Final Call for Registration: Wisconsin Warrior Summit - Sept. 29th

Register by Friday, Sept 22nd to reserve your seat!

Join the conversation: Veteran Collaborative Research & Clinical Innovation

The Dryhootch Wisconsin Warrior Summit is a regional conference designed to bring together veterans, their families, clinical providers, and others from the community interested in ensuring US military service personnel — active duty and veterans — receive everything they need for a productive life and transition to the civilian world.

This year we have the distinct pleasure of more deeply integrating the conference with research and clinical activities, bridging between a wide variety of perspectives on veteran care.

Conference date: Friday, Sept 29th, 2017. Programming from 8:45AM-4:00PM
Location: University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Student Union Ballroom

For detailed information, view the full Conference website
For more information, email the conference organizers

REGISTER NOW — registration closes on 9/22/17. Veterans, Active Duty, and immediate family members are free. General admission, student and professionals (clinical providers, scholars) range from $25-$125.

Special Morning Sessions:

  • Operation Immersion - A hands-on approach to Understanding the Military Experience for Clinicians and Scholars. Led by Dr. Mike McBride, Milwaukee VA Healthcare System. Participants will wear battle armor and eat MREs

  • Lived Experience of Student Veterans – Best Practices & Perspectives from Higher Education. Led by the UW-Milwaukee Military and Veterans Resource Center (MAVRC)

  • Academic/Scholarly research poster session

Afternoon Breakout Sessions:

  • Arts-based Research: Using Photovoice, Educational Comics, and Storytelling to Illuminate Veteran Lived Experience, led by Kara Zamora, MA, San Francisco VA Healthcare System & Raymond Facundo, MSW, US Army Veteran (OIF), Southeast Louisiana VA Healthcare System

  • Veteran Engagement Five Ways: Insights and Lessons Learned from Engaging Veterans at Five VA Research Centers, led by Kendra Stewart, PhD, Iowa City VA Healthcare System, National VA collaborators, and the Dryhootch Partnership for Veteran Health (MCW, VA, UWM, Marquette, MHA)

  • Female Veterans, Children & Family of Veterans and Active Duty Military, led by Cindy Brosig, MSN, RN, USAF Nurse Corps Veteran and Kiersten Downs, PhD, Health Science Research Specialist, Center of Innovation on Disability and Rehabilitation Research, Tampa VA Medical Center

Veteran Health & Wellness Expo

The second annual Veteran Health & Wellness Expo will be held at the Wisconsin Warrior Summit organized by the Wisconsin Veterans Chamber of Commerce. This is the premiere event for Wisconsin businesses, organizations, and resources to to connect with clinical professionals, veterans, and their families. The Wisconsin Warrior Summit brings hundreds to hear from expert speakers and presenters, attend breakout sessions, and connect with resources serving veterans and military families. Resource/information tables can be reserved for businesses ($250) and non-profits ($50) with products or services that can assist veterans.

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