Health Literacy Summit: April 13-15, 2015

Registration is now open for the 2015 Wisconsin Health Literacy Summit, “Better Health through Better Communication.”

This event, sponsored by Wisconsin Health Literacy, will be held April 14-15, 2015, at Monona Terrace Convention Center in Madison. The UW Department of Family Medicine is serving as one of the Summit’s Host Partners and Contributing Sponsors in recognition of the significant impact improved health literacy can have on patient engagement and community health.

Six general sessions, twenty-five different breakout workshops, and a posters presentation offer information to improve chronic disease management, patient engagement and satisfaction, clinical outcomes and systems health literacy through improved communication.  Dr. Paul Smith, a member of the Summit Advisory Panel, will be presenting an introduction to health literacy.

An early bird discount is offered through March 17. CME credit is available. A student rate of $95 is available for medical students. For more information visit: Health Literacy Summit Website.

Among plenary presenters are Laura Noonan, MD, Levine Children’s Hospital/Carolinas Health System; Michael Wolf, PhD/MPH, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Rima Rudd, MSPH, ScD, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health,and Brian Zikmund-Fisher, PhD, Professor of Health Behavior, Health Education and Internal Medicine, University of Michigan.