NEAR Conference

NEAR Conference

NEAR Conference

Fall 2025 -At the Anschutz Medical Campus




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Discover NEAR

NEAR (Networking, Education and Research) provides continuing education credits, cutting-edge information for practice transformation, networking opportunities, and information on current medical research to providers in all communities but targeting those in underserved areas.

We aim to provide solutions that respond to the need for a diverse healthcare workforce in Colorado, describe procedures, activities, and processes that enhance equitable healthcare access for all Coloradans and address practice transformation solutions that improve patient care outcomes for all.

Topics Include

  • Current and emerging topics such as opioid abuse, maternal morbidity, climate change, telehealth, and mental health


  • Preceptor training and workforce retention and sustainability


  • Pipeline student panel


Missed Our Conference But Are Still Interested In CME Credit?

Check out the links below to view this past conference's video recordings.




Public Libraries and Telehealth Services



Dana Abbey, MLS, AHIP



Cultivating the Soil for People to Grow: The future of the Health Care Workforce


Ben Anderson, MBA, MHCDS


For the People of Agriculture, the Land may be their Best Therapist


Kaila Anderson, LMSW


Maternal Morbidity and Mortality


Rebecca Alderfer, MPP


Creating a Native American Community Health Worker Training Program in Southwestern Colorado


Katherine Hartzell, MA, MAT, MPH


Substance Use Trends from the Front Line: Prevention, Treatment, and Harm Reduction


Ryan Jackman, MD


Interprofessional Education and what it Looks like for Students and Preceptors on Rural clinical Experiences


Amy Nordon-Craft, PT, DSc


Research Roadshows Travel the State to Engage Older Adults in Research


Jodi Waterhouse, MHA

Katheryn Nearing, PhD, MA


Interested in all of the presentations? Click here for the NEAR Conference Complete Package



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AAFP Credit System and the Commission on Continuing Professional Development (COCPD)

The AAFP has reviewed 2023 COAHEC NEAR Conference September 21-24-2023 and deemed it acceptable for up to 9.75 Live AAFP Prescribed credits. Term of Approval is from 09/21/2023 to 09/24/2023. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency- Providers may choose to include the following in addition to the AAFP credit statement: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

For all AAFP credit equivalencies and recognition, please see the AAFP Credit System website.

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American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC)

The University of Colorado College of Nursing is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the Colorado Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.This educational offering for a maximum of 9.75 contact hours is provided by the University of Colorado College of Nursing Office of Continuing Education.



Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)

The University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE).  This event has been accredited for 9.75 contact hours of knowledge-based CPE. 


Release – 09/24/2023

Expires – 09/24/2026

Colorado AHEC Program Office

CU Anschutz

Education II North

13120 East 19th Avenue

5th Floor

Aurora, CO 80045


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