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CCM’s Dr. Bernard Bandman to present at American College of Surgeons Spring Conference

On June 14, Center for Communication in Medicine’s (CCM) Dr. Bernard Bandman will present the keynote address at the American College of Surgeons (Vermont Chapter) Spring Conference in Quechee, VT. His topic will be Difficult Conversations with Patients and Families Facing Serious Illness. As Dr. Bandman notes, “Surgeons often find themselves having difficult conversations about […]

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Exclusive Screening: “The Doctor”

  The Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will present an Exclusive Screening of “The Doctor” on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at Oldcastle Theatre in Bennington, Vermont. The film tells the story of a doctor who becomes a patient and discovers the challenges of life from the other side of the stethoscope. Following the screening […]

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SpeakSooner at the Vermont Center for Independent Living

  On February 14, from 1:00-3:00 PM, Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) founders Dr. Bernard Bandman and Celia Engel Bandman will offer a SpeakSooner program “How to Improve Communication with Doctors”. This program will help patients and family caregivers prepare for conversations with healthcare providers. We often find ourselves not understanding medical language and […]

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CCM to present at Vermont Center for Independent Living

On Wednesday, July 12, 2017 the Vermont Center for Independent Living will host Center for Communication in Medicine’s (CCM) co-founders Dr. Bernard Bandman and Celia Engel Bandman for a program, “How To Improve Communication with Doctors”. The program will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 108 School Street in Bennington, Vermont from 1-3pm. The […]

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CCM at Stanford Medicine

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017 from 5:30 – 7:00 pm the Bennington, Vermont-based Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will partner with Stanford Medicine Palliative Care to present “Illness Does Not Just Impact One Person: We’re Stronger Together – Getting Patients, Families and Doctors on the Same Page” at the Stanford Health Library at Hoover […]

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CCM on WNYT

WNYT Channel 13’s news anchor and health reporter, Benita Zahn, recently visited Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) to talk with co-founders Dr. Bernard Bandman and Celia Engel Bandman and patient Kiki Smith. The interview covered a wide range of subjects including barriers to doctor-patient communication, use of the Difficult Conversations Toolkit and how SpeakSooner Community […]

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Exclusive Screening of Award Winning Documentary “Boys of 2nd Street Park”

The Center for Communication in Medicine will host an exclusive screening of the award winning documentary, “Boys of 2nd Street Park” on Friday, March 24, 2017 at 7pm at Oldcastle Theater, 331 Main Street, Bennington, Vermont. All proceeds will benefit the Center for Communication in Medicine’s (CCM) SpeakSooner Community Education Programs. This Sundance Film Festival […]

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Ongoing work to SpeakSooner from CCM

On Friday, October 14 Dr. Bernard Bandman was interviewed by Ed Rabinowitz of Physician’s Money Digest for his upcoming column on physicians educating patients. Doctor patient communication is at the heart of CCM’s SpeakSooner initiative and it is gratifying that this work continues to be sought out by the medical community. On Monday, October 17 […]

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Spreading the word about SpeakSooner

The Center for Communication in Medicine’s SpeakSooner initiative continues to build momentum through their community education programs. These programs prepare patients and their loved ones to open timely conversations with caregivers and medical professionals. In May Dr. Bernard Bandman and Celia Engel Bandman appeared on WCAX TV in Burlington VT to discuss “Tips for Talking with your Doctor During Tough […]

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