Please join other state physician health program administrators, care providers, and allied health professionals dedicated to the mission of the FSPHP and its member state programs for over three days of education, interaction, information and opportunity.

The format delivery will be different but the conference agenda will continue to include thought-provoking sessions, networking opportunities, social engagement, and access to information on industry related services - all focused on supporting professionals dedicated to issues of physician well-being, including the treatment of substance use disorders and mental illness facing physicians and other healthcare professionals.

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.   

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit.


  • Connect with leaders in the field of professional health and well-being
  • Interact with exhibitors before, during and after the event via virtual exhibitor booths
  • Network live with MORE attendees than ever before
  • Engage in general and breakout sessions with experts including Q&A, Chat, Gaming & Polls
  • Attende the Poster Symposiums Showcase with recorded informative sessions
  • Schedule and attend live networking breakouts
  • Participate in Peer Support Meetings & Silent Auction


  • Develop evidence-based strategies and peer support resources to prevent healthcare professional burnout and decrease risk of suicide.
  • Utilize and integrate outcomes of mental, behavioral health and addiction services provided by Physician Health Programs to reduce conditions related to job stress.
  • Incorporate current methods to reduce barriers for health care professionals seeking support for their well-being and health including improvements in safe-haven legislation, rules, and regulations such as peer review, 42CFR, ADA, and HIPAA.
  • Manage changes in licensure and/or credentialing which increases privacy of health information while balancing the role of patient safety.
  • Critically review and analyze health care professional cases to improve best practices for identifying the prevalence, nature, and differential diagnosis of health care professionals at risk of substance use disorders.
  • Examine key sources of stress and apply a strengths-based approach to improve fulfillment and well-being in health care professionals and organizations.
  • Apply Physician Health Programs’ data-driven models which match the health care professionals' needs for evaluation, referral, treatment, and/or monitoring when issues of aging, professional boundaries, and determining fitness for duty are required.

All speakers are asked to explore the impact of COVID-19 and topics on diversity, equality, and inclusion in relation to the health and well-being of health care professionals.


The FSPHP 2021 Virtual Education Conference program is designed for:

  • physicians of all specialties
  • physician assistants
  • psychologists
  • attorneys
  • program developers
  • physical therapists
  • case managers
  • nurses
  • licensed social workers
  • toxicologists
  • scientific researchers
  • clinical coordinators involved in physician and professional health programs


Each conference day will begin with an opening mixer that will encourage engagement and interactivity. 

April 1, 2021 at 5:30pm - 6:45pm
The 2021 FSPHP Virtual Education Conference will feature a Silent Auction to launch ahead of our event.  On our opening night, all exhibitors will be introduced, and silent auction donors and winners will be announced. 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 Sandra Savage at [email protected]. All donors and items will be recognized on the virtual conference platform.  
Donation deadline: March 1, 2021.   
On behalf of the FSPHP, thank you for considering a donation and/or for your support through attendance at our Opening Night Silent Auction.

April 8, 2021 at 5:00pm - 6:30pm

You do not want to miss the ever-growing FSPHP Poster Presentation Symposium Showcase on April 8, 2021 at 5:00-630pm EST. You will have the opportunity to vote for FSPHP Excellence in Research Poster Symposium Award.  Posters will be able for viewing before, during and after the conference.

Be sure to make the time for you and your mental health.  Attend the Virtual Open Mutual Support Meetings and Virtual Gentle Mindfulness Meditation events on the mornings of April 8 and April 15.

SCHEDULE AT A GLANCE (subject to change)

MARCH 30, 2021
10:00am - 12:00pm Pre-Conference Workshop
12:30pm - 2:00pm FSPHP New Member Session
2:30pm - 4:30pm Pre-Conference Workshop


APRIL 1, 2021

11:00am - 12:00pm Opening Mixer - Introductions of our 2021 Exhibitors, Speakers, and Attendees
12:00pm - 1:00pm General Session
1:00pm -1:30pm Break & Exhibitor Booth Viewing
1:30pm - 3:00pm  General Session
3:00pm - 3:15pm Break & Exhibitor Booth Viewing
3:15pm - 4:00pm Breakout Sessions A, B & C
4:00pm - 4:15pm Break & Exhibitor Booth Viewing
4:15pm - 5:00pm Breakout Sessions A, B & C
5:00pm - 5:30pm Break & Exhibitor Booth Viewing
5:30pm - 6:45pm FSPHP Silent Auction & Exhibitor Introductions


APRIL 8, 2021

9:15am - 10:15am  Open Mutual Support Meeting 
9:15am - 10:15am  Gentle Mindfulness Meditation and/or Yoga
10:15am - 10:30am Break & Exhibitor Booth Viewing
10:30am - 11:00am  Welcome Mixer -
Welcome Remarks, Introductions of Exhibitors and Speakers 
11:00am - 12:00pm General Session
12:00pm - 12:15pm Break & Exhibitor Booth Viewing
12:15pm - 1:30pm General Session
1:30pm - 2:15pm Lunch Break & Exhibitor Booth Viewing
2:15pm - 3:15pm Breakout Sessions A, B & C
3:15pm - 3:30pm Break & Exhibitor Booth Viewing
3:30pm - 4:30pm General Session
4:30pm - 5:00pm Break & Exhibitor Booth Viewing
5:00pm - 6:30pm Poster Symposiums Showcase


APRIL 15, 2021

9:15am - 10:15am  Open Mutual Support Meeting
9:15am - 10:15am  Gentle Mindfulness Meditation and/or Yoga 
10:15am - 10:30am Break & Exhibitor Booth Viewing
10:30am  - 11:00am Welcome Mixer - Diamond and Emerald Panel Session &
Poster Symposium Winners Announced
11:00am - 12:00pm General Session
12:00pm - 12:15pm Break & Exhibitor Booth Viewing
12:15pm - 1:15pm Breakout Sessions A, B & C
1:15pm  - 2:00pm  Lunch Break & Exhibitor Booth Viewing
2:00pm - 3:00pm Breakout Sessions A & B
3:00pm - 3:15pm  Break & Exhibitor Booth Viewing
3:15pm - 4:45pm General Session
4:45pm - 5:30pm Closing Remarks


APRIL 29, 2021

3:00pm - 5:00pm FSPHP Annual Membership Meeting


Martha Brown, MD, Co-Chair Professionals Resource Network, Inc.
Doris Gundersen, MD, Co-Chair  Colorado Physician Health Program
Terrance Bedient, FACHE Committee for Physician Health - Medical Society of NY
Chris Bundy, MD, MPH, FASAM Washington Physician Health Program
 Mary Ellen Caiati, MD Colorado Physician Health Program
 Dianne Gay Georgia Professional Health Program
 P. Bradley Hall, MD, DABAM West Virginia Medical Professionals Health Program
Scott Hambleton, MD, DFASAM Mississippi Physician Health Program
Philip Hemphill, PhD Tulane University
Amanda Kimmel, MPA Colorado Physician Health Program
Robin McCown Georgia Professional Health Program, Inc.
Ben Seymour, CADC, CIP Idaho Physician Recovery Network
Sara Shelton Georgia Professional Health Program
Craig Uthe, MD Midwest Health Management Services, LLC
Linda Bresnahan, MS FSPHP, Executive Director
Sandra Savage FSPHP, Membership & Meeting Coordinator



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