Wellness Forum 2018

"Providing Holistic Care to the LGBTQ Community"
SAVE THE DATE: June 7, 2018
Methodist College
7600 N. Academic Dr.
Peoria, IL 61615

Registration Open for Wellness Forum

Registration is now open for the Methodist College 2018 Wellness Forum "Providing Holistic Care to the LGBTQ Community."


Conference Details

Learn how to be a better caregiver for members of the LGBTQ community in healthcare and educational settings. Providing Holistic Care to the LGBTQ Community focuses on educating the professionals who provide care, support or services to anyone in the LGBTQ community. The forum features two keynote speakers and three blocks for concurrent break-out sessions. 

Methodist College is partnering with Behavioral Health at UnityPoint and the East Central District of the National Association of Social Workers to host the 2018 Wellness Forum.  The Wellness Forum gathers health care and human service professionals to share new research and innovative practices in a critical area of human care.  The 2018 Wellness Forum theme is designed for professionals who provide services to members of the LGBTQ community.

Continuing education credits are available for nurses, medical assistants, social workers, counseling professionals, K-12 educators and other professionals. 

Keynote Speakers:

Magda Houlberg, M.D., is the Chief Clinical Officer at Howard Brown Health in Chicago, the nation's largest LGBTQ organizations. 

Beckett Kenny is a student at Bradley University who is known for his activism and is co-founder of the Intersectional Feminist Club.

A public event will be held in the evening on June 6, for those wishing to attend. The event will feature Dr. Houlberg (keynote) and area leaders working with the HIV/AIDS population in the Peoria area. A piece of the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display at Methodist College during the event.

If you would like to receive information about the Wellness Forum and receive notifications when registration opens, please complete this inquiry FORM

Call for Presenters

The Methodist College Department of Career Pathways and Continuing Education is pleased to announce the second annual Wellness Forum, Providing Holistic Care to the LGBTQ Community, which will be held on June 7, 2018 at the College.

Wellness Forum Call for Presenters  (PDF)

The Conference Planning Committee is seeking presenters to enrich the content of the conference on this important and relevant topic.  Interested presenters should review the attached Call for Presenters letter and complete the electronic proposal form located HERE.  The deadline to submit presentation proposals is Monday, April 30  at 5:00pm.  Selected presenters will be notified no later than Friday, May 4.  
If you are not able or interested in presenting at the Wellness Forum but are interested in attending, please complete this interest FORM to ensure that you receive up to date information on conference and registration details.  

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