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15/10/2022 à 08:30

On behalf of the Lebanese Association of Mindfulness, we are honored to invite you to our second conference on Wellness and Mindfulness at Work and Society, which will be held at Irwin Hall, Main LAU Campus in Beirut and also hybrid via Webex.


We have invited three international speakers who will be talking about a special program for medical doctors and staff and another authority on mindfulness at work, Dr. Michael Chaskalson.


Join us on October 15, 2022, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Beirut Local Time, UTC +3) for the “Wellness and Mindfulness at Work and in Society” conference. This conference will explore the concept of wellness and how mindfulness contributes to well-being. The Lebanese Association of Mindfulness (LAM) co-organizes this event with the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine. The conference will be held simultaneously at the Lebanese American University, Beirut campus and online via the WebEx platform. You are welcome to join us either way.

During the COVID-19 crisis, mental distress has increased tremendously. There is a growing interest among individuals and organizations in wellness programs that extend beyond physical fitness and nutrition to cultivate better mental and physical well-being. In particular, with much-supporting research, mindfulness contributes to positive outcomes and has gained wider acceptance among consumers and organizations with programs and applications for different populations and settings. We will explore the physiology and psychology of wellbeing and the neuroscience and biology of mindfulness. Then, we move to apply mindfulness at work with our keynote speaker, Dr. Michael Chaskalson. Later, we will introduce a program for medical doctors and healthcare providers, the Enhanced Stress-Resilience Training (ESRT) that is tailored to the real life of physicians and surgeons. It will be presented by Dr. Carter Lebares, Assistant Professor of Surgery at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) and Director of the Center for Mindfulness in Surgery.    


The target attendees include all students, faculty, and staff from LAU and other universities, particularly those from the schools of medicine, pharmacy, and nursing, as well as those working in medical centers. In addition, the invitation will be extended to all physicians from the Lebanese Order of Physicians, all nurses from the Lebanese Order of Nursing, and all pharmacists from the Lebanese Order of Pharmacy. We also welcome the general public and those interested in learning more about mindfulness and wellness.


We will kick off the day with keynote addresses from LAM and the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine and conclude with a mindfulness session conducted onsite by two mindfulness teachers.


Looking forward to your presence and active contribution,


Please register for free before Thursday, October 10, 2022, at 4 p.m. (Beirut Local Time, UTC +3).




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