Awake and Aware 


A 3-day experience in Bend, Oregon


Unplug. Dig In. Transform.


The Curriculum

Earn 16.25 hours of CME!

Big Picture Learning objectives

¬†‚ėÜ Learn tools to operationalize stress mitigation and stay cool under pressure

¬†‚ėÜ Create the mindset you want and lock it in¬†¬†


Here is the full rundown of all the CME details.


 Reset your inner thermostat



Unplug from the day-to-day.

Dig in to self-mastery.

Transform with mindful awareness.


A small group setting to enable community building. 


We provide the platform, you bring the magic.



 Why Awake and Aware?  


You can get a lot of education and training online. There are some things, however, that don't translate in a Zoom call. Learning the Awake and Aware skills in person with a community of like-minded people acts as a force multiplier. 


No one is immune from life's stressors. You may be experiencing burnout or overwhelm. How do you build skills to weather the storm?


Perhaps you are doing well yet feel there is something missing.


You want to thrive. You want to perform at your highest level. You want to live and work intentionally. You want equanimity.


There's never been a better moment to invest in yourself.

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What to expect

3 days of live immersive experience with world-renowned instructors.


You will learn how to:


‚úď Build awareness

‚úď Accept discomfort and distress in the moment

‚ústRegulate your nervous system

‚ústRecalibrate your mindset


‚úď Manage perfectionism, imposter syndrome, and inner criticism

‚úď Mitigate burnout, stress, apathy, and disconnect¬†


The Schedule

Awake and Aware 


A 3-day experience in Bend, Oregon


Unplug. Dig In. Transform.

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Best conference I've attended in years. The content is essential for all docs, but the true gold lies in the small size and easy engagement with speakers. 

Justin Morgenstern MD

Absolutely amazing.

A great balance of big ideas and practical tactics.

Thoughtfully curated and well executed.

Zachary Aust, MD

Truly an invaluable experience. I made some new friendships and took home a new wisdom of things I never knew.

Sarangan Uthayalingam, MD, FRCPC


It's nice to get some actionable information on how to handle the stresses of a profession that tends to beat us up.

Aaron Billin MD


The Awake and Aware Instructors


Rob Orman, MD

Rob Orman, MD is an emergency physician and certified executive coach who works with physicians to build resilience within their medical practices, deconstructing ideas and strategies to live and work with intent.

A multiple award-winning lecturer, Dr. Orman is the former chief editor of EM:RAP, creator of the Stimulus and ERcast podcasts, and for nearly a decade served as the host of Essentials of Emergency Medicine, the largest single-track emergency medicine conference in the world.

Ryan Cheney, MS

Ryan Cheney MS, LPC is a licensed professional counselor, wellness specialist, certified behavioral leadership coach, breath work specialist, and certified XPT (extreme performance training) coach. He works with individuals and groups to elevate their experience in life while building greater connection, intention, joy, gratitude, and resilience.


He received his Master of Science in clinical mental health from Oregon State University and has dedicated himself to learning how to help others through continued research, education, and practice for over 15 years. He has worked in many settings including community mental health crisis work, clinical outpatient work within medical settings, and as a clinical supervisor for Deschutes County Behavioral Health. He currently works in his private practice as a clinical mental health therapist specializing in Trauma work and as a performance coach helping others gain self mastery and thrive in life.





Erica Kreismann, MD

Erica Kreismann, MD, FACEM, is an emergency physician and board-certified executive coach.  An aeromedical retrieval specialist, she serves as the Executive Medical Director of Ambulance Tasmania.

Erica left Brooklyn on a one-year adventure 12 years ago and has never looked back. She lives in Tasmania with her 4 kids, nurturing her passion for building community and connection, exploring the far reaches of the earth, and figuring out how to bring more kindness and courage into the world.

Scott Weingart, MD

Scott Weingart, MD is a physician coach and emergency department intensivist from New York. He did fellowships in Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and ECMO. He is best known for talking to himself about Resuscitation and Critical Care on a podcast called EMCrit, which has been downloaded > 40 million times.

Mike Mallin, MD

Mike Mallin, MD is a physician in the fields of emergency and precision medicine. He currently serves as a clinician, hosts a podcast, and holds the position of Chief Science Officer at Wild Health. Over the course of his career, he has imparted his knowledge to physicians worldwide, focusing on emergency medicine and point-of-care ultrasound.

In addition to his medical expertise, Mike is a certified psychedelic facilitator with a keen interest in spirituality and consciousness. Alongside his personal journey of awakening, he has developed a passion for writing and teaching others about mindfulness and the process of self-discovery.







Who is this for?

High Performers/Achievers

Launch zone!

This experience can help you gain more understanding of self and find ways to continue to grow into greater personal and or professional performance.

Medical Professionals

Calling all physicians, advanced practice providers, nurses, therapists, or anyone who helps those in need. We get it; your jobs can often feel stressful and overwhelming. This can affect other parts of your personal life. Maybe you have lost empathy or want to gain more awareness...this experience is for you! 

First Responders

Your job requires high levels of awareness and the ability to be calm and focused. Awake and Aware will help strengthen this toolset and create greater resiliency.


Increase your ability to lead with greater bandwidth, awareness, understanding, and confidence.

Register today for an experience that can change and enrich your life


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Awake and Aware. May 1-3, 2024. Bend, OR


  • 3 days of world-class experiential education with leaders in the field
  • Critical skills for the rest of your life
  • Physicians: Scimple Education, LLC designates this Live activity for a maximum of 16.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
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The Venue

Aspen Hall
18920 NW Shevlin Park Rd, Bend, OR 97703, United States
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Where to Stay


Below are a few places where our friends and family have stayed. All are solid options and an easy drive to the venue. If you are looking to rent a house, check out Mount Bachelor Village.  


McMenamins Old Francis School

Funky! And we love it. Downtown. Great location. 

11 min drive to the venue. Link


Springhill Suites Marriott Bend

Across the street from the 'Box Factory', which is a local favorite for cool restaurants and bars. 

12 min drive to the venue. Link


The Oxford

Swankiest hotel in Bend. Walking distance to some of the best restaurants in town. 

11 min drive to venue. Link


The Loge

If you want to be right next to world-class mountain biking trails and stay in a hipster-esque lodge, this is for you. Bike rental on site. Pet friendly.

13 min drive to the conference venue. Link



The Closest Airport


Roberts Field (RDM)

Redmond, OR. 27-minute drive from the venue. 



Join Us.  May 1-3, 2024


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