Celebrate our specialty on May 2nd and 3rd, as school nurses from all over New England come together in Portsmouth NH for our annual conference.  

EVENT SPONSOR: ConvenientMD



Settled in 1623, Portsmouth is our nation's third-oldest city. The historic past and cultural strength of Portsmouth regularly lands it on various "best places to live" lists. Prevention Magazine named Portsmouth one of the top 100 walking cities in the America for 2008. Also in 2008, the National Trust for Historic Preservation named Portsmouth to its list of America's Dozen Distinctive Destinations,;
calling the city "one of the most culturally rich destinations in the country”with a stimulating mixes of historic buildings, sidewalk cafes, great restaurants, art galleries, jazz clubs and distinctive artisans' boutiques."

      Up to 8.25 contact hours available, 


This activity has been submitted to Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD) for approval to award contact hours.  NE-MSD is accredited as an approval of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.


RESERVE your spot today!  REGISTER HERE   


Hosted by the New Hampshire School Nurses' Association

     

Event Sponsor


The New England School Nurse Conference committee is pleased to announce ConvenientMD as our event sponsor. 


 ConvenientMD's School Nurse Partnership Program has greatly benefited school children across the state of New Hampshire.


They are true champions of School Nurses, and for that we thank them!  Visit their website at www.convenientmd.com


Pre-Conference Activities

May 1st: For those arriving Friday night, Conference Registration opens at 5:00 in our special "Hospitality Room" Join us for informal networking, refreshments and information about shopping, dining and local activities for participants. Lots to do and many adventures to have during the stay in Portsmouth. The room number for this gathering will be emailed to you closer to the date.

Conference Agenda

Saturday, May 2nd: 7:30 to 4:30

7:30 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast

8:45 Welcome

9:15 to 10:30
When Worry Shows Up: Strategies for Working with Anxious Kids
Lynn Lyons, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who lives in Concord, New Hampshire and is in private practice there.
Lynn specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children, with a special interest in breaking the generational cycle of worry in families. She is the coauthor of two books on anxiety, Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children, and the companion book for kids, Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids.

10:30 to 11:00 Break / Exhibition Hall Opens


11:00 to 12:15: BREAKOUTS Choose one at registration: First come first served

1. Role of the School Nurse in Championing Evidence Based Suicide Prevention Programming
Meghan Diamon, MSW, LCSW
Youth Programs Manager, Mentalhealthscreening.org

2. Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases: The School Nurse Role
Meghan May, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences
University of New England

3. Using Google tools: Staying Organized and Communicating Effectively
Ruth Behrsing, MS
Information Technology Specialist


12:15 TO 1:30 LUNCH Provided


1:30 to 2:30

Smart Phones and Parent Child Interaction: Friend or Foe?
Jenny Radesky, MD, clinical instructor in Developmental-
Behavioral Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and a former fellow in pediatrics at Boston Medical Center.

2:30 to 3:00 Break / Exhibitions

3:00 to 4:00 BREAKOUTS: Choose one at registration: First come, first served


1. "My Tummy Hurts": Assessment of the Pediatric Abdomen
Dr. Jeffrey Collins, Medical Director ConvenientMD
Dr. Collins is nationally recognized for his work in establishing national ambulatory quality guidelines for the provision of urgent care and for his medical research in the urgent care field. Dr. Collins is Course Co-Director for the MGH Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics and Medicine/Pediatrics courses in “Urgent Care Medicine” and “Community-Oriented Primary Care.” He is an Instructor in Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine


2. Abuse of Children, Emotional and Sexual

Deb Poulin


3. Management of Headaches in Children and Adolescents
Evie M. Stacy, APRN, MS
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester Specialties:
Pediatric Neurology


4:00 to 4:30 NHSNA Annual Meeting


5:00   Portsmouth Underbelly Walking Tour starts in front of the Rusty Hammer Restaurant


Sunday, May 3rd: 7:30 AM to 12:15

7:30 Early AM Activity

8:00 to 9:00 Breakfast provided

9:00 to 10:30

School Nurses Role in Integrative Health
Matthew M. Hand, DO
Pediatric Nephrology
Elliot Pediatric Integrative Medicine
Because traditional medicine isn’t always enough…
The goal of integrative care is to incorporate all healing modalities into patient care. Integrative medicine (IM) can be defined as an approach to the practice of medicine that makes use of the best available evidence taking into account the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. The primary concept is that all patients, regardless of disease, have more wellness than disease and our mission is to emphasize the wellness and augment the healing process.

10:30 to 10:45 Break

10:45 to 12:00 

Street Drugs / Pharming
Laurie Warnock and Panel

12:00 to 12:15 CLOSING REMARKS

Up to 8.25 CEUs awarded 

This activity has been submitted to Northeast Multi-State Division (NE-MSD) for approval to award contact hours.  NE-MSD is accredited as an approval of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.



Saturday, May 2nd: 7:30 to 4:30

7:30 to 8:30 Registration and Breakfast

8:45  Welcome

9:15 to 10:30     

When Worry Shows Up: Strategies for Working with       Anxious Kids

Lynn Lyons, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist who lives in Concord, New Hampshire and is in private practice there. 

Lynn specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders in adults and children, with a special interest in breaking the generational cycle of worry in families. She is the coauthor of two books on anxiety, Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous & Independent Children, and the companion book for kids, Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids. 

10:30 to 11:00  Break / Exhibition Hall Opens

11:00 to 12:15:  BREAKOUTS  Choose one at registration: First come first served

1.  Role of the School Nurse in Championing Evidence Based Suicide Prevention Programming 

     Meghan Diamon, MSW, LCSW   

     Youth Programs Manager, Mentalhealthscreening.org

2.  Emerging and Re-Emerging Diseases: The School Nurse Role  

Meghan May, PhD   

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences 

University of New England

3.  Using Google tools: Staying Organized and               Communicating Effectively

Ruth Behrsing, MS

Information Technology Specialist

12:15 TO 1:30  LUNCH Provided

1:30 to 2:30  

Smart Phones and Parent Child Interaction: Friend or Foe?

Jenny Radesky, MD, clinical instructor in Developmental-
Behavioral Pediatrics at Boston University School of Medicine and a former fellow in pediatrics at Boston Medical Center.

2:30 to 3:00  Break / Exhibitions

3:00 to 4:00  BREAKOUTS: Choose one at registration: First come, first served

1.  "My Tummy Hurts":  Assessment of the                        Pediatric Abdomen

Dr. Jeffrey Collins, Medical Director ConvenientMD

Dr. Collins is nationally recognized for his work in establishing national ambulatory quality guidelines for the provision of urgent care and for his medical research in the urgent care field. Dr. Collins is Course Co-Director for the MGH Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics and Medicine/Pediatrics courses in “Urgent Care Medicine” and “Community-Oriented Primary Care.” He is an Instructor in Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and a Clinical Instructor of Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine.

2. Abuse of Children, Emotional and Sexual
           Deb Poulin

3.  Management of Headaches in Children and Adolescents

  Evie M. Stacy, APRN, MS  

  Dartmouth-Hitchcock Manchester  Specialties:
  Pediatric Neurology

4:00 to 4:30   NHSNA Annual Meeting

Sunday, May 3rd:  7:30 AM to 12:15  


7:30  Early AM Activity

8:00 to 9:00  Breakfast provided

9:00 to 10:30  

School Nurses Role in Integrative Health

Matthew M. Hand, DO
Pediatric Nephrology

Elliot Pediatric Integrative Medicine

Because traditional medicine isn’t always enough…

The goal of integrative care is to incorporate all healing modalities into patient care. Integrative medicine (IM) can be defined as an approach to the practice of medicine that makes use of the best available evidence taking into account the whole person (body, mind, and spirit), including all aspects of lifestyle. The primary concept is that all patients, regardless of disease, have more wellness than disease and our mission is to emphasize the wellness and augment the healing process.

10:30 to 10:45 Break

10:45 to 12:00  Street Drugs / Pharming

Laurie Warnock and Panel

12:00 to 12:15  Wrap UP  CEUs awarded


Underbelly Tour

 

Aren’t you tired of history being boring? Wouldn’t you rather have a laugh than a history test? 


Our hospitality committee thought you would!  Join us Saturday night at 5:00 for a history lesson you will never forget. 

This adult’s only tour is stand-up history at it’s best as costumed characters take you back into a history the city would just assume forget. The historically accurate tour tells the stories that are most often swept under the rug. As told by accused spy Silas Deane of Connecticut and tavern Wench Olive Cutter , the tour is a hysterical and bawdy account of some of the scandals, murders, riots, fires and trials that have shaped the town. This one-of-a-kind tour is historically hysterical as it is presented in a manner that is as scandalous as some of the stories it tells. Come and learn the scandals of some of history’s biggest names!
Sign up with your registration to the conference as the attendance is limited.  OR send an email to nhsna@comcast.net 

 For more information, visit their website at http://underbellyports.net/


Commemorative Pendant


How often have you attended a conference and look for that special memento to bring home to proudly wear or give as a gift? This pendant is 1" in diameter and made of sterling silver. The theme of the 2015 New England School Nurse Conference "Charting the Course for Student Success" has been custom designed into this pendant  for us by Lovell Designs. 


Cost of the Pendant is $30.00.
A complimentary chain will be included to the first 30 individuals to purchase the pendant.


It is a beautiful keepsake you will be proud to wear for years to come.

ADD your preorder to your registration OR send an email to:  nhsna@comcast.net

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