November Gratitude Shorts, Day 14
(I’ll write a make-up post for yesterday.)
“I’m always grateful when we gather to educate one another.” –Mark Silver, MD
The last two days held a gathering that filled my mind and my heart. The annual meeting of the American College of Physicians Illinois Chapter brought together almost 200 internists from across the state. National leaders in cardiology, adult vaccination, physician well-being and numerous other fields spoke with passion and inspiration. We learned, discussed, and communed. I reconnected with friends from college, residency, teaching, and practice, and made several new friends.
In this era when we can look up any information on the internet, the chance to meet in person to share ideas and learnings feels exceptional. We humans require connection to thrive. Too often we allow the daily grind to interfere with this, and we slowly wither away inside.
My most sincere thanks to all of my creative, dedicated, and generous colleagues who made this meeting possible! May we keep our flames lit and hold one another in the light of purpose and caring.