University of Southern Indiana

Fall Programs

FALL 2017  

September 21, Pulmonary Disease Awareness Symposium   

September 27, Sharing the Experience: Advance Care Planning in the State of Indiana

September 29,  14th Pharmacology Update for Advanced Practice Nurses        

September 30,  New for Dental Hygienists - Trends in Oral Healthcare

October 12,  4th Annual Health Informatics Tri-State Summit                      

October 21 & 22, Healing Touch Workshops                                              

 October 18, 22nd Annual Nursing and Health Professions Educator Conference

October 25 & 26,  PEP Rally: A Perinatal Conference        

PULMONARY DISEASE AWARENESS SYMPOSIUM                                                             

This ½ day symposium for nurses, respiratory therapists, healthcare professionals and lay persons will open with information on the new Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Registry. Other topics will include drug trials for treatment of pulmonary fibrosis, overview of the various types and causes of asthma, and update on nutrition for the client with lung  disease.  

The learning outcome of the program is for the attendee to be able to implement effective strategies in the effective care and management of persons with respiratory illness. 

Date & Time: Thursday, September 21, 8 am – 12 noon
Location: University Center, University of Southern Indiana
Course No. HPR820

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Sharing the Experience: Advance Care Planning in the State of Indiana

Join health care professionals, community volunteers, and other interested individuals for a day of collaborative networking, learning, and sharing of Advance Care planning experiences and ideas.

Date & Time: Thursday, September 27
Location:New Harmony, Indiana


This one day program focuses on updating clinical pharmacology knowledge.   Appropriate for pharmacists, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and advance practice nurses in clinic and acute care settings, sessions will provide participants an opportunity to review new therapies entering the market during the past year, including a review of the pharmacology and clinical use of select new drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) from October 2016 to September 2017. Additionally, a review of the updated clinical guidelines for treatment of common chronic diseases will be provided. Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, APRN, FNP, FAANP, FAAN, the featured speaker, is an adult and family nurse practitioner and the owner of two nurse practitioner owned and operated clinics within New Hampshire.  She is also the owner of Partners in Healthcare Education, a medical education company.  Ms. Wright will present four sessions throughout the morning.  In addition, two concurrent sessions and a closing plenary will offer a variety of topics from regional presenters.  All contact hours apply for pharmacology continuing education requirements for the renewal of the advanced practice nurse prescriptive authority license in Indiana.

Date & Time: Friday, September 29, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Contact Hours: 7.0 for nurses

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September 30,  New for Dental HygienistsTrends in Oral Healthcare

This half-day conference will focus on the current trends in oral healthcare.  The speaker, Lisa Mallonee, MPH, RDH, RD, LD, is a tenured Professor, Graduate Program Director and Registered Dietitian at the Caruth School of Dental Hygiene, Texas A&M College of Dentistry.  Her passion for educating patients, students, oral healthcare professionals and dietetic practitioners about the oral health-nutrition link has been the hallmark of her career.

Ms. Mallonee will present on “Bugs, Drugs and Food Fads: Considerations for the Dental Profession”.  The program outcomes are to identify common probiotics designed for oral health, food trends and implications for patient care.  The program will also discuss the vitamin and mineral supplementation specific to various patient populations and resources to determine risk versus benefits of supplementation.  As dental professionals, we need to be aware of the changing landscape of probiotic use, dietary supplements and food fads and how these trends could potentially impact patient care.  This program is targeted toward dental hygienists, dental assistants, dentists, dental health students and other interested health professionals. 


Date & Time: Saturday, September 30, 2017, 8 a.m. – 12 noon
Location: University of Southern Indiana, Health Professions Building,Mitchell Auditorium
Course No. HPR 809
Registration: $60 until September 15; thereafter $80. 

Refreshments and materials included.

New Month!

October 12, 4th Annual Health Informatics Tri-State Summit

This one-day conference will focus on the cutting-edge health information and innovative solutions needed to take healthcare delivery to the next level. Through insightful discussions and engaging presentations, leading experts
will share emerging trends in healthcare information technology.
This conference will prepare health professionals to implement effective health informatics strategies in their individual professional practice and their organization. This program will be of interest to physicians, nurses, pharmacists, informaticists, health information technologists, medical practice managers, healthcare managers,health professionals, students and others whose scope of practice is related to health informatics. 

 The conference keynote presenters include Matt Jones, inspirational speaker who will present “Health Informatics is a Marathon”, Brian Malec presenting “Needs, Opportunities an Pathways for the Health Information Technology Workforce, and Ross Martin, renowned international speaker and songwriter presenting “Adventures in Health Information Exchange: The Musical!”.

Call for poster abstracts information

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HEALING TOUCH LEVEL 1                                                                           

The Healing Touch Certificate Program is a multi-level course of study in energy-based therapy that moves from beginning to advanced practitioner and is complementary to heath care. This first course in the study toward a certificate in Healing Touch is designed for anyone interested in energy healing and specifically helpful for nurses, physicians, and all health care practitioners. The program includes the basics of the Chakra and energy systems, centering, intervention techniques to help with specific physical and emotional problems and the personal development of the healer. This course is an approved course of study of the Healing Beyond Borders Healing Touch Certificate Program. For more information about Healing Touch, go to

Instructor: Victoria E. Slater, PhD, RN, CHTI, HNC
Date & Time: Saturday, October 21, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
                     Sunday, October 22, 9 a.m. -6 p.m.
Location: University Center
Registration Fee: $250, ($225 for AHNA or HTI member), if paying by October 3; thereafter $325 ($300 for AHNA or HTI member)
Contact Hours: 18 for nurses and massage therapists
Course Number: HPR805

HEALING TOUCH LEVEL 2                                                                                                                            

This is the second course for students who have completed Level I and wish to increase breadth and depth in the study of Healing Touch. The content will include an intake interview, back techniques and a one-hour healing sequence. Emphasis in the experiential learning is on developing healing sequences for specific client needs.

Instructor: Bonnie Johnson, MS, RN, CHTI
Date & Time: Saturday,October 21, 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
                          Sunday, October 22, 9 a.m. -6 p.m.
Location: University Center
Registration Fee: $250, ($225 for AHNA or HTI member), if paying by October 3; thereafter $325 ($300 for AHNA or HTI member)
Contact Hours: 17.5 for nurses and massage therapists
Course Number: HPR806

22nd Annual Nursing and Health Professions Educator Conference

This is a one-day conference focusing on innovative teaching strategies for health professionals in academic and healthcare settings to provide the attendee with a variety of session options focusing on innovative instructional methodology and current issues in education. This conference will include paper and poster presentations as well as foster networking among professionals who are interested in promoting quality educational practices. 

The learning outcome of the conference is for attendees to implement effective teaching strategies in health professional educational environments.

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 18, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Call for Abstracts!

Click here for NEW Submission Guidelines and forms. Deadline for submission is May 7, 2017 by 11:59 p.m.

October 25, PEP Rally: A Perinatal Conference

This one-day conference will include sessions on Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR), Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Pilot Project, Direct On-Scene Education (DOSE) initiative, an update on Zika, Baby box project for safe sleep, and an update on the Midwest AIDS Training & Education Center (MATEC) one test, two lives.

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 25, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

*All handouts will be available  only electronically and will be made available two days before the conference**


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