Attend NephroTalk 2016 to Improve Your Communication Skills

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As a nephrology fellow, do you want to take your communication skills to the next level?

Join us in Pittsburgh in February, 2016 for the fourth annual NephroTalk Communication Workshop, a three day course for nephrology fellows modeled on the acclaimed Oncotalk, Intensivetalk, and Geritalk courses (www.vitaltalk.org for more information).

Nephrology fellows in this course will learn advanced communication skills, practicing communication in real time with simulated patients with coaching from expert faculty, in a supportive and safe environment.
Learn how to skillfully handle scenarios such as:

  • Discussing serious news such as worsening kidney function
  • Responding to strong emotion
  • Addressing conflict with patients, families and care team members
  • Eliciting goals of care to assist treatment decision-making
  • Discussing dialysis withdrawal and end of life with patients and families 

Workshop Details 
Date: February 17 to February 19th 2016
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Course Director: Jane Schell, MD
Additional Faculty: Robert Cohen, MD; Jamie Green, MD; Julie Childers, MD; Robert Arnold, MD
Cost: $500 per participant (includes breakfast and lunch; housing may be available in faculty member’s homes if needed)

For more information: contact Jane Schell schelljo@upmc.edu or send in this form to Jane.

On a personal note- I would highly recommend this course to anyone. Jane developed this course while we were fellows together at Duke and I can honestly say it is fantastic. I would say completing this course is one of the most effective ways you can improve your clinical practice. -Matt Sparks

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