Annual Event Provides Professional Development for Alumni

Regis University is excited to announce that its second annual Summit for Health Care Professionals will take place on Friday, September 19, 2014 on the University's Lowell Campus in Denver.

This annual opportunity for alumni to experience professional development was kicked off in 2013. Regis University alumni gathered from all over the country to listen to the highly-regarded Dr. Ned Calogne speak on health care reform. The event was a great learning and networking experience for all in attendance and opened the floor for an in-depth discussion about a highly-relevant topic. We expect the 2014 event to provide the same valuable experience.

This year we welcome Sue Birch, the executive director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (CDHCPF) as our speaker. Birch’s leadership at the CDHCPF has led to new grants, performance bonuses and the implementation of federal and state health care reform.

2nd Annual Summit for Health Care Professionals

Hosted by Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions and the Office for Alumni Engagement

In 2014, Regis University Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions (RHCHP) is proudly celebrating 26 years of providing outstanding health care programs. RHCHP serves more than 3,000 undergraduate, masters and doctorate students every year.

This event is made possible because of the generous donors dedicated to the future of the university, the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions and this generation's health care professionals.

When

Friday, September 19, 2014

Where

St. Peter Claver, S.J. Hall, Mountain View Room

Keynote Presentation

"ACA: Wise Investments to Transform Our Health and Well-Being!"
By Susan E. Birch, Executive Director for the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy and Financing

Join us for an engaging discussion about the continuously-changing landscape of health care reform.

Summit Schedule

  • Individual School/Division Events Prior to Keynote: 1 p.m.
  • Pre-event Networking: 4 p.m.
  • Formal Presentation by Sue Birch: 4:30 p.m.
  • Reception: Following Presentation

RSVP

Please RSVP by September 12, 2014
Questions? Contact 303.458.3536 or alumni@regis.edu.

About Our Speaker

Sue Birch, Executive Director, Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing

This year we welcome Sue Birch, the executive director of the Colorado Department of Health Care Policy & Financing (CDHCPF) as our speaker.

Before she joined the CDHCPF, Birch served as the CEO of the Northwest Colorado Visiting Nurse Association and held a variety of progressive nursing roles at Georgetown University Hospital. In addition to BSN and RN degrees, she also has an MBA from the University of Colorado.

Birch’s leadership at the CDHCPF has led to new grants, performance bonuses and the implementation of federal and state health care reform.

Event History

In 2014, Regis University is proudly celebrating 26 years of providing outstanding health care programs. The Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professions serves more than 3,000 undergraduate, masters and doctorate students every year.

In 2013, the university created the Summit for Healthcare Professionals as a way for alumni to return to Regis for further learning and professional development. The first Summit event not only allowed alumni to reconnect to Regis, it also demonstrated that ongoing education continues to be a key value held in the Regis community.

This event is made possible because of the generous donors dedicated to the future of the university, the Rueckert-Hartman College of Health Professions and this generation’s health care professionals.

School-Hosted Events

The schools and divisions of Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions will be hosting individual programming for the early part of the afternoon. Please continue to check back for updated information including room numbers, speaker names and expanding topics.

Division of Counseling and Family Therapy

Professional Community Building: Counseling Alumni Show and Tell
NOTE: If you are presenting, please submit a 50-word professional bio to ehall@regis.edu by September 1, 2014.
St. Peter Claver, S.J. Hall, Room 309
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

"Marijuana and Mental Health: Navigating the Complexities in Clinical Practice"
Panel discussion about the therapeutic, medical and ethical implications, as well as the benefits and risks, of marijuana use.
St. Peter Claver, S.J. Hall, Room 315
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
4.5 contact hours toward licensure available (no cost)
Learn more about the session

Division of Health Services Administration

The "Cutting Edge" of Managing Population Health: Restructuring Health Care Delivery Systems
April Abrahamson, HSA Alumnus
Executive Director of Medicaid, Colorado Access
St. Peter Claver, S.J. Hall, Room 328
3 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Loretto Heights School of Nursing

Nursing Alumni Social and Networking Hour
St. Peter Claver, S.J. Hall, 307
1 p.m. to 2 p.m.

"Marijuana and Mental Health: Navigating the Complexities in Clinical Practice"
Panel discussion about the therapeutic, medical and ethical implications, as well as the benefits and risks, of marijuana use.
St. Peter Claver, S.J. Hall, Room 315
2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Up to 3.5 CNA approved CEUs available
Learn more about the continuing education credits

School of Pharmacy

Update in the Drug Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease
This session will be partially conducted in our unique team-based learning format.
St. Peter Claver, S.J. Hall, Room 410
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
3 contact hours of ACPE accredited continuing education available
Learn more about the session

School of Physical Therapy

Manual Therapy Update: Upper Quarter Techniques
Join the manual therapy fellows and faculty for an interactive lab session reviewing helpful manual therapy techniques used to treat a variety of musculoskeletal conditions.
St. Peter Claver, S.J. Hall, Room 409
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (no cost)
For more information contact Tim Noteboom