Southwestern Academy of Teachers Symposium (RP1604M): "Distilling your Message' - 4/7/16

Dallas, TX US
April 7, 2016

The 6th Annual SWAT symposium will open with a plenary session lecture on "Distilling your message", a session designed to teach learners how to communicate scientific information in terms that non-scientists can understand.  This type of communication is critical to basic scientisits and researchers in order to communicate with non-scientists and colleagues in other disciplines in order to to simulate interest in their work, help with funding opportunities, and creating collaboration across disciplines.  Likewise, health care workers (including physicians) will learn who to communicate medical informatioin as well as improving overall communications skills with patients, their families, colleagues, and the public.    

Target Audience

Physicians, Faculty and Staff 

Learning Objectives

  1. Effectively communicate scientific principles to the public.
  2. Utilize effective communication strategies to address different types of audiences
  3. Utilize effective communication strategies to communicate with patients and families
  4. Define key principles of team structure, communication, leadership, situation monitoring, and mutual support
  5. Recognize and understand common barriers to optimal team performance


Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.50 AMA
  • 1.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/07/2016 - 9:00am CDT
Event ends: 
04/07/2016 - 4:00pm CDT
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75235
United States

Course Director(s)

Beth Brickner, MD

Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Available Credit

  • 1.50 AMA
  • 1.50 Attendance


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