Live Education CME Event: Becoming the Protagonist of Your Own Life Story

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Live Education CME Event: Becoming the Protagonist of Your Own Life Story

Writing fiction provides an underappreciated yet rich avenue for physicians to approach mindful practice and build resilience. PRI is excited to announce a workshop with a world-renowned expert physician skilled in this area of writing. 

 “…if I had not started to write short speculative fiction back in 2010, I might not be in practice today.  It was writing that showed me how to become the protagonist of the story of my life by teaching me the difference between a protagonist and a sidekick…  

Writing fiction is about developing those narrative muscles. We know of many physician writers, both those who went into literature as their primary career (Michael Crichton, Arthur Conan Doyle) and those who combined the two seamlessly (Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, William Carlos Williams.) The two careers are synergistic. In our medical careers, we observe and intervene.”

Anatoly Belilovsky, M.D.

Sponsored by the PRI Physician Peer Support Program, PRI is pleased to offer:

Carpe Calamum: Becoming the Protagonist of Your Own Life Story
with Anatoly Belilovsky, M.D.

1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

October 30, 2019
6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Located at:
PRI Headquarters · 1800 Northern Boulevard Roslyn, NY  11576  ·  (516) 277-4326
~refreshments will be served~

Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky is both a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics, and an active member of Science Fiction Writers of America. By day he is a mild-mannered pediatrician in private practice, but as night falls, he is inexplicably transformed into the author of over 50 stories, translations, and poems, published in the journal Nature, Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction, Year’s Best Science Fiction, and many other publications.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this program you should be able to:

  •          Apply character agency to activities of daily living
  •          Recognize text and subtext in patient care and self-care
  •          Experience the liberating effect of constrained writing
  •          Use writing as a mindfulness technique
  •          Employ fiction and poetry as roadmaps for the future
  •          Improve patient care with literary techniques


Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers is accredited by The Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers designated this live activity
for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate
with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Policy on Disclosure of Commercial Support

The ACCME defines “commercial interest” as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services, used on, or consumed by, patients.PRI does not accept commercial support from any commercial interest for CME activities including this activity.

Policy on Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Physicians’ Reciprocal Insurers assesses all individuals involved with content development, planning, and management for conflicts of interest. Should any conflicts of interest be identified, they will be resolved prior to commencement of the activity.All faculty and content collaborators responsible for creating and distributing this program have no conflicts of interest to disclose.