University of Southern Indiana

Spring Programs

Spring 2016

January 27, 3rd Annual Health Informatics Tri-State Summit (HITS)

March 7-11, SANE Training

March 12 & 13, Healing Touch Workshops                                   

April 6, 13th Annual Nursing Leadership                                                           

April 13, 20th Annual Research and Healthcare Issues Conference                      

May 4, 22nd Annual Midwest Care Coordination Conference

May 6, 18th Annual Advanced Practice Nursing Symposium

May 18, 19 & 20, 33rd Annual Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies (IADS) 


The 22nd Annual Midwest Care Coordination Conference is for a variety of healthcare professionals from case managers, navigators, nurses, social workers and anyone involved in the transition and coordination of care. The day will open with Susan Davis, RN, MPH, CCM, the managing director for Evolent Health, working with local accountable care organization (ACO) markets to improve the health of the community. Ms. Davis has more than 30 years of nursing experience and has served in healthcare leadership roles in several organizations. She is active in national case management organizations. Ms. Davis will discuss value based care and how it affects general care coordination and case management, changes in reimbursement with different ACO models, specific strategies of ACOs, and patient and provider stories of how this model is working around the country. Ms. Davis will provide a concurrent session on post-acute care and how providers are being brought into the value-based care arena by ACOs. Other concurrent sessions will focus on Medicare and Medicaid, behavioral health programs, dental resources prevention of COPD readmissions, ethics, care coordination, and how nutrition impacts overall health. Closing session will be provided by Barb Bancroft RN, MSN, PNP, a widely acclaimed national heath and humor speaker, noted for her entertaining delivery. Joint Provider is Tri-State Case Manager’s Network.

Date & Time: Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Location: University Center, Carter Hall
Registration Fee: $105, $50 for graduate students, and $15 for undergraduate students until April 21; thereafter $125; $70 for graduate students; and $25 for undergraduate students. Includes lunch & refreshments.
Contact Hours: 6.0
Course Number: HPR895

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This annual symposium will focus on topics of interests to advanced practice nurses in ambulatory and acute care settings.  Back by popular demand, Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, APRN, FNP, FAANP, will present four plenary session  on topics including  clinical pearls  of  practice, latest treatment  options for depression and  anxiety, prescribing safely and  avoiding malpractice and coding  and  reimbursement. Wendy is an adult and family nurse practitioner and the owner of two nurse practitioner owned and operated clinics within New Hampshire named: Wright & Associates Family Healthcare @ Amherst and @ Concord. In addition, she is a Partner with Partners in Healthcare Education, a medical education company. She is the Past President of NPACE and the Senior lecturer for Fitzgerald Health Education Associates.

Participants may choose from six additional concurrent sessions including topics on pharmacology update for diabetes Type 2, assessing for substance abuse disorders, keeping long-term patients out of the hospital, managing eye emergencies and two sessions from integrative functional medicine specialist, Kay Corpus, MD, on natural methods of managing hormones throughout the life span and using food as medicine for relief of chronic  pain. This program is jointly provided with the Coalition of Advanced Practice Nurses (CAPNI) Region 4. For information regarding CAPNI membership, go to

Date & Time: Friday, May 6, 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Location: University Center, Carter Hall
Registration Fee: $105, $85 for CAPNI Region 4 members, $20 for undergraduate students and $50 for graduate students, if registering by April 22; thereafter, $120, $100 for CAPNI Region 4 members, $35 for undergraduate students and $65 for graduate students
Contact Hours: 6.5 for nurses and Indiana health facility administrators
Course Number: HPR809

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For CAPNI Member Registration please call 812-464-1989 to register at the discounted rate of $85 by April 22; thereafter $100

33rd ANNUAL INSTITUTE FOR ALCOHOL AND DRUG STUDIES                                    

New this year, the annual Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies (IADS) expands to 2 ½ days focusing on current, effective alcohol and drug treatment. This inter-professional conference provides practical tools and ground-breaking information related to successful intervention, rehabilitation, and treatment.

 The first day morning plenary and optional afternoon sessions feature, Mark Sanders, LCSW, CADC, an international speaker in the behavioral health field whose presentations have reached thousands throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean Islands. He is co-author of Recovery Management and author of Relationship Detox: How to Have Healthy Relationships in Recovery. He has had two stories published in the New York Times best-selling book series, Chicken Soup for the Soul. His most recent book is entitled, Slipping through the Cracks: Intervention Strategies for Clients with Multiple Addictions and Disorders. He is a lecturer at the University of Chicago.

 Cardwell C. Nuckols, PhD, described as “one of the most influential clinical and spiritual trainers in North America,” will provide the second day morning plenary and two optional afternoon presentations, as well as, the third half -day presentation. He has served the behavioral medicine field for over 35 years and for the last 20 years is considered one of the leading experts in the world on addiction and recovery.

 Dr. Nuckols’ formal educational background is diverse. He has undertaken formal studies in the areas of chemistry, pharmacology, neurobiology, education and psychology, as well as, a personal interest in the area of nonlinear physics. His personal spiritual path has involved studies into various spiritual traditions including Buddhism, Hinduism and early Christian contemplative practice.

 Dr. Nuckols is widely published, having authored more than 60 journal articles, 30 books and workbooks, 50 DVDs, CDs and videos, and 25 audiotape series. In the spring of 2014, he released a book entitled Realizing Christ Consciousness: Finding Freedom through Illumination. Best sellers include The Ego-Less SELF: Achieving Peace and Tranquility Beyond All Understanding; his first book Cocaine:  Dependency to Recovery; the booklets: Quitting Heroin, Quitting Alcohol and Quitting Marijuana (Hazelden).

Additional concurrent sessions will provide information on trends in use of illegal substances, ethics, HIV/AIDS and other topics of current interest.

Gene Nance Professional Conference Attendance Fee Fund

Financial assistance in the form of fully paid conference registrations will be awarded to first time attendees to the Institute for Alcohol and Drug Studies, based on financial need of the applicant and amount of funds available from  the Gene Nance Professional Conference Attendance Fee Fund.  To be considered for the award, submit: (a) a letter of request that explains why you want to attend, how it would benefit you professionally, an overview of your need for financial assistance; and (b) a letter of reference from a professional colleague or supervisor. Send both documents, to Jennifer Hertel at by May 1, 2016. For questions, call Jennifer at 812-461-5463.

Date & Time: Wednesday & Thursday, May 18 & 19, 8 am to 5 pm; Friday, May 20, 8 am to 11:45 a.m.

Location: Health Professions Center

Registration Fee: $134 for Wednesday or Thursday only and $75 for Friday only, $315 for all three days, $60 for students for Wednesday or Thursday only and $35 for Friday, $140 for students for all three  days, if  registering  by May 4; thereafter, fees are increased by $15 per day. (Includes lunch on day one and two, breaks, and CE certificate)

Contact Hours: Application for continuing education submitted to IAAP, IAODAPCA, ICAADA,NAADAC, NASW, Kentucky Board of Certification of Alcohol and Drug Counselors, KentuckyBoard of Examiners of Psychology, nursing, and Indiana health facility administrator.

Contact Hours: Up to 14.5 for Wednesday and Thursday, 3.5 for Friday
Course Number: HPR890

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