2016 INTERNATIONAL LEADERSHIP CONFERENCE
One Choice Changes Everything
CVS Pharmacy Supervisor
At CVS Health, our purpose is helping people on their path to better health.
Our workshop will discuss prescription drug abuse, which is now considered
a national epidemic. One in four teens have misused or abused prescription
drugs once in their lifetime, with most getting them from a family’s medicine
cabinet. At CVS, it is our responsibility to help minimize the number of
people affected from this epidemic and raise awareness with our youth about
the harmful effects of prescription drug abuse. Our Community Outreach
Workshop raises awareness about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and
reinforces the choices that teenagers make have major consequences in their
There Has Never Been a Better Time
to Consider a Career in Dentistry!
Elizabeth Reitz, Avril Terrell
American Dental Education Association
Is dentistry right for you? Let ADEA help you answer that question! Our
presentation will reveal why dentistry is a popular and rewarding career choice.
Topics include perks of being a dentist, the pathway (application) to dental
school, career and practice options as a dentist, and much more. Additionally,
a local dental school admissions officer will discuss tips for a successful ADEA
AADSAS application and a current dental student will describe life as a dental
student. Don’t miss out - a career in dentistry could be right for you!
Emergency Medical Services: A
Gateway to the Medical Profession
Tennessee EMS Education Association
This presentation will take the attendee through the process of becoming
licensed as an EMT, AEMT and Paramedic. We will discuss the skill set that each
licensure level requires and look at the job opportunities available for the EMT/
AEMT/Paramedic. Let’s explore how EMS can springboard your career into
other health professions.
Planning the Path to Your Career
Queens University of Charlotte
Dean, Blair College of Health
A health career starts with a well-planned education. Students interested
in healthcare careers often spend a great deal of time learning about the
career, but not the academic preparations that help achieve their goal. Early
planning is the key to a successful healthcare career plan. Discover the career
path begins as early as middle school and continues through high school
and college. Learn about middle and high school courses that prepare you
for college level work and why those courses are as important as your GPA.
Discuss the college application process and “working backward” to meet
requirements. Find out the types of courses to take in college and begin your
personal plan to succeed.
Exercise and Medicine
Shannon L. Mathis
University of Alabama in Huntsville
“Exercise is medicine” is a concept that dates back to Hippocrates. Yet, the
leading causes of death in the U.S. are preventable with exercise. Learn how
experts in the field of exercise science collaborate to make a comprehensive
team of health care professionals. This exciting profession is packing a powerful
punch to influence medicine. Learn how exercise is prescribed to prevent
diseases by reaching the mind and body through kinesiology.
Health Care Choices
This workshop will engage HOSA attendees in what has become a fast growing
and exciting aspect of health care practice. The healthcare initiative has shifted
towards functional outcomes and progress measurements. This workshop
will explore what functional neurology is, how students can learn more, and
what some of the exciting rewards are that come from practicing in the field
of functional neurology. Whether your desire is to help the pediatric, geriatric,
sports, or general health/wellness populations, functional neurology should be
a consideration in your choice of health professions.