Events and Trainings

The following resources have been compiled to help you research opportunities for continuing professional development and peer networking through live, Internet-based, and archived conferences, seminars, and workshops. These opportunities include CHAMPS’ and other regional and national events and trainings.

Please follow the links below for:
Annual Primary Care Conference
Calendar of Events
Distance Learning – Webcasts and Teleconferences

Leadership Learning Opportunities

Spanish Language Intensive Training

Resiliency Collaborative

CHAMPS Clinical Podcasts

SPANISH LANGUAGE INTENSIVE TRAINING

Spanish Language for Health Care Professionals

The 2018 Spanish Language for Health Care Professionals event has concluded. Please check back in early 2019 for information about next year’s event, held each spring in Denver, CO.

Event Overview: CHAMPS, in conjunction with Denver Medical Society, offers an annual medical Spanish language training for clinicians and clinical support staff at Region VIII health centers each spring. This four-day course is an intensive, conversational and medical Spanish workshop consisting of medical dialogues, role-plays, visual aids, cross-cultural discussions, and daily practice. The course curriculum provides an experience of immersion learning, an approach that is highly suitable for those with limited time, and who must use their new language skills immediately with their Spanish-speaking patients.  Only the beginner level is open for registration at this time.

Target Audience: The course is targeted for physicians, PAs, NPs, nurses, medical assistants, and other medical personnel.  Other types of health care professionals are welcome to attend, however it is important to note that only a limited amount of time is spent on terminology for other disciplines such as oral health or behavioral health.

REGISTRATION: The 2018 Spanish Language for Health Care Professionals event has concluded. Please check back in early 2019 for registration information about next year’s event.

If you have any questions, please contact the Clinical Quality Improvement Director.

CHAMPS RESILIENCY COLLABORATIVE

CHAMPS Resiliency Collaborative Pilot Program

Event Overview:  The CHAMPS Resiliency Collaborative is a facilitated peer support group using concepts from the evidence-based framework, Finding Meaning in Medicine, in an online format. Each session will begin with a practice of mindfulness techniques followed by group discussion. This Resiliency Collaborative is a pilot project intended to evaluate the effectiveness of online meetings to build resiliency and reduce burnout in professionally isolated providers at Region VIII health centers. This pilot program will last for six months in duration- every two weeks for the first two months beginning on Tuesday, September 4th and then once per month for the next four months for a total of eight sessions. Each session will be held from 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM MT (1:15 PM – 2:15 PM CT).

Target Audience:  Enrollment is open to providers from health centers (Health Center Program Awardees) in Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY) from all disciplines; medical, behavioral health, and oral health providers. This pilot cohort will be capped at 15 providers. Interested providers are asked to complete a brief (eight question) application to be reviewed by the by the CHAMPS Resiliency Collaborative Planning Committee. Preference will be given to those clinicians from professionally isolated environments. Additional placements will then be given to interested clinicians from larger health centers. A provider’s perceived level of burnout is not a factor for or against consideration for this pilot program.

Cost:  Participation in the CHAMPS Resiliency Collaborative is FREE for providers from health centers (Health Center Program Awardees) in Region VIII (CO, MT, ND, SD, UT, and WY).  Please visit the CHAMPS Region VIII Health Centers and Primary Care Associations webpage to determine if your organization qualifies for free participation.

Resiliency Collaborative Participant Expectations: As a participant in this free resiliency collaborative pilot program, we ask that you:

  • Attend at least six of eight sessions in the series (to the best of your ability).
  • Participate in discussions and activities during each session.
  • Join via video for sessions by logging in on a computer with webcam, smartphone, or tablet.
  • Complete the Maslach Burnout Survey for Medical Personnel scale four times during the pilot.
  • Complete an evaluation survey at the end of the collaborative and a follow up survey six months later.

Resiliency Collaborative Session Dates: Each session will be held from 12:15 PM – 1:15 PM MT (1:15 PM – 2:15 PM CT) on the following Tuesdays:

  • September 4th and 18th
  • October 2nd and 16th
  • November 6th
  • December 4th
  • January 8th
  • February 5th

Registration: The application period for this cohort is now closed. All applicants will be notified by Friday, August 24th.

If you have any questions, or wish to be considered for a future cohort, please contact the Clinical Quality Improvement Director.

CHAMPS CLINICAL PODCASTS

Evidence-based Medical Searching Skills

This conversation with Dana Abbey, a medical librarian from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), discusses how providers can conduct efficient searches for evidence-based medical information. Click here to listen to the audio-only podcast.

Length: 10:41 minutes

Provider Resources (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
BioMed Central
PLOS Medicine
PubMed
PubMed Central
PubMed Health
SUMSearch2
Trip Database
Loansome Doc

Additional Videos on Medical Information Searching (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
PubMed: Search a PICO Question (Length: 07:24 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pVxRw-y8-M
PICO Search in the TRIP Database (Length: 01:07 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBPdHKmT2FA (01:07 minutes)
PubMed for Clinicians (Length: 44:44 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HYW2_eUsK9E
Use MeSH to Build a Better PubMed Query (Length: 03:02 minutes)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uyF8uQY9wys

Podcast Citations (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
JAMA Evidence-Based Medicine Working Group, A New Approach to Teaching the Practice of Medicine
PLOS Medicine, Why Most Clinical Research Is Not Useful
IBM, What is Big Data Analytics
Annuls of Internal Medicine, Allocation of Physician Time in Ambulatory Practice

CHAMPS DynaMed Plus PPP 
For more information about obtaining a subscription-based clinical decision support tool as discussed in the podcast, visit CHAMPS DynaMed Plus Preferred Pricing Program.

Online Patient Education Resources

This conversation with Dana Abbey, a medical librarian from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), discusses how to find reliable health information online. Click here to listen to the audio-only podcast.

Length: 8:08 minutes

Patient Resources (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
MedlinePlus
MedlinePlus Connect
EthnoMed
Genetic Home Reference
NIH Senior Health
ClinicalTrials.gov

Additional Reading List for Providers (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
Click This, Not That: Talking to Patients About Reliable Online Health Information
Choosing Effective Patient Education Materials
Health Coaching: Teaching Patients to Fish

Podcast Citations (ordered as mentioned in the podcast)
Pew Research, The social life of health information
Medline Plus, Choosing effective patient education materials

If you have any questions, please contact the Clinical Quality Improvement Director.