School Nurse Organization of Idaho

School Nurses: Advocates for 21st Century Student Health

Idaho Capital Mall, Joe R. Williams Building
700 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83702

Monday, July 23, 2018 at 8:30am MT - Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 4:30pm MT
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700 W. State Street, Boise, ID 83702


CE Credits

This event offers 1.0 CEU credit to attendees.

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Additional Information

The 2018 Annual SNOI Conference will be held in Boise, ID July 23-24, 2018.  

Conference Agenda will be available soon. 

Credit is available through Northwest Nazarene University Professional Development, please see the attached flyer.  You have to register for credit through NNU and it is seperate from the SNOI registration.

The hotel is within walking distance of the conference.

Rooms can be reserved through The Grove Hotel please click on the link to reserve now:

Event Agenda

School Nurses: Advocates for 21st Century Student Health

Event Agenda

Monday, July 23, 2018 at 8:30am MT - Tuesday, July 24, 2018 at 4:30pm MT

All times listed in Mountain Time (US & Canada).
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Monday, July 23, 2018

  • 8:30am - 10:30am

    Hope Conquers ACEs: What's Predictable is Preventable

    Roger Sherman Roger Sherman is the Executive Director of the Idaho Children's Trust Fund, which is also the state affiliate of Prevent Child Abuse America. Under Roger's leadership, the Trust has greatly expanded its efforts to prevent child sexual abuse, introduced new ways of preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome, and engaged educators and others around trauma informed care and strengthening families. He has worked with schools and other organizations statewide in his current role and previously as a community organizer from 1979-2007. Roger was named the 2017 Child Advocate of the Year as the recipient of the Jerry Hirschfeld Special Achievement Award by the Idaho Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Roger is married and has three daughters.

    Across Idaho, interest in learning to combat the effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) is growing. While it is important to understand that child abuse, neglect and serious family dysfunction can cause toxic stress and are responsible for significant health problems, it is even more important to understand what we can do to prevent or mitigate the impact of ACEs. This presentation will explore both the prevalence of ACEs in Idaho and across the nation, and how Healthy Outcomes from Positive Experiences (HOPE) can be achieved through building resiliency and other protective factors.

    Sponsored by Blue Cross of Idaho Foundation

  • 10:30am - 11:00am

    Physical Activity Break hosted by Dairy West

    Idaho Dairy Council

    Learn some quick self care activities that you can implement into your daily routine. (5 minutes)
    Break and visit vendors.

  • 11:00am - 11:30am

    Counseling Resources

    Anselme Sadiki, Executive Director Children's Home Society of Idaho Anselme Sadiki is the Executive Director of Children’s Home Society of Idaho. He joined the Children’s Home Society since April 2016 soon after he and his wife and daughter moved to Boise from New York. The 110 years old organization operates the Warm Springs Counselling Centre which provides mental and behavioural healthcare services to children. Prior to joining the Children’s Home, Anselme worked with United Nations Development Programme for 12 years in various countries as an economic and political development advisor. Mr. Sadiki holds a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University and bachelor’s degree in social work from Idaho State University.

  • 11:30am - 12:15pm

    PERSI Choice 401(k) Plan

    Ali Belden, Ali Belden is a Retirement Plan Counselor with Empower Retirement, who has been helping PERSI members become retirement ready since 2015.

    Find information about your supplemental 401k plan, how to enroll, and start saving for your retirement future!

  • 12:15pm - 1:00pm

    Lunch - Provided

  • 1:00pm - 1:30pm

    You are the Key to HPV Cancer Prevention

    Megan Keating, MS Megan Keating, M.S. is the Idaho Health Systems Manager for Primary Care at the American Cancer Society (ACS). She has over ten years of public health experience working on various public health topics including immunizations, environmental health and cancer prevention. Majority of Megan’s career has been working for the Idaho Division of Public Health at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Megan joined the American Cancer Society in the fall of 2017.

    HPV associated cancers, the HPV vaccine and how to talk to parents who are hesitant about vaccinating against HPV.

  • 1:30pm - 2:00pm

    2018 Idaho School Immunization Update

    Jen Liposchak, Idaho Immunization Program Jen Liposchak is the Immunization Outreach Coordinator for the Idaho Immunization Program under the Division of Public Health at the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. Prior to that, she worked as a Senior Health Education Specialist for Public Health-Idaho North Central District in adolescent pregnancy prevention and tobacco cessation, prevention and control. Jen has been with the Idaho Immunization Program since March 2018 and serves as the program’s primary coordinator for school and childcare immunization requirements.

    The 2018 School Immunization Update will provide a review of Idaho’s latest school immunization data, along with a look at possible changes coming to IDAPA 16.02.15.

  • 2:00pm - 2:30pm

    Getting Involved & Making a Difference

    Karen, Sharpnack, Idaho Immunization Coalition and Kaylee Moretto Karen Sharpnack is the Executive Director of the Idaho Immunization Coalition (IIC), a statewide non-profit organization. Karen has over 30 years’ experience working at a variety of non-profit organizations throughout the U.S. fighting for children and families rights to have healthy opportunities and choices for quality of life experiences. Kaylee Moretto is Patient Care Vice President and third year Doctor of Pharmacy Student at Idaho State University College of Pharmacy

    Get Immunized, Idaho, Catapulting into Adulting, and Summit 2018 Opportunity

  • 2:30pm - 3:00pm

    Physical Activity Break hosted by Dairy West

    Idaho Dairy Council

    Learn some quick self care activities that you can implement into your daily routine. (5 minutes)
    Break and visit vendors.

  • 3:00pm - 3:45pm

    Pharynigitis Best Practices

    Dr. Patterson

  • 3:45pm - 4:00pm

    Physical Activity Break hosted by Dairy West

    Learn some quick self care activities that you can implement into your daily routine. (5 minutes)
    Break and visit vendors.

  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm

    Shriner Hospital Services

    Garland A. Risner Mr. Risner grew up in the Treasure Valley and attended the Meridian schools until graduating from Meridian High School. He went on to study business at Boise State University and after working his way through college, received a B.B.A. in Finance in 1989. He helped his father start Powertune Inc. in 1988 in Nampa and later went on to begin his professional career with the Trust Department of West One Bank in 1992. He has spent the past 26 years in the investment management industry and currently serves as President of Paradigm Wealth Services Inc. a Registered Investment Advisor firm in Meridian, ID. Garland joined El Korah Shrine in 1996 and has been very active with the Shriners throughout his time as a member. He is on the board of directors of El Korah and his current title is Chief Rabban, "1st Vice President" and is scheduled to become Potentate in 2019. He has served in numerous leadership position at El Korah and chaired numerous committees. He is one of the founding Chairmen of the El Korah Sportsmans Classic, an annual sportsman's raffle and auction. Garland has also served numerous times as Membership Committee Chairman. Throughout his tenure he has served in a number of capacities with the Sand Duners unit, who have the little blue buggies and also host the annual screening clinic in the Treasure Valley. He and his wife Sue are long time active participants with the event. Sue has managed the exit interviews with the prospective patients and their families for nearly 20 years. Garland is currently under consideration for a Board of Governors position as the Salt Lake City Shriners Hospital for Children.

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

  • 8:30am - 10:30am

    Gender Dysphoria

    Dr. Johanna Olson-Kennedy, Medical Director, The Center for Transyouth Health and Development Children's Hospital Los Angeles

    This workshop will start with the basic concepts of gender work, including language, the different domains of psychosexual self, gender development in gender non-conforming children and transgender adolescents. Dr. Olson-Kennedy will review the medical interventions available for youth and cover some of the many ways that gender dysphoria might present itself from early childhood to early adulthood. Case reports will highlight features discussed in the lecture portion. Dr. Olson-Kennedy will review the DSM diagnostic criteria for a diagnosis of gender dysporia in childhood and adolescence, followed by Aydin Olson-Kennedy discussing how gender dysphorya might present itself in other ways beyond those outlined in the DSM. The second half of the workshop will dive deeper into the nuances of gender dysphoria, starting with an interactive experience that highlights it's impact on the lives of transgender youth. Trajectories of trans youth development will be presented and highlighted with case examples. Dr. Olson-Kennedy will review common symptoms of gender dysphoria, and lead a conversation about how they are overlapping with menatl health diagnoses. Recent data collected about the positive impact of chest surgery on trans masculine monors and young adults will be presented. Aydin Olson-Kennedy will wrap up the discussion with tools to help providers communicate more effectively with the youth in their lives experiencing gender dysphoria.

    Sponsored by: Idaho Department of Health and Welfare

  • 10:30am - 11:00am

    Physical Activity Break hosted by Dairy West

    Idaho Dairy Council

    Learn some quick self care activities that you can implement into your daily routine. (5 minutes)
    Break and visit vendors.

  • 11:00am - 11:45am

    Anaphylaxis and Epi Pens in Schools

    Leanne Bullemore, RN, SNOI President, School Nurse Coeur d' Alene School District Leanne Bullamore has been a registered nurse for over 12 years. A graduate from Washington State University, Leanne has enjoyed practicing as a School Nurse for the Coeur d’Alene School District for three years. She says entering the world of School Nursing has opened a myriad of community networking opportunities and propelled her professional career exponentially! She is also a CPR and First Aid Instructor for local businesses and school districts in Washington State. Prior to School Nursing, Leanne worked as an advanced care and telemetry nurse at Providence Holy Family Hospital and also has experience in orthopedic, medical-surgical nursing and long-term care. With 23 years experience in the healthcare field, she has worked in private practice, healthcare clinics and hospitals as a licensed practical nurse, phlebotomist, office manager and medical and dental billing and coding specialist. Leanne is actively involved in ministry at her church and in her spare time she enjoys the outdoors during all seasons, including backpacking, water sports and cross-country skiing. She’s the mother of two adult children and eagerly expecting her first grand baby in February!

    Leanne will discuss Allergy and Epi-Pen information that she learned at the Asthma and Allergy Conference.

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    SNOI Business Meeting - Working lunch

    Lunch will be provided

  • 1:00pm - 3:00pm

    Suicide Prevention

    Kim Kane, MPA, Suicide Prevention Program Department of Health and Welfare Kim Kane, MPA has worked in the field of suicide prevention in Idaho for 14 years. She is currently the Program Manager for the Suicide Prevention Program in the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare’s Division of Public Health. Before coming to IDHW, Ms. Kane was the Program Director for the Idaho Lives Project, which focused on preventing youth suicide. She is a member and co-founder of the Idaho Governor’s Council on Suicide Prevention and the former Executive Director of the Suicide Prevention Action Network of Idaho (SPAN Idaho). Ms. Kane is an experienced suicide prevention trainer. She is a certified trainer with the Sources of Strength youth wellness program and former trainer for the QPR (Question, Persuade & Refer) suicide prevention program, and has developed her own evidence-informed suicide prevention training. She also is trained in the Certified Psychological Autopsy Program from the American Association of Suicidology. Ms. Kane’s bachelor’s and a master’s degree in public administration are both from Kansas State University. She lives in her hometown of Boise.

  • 3:15pm - 3:30pm

    Physical Activity Break hosted by Dairy West

    Idaho Dairy Council

    Learn some quick self care activities that you can implement into your daily routine. (5 minutes)
    Break and visit vendors.

  • 3:30pm - 4:00pm

    NASN Updates

    Nina Fekaris, MS, BSN, RN, NCSN President National Association of School Nurses

  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm

    Conference Wrap Up

    Marcia Watt, RN, BSN, NCSN, SNOI President - Elect

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