Virtual Conference Schedule

2020logo.pngThe NAAHP Welcomes you to attend the 2020 Virtual Conference, June 24-27, 2020.

In light of the COVID-19 global pandemic, NAAHP has shifted our biennial national conference to an online format. With special thanks to the 2020 Program Planning Committee, we have put together three half-days of timely and informative content to ensure that we continue to provide you with opportunities for professional development, education and a little fun along the way!

Registration for the Virtual Conference is Open
Attendee registration rate:  $30 NAAHP members & non-members

Note, if you are looking to register for the 6/27 Virtual Health Professions Fair, please Click Here.
Please contact the national office at (217) 355-0063 with any questions about registering for the conference.


Virtual Conference Schedule

Click on the date in the schedule below to see the events for that day.
 Time Session Title Abstract
 1:00 - 1:30 PM ET Opening/Welcome
 1:30 - 3:30 PM ET COVID-19 Impacts on Current & Future Admissions

Presented By: Demicha Rankin, MD Associate Dean for Admissions The Ohio State University; Jim Weisman, DVM Assistant Dean for Student Affairs, Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine; William King Vice President for Recruitment and Application Services The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine; Tanya Thoms, DPM Admissions Committee Chair Arizona School of Podiatric Medicine Midwestern University and more.

Moderated by: TBD

Join an intra-professional panel of Admissions Directors & Associate Deans to discuss the impacts the global pandemic might have on current admissions and recruitment processes as well as future impacts on the education pipeline in the future.

 3:40 - 5:10 PM ET  New Advisors Workshop Presented by: Francie Cuffney, NAAHP President, Meredith College; Elizabeth Brookins,Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; Erin Sayer, University of Nebraska, Lincoln;Erin Myszkowski, University of Central Florida; Jane Byrnes, Colorado College, Kate Fukawa-Connelly, Princeton University, Marian Denham, The University of Alabama; Kathleen Kolberg, University of Notre Dame; Glen Cummings, Bryn Mawr College; Joni Krapec, University of Chicago; Candice Eisenhauer, Wheaton College; Lisa Kooperman, Vassar College; Seth Ramus,Bowdoin College; Courtney Butler, University of Maryland, College Park

Moderated by:Wendy Loughlin, University of Maryland, College Park; Kimberly Buck-Speck, Temple University; Kathryn Spink, Illinois Institute of Technology

 Time Session Title Abstract
 1:00 - 2:00 PM ET CV19 Exams
 2:15 - 3:00 PM ET Advisory Council Townhall Q&A Featuring: Dentistry, Chiropractic Medicine, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Public Health and Veterinary Medicine

Moderated by: 

Celeste Crowe, HPA Office Director, Appalachian State University and Heidi Lang, Pre-Health Advisor, Saginaw Valley State University


Our NAAHP Advisory Council members represent a diverse group of health professions and their respective associations. Our AC partners are great resources in understanding the professions, their application services, workforce development and job outlook, and what schools are looking for in their applicants and students. Our AC Town Hall sessions are your chance to learn more about the professions that our Advisory Council members represent. Questions curated from advisor members via HLTHPROF 2.0 have been shared with our panelists. Moderators will also field common questions during the session.
 3:15 - 4:00 PM ET Advisory Council Townhall Q&A Featuring: Athletic Training, Audiology, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology

Moderated by: 

Celeste Crowe, HPA Office Director, Appalachian State University and Heidi Lang, Pre-Health Advisor, Saginaw Valley State University

Our NAAHP Advisory Council members represent a diverse group of health professions and their respective associations. Our AC partners are great resources in understanding the professions, their application services, workforce development and job outlook, and what schools are looking for in their applicants and students. Our AC Town Hall sessions are your chance to learn more about the professions that our Advisory Council members represent. Questions curated from advisor members via HLTHPROF 2.0 have been shared with our panelists. Moderators will also field common questions during the session.
 4:15 - 5:00 PM ET Advisory Council Townhall Q&A Featuring: Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, Allopathic Medicine, Naturopathic Medicine, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine and Podiatry

Moderated by: 

Celeste Crowe, HPA Office Director, Appalachian State University and Heidi Lang, Pre-Health Advisor, Saginaw Valley State University

Our NAAHP Advisory Council members represent a diverse group of health professions and their respective associations. Our AC partners are great resources in understanding the professions, their application services, workforce development and job outlook, and what schools are looking for in their applicants and students. Our AC Town Hall sessions are your chance to learn more about the professions that our Advisory Council members represent. Questions curated from advisor members via HLTHPROF 2.0 have been shared with our panelists. Moderators will also field common questions during the session.
 5:30 PM ET Virtual Happy Hour  Hosted By NAAHP Executive Director, Tony Wynne

NAAHP Executive Director, Tony Wynne, invites you to join him for a virtual happy hour. Connect with your colleagues and continue the discussion about the virtual conference sessions, current events in the health professions advising community and the direction of NAAHP while winding down from the days events.  
 Time Session Title Abstract
 1:00 - 3:00 PM ET Advising "Virtually" Anywhere: Developing Online Best Practices
 3:10 - 4:10 PM ET Health Professions Advising in COVID-19: A Different World! Or is it? Presented By: Carolyn Booker, ADEA; Diana Dabdub, AAVMC; Tracie Seward, ASPPH and Ryan Bannister, APTA

Preparing for and applying to a health professions program has had a well-known structure and process. The way in which students interact with their health professions advisor, students’ access to shadowing experiences, how health professions programs review applications and make decisions and how it all works to ensure the successful enrollment of students. In the era of COVID-19 the question is, has this changed or is it just a different way of approaching the application and admission process to a health professions program? This is a conversation about during and post COVID-19 how we as health professions associations and health professions advisors assist students in reaching their goal of applying to and being accepted into a health professions program. Join us for the hot topic conversation on advising for the health professions when the world is in the middle of a pandemic.

 4:10 - 5:00 PM ET  Leadership Townhall and Closing Remarks
 Time Session Title Abstract
 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM ET Health Professions Fair - Advisors
 2:30 - 5:00 PM ET Health Professions Fair - Students