2015 Conference Schedule – Atlanta, GA


Thursday, April 30th Foundation in I/DD Nursing Program

8:00 – 5:00 Overview of I/DD Nursing and Developmental Syndromes – Terry Broda, RN, CDDN OR Delegation Decisions in the I/DD World – Kathleen, Keating, MSN, RN

Friday, May 1st Pre-Conference Education Program

8:00 – 5:00 Start Slow – Finish Strong: Providing Comprehensive Support for the Person with I/DD with Mental Health Challenges – Dr. Ruth Ryan-Myers, MD

Saturday, May 2nd – Conference Day 1

8:30 – 10:00 When a Bruise is Not a Bruise: Forensic Wound Identification – Documentation of Possible Abuse and Neglect – Part 1 – Dr. Daniel Sheridan, PhD, RN, FAAN
10:30 – 12:00 When a Bruise is Not a Bruise: Part 2 – Dr. Daniel Sheridan, PhD, RN, FAAN
1:30 – 3:00 The Stories Behind the Syndromes – Karen Finck, RN, CDDN
3:30 – 5:00 Breaking the Cycle of Environmental Health Disparities – Dr. Leslie Rubin, MD

Sunday, May 3rd – Conference Day 2

8:30 – 10:00 What’s New? Down to the Nitty Gritty: New Medications and Therapies for 2014 – Nannette Wroebel, RPh

 

Sunday Breakout Sessions – Select one session for each time slot.

TRACK

Track 1
Administrative Leadership

Track 2
Clinical Focus

Track 3
Psycho-Social Support

10:30 – 12:00 Building a Culture of Excellence with I/DD – Sandy Fornier, RN, CDDN and Chris Gadbois, RN, CDDN Reconsidering ECT as a Treatment of Choice for Persons with IDD – Dr. Saeed Salehinia, MD Anxiety Disorder in Persons with I/DD: A Complex Issue – Karen Finck, RN, CDDN
1:30 – 3:00 The Annual Survey: Thriving – Not just surviving! – Virginia Mehan, PhD, RN, CDDN Nursing Triage for Persons with I/DD ** Part 1 ** – Dr. Charles Potts, MD Anger Management: Effective De-Escalation for the Person with I/DD – Joni Jones, RN, CDDN, Certified MH Nurse
3:30 – 5:00 Documentation: Are we Nursing the Chart or the Patient? – Paige H. Platten, RN, BSN, JD, Nursing Triage for Persons with I/DD ** Part 2 ** – Dr. Charles Potts, MD A New Phenomena: Supporting Choice for the Aging Individual with I/DD – Adam Pomeranz, LPC, MBA

Monday, May 4th – Conference Day 3

8:30 – 10:00 Hormonal Chaos! ** Part 1 ** Barb Bancroft, MSN, RN
10:30 – 12:00 Hormonal Chaos! ** Part 2 ** Barb Bancroft, MSN, RN
12:30 Certification Examination – Register/Check-In
1:00 – 3:00 CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION offered.