Third Annual Interprofessional Rural Health Professions Conference, April 17

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 9:30am to 3:30pm

EVENT: Third Annual Interprofessional Rural Health Professions Conference, April 17

The conference is free and open to the public and will feature international cultural wisdom authority, Roberto Dansie, PhD, who will share insights on cultural competency, rural health and interprofessional education and practice. Participants will complete workshop activities on cultural self-awareness and the practice of culturally competent care.

Registration is open until April 9. To register, please view the preliminary agenda, and learn about the poster session, at:  http://azahec.ahsc.arizona.edu/events/rhpp

KEYNOTE:  Roberto Dansie, PhD, a clinical psychologist and a member of the Toltec tribe of Mexico, who is recognized internationally as a contemporary authority on cultural wisdom

DATE/TIME: Friday, April 17, 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

LOCATION:  DuVal Auditorium, Banner – University Medical Center Tucson
1501 N. Campbell Ave.

TUCSON, Ariz. – The Third Annual Interprofessional Rural Health Professions Conference will feature keynote speaker, Roberto Dansie, PhD, an internationally recognized authority on cultural wisdom.

Dr. Dansie will share insights on cultural competency, rural health and interprofessional education and practice during the free conference, to be held on Friday, April 17, at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, DuVal Auditorium. Participants will complete workshop activities on cultural self-awareness and the practice of culturally competent care.

“Interprofessional education aims to develop mutual understanding of, and respect for, the contributions of various professions and disciplines, thus, socializing healthcare providers to work together as a team, share problem-solving and decision-making, and enhance the benefits of healthcare for patients, families and communities,” said Sally J. Reel, PhD, RN, FNP, FAAN, Associate Vice President for Interprofessional Education,  Collaborative Practice & Community Engagement and Director of the Arizona Area Health Education Centers (AzAHEC) Program.
 
Anyone with an interest in rural health and cultural wisdom is welcome to register and attend the conference.  Registration, the preliminary agenda and poster session information are available online at: http://azahec.ahsc.arizona.edu/events/rhpp.  Those unable to attend can view the keynote address online.  Details will be posted on the conference page before the event.

As an ancient wisdom scholar, Dr. Dansie, a clinical psychologist and a member of the Toltec tribe of Mexico, is recognized internationally as a contemporary authority on cultural wisdom. He is renowned as a dynamic and inspiring speaker, who eloquently weaves story-telling, music and cultural diversity to resonate on a personal level.

An award-winning writer, speaker and trainer, Dr. Dansie has authored numerous publications, including two books and columns for Indian County Today, the nation’s leading American Indian news source. He travels frequently throughout the United States, Mexico, Latin America and Europe, speaking at universities, hospitals and other health-care organizations. In 1981, Dr. Dansie won the World Championship of Martial Arts in Pussan, Korea, and has taught these skills to youth and families throughout the world.

Collaborative efforts for the conference come from the Arizona Area Health Education Centers Program (AzAHEC); the University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine – Tucson Office of Diversity & Inclusion; and the Arizona Rural Health Professions Programs (RHPP) at the UA Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy, as well as the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, the Arizona State University College of Nursing and Health Innovation, and the Northern Arizona University School of Nursing. 

RHPP is a core program supported by AzAHEC since 2007. The Arizona State Legislature created RHPP in 1997 (ARS 15-1754) to address shortages of health professionals in Arizona’s rural communities.  By providing community-based training for health professions students, RHPP helps prepare a culturally-competent healthcare workforce for practice in Arizona’s rural and urban underserved communities, where significant primary care provider shortages are felt more acutely.