I*CARE ACE Lecture Series


How Can Communication Skills Training Ameliorate Burnout and Promote Satisfaction at Work? (57:48)

Presented November 10, 2015
Monika Keller, MD, PhD
Department of Psychosomatic Medicine
University Hospital Heidelberg, Heidelburg, Germany

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NOTE:  CME will be offered for this program in the Fall of 2016

The Power of Stories to Teach and Inspire   (59:30)

Presented December 9, 2014
Daniel E Epner, MD, FACP, Professor
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center    
Department of Palliative Care
Houston, TX
NOTE:  CME will be offered for this program in the Fall of 2015


Discussing Prognosis:  Making a Difficult Task Manageable (52:06)
Presented February 19, 2015
Ronald M Epstein, MD, Professor of Family Medicine, Psychiatry, Oncology and Nursing
Director, Center for Communication and Disparities Research
The University of University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY
NOTE:  CME will be available for this lecture Fall of 2015.

Skills for Understanding the Patient’s Perspective (59:23)

Presented May 7, 2015
Megan Cole, Artist-in-Residence
The University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, TX
NOTE:  CME will be available for this lecture Fall of 2015

Kevin GrigsbyOptimizing Intra-Team Communication in Patient Care (55:47)
Presented June  9, 2015
R. Kevin Grigsby, MSW, DSW, Senior Director, Member, Organizational Development
Association of American Medical Colleges
Washington, DC
NOTE:  CME will be available for this lecture Fall 2015.


Sally Thorne, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAHS Improving Communication in Cancer Care: The Patient's Perspective   (59:56)
December 5, 2013
Sally Thorne, RN, PhD, FAAN, FCAHS, Editor-in-Chief, Nursing Inquiry
Professor, School of Nursing
Associate Dean, Faculty of Applied Science
                University of British Columbia
                Vancouver, BC, Canada

Talking with Patients about Phase I Trials (58:02)
May 6, 2014
Wendy S. Harpham, MD, FACP
Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas
Dallas, TX



Patient-Centered Communication During Cancer Care:  Preventing Breakdowns and Mitigating Harm (51:22)
June 10, 2014
Kathleen Mazor, EdD
Professor of Medicine, University of Massachusetts
Assistant Director, Meyers Primary Care Institute
Worcester, MA


 How Does the Neuroscience of Empathy Inform Clinical Practice? (01:00)
July 7, 2014
Helen Riess, MD
Associate Clinical Professor, Harvard Medical School
Director, Empathy and Relational Science Program
Department of Psychiatry – Massachusetts General Hospital
(CME available Fall 2014)


Timothy Gilligan, M.D. Improving Physician Communication Skills at a Large Academic Medical Center: The Cleveland Clinic Experience   (56:48)
May 14, 2013
Timothy Gilligan, M.D., Co-director, Center for Excellence in Healthcare Communication
Medical Director, Inpatient Solid Tumor Oncology,
Program Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program
                Cleveland Clinic
                Cleveland, OH


Dennis Novack, M.D. Therapeutic Aspects of Clinician-Patient Relationships   (57:54)
Dennis Novack, M.D., Associate Dean of Medical Education
Professor of Medicine
Drexel University College of Medicine
Durham, NC


James Tulsky, M.D. Teaching Oncologists Communication Skills:
From Microprocessing to Microprocessor   (52:27)
February 12, 2013.
James Tulsky, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Nursing
Chief, Duke Palliative Care
                                   Durham, NC


Richard B. Patt, M.D. From Doctor to Patient: Cancer, Pain and Dying
Presented November 6, 2012.
Richard B. Patt, M.D.
Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Neuro-Oncology
Director of Anesthesia Pain Services and Deputy Chief, department of Pain and Symptom Management, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Medical Director of Inpatient Services, Hospice at The Texas Medical Center
President and Chief Medical Officer, The Patt Center for Cancer Pain and Wellness


Harvey Max Chochinov, MD PhD FRCPC FRSC What’s Dignity Got To Do with It?
       Emerging Opportunities in Palliative Care (59:50)
Dr. Chochinov discusses how dignity conserving strategies can help patients and families face the end of life. Presented April 26, 2012.
Harvey Max Chochinov, MD PhD FRCPC FRSC
Canada Research Chair in Palliative Care
Distinguished Professor-Department of Psychiatry
                                   University of Manitoba, Canada


Luigi Grassi, M.D. Screening for Distress in Newly Diagnosed
       Cancer Patients (59:34)
Dr. Grassi discusses methods and results of a method of detecting patient distress using the “Distress Thermometer”. Presented May 1, 2012.
Luigi Grassi, M.D., Professor and Chair of Psychiatry
Chair Department of Biomedical & Specialty Surgical Sciences
University of Ferrara, Italy


David Gaba, M.D., I*Care ACE Lecture Series Simulation in Medical Education (1:01:15)
Presented March 15, 2012.
David M. Gaba, M.D., Professor of Anesthesia,
Associate Dean for Immersive and Simulation-based Learning,
Stanford University


Leslie R. Schover, PhD Communicating about Sexuality and Fertility Issues (51:34)
Dr. Schover discusses talking about sexuality issues. Presented February 7, 2011.
Leslie R. Schover, PhD, Professor of Behavioral Science,
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Communicating with Families in Cancer Care Communicating with Families in Cancer Care (60:30)
Presented December 13, 2011.
David Kissane, M.D.,
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center,
New York, NY


Rebecca Walters, MS, LMHC, TEP Action Methods in Developing Communication Skills (57:37)
This talk will focus on methods to enhance relationships with patients and others by creating empathic understanding and improving communication. Presented May 26, 2011.
Rebecca Walters, MS, LMHC, TEP, Director, Hudson Valley Psychodrama Institute,
New Paltz, NY


Psychobiology of Communication and Doctor-Patient Relationships Psychobiology of Communication and
Doctor-Patient Relationships (49:06)
This talk focuses on psychobiology of communication and Doctor-Patient relationships. Presented May 10, 2011
Massimo Biondi, M.D., Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology and Psychiatry,
Sapienza University of Rome, Italy


Assuring Safe Passage: Moving Conversation about End-of-Life Upstream Assuring Safe Passage: Moving Conversation
about End-of-Life Upstream (1:03:58)
This talk focuses on early values and goals discussions with oncology patients with poor prognoses. Presented March 22, 2011
Susan Block, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine,
Harvard Medical School


How-and Why- Oncologists Should Help Patients Make Treatment Decisions, 'Or, Is It Ever Time To Stop Chemo?' How-and Why- Oncologists Should Help Patients
Make Treatment Decisions, 'Or, Is It Ever Time To Stop Chemo?' (48:40)
This talk focuses on how and why oncologists should help patients make treatment decisions, or if it is ever time to stop chemo. Presented February 1, 2011
Thomas J. Smith, M.D., F.A.C.P., Professor of Medicine and Palliative Care Research, Massey Cancer Center,
Virginia Commonwealth University


Richard L. Street Jr., Ph.D. How Clinician-Patient Communication
Can Improve Health Outcomes (56:56)
This talk focuses on evidence-based findings that link effective communication with important health outcomes for patients and families. Presented June 8, 2010
Richard L. Street Jr., Ph.D., Professor and Head, Department of Communication, Texas A&M University


Eduardo Bruera, M.D. Patients and Families Facing End of Life (53:10)
This talk focuses on the role of the health care professional in delivering support to the patient and family at the end of life. Presented April 6, 2010
Eduardo Bruera, M.D., Chair, Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Lois M. Ramondetta, M.D. Spirituality and Cancer:
What Patients Want to Discuss
This talk reviews different definitions of spirituality specifically as they relate to helping patients find meaning. Presented November 3, 2009
Lois M. Ramondetta, M.D., Associate Professor, Gynecologic Oncology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


Robert Buckman, MD, PhD Humour as a Coping Strategy (58:55)
This talk reviews the role of humour as it plays in interpersonal communication. Presented on June 9, 2009
Robert Buckman,M.D., Ph.D., Medical Oncologist,
Princess Margaret Hospital


Terrance L. Albrecht, Ph.D.Provider Communication and Patient Accrual
to Cancer Clinical Trials
This talk reviews the critical role that interpersonal communication behaviors play in effectively communicating with patients about clinical trials – to enhance decision making by improving the processes of informed consent and informed refusal. Presented on April 30, 2009
Terrance L. Albrecht, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Family Medicine and Public Health Sciences
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute,
                                 Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI


Dr. Antonella SurboneCross-Cultural Aspects of Communication
with Cancer Patients
This talk reviews how culture influences people's perceptions of health and illness and how it affects communication in clinical oncology. It provides strategies to increase negotiation skills needed to communicate effectively with cancer patients in multicultural clinical settings. Presented on February 26, 2009
Antonella Surbone,M.D., Ph.D, F.A.C.P., Professor of Medicine,
New York University
                                  Lecturer on moral philosophy and bioethics
                                 University of Rome and Turin, Italy


Anthony Back, M.D.What to Say When the Chemo Did Not Work (42:36)
This talk reviews the strategies and common pitfalls for dealing with difficult situations in which anticancer therapy has been ineffective - how to support hopes, how to maintain trust, how to make transitions in goals of care. Presented October 21, 2008
Anthony Back, M.D., Professor of Medicine
Division of Medical Oncology,

University of Washington


James Duffy, M.D.Making Connection: The Art and Science
of Compassion
This talk reviews recent advances in the neuroscience of social relationships and will provide a framework for enhancing the compassionate care of patients. Presented on June 10, 2008
James Duffy, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry,
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

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