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64th Annual Virtual IASN Conference – Thriving in School Nursing: Transforming Student Health

October 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - October 2, 2021 @ 3:30 pm

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Thriving in School Nursing: Transforming Student Health

The IASN board is proud to offer a virtual experience for our members. As we continue to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic, it was important to IASN to offer an opportunity for school nurses to come together to be inspired, empowered, and re-energized.

September 23rd – Virtual Annual Meeting
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Report from the President
Report from the Treasurer
Bylaws Amendments
Swearing in of new officers
Detailed agenda is pending

Disclosures: No conflict of interest is present on the part of the planning team. Speaker disclosures will be made at the time of the individual presentations.

Friday, October 1st – Virtual Pre-Conference
Screening of Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope
The original research was controversial, but the findings revealed the most important public health findings of a generation. RESILIENCE is a one-hour documentary that delves into the science of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and the birth of a new movement to treat and prevent Toxic Stress. Now understood to be one of the leading causes of every- thing from heart disease and cancer to substance abuse and depression, extremely stressful experiences in childhood can alter brain development and have lifelong effects on health and behavior.

However, as experts and practitioners profiled in RESILIENCE are proving, what’s predictable is preventable. These physicians, educators, social workers and communities are daring to talk about the effects of divorce, abuse and neglect. And they’re using cutting edge science to help the next generation break the cycles of adversity and disease.

7:00 PM:  Screening Begins (#IASN21Screening)
8:05 – 8:15 PM: BREAK
8:30 PM:  Roundtable Discussions led by IASN Board

Saturday, October 2nd – Virtual Conference
9:00-9:05 AM: Meeting opens, Virtual meeting rules review
9:05-9:15 AM: President Welcome & Board Introductions
9:15-10:15 AM Keith Carlson BSN, RN, NC-BC Keynote – Thriving Amidst the Chaos: The Mindful Nurse Rides the Waves
10:15-10:20 AM: BREAK
10:20-10:40 AM:
School Nurse of the Year & IASN Foundation Grant Award Presentation
10:40-11:15 AM IASN Talks
11:15-12:00 PM:  LUNCH BREAK
12:00-1:00 PM: COVID Update with Dr. Emily Landon, MD
1:00-1:05 PM: BREAK
1:05-2:05 PM: Caring for students with asthma: an evidence-based approach; Anna Volerman, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at University of Chicago; Illinois Asthma Partnership
2:05-3:15 PM Amplifying Your Voice as a School Nurse by Robin Cogan MEd, RN, NCSN
3:15-3:20 PM Giveaways presented by NASN Director and Wrap Up

Keynote Speaker – Keith Carlson RN, BSN, NC-BC

Nurse Keith has over two decades of experience in nursing and healthcare as a clinician, administrator, and entrepreneur.

As an accomplished speaker, writer, blogger, podcaster, consultant, and holistic career coach for nurses, Keith has his finger on the pulse of 21st-century nursing. He keenly understands the challenges faced by nursing professionals and healthcare organizations.

Keith’s well-known nursing podcasts — The Nurse Keith Show and RNFM Radio — reach listeners on six continents. His message of savvy career advice for nurses has been featured by Nurse.com, Nurse.org, Working Nurse Magazine, American Sentinel University, MultiBriefs News Service, StaffGarden, American Nurse Today, NursingCE.com, Health eCareers, among others.

Keith is a Board Certified Nurse Coach (NC-BC) and has logged more than 1,000 hours providing holistic career coaching for nurses throughout the United States.

Registration Fees
IASN Members – $49
Non Members – $79

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October 1, 2021 @ 7:00 pm
October 2, 2021 @ 3:30 pm