The symposium schedule includes the morning session followed by a luncheon/reception for physicians and students. The target audience for the symposium includes healthcare providers and administrators, medical and other health professional students and residents.

8:00 - 8:45 am Registration, Continental Breakfast, and Poster Session
9:00 am

Opening Remarks, Joseph Scherger, MD, MPH

9:10 am

Local Presentations which will be “TED” style talks on the following topics:

  • The Health of Montgomery County presented by Jeff Cooper, MS and Jessica Saunders, MPH
  • Birth Outcomes – A Barometer of Our Community’s Health presented by Sara Paton, PhD and Terra Williams, MPH
  • Place-Based Change – Food for Thought presented by Marietta Orlowski, PhD
  • The Opioid Epidemic – Recovery is Possible presented by Barbara Marsh, MSW and Jodi Long, MSW
  • Improving Health Through Community Connections presented by Kate Cauley, PhD and Jessica Saunders, MPH
11:00 am Break/Poster Session
11:20 am Keynote Address, “The Blue Zones Project:  Building Healthier Communities,” by Nick Buettner
12:30 pm Luncheon
1:30 pm Student Symposium Panels

The luncheon closes out the events for the healthcare professionals and community members.

The afternoon student symposium will be held from 1:30 to 3:20 pm and feature discussion panels addressing topics of interest to undergraduate students interested in healthcare careers.

Contact Information: Kathleen Scheltens, Ph.D., Director of Premedical Programs, University of Dayton.


Participants will not be required to obtain a parking permit. The closest parking to Kennedy Union is Lot B. If you are traveling eastbound on Stewart Street, turn right on Zehler Avenue to find Lot B.

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