Request For Proposals

Want to spread your message to a diverse group of people interested in improving rural health? Always wanted to travel to one of the Coolest Small Towns in America? Now is your chance!
The WV Rural Health Association is currently seeking proposals for presentations at the 29th Annual WV Rural Health Conference to be held on the campus of WV School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV from October 20-22, 2021.

Submission Due:  May 28, 2021

Send to:                     Kim McManaway

Email:                         kim@wvrha.org

Questions:                 304-735-7491

 

The theme of this year’s conference is Reimagining Rural Health in WV: Responding to Unprecedented Challenges

CONFERENCE TRACKS:

  1. Leadership/Policy
  2. Clinical
  3. Future of Health Care/Innovation
  4. Diversity & Inclusion (new this year)

The deadline for presentation submissions is close of business, May 28th.

NOTE: This conference will be a hybrid format.  You will be expected to present live in person.  Live presentations will be recorded and broadcast to a virtual audience via the conference platform. The recordings will also be accessible through the WVRHA webpage. If you present in person, WVRHA will provide one night’s lodging.

SUBMIT A PRESENTATION PROPOSAL

2021 Request For Proposals

 

Submission Due:  May 28, 2021

Send to:                     Kim McManaway

Email:                         kim@wvrha.org

Questions:                 304-735-7491

 

The theme of this year’s conference is Reimagining Rural Health in WV: Responding to Unprecedented Challenges

WHEN: OCT. 20-22

WHERE:  WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, WV

CONFERENCE TRACKS:

  1. Leadership/Policy
  2. Clinical
  3. Future of Health Care/Innovation
  4. Diversity & Inclusion (new this year)

The deadline for presentation submissions is close of business, May 28th.

NOTE: This conference will be a hybrid format.  You will be expected to present live in person.  Live presentations will be recorded and broadcast to a virtual audience via the conference platform. The recordings will also be accessible through the WVRHA webpage. If you present in person, WVRHA will provide one night’s lodging.

SUBMIT A PRESENTATION PROPOSAL

 

2020 WV Rural Health Conference Outstanding Abstract Award

Molly Penzenik, a Master of Public Health student at West Virginia University, was the recipient of the 2020 WV Rural Health Conference Outstanding Abstract award. This new award was selected by conference poster subcommittee members, using a scoring rubric, that includes representation from Marshall University, West Liberty University, the WV School of Osteopathic Medicine, West Virginia University and the WV Bureau for Public Health Division of Rural Health and Recruitment. The abstract entitled “The evolution of Medicaid telehealth policy in West Virginia in response to COVID-19” and co-authored by Dr. Stephen Davis and Jonathan Herczyk, was presenting during the podium presentations at this year’s conference. Congratulations, Molly!

2020 WV Rural Health Conference Poster of the Year

Brenna Kirk, a PhD student in the West Virginia University School of Public Health, and her co-authors, were awarded the 2020 WV Rural Health Conference Poster of the Year. Conference attendees were able to view the virtual poster session then vote for their favorite during this year’s conference. Ms. Kirk’s poster, co-authored by Dr. Ranjita Misra, Dr. Deb Koester, Dr. Elizabeth Cox, Dr. Dana King, and Dr. Mike Brumage, focused on the work of the WV Diabetes Collaborative. “Comparing in-person vs. virtual meetings for engaging West Virginians in diabetes research” is a collaborative, multi-disciplinary effort between Marshall University and West Virginia University where patients are partners to inform and improve patient-centered diabetes health outcomes in the state. Congratulations, Brenna!

 

2020 WVRHA Conference Award Winners

WVRHA Outstanding Rural Health Student Award

Molly Penzenik -WVU

WVRHA  Outstanding Rural Health Provider Award

Bridgette Morrison, DO – Family Medicine PHysician Greenbrier Valley Medical Center, Medical Director Greenbrier Co. Health Dept., Asst. Professor Clinical Services WVSOM

 

WVRHA Excellence in Rural Health Award (Individual)

Sally Hurst – Director of Outreach and Community Engagement – WVSOM

 

WVRHA Excellence in Rural Health (Program or Organization) Award

Coalfield Health Center, Chapmanville, WV