FSPHP 2022 Annual Education Conference:  
Embracing Inclusivity and Confronting Stigma with 
Professionals Health Programs’ Best Practices

Tuesday, April 26 - Thursday, April 28, 2022; New Orleans Marriott 

Recommended arrive & departure dates: Check-in on April 25; Check-out on April 29 or later and stay
for the FSPHP and FSMB Joint Education Session on Saturday April 30, 2022!

Who Should Attend

The FSPHP Annual Education Conference is designed for physicians of all specialties, physician assistants, psychologists, attorneys, program developers, physical therapists, case managers, nurses, licensed social workers, toxicologists, scientific researchers, and clinical coordinators involved in physician and professional health programs. The 2022 FSPHP Annual Education Conference has an expected attendance of over 200 attendee participants.         

Hotel & Room Block
New Orleans Marriott - 555 Canal Street; New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
FSPHP has reserved a block of rooms at the New Orleans Marriott for a discounted rate of $249 per night. This special rate is available until 7pm CST on Monday, April 4, 2022, or until the room block sells out.
Click here to book your room.

Housing Alert
The FSPHP Annual Education Conference is NOT affiliated with a housing company. Please be careful if approached by any company or service claiming to be an official housing provider for FSPHP. In the past, FSPHP has been made aware of travel companies that are entirely fraudulent, misleading exhibitors and attendees with false information. Please note that you can ONLY book a room in the Federation of State Physician Health Program’s block by using the above link. If you are contacted by a housing company trying to sell hotel rooms for this conference, please contact FSPHP at [email protected].

Conference Themes
The 2022 FSPHP Annual Education Conference will focus on two themes: Inclusivity and Destigmatization for healthcare professionals as we deliver Physician Health Program (PHP) best practices. We are seeking abstracts and presentations that focus on overcoming these barriers, while addressing the evaluation, treatment, and monitoring of illness and conditions relevant to our work. This includes the stigma that accompanies mental health and substance use disorder in healthcare professionals.

Conference Objectives

  1. Review existing evidence-informed strategies that promote cultures of wellness through the assessment and mitigation of mental health stigma, bias, and discrimination in the healthcare ecosystem.
  2. Examine policies or practices of PHPs, evaluation and treatment providers, employers, educators, and regulatory or credentialing entities that encourage (or impede) early identification, access to resources, and effective interventions for healthcare professionals at risk of burnout, mental illness, and/or substance use disorders.
  3. Describe education and advocacy efforts that use destigmatization strategies to promote health professional wellness, access to support, and effective treatment.
  4. Identify best practices for identifying, referring, and monitoring substance use and mental health disorders in healthcare professionals. Such practices include mitigating stigma, internal/implicit bias, and discrimination.


Accreditation Overview
This activity has been approved for the following Accreditations: 
• AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ for Physicians • ANCC CE for Nurses • ACPE CE for Pharmacists • APA CE for Psychologists • ASWB ACE for Social Workers. 

Activity Goal
This activity is designed to address the following core and team competencies: 
Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Employ evidence-based practice, Interprofessional collaboration and communication.

In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Cine-Med and the Federation of State Physician Health Programs. Cine-Med is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Cine-Med designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity provides 19.5 contact hours for nurses.

This activity has been accredited for 1.95 CEU (19.5 credit hours) of continuing education credit.
Note: Due to CPE Monitor reporting requirements, all pharmacists’ credits must be tracked and submitted into the NABP system within 60 days of the conference.

Continuing Education (CE) credits for psychologists are provided through the co-sponsorship of the American Psychological Association (APA) Office of Continuing Education in Psychology (CEP). The APA CEP Office maintains responsibly for the content of the programs. This activity is approved for 19.5 CE Credits.

Social Workers
As a Jointly Accredited Organization, Cine-Med is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. Cine-Med maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive 19.5 intermediate continuing education credits.

Other Healthcare Professionals
All other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of Certificates of Participation for activities designated for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, consult your professional licensing board.

COVID Health & Safety
FSPHP has adopted a "vaccination required" approach for all attendees at the 2022 Annual Education Conference. In practice, this means all attendees will have to provide proof of their COVID-19 "full vaccination" in order to attend. For the purposes of confirmation for the meeting, a person is considered fully vaccinated:

  • 2 weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series such as the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, or
  • 2 weeks after a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine

If an attendee does not meet these requirements, they are NOT considered fully vaccinated and will not be confirmed to attend this in-person conference. If you are currently registered and will not have proof of vaccination, we will adjust your registration and issue a refund if necessary. 

NOTE: These policies and protocols are subject to change as new developments arise over the coming months. All registered attendees will be required to follow protocols as they are finalized before or during the conference.

Any changes to the on-site health and safety measures and requirements for in-person attendance will be communication at least 2 weeks prior to the start of the conference. FSPHP will be complying with any health and safety protocols published by local, state, or federal government agencies, the New Orleans Marriott, and/or local health officials. Click here for the current guidelines in New Orleans.