The FSPHP 30th Anniversary Conference:
Leading the Way in Physician Health

Thursday, April 30, 2020 - Sunday, May 3, 2020
Manchester Grand Hyatt
One Market Place, San Diego, CA 92101



The FSPHP would like to invite you to attend the FSPHP 30th Anniversary Conference: Leading the Way in Physician Health.  Our annual conference is attended by over 250 state physician health program administrators, care providers, and allied health professionals dedicated to the mission of the FSPHP and its member state programs. This is a unique opportunity to network with professionals dedicated to issues of physician well-being, including the treatment of substance use disorders and mental illness facing physicians and other licensed healthcare professionals in the United States, Canada, and other parts of the world.

The FSPHP is a nonprofit corporation whose purpose is to provide a forum for education and exchange of information among state physician health programs; to develop common objectives and goals; to develop guidelines; to enhance awareness of issues related to physician health and impairment; to provide advocacy for physicians and their health issues at local, state, and national levels; and to assist state programs in their quest to protect the public. Our mission is to support physician health programs in improving the health of medical professionals, thereby contributing to quality patient care.   Click here or the image above to download the 2020 FSPHP Annual Education Conference Registration Packet.


The program is designed for health care professionals and physicians of all specialties, physician assistants, attorneys, physical therapists, case managers, nurses, licensed social workers, toxicologists, scientific researchers, and clinical coordinators who partner with Physician Health and Health Professional Programs to improve physician and healthcare professional well-being.

Click here to see the FSPHP 30th Anniversary Conference: Leading the Way in Physician Health Guest Speakers.

Click here to see the complete Faculty list for the FSPHP 30th Anniversary Conference: Leading the Way in Physician Health.


  • Networking Opportunities with leaders in the field of professional health & well-being
  • Large exhibitor space with all meal functions with attendees
  • Interactive general and breakout sessions each day to highlight the essentials of physician health programs
  • Emphasis on Panel Presentations
  • Daily Mutual Support Groups
  • Daily Gentle Mindfulness Meditation
  • Poster Symposiums & Reception
  • Dinner at SeaWorld for all Attendees *Separate fee applies

NEW this year!
FSPHP will offer an FSPHP Excellence in Research Poster Symposium Award to the top poster(s).  Additional details and information coming soon.

The registration fee includes attendance at all sessions and presentations, access to the conference mobile app, all luncheons, breaks and opening dinner.  A separate fee applies for the Saturday Night Social & Dinner at Sea World.

Registration Deadlines Members Non-Members

Residents & 

Rec’d on/by March 20, 2020 $550 $650 $300 $275
Rec’d March 21 – April 18, 2020 $600 $700 $350 $325
Rec’d after April 18, 2020 and onsite $650 $750 $400 $375
New Members joining between Dec 15, 2019 - Jan 31, 2020 $445      


Saturday Night Social & Dinner at Sea World (May 2, 2020):  $75.00
Spouse/Guest of Attendee (meals only): $300.00
Spouse/Guest of Attendee registration includes breaks, lunch and opening night silent auction dinner only. Spouse or guests of attendee’s interested in sessions may register for the conference.  Separate registration is required for the Saturday Night Social & Dinner at a cost of $75.00/person.
*Residents & Fellows must submit a letter from their training program in order to receive the resident rate.  **Student rate available to the first 25 graduate or medical students.
Click here to register online!

Cancellation Policy & Deadlines: 

  • Full refund minus $50.00 processing fee: March 20, 2020
  • 50% refund minus $50.00 processing fee: April 18, 2020
  • No Refunds after April 18, 2020.

All cancellations must be submitted in writing to Sandra Savage at [email protected].

Thursday, April 30, 2020; 6:00pm - 8:30pm

FSPHP will feature a Silent Auction at our Opening Night Dinner, in the Exhibitor Hall for all conference attendees and exhibitors. Proceeds will benefit the Federation of State Physician Health Programs’ mission to support physician health programs in improving the health of medical professionals, thereby contributing to quality patient care. To donate an item, contact Marlene Hall at [email protected]. All donors and items will be recognized at the event on the item display and on our conference mobile app. Donation deadline: April 17, 2020.
Click here for more information on the Silent Auction.

Friday, May 1, 2020; 5:30pm - 6:30pm 

Please join us for the Poster Presentation Symposium and Reception on Friday, May 1st at 5:30pm.  Enjoy light refreshments while you visit with the poster presenters. Posters will be available for viewing all day Friday, May 1 and Saturday, May 2.
NEW this year!   FSPHP will offer an FSPHP Excellence in Research Poster Symposium Award to the top poster(s).  

Featuring Special Guest Speaker Ruchi Mishra Fitzgerald, MD 
Saturday, May 2, 2020
Buses to depart the hotel at 6:30pm; Event to begin at 7:00pm

Join us at Sea World San Diego in the Aquaria World of Fishes & Tidepools for a social event intended to provide additional time for you to relax, engage and network with your colleagues. This event will include dinner and round-trip transportation.
A separate fee of $75 per ticket will apply.  
Sea World attractions will be closed during the event.

Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego

1 Market Place; San Diego, California
Phone: 619-232-1234; Email: [email protected]
FSPHP has reserved a room block at the Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego at the discounted rate of $259/night plus tax.   This rate is available until April 6, 2020 or until the room block sells out.  
A deposit will be required upon making reservations to ensure only the required number or rooms are booked.   

Click this link to make your online hotel reservation.

Please notice when making travel plans that the 2020 FSPHP Meeting schedule falls on a Thursday to Sunday, different from past years when it was 1 day earlier.   The registration and opening kicks off on Thursday, April 30 at 11:30 am  (** pre-conference session on Thursday morning, and an early exhibitor check and board meeting on Wednesday).  You will likely want to plan your travel to arrive Wednesday! 


The Manchester Grand Hyatt San Diego is approximately 3.4 miles and a 10 minute drive from the San Diego International Airport.  Click here for directions.  Click the links below for information on various transportation options servicing the San Diego International Airport:

Registration for, attendance at, and/or participation in the 2020 FSPHP Annual Education Conference & Business Meeting constitutes acknowledgement by the registrant/attendee/participant that photos and video/audio recordings may be made of the conference events and constitutes agreement by the registrant/attendee/participant that the Federation of State Physician Health Programs (FSPHP) may use and distribute in its publications, on its website, and in the conference proceedings, such photos or recordings that include the image or voice of the registrant/attendee/participant. Individual recordings (audio or visual) of any portion of the meeting are strictly prohibited without the prior written consent of the FSPHP. By participating in the Annual Education Conference & Business Meeting, the registrant/attendee/participant acknowledges that he/she agrees to these stipulations.

Complimentary internet is available within our meeting space. Attendees are encouraged to bring a fully charged laptop computer or other electronic device to the meeting, as program materials and presentations for this year’s event will be provided electronically and available on the conference app. Attendees are also encouraged to download the conference mobile app to their smartphone or tablet. The app will be available for download in early April 2020.

Martha E. Brown, MD, Co-Chair - Professional Resource Network, Inc.
Doris Gundersen, MD, Co-Chair - Colorado Physician Health Program
Terrance M. Bedient, FACHE - Committee for Physician Health - Medical Society of NY
Chris Bundy, MD, MPH - Washington Physicians Health Program
Mary Ellen Caiati, MD - Colorado Physician Health Program
Paul Earley, MD, DFASAM - Georgia Professional Health Program, Inc.
Dianne Gay - Georgia Professional Health Program, Inc.
P. Bradley Hall, MD, DABAM - WV Medical Professionals Health Program
Scott Hambleton, MD, DFASAM - Mississippi Physician Health Program
Philip Hemphill, PhD - Tulane University 
Robin McCown - Georgia Professional Health Program, Inc.
Kristi Plotner, LCSW - Mississippi Physician Health Program
Ben Seymour, CADC, CIP - Idaho Physician Recovery Network
Sara Shelton Georgia Professional Health Program, Inc.
Linda R. Bresnahan, MS - FSPHP Executive Director
Sandra Savage - FSPHP Membership & Meeting Coordinator

Sandra Savage: [email protected]; Linda Bresnahan: [email protected]