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Communications Skills Mentoring Program

Wednesday, September 17

12:30 - 4:30 p.m.

101,  Hynes


Edward Tanner, MD
John Lubahn, MD


Communication skills are important in the patient/physician relationship for both understanding and trust. This workshop presents a model of complete clinical care that consists of two roles for the clinician: the biomedical and the human communication roles. Making extensive use of videotaped cases, the program introduces a conceptual model that makes the utilization of communication skills within the normal practice setting effective and possible.

Learning Objectives:

  • Integrate communication skills discussed as  an awareness of the clinician’s roles in physician/patient communication for optimal health care.
  • Demonstrate clearer communication skills and utilize peer feedback for improvements.
  • Apply communication skills to engage, empathize, educate and enlist patients.


The ASSH designates this educational activity for a maximum of 4.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


All attendees - $50

* Please note that registration is limited and will be determined on a first come, first served basis.
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