Symposium Agenda

Thursday, April 6

11:00 AM

11:10 AM

Welcome & Introductions

Ned E. Baker Keynote Address (In-person or Livestream)

Lara Wilken, DNP, RN

Please attend the 23rd Annual BGSU Public & Allied Health Symposium on April 6, 2023 at 11am. This year’s event is titled Human Trafficking: Understanding the Impact through an Interprofessional Lens featuring the Ned E. Baker keynote speaker Lara Wilken, DNP, RN. Dr. Wilken is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing at BGSU and author of the book chapter Role Play as an Effective Method for the Identification and Assessment of Human Trafficking. Dr. Wilken will describe what human trafficking is, introduce the barriers to identification, and discuss the impact trafficking has on every person, as both a public health care crisis and social justice issue. Attendees will view the issue through an evidence-based, survivor-informed, interprofessional lens and can gain a better understanding of their role and responsibility in preventing human trafficking. Dr. Wilken’s presentation will be followed by a panel of individuals from Ohio, including a forensic nurse, a trafficking survivor, and a parent of a survivor. These real-life heroes will share their lived experience and explain the needs of those suffering from exploitation. Regardless of your profession, please join us on April 6 to support our commitment to public good. Together, we can raise more awareness and help address the complex issue of human trafficking. This event is free and open to the public. Choose in person attendance or livestream. Lunch is provided for in person attendees. Please register today.

Livestream of Keynote Address

12:15 PM - 1:00 PM

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Lunch & Award Presentation

Panelist Sessions

  • Heather Wilde, BSN, RN, SANE-A: Forensic Nurse and Out of Darkness Volunteer.
  • Annette Mango: Survivor and one of the first sex trafficking victims to have her record expunged in the state of Ohio.
  • Carolyn Kinkoph: Mother of Courtney Kinkoph (1992-2022). Courtney lost her life to sex trafficking in February of 2022.

1:50 PM

Closing Comments

Updated: 02/06/2023 10:18AM