Registration for Converge 2022 open to all well being professionals, college students – Jagwire

September 13, 2022

Following a profitable first 12 months, Robert Gordon College (RGU), Augusta College, College of Aberdeen, and College of Georgia Faculty of Pharmacy, together with new accomplice the Nationwide Well being Service Schooling for Scotland (NES), are making ready to collectively maintain the second 12 months of Converge Worldwide Rural Well being Symposium.

This 12 months, RGU will host the digital symposium Nov. 2-3.

“We’re very excited to be internet hosting the symposium from RGU this 12 months,” stated Sheelagh Martindale, PhD, the tutorial strategic lead in Skilled Workforce Improvement inside the College of Nursing, Midwifery and Paramedic Follow at RGU. “Our partnerships constructed round this symposium have strengthened during the last 12 months, and we glance ahead with enthusiasm to constructing on final 12 months’s success with Converge 2022.”

This 12 months, the symposium is open to all, together with school, well being care professionals, college students and others with an curiosity in rural well being. To register, e-mail the convention planning crew.

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This second-annual digital multidisciplinary convention builds upon the success of Converge in 2021 and can additional deepen Augusta College’s trans-Atlantic partnerships, based on Neil J. MacKinnon, PhD, government vice chairman for tutorial affairs and provost at Augusta College.

“The inaugural Converge symposium set a really excessive bar with a dozen professional panelists from Georgia and Scotland, and greater than 150 contributors becoming a member of in breakout teams,” MacKinnon stated. “School, clinicians, college students and different attendees from each side of the Atlantic Ocean look to be taught from one another on the subject of rural well being. It is a very important element of our new concentrate on deeper, significant worldwide partnerships with a concentrate on collaboration.”

The convention, which was spearheaded by the Workplace of the Provost, focuses on spotlighting modern and collaborative efforts to supply higher care with restricted assets via instructional and coaching initiatives from well being professions, schools and universities. The Workplace of the Provost has supplied $100,000 to fund pilot tasks that deal with rural well being points among the many collaboration companions.

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The interactive rural well being symposium focuses on understanding of rural well being challenges and in search of alternatives to foster collaboration. The symposium will function rural well being consultants from the partnering universities and the NES. Catalyst talks, panels and roundtable discussions will concentrate on entry to care, experiential studying, and connectivity and rising alternatives.

In the course of the digital symposium, professional panelists will current modern and inventive options they’ve developed in entry to care, experiential studying and connectivity challenges. These shows will foster discussions amongst breakout teams on methods these methods may be replicated or enhanced.

Final 12 months’s symposium

Final 12 months, a number of school members from Augusta College supplied detailed shows on the problems going through rural well being care, together with Dr. Pam Cromer from the Faculty of Nursing and AU alumna Debbie Layman. Each mentioned their rural well being outreach efforts throughout Georgia and the annual Costa Layman Well being Honest that has supplied hundreds of well being screenings since its inception greater than 15 years in the past.

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As well as, Dr. Matt Lyon, vice chair for tutorial applications and analysis within the Medical Faculty of Georgia’s Division of Emergency Medication, and Lauren Williams Hopkins, director of Inhabitants Well being at Augusta College Well being, mentioned the difficulties and excessive expense of delivering high quality rural well being care.

Whereas well being care in Scotland and Georgia could be completely different on many ranges, the 2 areas share within the persistent challenges of teaching for rural well being care contexts and of supporting well being care professionals within the area.

Study extra concerning the Converge Worldwide Rural Well being Symposium.