Continuing Professional Development
USF Health Professions Conferencing Corporation (USF HPCC)
   

 

 

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Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN
Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health

Dean, USF College of Nursing

 

 

 

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2012 Conference Highlights

 

“The poster presentations afforded a lot of time to really meet and learn about other’s research.  The CAMLS tour was something to write home about!  I also liked the 20 minute format for each speaker, and I have recommended this to other nursing groups that conduct seminars.”

“Professional and well executed conference.”

“The research studies were enlightening, added to the evidence of what we do in the clinical setting, and explained some of the hot topics in veterans’ healthcare.”

“Presentations provided new ideas for clinicians.”


 

 

Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, August 9, 2013

 

Click HERE for abstract guidelines.

 

Click HERE to submit your abstract.


Course Description

 

MAIN CONFERENCE

The purpose of this national annual conference, JOINING FORCES TO RESTORE LIVES: Nursing Education and Research in Veterans Health, is to support a comprehensive national initiative to include education about issues specific to veteran’s health and advances in research into the nursing curriculum to better prepare nurses to care for military veterans and their families.

 

The dynamic role of nursing professionals spanning nursing executives, scientists, researchers, educators, advanced practice nurses and registered nurses will engage in an educational forum specifically designed to provide current relevant core content to support veterans returning from war or deployment which face a variety of physical and psychological health care needs including: traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, suicidal ideation, homelessness, sexual trauma and substance abuse.

 

PRE-CONFERENCE

In addition, the Pre-Conference course Transforming Tragedy: Finding Growth Following Life’s Traumas will be held on Sunday, October 20th, which summarizes the causes and treatment of adverse reactions to traumatic events in directly applicable ways.  This knowledge adds novel applications to treatment that can be used immediately in one’s clinical care with trauma survivors, such as returning veterans, community survivors of traumatic events, including rape, physical assault, community disasters and the other tragic events that occur in the lives of our patients.

 

 

Course Description

 

This conference is designed to meet the educational needs of a targeted audience spanning:

  • Global nursing executives
  • Scientists
  • Faculty
  • Researchers
  • Educators
  • Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Registered Nurses
  • Psychologists
  • Social Workers

 

Course Description

 

MAIN CONFERENCE

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Describe the physical and psychological health issues of military veterans and their families
  • Discover national pioneering research in including best practices for new treatments, behavioral health and nurse scientists as leaders in veteran’s health
  • Identify best available evidenced based practice curriculum to integrate veteran’s health into curricula at the undergraduate and graduate levels of nursing education
  • Identify and examine current, relevant and focused nursing research available to integrate new knowledge of veterans health into current professional nursing practice
  • Assess the role of the professional nurse in supporting veterans’ health, education and research

PRE-CONFERENCE

Upon completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Gain an understanding of the common features in current evidenced based psychological treatments for post traumatic disorders
  • Integrate findings from resilience and post traumatic growth literature into practical treatment considerations
  • Learn how to provide personal narrative interventions in a flexible, evidence influenced fashion
  • Gain practical application of relaxation and mindfulness techniques
  • Apply common elements of cognitive changes and exposure based treatment in a personalized, flexible   fashion while remaining true to current evidenced treatments

 

Course Description

 

MAIN CONFERENCE

NURSES:
USF Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

A maximum of 6.5 contact hours may be earned by learners who successfully complete this continuing nursing education activity.

 
 PSYCHOLOGISTS:
USF Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. USF Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is approved for 6.5 CE credits.  Full attendance to the conference is required. Partial credit will not be awarded.

FLORIDA LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS, LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS:
USF Health is an approved provider (BAP#433 – Exp. 3/31/15) of continuing education credits for clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, and mental health counseling. This program has been reviewed and approved for up to 7.75, 50-minute contact hours.

 

PRE-CONFERENCE

NURSES:
USF Health is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

A maximum of 4.0 contact hours may be earned by learners who successfully complete this continuing nursing education activity.

 
 PSYCHOLOGISTS:
USF Health is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. USF Health maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This activity is approved for 4.0 CE credits.  Full attendance to the conference is required. Partial credit will not be awarded.

FLORIDA LICENSED CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKERS, LICENSED MARRIAGE AND FAMILY THERAPISTS, LICENSED MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS:
USF Health is an approved provider (BAP#433 – Exp. 3/31/15) of continuing education credits for clinical social work, marriage and family therapy, and mental health counseling. This program has been reviewed and approved for up to 4.75, 50-minute contact hours.

 

Course Description


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JOINING FORCES TO RESTORE LIVES
Nursing Education and Research in Veterans Health

 

Pre-Conference
Transforming Tragedy: Finding Growth Following Life’s Traumas

 

October 20-21, 2013


Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation
Tampa, FL


Activity Code: LS20133141150
Contact Hours: 10.5


            Purpose: The purpose of this national annual conference is to support a comprehensive national initiative
to include education about issues specific to veteran’s health and advances in research into the
nursing curriculum to better prepare nurses to care for military veterans and their families.


AGENDA

Sunday, October 20, 2013 Pre-Conference


Time

Contact Hours

Session Number and Title

12:00pm to 4:00pm

4.0 CH

Pre-Conference
Transforming Tragedy: Finding Growth Following Life’s Traumas
Edward J. Hickling, PsyD

Monday, October 21, 2013 Main Conference


Time

Contact Hours

Session Number and Title

7:00am to 8:00am

Registration/Breakfast

8:00am to 8:20am

 

Welcome and Introduction
Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN
Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health

Dean, College of Nursing, University of South Florida

8:20am to 9:00am

0.5 CH

001: Keynote Address
Lieutenant General Martin R. Steele
United States Marine Corps (Retired)
Associate Vice President for Veterans Research University of South Florida
Executive Director of Military Partnerships, USF World

9:00am to 10:15am

1.25 CH

002: Concurrent Session – Oral Presentations

Track A – Education: Innovative Strategies for Integrating Military and Veteran Health into Nursing Curricula

Track B – Research: Gender and Minority Issues in Military and Veteran Health Research

10:15am to 10:30am

BREAK

10:30am to 12:00am

1.5 CH

003: Concurrent Session – Oral Presentations

Track A – Education: Best Practices in Teaching Military and Veteran’s Health

Track B – Research: Mental and Behavioral Health of Active Military and Veterans

12:00pm to 1:00pm

LUNCH

1:00pm to 2:00pm

1.0 CH

004: Plenary Session

2:00pm to 2:45pm

0.75 CH

005: Poster Presentation/Break

2:45am to 4:15am

1.5 CH

006: Concurrent Session – Oral Presentations

Track A – Education: Hot Topics in Military and Veteran Health Education

Track B – Research: Hot Topics in Military and Veteran Health Research

4:15pm to 4:45pm

 

Summary/Evaluations/Closing Remarks


Faculty

Keynote Speaker

Lieutenant General Martin R. Steele

United States Marine Corps (Retired)
Military Partnerships, USF World

Complete Biography


Lieutenant General Martin R. Steele

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and raised in Fayetteville, Arkansas, Lieutenant General Martin R. Steele enlisted in the Marine Corps in January 1965.  He rose from private to three-star general, serving three tours of duty on two continents, with a tenure as the longest serving Chief Operating Officer in the history of the Marine Corps.  He culminated his military career as the Deputy Chief of Staff for Plans, Policies, and Operations at Headquarters, US Marine Corps, in Washington, DC in August of 1999.  General Steele has broad experience in establishing and managing cutting edge strategic policies and programs.  A decorated combat veteran with 34-1/2 years of service, he is a recognized expert in the integration of all elements of national power (diplomatic, economic, informational, and military) with strategic military war plans and has served as an executive strategic planner/policy director in multiple theaters across Asia.  His extraordinary career was chronicled as one of three principles in the award winning military biography Boys of ’67 by Charles Jones.


Upon his retirement from active duty in 1999, he served as President & CEO of the Intrepid Sea-Air-Space Museum, the largest naval museum in the world.  Under his leadership, they adopted the mission statement of “Honor our heroes, educate the public, and inspire our youth about the price of freedom”.  This creative branding strategy resonated with all audiences and was the early catalyst for the transformation of the Intrepid from just another New York City destination location to the near icon status it enjoys today among educators, historians, international visitors, and military veterans.  Shortly after the attacks on September 11, 2001, General Steele invited the FBI to use the Intrepid to conduct their investigations.  Within 48 hours, Intrepid was once again in service as the temporary headquarters for over 750 FBI agents.

 


USF College of Nursing Leadership

Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN

 

Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN

Senior Associate Vice President, USF Health

Dean, USF College of Nursing

Constance G. Visovsky, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC

 

Constance G. Visovsky, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC

Associate Professor, USF College of Nursing
Associate Dean Student Affairs and Community Engagement, USF College of Nursing


Cindy L. Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN

 

Cindy L. Munro, PhD, RN, ANP-BC, FAAN

Professor, USF College of Nursing
Associate Dean Research and Innovation, USF College of Nursing



Pre-Conference Speaker

Dianne Morrison-Beedy, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN

 

Edward J. Hickling, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist

Capital Psychological Associates

 



Course Description


>>>Register Early – Limited Space Available<<<

 

Click Here to Register!

 

Online Registration for the 2013 Joining Forces to Restore Lives Conference will close at 5:00 pm EST on Monday, October 11, 2013.

After this time, you may register on-site.

 

 

Registration Fees

Until 9/06/13

After 9/06/13

Preconference Only: Transforming Tragedy

$89

$99

Main Session Only: Joining Forces

$249

$299

CANCELLATION POLICY
Cancellations must be requested in writing via fax to 813-224-7864 or e-mail to cpdsupport@health.usf.edu, and received by October 1, 2013 in order to receive a refund. A $100 cancellation fee will be assessed to cover administrative costs. There are no refunds for no-shows or for cancellations received after October 1st, 2013; however, substitutions are welcome without penalty.

USF Health reserves the right to cancel this activity due to unforeseen circumstances. In the event of such cancellation, only the registration fee will be returned to the registrant. USF Health will not be responsible for travel expenses incurred by the participant in case of cancellation.

 

Course Description

CAMLS - Center for Advanced Medical Learning and Simulation

 

124 South Franklin Street
Tampa, FL 33602
813.224.7860

www.CAMLS-us.org
Maps & Directions

 

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Downtown Tampa


Accommodations
A room block has been held at the Embassy Suites Hotel under the name Joining Forces at a discounted rate of $129 per night plus tax. For reservations, call 813.769.8300 no later than September 26, 2013.


Travel and Ground Transportation
Tampa International Airport (TIA) is a ten minute drive from the Embassy Suites Hotel. Taxi service is available from the airport for approximately $25.00. Return taxi service can be arranged through the hotel bell desk.


Parking
Self-parking is also available at the City of Tampa's Fort Brooke Parking Garage located at the intersection of Franklin and Whiting Streets, just one block from CAMLS.


For More Information
Please contact the Office of Continuing Professional Development at 813.224.7860 or CPDSupport@health.usf.edu

 

 

Hotel

 

Embassy Suites Tampa- Downtown Convention Center

 

513 South Florida Avenue
Tampa, Florida
1.813.769.8300
Website

Description: Embassy Suites Tampa - Downtown Convention Center Hotel, FL - Hotel Exterior Night

 

 

Hotel Overview

The Embassy Suites is located downtown, just one block from CAMLS, streetcar to Ybor City’s shops and nightlife, Channelside’s upscale restaurants and movie theatres, Tampa Bay Times Forum, Florida Aquarium and area attractions.

 

Limited block of rooms available for early registrants with Embassy Suites Hotel featuring:
•             Complimentary breakfast
•             Complimentary two-hour Manager’s Reception
•             Discounted valet parking

 

Reservations: Please call 1-800-Embassy and mention the “JOINING FORCES TO RESTORE LIVES: Nursing Education and Research in Veterans Health” conference to receive the special group rate.  A limited block of rooms is available and cannot be guaranteed as room block is limited, so be sure to book your room early!

 

 

Sponsors Exhibitors

 

Click HERE to download this exhibitor prospectus

 

 

Course Description

Please notify the CPD Office, 12901 Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC Box 60, Tampa, Florida, 33612 or call (813) 224-7860 a minimum of ten working days in advance of the event if a reasonable accommodation for a disability is needed.

Course Description

Events, activities, programs and facilities of the University of South Florida are available to all without regard to race, color, marital status, gender, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability, age, or Vietnam or disabled veteran status as provided by law and in accordance with the University's respect for personal dignity.