Health Forum of West Michigan

Health Forum of West Michgian

 

The Health Forum of West Michigan is hosted by the Office of the Vice Provost for Health and Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center at Grand Valley State University and is scheduled on the first Friday of each month during the academic year.  The forums are coordinated under the collaborative leadership of our community partners with sponsorship provided by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. The Health Forum engages health care practitioners, health care and business administrators, educators, students, and community members in critical health-related conversations that are pertinent to our communities. Our panels of experts are not only health care providers and administrators, but also government, business, and community leaders who bring diverse perspectives to the discussions.

All Health Forum of West Michigan events are free and open to the public.

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New Discoveries in Genetics

Friday, December 6, 2019

REGISTER FOR DECEMBER!

Richard M. DeVos Center
Loosemore Auditorium
401 Fulton Street West
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

AGENDA:

7:30 a.m. Light breakfast
8:00 a.m. Presentations
9:30 a.m. Conclusion

 

WELCOME:

Jean Nagelkerk, Ph.D., F.N.P, FNAP
Vice Provost for Health
Grand Valley State University

MODERATOR:

(To be announced)

SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

Caleb Bupp, MD, FACMG
Division Chief, Medical Genetics and Genomics
Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital – Spectrum Health

Anna Moore, PhD
Assistant Dean, College of Human Medicine
Director, Precision Health Program
Professor, Departments of Radiology and Physiology
Michigan State University   

Jeremy Prokop, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics and Human Development
Michigan State University

West Michigan Health Care Economic Forecast

Friday, January 10, 2020.

REGISTER FOR W MICH. HEALTH CARE ECONOMIC FORECAST!

L.V. Eberhard Center
Grand Valley State University
301 West Fulton Street
Grand Rapids, MI  49504

AGENDA:

7:30 a.m.   Breakfast
8:00 a.m.   Welcome
8:05 a.m.   Health Check Study Presentation
8:45 a.m.   Panel Discussion
9:45 a.m.   Conclusion

WELCOME:

Philomena V. Mantella, Ph.D.
President, Grand Valley State University

PANEL INTRODUCTIONS:

Jean Nagelkerk, Ph.D., F.N.P., FNAP
Vice Provost for Health, Grand Valley State University

HEALTH CHECK PRESENTATIONS:

Sebastian Linde, Ph.D.
Professor of Economics, Grand Valley State University

HEALTH TRENDS PANEL:

(Panelists to be announced)

 

OTHER UPCOMING TOPICS:

February 7, 2020
Vaping

March 6, 2020
The Talent Pipeline and Health Care Workforce

April 3, 2020
Bullying and Suicide

 

Please Note:

Topics are subject to change.  Please check for Health Forum updates on this web page throughout the year.

PARKING: Please use the GVSU Seward Parking Ramp/Lot accessible from either Lake Michigan Drive/Pearl Street or West Fulton Street.

GVSU DOWNTOWN CAMPUS MAP

 

Questions may be directed to Diane Dykstra at dykstrdi@gvsu.edu or 616-331-5876.


Past Events - PowerPoint Presentations/Handouts

2019 - 2020 HEALTH FORUM SERIES

November 1, 2019 - Legalized Marijuana - Implications in Health Care

Andrew Brisbo - Marijuana Regulatory Agency State of Michigan

Mandeep Bath, M.D. - Pine Rest Mental Health

Scott Rifenberg - Grand Rapids Police Department

John Titley, Varnum Law, LLP (pending permission)

 

October 4, 2019 - Consumer Driven Technology

Brent Nowak - Applied Medical Device Institute - Grand Valley State University

Bimal Shah - Livongo

Ted Spooner - Zimmer Biomet

Jessie Riley - Holland Home

 

2018-2019 HEALTH FORUM SERIES

May 3, 2019 - Organ Donation and Transplantation

Erin McGreal-Miller - Gift of Life Michigan

David Start - Ottawa/Kent County Medical Examiner's Office

Anupam Kumar - Spectrum Health Lung Transplant Program

Jill Lampen - Mercy Health Saint Mary's Kidney Transplant Center

 

April 5, 2019 - Opioid Epidemic Update

Sheriff Michelle LaJoye-Young - Kent County Sheriff's Department

Steve Alsum - Grand Rapids Red Project

Jayne Courts, M.D. - Mercy Health St Mary's/Mercy Health Physician Partners (slides not available)

Ron Scott, M.A., SPHR - Pine Rest Employee Assistance Program/Church Assistance Program

 

March 1, 2019 - Depression and Suicide

Evonne Edwards, Ph.D. - Pine Rest Christian Health Services

Philip Henderson, M.D. - Spectrum Health Medical Group

Kristin Mecklenburg, M.A., LLP  - Forest View Hospital

Dawn Rasmussen, L.M.S.W., CSW - Network 180

 

December 7, 2018 - The Cost of Prescription Drugs: The Highs and the Lows

Greg Wellman - Ferris State University - College of Pharmacy

Eric Roath - Spartan Nash

Atheer Kaddis - Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan

 

November 2, 2018 - Update on Human Trafficking

Nikeidra Battle-DeBarge - Manasseh Program, Wedgewood Christian Services

 

October 5, 2018 - Water Quality and Safety

Eric Oswald  Michigan DEQ - Department of Drinking Water and Municipal Assistance

Teresa Seidel - Michigan DEQ - Department of Environmental Quality

Liz Kirkwood - For Love of Water

Eric DeLong - City of Grand Rapids

Richard R. Rediske - GVSU Robert B. Annis Water Resource Institute

 

 

2017-2018 Health Forum Presentations

2016-2017 Health Forum Presentations

2015-2016 Health Forum Presentations 

 

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