Announcements and Conferences
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Missouri Kids Count
Last week, Missouri Kids Count (MKC) launched the new Missouri KIDS COUNT website in conjunction with a new tool for data and reports, Missouri KIDS COUNT Data, from the Office of Social & Economic Data Analysis (OSEDA) - University of Missouri. We hope that you will utilize these two web sites often and please share these new resources with partners and colleagues. With your help, it is hoped a continuous network will develop and expand to share MO KIDS COUNT data, information and resources.
Trained Diabetes Personnel in Missouri Schools (Cade’s Law)-Webinar
This webinar is designed as a resource for school nurses throughout the state. The purpose of this webinar is to provide school nurses in Missouri with a framework for training staff as Trained Diabetes Personnel (TDP). House Bill 675, passed and signed into law in 2013, provides an opportunity for Missouri public schools to train staff to assist in the care of students with diabetes while at school. Although this is optional for schools and districts, the intent is to help support student learning by ensuring safe and effective diabetes management for students at school
Midwest Regional Suicide Prevention Conference - July 21-23 NEW!
The Midwest Regional Suicide Prevention Conference will be held July 21-23, 2015 at the Kansas City Airport Marriott Hotel, in Kansas City, MO. The conference will provide anyone working to prevent suicide with a large number of exceptional learning opportunities, including:
- Seven plenary presentations by nationally recognized experts, including an opening keynote by Jerry Reed, Director of the Suicide Prevention Resource Center and a closing keynote by Dr. John Draper, Director of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
- A full day of "pre-conference" workshops, offering six unique programs.
- 30 breakout session presentations covering a wide variety of important topics.
- An Exhibitor Showcase to learn more about leading suicide prevention organizations and their programs.
- Plenty of networking opportunities, including a Tuesday evening Social Networking Reception.
The three-day discounted registration rate of $180 includes all of the above, plus breakfast and lunch for all three days, and Continuing Education Credits at no additional charge! Full details, including hotel information, are included in the conference registration packet.
Visit the conference website for online registration, as well as information about sponsorship and exhibitor opportunities. See you in Kansas City!
School Nurse Survival Training Conference - July 22 - 23, 2015
Clinical Learning Institute at Missouri Baptist Medical Center
3005 North Ballas Road
St. Louis, Missouri
Orientation Workshop for School Health Office Staff
Thursday and Friday, July 30 & 31, 2015
Governor’s Office Building,
Jefferson City, MO
For more information, view attached flyer.
Emergency Pediatric Assessment for School Health Services Staff- An Overview
August 6, 2015
Jefferson City, Missouri
Governor Office Building, Room 450
No Registration Fee
Get your registration form.
School Tools for Nurses
Mark Your Calendar and Make Plans to Join us for This Yearly Event - Designed Just for You!
Stay tuned - More info later.
August 7, 2015 - Save the Date!
Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Syndromes Conference NEW!
August 7 - 8, 2015
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel St. Louis - Chesterfield
PANDAS/PANS is a pediatric medical disorder that all school nurses should be aware of, but few have ever heard of this disorder. It's called Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus and falls under the category of Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Syndromes.
Children who are diagnosed with this disorder have a misdirected immune response to streptococcus. This misdirected response can cause encephalitis resulting in symptoms of sudden onset OCD, Anxiety, ADHD type behaviors, emotional concerns, extreme separation anxiety, decline in fine motor skills and many other behaviors typically out of character for the child, but correspond with a recent strep throat infection. School Nurses should be aware of the dangers of streptococcus to certain children within the school setting. This conference will educate all attendees on recognizing, diagnosing, treatment options and supports within the school setting.
Find more information, registration links at Midwest PANDAS.
School Nurse Leader Community of Practice
October 23, 2015
Capitol Plaza Hotel
Jefferson City, MO
23rd Annual Coordinated School Health Conference
The Power of Partnerships: Strengthening School, Family and Community Connections
December 3-5, 2015
Lodge of the Four Seasons Resort, Osage Beach, MO