8:00 to 4:30 Monday & Tuesday

8:00 to 3:30 Wednesday & Thursday

Closed Friday


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2018 MEDTalk Conference
Monday, November 5th, 2018
Marquette Senior High School Little Theater.


Thank you to our 2018 MEDTalk Sponsors!

Upper Peninsula Health Plan - Scholar Level Sponsor

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Valley Med Flight and the Valley Med Flight Team

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Human Trafficking & Trauma Informed Care conference

We invite you to join us as the Upper Peninsula Area Health Education Center hosts a professional development seminar for health and other professionals, which will focus on Human Trafficking and Trauma Informed Care issues in our communities and best practices for screening and treatment for those working in the healthcare setting.  Topics will address identifying youth and adult victims of human trafficking, applying screening and assessment strategies to assist trafficked victims/survivors and resources for reporting the suspected victims of human trafficking. Emphasis will be on creating a context in which deliberate networking, collaboration and sharing of expertise will create an approach of interprofessional development to address the trafficking issues of our communities. Please join us to enhance your professional growth and network with multidisciplinary colleagues, partners, and allies in the anti-trafficking movement.

Keynote Address:

Dr. Mark A. Sloane

A Trauma-Informed Care Approach for Victims of Human Trafficking
Dr. Mark A. Sloane, DO, FACOP, FAAP; Medical Director, WMU Children’s Trauma Assessment Center (CTAC)

Mark A. Sloane, DO has been a board-certified practicing pediatrician for more than 35 years & has been interested in behavioral/developmental pediatrics for 33 years.  Dr. Sloane is now considered a local, regional, and statewide expert in the diagnosis/treatment of pediatric disorders of mood, behavior, learning, and attention. He has evaluated/treated 10,000 children with these disorders, and from 2003-2013 (after 20 years in primary care pediatrics) he owned and operated a specialty practice limited to neurobehavioral / neurodevelopmental pediatrics. Dr. Sloane’s current research interests include an interdisciplinary collaborative translational neurobiological research approach to complex childhood neurobehavioral disorders. He now serves as a trauma-informed medical consultant and provides trauma-informed training and consultation for a variety of primary care practices throughout Michigan and Colorado.

Date:  Friday, October 2, 2018

Time:  8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Location:  NMU Superior Dome, Room 101

Registration:  July 9, 2018 through October 9, 2018



NAO 2018 Conference:

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AHEC on the HIll:  Diversity, Distribution & Practice Transformation

Date:  July 8-11, 2018

Location:  Marriott Crystal Gateway - Arlington, Virginia

Registration:  http://nationalahec.org/conference/45/

Legislative Breakfast:

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Starting January 2019:

UP-AHEC Scholars Program

The AHEC Scholars Program is an advanced learning opportunity which supplements classroom instruction.  It aims to prepare students to enter the health professions workforce by teaching them important supplemental skills that might otherwise be missing from the student's normal academic curriculum.  AHEC Scholars is designed specifically for applicants from a diverse background who have a strong interest in providing healthcare to patients in rural and medically underserved communities across Michigan.

Award Recipient from Superior Health Foundation

October 27, 2014

Executive Director Cindy Noble is awarded funding for UP-AHEC future activities.


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