November 8, 9am-12pm EST / 1400-1700 GMT
November 9, 9am-1pm EST / 1400-1800 GMT
The University of Georgia College of Pharmacy is excited to partner with Augusta University, University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University, and NHS Education for Scotland (NES) to hold our third international rural health symposium. NES is an education and training body and a national health board within NHS Scotland. They are responsible for developing and delivering healthcare education and training for the NHS, health and social care sector and other public bodies. They have a Scotland-wide role in undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development.
The 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.
As an important foundation, and in large part because of the anticipated publications and research coming from this symposium, we are 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.
With the second-annual Converge International Rural Health Symposium having wrapped up, Neil J. MacKinnon, PhD, provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Augusta University, and Zach Kelehear, EdD, vice provost for instruction, are excited to announce this year’s call for collaborative research proposals addressing issues in rural health.
“I’m so pleased that our partners at Robert Gordon University are leading the planning of CONVERGE 2022, which will undoubtedly build upon the solid foundation of last year’s inaugural virtual symposium, where so many wonderful connections were made. I’d encourage all with an interest, or even a curiosity, in rural health to participate in this unique learning opportunity.”
Neil MacKinnon, PhD
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
“I wish for warm, innovative and creative thinking out loud together conversations that may lead to future collaborations, real world solutions to educational challenges that enhance person and patient care”
Henry N. Young, PhD, FAPhA (UGA)
Denise Kornegay, MSW (AU)
Dr Imran Omar (UoA)
Alyssa Ruffa, MPH (AU)
Catherine Clary, JD (AU)
Scott Cunningham, BSc (Hons) Pharm, PhD, FFRPS, FRPharmS (RGU)
Dr James N’Dow, MB, ChB, FRCS (Ed), MD, FRCS (Urol) (UoA)
Dr Pam Nicoll (NHS)
Dr Sheelagh Martindale (RGU)
Rusty May, Pharm.D, FASHP (UGA)
Dr Kathryn Martin (AU)
Dr Pamela Kirkpatrick (RGU)
Antonella Tonna, BPharm (Hons) ,MSc, PhD (RGU)