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Physician Wellness Retreat

Eureka Springs, AR • The Basin Park Hotel
September 20-22, 2019


MAOPS Members: $595

Non-Members: $695

Spouses: $150


*All Wellness Retreat tickets are non-refundable.



“In a room full of physicians of differing specialties, practice types, & generations, we all have the same core priorities & struggles. There is comfort just knowing we individually are not alone in our struggles & are not a failure as physicians because of this.” -2018 Retreat Participant

Goals & Guidelines Schedule Spouses Activities Hotel




Program Details

Dress: Comfortable! Be you! If that means a tuxedo, so be it. If it’s a t-shirt and jeans, that’s okay, too!


Food & Drinks: Breakfast on Saturday and Sunday and lunch on Saturday will be provided. Friday evening dinner will not be provided so please eat before you arrive.


Participants are asked to bring a water bottle that can be refilled and several healthy snacks they enjoy. We will ensure that ice water, fruit-infused water, tea and coffee are available. No soda or alcohol will be offered by MAOPS throughout the event.


Phones: Attendees are challenged to turn their cell phones off completely during the sessions.


Wellness Staff: The Center for Mental Wellness staff will be present throughout the conference to help facilitate sessions as well as to answer attendee questions.


“The retreat was a reality check for me. Should be required for all students and residents. I wish I would have had access to this information 10 years ago.” -2018 Retreat Participant


Program Goals

During the program attendees will:

  1. Develop and implement a personal wellness plan.
  2. Develop a cohort for continued communication and support.


  1. Physicians will identify the causes of stress and fatigue in their practice of medicine and describe the impact of these on their patients.
  2. Physicians will describe three new techniques they have learned to increase their overall physical health.
  3. Physicians will describe three new techniques to increase their overall mental health.
  4. Physicians will identify techniques to share with patients to improve their physical and mental health.


Attendance Guidelines

Before registering for the Physician Wellness Retreat, please read and consider the following attendance guidelines. 

  1. CME is being offered for this program, BUT it should not be the reason you attend the program. Some sessions will be for CME; others will not. However, all sessions will be geared to helping you achieve personal wellness.
  2. Be flexible. We are certain some sessions will generate more conversation and discussion than others. Be prepared for some sessions to go long, and others to be cut short. We want to ensure we focus on what YOU find interesting and important.
  3. Plan on attending all sessions. If you can’t or don’t want to, this is not the program for you. The curriculum and outcomes are based on the idea that attendees will be present for all sessions.
  4. This program is physician designed and led. You will not be listening to lectures all day, but will be asked to participate in your own learning. If you enjoy interacting with others and presenting your own ideas, you will like the format of this program. If this is not your thing, take a chance, step out of your comfort zone and try!
  5. There will be some “homework” prior to the meeting. It won’t take long, but your experience at the meeting will be dependent on your preparation before the meeting. If a little homework is not your thing, then neither is this meeting!
  6. There will be some follow-up surveys following the meeting so we can learn more about your success as an outcome of the program, what we can do better and how YOU can help us do better.
  7. We will have opportunities for attendees to interact via social media after the retreat. We’d like for you to follow us and engage with us. We will use it to post articles and discussion items. You can use it to see who's coming and keep in contact with people following the meeting.




14 Category 1-A CME Credits




6:30pm – 9:30pm


Physician Wellness, Stress, Burnout and Depression


Don’t Lose Your Marbles: Activities and Discussion on Work-Life Balance


MBI and AWS: What They Tell You About YOU 


8:00am – 3:00pm


7:00am Q&A with Mental Health Experts

(Optional and NOT for CME)


Physician Nutrition – Practicing What We Preach


Love Your EHR: Sensible Solutions to a Problem that isn’t Going Away


Communication and Negotiation: Do’s and Don’ts to Get What you Want (including EHR’s)


Basic Principles of Mindfulness


Strategies to Deal Effectively with Online Physician Ratings and Physician Satisfaction Scores


“I Have a Friend Who”: Q & A with Mental Health Experts


When is Enough, Enough?



3:00pm • FREE TIME to Visit Eureka Springs!




8:00am –12:00pm 


7:00am Mindfulness Exercises

(Optional and NOT for CME)


Tasting What You Eat: Mindfulness Practices for Healthier Eating (Breakfast)


Organizing: Benefits to Your Wellness


Developing a Feasible and Effective Personal Wellness Plan




Wellness Team


MAOPS is accredited by the American Osteopathic Association to provide osteopathic continuing medical education for physicians. MAOPS designates this program for a maximum of 14 AOA Category 1-A CME credits, and will report CME and specialty credits commensurate with the extent of the physician’s participation. 






Research shows that health plans work best when family is involved. A $150 spouse ticket now includes an invitation to ALL retreat events including meals, activities, and CME sessions!





The Physician Wellness Retreat is an opportunity for physicians and their families to rejuvenate their mind, body, and spirit. After a morning of hands-on and minds-on learning, participants are encouraged to explore Eureka Springs on Saturday beginning at 3pm. Some informal outings will be developed at the event based on attendee interest.



  • Blue Spring Heritage Center
  • Grotto Spring
  • Turpentine Creek
  • Pivot Rock & Natural Bridge
  • Beaver Lake
  • Harmon Park Loop
  • Black Bass Lake

  • Lake Leatherwood City Park (mountain biking and hiking)

  • Passion Play Trails (mountain biking)



Antique Stores/Museums

  • Castle Antiques
  • Eureka West Antiques
  • Wonderland 

Art Galleries

  • The Birdcage
  • Susan Morrison Gallery
  • Quigley’s Castel
  • Quicksilver



  •  Saint Elizabeth Catholic Church - Saturday Mass @ 4:00pm in the Parish Center and Sunday Mass @ 8:30am in the Church
  • First Christian Church - Sunday @10:30am
  • Faith Christian Family Church - Sunday @ 10:00am
  • First United Methodist Church - Sunday @ 10:00am
  • Grace Lutheran Church - Sunday @ 9:30am
  • Calvary Chapel Eureka Springs  - Sunday @ 10:00am


  • Brews
  • Keels Creek
  • Grotto Wood Fired Grill & Wine Cave
  • Stone House
  • Railway Winery
  • Frisco Sporting Club


Live Entertainment

  • Basin Park Music Series
  • The Great Passion Play



  • Tram Tour of Eureka Springs
  • Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour





Space for this event is very limited, and rooms are on a first-come, first-served basis. 


*The MAOPS room block has officially closed. We have reserved a handful of additional rooms under our name for any Wellness Retreat attendees who have yet to make arrangements. Please call the MAOPS office at 573-634-3415 to arrange your reservation.


The Basin Park Hotel DOES anticipate selling out that weekend.


   Check-In: 3:00 pm

Check-Out: 1:00 pm


Please make room reservations as soon as possible by calling 855-725-5720. Mention the group name "Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physicians & Surgeons"


Room Rates for our group start at:

 $189/per night + taxes for a premium king room

 $199/per night + taxes for 2 double beds


*Jacuzzi rooms and suites are also available at a discounted price. Please ask Basin Park Hotel staff for details.


Hotel Website


*Room reservations MUST be made over the phone to receive our group rate.




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