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Clinicians will leave feeling more confident and prepared to engage in goals of care conversations and tackle common challenges when facing these conversations.

Course: Mastering Late Goals of Care Conversations

TalkVermont offers the Mastering Late Goals of Care Conversations Course to University of Vermont Health Network Clinicians. Participants will adapt strategies to communicate about serious illnesses with honesty and compassion for the inpatient setting. This course utilizes small group learning and deliberate practice techniques. We offer this course virtually in the first half of 2021 and anticipate to return to in person training in the fall of 2021. 

CME/CEUs: You will receive 6.5 credits for participation in this course.

 

April 2021:

Hosted via Zoom. Please download Zoom here: Zoom download

Dates and Times:

Part 1: 8:00am to 12:30pm on Tuesday, April 13, 2021.

Part 2: 8:00am to 12:30pm on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.

April registration link

 

June 2021:

Hosted via Zoom. Please download Zoom here: Zoom download

Dates and Times:

Part 1: 8:00am to 12:30pm on Thursday, June 10, 2021.

Part 2: 8:00am to 12:30pm on Friday, June 11, 2021.

June registration link

 

November 2021:

Location: Plattsburgh, NY area

Dates and Times:

Part 1: 8:00am to 4:00pm on Wednesday, November 17, 2021.

Email TalkVermont to sign up or for more information!

Course: Mastering Early Goals of Care Conversations

TalkVermont also offers the Mastering Early Goals of Care Conversations Course to University of Vermont Health Network providers. This course focuses on communicating prognosis and discussing goals of care with patients who are in the early stages of their serious illness, often in the outpatient setting. Mastering Early Goals of Care Conversations utilizes small group learning and deliberate practice techniques. We offer this course virtually in the first half of 2021 and anticipate to return to in person training in the fall of 2021.

CME/CEUs: You will receive 6.5 credits for participation in this course.

 

May 2021:

Hosted via Zoom. Please download Zoom here: Zoom download

Dates and Times:

Part 1: 8:00am to 10:30am on Wednesday May 5, 2021.

Part 2: 8:00am to 10:30am on Wednesday, May 12, 2021.

Part 3: 8:00am to 10:30am on Wednesday, May 19, 2021.

May registration link

 

September 2021:

Location: Charlotte, VT

Dates and Times:

Part 1: 8:00am to 4:00pm on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

Email TalkVermont to sign up or for more information!

 

December 2021:

Location: Stowe, VT

Dates and Times:

Part 1: 8:00am to 4:00pm on Friday, December 10, 2021.

Email TalkVermont to sign up or for more information!

Course: TalkVermont Advanced Skills*

This TalkVermont course builds on the serious illness communication skills from Early and Late Goals courses. It will focus on skills for dealing with multiple medical decision makers, conflicting goals of care, and interprofessional team dynamics and challenges. This course is suitable for those interested in strategies for difficult family meetings.

*You must have completed a previous TalkVermont course*

More information to come!

Course: TalkVermont Coaching Booster*

This TalkVermont course aims to provide extra training for TalkVermont graduates who can serve as role-models and champions in patient-centered communication skills for serious illness conversations. This course takes place weekly via zoom for 75 minutes over a 12-week period. Participants will meet with their small group of 4-5 clinicians with an expert coach and discuss challenging cases that they are currently seeing in their practice. Participants will be ask to try out new skills and report back to the group. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to work with mock patients that will be used to monitor progress and provide feedback from the coach.

*You must have completed a previous TalkVermont course*

Dates: Late March to Mid-June. Exact time and dates will be determined after we hear from students.

Attendance: We ask that you do not miss 10% of the sessions.

Costs: Free!! This is part of a research study.

CME/CEUs: You will receive 13.5 credits for participation in this course.

 

More Information to come!