UNTHSC to host annual state advisors meeting

UNTHSC President Michael WilliamsUNT Health Science Center President Michael Williams will deliver the keynote address Friday at the 46th annual Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions meeting in Fort Worth.

The meeting, held Feb. 5 through Feb. 7, will bring together more than 200 health professions advisors and school staff from across Texas to promote excellence in pre-health professions advising. The association represents a pivotal component in the development of future health care professionals in the state of Texas. UNT Health Science Center last hosted the meeting in 2005.

Thursday activities will be held at the UNT Health Science Center. Friday and Saturday activities will be held at the Hilton Fort Worth Hotel.

Dr. Williams will deliver his address at 8:45 a.m. Friday. On Saturday, Dr. Kent Brantly, MD, a Fort Worth doctor who was infected with Ebola virus overseas and recovered, will share his experience about his pathway from being a pre-med student to becoming a medical missionary in Liberia.

“It’s an honor to host the 46th annual meeting of the Texas Association of Advisors for the Health Professions,” Dr. Williams said. “Now more than ever, we’re fortunate that this outstanding group works diligently to promote excellence in pre-health professions advising and advance undergraduate education for all the health professions.”

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