Local Area Network (LAN) Coordinators

Regional LAN Coordinator: Boston, New York City, and Upstate New York Lisa Kooperman, Vassar College
Boston LAN

Aleshia Carlsen-Bryan, Worcester Polytech
Stephanie Ripley, Tufts

New York City LAN Adjua Starks, Barnard College
Robert Schwartz, Adelphi University
Upstate New York LAN Betsy Brookins, Siena College
Upstate New York LAN Committee Allyson Backstrom, Canisius College
Joseph Ficano, Hartwick College
Joy Emilie Swanson, Cornell University

Regional LAN Coordinator: Chesapeake,
Philadelphia, and Western Pennsylvania

Ellen Snydman, Johns Hopkins University
Chesapeake LAN Wendy Loughlin, University of Maryland
Philadelphia LAN Louise Russo, Villanova
Mary Engel, University of Scranton
Western Pennsylvania LAN vacant

LAN Meetings

Philadelphia LAN
Thursday, January 9, 2014, 8:30am-3:00pm
Location: Phiadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Topic: Residency Training concerns, MCAT 2015

Boston LAN
Friday, January 10, 2014, 10:30am-2:30pm
Location: Boston College
Topic: MSAR, Aspiring Docs, Nursing

Upstate New York LAN
Monday, January 27, 2014, 9:00am-2:45pm
Location: Albany Medical College
Topic: Personal Competencies, the interview process, Albany's Simulation Center

New York City LAN
Friday, February 21, 2014
Location: SUNY College of Optometry
Topic: Exploring options outside of medical schol; Beyond the naked eye: Unveiling the secrets of optometry; Trends in diversity at health professional schools; Preparing students for MCAT 2015: Course suggestions and curriculum changes
RSVP to Adjua Starks or Bob Schwartz

Chesapeake LAN
Thursday, March 27, 2014, 9:00am-3:00pm
Location: Uniformed Services University Simulation Lab
Topic:Holistic Review, LCME Diversity Standards, Changing prerequisites, USU student panel

Western Pennsylvania LAN
2013 Date: June 18, 2013
Location: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
Topic: The Future of Osteopathic Medicine within a Changing Healthcare Environment
Link to Schedule (.pdf)

Please use the following link to register for the event: with the password WesternPALAN13.

Please use the following link to register for the Erie SeaWolves baseball game: with password WPALANSeaWolves.

Please send updates or contributions to Kate Fukawa-Connelly.

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Northeast Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NEAAHP)

NEAAHP 2015 Annual Conference : June 11-14, 2015

Hilton Albany, Albany NY
Program Chairs: Elizabeth Brookins, Siena College and Alexandra Tan, Johns Hopkins University

Materials from the 2013 meeting are available to NEAAHP member in the Advisor Resources section of the website.

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National Association of Advisors for the Health Professions (NAAHP)

NEAAHP 2014 Annual Conference : June 25-29, 2014

The next NAAHP meeting is planned for June 25-29, 2014 and will be held in San Francisco CA. For more information, please visit the NAAHP website.

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