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April 17 @ 9:30 am - April 18 @ 12:30 pm


The program begins at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, April 17th, and ends on Saturday, April 18th, at noon.

“The Impact of Creativity on Clinician and Student Well-Being”

Mills Park Hotel, Yellow Springs, OH 

Do you yearn to be creative in this health care world of electronic medical records, algorithms, and protocols?

Studies support there are close links between medical practice and artistic creativity. Individuals who engage in both forms of activity find the interaction beneficial. The inclusion of creative arts in medical curriculum not only enriches the experience for medical students during their education, but also enhances their later well-being while engaged in medical practice and after they have retired. Creativity enhances life-long learning and resiliency in the health care professions.

Please join Evangeline Andarsio, MD, RISHI Director, Rianna Lloyd, DPN, RN, RISHI Power of Nursing Director, and Jonathan Pincus, MA, Artist in Residence at WSU-BSOM for an exploration of the impact of creativity in Clinicians and health care professional students’ well-being.

Are you seeking reflection and renewal in your professional and personal life?

If so, please join us for an incredibly enriching experience! This 1 ½ day workshop will draw on the award-winning discovery model methods of the Remen Institute for the Study of Health and Illness (RISHI). This workshop offers nourishment and self-care for healthcare professionals and medical/nursing students.

Please join our presenters to enable you to:

    • Awaken the experience of respite, quiet and peace
    • Explore the impact of creativity in your work
    • Explore the meaning of your work using reflection, experiential exercises, art, symbolism, narrative, journaling, generous listening and small group sharing
    • Learn strategies and mindful practices to foster compassion for self and experience the compassionate support of a professional community
    • Create a “shadow box” to explore the meaning of your work
    • Explore hiking, biking and personal exploration in peaceful Yellow Springs, Ohio



Physicians: $350.00 

Nurses/ Clinicians/ Healthcare Professionals: $300.00

Residents: $150.00

Students: $30.00

Note: $100.00 of the registration fee covers materials/supplies for creativity sessions during the retreat as well as the support and guidance from a local artist.  Continental breakfast and lunch are included in registration for both Friday and Saturday. 

Cost of hotel and the Friday night dinner are not included.


Cancellation & Refund Policy

Full registration fee is due by April 10, 2020. A full refund (less processing fee of $25) will be issued for cancellations on or BEFORE March 15, 2020. Cancellations after March 15 will forfeit registration fee. For further information regarding the training contact Evangeline Andarsio, MD at Evangeline.Andarsio@wright.edu. For questions regarding registration, payments, travel, hotel or other customer service issues, contact Jeff Staats at 937-245-7450 or Jeffery.Staats@wright.edu.

Hotel and Travel Information

Lodging: The Well-Being Retreat will be held at the Mills Park Hotel, 321 Xenia Ave, Yellow Springs, OH 45387. A special discounted room rate has been negotiated for workshop attendees at the Mills Park Hotel: $125 plus tax/night for weeknights and $175 plus tax/night (Friday & Saturday). Deadline for discounted room rate is March 15, 2020.

Lodging note: The Mills Park is a small, beautiful hotel, noted for its personalized care, and rooms sell out quickly. If you want to stay at the Mills Park Hotel, please know that it is very important to make reservations well in advance. Online reservation is not available. Please reserve your room by calling the hotel directly at 937-319-0400.

Additional lodging: We can provide names of alternative accommodations in a range of prices in the immediate vicinity of the event.

Travel: Participants fly in from all over the country to attend The RISHI Clinician and Well-Being Retreat. If you are arriving by plane and will be renting a car, consider the following airports:

CME and Nursing CE Accreditation:

Information will be forthcoming.

Disclosure policy: The Remen Institute for the Study of Health and Illness has implemented a process where everyone who is in a position to control the content of any educational activity must disclose any relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest.
Disclosure Information: The speakers, presenters and planning committee members for this educational activity disclose no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests.

Disabilities Statement: 

As an organization accredited for continuing medical education (CME), Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine fully complies with the legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act rules and regulations. If any participant is in need of accommodations, written requests should be submitted at least one month in advance.


April 17 @ 9:30 am
April 18 @ 12:30 pm


Mills Park Hotel
321 Xenia Ave
Yellow Springs, OH United States
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