2023 Health and Biomedical Sciences Summit

College of Allied Health and Nursing

Using the latest information, broad perspectives, and real-world thinking, this event is an opportunity for allied health professionals and the community to learn from each other to improve the quality of life and well-being for all through research and evidence-based practices.

Communities in Action: Pathways to Health Equity - 2023 Health and Biomedical Sciences Summit

Wednesday, March 29, 2023
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. CST
In Person at Minnesota State University, Mankato - Centennial Student Union, or virtually via Zoom 

Students: Free
In-Person or virtual: $150, includes CEUs

Register here for 2023 Health Summit

About This Year's Summit

Health inequities are pervasive in our communities, particularly in rural areas where access to care and resources is limited. Health inequities are compounded for individuals across the lifespan who experience racial and other social injustices, with inequities further exacerbated by a lack of health care professionals who share their identities and lived experiences. The purpose of this Summit is to start the conversation about what health equity should look like in our region. The Summit aims to uncover barriers and identify opportunities for individual and collection action that will put us on the pathway to health equity.

Call for Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted for this year's Health Summit. The Planning Committee is seeking proposals on practices, research, and strategies, with an emphasis on our rural community context, to reduce health inequities and increase the availability of culturally responsive healthcare. Ideal proposals will demonstrate communities in action. Two types of presentations are being requested - interactive oral presentations (50 minutes) and poster presentations (60 minutes). Deadline is January 9, 2023. 

MOre info and submission form here

2023 Keynote Speaker

The Summit is excited to welcome Dr. Mary Owen, Associate Dean of Native American Health, Center of American Indian and Minority Health at the University of Minnesota, as this year's keynote speaker.

Registration

Attend in person or online! Students are free and CEUs are available.

Schedule

This year's event will take place in person on the campus of Minnesota State University, Mankato, or virtually.

Sponsors

We are so grateful for these organizations who support healthy communities through sponsorship!

Previous Events

The Health and Biomedical Sciences Summit has been an annual event since 2018. Learn about previous topics and view news coverage.

Contact Us

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