All WVU Medicine employees and faculty are invited to attend a lecture by Allison Massari on “The Power of One,” Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 9-10 a.m. in the HSC Okey Patteson Auditorium. The event is sponsored by the WVU Medicine Center for Education and Organizational Development

Massari is a leading educator for the power of compassionate care, and a passionate voice for preventing and alleviating burnout in medical professionals. She has been named one of the Top Ten Best Speakers for motivation by Meetings and Conventions Magazine.

Her history gives her a keen perspective on the challenges that face healthcare providers today. As the daughter of a nurse and an oncology surgeon, Massari grew up immersed in the field of medicine. Then, at age 32, her life was turned upside down by a tragic event that caused her to spend more than 400 days in physical therapy centers, hospitals, and doctors' offices as a patient.

Massari’s story is more than just one of survival. It is a story of resilience, courage and the rigorous pursuit of hope. It is a story of collaboration among teams of medical personnel, and how their kindness, determination, and compassion changed her life, and built a foundation for healing. More background can be found on her website.

Units and departments are encouraged to post this flyer and share with staff. Seats can be reserved through NetLearning. Go to the “Enroll In Class” section and search for “The Power of One” to enroll. Contact the CEOD at 304-598-4063 with questions.