Continuing Education Programs



Inaugural Public Health Symposium

"Social Media and Risk Communication"

Thursday, April 9, 2015 | 8:30-11:30 a.m.   |  308 Bowen-Thompson Student Union

Featuring Dr. Bechara Choucair, Senior Vice President for Safety Net Transformation and Community Benefit Trinity Health as the Ned E. Baker Keynote Speaker

Panel Discussion with community experts following the Keynote.

  • Brad Gilbert, Director, Wood County Emergency Management Agency
  • Stacy Weber, Public Information Officer, City of Toledo Mayor's Office
  • Nicholas Espinoza, Medical Director, BGSU Falcon Health Center

Cost: $35 (Free for Bowling Green State University and University of Toledo faculty and students)

Register online

For more information contact Jennifer Wagner at HHSevents@bgsu.edu or 419-372-7773.

Music and Memory

Thursday, Feb. 17 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | 206 Bowen-Thompson Student Union (Theater)

• Special Screening of "Alive Inside" - An award-winning film that documents music's healing power and music's ability to combat memory loss and restore a deep sense of self.

• Panel Discussion - Led by Sally Bollin, executive director, Alzheimer's Association of Northwest Ohio, who will highlight the Music & Memory Initiative of Northwest Ohio.

Register for this event by contacting Jennifer Wagner at 419-372-7773 or HHSevents@bgsu.edu

This event is being held in collaboration with the Alzheimer's Association of Northwest Ohio, the Area Office on Aging of Northwest Ohio and sponsored by the Wood County Committee on Aging and the Leonard and Margaret Davis Family Trust.


BGSU Hosts the 39th Annual Ohio Association of Gerontology and Education Conference

Friday, April 24, 2015 |  Bowen-Thompson Student Union, BGSU

Keynote speaker: Barbara Edwards, Director, Disabled and Elderly Health Programs Group Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services

OAGE Conference information and registration


For more information or questions about our HHS events, contact Jennifer Wagner, 419-372-7773 or HHSevents@bgsu.edu


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What people say about our continuing education programs and presenters:

Trauma in Individuals, Families and Organizations, and the Process of Recovery - Presented Spring 2014 by Sandra Bloom, M.D.

    "Very comprehensive presentation." "Informative, relevant, timely, research-based and engaging." "Excellent presentation and supportive BGSU staff." "Exceeded all objectives."

Optimal Aging - Fall 2013 with David Gobble, Ph.D., CHES, and Mike Magee, M.D.

"It was a well-organized and insightful experience We learn that by taking care of ourselves (health, education, social, spiritual and physical) we can take care of those in need. Thank you for an informative program with very inspiring speakers."

Annual HHS Homecoming Lecture (Fall)

"I always enjoy coming back to BGSU for the annual homecoming lecture, and I hope you continue to offer this annually."

Peggy Adams, Ed.D.

    "Super engagement. best ethics seminar I have been to in years".

Shawn Dowling, MSW, LISW-S, LiCDC
    "Dynamic presenter.  Practical Examples!"

Derek Mason, Ph.D.
    "Wish I had had Dr. Mason as a professor".

Ruth McMonagle, MSW, MBS, ACSW, LISW-S
    "Loved Ruth's teaching style and methods.  Atmosphere was fantastic".

Dr. Jay Stewart, PhD, MRC, PCC-S, LiCDC, CRC   
    "Very good presenter.  Very tangible and easy to understand".

Paula Taliaferro, MGS, LSW 
    "Great presenter.  Made workshop very relatable with multiple examples".

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