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Networking, Education, and Research Conference

Updated Information regarding the conference:

It is with a heavy heart that the COAHEC Program office has come to the decision to postpone the COAHEC Biennial conference.  The Chancellor for the Anschutz Medical Campus, Don Elliman has advised us to take this course of action.   We have not come to a firm decision on a future date, we are in discussions regarding 2021 or 2022, and will absolutely relay this information when we have it.

Going forward, COAHEC will be working on developing virtual  sessions during 2020.   

We understand the concerns about holding the conference in 2021, if the conference gets scheduled in 2022, COAHEC will continue working to develop virtual sessions and include virtual research sessions for 2021. 

We appreciate your interest  in this conference and continued support of COAHEC. We look forward to working through these fluid times of the pandemic with all our partners to fulfill our AHEC mission.

Please follow this link to see the Anschutz Medical Campus COVID response:​

Conference History:

Established in 1977 to recruit, retain and educate health care professionals in rural and medically underserved areas of the state, the Colorado Area Health Education Center system’s mandate is to be an outreach arm of academia, including preceptor development.  As such, we know the success of our mission is dependent on the communities we serve.​

This biennial conference provides preceptor development and an opportunity to network with health professional partners and receives continuing education credits.   The NEAR conference rotates around the state of Colorado in rural, urban and medically underserved areas to enhance partnerships among providers of those rural and medically underserved areas. 

The focus of this conference is medically underserved, in rural and urban environments.  It will be held at the CU South Denver Campus in Lone Tree, Colorado. The future conference will be hosted in the Western Colorado AHEC region.​

Looking to the Future

The goals of this conference will be:
  • Goal 1: Improving quality and community health outcomes in rural and medically under-served Areas
  • Goal 2: Providing access to evidence-based health information, high quality continuing​education
  • Goal 3: Provide high quality continuing education and support for health providers serving in rural and medically underserved communities in Colorado. 

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