!

Parents Fund

10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
April 14, 2017
Poetry Series for Healthcare Students

This four-session poetry series will focus on the fundamentals of reading and writing poetry. Participants will meet to read and discuss contemporary poetry, complete writing exercises, and write original poetry. Together with UVA English Professor Robert Shapiro, participants will explore how poetry can effectively communicate ideas—about ourselves, the body, the world—and work toward developing our voices on the page.

The Compassionate Care Initiative is pleased to offer this opportunity FREE of cost to UVA students enrolled in a healthcare-related program. However, since space is limited, prior sign-up is required. Content from session to session will be built upon, so we ask that you be able to attend at least three of the four sessions - March 17, March 31, April 14, and April 28.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
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April 17, 2017
Advance Care Planning Workshop

In recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Ken White will lead a discussion about advance care planning, including specific information about legal requirements in Virginia and components of an effective living will document. He will also give assistance in preparing and executing an Advance Directive.  

Ken White is a palliative care nurse practitioner and works with the UVA Medical Center Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Service in addition to serving as Associate Dean for Strategic Partnerships and Innovation in the School of Nursing.

We hope you can join us for this dialogue and hands-on workshop!

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
McLeod Hall, room 5060
April 17, 2017
Advance Care Planning Workshop

In recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Ken White will lead a discussion about advance care planning, including specific information about legal requirements in Virginia and components of an effective living will document. He will also give assistance in preparing and executing an Advance Directive.  

Ken White is a palliative care nurse practitioner and works with the UVA Medical Center Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Service in addition to serving as Associate Dean for Strategic Partnerships and Innovation in the School of Nursing.

We hope you can join us for this dialogue and hands-on workshop!

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 5060
April 18, 2017
CCI Lecture Series: Compassion in Advance Care Planning

Presented by Ken White, PhD, A/GACNP-BC, ACHPN, FACHE, FAAN
University of Virginia Medical Center Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Strategic Partnerships & Innovation, UVA School of Nursing
Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, UVA Medical Center Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Service

In recognition of National Healthcare Decisions Day, Ken will lead a discussion about advance care planning, including specific information about legal requirements in Virginia and components of an effective living will document. He will also give assistance in preparing and executing an Advance Directive.  

University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
UVA School of Nursing Continuing Education awards 1 contact hour for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

Please feel free to bring your lunch - dessert will be provided.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 5060
April 21, 2017
Self-care Day

Need a little self-care? Join fellow medical and nursing students, as well as clinicians in a day of FREE activities that foster self-care. Drop-in for a single session, join us for lunch, or take advantage of the full-day of activities. Please note, some sessions require prior sign-up. See below for more details. Organized by the Compassionate Care Student Ambassadors.

9:00 a.m. | Yoga or Meditation | McLeod Hall 2010

10:00 a.m. | Creativity Hour | Claude Moore Nursing Ed. Lobby

11:00 a.m. | *Acupressure Workshop | McLeod Hall 2025
*Prior sign-up required, here.

12:00 p.m. | *Keynote with Jonathan Bartels | Claude Moore Medical Ed. Auditorium (3rd floor)
*In order to plan accordingly for lunch, prior sign-up is required, here.

Jonathan Bartels is a nurse working in palliative care. As an innovator and agitator, he seeks to share his vision for fierce compassion and spiritual wholeness to those far beyond UVA's walls.

1:00 p.m. | Nature Walk | Meet in front of Claude Moore Medical Ed. Building

2:00 p.m. | * "De-escalating Yourself" with Dr. Richard Westphal | McLeod Hall 1004
*Prior sign-up required, here.

3:00 p.m. | Meet UVA"s Compassionate K-9s | Outside McLeod Hall

4:00 p.m. | Open Journal | McLeod Hall 2025

5:00 p.m. | Yoga | McLeod Hall 2010

View the self-care day flyer for session descriptions.

April 28, 2017
Poetry Series for Healthcare Students

This four-session poetry series will focus on the fundamentals of reading and writing poetry. Participants will meet to read and discuss contemporary poetry, complete writing exercises, and write original poetry. Together with UVA English Professor Robert Shapiro, participants will explore how poetry can effectively communicate ideas—about ourselves, the body, the world—and work toward developing our voices on the page.

The Compassionate Care Initiative is pleased to offer this opportunity FREE of cost to UVA students enrolled in a healthcare-related program. However, since space is limited, prior sign-up is required. Content from session to session will be built upon, so we ask that you be able to attend at least three of the four sessions - March 17, March 31, April 14, and April 28.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
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May 3, 2017
CCI Lecture Series: Mindful Leadership

Presented by Lili Powell, BA, MA, PhD
Assistant Professor of Business Administration
UVA Darden School of Business

In healthcare, mindfulness is becoming known for not only reducing patient stress, but also increasing healthcare workers’ capacity for self-care.  By training their attention and acting with compassion toward themselves and others, nurses and other healthcare workers are beginning to recognize the value of “putting your own oxygen mask on first.”  But what are the potential benefits and applications of mindfulness for those who are in positions to lead others?  How can mindfulness be applied not only to self-care, but “team care” and “organizational care” too?  In this session, learn how to conceptualize the levels of mindful practice involved in leadership and to discuss practical ideas for applying mindfulness to work and leadership. 

University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
UVA School of Nursing Continuing Education awards 1 contact hour for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

Please feel free to bring your lunch – dessert will be provided.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall 2010
Mondays, June 19-July 24, 2017
THRIVE - Yoga and Mindfulness Workshop

Use Yoga and Mindfulness to re-discover your passions and flourish!

Through beginner yoga, mindfulness meditation, partner work, journaling, and a community of others searching for something similar, you will deepen awareness of your life moment to moment, become aware of what needs to change, and empower yourself to create what you want. Development of a simple home practice, weekly e-mail reminders, and a 5-hour retreat support your personal journey.

Instructor: Kara Snapp
Co-Sponsored by Hoos Well, CCI, and Contemplative Sciences Center

When:  Mondays 5:30-7pm June 19th-July 24th with retreat at Morven Farms Sat July 15th.  No program on July 3rd.

Registration is closed.

For additional question or inquiry, please email CSC Program Director Leslie Hubbard lh2tm@virginia.edu.

5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
August 4, 2017
Clowns Breaking Down Borders: A Discourse On Humanitarian Clowning

Presented by Tim Cunningham, DrPH, MSN, RN, assistant professor of nursing and director of the Compassionate Care Initiative.

Co-sponsored by CCI and UVA Department of Drama. Small reception to follow.

University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education awards 1 contact hour for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

4:00 - 5:00 p.m. (small reception to follow)
McLeod Hall Auditorium
September 6, 2017
CCI Presentation & Workshop: Resilience Strategies for the Classroom

This workshop will offer the opportunity for faculty, staff and students to understand more about the current work of the Compassionate Care Initiative.  The presenting faculty, Drs. DeGennaro, Bach and Cunningham, will discuss the applicability of contemplative practices in the classroom setting--what they are, why they may be useful and how one might incorporate them into their work.  This workshop will be interactive. It will provide an opportunity for participants to explore their interest or curiosity about contemplative practice. We will provide a platform for them to consider how they might embed them in coursework as instructors, TA's or study-group facilitators. 

Lunch will be provided for the first 30 participants.

University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education awards 1.5 contact hours for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
McLeod 5060
September 13, 2017
Basic Self-defense Class

Come and learn real strategies for real situations. Ideal for beginners with no background in self-defense, this 60-minute class presented by Karate instructor and SON instructor Crystal Toll, will explore basic self-defense techniques based on your natural flinch reaction to danger. Through training drills, your reactions will improve and you will develop proper form that can give you more power and resilience during a physical attack. You will learn techniques you can immediately use to increase the safety of yourself and the ones you love.

Do not miss the opportunity to enhance your resilience through a fun and energetic class that will leave you feeling rewarded and empowered.

Although this is a free offering, space is limited. Please sign-up using the link below, to secure your spot!

4:30-5:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
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September 15, 2017
Nurses' Experiences in the Vietnam War: An Evening of Reading and Reflection

Presenting a dynamic staged reading, a panel discussion by veteran nurses, and a look at the trailer for the new Ken Burns documentary on the Vietnam War. Afterwards there will be a light reception in The Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry (in McLeod Hall), featuring an exhibit honoring the nurses who served in Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

Co-sponsored by the Compassionate Care Initiative, The Eleanor Crowder Bjoring Center for Nursing Historical Inquiry, UVA Department of Drama, and local PBS affiliate, WVPT.  

5:30 - 7:00 p.m. (light reception to follow)
McLeod Hall Auditorium
September 20, 2017
Medical Center Hour: "What Matters Most When There's Nothing Left to Give?"

Presented by Tim Cunningham, RN, MSN, DrPH
Assistant Professor, UVA School of Nursing
Director, Compassionate Care Initiative

What still resonates with you when you're spent? What can a caregiver—or a teacher, a leader, a colleague—offer and do when all else fails, when all that's left is our humanity? In this Medical Center Hour, Tim Cunningham weaves together three stories from disparate sites and desperate situations—the Ebola crisis in West Africa, rural Haiti, and an elite pediatric emergency unit on the Upper East Side of New York City—to inquire into what might matter the most at trying times. A clown, then a nurse, and now the director of the Compassionate Care Initiative and an assistant professor in UVA's School of Nursing, Cunningham shares what he believes matters most when all else is lost—and shows how we all have the capacity to access it.

Contact hours available.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Pinn Hall Auditorium
September 20, 2017
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

2nd-year RN-BSNs (by invitation).

9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
September 23 and 24, 2017
Conference: Music and the Inner World
Free and open to the public, this conference will address a range of issues related to music and “the inner world,” a phrase open to various interpretations. The program of invited speakers brings together different psychological/psychoanalytic orientations and different scholarly or professional relations to music.
 
For a detailed schedule of the weekend, please visit the UVA McIntire Department of Music's website.
 
The conference is made possible by generous support from the Sorensen Trust for the Study of British Object Relations. Co-sponsors at the University of Virginia include the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities, College of Arts and Sciences, Comparative Literature Program, Contemplative Sciences Center, Department of Music, Institute of the Humanities and Global Cultures, and the School of Nursing.
Minor Hall
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October 10, 2017
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

2nd-year nursing undergraduates (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
October 10, 2017
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

2nd-year nursing undergraduates (by invitation).

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
October 13, 2017
CCI Lecture Series: Inspiring Wisdom

Presented by David Mick, PhD
Robert Hill Carter Professor of Commerce/Marketing, UVA

Though wisdom is an ancient concept, it has received only a modicum of respect or attention in contemporary social science and related fields. This presentation will briefly outline how wisdom is conceptualized by different researchers, and will highlight findings from a few projects.  Dr. Mick will describe his efforts over the last six years to inspire and cultivate wisdom during a seminar offered to 4th-year students at UVA, focusing especially on in-class and out-of-class exercises and assignments that he has developed on aspects of wisdom, and how they could be edited and tailored for different pedagogical contexts, including nursing education.

Please feel free to bring your lunch. Dessert will be provided.

University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.
UVA School of Nursing Continuing Education awards 1 contact hour for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod 5060
October 17, 2017
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

MSN and DNP students (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
October 18, 2017
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

2nd-year nursing undergraduates (by invitation).

1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
October 20, 2017
Wisdom & Well-being Series - Awakening Compassion at Work: The Case of Health Care Systems

Presented by Monica C. Worline, PhD

Monica C. Worline, Ph.D., is co-author of Awakening Compassion at Work and founder and CEO of EnlivenWork, an innovation organization that teaches organizations how to tap into courageous thinking, compassionate leadership, and the curiosity to bring their best work to life. She is a research scientist at Stanford University’s Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education and Executive Director of CompassionLab, the world’s leading research collaboratory focused on compassion at work. Monica holds a lectureship at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, and is affiliate faculty at the Center for Positive Organizations.

Co-sponsored by UVA School of Nursing, Center for Appreciative Practice, and UVA Mindfulness Center. Free lunch served on a first-come basis starting at 11:30 a.m.


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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Virginia School of Medicine awards 1.0 hour of participation (equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM) to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a record of participation for six years.

University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 
UVA School of Nursing Continuing Education awards 0.8 contact hours for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
McLeod Auditorium
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October 26, 2017
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

4th-year nursing undergraduates (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
October 31, 2017
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

4th-year nursing undergraduates (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn
November 2, 2017
Zen and the Brain Revisited

Presented by Dr. James Austin
Emeritus Professor of Neurology, University of Colorado-Denver School of Medicine

A clinical neurologist, researcher, and Zen practitioner for more than three decades, Dr. Austin is author of Zen and the Brain (1998), Chase, Chance, and Creativity (2003), Zen-Brain Reflections (2006), Selfless Insight (2009), Meditating Selflessly (2011), Zen-Brain Horizons (2014), and Living Zen Remindfully (2016).

Part of the Wisdom and Well-being Speaker Series, this talk is co-sponsored by the Compassionate Care Initiative, Center for Appreciative Practice, UVA School of Nursing, and UVA Mindfulness Center.

Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m., on a first-come basis.


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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The University of Virginia School of Medicine awards 1.0 hour of participation (equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM) to each non-physician participant who successfully completes this educational activity. The University of Virginia School of Medicine maintains a record of participation for six years.

University of Virginia School of Nursing Continuing Education is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 
UVA School of Nursing Continuing Education awards 0.8 contact hours for nurses who participate in this educational activity and complete the post activity evaluation.

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Leonard Sandridge Auditorium, McKim Hall
November 2, 2017
CSC Speaker Series: The Art and Science of Zen Meditation

Presented by Dr. James Austin
Emeritus Professor of Neurology, University of Colorado-Denver School of Medicine

Dr. Austin's early research was in clinical neurology, neuropathology, and neurochemistry.  In 1974, during a neuropharmacology sabbatical in Kyoto, Japan, he began Zen meditative training with Kobori-Roshi, an English-speaking Rinzai Zen master. As a Zen practitioner, he has since explored the neural basis for the ways that long-term meditation can transform consciousness.

He is author of Zen and the Brain (1998), Chase, Chance, and Creativity (2003), Zen-Brain Reflections (2006), Selfless Insight (2009), Meditating Selflessly (2011), Zen-Brain Horizons (2014), and Living Zen Remindfully (2016).

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Nau Hall, room 101
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November 6, 2017
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

1st-year CNLs (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Main House
November 7, 2017
Nursing Student Resiliency Retreat: Nurturing Self to Shine as a Clinician

1st-year CNLs (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Morven Main House
November 8, 2017
Basic Self-defense Class

Come and learn real strategies for real situations. Ideal for beginners with no background in self-defense, this 60-minute class presented by Karate instructor and SON instructor Crystal Toll, will explore basic self-defense techniques based on your natural flinch reaction to danger. Through training drills, your reactions will improve and you will develop proper form that can give you more power and resilience during a physical attack. You will learn techniques you can immediately use to increase the safety of yourself and the ones you love.

Do not miss the opportunity to enhance your resilience through a fun and energetic class that will leave you feeling rewarded and empowered.

Although this is a free offering, space is limited. Please sign-up using the link below, to secure your spot!

4:30 - 5:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall, room 2010
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November 9, 2017
CSC Speaker Series: Meditation and Phenomenology

Presented by Georges Dreyfus

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Nau Hall, room 101
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November 10, 2017
Virginia Film Festival Screening & Panel: "Bending the Arc"

An extraordinary team of doctors and activists work to save lives in a rural Haitian village. Through interviews and on-the-ground footage shot in the midst of a deadly epidemic, directors Kief Davidson and Pedro Kos are immersed in the thirty-year struggle of these fiercely dedicated people as they fight ancient diseases. These activists must scrape together funding with the lives of their friends on the line, face scorn and hostility from the global health establishment, and suffer heartbreaking mistakes from their own lack of experience. Their effort grows into a global battle in the halls of power for the right to health for all.

Panel discussion with Dr. Joia Mukherjee (Partner’s in Health), Dr. Scott Heysell (UVA), Tim Cunningham (Compassionate Care Initiative), and Derek Brown (Peace Appeal Foundation), moderated by Dr. Rebecca Dillingham (Center for Global Health).

3:00 p.m.
Newcomb Hall Theater
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November 11, 2017
4th Melton D. and Muriel Haney Interprofessional Conference: Compassionate Conversations at End of Life

Visit  www.cmevillage.com for the brochure and to register. Online registration closes November 1, 2017.     

A collaboration of Sentara Martha Jefferson Hospital, Hospice of the Piedmont, UVA School of Nursing,  and UVA School of Medicine.

Course Director(s): Kenneth White, PhD, AGACNP
Credits Offered: AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ - 4.25; Contact Hours - 4.25; Hours of Participation - 4.25

7:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
McLeod Hall
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November 27, 2017
CSC Speaker Series - Training the Heart and Mind: Effects of a One-year Contemplative Mental Training Study on the Brain

"Subjectivity, Health, and Prosociality"

Presented by Tania Singer

4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Nau Hall, room 101
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November 29, 2017
"Radical Transformational Leadership": Book signing and reception

Author Dr. Monica Sharma will be returning to UVA School of Nursing to discuss her new work "Radical Transformational Leadership" and do a book signing. This event is by special invitation only.

4:00 - 6:00 p.m.
McLeod Hall
December 5, 2017
Self-care Workshops

For UVA Medical Center nurse managers and assistant nurse managers (by invitation).

9:00 a.m. - noon and 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Morven Meeting Barn