Advanced Communication in HealthCare Workshop

January 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023
This interactive virtual program will provide patient-centered training for doctors and other healthcare professionals and will emphasize core competencies for responding to individual patient needs, values, and preferences by practicing communication skills such as open-ended inquiry, reflective listening and empathy. The program is tailored for NorthShore providers and is led by experienced physician faculty and is presented in three 2-hour sessions. Attendance of all three sessions is required to support learning objectives for all participants.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed for physicians, residents & fellows, nurses, APN's and other healthcare professionals with direct patient interaction.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the evidence base that supports relationship-centered communication.
  • Demonstrate how to elicit a patient’s agenda.
  • Know how to elicit the patient’s perspective.
  • Define and appreciate how to respond with empathy.
  • Understand communication skills to maximize the patient’s understanding of a collaborative plan.
Additional information
ACGME/ABMS Core Competencies: 
Patient Care and Procedural Skills
Practice-based Learning and Improvement
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
For more information, please contact:
CME Coordinator Contact Name: 
Jean Corban
CME Coordinator Contact Email: 
Available credit: 
  • 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 6.00 Participation
Event starts: 
01/01/2023 - 8:30am
Event ends: 
12/31/2023 - 3:30pm
Activity opens: 
Activity expires: 
Online Webinar
Evanston, IL 60201
United States
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ACCESSIBILITY The University of Chicago and NorthShore University HealthSystem are committed to providing equal access appropriate to need and circumstances and complies fully with legal requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you are in need of special accommodation, please contact Jean Corban at
The University of Chicago reserves the right to cancel or postpone this conference due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event this activity must be cancelled or postponed, the registration fee will be refunded; however, The University of Chicago is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.
Shashi Bellam, MD, FACP, FCCP
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Senior Attending Physician
Department of Medicine, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care
Lindsay Natasha Wegg Uzunlar, MD
Clinical Educator
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
General Pediatrician, Leader of Provider Communication Training
Woody Denham, MD
Associate Professor of Surgery
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Director Bariatric Surgery
Department of Surgery
Nancy Schindler, MD
E. Stephen Kurtides, MD, Chair of Medical Education
Vice Chair of Education, Department of Surgery
NorthShore University HealthSystem
Clinical Professor of Surgery
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Jordan Greenberg, DO
Attending Hospitalist
Department of Internal Medicine
Stacey Becker, MSPAS, PA-C
Physician Assistant, Clinical Director Advanced Practice Providers
Department of Medical Oncology
Erika Hutz, DO
Attending geriatrician/internist
Department of Internal Medicine
Aimee Crow, MD
Senior Clinical Instructor, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
Pediatric Hospitalist
Department of Pediatrics
Kelly Wright, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine
Yaqoob Syed, DO
Primary Care Sports Medicine Physician
Department of Primary Care

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible companies. This includes any entity whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if a financial relationship, in any amount, exists between the person in control of content and an ineligible company during the past 24 months, and the content of the education is related to the products of an ineligible company with whom the person has a financial relationship. Mechanisms are in place to identify and mitigate any relevant financial relationships prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires Authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration at first mention and where appropriate in the content.
Physician Credit
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and NorthShore University Health System. The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 6 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Other Healthcare Professions Credit
Nurses and other healthcare professionals will receive a Certificate of Participation. For information on the applicability and acceptance of certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME, please consult your professional licensing board.
Please Note: The credit claiming process will close three months after the conference end date. Requests to claim credit after three months will be subject to additional fees.
REGISTRATION: Registration is limited to NorthShore providers.
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