Augusta University is excited to partner with The University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University and University of Georgia College of Pharmacy to hold our inaugural international rural health symposium. The virtual symposium is the first collaboration in an initiative to offer exchange programs for faculty and students, as well as a certificate program with a focus on rural health.

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About

Our first virtual symposium will be an interactive opportunity for health care professionals from all backgrounds to focus on the understanding of rural health challenges through the lens of education and workforce preparation.

Expert panelists will present innovative and creative solutions they’ve addressed in access to care, experiential learning and connectivity challenges. These presentations will foster discussions among breakout groups on ways these strategies might be replicated or enhanced.

Participation in this inaugural event is by invitation only. As an important foundation, and in large part because of the anticipated publications and research coming from this symposium, we are first engaging key experts in the field of rural health education. We look forward to opening the symposium up to a broader audience at subsequent events.

Please visit collaborations if you are interested in participating or attending future rural health symposiums.

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Rural areas present a number of challenges for both providers and families in managing and accessing healthcare. This multidisciplinary conference focuses on spotlighting innovative and collaborative efforts to provide better care with limited resources through educational and training initiatives from health professions colleges and universities.

Pre-symposium Readings on:

Education Systems
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Geographic and Demographic Comparisons

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Health Systems
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Partner Institution Health Professions Programs

Pre-symposium Readings on:

Health Professions
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Pre-symposium Readings on:

Health Status of our Populations Comparisons

Speakers

Don Cairns

Don Cairns

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Laura Chalmers

Laura Chalmers

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Angus Cooper

Angus Cooper

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Pam Cromer

Pam Cromer

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Scott Cunningham

Scott Cunningham

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Alan R. Denison

Alan R. Denison

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Isla Fairley

Isla Fairley

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Lauren Williams Hopkins

Lauren Williams Hopkins

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Zach Kelehear

Zach Kelehear

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Denise D. Kornegay

Denise D. Kornegay

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Debbie Layman

Debbie Layman

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Colin Lumsden

Colin Lumsden

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Matt Lyon

Matt Lyon

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Graham Macaulay

Graham Macaulay

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Neil MacKinnon

Neil MacKinnon

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Kathryn Martin

Kathryn Martin

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Jerry Morse

Jerry Morse

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Douglas W. Patten

Douglas W. Patten

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Bruce Riggs

Bruce Riggs

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Gordon Rushworth

Gordon Rushworth

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Lindsey Welch

Lindsey Welch

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Donna Wynne

Donna Wynne

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Stacy Zhang

Stacy Zhang

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Core Planning Team

Spectacular leadership and engaged teams from Augusta University (AU), University of Aberdeen (UoA), University of Georgia’s College of Pharmacy (UGA) and Robert Gordon University (RGU) are leading the way to building our inaugural international rural health symposium.

Jessica Burkhalter, MBA (AU)

PROJECT MANAGER

Donald Cairns, PhD (RGU)

Laura Chalmers, RGN, BA, MSc., PGCert, RNT, SFHEA (RGU)

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT LEAD

Susan Dawkes, PhD, RN (RGU)

Christen Engel, MEd (AU)

Ketarya Hunt Bass, MPH, MCHES® (AU)

Dan Kaminstein, MD, M.S.Ed., FACEP, DTM&H (AU)

Zach Kelehear, EdD, (AU)

PROJECT LEAD

Denise Kornegay, MSW (AU)

CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT LEAD

Neil MacKinnon, PhD, (AU)

PROJECT SPONSOR

Rusty May, Pharm.D., FASHP (UGA)

James N’Dow, MB, ChB, FRCS (Ed), MD, FRCS (Urol)(UoA)

Tanya Sudia, PhD, RN, FAAN (AU)

Suzanne Tatum (AU)

EVENT PLANNING LEAD

Emma Watson, MSc, FRCPath, FRCP Ed (NHS)

Heather Young, MPA (AU)

COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING LEAD