Panelist: Caring For Frontline Workers
Conversation followed by audience Q+A

COVID-19 has exacerbated a long-simmering crisis in healthcare of clinician burnout and despair. Guided by the desire to reconnect to purpose within their own practices, physicians Anthony Back and Pamela Kryskow and psychologist Alexander Belser share their research into how psychedelic therapies might help clinicians overcome burnout and build stronger connections to their colleagues, patients and practices in the process. As frontline industries lose workers to what’s being called, ‘The Great Resignation,’ it’s essential to expand our thinking about how to help heal and support the people on whom we all depend.

More About Anthony

Anthony Back, MD is a co-founder of VitalTalk, a national nonprofit that provides innovative, interactive clinician and faculty development courses to improve communication skills on an individual and institutional level. Dr. Back is a professor of medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Dr. Back earned his MD at Harvard University. He is triple-board certified in hospice and palliative medicine, medical oncology, and general internal medicine. In his role as a medical communication educator and a VitalTalk co-founder, Dr. Back was the principal investigator for Oncotalk, co-wrote Mastering Communication with Seriously Ill Patients, released the first iPhone app for clinician communication skills, and authored the online communication skills curriculum offered by the Center to Advance Palliative Care.