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Courses & Programs


Courses & Programs


Professional Development in Communication and Supportive Care

Where Passionate Learners Meet Expert Faculty


Professional Development in Communication and Supportive Care is a 6-month, primary palliative care training program for interprofessional health care professionals who care for patients with serious, advanced illnesses.  Training is evidence-based and incorporates interdisciplinary approaches to care. It is comprehensive, affordable and accessible for busy health care professionals.

The program consists of 3 full-day conferences; 3 half-day seminars for social workers and chaplains; 2 live webinars monthly; and small group discussions.  A communication skills workshop with simulated patient encounters and real-time feedback from instructors and peers and a mindfulness workshop are  included in the conferences.

The conferences and seminars will be held on Zoom or in-person, TBD, with health precautions as top priority during COVID-19. Webinars are presented live and available on demand.  Small group discussion are held on Zoom or in-person.

This program welcomes professionals willing to travel to attend.

6-Month Program offered annually
Program Dates:

September 14, 2020 – February 22, 2021

CME/CE Credits:

28 – 34


In-person conferences and seminars are held in the Chicago metropolitan area.

Applications available in the summer 2020
Reduced Course Fees for COVID-19:
Physicians $1,000.00
Advanced Practice Nurses $700.00
Physician Assistants $700.00
Nurses $700.00
Psychologists $1,000.00
Social Workers $500.00
Chaplains $500.00
Other Professionals Please inquire.
Limited need-based scholarships available
Curriculum Focus:
  • Strengthening your clinical management skills
  • Improving your competence
  • Enhancing your communication skills
Learning takes place through:
  • 3 full-day CE/CME conferences: September 14, 2020, November 16, 2020 and February 22, 2021
  • Communication skills workshop with simulated patients and real-time feedback from interprofessional preceptors
  • Interdisciplinary didactics and discussions
  • Webinars presented live and available on demand
  • Small group discussions on webinar presentations
  • Professional Seminar Series for social workers and chaplains

For more information, please contact
Aliza Baron

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