Spreading the word about SpeakSooner

August 31, 2016

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 […]


Community Education Program in Manchester Vermont

July 6, 2016

On Tuesday, August 16, 2016 5:30-7pm at the Manchester Community Library the Bennington-based Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will present “Being A Caregiver & Caring for Oneself: A Delicate Balance”. The program, second in CCM’s 2016 SpeakSooner community education series, will explore the challenges of caring for a loved one who is seriously ill […]


Sirius XM Doctor Radio features CCM founder Dr. Bernard Bandman

May 20, 2016

Sirius XM Doctor Radio features CCM founder Dr. Bernard Bandman talking about challenges that patients and doctors face with difficult conversations. Listen to the interview here:


SpeakSooner Panel Discussion a Great Success

May 2, 2016

On Tuesday April 26 the Center for Communication’s (CCM) presented a SpeakSooner community education program in Bennington, Vermont focusing on resources that can help in living with long-term illness. Over 100 people attended “Finding Your Path Through Illness & Getting The Help You Need” at Oldcastle Theater. The panel, moderated by CCM co-founder Bernard Bandman, […]


SpeakSooner Presents…

March 28, 2016

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 […]