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


Sir William Osler practiced before penicillin, iron lungs, ventilators, computers, X-Rays, CTs, MRIs, PET scans, endoscopes, EMRs, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act. He would be dazzled by the achievements of modern medicine over just one century, but also disgusted by its delivery.

The Osler Symposia are not wellness, anti-burnout or drum-circle retreats. We are here to water fertile medical brains and sprout solutions. If you are a clinician of any flavor, please join us for a weekend of invigorating conversation, networking with kindred spirits, and idea generation.

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.

Come join us in San Luis Obispo, CA
August 23rd-25th, 2019 

For a weekend of invigorating conversation, wonderful outings,
and lifelong friendship formation!


We are doctors, nurses, and non-medical people who strive to make life better.

Camille Adair, RN


Tami Berry, MD

Director of Professional Development

Murray Buttner, MD

Board Member

Ariana Faron

Social Media Manager

Reuben Last, MD

Board Member

Janice Mancuso

Founder/Executive Director

Nancy Pando, LICSW

Board Member

Vanessa Salas

Director of Technology

Manjeet Kaur Tangri, RA, IIA

International Liaison

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

I’m Well, The System is Not.

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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