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 Health Care Providers       

September 30,  New for Dental Hygienists - Trends in Oral Health Care

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: Wednesday, 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.
Location: University Center, Carter Hall
Registration Fee: $105, $15 for undergraduate students, and $50 for graduate students until September 16; thereafter $125, $35 for undergraduate students, and $70 for graduate students

Contact Hours: 7.0 for nurses
Course No. HPR809

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September 30,  New for Dental HygienistsTrends in Oral Health Care

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. HPR882
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!”.

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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 presentations 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. Dr. Jodi Berndt, PhD, RN, CCRN, PCCN, CNE, will provide the keynote and morning plenary.  Dr. Berndt, an Assistant Professor with the College of St. Benedict/St. Johns, St. Joseph, MN, has spoken nationally and researched the use of innovative pedagogies to engage learners and clinical teaching effectiveness.  The afternoon will include six 20-minute juried oral presentations, a juried poster session, and a closing provided by Dr. Ryan Butler.  Dr. Butler, an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Southern Indiana, has researched and implemented the use of Interprofessional Education in an effort to prepare students to practice as part of a collaborative team while improving health care delivery.

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

Date & Time: Wednesday, October 18, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: University Center, Carter Hall
Registration Fee: $105, $15 undergraduate students, $50 graduate students if paying by October 4; thereafter $125, $35 undergraduate students, $65 graduate students
Contact Hours: 6 for nurses and for the following professionals licensed in Indiana: social workers, health facility administrators, occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants and dental professionals
Course Number: HPR800

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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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