Announcing the inaugural SpeakSooner Facilitator Training Program

May 15, 2019

This June we are offering the inaugural SpeakSooner training program. We will offer instruction on introducing and using our paradigm changing Difficult Conversations Toolkit; strategies for addressing resistance in using this material; and approaches for building relationships with healthcare and community organizations. The training will be lead by  CCM co-founders Bernard and Celia Bandman. Contact […]


When The Doctor Becomes A Patient

March 20, 2019

The Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will present a SpeakSooner community education program “When the Doctor Becomes a Patient” on Saturday, April 13, 2019, 6pm at the Hoosick Falls Central School in Hoosick Falls, NY. The program includes an Exclusive Screening of The Doctor followed by a panel discussion with local healthcare providers Dr. […]


SpeakSooner Fall Community Education Film is “Patch Adams”

September 21, 2018

On Saturday October 20, 6pm at Oldcastle Theatre there will be a screening of “Patch Adams”, starring the inimitable Robin Williams as a medical student clashing with the school’s administration over his efforts to humanize the doctor-patient relationship. The film “showcases [Williams’s] great gift for improvisational comedy and his ability to make heartfelt connection,” states […]


SpeakSooner Community Forum at Equinox Village, Manchester, VT

July 25, 2018

On Thursday, August 30 from 5– 6:30pm the Bennington, VT-based Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will offer a SpeakSooner community education forum, Re-defining Quality of Life: Living Fully With Illness, Disability and Aging. Equinox Village in Manchester, VT is hosting the event. The program is free and open to the public. The forum will […]


Bandman keynote speaker at spring meeting of the American College of Surgeons -Vermont Chapter

June 25, 2018

On Thursday June 14, 2018, The Center for Communication in Medicine’s (CCM) Executive Director, Dr. Bernard Bandman, was the keynote speaker at the spring meeting of the American College of Surgeons -Vermont Chapter in Quechee, VT. Dr. Bandman’s presentation, Difficult Conversations with Patients and Families Facing Serious Illness, prompted rich discussion about the challenges surgeons […]