In-Person Training at SMRC

Four and a half-day Master Trainer trainings for Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP) are offered in the San Francisco Bay Area. In-person CDSMP master training is a prerequisite for training in our other programs.”

Current In-Person Trainings

Chronic Disease Self-Management Trainings

  • May 22-26, 2017*
  • July 24-28, 2017*
  • September 25-29, 2017*
  • December 4-8, 2017 (Registration will open soon.)

* = tentative, based on minimum enrollment 

“To register, go to the Stanford registration site HERE

Registration Process

  • Fill out the online registration form, and pay by credit card, check, wire transfer or PO by the deadline.  
  • You will receive a training confirmation email when your payment is received, your spot is confirmed, and the training has met minimum enrollment so that you can make travel arrangements.
  • Make travel arrangements  (NOTE: Do NOT make travel arrangements until you receive your confirmation!)  
  • Your organization must purchase as license before any training.  Please see our Licensing page for more information.

Important Details

  • Enrollment is strictly limited to 24 per training, on a first come, first served basis, and a minimum enrollment number must be reached before a training is confirmed. 
  • Each person attending the training must have his/her own application, even if they will be attending at the same time and representing the same organization.
  • In order to assure a place in training, submit your application and payment for your tuition as soon as possible, as the trainings sometimes fill months beforehand.
  • The first 24 complete applications with payment in full for a specific training we receive will be guaranteed a spot if the minimum enrollment number is reached.
  • We strongly encourage agencies to send at least two trainees, one or both a lay person with chronic disease, since all workshops are facilitated by two trainers. You will not be able to implement your program without at least 2 people trained. 
  • Tuition is nonrefundable after the application deadline.


If the training is being held at a conference center with on-site accommodations, you may choose to stay at a hotel nearby if you wish. If the training is not at a conference center, click here for a list of hotels near Palo Alto.

Lunch will be served the first four days of training.


Airports - We are located near both the San Francisco and San Jose International Airports. Most people find the San Jose Airport slightly more convenient.
Transportation from Airports - Airport shuttles that bring you to Palo Alto usually require a reservation. 

  • American Airport Services 1-800-494-0214 or 650-494-0200
  • BayPorter Express 877-467-1800 toll free
  • Silicon Valley Airporter 408-482-4415
  • South & East Bay Shuttle (SJC only) 1-800-548-4664 or 408-225-4444
  • Shuttle Wizard
  • SuperShuttle (SFO only) 415-558-8500

Special Services

Participants or attendees needing special arrangements to accommodate a disability may request special services by indicating their requests on the registration form. Participants with dietary requests may also indicate so on the form. We will do our best!

Palo Alto and Beyond

There is a lot to see near our Palo Alto base!  

On the Stanford University Campus: Memorial Church, Hoover Institution, Rodin Sculpture Garden, Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden and the Cantor and Anderson art galleries are popular sights.  [Campus Map]
Shopping: Stanford Shopping Center includes Bloomingdale’s, Macy's, Nordstrom, and Nieman-Marcus are complemented by a myriad of smaller, upscale shops and restaurants in a beautiful, garden setting.
The San Francisco Bay Area: San Francisco, San Jose, Redwood National Park or the coast. Monterey and Carmel-By-The-Sea are also wonderful day trip destinations. 

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