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 purpose of the Health Forum is to offer a venue for open discussion on health topics pertinent to the well-being of the community.
All Health Forum of West Michigan events are free and open to the public.
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2018-2019 Health Forum Schedule
We're pleased to present our listing of Health Forum topics for the 2018-2019 academic year. Last year we welcomed over 1100 health care practitioners, health care and business administrators, educators, students, and community members to our presentations. Many of our guests have become regulars each month! Our topics covered a broad range of issues and interests and our panelists offered diverse perspectives on the given topic. We will continue to identify topics that are timely and relevant to the West Michigan community. We always welcome community input and topic suggestions can be made at the link above.
Organ Donations and Transplantation
Friday, February 1, 2019
Richard M. DeVos Center - Loosemore Auditorium
401 West Fulton Street
Grand Valley State University
Grand Rapids, MI 49504
7:30 a.m. Light Breakfast
8:00 a.m. Presentations
9:30 a.m. Event concludes
Jean Nagelkerk, Ph.D., F.N.P., FNAP
Vice Provost for Health
Grand Valley State University
Dorrie Dils, M.H.A., B.S.N
Chief Executive Officer
Gift of Life Michigan
Michael Hofmann, M.D.
Mercy Health Kidney Transplant Center
Anupam Kumar M.D.
Lung Transplant Physician
Richard DeVos Heart & Lung Transplant Program
David Start, M.D.
Chief Medical Examiner, Ottawa County
Deputy Medical Examiner, Kent County
Mark your Calendar for Upcoming Health Forum Events!
March 1, 2019
Mental Health – Depression and Suicide
April 5, 2019
May 3, 2019
Topic to be Determined
All Health Forum events are free and open to the public. Participants should use the GVSU Seward parking ramp/lot accessible from either Lake Michigan Drive/Pearl Street or from Fulton Street.
Questions may be directed to email@example.com.
Past Events - PowerPoint Presentations/Handouts
December 7, 2018 - The Cost of Prescription Drugs: The Highs and the Lows
November 2, 2018 - Update on Human Trafficking
October 5, 2018 - Water Quality and Safety
May 4, 2018 - Transitions - Palliative Care in the Life Cycle
John Mulder, MD (No PPT used)
April 6, 2018 - The State of Mental Health
February 1, 2018 - The Opioid Epidemic - Update
December 1, 2018 - One Health
November 3, 2017 - Human Genetics
October 6, 2017 - Health Care Talent Pipeline
Pamela Ries - Spectrum Health (PPT not available)
May 5, 2017 - Human Trafficking
April 7, 2017 - Social Determinants of Health
March 3, 2017 - Understanding the Zika Virus
December 2, 2016 - The State of Opioid Abuse in West Michigan
November 11, 2016 - Municipal Infrastructure and Health
October 7, 2016 - Virtual Health & Emerging Technologies
Ken Johnson - Emergency Care Specialist on behalf of Answer Health Care On Demand
(Unable to post Prezi presentation. See organization website for information: http://www.ahondemand.com)
May 6, 2016 - The Integration of Mental/Behavioral Health and Physical medicine
April 1, 2016 - Medical/Behavioral Integration Promises, Results, Challenges
March 4, 2016 - The Evolution of Healthcare
February 5, 2016 - Population Health