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UGA School of Law to host rural healthcare symposium

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UGA School of Law to host rural healthcare symposium

Thursday, March 15, 2018

The University of Georgia School of Law will host the Third Annual Rural Healthcare Symposium starting at 9 a.m. on April 5 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall.

Healthcare policymakers, executives, entrepreneurs and scholars will explore a range of issues addressing local and national rural healthcare disparities. There will be four panels focusing on: rural healthcare administration and management by those "in the trenches," transformative ideas in rural health, mental and behavioral health shortages, and the intersection of rural health and rural economic development.

The keynote speaker will be the National Rural Health Association’s Maggie Elehwany, who serves as the group’s vice president of government affairs and policy.

The goal of the Rural Healthcare Symposium is to serve as an annual focused policy discussion on the rural healthcare crisis in the United States, emphasizing possible solutions, according to conference organizer and law school Associate Professor Fazal Khan. “As an academic institution, the University of Georgia School of Law aims to bring attention to the past, present and future of rural healthcare in our state,” he said.

The symposium is free and open to the public. Continuing legal education credit, for attorneys licensed in Georgia, is available for a fee. For more information and to register, please visit law.uga.edu/events/49608.

The event is co-presented by the School of Law and Boling & Company and is made possible with support from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation.

This conference demonstrates the law school’s commitment to preparing its students for real-world practice by connecting them to policymakers, practitioners and legal leaders seeking to improve our state and society, according to law school Dean Peter B. “Bo” Rutledge.

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Writer/Contact: Heidi Murphy, 706-583-5487, hmurphy@uga.edu

UGA School of Law Established in 1859, the School of Law is consistently regarded as one of the nation’s top law schools. The school is proud of its longstanding commitment to preparing the next generation of legal leaders and ensuring a strong return on investment for its three degrees – the Juris Doctor, the Master of Laws and the Master in the Study of Law. The school’s accomplished faculty includes nationally and internationally renowned scholars, and its more than 10,000 living graduates are leading figures in law, business and public service throughout the world. Connecting students to these thought leaders and opportunities to serve state and society is central to the school’s mission. For more information, see www.law.uga.edu.

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