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Research & Teaching Forum
October 12-14, 2012
Providence, Rhode Island, USA

Online registration deadline: Friday, October 5, 2012


Why Attend Forum?

The focus on communication in healthcare continues to grow as healthcare systems evolve and expand to meet the rising needs of patients and families. . The AACH Research & Teaching Forum is one way to ensure that you are on the cutting-edge with the latest research and information.

Here is just an idea of the type of information you'll be hearing at this year's Forum — all of which can help to improve your communication, reduce errors and increase the quality of your patient's care:

•  Participating in and leading effective interprofessional teams

•  Learn new research and teaching methods that will improve your overall healthcare communication skills

•  Taking full advantage of technologies, like mobile and web-based tools, that can improve your patient's care

•  Learning new skills in communication that will increase your patient-centered care

In addition to the plenaries, workshops, abstract presentations and posters, the format of the Forum fosters an open dialogue for collaboration and engagement with other healthcare professionals invested in improving communication — something that AACH has been perfecting for more than 30 years!

Who should attend FORUM?

A non-profit organization originally founded in 1978 as a task force of caring physicians, AACH is comprised of clinicians and medical educators representing a variety of professions and specialties. Our mission is to improve healthcare by enhancing communication skills among clinicians and across healthcare teams and systems. We are inspired by a commitment to relationships as the fulcrum of healthcare delivery.

The AACH Forum is open to any professionals interested in clinical or academic approaches to improve communication in healthcare and/or to strengthen interprofessional teamwork, such as:

· Medical educators

· Physicians

· Physician assistants

· Nursing professionals

· Allied health professionals

· Psychologists

· Social workers

· Communication Scholars

· Healthcare Administrators


Plenary Speakers

Plenary 1: David Metcalf, PhD 
     Topic: Innovations in Medical Education

Plenary 2: David Moen, MD
Topic: Leadership in Challenging Cultural Times

Plenary 3: Anthony Suchman, MD, MA and Jennifer Kaukeinen, RN, MS-HAS.
     Topic: Relational perspective on teamwork and interprofessional care






Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through the joint sponsorship of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences College of Medicine and the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare.  The UAMS College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Designation Statement

The UAMS College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 14.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Disclosure Policy Statement

It is the policy of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Medicine to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all sponsored or jointly sponsored educational activities. All individuals who are in a position to control the content of the educational activity (course/activity directors, planning committee members, staff, teachers, or authors of CME) must disclose all relevant financial relationships they have with any commercial interest(s) as well as the nature of the relationship. Financial relationships of the individual’s spouse or partner must also be disclosed, if the nature of the relationship could influence the objectivity of the individual in a position to control the content of the CME. The ACCME describes relevant financial relationships as those in any amount occurring within the past 12 months that create a conflict of interest. Individuals who refuse to disclose will be disqualified from participation in the development, management, presentation,or evaluation of the CME activity.


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