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Surgery Grand Rounds - Enjoy the Journey

Dr. Riall discusses her personal and professional journey from a demanding surgical training program through to her current position as an oncology surgeon at the University of Arizona. She reviews negative thought patterns and traps such as fear and private disappointment that can lead to physician burnout. She examines the techniques and media resources* that helped her regain an awareness of how to balance work, sense of community, home, and self.
*The Happiness Advantage - Shawn Anchor – TED Talk

Activity Details

Start Date:  July 17, 2019
End Date: July 17, 2021

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  • Taylor S. Riall, MD, PhD, FACS
    Professor and Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology
    University of Arizona, College of Medicine – Tucson, Arizona

    Dr. Riall’s clinical expertise is in general and pancreaticobiliary surgery, including pancreatic and periampullary cancer, acute and chronic pancreatitis, gallstone disease, gastrointestinal cancer, and general surgery. Dr. Riall has been instrumental in developing and implementing critical pathways to streamline care, improve outcomes, and decrease cost of patients undergoing pancreatic, gallbladder, and colorectal surgery. She is also an executive leadership coach and applies her leadership training to help surgeons and residents reach their full potential by raising self-awareness, developing emotional intelligence, clarifying their goals, identifying and addressing personal challenges
Learning Outcome

Participants will be able to identify internal and external factors that contribute to moral distress for physicians in an academic surgical practice, and discuss strategies for how to “enjoy the journey” by investing in personal and professional rebalancing.


Dartmouth-Hitchcock is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Dartmouth-Hitchcock designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Requirements for Successful Completion

In order to receive credit for this Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity, you must:

  • View the entire presentation
  • Complete the online Attestation of Attendance & Evaluation Form (you must register to access).

In accordance with the disclosure policy of Dartmouth-Hitchcock/Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth as well as standards set forth by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education and the Nursing Continuing Education Council standards set forth by the American Nurses Credentialing Center Commission on Accreditation, continuing medical education and nursing education activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content have been asked to disclose any financial relationship* they have to a commercial interest (any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on patients). Such disclosure is not intended to suggest or condone bias in any presentation, but is elicited to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a given activity.

The following activity director(s), planning committee member(s), speaker(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content for Enjoy the Journey (Surgery Grand Rounds) have reported the following financial interest or relationship* with various companies/organizations.  The Planning Committee role was resolved by altering the individual’s control over content about the products or services of the commercial interest by the Activity Director and determined to be free of commercial bias. All potential conflict(s) were resolved.

* Michael Zegans, MD ~ has grant/research support from Medimmune.

* John Seigne, MD ~ has a financial interest in Johnson and Johnson.

* Richard Barth, MD ~ is a major stockholder with Cairnsurgical, Inc.

* Michael Shane Chapman, MD ~ has research support from DUSA and Biofronterra, and is a consultant to Celgene, DUSA and Genentech.

Other planning committee member(s), speaker(s), activity director(s), author(s) or anyone in a position to control the content  for this program report no financial interest or relationship* with any company(ies) or organizations whose product may be germane to the content of their presentations.
There were no individuals in a position to control the content who refused to disclose.

*A “financial interest or relationship" refers to an equity position, receipt of royalties, consultantship, funding by a research grant, receiving honoraria for educational services elsewhere, or to any other relationship to a company that provides sufficient reason for disclosure, in keeping with the spirit of the stated policy.

Provider Contact Information

Provider contact information for questions regarding accreditation of the activity:

Center for Learning and Professional Development
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

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