Wisdom & Well-Being Speaker Series


Postponed until Fall 2020. Please check back for details.

"Community is a Verb"

Elizabeth Métraux, Founder and CEO, Women Writers in Medicine 

Join us for a conversation on how community-building can mitigate burnout, foster fulfillment, and foment revolution. Formerly in leadership with the National Institutes of Health's Office of Workforce Diversity, Liz Métraux has spent the last several years traveling across the U.S. studying how to create a more fulfilled, inclusive clinical workforce, with a special focus on implementing equity initiatives and addressing burnout among early careerists and underrepresented groups. Her writing has appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Modern Healthcare, STAT, Health Affairs, and more, and she regularly speaks on issues of burnout and joy, diversity and equity, and the power of storytelling to build agency and connection.


 Contact bl7zb@virginia.edu with questions.

The Wisdom & Well-Being Speaker Series was created by the UVA Center for Appreciative Practice to foster discussion among members of the health care community. These are academic discussions that are outside of our normal conversations and approach health in a more holistic way. What are the elements of well-being? What contributes to the development of wisdom? How does the interplay of these factors contribute to an individual living a rich and fulfilling life? How do these ideas translate to the wisdom and well-being of an organization? The speakers for this series are renowned individuals who are posing, considering and researching questions that help develop insight into individual, collective and organizational wisdom and well-being.