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7 a.m.

Healthy Start to the Day

CAPT Rob Tosatto


Medical Reserve Corps

Start your day by joining your HOSA colleagues for some blood-pumping fun. CAPT

Rob Tosatto, Medical Reserve Corps will lead you through a variety of exercises and

yoga poses that will get your heart rate up and your muscles worked out. You can

make this as challenging as you like, but the key first step is to show up.

Delta A


8:30 a.m.


Michael Curtis

Zumba Instructor

Pretty much the best workout ever. Dance to great music, with great people, and

burn a ton of calories!

Delta A


9 a.m.

45 Health Careers in 45 Minutes

Christina Cormier

Massachusetts College of Pharmacy

and Health Sciences

Do you know what osteopathic doctors, forensic nurses, and transplant pharmacists

do? If not, our interactive session will teach you about these and over 40 other

healthcare careers. More importantly though, our college admission expert will

show you what it takes to apply for healthcare programs by explaining terms like

direct-entry and pre-professional tracks.


Chamber A

9 a.m.

AdVenture Capital: Funding,

Experiences, and Mentors to

Empower Student Leaders!

Sophia Curcio, Tom Bonner

AdVenture Capital

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,

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!



Room B

9 a.m.



Building Your State’s Future Rural

HealthcareWorkforce: A Model for

Partnership and Learning

Nathalie Preptit

Tennessee Rural Partnership

Tennessee Rural Partnership recognizes the importance of building a pipeline of

future healthcare professionals for rural communities. Working with HOSA students,

teachers and advisors is our effort to encourage rural students to pursue their

dream of a healthcare career and, ideally, to return to their hometown when ready

to enter a practice. This workshop will discuss the importance of this effort and

share examples to include working with academic programs to provide hand-on

learning and inspiration for students and the creation of a scholarship program and

shadowing opportunities.

Lincoln A

9 a.m.

The Value of a Career as an

Audiologist or Speech-Language


Jennifer Pilkington, M.S.

CCC-SLP Assistant

Profession/Clinical Faculty

Department of Hearing

and Speech Sciences

Vanderbuilt University

School of Medicine

Audiology and speech-language pathology are highly in-demand professions and

will continue to grow throughout the next decade. The changing U.S. demographics

will create the demand for a more diverse workforce in these professions. Many

other factors are contributing to the job growth including the increased older

population, improved survival rates for premature infants and stroke victims and an

increase of school enrollments. Learn more about these careers that are ranked in

the top 30 jobs of 2016.

Lincoln B

Educational Symposium



Friday, June 24