Leading the Way to Excellence in Patient-Centered Communication

WREN 2017 Convocation

On Friday July 14th, nearly 60 people engaged in collective learning for WREN’s 2017 Convocation of Practices:  Leading the Way to Excellence in Patient-Centered Communication held at the UW Arboretum in Madison.

The beautiful location served as an appropriate backdrop for learning about incorporating a patient’s health goals into their care – turning the question of “What’s the matter?” to become “What matters to you?”; understanding how to effectively coach patients with chronic conditions through the self-management support framework; and key elements of shared decision making conversations.

Please contact wren@fammed.wisc.edu if you have ideas for the next WREN Convocation, including what content you’d like to see, and where and when it should be held.

Watch this space for future updates!


WREN Research Agenda:  Development & Progress to Date
David Hahn, MD, MS
Regina Vidaver, PhD

Whole Health: How Focusing On “What Matters?” Instead Of “What’s The Matter?” is Changing a National Healthcare System
Adam Rindfleisch, MPhil, MD

Self-Management Support: Skills and Implementation Strategies to Build Your Practice
Judith Schaefer, MPH

Shared Decision Making: Practical Tools for Success
Toby Campbell, MD
Sarina Schrager, MD, MS

Developing Best Practices in Clinician-Patient Communication
Jenny Faust, PhD


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University of Wisconsin-Madison ~ Arboretum Visitor Center
2880 Longenecker Drive Madison, WI 53713

Leading the Way to Excellence in Patient-Centered Communication (PDF)

Wisconsin Research & Education Network (WREN)

Thank You to Our Sponsor!

This convocation was supported through a small grant from the University of Wisconsin Madison – School of Medicine and Public Health and the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health.