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Professional Development in Communication and Supportive Care

Where Passionate Learners Meet Expert Faculty

SUPPORTIVE CARE ACROSS THE LIFESPAN
September 2024 – March 2025
Up to 34 – 42 CME/CE

Professional Development in Communication and Supportive Care (PDCSC) is an interdisciplinary palliative care training program for health care professionals who care for patients with serious, advanced illnesses.

Target audience:
Advanced practice providers, physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains and psychologists
Location:
Virtual with an in-person option (See the “fine print” below.).  Sessions are recorded with on-demand access on the Canvas learning management system at the University of Chicago.
Format:
1 full-day conference, 1 half-day communication skills workshop with practice cases with standardized patients, weekly webinars, half-day seminars for social workers and psychologists (combined) and chaplains.
What to Expect:
Expert instructors, interdisciplinary teaching that are case-based, evidence-based and interactive.
Content:
The curriculum is aligned with professional core competencies.  View a preliminary schedule further below.
Pre-requisites:
No prior palliative care experience is necessary.  Experienced providers appreciate the knowledge and skill updates offered in this course.
Assignments:  None

 

The fine print

  • The October full-day Communication Skills Conference will be held in-person and live-streamed. Date TBD.  You will be asked to indicate your preference on the course registration form.    
  • CME/CE credit is available at the end of the course only through the Center for Continuing Medical Education at the University of Chicago. Read the accreditation statement (coming soon).
  • Advanced practice practitioners and physicians who aspire to or  currently work in palliative care may add-on the Specialty-Level Palliative Care (SPC) Webinar Series when registering for the PDCSC.
REGISTER HERE
Course and Dates:

Professional Development in Communication and Supportive Care (PDCSC)
September 2024 – March 2025

Specialty-Level Palliative Care Webinar Series
April 2025 – June 2025

CME/CE Credits:

34.75 – 42.25

12.5

Preliminary Schedule - Coming Soon
Presentation Snippet:
Registration deadline – 9/19/2023
Physicians(Extension course - Add $390) $1,500.00
Advanced Practice Nurses(Extension course - Add $312) $990.00
Physician Assistants(Extension course - Add $312) $990.00
Nurses(Extension course - Add $195) $900.00
Psychologists $1,300.00
Social Workers $675.00
Chaplains $630.00
Other Professionals Please inquire.
Scholarships are available for providers working in primarily underserved communities, FQHCs, rural sites without access to palliative care services. and for the military.(The fine print: We regret that we are unable to give refunds.)
Curriculum Focus:
  • Strengthen your clinical management skills
  • Improve your competence
  • Enhance your communication skills
Virtual, interactive learning through:
  • 2 full-day CE/CME conferences
  • Communication skills workshop with standardized patients – half-day, virtual
  • Interdisciplinary, case-based webinars – weekly, live & recorded
  • Professional Seminar Series for social workers, psychologists and chaplains – half-day
  • Access to webinar recordings and speakers’ slides on the Canvas learning management system at the University of Chicago.
Questions:

For more information, please contact
Aliza Baron

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