TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 22, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Ultimate Medical Academy, a nonprofit healthcare educational institution employing more than 2,000 people in the Tampa Bay area, is pleased to sponsor and participate in the upcoming Synapse Summit, which is focused on highlighting Tampa Bay's and Florida's strong growth in the areas of innovation and technology.
The 2019 Synapse Summit on Jan. 23-24 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa endeavors to bring together the best people, ideas, and technologies for two days of collaborating, exploring, and celebrating the possibilities of technology and innovation.
At the summit several UMA leaders will share how UMA is an innovator in training people for healthcare careers and partners with key business allies to develop highly skilled employees.
UMA President Derek Apanovitch will speak at the summit's Fueling the Talent Pipeline in Healthcare and Cybersecurity forum at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23. Apanovitch will speak to the growing healthcare talent gap, and how UMA is actively working to meet the challenge of filling healthcare occupations which according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics are projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average of all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs.
UMA Senior Vice President April Neumann will speak at the A Corporate Take on Healthcare Innovation forum at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24.
UMA Chief Information Officer Jeremy Wilson and UMA Senior Vice President of Strategic Initiatives Alexandra Schaffrath will speak at the Enterprise Innovation forum at 1 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24. Wilson serves on the Synapse Board of Directors.
The sponsorship is part of UMA's community involvement activities and support of attracting entrepreneurial and technology companies, as well as the best talent, to the Tampa Bay area.
"UMA's involvement in the summit underscores our commitment and dedication to the Tampa Bay community to support technology and innovation," Wilson noted. "Our participation in the summit also furthers our efforts to build awareness of UMA as a resource for healthcare talent, as well as a major employer in the Tampa Bay area."
ABOUT ULTIMATE MEDICAL ACADEMY Ultimate Medical Academy is a nonprofit healthcare educational institution with a national presence. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida and founded in 1994, the school has more than 45,000 alumni and offers content-rich, interactive online courses to almost 15,000 students as well as hands-on training to hundreds of students. UMA students have access to academic advising, one-on-one or group tutoring, resume and interview coaching, job search assistance, technical support and more. UMA is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). Learn more by visiting https://www.ultimatemedical.edu/.
ABOUT SYNAPSE The Innovation Summit is a production of Synapse. The overall vision of Synapse is to be an all-encompassing, interactive, and flexible methodology for building, facilitating and exposing the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem of Florida. Learn more by visiting, https://synapsefl.com/.