Dive deep into The Alda Medical Experience™ with Immersion 2019 Connect to Care. Over two days, you will experience the power of improvisation to transform health care communication. High quality health care relies on our ability to connect with ourselves, our colleagues, and our patients. Together we have the power to infuse new energy and genuine human connections into our organizational missions. The Alda Center Medical Team will guide you through a series of tiered modules designed to strengthen your ability to innovate, collaborate, and communicate. Imagine a professional development experience where you unplug to recharge.
- August 5-6, 2019 at the Hilton Garden Inn Stony Brook, Stony Brook, NY
- October 7-8, 2019 at the SUNY Global Center, New York, NY
We welcome physicians, nurses, health care administrators, and other health care professionals to apply.
- Acknowledge communication mistakes to remain present and on task
- Practice nonverbal communication to aide collaboration
- Imagine different possibilities for a relationship
- Create strategies for collaboration in a challenging interaction
- Analyze the trajectory of a conversation based on intent
- Listen for the underlying values that drive outward anger
- Plan and test communication strategies through role-plays
The tuition for the two-day experience is $2500, which includes breakfast, lunch, and a networking reception.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. If accepted, participation is required for the entire two-day experience.
The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The School of Medicine, State University of New York at Stony Brook designates this live activity for a maximum of 11.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Disclosure Policy: All those in control of CME content are expected to disclose any relevant financial relationship with a commercial interest (defined as any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients) that relates to the content that will be discussed in the educational presentation. All commercial relationships that create a conflict with the planners, speakers, author's control of content must be resolved before the educational activity occurs.
Chief Medical Program Advisor
Susmita Pati, MD MPH is a nationally recognized physician-scientist and leader with expertise in population health analytics, innovation, and system transformation. Dr. Pati currently holds positions as a tenured Professor of Pediatrics, Division Chief of Primary Care Pediatrics, and Chair of the Professionalism Committee at Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Children's Hospital.
Message Design Faculty
Dr. Brenda MacArthur is Message Design Faculty and Health Communication Research Lead in the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. With a background in communication, health care, and curriculum design and assessment, Dr. MacArthur brings a unique perspective to designing and delivering evidence-based communication training for scientists and medical professionals. Much of Dr. MacArthur’s work is translational and centered on the intersection of health and instructional communication to improve the quality and continuity of health care for patients and improve health outcomes for patients and communities.
Assistant Professor of Practice & Improvisation Lead
As lead of the creative team of improvisation faculty, Elizabeth is working to innovate and build on the already strong foundational curricula of The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science. She finds the skills of analysis and feedback she honed as a theatre artist directly applicable to facilitating experiential learning for scientists and medical professionals, and pulls from her over 15 years of academic and professional teaching and teaching mentorship to create powerful learning experiences for Alda Center workshop participants.