Upcoming events

    • 11/02/2017
    • 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • Surly Brewing Co., 520 Malcolm Ave SE Minneapolis, MN 55414

    Swing into Action

    You're invited

    Join us for a casual pre-conference social the evening of Thursday, November 2nd! We’ll be meeting at Surly Brewing Co. for dinner at 6pm with an optional brewery tour at 7pm.

    Please feel free to come and go as you please. This is a great way to connect and network with fellow conference attendees before we all 'Swing Into Action' the next day.


    Let us know if you plan to attend, so we can save you a seat! RSVP to Cassi Chrzanowski at cassi.chrzanowski@granditasca.org.

    Get info on 2017 Fall Conference topics and speakers

    • 11/03/2017
    • 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • The Town & Country Club, 300 N Mississippi River Blvd, St Paul, MN 55104

    Swing into Action

    Schedule, topics and speakers

    8 a.m.     Registration and breakfast

    8:30 a.m.   Networking activity

    9 a.m.   The Opioid Crisis in the Era of Fake News
    Carol Falkowski, CEO, Drug Abuse Dialogues

    9:45 a.m.   Engaging Physicians in Healthcare PR
    Christine Hill, senior medial relations specialist, Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC); David Hilden, MD, MPH, FACP internal medicine, HCMC

    10:15 a.m.   Break

    10:45 a.m.   Leveraging Live Video to Engage Your Audience
    Nick Hanson, media specialist, Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare

    11:30 a.m.   Be the Change: Eliminating Stigma Around Mental Health and Addiction
    Aimee Pappenfus, community partnerships manager, Allina Health; Ellie Hackenmuller, community benefit and engagement coordinator, Allina Health

    12:15 p.m.   Lunch

    1:15 p.m.   Resiliency: Not Just a Buzzword
    Melanie "Mel" Sullivan, EdD, chief people officer, Constellation

    2 p.m.   House Calls: Don't Leave Your Consumer Mindset Behind When Creating B2B Healthcare Content
    Andy Jacobson, strategic communications director, HealthFitness

    2:45 p.m.   Closing remarks / Adjourn

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