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.

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Leadership Learning Opportunities

Scholarship Opportunity: AIHM Fellowship Program

Spanish Language Intensive Trainings

Resiliency Collaborative

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: AIHM FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

The Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) is offering 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.

This is a unique interprofessional program that blends online learning with clinical immersion and two retreat experiences located in San Diego, CA. The program takes place over the course of two years beginning in April 2020, and totals 1,000 hours of training. This opportunity is open to medical, dental, and behavioral health providers.

Important Dates:

  • Online Classes Begin: April 6, 2020
  • Retreat 1: June 4-7, 2020 in San Diego, CA
  • Retreat 2: April 15-18, 2021 in San Diego, CA
  • Clinical Immersion: 3 days in the second year
  • Annual Conference & Graduation: September or October 2022

The retreats and clinical immersion above are required, in-person events that each AIHM Fellow must complete in order to graduate from the program.

Eligibility:

Application Process:

*IMPORTANT: You must apply through the Social Impact Clinical Scholars application and not the general Fellowship application.

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

SPANISH LANGUAGE INTENSIVE TRAININGS

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Spanish Language for Health Care Professionals

Date/Time: Four days: Friday, April 24-Monday, April 27, 2019, in Denver, CO.  Class will be held from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM MT Friday through Saturday and 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM MT on Monday.

Location: Denver Medical Society, 1850 Williams Street, Denver, Colorado, 80218

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.

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.  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 the four-day 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 as follows:

  • 45 prescribed hours by the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
  • 43 hours of Category 1 CME from the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
  • 45 contact hours of continuing education by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)
  • 43 hours of Category 1 CME from the American Medical Association (AMA).

COURSE FEES: The four-day course fee is $649 for CHAMPS and/or DMS Members and $799 for Non-Members.  Please click HERE to see a listing of CHAMPS Organizational Members.

  • The registration fee includes four days of Spanish language instruction, course book, CME, and snacks.
  • 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.
  • Payment should be made in the form of a check made payable to Ríos Associates along with the registration and self-assessment forms.

REGISTRATION: Registration for the 2020 Spanish Language for Health Care Professionals is now open for all levels.  Download the registration forms for the four-day course, HERE.  If you have any questions, please contact the Programs Coordinator, Population Health.

Registration is complete when CHAMPS has received payment, completed registration form, and completed self-assessment form.  The registration deadline is March 25, 2020 or when registration is full.  Register early, as this class fills up quickly!

Make check payable to Ríos Associates and mail check, completed registration form and self-assessment form to Helen Rhea Vernier, CHAMPS, 600 Grant Street, Suite 800, Denver, CO 80203.  You may fax the registration form in advance to 303-861-5315 with “Attention Helen Rhea Vernier” or email the attachment to Helen@CHAMPSonline.org.

NEW!  Medical Spanish Language for Clinical Support Staff

Date/Time: Two days: Tuesday, April 28-Wednesday, April 29, 2020, in Denver, CO.  Class will be held from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM MT Tuesday and 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM MT on Wednesday.

Location: Denver Medical Society, 1850 Williams Street, Denver, Colorado, 80218

Target Audience: The course is targeted for nurses, medical assistants, care coordinators, patient navigators, and other clinical support personnel who already speak intermediate to advanced Spanish. The four-day course above is available to Spanish language learners.

Event Overview: CHAMPS, in conjunction with Denver Medical Society, is offering a NEW course this Spring.  This course is targeted for nurses, medical assistants, care coordinators, patient navigators, and other clinical support personnel who work in primary care with the opportunity to increase their Spanish fluency and enhance interpersonal skills to effectively care for Spanish speaking patients and their families.  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.

Course Objectives: Participants who complete the two-day course will:

  • Strengthen their ability to communicate with patients in professional and correct Spanish by utilizing medical vocabulary, medical terminology, and idiomatic expressions.
  • Strengthen their interpersonal connection with patients by using verbal and non-verbal cues.

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

  • 16 hours of Category 1 CME from the American Medical Association (AMA).

COURSE FEES: The two-day course fee is $299 for CHAMPS and/or DMS Members and $349 for Non-Members.  Please click HERE to see a listing of CHAMPS Organizational Members.

  • The registration fee includes two days of Spanish language instruction, course book, CME, and snacks.
  • 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.
  • Payment should be made in the form of a check made payable to Ríos Associates along with the registration and self-assessment forms.

REGISTRATION: Registration for the 2020 Medical Spanish Language for Clinical Support Staff is now open.  Download the registration forms for the two-day course, HERE.  If you have any questions, please contact the Programs Coordinator, Population Health.

Registration is complete when CHAMPS has received payment, completed registration form, and completed self-assessment form.  The registration deadline is March 25, 2020 or when registration is full.

Make check payable to Ríos Associates and mail check, completed registration form and self-assessment form to Helen Rhea Vernier, CHAMPS, 600 Grant Street, Suite 800, Denver, CO 80203.  You may fax the registration form in advance to 303-861-5315 with “Attention Helen Rhea Vernier” or email the attachment to Helen@CHAMPSonline.org.

CHAMPS RESILIENCY COLLABORATIVE

CHAMPS Resiliency Collaborative

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 and end with a practice of mindfulness techniques. The bulk of each session will be comprised of group discussion on topics selected by the participants. This cohort will meet for five months. Sessions will be held on the second and fourth Tuesdays, February through June 2020. Each session will be held from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM MT (12:30 – 1:30 PM CT). We ask that you try to attend all of the first four sessions held in February and March. Two sessions will continue to be offered monthly April through June; you may attend one or both of those sessions as your schedule allows.

Event Resources: 

  • Session Topic Ideas
  • Introductory Mindfulness Techniques: Body Scan
  • Closing Mindfulness Techniques: Coming Soon
  • Recommended Reading List: Coming Soon

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

  • Attend the first four sessions in the series (to the best of your ability).
  • Attend at least once per month for the remaining three 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 from 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM MT (12:30 – 1:30 PM CT) on the following Tuesdays:

  • February 11 and 25 (Aim to attend both sessions)
  • March 10 and 24 (Aim to attend both sessions)
  • April 14 and 28 (Aim to attend at least one session)
  • May 12 and 26 (Aim to attend at least one session)
  • June 9 and 23 (Aim to attend at least one session)

Registration: This cohort has filled to capacity; registration is now closed.  Please email the CHAMPS Clinical Quality Improvement Director if you wish to be added to the wait list or to participate in a future collaborative.

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