MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER: The Power of Resilience

Date: Thursday, October 28, 2021
Time: 11:00 AM to 11:45 AM

MOVING FORWARD TOGETHER: The Power of Resilience
Mamta Gautam, MD, MBA, FRCPC, CCPE, CPE

By the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the key stressors in practicing during the COVID-19 crisis
  • Define and understand stress, distress, burnout, compassion fatigue.
  • Discuss what can occur within the healthcare team and in the workplace to support each other during this time.
  • Learn and implement the 5 C’s Framework to manage their stress effectively.


Stress is an inherent factor in medicine.  In the past 18 months, as we deal with COVID-19, we have faced unprecedented challenges in healthcare, dealing with much uncertainty and complexity.  Healthcare workers, our chief resource at this time, are experiencing significant, and possibly enduring, psychological distress. This presentation helps to define and normalize these concerns, understand stress and how to recognize when it turns into distress.  We will look at how the healthcare team can best reintegrate to move forward together optimally, to offer mutual support, positive role modeling for learners, and optimal patient care. We will define a framework, the 5 C’s for Resilience, and offer practical strategies to help colleagues to implement this and manage their stress effectively, both in their professional and personal lives.


Mamta Gautam

Mamta Gautam, MD, MBA, FRCPC, CPDC, CCPE, CPE is an internationally renowned psychiatrist, consultant, certified coach, author and speaker. Focused on Professional Health and Well-being since 1990, she is a pioneer in this field and is known as the “The Doctor’s Doctor”. In the past 2 decades, she has expanded her work to include Leadership Development to better address system-level factors that impact the wellness of healthcare workers. 

She has created podcasts and videos on these topics, and authored articles, book chapters, and 2 international best-selling books. She brings this knowledge and expertise to PEAK MD, through which she delivers keynote presentations and workshops, consults to healthcare organizations and coaches senior medical leaders internationally. 

She is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards for her innovative work to support and mentor her healthcare colleagues, and has been awarded Distinguished Fellowships in both the Canadian and American Psychiatric Associations.

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