EVENT CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19:
We are sorry to announce that we have canceled the Fall Intensive scheduled for November 12-15, 2020. Our priorities are to conduct a course that is safe and that does not compromise on the unique Leadership Training Intensive experience that is one of the pillars of ABS’s work. Because of the ongoing uncertainty around travel and meetings, we do not believe we can deliver on these priorities come November. We have been monitoring other medical education organizations with fall offerings in New England, and it appears that all have either canceled or moved to live stream.
And on the topic of live streaming, the ABS Intensives Committee has been hard at work on a curriculum for on-line Balint Leadership Intensive training. We hope to pilot such a course in the near future in the form of one of our “Intensive on the Road” (IOTR) courses that we bring to health care organizations. Please let us know if your organization would like to learn more about hosting an IOTR training for 8-12 clinicians. The Boston Intensive will not be live streamed, however, as we are not at the point where we could assure registrants that such a course would provide the experience that meets our standards.
The challenges currently facing health care and our society make Balint work more important than ever, adding to our pain over having to cancel the November course. We remain hopeful about scheduling a West Coast Intensive course for the spring of 2021, and we will announce dates for the 2021 fall Intensive soon.
Please contact Shantel Beckers at firstname.lastname@example.org about your registration fee. You may request a full refund, or we can credit your registration to a future Intensive of your choice through the end of 2022. If you do choose the credit, you will lock in registration at the current rate and will not incur any additional charges if registration fees increase. If you have any other questions about the Boston Intensive, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We deeply appreciate your commitment to Balint work, and we look forward to seeing you at a future Intensive!
Eran Metzger, M.D.
Coordinator of Intensives
American Balint Society