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Half Day Conference for the Care of School Age Children

May 18 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Thursday, May 18, 2023, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Conference will be presented via Zoom

Conference outcome: Participants will describe with detail how at least one concept or practice idea presented will be integrated into their practice and setting.

Participants will receive 4.25 contact hours for successful completion of this activity—attendance for the entire conference and completion of a post activity evaluation. Questions about continuing education contact hours should be made to: Mary Girardi MSN RN PEL-CSN at girardi6@comcast.net.

Illinois Nurses Foundation is approved as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


8 – 8:10 a.m. – Welcome
Nancy Mabbott MA, Director, Community Outreach, Advocate Children’s Hospital  (ACH)
Mary Girardi, MSN, RN, PEL-CSN, IASN Nurse Planner

8:10 – 8:30 a.m. – Community Health Needs Assessment: Process, Data Analysis, Resources
Nancy Mabbott and Carly Trump BS, Community Outreach Specialist

8:30 – 8:55 a.m. – Children’s Health Resource Center Overview and Navigation
Kathy Smart, MS RN, Coordinator, Children’s Health Resource Centers

9:00 – 9:50 a.m. – Infections in Our Community: What’s Coming, What’s Going, and How to Talk to Families About Them
Michael TeKippe, MD PhD, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Medical Director, Pediatric Infection Prevention and Carol Vance, Director, Infection Prevention

10 – 10:50 a.m. – Nine Illnesses You Will See as a School Nurse
Julie Holland, MD FAAP, Vice President, Pediatric Primary Care

11 – 11:50 a.m. – Social Media and Screen Time: Promoting Good Mental Health In Children and Teens
Gabrielle Roberts, PhD, Pediatric Psychologist

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May 18
8:00 am - 12:00 pm