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Vacation is a Human Right Take A Pause Congress Against Burnout

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Vacation is a Human Right (VIAHR) will host the 1ST IBERO-AMERICAN CONGRESS AGAINST BURNOUT – TAKE A PAUSE on June 29 to July 2, 2023. The bilingual congress is a crusade for change and consciousness to raise awareness of the importance of pauses (breaks) as a means of preventing burnout through counseling, guidance, training and rest experiences for companies and individuals with burnout.

In 2019, the World Health Organization (WHO) added burnout to its International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), defining it as a “syndrome conceptualized as resulting from chronic workplace stress that has not been successfully managed”. It is characterized by three dimensions: feelings of energy depletion or exhaustion; increased mental distance from one’s job, or feelings of negativism or cynicism related to one’s job; and reduced professional efficacy.

“Burnout is a condition that is caused by an individual’s work, and their relationship to their work may lead to this condition,” Elaine Cheung, PhD, a burnout researcher and assistant professor of social sciences at Northwestern University.

Statistics show that Gen Z (71%), those working multiple jobs (66%), Hispanics (65%), those working multiple jobs (66%), millennials (65%) and women (62%) — are seriously affected by burnout. Yet 45% of employers are no more likely this year than last (43%) to view burnout as a problem for organization. 2022-2023 Aflac WorkForces Report. “…focus on fixing the workplace rather than focusing on fixing the worker,” said Christine Sinsky, MD, vice president of professional satisfaction at the American Medical Association (AMA).

In response, the 1ST IBERO-AMERICAN CONGRESS AGAINST BURNOUT – TAKE A PAUSE will present worldwide experts in Burnout Syndrome who will teach how to detect, prevent, and act against Burnout to achieve a balance of personal well-being and work productivity. Among the guest speakers are:

Carmen Martinez-Viciana, Regional Advisor on Mental Health and Substance Use at the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) for Central America, Latin Caribbean and Mexico. She will discuss the PAHO/WHO view on mental health in the workplace and why the WHO has declared Burnout an occupational disease and incorporated it into the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).

Dr. Michael P. Leiter, a psychologist and author, is internationally renowned for his work on burnout and engagement at work, spanning a career of more than 40 years in research and academia. Together with Christina Maslach (creator of the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), the most widely used instrument for measuring job burnout), Dr. Leiter has identified the key causes of workplace burnout and revealed what managers can do to promote increased productivity and health. He will discuss strategies on how to improve the workspace to prevent and alleviate Burnout.

The bilingual 1ST IBERO-AMERICAN CONGRESS AGAINST BURNOUT – TAKE A PAUSE, to be held on June 29 to July 2, 2023, at the Casa de Campo Hotel (La Romana) in the Dominican Republic, is open to senior executives and healthcare professionals interested in learning how to combat the consequential advances of Burnout in the workplace.


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To learn more about the VIAHR foundation, the congress and how to register, visit


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