University of Wisconsin
School of Medicine and Public Health

WeTALK Family Medicine Workshops

WeTALK Workshop

Note:  This series of WeTALK workshops is for the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health. If you are from another group/department we would love to hear from you. Please contact Matt Kronberger at the email or phone number listed below.

What is WeTALK?

Developed by Toby Campbell, MD, and Amy Zelenski, PhD, WeTALK is an interactive specialty-specific simulation that teaches effective ways of communicating with patients about serious illness. It is a personalized, resource intense, learner-centered education approach with proven effectiveness in changing behaviors. Half-day workshops will be offered throughout the year for the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.

Who Should Attend

This series of WeTALK Workshops are designed for physicians, NPs, PAs, RNs, social workers and other providers in the UW Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.

Accreditation Statement

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Units

The University of Wisconsin-Madison, as a member of the University Continuing Education Association (UCA), authorizes this program for 0.425 continuing education units (CEUs) or 4.25 hours.

Elements of Competence

This CME activity has been designed to change learner competence and focuses on the American Board of Medical Specialties areas of patient care and procedural skills, practice based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, and professionalism.

Learning Objectives

After completing the WeTALK workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize empathic communication as a set of skills that can be practiced and improved upon.
  • Reflect on their own communication strategies in the moment in order to adapt their style to best match an individual patient and context.
  • Identify several communication frameworks, such as Motivational Interviewing and NURSE, and to assess their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Define verbal and nonverbal forms of communication and understand how to use each most effectively.
  • Describe the role that effective communication plays in improving patient outcomes.

Policy on Faculty and Sponsor Disclosure

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health that the faculty, authors, planners, and other persons who may influence content of this CME activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in order to allow CME staff to identify and resolve any potential conflicts of interest. Faculty must also disclose any planned discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s).  Detailed disclosures will be made in the activity handout materials.


Faculty/Planning Committee

Toby Campbell, MD, MSCI
Associate Professor
Chief of Palliative Care
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Director
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Amy Zelenski, PhD
Assistant Professor
Division of General Internal Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Melissa Stiles, MD
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Julia Yates, LCSW
Psychotherapist/Behavioral Health Specialist
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Elizabeth Perry, MD
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Lisa Simpson, MS, PA-C
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Ronni Hayon, MD
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Greta Kuphal, MD
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Workshop Dates

The current WeTALK Family Medicine project has workshops scheduled on the following dates:

  • Thursday, November 10, 2016
  • Friday, December 2, 2016
  • Friday, January 6, 2017
  • Thursday, January 12, 2017
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2017
  • Monday, February 13, 2017
  • Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Cancellation Policy

In order to respect the time and effort contributed by our coaches, staff, actors, and participants, we require a minimum of 2 weeks notice of cancellation. In the event that you do need to cancel your registration for a session, please email wetalk@medicine.wisc.edu as soon as possible.

Location

All workshops are held at:
The Pyle Center
702 Langdon St
Madison, WI 53706

Time

7:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Food

All workshops include breakfast, morning refreshments and lunch.

Registration

To register, please click the link for your desired workshop date at the top of the page. Each workshop can accommodate 20-25 people.

 


For more information contact:
Matt Kronberger, MS
Palliative Care Education Coordinator
608-265-3167
WeTALK@medicine.wisc.edu