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48th Annual Meeting and National Health Conference - 2019

Posted by Margaret Knight on 07/13/2020


48th Annual Meeting and National Health Conference


“Shoring Up Native American Health”

Crowne Plaza Chicago West Loop

August 8-11, 2019

AAIP conducts a National Health Conference to serve as a forum for healthcare professionals, policy makers, and tribal/community members concerned with American Indian/Alaska Native health, healthcare, community wellness, and honoring Native traditions.

Program cover artwork by Siobhan Wescott, MD, MPH, an Athabascan from Fairbanks, Alaska and an AAIP Board Member.  Dr. Wescott was inspired by the need people have for protection from water in the Chicago area.  In modern times it is walls, but for thousands of years, American Indian s used dunes or hills.  This beaded artwork symbolizes the efforts of AAIP to shore up the health of Native American in a way that would make our ancestors proud.

For almost 50 years, AAIP has gathered together to discuss the pressing health concerns of American Indian/Alaska Natives across the nation.  Improving the quality of health care and access to needed medical services is very important.  To do this, it is essential to consider a variety of ideas about health care that could potentially make a positive impact.
The annual meeting also highlights our traditions and culture as it brings continued good health and connection to our roots.  We also consider the annual meeting as a way to renew our spirit and see old friends and make new ones.  The Association of American Medical Students (ANAMS) is a vital part of our organization as they are the future leaders of AAIP and we are grateful for their participation  

Conference Agenda

Physician of the Year

Student Awards



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