Friday, October 25, 2019 at 12:30 PM CDT
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 5:15 PM CDT

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NIU-Hoffman Estates Conference Center 
5555 Trillium Blvd
Hoffman Estates, IL 60192

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Kristy Dugan 
Illinois Association of School Nurses 

IASN 62nd Annual Conference
New Trends in School Nursing:
Changing Practices to Meet our Students' Needs

The Illinois Association of School Nurses welcomes all nurses who work in schools and other related settings to their upcoming 62nd Annual Conference. Join school nurses from across Illinois and beyond on October 25th and 26th at the NIU Center in Hoffman Estates.

Learning Outcome:

Participants will describe with detail how he or she will integrate at least one concept or practice strategy into their daily care.-- Participants will change practice to integrate evidence- based tools and information that will support resiliency, health, and well- being among youth.

  • The Illinois Association of School Nurses is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the  Ohio Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91). 

  • This conference activity awards 8.5 contact hours for Friday & Saturday. An additional 3.0 contact hours will be awarded for attendance at the two Preconference Sessions. Requirements for receiving the certificate of completion are: attendance for all learning sessions and submission of a post-activity evaluation online.

Disclosures: No conflict of interest is present on the part of the planning team. Speaker disclosures will be made at the time of the individual presentations.

Keynote Address

Katie Duke MSN, ACNP-BC
Elevating Your Voice:  Empowerment and Representation in School Nursing 

Katie Duke is Board Certified Acute Care Nurse Practitioner with 15+ years experience in Nursing. In addition to her full-time career as an NP, she is also an editorial contributor, public speaker, mentor, social media influencer, and founder of the “Duke It Up Event” which is a lifestyle and career empowerment workshop. Katie is a brand spokesperson for Cherokee Uniforms, maintains a full-time social media influencer career, is a key contributor to Scrubs Magazine, and has been featured in global women’s empowerment media campaigns. Over the last three years, she has grown her social media platforms to over 150,000 followers and has transitioned to a secondary source of income with contracted brand partnerships and campaigns.

Registration Fees
IASN Members  $139.00 Early Bird (by 9/30) $160.00 (After 9/30) 
Non Members   $185.00


Interested in being a sponsor or an exhibitor?  

All exhibitors are encouraged to register with IASN as soon as possible.  Space is limited.  Registration deadline is Friday, October 4, 2019.


Conference Agenda

Friday, October 25, 2019

9:30 am - 12:00 pm Board Meeting
12:30 pm -2:00 pm  Preconference -
Managing Anxiety: A School-Based Toolkit – Annie Arnold LCPC and Amanda Norris MA
2:15 pm - 3:45 pm    Preconference - The Role of Schools in Preventing Suicide – Todd Bergmann PhD and Amanda Norris MA
4:00 pm Conference Registration Opens
5:00 pm Annual Meeting/Dinner
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Vaping and Teens: What’s Behind the Smoke? - Matt Quinn LCPC, CADC
7:30 pm - 9:00 pm Poster Presentation and Welcome Reception

Saturday, October 26, 2019

8:00 am - 9:00 am  Check-in
8:05 am  Exhibit Hall Ribbon Cutting
                Be sure to stop by for a photo-op at our new IASN Step and Repeat Area
9:00 am - 10:00 am Keynote Katie Duke ACNP-BC & Welcome Coffee
10:05 am - 10:45 am  Ignite Presentations

  • Safe Lifting in School
  • The Glucagon Bill
  • Taking Diabetes to School
  • Asthma Inhaler Techniques
  • Every Student Counts!  - Using Data to Influence Policy and Practice

11:00 am - 12:30 pm Recognition Lunch
12:30 pm -2:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

  • Track A:  Gender 101 - Hadeis Safi
  • Track B:  Stop the Bleed Training - Mary Connelley BSN, RN

2:00 pm - 2:15 pm Break
2:15 pm - 3:15 pm  The Illinois Nurse Practice Act: Implications for School Nurse Delegation
3:30-5:00 pm Concurrent Sessions

  • Track C:  Adolescent Brain - Rachel Caskey, MD, MaPP
  • Track D:  Marijuana in Schools - MaryAnn T. Strawhacker MPH, BSN, RN
5:00 pm-5:15 pm  Adjournment & Evaluation
The Role of Schools in Preventing Suicide – Todd Bergmann PhD and Amanda Norris MA

Hotel Information

A block of rooms has been reserved at The Hilton Garden Inn 2425 Barrington Road Hoffman Estates Illinois - A special conference rate is $99.00 a night 

*Shuttle service has been arranged to transport to and from the conference venue Friday evening

Registrants may book by calling 847-277-7889 and asking for reservations(be sure to mention Illinois Association of Nurse group code IAON19).  You may also book online by visiting http://bit.ly/IASN2019Hotel