VitalTalk: Intensive Small Group Training - Addressing Goals of Care
This popular training session took place in late July 2016 in Pittsburgh, PA. Using a mix of short didactic talks and experiential practice, this workshop will help you develop a model for handling difficult conversations. Participants join a tribe of talented clinicians who care deeply about how they communicate with patients and families - the part of your work where you make an incredible difference. This course will show you how to elicit values, goals, and create a treatment plan to match, at two points in the trajectory of a serious illness. In the small groups, you'll be able to practice these skills in a safe learning space. It's a learning method this is proven to give your skills a boost.
View the course objectives for this past course.
Robert M. Arnold, MD FAAHPM, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Michael Barnett, MD, MS, FAAP, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA
Stephen Berns, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY
Continuing Education Credits
The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.
The AAHPM designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC)
"Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 7 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit."
Through the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") and Association of American Medical Colleges' ("AAMC") joint initiative (ABMS MOC Directory) to create a wide array of practice-relevant Maintenance of Certification ("MOC") Activities, VitalTalk: Intensive Small Group Training - Addressing Goals of Care has met the requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity applying exclusively to the general MOC-CME requirement for the following ABMS Member Boards:
MOC Part II CME Activity
American Board of Anesthesiology
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
American Board of Radiology
Note: If a Member Board has not deemed this activity for MOC approval as an accredited CME activity, this activity may count toward an ABMS Member Board's general CME requirement (only). Please refer directly to your Member Board's MOC Part II Lifelong Learning and Self-Assessment Program Requirements.