Mapping our Future
| WED., OCT. 26, 8:30 AM |
Healthy People 2020 In the Era of Health Reform  Presenter: Dr. Debra Nichols

| WED., OCT. 26, 10:15 AM |
The State of Health in Our State  Presenter: Jessica G. Wright and Anne Williams

| THUR., OCT. 27, 1:30 -6:30 PM |
Recruitment Fair and Workshop
(Reception 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm)

| THURS., OCT. 27, 9:30 AM |
A Tale of Two Hospitals
Presenter: MacMcCrary



The West Virginia Rural Health Conference is held each year in October. The purpose of this annual conference is to offer education, information, and networking opportunities to health care providers, policymakers, communities, and students of health professions. In pursuit of overall health of West Virginians, the conference includes interesting forums, special event meetings, and breakout sessions. Each year the conference focuses on rural health care issues, cutting edge initiatives, and creative methods to assist in solving current challenges.

With the support of various organizations across the state, this conference gathers many of the professionals in rural health for two and a half days.  Partners include the WV Rural Health Association, The Center for Rural Health Development, West Virginia Area Health Education Centers, WV Higher Education Policy Commission, WVU Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center - Charleston Division, Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, Bureau for Public Health, WV Dept. of Health and Human Resources and the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine. Scholarships for conference registration and lodging are available to qualifying health professions students and community volunteers who are not employed in the health field.

Each year the planning committee collaborates to invite dynamic speakers who will present exciting topics to conference participants.

Come and join us this year!

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Featuring a full day Leadership Forum on Wednesday for those who work on the front lines of health care. Foster a more engaged and committed workforce by engaging your people in a dialog about the personal values and attitudes that underpin their commitment to your organization.

Beginning with dinner on Wednesday evening and continuing on Thursday, the Governance Forum
will help leaders balance their roles of effectively providing oversight and advancing the mission of their organizations by learning more about governance best practices.

G & L Forum Highlights:


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