2023 WAAHP REGIONAL CONFERENCE
May 3-5, 2023
A New Hope: Rise Up with Resilience
Make reservations at the host hotel, May 3-5, at the beautiful Hilton Anaheim in Southern California, BEGINNING Monday, Jan. 9, 2023.
Room nights start at $209 + taxes per night.
The room rate is extended to 5/6/23.
The WAAHP ’23 reserved block of rooms at the Hilton Anaheim is currently sold out. Please check on-line with the Hilton Anaheim and/or call the hotel, (714) 750-4321, to see if there is a change in availability. If there are no rooms at the Hilton, there many other lodging options in the area.
*WAAHP 2023 Instructions for Shipping Materials to the Hilton Anaheim*
The Proposals deadline closed on Friday, December 9, 2022
Conference Program Schedule
(Up-to-date schedule and presenters are located in the registration portal)
Wednesday, May 3
9:00 - 6:00 pm Attendee & exhibitor registration check-in, pick up materials, & sign
up for community dinners for each night!
9:00 - 5:00 pm Exhibitor Tables Open
12:30 -1:20 pm CDEI Experience Exchange Identity Networking Session(s)
NAAHP Post Bacc Committee Meeting
1:30 - 2:20 pm 50-minute Concurrent Breakout Session I
2:30 - 3:20 pm 50-minute Concurrent Breakout Session II
3:30 - 4:20 pm 50-minute Concurrent Breakout Session III
4:20 - 4:40 pm BREAK
4:50 - 5:50 pm Welcome to WAAHP 2023!
(Official conference opening/Padawan/Jedi Knight/Jedi Master networking
6:00 - 7:30 pm Social/Reception
Sponsored by American University of Antigua College of Medicine
7:30 pm Dinner (on your own or with your colleagues)
Thursday, May 4 (May the 4th Be with You)
7:00 am Morning Fitness Walk
Sponsored by the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric
8:00 am - 1:00 pm Registration
8:00 am - 5:30 pm Exhibitor Tables Open
8:00 - 9:30 am Rise, Shine, and Breakfast (on your own for Non-WAAHP members)
8:00 - 9:30 am WAAHP Business Breakfast Meeting-WAAHP Members Only
9:40 - 10:40 am Visit with Exhibitors—learn about various programs!
10:50 - 11:20 am 20-minute Concurrent Breakout Session with 10 min for Q&A
11:30 am -12:50 pm Lunch (on your own)
1:00 - 1:50 pm 50-minute Concurrent Breakout Sessions I
2:00 - 2:50 pm 50-minute Concurrent Breakout Sessions II
2:30 - 4:00 pm Health Professions Fair for Students
3:00 - 5:30 pm Health Professions Fair for Advisors
5:45 - 7:30 pm Hor d’Oeuvres & Wine Social, Hilton Anaheim, Patio Area
Sponsored by Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), American University Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM)
7:30 pm Dinner (on your own or with colleagues)
Friday, May 5
7:00 - 9:00 am Rise, Shine, and Breakfast on your own
9:00 - 9:50 am 50-minute Concurrent Breakout Session I
10:00 -10:50 am 50-minute Concurrent Breakout Sessions II
11:00 -11:30 am 20-minute Concurrent Breakout Sessions with 10 min Q&A
11:40 am - 1:00 pm Lunch and WAAHP '23 Meeting Remarks
Samuel Merritt University and the California School of Podiatric Medicine are pleased to sponsor this luncheon for WAAHP. While we are all Jedi Warriors, special appreciation goes to all of the health science advisors who work every day to help scholars achieve their dreams and professional aspirations.
May The Force Be With You.
1:10 - 2:00 pm 50-minute Concurrent Breakout Session III
2:10 - 3:00 pm Poster Session
3:10 - 3:40 pm Topic Networking Session
4:00 pm Meeting Wrap-Up and Tour of Western University of Health Sciences
Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California would like to invite you to visit their campus just after the meeting wraps up on Friday, May 5, 2023. Free round- trip bus transportation will be provided. You’ll enjoy a focused campus tour, dinner with current students and college deans, and participate in hands-on activities in our brand new medical simulation suite. Pre-registration is required. Bus will depart the hotel at 4:00pm and we’ll have you back at the hotel around 8:30pm. See what’s available to your students at our health professions university - Sign up for the WesternU campus visit.
Mon, Jan 9th Early Bird 2023 Conference Registration Opens
($295 NAAHP members; $450 non-members)
Hilton Anaheim Lodging Registration Opens
Travel Grant Application Opens
Fri., Feb. 24th Travel Grant Application Closes
Fri., March 10th Early Bird Registration Closes
Sat., March 11th General Registration Opens
($450 NAAHP members; $625 non-members)
Fri., April 28th WAAHP 2023 Registration Closes
WAAHP 2023 Planning Team Members
Chair: Charlie Scruggs, University of California, Riverside, CA, Charles.Scruggs@ucr.edu
Assistant Chair: Joon Kim, Keck Graduate Institute, CA, Joon_Kim@kgi.edu
WAAHP President and Sponsorship Chair: Doug Watson, Utah Valley University, UT, DWatson@uvu.edu
WAAHP Secretary/Treasurer: Denise Fullmer, Utah Valley University, UT
Erin Colburn, Idaho State University—Meridian, ID
Katherine Brackmann, Gonzaga, WA
Maureen Leong-Kee, Oregon State University, OR
DeEtta Mulay, Scripps College, CA
Marie Dutton, University of San Francisco, CA
Selina DerSarkissian, University of Southern California, CA
Kristi Weddige, Cal Poly-SLO, San Luis Obispo, CA
Ashley Sylvester, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV