National Conference Schedule

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We take the health and safety of NAAHP members very seriously.  This year’s in-person meeting will follow the National CDC and Local Health/Safety Guidelines in place at the time of the meeting.

The 2022 National Conference Schedule is still being finalized so the schedule below may be modified or changed at any time.
(A downloadable PDF will be available when the Conference Schedule is finalized)

Plenary Sessions

 

Working Together to Pave Pathways for American Indians and Alaska Natives into the Health Professions

Presented by: Leila E. Harrison / Charlene Green / Caitlin Donald

Thursday 6/16/22 10:00am in the Plaza Ballroom


Abstract:

There continues to be a dearth of American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) applicants being accepted to US MD-granting medical schools each year. This further perpetuates the significant public health concern for Native communities. Our plenary will share the initiatives though Reimagine Indians into Medicine (RISE partner medical schools: Oregon Health and Sciences University, Washington State University Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, and the University of California Davis School of Medicine) to encourage and support the success of AIAN aspiring doctors. We will share the broader vision for this work and the tangible steps being taken in thoughtful and intentional holistic admissions processes to deconstruct barriers for these and other applicants underrepresented in medicine. Furthermore, we will share our ideas about how Pre-Health Advisors can help bolster the pathway for AIAN learners, including creating true partnerships with non-profits, tribal communities, tribal early ed programs, and community colleges with significant Native partnerships. By working together toward these goals, we will foster success for AIAN learners at multiple points along the path to medicine.

Military Medicine: Pathways, Adventures, and Opportunities

Presented by: Dr. Robert A. Liotta / David T. Dormann

Friday 6/17/22 8:30am in the Plaza Ballroom


Abstract:

Advisors will learn about the unique opportunities and adventures that a career in military medicine has to offer. The different routes to becoming a military physician will also be discussed to include specific information about the Uniformed Services University and the Health Professions Scholarship Program.

We're Not Done Climbing! NAAHP-Ed and NAAHP-Leads

Presented by: Celeste Crowe / Betsy Brookins

Saturday 6/18/22 12:00pm in the Plaza Ballroom


Abstract:

We are excited to announce two programmatic initiatives to better equip members in our work. NAAHP-Ed will provide regular educational and training opportunities that are centered on the content and knowledge needed for our profession. NAAHP-Leads is a leadership program for NAAHP Members designed to develop leaders in pre-health advising, both in the organization and at your institution. This session will share the history on how these initiatives became organizational priorities, the preliminary work that has been happening during the last year, and the tentative timelines and goals for the next two years (until the 2024 National Meeting). As we build these new trails for our journey, feedback from members is crucial and this session will include time to share your thoughts and ideas for both programs.

Wilderness Medicine with Todd Miner

Presented by: Todd Miner / Dr. Elaine Reno

Saturday 6/18/22 1:00pm in the Majestic Ballroom


Abstract:

Wilderness medicine is a relatively new sub-specialty, practiced by a wide range of health professions. In this fun, interactive workshop learn how studying/practicing wilderness medicine can help your pre-health students now and into their future. Learn how wilderness medicine prepares health professionals for rural medicine, humanitarian relief efforts, disaster medicine, and, more importantly, better prepares them for their professional practice wherever they end up. And walk away with some wilderness medicine skills YOU can use in your own life, whether climbing a 14'er or simply on a backyard walk or at a neighborhood park.

COVID-Anxiety, Disruption and PTSD: Moving Advisees from Surviving to Thriving

Presented by: Dr. Stacie Pearson-Wharton

Sunday 6/19/22 8:30am in the Plaza Ballroom


Abstract:

In this session, participants will explore the latest in Collegiate Mental Health research about the impact of COVID on the well-being of today’s college students. In particular, the presenter will examine the anxiety disorder schema, including but not limited to PTSD, through the lens of COVID. The presenter will describe the unique ways students with marginalized identities have been impacted by the pandemic. Participants will engage in a rich discussion, sharing practical examples and best practice used to help students climb from merely surviving the pandemic to thriving despite it.

Everything you Need to Know to Help Your Students Prepare for the 2022 AAMC PREview™ professional readiness exam

Presented by: Dana Dunleavy / Rebecca Fraser / Michelle Sparacino

Sunday 6/19/22 10:00am in the Plaza Ballroom


Abstract:

During the 2022-2023 application cycle, 18 medical schools will include the AAMC PREview™ professional readiness exam (formerly known as the AAMC Situational Judgment Test) as part of their admissions processes. The PREview exam looks beyond academic metrics to assess core personal skills such as resilience, service orientation, ethics, cultural competence, and teamwork. This assessment provides actionable preview of each applicant’s potential to develop into a future physician who provides compassionate care, collaborates effectively with multidisciplinary medical teams, and navigates emotional, cultural, and ethical challenges. AAMC presenters will describe test content and supporting research, administration policies and procedures, free test preparation materials, what to expect on test day, and plans for score release. Ample time will be available for questions.

Closing Keynote: Pathways to Elite Athlete Sports Medicine

Presented by: Jennifer Carrol, PA-C, ATC and Jenna Street, MS, ATC

Sunday 6/19/22 11:15am in the Plaza Ballroom


Abstract:

This presentation will explore numerous pathways one can take to become involved with elite athlete sports medicine. In addition, we will discuss the collaborative, integrated, multidisciplinary sports medicine team at the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee and how we all work together for athlete-centered care.

Daily Schedule

 

Tuesday Early Registration

4:00 - 8:00pm Attendee Conference Registration Opens

Wilderness Wednesday

7:00 - 2:00pm Attendee Conference Registration Open
8:00 - 12:00pm Tours or Alternate Programing
    Regis University (100 seats) - Seats Still Available! Please Register
    Rocky Vista University & Breakfast with St. George's  University (100 Seats)
    University of Colorado Anschutz (100 Seats)
12:00 - 2:00pm PDL Workshop (invitation only) or Lunch on your own
2:00 - 3:30pm New Advisor Workshop (Part I) or Experienced Advisor Workshop 
3:30 - 5:00pm Joint New Advisor/Experienced Advisor Workshop
5:00 - 7:00pm Attendee Conference Registration Open
5:00 - 6:30pm Regional BOD meeting (Invitation) or Chow & Chats (Sign-up at Local Arrangements table near Registration) or Dinner on Your Own
    SAAHP Board Meeting (Invitation only)
6:30 - 8:30pm "Climbing to New Heights" Conference Opening - NAAHP Greeting & Keynote Heather Younger
8:30 - 10:00pm Reception - WireWood Station Music & Connecting


Thoughtful Thursday

6:30 - 8:30am Denver Rescue Mission breakfast service (sign up) - Tentative
7:00 - 8:00am Trail Walk 1 (sign up)
7:00 - 12:30pm Attendee & Exhibitor Conference Registration Open
7:30 - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30 - 9:20am Concurrent #1 Sessions (See Conference Program or Conference App for Schedule)
9:30 - 9:50am Concurrent A (See Conference Program or Conference App for Schedule)
10:00 - 11:00am Plenary - Working Together to Pave Pathways for American Indians and Alaska Natives into the Health Professions
11:30- 1:30pm Regional Business Meetings or Lunch On Your Own
1:30 - 5:00pm Attendee & Exhibitor Conference Registration Open
2:00 - 2:50pm Concurrent #2 (See Conference Program or Conference App for Schedule)
3:00 - 5:00pm Exhibit Hall Grand Opening with Happy Hour/Social & Gamification

4:00 - 4:50pm Concurrent #3 - Self Care (See Conference Program or Conference App for Schedule)
5:00 - 7:00pm Chow & Chats (Sign-up at Local Arrangements table near Registration) or Dinner on Your Own
5:30 - 7:00pm Experience Exchange for Advisors (Session 1)
5:30 - 9:30pm NAAHP BOD/AC Dinner Meeting (invitation only)

Fearless Friday

7:00 - 8:00am Trail Walk 2 (sign up)
7:00 - 12:00pm Attendee Conference Registration Open
7:30 - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30 - 9:20am Plenary - Military Medicine: Pathways, Adventures, and Opportunities (USHUS/HSPS)
9:30 - 10:20am Concurrent #4 (See Conference Program or Conference App for Schedule)
10:30 - 11:00am Break
11:00 - 11:50am Concurrent #5 (See Conference Program or Conference App for Schedule)
12:00 - 12:20pm Concurrent B (See Conference Program or Conference App for Schedule)
12:30 - 2:00pm Sponsored Networking Lunch for Attendees
12:30 - 2:00pm Experience Exchange for Advisors (Session 2)
2:00 - 2:50pm Concurrent 6 (See Conference Program or Conference App for Schedule)
3:00 - 4:00pm Attendee Conference Registration Open
3:00 - 4:00pm Exhibit Hall including Gamification
4:00 - 4:50pm Concurrent #7 (See Conference Program or Conference App for Schedule) 
5:15 - 6:30pm Experience Exchange for Advisors (Session 3)
5:30 - 6:30pm Dinner on Own
6:45 - 8:00pm Poster Session & Social
8:00 - 10:00pm NAAHP Family Game Night & Charity Event (Please Register)

Survival Saturday

NOTE: Comfortable & casual attire is encouraged for engagement and interaction within sessions
7:30 - 12:00pm Attendee & Health Professions Fair Exhibitor Conference Registration Open
7:30 - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30 - 8:50am Concurrent C (See Conference Program or Conference App for Schedule)
9:00 - 11:00pm Advisory Council Town Halls
   
11:00 - 2:30pm Overlapping Programming – Conference Attendees & Students
CONFERENCE ATTENDEES  
  11:00 - 11:50pm Concurrent #8 (See Conference Program or Conference App for Schedule)
  11:00 - 11:50pm New Advisor Workshop (Part II): Conference Game Board and Preparation for Advisor Health Professions Fair
   12:00 - 1:00pm Plenary - We're Not Done Climbing!  NAAHP-Ed and NAAHP-Leads
   1:00 - 2:30pm Plenary - Wilderness Medicine with Todd Miner– Interactive
  STUDENTS HEALTH PROFESSIONS STUDENT SYMPOSIUM-
11:00AM - 2:30PM (Registration & Information)

   9:00 - 11:00am Student Check-In - Tower Building - Street Level
   11:00 - 12:15pm Wilderness Medicine with Todd Miner
   12:15 - 1:00pm Student Health Professions Fair Orientation
   1:00 - 2:30pm Student Health Professions Fair
 
2:30 - 4:00pm NAAHP Conference Attendee Health Professions Fair
4:30 - 6:00pm Colorado Rockies Tailgate (COPA Tailgate Menu plus a cash bar for beer or wine)
6:00 - 10:00pm First Pitch - Colorado Rockies Baseball Game (Please Register for Tailgate & Game Together)

Summit Sunday

Happy Father's Day and Happy Juneteenth
7:30 - 8:30am Breakfast
8:30 - 10:00am Plenary - COVID-Anxiety, Disruption and PTSD: Moving Advisees from Surviving to Thriving
10:00 - 11:00am Plenary - AAMC Programming: Everything you Need to Know to Help Your Students Prepare for the 2022 AAMC PREview™ professional readiness exam
11:15 - 12:30pm Plenary - Closing Keynote: Olympic Training Center