Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) co-founders Dr. Bernard Bandman and Celia Engel Bandman have been invited to share their groundbreaking work throughout the region.
On January 21, 2016 the Bandmans presented, “Difficult Conversations in Community Healthcare” at Southwestern Vermont Health Care’s Community Health Rounds, a forum for providers participating in the Vermont Blueprint for Health. The group was introduced to the Difficult Conversations Toolkit and SpeakSooner initiative.
On April 2, 2016 the Bandmans will present a workshop in Montpelier, VT addressing communication issues surrounding the use of complementary care at the Vermont Cancer Survivors Network conference “Expanding Cancer Care: Exploring Choices in Complementary Integrative Medicine” .
On May 2, 2016 the Bandmans will be in Burlington, VT to speak on “Difficult Conversations in Primary Care” at the University of Vermont Medical Center Family Medicine Grand Rounds.
CCM’s outreach programs are aimed at educating patients, loved ones and healthcare professionals about the SpeakSooner initiative. The next SpeakSooner community program in Bennington, VT Finding Your Path Through Illness & Getting The Help You Need is scheduled for April 26, 2016.