Leading LGBTQ Medical Provider to be Featured Keynote at 2018 Wellness Forum

The Methodist College Department of Continuing Education will host the second annual Wellness Forum on Thursday, June 7 from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The focus of this year’s forum is “Providing Holistic Care to the LGBTQ Community” and will feature two keynote speakers.  The first keynote speaker is Magda Houlberg, M.D., the Chief Clinical Officer at Howard Brown Health in Chicago, the nation’s largest LGBTQ organization. The second keynote speaker, Beckett Kenny, is a student at Bradley University who is known for his activism and is co-founder of the Intersectional Feminist Club.

Attendees of the Wellness Forum will learn how to be better caregivers to members of the LGBTQ community within healthcare and educational settings. Providing Holistic Care to the LGBTQ community focuses on educating professionals who provide care, support or services to anyone in the LGBTQ community. In addition to the two keynote speakers, the forum will offer three blocks of concurrent break-out sessions. The 12 break-out sessions include topics such as learning environments, counseling LGBTQ substance abusers, resolving interpersonal and personal conflicts, creating LGBTQ friendly institutions, and more. 

Continuing education credits are available for nurses, medical assistants, social workers, counseling professionals, K-12 educators, and other professionals. For a list of continuing education granting bodies, please see the registration link. 

Registration is now open for the Methodist College Wellness Forum at www.methodistcol.edu/wellness-forum, click the first link to be directed to the Eventbrite registration website.