Serious Illness Conversation Guide (SICG) Training August-December

Actions Panel

Multiple dates

Serious Illness Conversation Guide (SICG) Training August-December

You must be a clinician to participate in this training.

By Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest

When and where

Date and time

August 11 · 7:45am - December 12 · 5pm PDT



Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.


Agenda (AM Course)
Agenda (PM Course)

7:45 AM - 8:00 PM

Large Group - Tech Check

8:00 AM - 8:25 AM

Large Group - Introduction

8:25 AM - 9:25 AM

Small Group Practice

9:25 AM - 9:30 AM


9:30 AM - 10:50 AM

Small Group Practice

10:50 AM - 11:00 AM

Large Group Close

CECH information, CME information and next steps

About this event


The Serious Illness Conversation Guide is a tool that helps clinicians understand their patients’ goals and values and incorporate them in clinical decision-making. The person-centered questions in the guide explore:

  • A patient’s understanding of their illness
  • Preferences for information
  • Personal goals and hopes
  • Fears, worries and sources of strength
  • Abilities they find most important to their daily life
  • Tradeoffs they are willing to take for the possibility of more time
  • How much the people closest to them know about their wishes.


Participants will gain communication skills using the Serious Illness Conversation Guide through a practice-based approach that involves both independent and group learning. Participants will:

  • Explore the importance of serious illness conversations and how they can result in better care for people who are seriously ill.
  • Outline the evidence that links the Serious Illness Care Program to outcomes that support the quadruple aim of health care.
  • Experience the Serious Illness Conversation Guide as part of a structured approach for ensuring the delivery of serious illness conversations.
  • Practice the communication skills necessary to use the Serious Illness Conversation Guide, receive feedback to improve those skills, and integrate these skills into your practice.


  • $575 + Eventbrite fees for prescribing clinicians, includes a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.
  • $425 + Eventbrite fees for all other learners, includes 4.75 CECH Contact Hours.
  • Eventbrite fees are non-refundable.

Program partners can receive a discount for this training from August through December 2023. Please email for promo code.

CME Credit

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Washington State Medical Association (WSMA) and the Washington State Hospital Association. The WSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The WSMA designates this Other activity (blended learning from enduring material, live course and practice conversation) for a maximum of 4.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Continuing Education Contact Hours

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider # CEP17702 for 4.75 Contact Hours.

About the organizer

An Initiative of Washington State Hospital Association and Washington State Medical Association