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HOUGHTON — Michigan Technological University’s Institute for Health Research will host the Upper Peninsula’s first medical conference Aug. 26-28, bringing together physicians, researchers and students for a weekend of learning about health problems affecting rural communities.

Healthcare practitioners from the Upper Peninsula and northern Great Lakes region are invited to attend and can register by visiting

Seminar topics will include digital medicine strategy, lifestyle and wellness integration, obesity, aging, vaccine effectiveness and vaccine hesitancy.

Visit the UPMedCon website for a full list of seminar topics and session objectives, and to read confirmed speaker profiles. Participants will also have the opportunity to participate in networking events and activities.

For more information, visit or the UPMedCon website.

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