Hawaii Chapter 2005 Winter Meeting

January 19, 2005 Kahala Mandarin Oriental
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Attendance: ACS Fellows/Associates (44), Residents (8), Other Guests (14)

Guest Speaker: Paul Pearsall, M.D.

Dr. Pearsall spoke to the topic THE MIND OF A SURGEON. A prelude to this presentation was: "Success can not be pursued. It must ensue as a result of commitment to objectives much greater than one's self." Based on his award winning study of "toxic success" which included a subgroup of physicians and several surgeons and his recent article in the August, 2004 Archives of Surgery, this evening's presentation shared some of the unique stresses and challenges of medical practice. Research-based strategies on a more mindful way of dealing with stress, the impact of medical practice on marriage, and ancient Hawaiian concepts that offer insight into healthy living, loving, and working will be discussed.

More about our 2005 Winter Meeting speaker can be found at www.PaulPearsall.com

Dr. Pearsall is one of the most requested speakers in the world, a New York Times best-selling author, and a licensed clinical neuropsychologist. He has given over 6000 international presentations including from the steps of the Acropolis in Greece, to the 50 Governors of the United States, the Academy of Surgeons, the Young Presidents and World Presidents Organization, and over half of the Fortune 500 Companies. He has been invited back by every group he has addressed. He is often joined in special lecture edu-concerts by dancers from his Hawaiian family. He is a regular guest on national television and radio, including CNN, Fox News, NBC’s Dateline, and ABC’s 20/20, and the Oprah Winfrey Show.

Dr. Pearsall is board certified psychoneuroimmunologist, a Clinical Professor at the University of Hawai’i, a member of the board of the State of Hawai'i Consortium for Integrative Health Care, and President and CEO of Ho'ala Hou, Inc, a nonprofit research institute for the study of the application of ancient Hawaiian principles to modern living, loving, and working.

Dr. Pearsall was educated at the University of Michigan where he received the Distinguished Scholar Award. He did his post-graduate training at the Harvard and Albert Einstein Schools of Medicine. He designed and served as chief of the outpatient clinic in the Department of Psychiatry at Sinai Hospital where he received the Rush Gold Medal from the World Congress of Psychiatry for his contributions to preventive psychiatry.

Dr. Pearsall’s prior positions include director of behavioral medicine at Beaumont Hospital, professor of clinical psychiatry and neurosciences at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and director of professional education at the Kinsey Institute at Indiana University. He is on the editorial board of the Psychology Online Journal and a member of the heart transplant study team and the human energy systems laboratory at the University of Arizona School of Medicine.

He has published over 300 professional journal articles and 15 best-selling books, all of which have been translated to several languages. His most recent book is a study of persons who have thrived through crises and is titled THE BEETHOVEN FACTOR: THE NEW POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY OF HARDINESS, HAPPINESS, HEALING, AND HOPE. His next book will be published by Basic Books in April of 2005 titled THE LAST SELF-HELP BOOK YOU’LL EVER NEED. His latest audio/cd series including excerpts from his international lectures and music by his Hawaiian family was released by Nightingale-Conant titled THE SECRET TO INVINCIBLITY: HOW TO THRIVE IN ANY SITUATION.

Dr. Pearsall has received numerous awards for his writing, teaching, and research. He recently received the Wo Learning Champion Lectureship Award at the University of Hawaii. His first book titled Super Immunity won the medicine book of the year award in London, England. In 2003, he received the Scripps Medical Center Trail Blazer in Medicine Award for his contributions to behavioral medicine and research on heart transplant recipients who report receiving the memories of their donors. He was selected by the Oxford England Biographical Society as one of the most influential scientists of the 20th Century.