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Health 411 Conference Set for August 3

By July 23, 2018 October 16th, 2018 No Comments
Health 411 Conference set for August 3

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (July 23, 2018)-Kirkwood Community College’s Health 411: A Conference for Health Professionals will take place Friday, August 3. The one-day event will focus on service animals in the workplace, human trafficking, mental health issues and artificial intelligence.

“This conference allows area healthcare providers to get a better grasp on trending topics that impact all levels of healthcare,” said Conference Coordinator Laura Daman. “Participants also have an opportunity to earn CEUs to maintain their licensure.”

Presenter Julie Brinkhoff, associate director of Great Plains ADA Center, will help attendees identify the rights and responsibilities of service animals under the Title II and III regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Karen Siler is the human trafficking program manager for Friends of the Family, which provides comprehensive services for human trafficking victims in a 14-county region in East Central and Northeast Iowa. She will seek to explain how healthcare professionals can better recognize and respond to human trafficking situations in their daily work.

Presenter Ryan Amelon serves as the director of research & development at IDx LLC in Coralville. IDx developed the first AI device cleared by the FDA for use without the oversight of a specialist, which automatically detects diabetic retinopathy in retinal images.

Dr. Timothy Sagers, medical director at MercyCare Business Health Solutions, will discuss the most prevalent mental health conditions being addressed today and therapeutic interventions used to treat them.

For more information and to register visit:

What: Health 411: A Conference for Health Professionals
When: Friday, August 3
Where: Kirkwood’s Linn County Regional Center, Hiawatha
Cost: $99