Programs Designed for Physicians and Nurses

The Osler Symposia is an IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
Sir William Osler (1849-1919)
Father of Modern Medicine


The Osler Symposia was formed to enhance the wellbeing of physicians and nurses for the betterment of healthcare, society, and humanity.

Core Values







“Linked together by the strong bonds of community of interests, the profession of medicine forms a remarkable world-unit in the progressive evolution of which there is a fuller hope for humanity than in any other direction.”
~ Sir William Osler


The Osler Symposia was founded in 2015 to fill a gap by producing educational/recreational/inspirational events that bring together physicians, nurses, and other clinicians with the goal of creating committed communities…the type of community Dr Rachel Naomi Remen described in a 2006 interview:

“Forming genuine community, based on meaning and shared values, may be the best way for physicians to remember a sense of meaning and integrity in our work. When we talk about a community, we are not talking about something abstract. We’re talking about groups of people getting together in a face-to-face way that makes shared meaning and values visible. That strengthens everyone in the room. Such genuine communities can eventually have influence on political and economic forces.”

How We’re Unique

Open Arms

We are a physician-led organization inclusive of nurses and all other frontline medical clinicians. We want to hear from and serve everyone on the team.

Generate Change

The Osler Symposia are designed to support clinicians and to help generate solutions that actually move the trillion dollar ship called US healthcare.

Bring OS to You

We are a 501(c)3 which can serve as an umbrella for like-minded clinicians who may want to offer similar events in their own communities.


We are doctors, nurses, and non-medical people who strive to make life better.
(Please click names below to read Personal Statements.)

Janice Mancuso

Founder/Executive Director & Secretary

What Motivates Us to Act?


Trillion! spent by US Federal Government on healthcare in 2018


Of all US physicians claim they suffer from burnout


Estimated number of US physician suicides yearly


Of physicians report being over-extended or at full capacity of their practices

The System is Broken, We’re Not.

Together, Let’s Fix It!

Lessons Learned

“OS 1” took place in Albuquerque in 2010 and “OS 2” was in San Diego in 2012. Both were under the umbrella of the Endorphin Power Company, a 501(c)3 nonprofit aimed at helping New Mexico’s substance dependent and homeless populations.

The 3rd Osler Symposium is the first to be held under its own independent nonprofit umbrella. Lessons learned from the first two have led to a shorter program with more focus on networking opportunities and big picture conversation. Our intent is not to “cure” burnout, but to define, address and attack its roots.

Previous Attendees

News, Articles & Press

The Osler Symposia Commitment Statement | NAM Action Collaborative
National Academy of Medicine: Action Collaborative on Clinician Well-being and Resilience
The Osler Symposia Commitment Statement | NAM Action Collaborative


If you are interested in learning about upcoming symposia, sponsorship opportunities, supporting our cause or general questions, please contact us by email or phone.

Oceanside, California - USA

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