Coker Hosts 12th Annual Social Work Conference

For more information, contact Barb Steadman - 843.857.4199

HARTSVILLE, S.C. – Sept. 16, 2011 – The Coker College social work department will host Coker’s 12th annual social work conference on Friday, Sept. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meharry Medical College Associate Professor Carolyn Szetela will present the conference keynote, which is titled Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders: Coming Out of Hiding.

Szetela's major areas of interest include behavioral and social medicine, children in medical research, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the prevention of harms due to alcohol and drug misuse. She is also a Co-Investigator with the FASD Southeast Regional Training Center and serves on Meharry's Institutional Review Board.

As an ethics teacher for medical students and trainees, Szetela encourages role play and reflection upon attitudes to help build students’ and trainees’ confidence in knowing and honoring ethical practices.

Other presentations at this year’s conference include A Year in Russia by Fulbright scholar Paul K. Dezendorff; The Role of Social Workers in Disasters by Robert Carlton; and Best Practices in Geriatric Illnesses by Coker College adjunct faculty Eva Letke and Kethryn Henderson.

The Social Work Conference is open to the public; the registration fee is $55, which includes a continental breakfast, lunch and all workshops. To purchase tickets contact Marsha Eide at 843-383-8000. For more information contact Carolyn Evatt at 843-383-8015.


Photo:  Meharry Medical College Associate Professor Carolyn Szetela


Coker College readies undergraduates for personal and professional success through a distinctive four-year program that emphasizes a practical application of the liberal arts as well as hands-on and discussion-based learning within and beyond the classroom. Coker is ranked among the “Best Colleges” in the South by U.S. News & World Report as well as The Princeton Review. Located in Hartsville, Coker is within two hours of the cultural, financial and recreational resources of Charlotte, Columbia, Charleston and Myrtle Beach. For more information contact Barb Steadman: 843-397-9959 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

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