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 More

Leadership Learning Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunity: AIHM Fellowship Program

Spanish Language for Health Care Professionals

Resiliency Collaborative for Providers

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: AIHM FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

In Winter 2020, the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) offered an opportunity for one CHAMPS Organizational Member health center clinician to be awarded a full scholarship (valued at $24,000) to participate in the AIHM Fellowship Program. The application period for this opportunity has now closed. 

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

SPANISH LANGUAGE FOR HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS

Event Overview: Each April, CHAMPS offers medical Spanish language training for clinicians at Region VIII health centers. This training 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. All courses within the Spanish Language for Health Care Professionals training will be held via Zoom.

In addition to the traditional four-day Medical Spanish Course for Beginner and Intermediate Spanish Speakers, three new two-day Spanish language courses will be offered: Medical Spanish for Advanced Spanish Speakers, Spanish for Oral Health Providers, and Spanish for Behavioral Health Providers. Details and registration information can be found for each course below:

Four-Day Medical Spanish Language Course for Beginner and Intermediate Speakers Beginner Level – Waitlist Only

Date/Time: Four half-days: Thursday, April 22, Friday, April 23, Thursday, April 29, and Friday, April 30, 2021. Class will be held online from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM MT each day with optional tutoring offered each afternoon.

Location: This course is only available online.

Target Audience: The course is targeted for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other clinical 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.

Course Description: 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. Beginner and Intermediate skill levels will be offered, with separate classes for each level. Please note, Ríos Associates has final determination over level based on the self-assessment.

Course Objectives: Participants who complete this course will:

  • Acquire/strengthen their ability to interview patients in Spanish, take a medical history, conduct a physical exam, give prescriptions and instructions, and intervene in medical emergencies.
  • Be exposed to a Spanish vocabulary of at least 1,500 general and medical words.
  • Develop a good flow of speech in present, future, and past tenses, and command forms.
  • Develop an awareness of differences in attitudes between Latinos and other Americans concerning time, space, clothing, foods, health, and medical care.
  • Develop skills to continue language acquisition through daily practice and experience.
  • Intermediate students will be able to do all of the above, in addition to using more idioms as well as complex tenses and moods (conditional, present and past progressive, present and past perfect tenses, plus subjunctive mood and its tenses).

CME: Continuing medical education (CME) is available for the four-day course as follows:

  • At least 16 hours of Category 1 CME from the American Medical Association (AMA), plus the opportunity to earn additional CME total through self-study modules at no additional charge for interested participants.

Course Fees: The four-day course fee is $649 for CHAMPS Members and $799 for Non-Members. Please click HERE to see a listing of CHAMPS Organizational Members.

  • The registration fee includes four half-days of online Spanish language instruction, tutoring, course book, and CME.
  • Full payment of the registration fee is due in advance. Refunds will not be provided, however, if necessary, another individual may substitute for a registrant.

Registration: Registration for the 2021 Four-Day Medical Spanish Language Course for Intermediate Speakers only is now open. Download the registration forms for the four-day course HERE. If you have any questions or wish to register, please contact Helen Rhea Vernier at Helen@CHAMPSonline.org.

  • Registration for the online class is complete when CHAMPS has received completed registration and self-assessment forms and Ríos Associates has received payment. The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 31, 2021, or when registration is full.

The 2021 Four-Day Medical Spanish Language Course for Beginner Speakers is now full. However, CHAMPS is still processing registrations and not all participant payments have been received. If registration is not completed, a spot in the course may open up. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please contact Helen Rhea Vernier at Helen@CHAMPSonline.org.

  • If you have submitted completed registration and self-assessment forms for the Four-Day Medical Spanish Language Course as a Beginner Speaker and have received confirmation from CHAMPS, your place in the course is being held. Your registration will be fully complete when Ríos Associates has received payment.

Two-Day Medical Spanish Language Course for Advanced Speakers

Date/Time: Two half-days: Monday, April 26, Tuesday and April 27, 2021. Class will be held online from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM MT each day with optional tutoring offered each afternoon.

Location: This course is only available online.

Target Audience: The course is targeted for physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and other clinical personnel with advanced Spanish language skills.

Course Description: This two-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.

This two-day intensive will offer only the advanced skill level. Ríos Associates will determine whether this course is appropriate for applicants based on participants’ completed self-assessment forms. Medical professionals with beginner and intermediate Spanish language skills are invited to attend the traditional four-day course.

Course Objectives: Participants who complete this course will:

  • Acquire/strengthen their ability to interview patients in Spanish, take a medical history, conduct a physical exam, give prescriptions and instructions, and intervene in medical emergencies.
  • Be exposed to a Spanish vocabulary of at least 2,500 general and medical words.
  • Develop a good flow of speech in present, future, past tenses, and command form, in addition to using more idioms as well as complex tenses and moods (conditional, present and past progressive, present and past perfect tenses, plus subjunctive mood and all its tenses).
  • Develop an awareness of differences in attitudes between Latinos and other Americans concerning time, space, clothing, foods, health, and medical care.

CME: Continuing medical education (CME) is available for the two-day course as follows:

  • At least 8 hours of Category 1 CME from the American Medical Association (AMA), plus the opportunity to earn additional CME total through self-study modules at no additional charge for interested participants.

Course Fees: The two-day course fee is $349 for CHAMPS Members and $425 for Non-Members. Please click HERE to see a listing of CHAMPS Organizational Members.

  • The registration fee includes two half-days of online Spanish language instruction, tutoring, course book, and CME.
  • Full payment of the registration fee is due in advance. Refunds will not be provided, however, if necessary, another individual may substitute for a registrant.

Registration: Registration for the 2021 Two-Day Medical Spanish Language Course for Advanced Speakers is now open. Download the registration forms for the two-day course HERE. If you have any questions or wish to register, please contact Helen Rhea Vernier at Helen@CHAMPSonline.org.

  • Registration for the online class is complete when CHAMPS has received completed registration and self-assessment forms and Ríos Associates has received payment. The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 31, 2021, or when registration is full.

Two-Day Spanish for Oral Health Providers Waitlist Only

Date/Time: Two half-days: Monday, April 19 and Tuesday, April 20, 2021. Class will be held online from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM MT each day with optional tutoring offered each afternoon.

Location: This course is only available online.

Target Audience: The course is targeted for dentists, orthodontists, dental hygienists, and other clinical dental personnel.

Course Description: This two-day course is an intensive conversational and oral medical Spanish workshop consisting of dental 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 who must use their new language skills immediately with their Spanish-speaking patients.

This two-day intensive will offer a single class for oral health providers. Beginner to intermediate Spanish speakers may attend this course. Speakers may be separated by skill level for small group work. Ríos Associates will determine whether this course is appropriate for applicants based on participants’ completed self-assessment forms. Oral health professionals with advanced Spanish language skills are invited to attend the two-day advanced skills course.

Course Objectives: Participants who complete this course will:

  • Acquire/strengthen ability to interview patients in Spanish, take a medical history, conduct an oral exam, give prescriptions and instructions, and intervene in dental/oral emergencies.
  • Be exposed to a Spanish vocabulary of at least 1,500 general and medical words.
  • Develop a good flow of speech in present, future, past tenses, and command form.
  • Develop an awareness of differences in attitudes between Latinos and other Americans concerning time, space, clothing, foods, health, and dental/oral health care.

CME: Continuing medical education (CME) is available for the two-day course as follows:

  • At least 8 hours of Category 1 CME from the American Medical Association (AMA), plus the opportunity to earn additional CME total through self-study modules at no additional charge for interested participants.

Course Fees: The two-day course fee is $349 for CHAMPS Members and $425 for Non-Members. Please click HERE to see a listing of CHAMPS Organizational Members.

  • The registration fee includes two half-days of online Spanish language instruction, tutoring, course book, and CME.
  • Full payment of the registration fee is due in advance. Refunds will not be provided, however, if necessary, another individual may substitute for a registrant.

Registration: The 2021 Two-Day Spanish Language Course for Oral Health Providers is now full. However, CHAMPS is still processing registrations and not all participant payments have been received. If registration is not completed, a spot in the course may open up. If you wish to be added to the waitlist, please contact Helen Rhea Vernier at Helen@CHAMPSonline.org.

  • If you have submitted completed registration and self-assessment forms for the Two-Day Spanish Language Course for Oral Health Providers and have received confirmation from CHAMPS, your place in the course is being held. Your registration will be fully complete when Ríos Associates has received payment.

Two-Day Spanish for Behavioral Health Providers

Date/Time: Two half-days: Monday, April 26 and Tuesday, April 27, 2021. Class will be held online from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM MT each day with optional tutoring offered each afternoon.

Location: This course is only available online.

Target Audience: The course is targeted for psychologists, psychiatrists, mental health counselors, social workers, addiction counselors, and other behavioral health personnel with intermediate to advanced Spanish language skills.

Course Description: This two-day course is an intensive conversational and Behavioral Health Spanish workshop consisting of medical dialogues, role-plays, cross-cultural discussions, and practice. The course curriculum provides an experience of immersion learning, an approach that is highly suitable for those with limited time who must use their new language skills immediately with their Spanish-speaking patients.

Intermediate to advanced skill levels may participate in this combined classroom. Ríos Associates will determine whether this course is appropriate for applicants based on participants’ completed self-assessment forms. Behavioral Health Providers with beginner Spanish language skills are invited to attend the traditional four-day course.

Course Objectives: Participants who complete this course will:

  • Acquire/strengthen ability to interview patients in Spanish, take a medical history, address abuse, anxiety, substance abuse, sleep problems, conduct a mini mental, PHQ-9, GAD-7, ACE, MoCA, etc. screening/exam, give prescriptions and follow-up instructions, and intervene in Behavioral Health emergencies. As groups are small, we will focus on specialty Behavioral Health topics and tailor role-plays and practice sessions to each individual’s needs.
  • Be exposed to a Spanish vocabulary of at least 2,500 general and medical words.
  • Develop a good flow of speech in present, future, past tenses, and command form, in addition to using more idioms as well as complex tenses and moods (conditional, present and past progressive, present and past perfect tenses, plus subjunctive mood and all its tenses).
  • Develop an awareness of differences in attitudes between Latinos and other Americans concerning time, space, clothing, foods, health, and dental/oral health care.
  • Develop skills to continue language acquisition through daily practice and experience.

CME: Continuing medical education (CME) is available for the two-day course as follows:

  • At least 8 hours of Category 1 CME from the American Medical Association (AMA), plus the opportunity to earn additional CME total through self-study modules at no additional charge for interested participants.

Course Fees: The two-day course fee is $349 for CHAMPS Members and $425 for Non-Members. Please click HERE to see a listing of CHAMPS Organizational Members.

  • The registration fee includes two half-days of online Spanish language instruction, tutoring, course book, and CME.
  • Full payment of the registration fee is due in advance. Refunds will not be provided, however, if necessary, another individual may substitute for a registrant.

Registration: Registration for the 2021 Two-Day Spanish Language Course for Behavioral Health Providers is now open. Download the registration forms for the two-day course HERE. If you have any questions or wish to register, please contact Helen Rhea Vernier at Helen@CHAMPSonline.org.

  • Registration for the online class is complete when CHAMPS has received completed registration and self-assessment forms and Rios Associates has received payment. The registration deadline is Wednesday, March 31, 2021, or when registration is full.

RESILIENCY COLLABORATIVE FOR PROVIDERS

Event Overview: The CHAMPS Resiliency Collaborative is a facilitated peer support group for health center providers using concepts from the evidence-based framework, Finding Meaning in Medicine, in an online format. Each session will incorporate the practice of mindfulness techniques and practical body awareness exercises. The remaining time will be comprised of group discussion on topics selected by the participants. This free collaborative is open to medical, behavioral health, and oral health providers. This cohort will meet for five months. Sessions will be held on the first and third Wednesdays, January through May 2021. Each session will be held from 12:00–1:00 PM MT (1:00–2:00 PM CT). We ask that participants try to attend all of the first three sessions. Two sessions will continue to be offered each month through May; participants may attend one or both of those sessions as their schedule allows. View the event flyer here.

Event Resources: 

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

  • Attend the first three sessions in the series (to the best of your ability).
  • Attend at least once per month for the remaining months.
  • Participate in discussions and activities during each session.
  • Join via video for sessions by logging in on a computer with a webcam, smartphone, or tablet. If you are in need of a webcam to participate, please contact the CHAMPS Clinical Quality Improvement Director.

Resiliency Collaborative Session Dates: Each session will be held 12:00–1:00 PM MT (1:00–2:00 PM CT) on the following Wednesdays in 2021:

  • January 6 and 20
  • February 3 and 17
  • March 3 and 17
  • April 7 and 21
  • May 5 and 19

Registration: Registration is now closed. Please contact the CHAMPS Clinical Quality Improvement Director with any questions or to be added to a waitlist for a future cohort.