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    DiSepio Institute
    for Rural Health and Wellness
    108 Franciscan Way
    Loretto, PA 15940

    Email: hwi@francis.edu
    Phone: 814-472-3923
    Fax: 814-471-1311

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    The DiSepio Institute hosts many conferences and symposiums throughout the year.  Listed below are these events:

  • DiSepio Symposium Series

    The DiSepio Symposium Series (1 day event) is an ongoing series of seminars dedicated to current trends in research, innovative therapeutic strategies, and cutting-edge programming in the areas of health and wellness. This year’s event offers education and continuing education credits to physical therapists and PTAs. 

    The 2017 Symposium will be held Friday, June 30.  

    2017 Symposium Information

    Previous conferences agendas are available for 20102011 Day 1 2011 Day 22012 Day 12012 Day 2201320142015, and 2016.

    Rural Conference for Cancer Survivors

    The sixth annual Rural Conference for Cancer Survivors was hosted by Saint Francis University’s DiSepio Institute in Loretto on Saturday, May 21st from 8:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This special event is open to survivors, their families, and all who support them. Information and materials will be provided from many organizations and programs dedicated to helping survivors. The event is free to all attendees. 

    Please revisit this site for future conference dates and information.  

    Previous conference agenda is available for 2016.

    Conference for Rural Health Providers: Mind, Body, Spirit

    The purpose of this annual event is for conference attendees to have the opportunity to engage in educational sessions and dialogue with subject matter experts regarding current updates, obstacles, and challenges to healthcare in rural practice settings.

    The date of the next clinician conference is not yet determined.  Please revisit this site for future conference dates and information.

    Previous conferences agendas are available for 200920102011Spring 2012Fall 201220132014, and 2015.

    Sensitive Santa - Annual December Event

    Sitting on Santa's lap and telling him what you want for Christmas is a long-time tradition. On December 5, 2015, children with sensory or other special needs were able to enjoy the annual tradition with their families—without the bright lights, loud noises, and long lines. Families visit the sensory transition room before visiting Sensitive Santa. Milk and cookies, with the options of gluten or casein-free cookies or soy milk, were shared with families upon visiting Sensitive Santa. Parents and caregivers were invited to bring their cameras and capture the moment. To learn more visit www.francis.edu/SFU-Sensitive-Santa. Any questions regarding this annual event can be forwarded to Amy Hudkins by email, ahudkins@francis.edu, or by phone at 814-472-2792.

    Autism: Putting the Pieces Together

    The 2016 Autism: Putting the Pieces Together Conference was held on April 1-2, 2016.  This annual event provides an ongoing series of educational sessions dedicated to current trends in research and innovative treatments and programming, as well as dialogue with subject matter experts regarding therapies for those with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD). The 2016 two-day event focused on a child’s “Transition Across the Years”. Please revisit this site to see what we have planned for future autism conferences.

    Previous conference agendas are available for  2015, and 2016.