NCHSE Annual Meeting and Report

(Army Medicine Ed Tour 31 January 18–U.S. Army Recruiting Command education services specialists helped visiting educators discover Army Medicine at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston.)

We were pleased to host the 2018 NCHSE Annual Meeting in San Antonio January 31-February 1.  The meeting included a very informative trip to Fort Sam Houston to see their medical programs.  Everyone was impressed by the facilities and equipment, but most of all by our interaction with the professional men and women.  At the Health Science State Leaders Meeting, there was an engaging speaker on forensics from the Body Farm and informative presentations by the NCHSE Publishers/Resources Coalition. Always great networking and still time to complete committee meetings and NCHSE business.

An important part of the meeting was a NCHSE restructuring discussion.  The board voted to approve the organizational restructure to include more health industry associations and to allow more input from group of members.  We all will miss Carole Stacey who is retiring as the NCHSE Executive Director, effective March 2018.  Carole has worked tirelessly for NCHSE for many years and exhibited a true passion for this organization. Please enjoy the NCHSE 2017 Annual Report

Strengthening and growing our organization will take commitment from everyone working together to ensure NCHSE continues to be the premier organization for health science education.  Each of you including classroom teachers bring certain strengths and areas of expertise.  Contribute your ideas to expand the NCHSE footprint. Stay tuned for a BIG announcement this year about the launch of the Health Science Educators Association.  

Start planning now to attend the 2018 National Health Science Conference, September 26-28, Denver, Colorado.  Two pre-conference sessions are planned for September 25: Clay & Cadaver and The Power of Simulation: Where Do I Start? There will be opportunities for to provide breakout sessions, exhibit, sponsor conference items, and much more. All conference details will be posted at:

As we continue to grow relationships, the hope is more health science teachers, health science state leaders, health-related associations and organizations will also see how their participation with NCHSE can impact health science education, benefit the development of the health industry pipeline and also, provide support for their agencies, associations or healthcare business.

We encourage everyone to like the NCHSE Facebook page.  Often classroom ideas, current trends or health science education resources are posted on the page. Please do not hesitate to contact Nancy Allen, NCHSE Interim Executive Director  if you have suggestions, ideas or questions.

Below are some pictures of our tour of the Army Medicine at Joint Base San Antonio-Fort Sam Houston