Mental Health is Health: the 2022 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.

Mental Health is Health: 2022 Health and Biomedical Sciences Summit

Wednesday, March 30, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. CST
In Person at Minnesota State University, Mankato - Centennial Student Union, or virtually via Zoom 

Students: Free
In-Person: $150, includes CEUs
Virtual attendance: $100, includes CEUs

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About this year's health summit

A need to address global mental health and well-being has not been more urgent.

Individuals across the life-span have experienced a range of mental health challenges that were exacerbated by the pandemic. The mental health of our neighbors, friends, families, and colleagues needs greater attention from professionals in all allied health professions. The purpose of this Summit is to recognize the need for greater supports for mental health and provide educators and practitioners with tools needed to improve the mental health of our communities.  

We are seeking to educate attendees on practices, research, and strategies to share knowledge that will be a force of change to improve mental health and wellbeing. Ideally, we will share examples of interprofessional practices and strategies for working together to mental health crises. 

Call for Proposals

Proposals are now being accepted for the 2022 Health and Biomedical Sciences Summit.

The Planning Committee is looking for proposals that share your experience or expertise to change the way we work to actively understand and focus on mental health in communities.

Presentations may be in person or a live virtual presentation and should be 20 minutes in length with 5 minutes for questions and discussion.

Deadline is January 14, 2022 with notifications sent in early February 2022.

2022 Summit Proposal Submission Form

2022 Keynote Speakers

Learn more about Dr. Abi Gewirtz and Johann Hari, the keynote speakers for this year's Health and Biomedical Sciences Summit.


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


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


Support healthy communities and our current and future health care leaders through sponsorship.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Health and Biomedical Sciences Summit, we'd love to hear from you!

Previous Events

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