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Get Registered for 8th Lenoir-Rhyne Symposium on the Future of Healthcare

Feb 4, 2022 2:00:00 PM / by Brooke Kochanski

The healthcare environment has changed; practitioners are tasked with deciding who gets treatment, policy and practice changes and sustaining health. The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way we consume our healthcare.


shutterstock_6457752228th Lenoir-Rhyne Symposium on the Future of Healthcare: The New Normal in Healthcare

March 30, 2022 from 8:45AM - 5:00PM
PE Monroe Auditorium at Lenoir - Rhyne University
625 7th Ave., NE, Hickory, N.C. 28601

Register Now!

Practitioners who are equipped to handle the personal and population-based needs of an ever growing, diverse community, are more efficient and prepared to respond to the barriers to care that are amplified due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This symposium focuses on practical applications, discusses how healthcare systems have changed and addresses how those changes met the current and future health needs.

Upon completion of this symposium, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare systems structure.
  • Discuss the challenges facing practitioners.
  • Discuss the successes of health care practitioners.
  • Identify practical skills for improving the health outcomes of patients.
  • Analyze gaps in care that impede practice while learning to employ strategies to cope with changing populations and conditions.
  • Michael McGee, EdD, Dean of the College of Health Sciences
  • Chisimdiri Oparanozie, Symposium Coordinator, MPH Student
  • Jessica Bumgarner, BSN-RN, CHFN, Frye Regional Medical Center
  • Diane Caruso, DNP, FNP-BC, Director, Doctor of Nursing Practice & Family Nurse Practitioner Program; Associate Professor, Nursing, Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Honey Estrada, MPH, President, North Carolina Community Health Worker Association
  • Brian Hissom, MA, LCMHCS, NCC, BC-TMH, Owner, Lifeworks/Brian S. Hissom and Associates
  • Laura Hope-Gill, MFA, Assistant Professor of Writing; Director, Thomas Wolfe Center for Narrative, Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Kimberly Price, PhD, CPH, MCHES, Associate Professor of Public Health, Lenoir-Rhyne University
  • Paula Swindle, PhD, NCC, LPCS, Assistant Professor of Counseling, Lenoir-Rhyne University

Registration fee is $100 or $85 for groups of 3 or more, get signed up today!



Brooke Kochanski

Written by Brooke Kochanski

Marketing & Communications Specialist at Northwest AHEC

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