Bridging the Divide: Enhancing Communication for Specialists

Bridging the Divide: Enhancing Communication for Specialists

Bridging the Divide: Enhancing Communication for Specialists



Audience Audience: ACVIM, ECEIM, ECVIM, ECVN Diplomates and candidates Date Date: October 9-11, 2020
Category Specialty: All Specialties  Start Time Start Time: Friday, 4:30 pm
Type: Lecture and Interactive Sessions End Time End Time: Sunday 3:30 pm
CE Hours CE Hours: 16.75 Venue Venue: University of Colorado Anschutz Campus
Capacity Capacity 25 Location Location: Aurora, CO

Client and veterinary team communication are essential both to the delivery of high quality medicine and to the success of specialty veterinary practice. Specialists are experts within their niches in veterinary medicine. The ability to manage an animal’s healthcare effectively and efficiently depends upon communicating with and understanding the perspective of the people connected to that animal. This workshop will provide a forum in which individuals at all stages of their careers can hone their communication skills.

This hands-on, practical workshop presents communication as an evidence-based discipline; concrete communication tools and techniques will be presented and practiced.  Mini-lectures, small group exercises that are designed to practice and refine skill use, and simulations with standardized clients will be the primary means by which learners experiment with their communication skills toolbox in a safe, supportive environment that offers constructive, coach-directed feedback.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:
• Describe how effective clinical communication influences relationship-centered care.
• Name, define and practice clinically relevant communication skills that contribute to positive patient outcomes in the veterinary consultation. 
• Promote effective communication with the entire veterinary team, with emphasis on clients and their support systems.
• Self-reflect upon aspects of clinical communication that are opportunity areas for growth and strategize next steps for how to effect positive change in client interactions.

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Registration Pricing:
ACVIM Diplomate: $1,850 early bird rate until August 21
ACVIM Candidate: $925 early bird rate until August 21
After Early Bird deadline add $200 to the price 

Your registration fee includes:
Lecture Proceedings 
Friday evening reception, refreshment breaks and lunch on Saturday and Sunday  
Transportation between host hotel and the University of Colorado Anschutz Campus

RACE Application Status:
This program will be submitted for 15.25 hours of continuing education credit (pending final agenda content) for approval in jurisdictions which recognize RACE approval.

Ryane Englar, DVM, DABVP (Course Leader)

Ruthanne Chun, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Etienne Cote, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM & Cardiology)

Linda Fineman, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Laura Garrett, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Beatrice Meyer, PhD

Beth Spencer, DVM


Linda Fineman, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Credentials Here

Beatrice Meyer, PhD
Credentials Here


Center for Advancing Professional Excellence (CAPE)
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

13070 E. 19th Ave 
Aurora, CO 80045

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The Center for Advancing Professional Excellence’s (CAPE) vision is to develop professionals, teams, and organizations to facilitate safe, effective, compassionate and high quality care to meet the needs of diverse communities. 

Through simulation experiences, learners gain hands-on experience with Interprofessional team care in a range of situations. 

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is located 15 miles from Denver International Airport, and approximately 12 miles east of downtown Denver.


ACVIM is currently negotiating a group rate at a hotel near the University of Colorado Anschutz Campus. More information coming soon!


A special thank you to our Strategic Partner