School Health Conference 2017

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

The Palace at Somerset Park

333 Davidson Ave, Somerset, New Jersey

7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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6:45 – 8:45 AM                   Registration & Exhibitor Showcase

7:00 – 9:00 AM                   MOC Part 2 Session

Good4Growth – Steven Kairys, MD, MPH, FAAP

Food Insecurity – Shilpa Pai, MD, FAAP

9:05 – 9:15 AM                   Welcome

9:15 -9:45 AM                    Smack Down New Jersey’ Opioid Crisis – Diane Calello, MD, FAAP

9:45 – 10:15 AM                Getting Along to Go Along: Schools & Outside Health Services – Colleen Kraft, MD, FAAP

10:15 – 10:45 AM              Exhibitor Break

10:45 – 11:15 AM              Ask the Experts

11:20 – 12:20 PM              Workshop 1

12:30 – 1:40 PM                Lunch & Exhibitor Showcase

1:40 – 2:10 PM                   What’s the Bug? Tell Me What’s a Happening in Infectious Disease – Margaret ‘Meg’ Fisher, MD, FAAP

2:10 – 2:40 PM                   The In-Alienable Rights of Immigrant and Undocumented School-Aged Children – Lori Nessel, Esq.

2:40 – 3:10 PM                   Ask the Experts

3:15 – 4:15 PM                   Workshop 2

4:15 – 4:30 PM                   Adjournment / Online Evaluation


Workshop Description –

Narcan or Narcan’t: The Nontroversy – Marc Dreier, MD

This workshop is intended to educate healthcare professionals in the community on naloxone/Narcan administration for those individuals that are suspected of opioid overdose in their schools and communities.

Thinking Outside the Bubble: The Immunosuppressed Child – Nandini Moorthy, MD, MBBS, MS, FAAP

This workshop is intended to define common immunodeficiency diseases among school-aged children; discuss special considerations in the school setting such as susceptibility, absenteeism, vaccinations, and emotional/social issues.

We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: Emerging School Health Issues – Wayne Yankus, MD, FAAP & David Nash, Esq.

This workshop will provide information on existing code and statues that affect schools and their administrations; implementation and discussion of transgender best practices, home instruction rules/changes, immunization issues, and nurse practice in schools. It will also be an annual review of legal forms, special education requests and medical record guardianship.  At a time when administrations are working to reduce staff with cross coverage, we will discuss the code and statues dealing with certified school nurses.

Incorporating Simple Sports Nutrition Techniques Into School Health Programs – Natalie Rizzo, MS, RD

This workshop is intended to provide information on the basic how to principles of sports nutrition with their students; implement a hydration plan for students; understand ergogenic aids (sports drinks, protein shakes, energy drinks) and if they are appropriate in a child population; and discuss the effectiveness of chocolate milk as a refueling beverage.

Hookie for the Rookie: Chronic Absenteeism in Schools – David Krauss, PhD, & Peter Chen, JD, & Adelina Giannetti, MEd, MA

This workshop is intended to define chronic absenteeism and how prevalent it is in New Jersey; provide an understanding on why children are absent and examine the role on how the school and health professionals play an important role in improving attendance rates in schools

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