SpeakSooner Program hosted by Bennington Project Independence

May 30, 2018

On Thursday June 21, 5:30-7pm the Bennington, VT-based Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will offer a SpeakSooner community forum titled, Re-defining Quality of Life: Living Fully With Illness, Disability and Aging. Bennington Project Independence (BPI) is hosting the event. A panel will explore the complicated issues surrounding quality of life concerns when facing the […]


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 […]


Exclusive Screening: “The Doctor”

February 28, 2018

  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 […]


SpeakSooner at the Vermont Center for Independent Living

February 7, 2018

  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 […]


Exclusive Screening of “DAD” – A Tribute to Gary David Goldberg

September 27, 2017

The Center for Communication in Medicine (CCM) will host a special screening of “DAD”, Gary David Goldberg’s critically acclaimed film, on Saturday, November 4 at 7 PM at Oldcastle Theatre, 331 Main Street, in Bennington, Vermont. The 1989 film stars Jack Lemmon, Ted Danson, Olympia Dukakis and Ethan Hawke. Watch the trailer for this heartwarming […]