BGSU to hold 2024 Public and Allied Health Symposium on April 4

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio – As part of National Public Health Week, Bowling Green State University will hold the 2024 Public and Allied Health Symposium for healthcare professionals from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Lenhart Grand Ballroom at the Bowen-Thompson Student Union.

Committed to addressing challenges facing the healthcare field, this year's symposium will highlight the ongoing public and allied health response to the 2023 train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio. The event will also feature a keynote address by Thomas Alan Linzey, attorney at the Center for Democratic and Environmental Rights, an organization committed to globally advancing the legal rights of nature and the environment.

A free livestream will be available on the day of the symposium. Registration for in-person attendance is closed.

With a growing demand for healthcare professionals, BGSU offers academic programs in allied and public health to meet workforce needs in Ohio and beyond.

The University's bachelor's degree in public health prepares students for careers in environmental health with employment opportunities in health, safety, sanitation and hygiene. As one of the many flexible degrees offered through BGSU Online, the bachelor’s in allied health is offered 100% online for students with an associate degree in technical healthcare who are looking to advance their education.

Established in 1999, the BGSU Public and Allied Health Symposium is presented by the BGSU College of Health and Human Services and honors the legacy of Ned E. Baker '50, '09 (Hon.) and his many contributions to the public health field. Baker was recognized in 2010 as one of the University's most prominent alumni.

For more information and to access the symposium livestream, visit

Updated: 03/31/2024 11:05AM