Health Forum of West Michigan
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. Our topics are subject to change so please check our website for most current information!
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Health Forum of West Michigan 2020-21
We are excited to be ramping up for our 2020/2021 Health Forum presentations! We want to move forward safely in view of the current pandemic so will be offering virtual presentations only through at least the end of 2020. We intend to bring you the same in-depth panel discussions on health-related topics. This year we felt it very important to explore how the pandemic is impacting the various aspects of our well being and so we have shaped this year's presentations as a COVID-19 Series.
The COVID-19 Vaccinations
February 5, 2021
8 am to 9:30 am
(A virtual presentation)
Jean Nagelkerk, PhD, FNP, FNAP
Vice Provost for Health
Grand Valley State University
Nirali Bora, MD
Kent County Health Department
Dr. Natasha Bagdasarian, MD, MPH
Senior Public Health Physician
Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Peter Haverkamp, RPh
Director of Pharmacy
Metro Health - University of Michigan Health
Keith Hustak, MS, MPH, PA-C
Vice President APP Services/Operations
Andrew Jameson, MD
Director of Infectious Disease
Mercy Health Saint Mary's
Past Events - PowerPoint Presentations/Handouts
2020-2021 HEALTH FORUM SERIES
A Discussion on the Health Disparities of COVID-19
COVID-19 Series - The Delivery of Care During a Pandemic
Matthew Biersack - Mercy Health Saint Mary's
Ronald Grifka - Metro Health
Joshua Kooistra - Spectrum Health
COVID-19 Series - The Disease, Treatments, and Outlook
2019 - 2020 HEALTH FORUM SERIES
February 7, 2020 - Understanding the Risks of Vaping
December 6, 2019 - New Discoveries in Genetics
Anna Moore - Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine (not available)
November 1, 2019 - Legalized Marijuana - Implications in Health Care
October 4, 2019 - Consumer Driven Technology