Consider attending or submitting a proposal for a breakout session and/or poster presentation for the 2017 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit, "Health Literacy: A Critical Link in Patient Engagement." This event, sponsored by Wisconsin Health Literacy, will be held April 4-5, 2017, at Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison. The Wisconsin Hospital Association is one of the Summit’s Host Partners in recognition of the significant impact improved health literacy can have on patient engagement and community health. The WHA Foundation is a supporting sponsor of the Summit.
Speaker proposals are due December 30, 2016
. To download the application form and for Summit updates, go to bit.ly/hlsummit.
Among six plenary speakers include Cindy Brach, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Dr. Winston F. Wong, Kaiser Permanente; Karen N. Drenkard, GetWellNetwork; and, Anne Fadiman, award-winning author of The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors and the Collision of Two Cultures. The conference also includes 25 breakout sessions and a posters presentation.
New to the Summit this year will be the Medication Label Summit, which will be held April 3, 2017, one day prior to the Health Literacy Summit. Speakers include Dr. Michael Wolf, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Dr. Ruth Parker, Emory University Department of Medicine. Other workshops will also be held that day, including one on the Share Approach, which will center on learning cutting-edge, evidenced-based information about shared decision making.