The Department of Health's Primary Care Office will host a daylong symposium entitled “Addressing Health Professional Shortages” in both the St. Thomas-St. John and St. Croix districts for all interested health care providers and professionals.
The symposium will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 at the VI Cardiac Center’s Bennie and Martha Benjamin Foundation’s Conference Center on St. Croix and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at Windward Passage Hotel Conference Room on St. Thomas.
Invited speakers and panelists include Acting Health Commissioner Darice Plaskett, Labor Commissioner Albert Bryan Jr. as well as representatives from the territory’s hospitals, clinics and the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) National Health Service Corps Regional Office.
Among the topics for discussion are the HRSA loan repayment and scholarship incentives for health care workers as well as discussion on the current health workforce investment and development efforts and information relative to health professional shortage and designation as medically underserved areas.
Registration is at 8 a.m. but residents who wish to pre-register should call 773-1311, Ext. 3173. Space is limited and free continental breakfast and lunch will be served.