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9 a.m.

Make an IMPACT on theWorld by

Changing Your Self-Talk

Dr. Dawn Barton Cadwallader

LIFE University

Is the self-talk that goes on in your head usually negative? Do you find yourself

on a daily basis saying things to yourself or others that are not healthy? Creative

visualization, the art of using mental imagery and affirmation produces positive

changes in your life and the lives of those around you. Successfully used in the fields

of health, business, creative arts, and sports, creative visualization can impact in every

area of your life. Learn 10 simple techniques to become a better version of yourself

so that you may be more effective in your professional and personal lives. These tools

will help you live a more positive, fulfilled life while making an unforgettable impact

on others.

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9 a.m.

Are You Ready for the


Rebecca Reynolds

University of Tennessee

Health Science Center

Do you have leadership and health informatics skills necessary to thrive in today’s

healthcare workforce? Healthcare is becoming increasing data driven and having

insight into policy decisions and the need for accurate, reliable healthcare data

is more important than ever. A career in applied health informatics is a practical

application of data science and team science concepts and covers process,

policy, data analytics and technological solutions to address medical information.

The future is exciting and challenging ensuring privacy and security of medical

information. Health informatics, as a profession or an additional skill set for a

medical practitioner, is necessary for success in the healthcare workforce today

and in the future. This session will explore trends and issues with the industry and

provide guidance on emerging technologies and workforce trends.

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9 a.m.

Changing Cues:

HowThose of Us with

Disabilities & Access & Functional

Needs Experience Disasters

LT Katie Hager

Medical Reserve Corps

“How can I help you?” Learn how to work with someone in a disaster who is blind

or hard of hearing or has other access and functional needs. Presenters will speak

first-hand about these needs capabilities and you will leave with ideas that you can

put into place every day.

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9 a.m.

Osteopathic Physicians 101:

Understanding & Preparing

for the Profession

Stephanie Wurth

American Association of Colleges of

Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)

Gain insight into the role of Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) and how to begin

strengthening your medical school admissions application as a high school student!

Hear an overview of the profession, medical school application process, and tips for

learning more about building the foundation of your application now. An osteopathic

physician, or DO, is a board-certified physician fully licensed to practice in every state

in the nation, and in more than 65 countries worldwide. The profession continues

to grow with increased demand for physicians and the desire by patients to receive

patient-centered, holistic care with a focus on preventative medicine. Established in

the 1880s, there are over 24,500 osteopathic medical students representing more

than 20% of the medical students in the country. The osteopathic profession has

residency programs in most medical and surgical specialties.

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9 a.m.

Unique Health Policy

Opportunities and FindingWork-

Life Balance inWashington, D.C


Kim Lundberg

National Defense University,

Office of the Joint Medical Chair

for Global Health

Karl Tigges

Army Combat Veteran

Washington, D.C. offers unique opportunities in health policy, unavailable

elsewhere. Living and working “inside the beltway” can be challenging, but

extremely rewarding. One of the hottest job markets, not only for traditional health

professions (physicians, pharmacists, and bench scientists), this city may be perfect

for those interested in taking less traditional health career paths. Many Washington

organizations—governmental, non-profits, industry, media, and think tanks—

have public health or health policy positions available. Government positions

are available in health policy, as well as supporting contracting and consulting

roles. House and Senate hearings are open to the public along with free events

involving high-level officials. In this session, students will learn about networking,

negotiating, and finding the best work-life balance to not only improve the health

of others, but also support personal health.

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HOSA International Leadership Conference