VitalTalk Transitions

Dear Community: We have arrived at the end of the first half of 2021. We have come so far in the past 18 months! In partnership with our Faculty, we seamlessly transitioned to virtual courses, developing and teaching Mastering Tough Conversations and Faculty Development courses R1 and R2. The courses got RAVE reviews and our […]

Fireside Chat with CAPC’s Brynn Bowman

In the spirit of VitalTalk and CAPC’s continued partnership, we sat down by an open fire (virtually and metaphorically) with CAPC’s CEO, Brynn Bowman. Read the interview below: What are, from your perspective, some of the most impactful highlights of VitalTalk/CAPC partnership projects thus far? In the five years since VitalTalk and CAPC launched our online […]

On The VitalTalk Horizon

The VitalTalk Board of Directors is pleased to announce that it has embarked upon the next phase of our review and transformation process. Over the last few months, we have implemented important reforms in governance and operations, expanding the board and moving beyond being a founder-led organization. This transformation has helped us lay the groundwork […]

Faculty Development R1 is back (virtually!)

Last month VitalTalk successfully completed two Virtual Faculty Development R1 pilot courses. The first course was open to those whose Aspen courses were cancelled this spring, and the second was hosted by Duke University.  We are thrilled to be teaching Faculty Development again and that we have 40 new VitalTalkers starting their journey to join our faculty community! […]

VitalTalk Expands Leadership as Two New Members Join Board of Directors

AUGUST 6, 2020 · PRESS RELEASE SEATTLE – VitalTalk, a nonprofit organization that provides clinicians evidence-based communication skills training surrounding seriously ill patients, is pleased to announce the appointment of Lizza Miller, PhD and Lynsey Seabrook, EdD to its Board of Directors. Dr. Miller and Dr. Seabrook bring their diverse backgrounds and professional expertise with careers in digital […]

Communication In the Age of COVID

Communication skills are critical under normal circumstances, but now we are faced with constraining situations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  How do you comfort the family member of a dying patient who can’t be by their side? Clinicians on the frontline need to communicate with COVID-19 patients and their families, but they don’t always know […]