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 ( 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 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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