In-Person Event

2024 School Nurse Conference EXHIBITORS ONLY

24th Annual School Nurse Conference ExhibitorsWednesday, July 10 | Doors open at 7:00 a.m. Location FFA Enrichment CenterDMACC Ankeny Campus1055 SW Pr

24th Annual School Nurse Conference Exhibitors

Wednesday, July 10 | Doors open at 7:00 a.m.


Location

FFA Enrichment Center

DMACC Ankeny Campus

1055 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy

Ankeny, IA 50023

*Traffic can be very busy in the mornings in this area, so we suggest leaving early/giving yourself plenty of time to reach the conference venue.

*Conference center is large and temperature control can be difficult. We recommend dressing in layers or bringing a sweater/jacket for your comfort.


Door Prizes

Vendors and sponsors are welcome to bring items to be used as door prizes during the conference. If you are unable to be a vendor or sponsor for the conference but would like to donate a door prize with company recognition, please email Talia at talia.greve@unitypoint.org.


Intended Audience

Nurses and other healthcare professionals who provide care for children in the school setting.


Purpose

To enable the healthcare team to provide evidence-based care, education and support to children in the school setting.


Tentative Agenda

7:45 – 8:00 | Welcome & Announcements – Laura Mears, RN, BSN, Manager of WDMCS School

Nurses | Center for Advocacy & Outreach – Blank Children’s Hospital & Talia Greve, RN, Medical

Outreach Educator | Center for Advocacy & Outreach – Blank Children’s Hospital

 

8:00 – 9:00 | Drugs of Use/Abuse in Tweens & Teens – Linda Kalin, BS, RN, CSPI, Executive Director

| Iowa Poison Control Center

 

9:00 – 9:45 | Generational Diversity in the Workplace – Kelly Pulford, Talent Management and

Organizational Development Consultant | UnityPoint Health        

 

9:45 – 10:15 | Break/Exhibitors

 

10:15 – 11:15 | Combating Persistive Child Neglect and Abuse: An MDT Approach –

Nikki Romer, LMSW, Forensic Interviewer, Blank Children’s STAR Center

Meggan Guns, Assistant Polk County Attorney

Laura Roan, Assistant United States Attorney

Kate Simmons, LMHC | Upstream Counseling

Katie Scott, DNP, CPNP | UnityPoint Health Des Moines           

 

11:15 – 12:15 | Social Emotional Alphabet – Heidy LaFleur, Author, Speaker, Trauma Informed

Professional Development | Founder & CEO of Heidy with a Why, Inc.    

                                   

12:15 – 1:15 | Lunch

 

12:45 – 1:00 | YLI and Student Wellness – Eric Preuss, MA IAADC, CCS – Your Life Iowa Project Director, Division of Behavioral Health | Iowa Department of Health and Human Services

 

1:15 – 2:15 | Social Emotional Alphabet – Heidy LaFleur, Author, Speaker, Trauma Informed

Professional Development | Founder & CEO of Heidy with a Why, Inc.    

                                    

2:15 – 3:15 | HPV Vaccine / personal story – Nathan Boonstra, MD, FAAP, Pediatrician | Blank Children's Hospital, Iowa Immunizes Chair



3:15 – 3:30 | Break

 

3:30 – 4:30 | Individual Health Plan: 2024 Template and Reference – Melissa Walker, MSN, ARNP, FNP-C, Administrative Consultant of School Health (School Nursing Services) | Bureau of Student and Family Special Education Services | Iowa Department of Education


4:30 | Evaluations/Adjourn


Registration

Deadline to register is Wednesday, July 3, 2023 at 12:00 p.m. CST. Registration is online only. American Express cards are not accepted.


Dietary Requests

We will do our best to accommodate specific dietary requirements that are noted at registration. Please note that we are accommodating food allergies and sensitivities, not preferences. If you have a severe medical need, you are welcome to bring your own food and drink to avoid any issues that may arise.


Hotel Accommodations

We will have a block of rooms reserved under Blank Children's Hospital at the following locations:


Residence Inn by Marriott

1515 SW Main St

Ankeny, IA 50023

P 515-446-7300

Click here to book!


Holiday Inn Express & Suites

2502 SE Husizer Rd.

Ankeny, IA 50021

P 515-965-2400


*No refunds will be given. Please contact Talia Greve at talia.greve@unitypoint.org or 515-241-3537 with any questions regarding registration or conference details.

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