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Human Trafficking: Understanding the Impact Through an Interprofessional Lens

April 6, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join MCACHE and register today for the in-person Bowling Green State University Public and Allied Health Symposium.

Register Here

Thursday, April 6, 2023

Time: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 PM (Eastern)


Bowling Green State University

Bowen-Thompson Student Union

Grand Ballroom

Bowling Green, OH 43403


Cost: FREE


{Earn 1.5 ACHE Face-to-Face credits}

You must attend in person to receive the F2F credits. It you attend virtually you can obtain qualified credits only.


Keynote speaker Lara Wilken, DNP, RN., Dr. Wilken is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing at BGSU and author of the book chapter Role Play as an Effective Method for the Identification and Assessment of Human Trafficking. Dr. Wilken will describe what human trafficking is, introduce the barriers to identification, and discuss the impact trafficking has on every person, as both a public health care crisis and social justice issue.


Attendees will view the issue through an evidence-based, survivor-informed, interprofessional lens and can gain a better understanding of their role and responsibility in preventing human trafficking.


Dr. Wilken’s presentation will be followed by a panel of individuals from Ohio, including a forensic nurse, a trafficking survivor, and a parent of a survivor. These real-life heroes will share their lived experience and explain the needs of those suffering from exploitation.


Panelist Sessions

  • Heather Wilde, BSN, RN, SANE-A: Forensic Nurse and Out of Darkness Volunteer.
  • Annette Mango: Survivor and one of the first sex trafficking victims to have her record expunged in the state of Ohio.
  • Carolyn Kinkoph: Mother of Courtney Kinkoph (1992-2022). Courtney lost her life to sex trafficking in February of 2022.


Regardless of your profession, please join us on April 6 to support our commitment to public good. Together, we can raise more awareness and help address the complex issue of human trafficking.


This event is free and open to the public. Choose in person attendance or livestream. Lunch is provided for in person attendees. You may make a donation to the Health & Human Services Leadership Council Gap Scholarship Fund. This provides assistance to students when facing financial hardship.


April 6, 2023
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Susan Stokes
Should you have any questions or concerns about an event, or you need to change registration for an event, please contact us at [email protected]. Thank you!