Updated Information regarding the conference:
Colorado AHEC and our partners are excited to offer virtual sessions, starting this October 2020. We are referring to this as NEAR Lite. Check back as new sessions will continue to be offered throughout the year.
Please join us at one of these virtual events:
Presented by CCNE
Live 5-1-hour sessions, presented weekly Thursdays, 7:30-8:30 am
October 22, 2020 - November 19, 2020
$25.00 nonrefundable fee
Adding Value to your Practice through Precepting, Jeremy A Long MD
Precepting in a telehealth environment, Christina Olson, MD
Communication strategies, Susan Moyer RN, MS,CNSPH
Basic Evaluation and Feedback Skills, Marianne Horner, MS, RN, CNM
Makin Precepting easy with the use of powerful questions, Deborah Center PhD, MSN,RN,CNS, CTA-CC
Registration Link http://events.constantcontact.com/register/event?llr=5q6upyeab&oeidk=a07eha9sxot3597c038
A Pathway for Rural Health Care to Thrive in a Post COVID-19 World
Live 1-hour session 12:10-1:10pm
Tuesday November 17, 2020
Benjamin D Anderson, MBA, MHCDS
Lauren Hughes, MD, MPH
Registration Link https://formstack.io/F34C1
Presented by CU School of Medicine
1 hour recorded session, Available November 1, 2020 through March 1, 2021
Jennifer Adams, MD, FACP
Registration Link https://formstack.io/53D06
Provider Burn out
Live 1-hour session, Tuesday December 8th, 2020
Benjamin D Anderson MBA, MHCDS
Registration Link https://formstack.io/4DD8F
Transgender Care I & II
Live 1-hour session on Thursday January 14, 2021 8:30-9:30 am
Live 90 minutes session Thursday January 14, 2021 9:45 - 11:15am
Liv Kvach, MD ,MA
Andrew Miller, MA
Registration Link https://formstack.io/53D06
Education Credit Information
the online survey to claim your CME, CNE,
or CDE credit, and evaluate the session and speakers. Please
review credit information before taking the survey; you will only be able to claim
one type of credit* from those listed below. You will receive the evaluation
link via email, following the session.
Dental Education (CDE)
The University of
Colorado School of Dental Medicine is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP
is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals
in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does
not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply
acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Dental practitioners should claim only the
credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in this
activity. For questions please contact
Tamara Tobey, DDS, MA, Associate Professor Department of Community Dentistry
and Population Health, email@example.com or 303-724-7033
Medical Education (CME) MD/DO, PA, APRN*
Application for CME
credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. The determination of credit is pending. Complete the online survey to claim the credit.
For questions please contact Josina Romero, O’Connell, MD at firstname.lastname@example.org or 303.724.3808.
Continuing Professional Development (CNPD) RN, APRN
The University of
Colorado College of Nursing is an approved provider of nursing continuing
professional development by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited
approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on
Accreditation. These educational offerings
for a total of 10.5 contact hours are provided by the University of Colorado
College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education. All participants completing evaluations for
each activity will be emailed CNPD Certificates for each activity within 30 days
of the completion of that activity. For
questions please contact the Office of Continuing Nursing Education at
email@example.com or 303.724.6883.
a breakdown of the contact hours:
Preceptor 101 = 5 contact hours
A pathway for rural health care… = 1 contact
Curriculum Reform = 1 contact hour
Provider Burnout = 1 contact hour
Transgender Care I & II = 2.5 contact
Announcement regarding the postponement of the in-person 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: https://www.cuanschutz.edu/coronavirus
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
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
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 continuingeducation
- Goal 3: Provide high quality continuing education and support for health providers serving in rural and medically underserved communities in Colorado.