This year’s program includes keynote speaker Dr. Ruth Berggren, Director of the UT Health San Antonio Center for Medical Humanities & Ethics. She will present on Racism & Discrimination in Health Care and the Clinical Learning Environment. Some of the other keynote speakers are Dr. Jane Unzeitig, a practicing Allergist Immunologist in Laredo and a member of the conference planning committee, as she will present on Cough in the Time of COVID. Dr. Alejandro Cruz, from DHR Health Neurology Institute and Infusion Center, will present on Neuroimmunology. And Dr. Jaime Villarreal, from DHR, will share his knowledge on the latest techniques to treat the degenerative, traumatized or deformed spine and disease of the spine by presenting Lower Back Pain. The program is filled with renowned speakers with an array of presentations.
This year’s virtual setting will link health care providers and other service providers who share the goal of maintaining a healthy community through quality health care services. The program is the only program of its kind in the region offering multidisciplinary education and up to seven hours of continuing education for physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners, dietitians, counselors, and social workers. Medical, nursing and health professions students are also invited to attend.
“This educational setting is really for the community; linking educational resources to the practicing providers and students is important,” remarked Julie Bazan, AHEC Executive Director. “The continued partnerships with the medical society as well as the health care institutions to offer this conference make this a personalized program for the entire community.”
For additional information on the conference program and to register, visit 36thannualupdateeventbrite.com or call Bazan at 956-712-0037.