Communication Skills Training for Oncology Clinicians



This two-day intensive virtual training course, hosted by Memorial Sloan Kettering's Comskil Training Program and Research Laboratory, will provide an overview of the importance of effective communication in clinical interactions and emphasizes evidence-based communication skills and strategies to support oncologists in common challenging communication scenarios for discussions with patients and families prognosis, death, dying, and end of life goals of care, engaging patients and family members in shared decision making for treatment options. The principles of an empathic response will be highlighted. Team communication and telemedicine will be reviewed.

Format: Brief didactic lectures, featuring exemplary videos (roadmap for navigating challenging communication scenarios), small group experiential role play exercises, tailored to participants population and individual learning goals (run by trained facilitators and include interaction with standardized patients which provides participants an opportunity to practice the communication skills and strategies in a variety of clinically sensitive and relevant situations; verbal feedback from peers and facilitators will be given during role play sessions).

14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ - maximum


November 4-5, 2021


Virtual Conference