Join us for the ATRN Annual Health Summit, scheduled to take place at the Southwest Virginia Higher Education Center in Abingdon, Virginia, from Monday, September 30th to Tuesday, October 1st, 2024.  The Summit is hosted by iTHRIV and Virginia Cooperative Extension.

Theme: Navigating the Changing Health Landscape in Appalachia

Join us as we delve into crucial discussions surrounding the dynamic and evolving health landscape in the Appalachian region. With a focus on innovative strategies and collaborative approaches, this summit aims to address pressing challenges and explore opportunities for enhancing healthcare delivery and outcomes.

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Key Topics Include:

  • Behavioral Science and Health Behaviors (Substance Use, Nutrition, Exercise, Smoking, etc.)
  • Clinical and Translational Research
  • Clinical Conditions/Diseases (Cancer, Mental Health, Diabetes, etc.)
  • Data Access for Community Decision Making
  • Disease Prevention and Treatment (Drug Development, Mental Health, Pain Management, etc.)
  • Dissemination and Implementation Science
  • Environmental Health
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Health Equity and Engaging Marginalized Communities
  • Health Literacy, Health Misinformation, Health Communication, Trust in Science
  • Health Related Policy Implementation and Enforcement
  • Impact of Bidirectional Learning Between Communities and Their Academic Partners
  • Impact of Consolidated/Closed Health Organizations in Appalachia
  • Program Development and Evaluation
  • Training, Education, and Workforce Development
  • Translational Health, Informatics, Telemedicine, and Data-Driven Technologies

Registration Information:
We invite anyone passionate about advancing health equity and improving health outcomes in Appalachia to join us at the ATRN Annual Health Summit.

Registration Fees:

  • ATRN Member: $125
  • Community Organization: $125
  • Government Agency: $125
  • Non-ATRN Member: $150
  • Student: $50

For inquiries and updates, please visit ATRN's website or contact us at

Click here for more information regarding the Call for Abstracts. The deadline to submit is Monday, July 15, 2024.

Interested in Sponsorship Opportunities? Learn more here.

The deadline to register for the ATRN 2024 Annual Health Summit is Monday, September 9, 2024. 

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