Louis Halamek, MD, FAAP
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, CAPE

Nicole Yamada, MD, FAAP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Associate Director, CAPE

Janene Fuerch, MD, FAAP
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Faculty, CAPE

Lisa Pineda, MSN, RN
Senior Simulation Specialist

Diana Powell, RN
Senior Simulation Specialist


At CAPE, we are driven by an unrelenting focus on improving human and system performance for the benefit of our patients. 

High Pressure, High-Risk Counseling for Pediatric and Obstetric Healthcare Professionals

CounselSim creates realistic scenarios for counseling patients and families facing pregnancies complicated by serious maternal and/or fetal disease, life-threatening neonatal disease, and end-of-life issues.





* Review strategies for discussing difficult information with the patient and/or family under time constraint.

* Describe verbal and nonverbal cues from the patient and/or family that help guide the level and amount of information that can be discussed.

* Discuss what follow up needs to occur after a difficult patient conversation including collaboration with other disciplines and documentation.


$1,465 per person; includes continental breakfast and refreshments.

Special discounts for Stanford Medicine affiliates available.

This program requires a minimum of 6 attendees and is limited to 9 in order to maximize opportunities for hands-on practice and active learning. Team enrollment is strongly encouraged.


8:00 am Introductions and Briefing
9:00 am Group discussion of key concepts of difficult conversations
11:00 am Scenarios and vdeo debriefing
12:00 pm Lunch
1:00 pm scenrios with video debriefing
5:00 pm Evaluations, Adjourn


A written notice of cancellation must be received 60 days prior to start of this program.  A $75 administrative fee will be assessed at this time.

30-59 days: 50% of paid registration is refundable.

30 days or less: Non-refundable. 

Stanford University School of Medicine reserves the right to cancel this program; in the event of cancellation, course fees will be fully refunded.