Thursday, August 6, 2020            9:00- 10:00 AM

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Kern Institute 

The Kern Institute Welcomes
Adam B. Hill, MD

Please join us for a courageous and inspirational Grand Rounds presentation and Q&A with Adam B. Hill, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine titled:

“A Physicians Story of Recovery”

August 6 | 9-10am

Adam B. Hill, MD

Dr. Adam B. Hill is the division chief of pediatric palliative care at Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Dr. Hill is a graduate of Butler University for his undergraduate work and Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSOM). He completed his pediatric residency training at St. Louis University, a fellowship in pediatric hematology/oncology at Duke University, and a palliative medicine fellowship at Indiana University. His work in palliative care is focused on allowing patients to live the best quality of life possible, in the midst of chronic, life-limiting and/or life threatening medical conditions. In addition, he works with colleagues on debriefing clinical work to decrease caregiver distress by finding meaning and purpose in the work and is the founder/director of Compassion Rounds at Riley Hospital for Children, a town hall humanities based forum to process human emotions in healthcare.

Dr. Hill has a passion for international medical work, having had opportunities to work in Kenya, Belize, Mexico and Tanzania over the past decade. Dr. Hill also serves as the medical director for Camp Little Red Door, a week long, full immersion summer camp for children/siblings living with cancer.

Finally, Dr. Hill is passionate about physician wellness and self-care in the context of changing the culture of medicine surrounding mental health conditions and addiction. In 2017, Dr. Hill published a groundbreaking New England Journal of Medicine articled titled “Breaking the Stigma: A Physician’s Perspective on Self- Care and Recovery.” In this article Dr. Hill shares his own story of personal recovery from depression and substance use. As a result, Dr. Hill has become a nationally recognized lecturer on the topic and has also authored a book entitled “Long Walk Out of the Woods: A Physician’s Story of Addiction, Depression, Hope and Recovery”.

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to join us!

Learning Objectives:
  • Learn about stigma/stereotypes of mental health and addiction in the medical field.
  • Discuss the obstacles/barriers in the way of seeking mental health treatment.
  • Create an open space for vulnerability to share our own experiences and stories.


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ACCME Accreditation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement:
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Hours of Participation for Allied Health Care Professionals
The Medical College of Wisconsin designates this activity for up to 1.o hours of participation for continuing education for allied health professionals.