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2018 Preventing Childhood Injury Conference

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Tuesday, September 18th, 2018

Registration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Conference Sessions: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Blank Children's Hospital

Education and Research Center

Dr. Virginia Thompson Auditorium

1415 Woodland Avenue

Des Moines, IA 50309

Hot Topics in Pediatric and Youth Injury | Join us for a discussion on hot topics, emerging trends, and tangible interventions in childhood injury.

  • Keynote Address: State of the Union in Childhood Injury | Torine Creppy - President, Safe Kids Worldwide | Washington, D.C.
  • Playground Safety | Dr. Heather Olsen - National Program for Playground Safety, University of Northern Iowa | Cedar Falls, Iowa.
  • Healthy Habits All Stars | Diane Williams - Iowa Department of Public Health | Des Moines, Iowa.
  • PrepKids Disaster Preparedness | Dr. Marizen Ramirez - University of Minnesota | Minneapolis, Minnesota; Dr. Sato Ashida - University of Iowa | Iowa City, Iowa.
  • Understanding and Preventing Youth Suicide in Iowa| Lisa Roth - University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center | Iowa City, Iowa; Ryan Nesbit - American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Iowa Chapter | Ankeny, Iowa.
  • Active Shooter Threat | Sone Cam - Des Moines Police Department | Des Moines, Iowa. 

  • Intended Audience: Injury prevention advocates, public health professionals, nurses, public safety officials (fire, law enforcement, EMS), school professionals and others interested in injury prevention.

    Purpose: To educate health professionals and injury prevention advocates on injury prevention strategies and interventions for lasting success. This program will provide participants with tools that they can take back to their local community and use to promote the health and safety of children. 

    Objective: To provide updates on developing trends and research-based interventions in childhood injury.


    $50 from September 1 - 14, 2018

    *Refunds will not be available after September 17th.

    Nursing CEUs: Approved for 6 CEUs by Iowa Board of Nursing Provider #31, UnityPoint Health - Des Moines. No partial credit will be given.

    Informal EMS CEUs: Approved for 6 Informal EMS CEUs. No partial credit will be given.

    Registration: Pre-registration is required; limited seating. Only online registrations will be accepted. Click "Register Now" at the top of the page. You will need to pay with a credit card.

    Contributing Sponsors: 

    • Blank Children's Hospital

    • EMC Insurance Companies

    • Safe Kids Iowa

    • The Iowa Department of Public Health

    • The University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital

    • The University of Iowa Injury Prevention Research Center

    Parking and Directions:

    The conference will be held in the Education and Research Center (ERC) at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, 1415 Woodland Avenue. The ERC is on the ground level of the Iowa Methodist Parking Garage.  The Iowa Methodist Parking Garage is located on the west side of the Iowa Methodist campus, on the corner of Pleasant Street and 14th Place. We recommend taking the South parking garage elevators to the Ground Level. After exiting the elevator, you will be in the ERC. You may also enter the ERC from the Woodland Entrance. 

    Questions: Please contact Janna Day at 515-241-3262 or janna.day@unitypoint.org