The Medical Anthropology of the Carolina Mountains

Feb. 22, 2020 | Foothills Higher Education Center, Morganton, NC


Join members of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Department of Anthropology February 22, 2020 for a day of exploration.

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At the 2020 Symposium, we will discuss how different populations deal with medical issues. We invite you to come learn, ask questions, and be exposed to alternative methods of healing.

About The Symposium

Wake Forest University and Western Piedmont Community College once again partner for our yearly symposium on health. Dr. Seth Hawkins hosts the event. Brenda Huffman will discuss Herbalism and Native American methods. Martina and Christian Ramazzini will discuss Guatemalan and Central American traditional methods. Anne Fischer will discuss energy and CAM methods. Anne Marie LaFrance will be featured in a video to discuss Chinese Body Work. Gia Xiong and family will discuss Hmong traditional methods. In addition, Heath Foster will discuss medical information regarding the Deaf Community.

The symposium is FREE, but you must register to attend.

Lunch is Served…

Participants in the Symposium receive a free lunch from Asian Fusion of Morganton.

Symposium Schedule

Febryary 22, 2020 • 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

10:30 am
Seth Collings Hawkins


11:00 am
Chinese Tradition/
Structural Therapy
Anne Marie LaFrance


11:30 am
Advanced Practice RNs
Laura Brown


12:00 pm
provided by Asian Fusion
of Morganton, NC


12:30 pm
Deaf Community
Brian Shott & Jana Lollis


1:00 pm
Hmong Tradition
Gia Xiong


1:30 pm


1:45 pm
Native American Tradition
Brenda Huffman


2:15 pm
Conclusion/Panel Q&A Discussion



2:30 pm
Field Exercise
Brenda Huffman


Our Location

The Medical Anthropology of
the Carolina Mountains meets at:

Foothills Higher Education Center
2128 South Sterling Street
Morganton, NC 28655

Foothills Higher Education Center

is Closed.

Due to strong demand, registration for the conference is now closed.

We still want to hear from you. If you have questions, comments, or thoughts about the conference or if you would like to see more classes and events like this, please call WPCC Continuing Education at 828.448.6140 during regular business hours, or fill out our online form.

Thank you again for your interest. We look forward to seeing attendees on February 221

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