Connect with your peers; join the Colorado Medical Society for an upcoming educational or social event.

Communications: Mastering the skill of getting to the point

Saturday, July 8
8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Breakfast and lunch served

CMS Headquarters
7351 E. Lowry Blvd.
Denver, CO 80230-6083

Learn more and register here.

“Communication is key,” as the saying goes. It could not be more true for physicians. Physician leaders face daunting and sometimes unique challenges when it comes to communications. Whether you have seconds to react with a powerful pitch to your practice partner, the local hospital CEO or a trusted patient, or whether you have 30 minutes to prepare to serve as a spokesperson for your organization before the broadcast media, this program is for all physicians focused on optimizing their communication skills.

As a physician leader you likely are constantly called upon to capture the attention of people so that they will understand and act upon your message. Now is the time to master how to get your point across by phone, by email or in person in the patient exam room, the boardroom, the community center or even your own home.

Like medicine there is an art and a science to getting to the point. Learn from a pro and practice with your peers during this dynamic, all-day workshop led by Norm Hartman. Mr. Hartman is a veteran television news director, former director of the office of information and public affairs for the California Department of Health Services, and media training and crisis communications expert.

During this workshop attendees will:

  • Identify best practices in written and verbal communication;
  • Learn to craft a SOCO (a 21-word, single, overriding, communication objective);
  • Practice developing and delivering messages:
    • In front of peers
    • In front of a video camera

Space is limited for this special event so sign up now. Open to CMS members only. Master the skill of getting to the point by registering today.

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ACCME-newThe Colorado Medical Society is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Colorado Medical Society designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosure statement for CME:
The content of this CME activity does not relate to any product of a commercial interest as defined by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education; therefore, neither the planners nor the faculty have any financial conflicts of interest for CME purposes.

Instructions for receiving CME credit
Physicians are required to complete an evaluation in order to receive CME credit. An electronic survey will be sent to your email address of record at the conclusion of the activity. Please complete the survey, then save and/or print the electronic certificate to your computer at that time.  If you have any questions regarding CME please contact If you need to update your email address of record, email