Vanderbilt University Medical Center – Center for Professional Health​ Swiggart Section for Professional Development​


Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic:

Dear Potential Participants,

All courses are available via Zoom® until further notice.

Because our courses are highly interactive and have small group activities and role plays, you MUST have appropriate technology (laptop or desktop with camera and speaker/microphone capabilities) and working internet to participate.

All course materials are printed and shipped prior to the start of the online course for all registered and paid participants.

If you have any questions, please call or contact us via email at Thank you and we look forward to working with you.

Dr. Dewey and The CPH Team

(Rev. Aug 2021)

We are now transitioning all of our courses back to in-person. 

Please note our COVID-19 policy:

As, the Center for Professional Health, transitions back to in-person courses, we recognize that other surges of COVID-19 variants which we can’t predict may occur.  We operate according to the policies of Vanderbilt University Medical Center  (VUMC) and will let participants know as soon as possible if a change to the format of delivery of the course content is necessary.  Thank you for your understanding and flexibility in these changing times. 

The current policy is that masking and social distancing are not required in nonclinical settings for those who have been vaccinated.  We request that a copy of your vaccine card be sent to CPH via email along with your registration.

If a participant is not vaccinated, they must remain masked at all times and cannot remove the mask to eat or drink.  We will provide breaks so that participants can go to outside areas to eat or drink. Participants noncompliant with VUMC policies will be asked to leave. No refunds will be given. 


Required computer technology and expectations if the course is offered online: 

  • A laptop or desktop computer with video and audio capability – a built-in or detachable camera and speaker/headphones.  iPads are also appropriate.
  • We will send you an email invitation to a Zoom meeting. The Zoom link will open at 8 am CENTRAL TIME and end at 5 pm CT Wednesday through Friday. Sessions are NOT recorded.
  • Your time commitment will be the same as attending the course onsite and you cannot leave the meeting for the duration of the sessions each day with the exception of lunch. However, significant discussions happen during lunch at our live courses so we encourage you to continue participating and engaging with each other even during lunch and breaks.
  • You will need to complete assignments via web-based surveys and homework assignments as outlined in the course syllabus. These will be reviewed at the start of the session and at the end of each day.
  • You will receive your instructions to join the Zoom meeting via the email address provided on registration submission.
  • Course materials will be shipped via FedEx to the address provided on registration submission.
  • The schedule allows for breaks and lunch times. You will have to provide your own snacks, beverages and meals during the video conferencing.
  • One of the best aspects of the Center for Professional Health courses is the interaction between the participants and the teaching faculty and each other. While the video/web-based process may feel uncomfortable at first, please realize that the more you stay engaged the better the process will work.
  • CME credits will be provided in accordance with your participation; meaning the full course and full credit. 

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Cancellation Policy: Course registration must be cancelled at least 30 days prior to the first day of the course to receive a refund. No refunds will be given if cancellation is received less than 30 days prior to the course. You may transfer to another course date. In the event VUMC must cancel or reschedule this CME activity due to unforeseen circumstances, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) will refund the registration fee in full. Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is not responsible for non-transferable, non-refundable airline tickets or hotel accommodations purchased in connection with attendance at this CME activity. Failure to appear for the event will result in forfeiture of the entire course fee.