HOSA International Leadership Conference
Funding, Experiences, and Mentors
to Empower Student Leaders!
Sophia Curcio, Tom Bonner
AdVenture Capital, a social entrepreneurship program empowers students
and supports their ideas to improve health and wellness in their schools and
communities through funding, mentors and experiences. AdCap provides
tools and resources to make BIG ideas reality through its website, AdCapYOUth.
org. This website provides a space for students to design projects, share ideas,
meet mentors, and apply for funding to support their big ideas. This workshop
will empower HOSA members to affect change in their communities by
showing how to use AdVenture Capital’s online “Project Designer” to submit
BIG ideas to help solve health and wellness issues!
Lead2Feed: Using the Program
to Enhance HOSA Projects
Come and see how leadership and service intersect for measurable results!
Lead2Feed is the fastest growing leadership program in the US. Free, off-the-
shelf lessons guide students through discovering their own skills, forming a
team, creating and implementing a service project. Apply this to a project you
currently conduct with HOSA members or create a new one. Each year teams
enter projects for a chance to win grants for charity and tech products for their
Music & Memory — Students
Making a Difference with Music
Stephanie Hoffman, Julie Hyland,
Music & Memory
TX Culture Change Coalition
Learn about high school and college students across the country who are
volunteering at certified Music & Memory care facilities are making a difference
in the lives of those with Alzheimer’s disease and other related dementias.
HOSA members, this could be your calling!
How Not to Plan a
Career in Public Health!
Richard Hatchett, M.D.
U.S. Department of Health and Human
Office of the Assistant Secretary for
Preparedness and Response (ASPR),
Biomedical Advanced Research and
Development Authority (BARDA)
Having directed major medical countermeasure programs at the National
Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for
Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and served at the White House under
two Presidents, Dr. Hatchett has had a distinguished, but wholly unplanned
career in public health and biodefense. He will share personal experiences
responding at Ground Zero, helping coordinate response to the 2009
pandemic from the White House, and leading the development of medical
countermeasures against Ebola and Zika; reflect on habits of mind and
temperament that helped him succeed in a career he never anticipated; and
offer career tips to those motivated by the idea of public service.
Tell Me Something:
Use of Therapeutic Techniques
to Enhance Communication
Communication is vital in all of life. The ability to effectively communicate to
gain insight to another person is a necessary skill both for health care providers
and those going into a health related field. Use of communication techniques
have proven effective in obtaining unbiased and uncoerced information
from others to better understand how to provide care. We will dissect these
techniques and apply them to everyday communication to achieve appropriate
exchange of information. Participants will be able to identify and use these
techniques in conversation and understand the importance of open and frank
communication in everyday situations to prepare them for future positions in
health care. The presentation includes verbal participation with each other and
HOSA — FUTURE HEALTH PROFESSIONALS