In-Person Event

Midwest Regional Child Passenger Safety Conference

Conference Dates and Times: Monday, September 9, 2024Registration and Networking: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.Conference Sessions: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.Tuesd

Conference Dates and Times: 

Monday, September 9, 2024

Registration and Networking: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

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

Tuesday, September 10, 2024

Networking: 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Conference Sessions: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Grab-and-Go Lunch: 12:00 p.m.


Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel

1800 50th Street

West Des Moines, Iowa 50266


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Sheraton Hotel for $114/night.

Book your room by August 15th here: Book Your Group/Corporate Rate | Marriott International.

IOWA CPSTs: DO NOT use this link if you are traveling more than 90 miles one-way to attend the conference. Iowa CPSTs traveling more than 90 miles one-way will be provided low-cost (individual room) or no-cost (shared room) lodging. More information will be provided as the conference gets closer.


This conference is FREE for all CPSTs in NHTSA Region 7 (Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas).

Registration Deadline:

Last day to register is September 1, 2024

Call for Abstracts:

Are you interested in presenting a session at the conference? Submit an abstract here: Abstract Submission

Abstracts must be received by April 1, 2024.

Pre-Conference Training: (FULL - Registration Closed!)

Are you interested in learning more about the safe transportation of children with special healthcare needs? Consider attending this 2-day pre-conference training. Space is limited to 15 participants.

Safe Travel for All Children: Transporting Children with Special Healthcare Needs

Saturday, September 8th: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Sunday, September 9th: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Safe Travel for All Children is designed to serve as an enrichment course for child passenger safety technicians who are interested in learning more about special needs transportation. The training, which lasts approximately two days, combines classroom lectures and discussions with hands-on exercises. During the training, participants will be introduced to medical conditions that can impact restraint selection and have the opportunity to investigate and install specialized restraint systems. The training concludes with a proficiency exam that evaluates the student’s ability to assess appropriate restraints and to demonstrate proper use and installation.

For any questions, please contact:

Janna Day, LPN, MPH, CPSTI

Iowa Child Passenger Safety Coordinator

Blank Children's Hospital


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