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  • 1.  Need Help for Burnout?

    Posted 01-13-2023 15:45
    Burnout has been a big issue among HIV health care providers especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.  As an HIV specialist, I have also struggled with stress, anxiety, depression, and burnout.  I have been practicing Kelee meditation, a brief 5-minute meditation performed twice daily for over 17 years now, which has been extremely helpful in managing stress in both my personal and professional life.  I have also been teaching this form of meditation at the UCSD School of Medicine in an Elective Class to medical and pharmacy students, as well as Internal Medicine Residents, and Infectious Diseases Fellows.  We are planning to have an upcoming Kelee Medicine Workshop on Saturday, February 25, 2022 from 8:30am to 3:15pm Pacific Time.  This Workshop is CME-accredited and will offer 5 CME units for attendees.  If you are interested in checking this out, please go to  Thanks for your interest and feel free to contact me here or email me at  Thanks.
    Daniel Lee, M.D.Clinical Professor of MedicineClinical Director for the Pacific AIDS Education Training Center (PAETC) HIV Learning NetworkDirector of the Owen Lipid/Lipodystrophy ClinicUCSD Medical Center -- Owen Clinic200 W. Arbor DriveSan Diego, CA  92103-8681Mail Code 8681(619) 543-3995dalee@health.ucsd.eduMy Gender Pronouns: he, him, his

    Daniel Lee
    UCSD Medical Center
    San Diego CA

  • 2.  RE: Need Help for Burnout?

    Posted 02-15-2023 15:30

    Here is the Agenda for the upcoming virtual Zoom workshop on Saturday 2/25/23.  If you are interested in checking this out, please go to

    Program Agenda

    8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
    Opening Welcome from Kelee Foundation
    Nikki Walsh, MBA

    8:45 – 10:00 a.m.
    Keynote Talk:  How to Find your Center with Kelee Meditation
    Daniel Lee, MD

    10:00 – 10:10 a.m.

    10:10 – 11:40 a.m.
    Clinician Panel: Healthcare Provider Application of Kelee Medicine
    1)  Application to Patient Care – Sanjeev Bhavnani, MD
    2)  Application to Self-Care – Ankita Kadakia, MD
    3)  Application to Cancer Survivorship – Amy M. Sitapati, MD

    11:40 – 12:30 p.m.

    12:30 – 1:50 p.m.
    Breakout Sessions: Small Groups to Perform Kelee Meditation with Q&A
    Sanjeev Bhavnani, MD; D'Arcy Harley, MSW; Ankita Kadakia, MD; Daniel Lee, MD; Adrianne Padilla, PA-C, MS; Louis Sands, MBA; Frank A. Silva, MPH; Ron W. Rathbun; Amy M. Sitapati, MD; Nikki Walsh, MBA

    1:50 – 2:00 p.m.

    2:00 – 3:00 p.m.
    Conversation on "The Essence of Empathy and Compassion as it Relates to the Practice of Medicine"
    Ron W. Rathbun and Daniel Lee, MD

    3:00 – 3:15 p.m.
    Closing Remarks
    Nikki Walsh, MBA

    Daniel Lee
    UCSD Medical Center
    San Diego CA