Pre-Conference

Below are the planned pre-conference and post-conference sessions for 2016.  Many of these courses you must sign up for during conference registration but in some cases they are walk-in.  Please note which is the case for the course (s) you wish to attend.  A minimum of 20 pre-registered attendees are required for paid courses by April 13 in order to ensure that it will go forward.

Sunday, May 15

Resilient Leadership for Individuals, Teams, and Communities. (7:30 am - 4:00 pm) Cost: $25 (includes lunch) Sign-up during registration.
The 2016 all-day workshop will focus on critical leadership skills with a strong emphasis on resiliency.  Through keynote addresses, interactive exercises, panel discussions, and small group discussions participants will enhance their development of key leadership skills that are critical for the PHS.

Retirement Seminar (8:00 am -4:00 pm)  Cost: $25 Sign-up during registration.
Contemplating retirement from the Corps?  Come learn everything you need to know in this full-day course.

Advance Cardiac Life Support (8:00 pm - 5:00 pm and continues on Monday from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm) Cost: $75 (includes textbook)  Sign-up during registration.
The course will enable participants to understand the importance of team dynamics and communication, systems of care and immediate post-cardiac-arrest care; understand airway management; and understand related pharmacology.

RX for Change: Tobacco Cessation Intervention for Clinicians (1:00 pm - 5:00 pm)  Sign-up during registration.
This training will focus on providing tobacco cessation intervention at every patient encounter and will cover behavior counseling and pharmacotherapy as it pertains to tobacco cessation and treatment. The training aims to enhance the health care provider’s knowledge concerning the Five A Model used for tobacco cessation interventions, and equip the health care provider to provide comprehensive tobacco cessation counseling services.  At the end of the presentation, the participant will need to successfully complete a written exam, a skills demonstration and sign a tobacco free pledge in order receive a certificate.

Empower Yourself to Optimal Health through Self-Care Modalities to Heal the Mind, Body and Spirit (4:30 pm - 7:30 pm).  No charge.  Walk-in onsite.
Optimize your health by calming your mind, relaxing your body and renewing your spirit. Believe the body is self-healing and self-regulating. A relaxed body and mind gives us a foundation for healing and makes us more resilient. Be empowered through meditation/mindfulness modalities to include a meditative exercise program. Learn manual medicine techniques to rebalance and restore your body to optimal health. Enjoy the discipline of Reiki Self Care to be present in the moment; promoting relaxation and balance.

Monday, May 16

RX for Change: Tobacco Cessation Intervention for Non-Clinicians (8:00 pm - 12:00 pm)  Sign-up during registration.

This program is an abbreviated tobacco cessation intervention training for individuals with little to no patient interaction and can be applied to any tobacco user within the community. This program will equip the participant to effectively provide tobacco cessation interventions in under three minutes.

 At the end of the presentation, the participant will need to successfully complete a written exam, a skills demonstration and sign a tobacco free pledge in order receive a certificate.


COA Branch Leadership (8:00 am - 1:00 pm, includes lunch)  Sign-up during registration.
The course will provide orientation for COA Branch leadership to learn about best practices for Branch operations with respect to educational programs, community service programs, mentoring programs, officer readiness programs and networking activities.

Skills Acquisition (8:00 am - 3:00 pm)  Cost: $25  Sign-up during registration.
The goal of the workshop is to Increase understanding, skills acquisition and enhanced practice of USPHS officers for participating in deployment activities. Topics include will Immunizations, Peripheral IV Management, Basic Triage, Wound Care, Personal Protective Equipment, Readiness- Basics and Go, Electronic Medical Record (EMR), etc.   

Getting Your Point Across: Writing and Speaking for Professional Growth (2:00 pm - 6:00 pm)  Cost:$25  Sign-up during registration.
The course will focus on scientific communication skill-building for officers interested in professional advancement through pursuit of advanced degrees and/or professional publications or presentations

JPATS Tour (9:00 am -- 4:00 pm) Cost: $25 (transportation and box lunch included).  Sign-up during registration.
Provide an overview of the medical services provided to prisoners being transported by JPATS.

Empower Yourself to Optimal Health through Self-Care Modalities to Heal the Mind, Body and Spirit (8:00 am - 11:00 am).  No charge.  Walk-in onsite.
Optimize your health by calming your mind, relaxing your body and renewing your spirit. Believe the body is self-healing and self-regulating. A relaxed body and mind gives us a foundation for healing and makes us more resilient. Be empowered through meditation/mindfulness modalities to include a meditative exercise program. Learn manual medicine techniques to rebalance and restore your body to optimal health. Enjoy the discipline of Reiki Self Care to be present in the moment; promoting relaxation and balance.

Basic Life Support CPR Renewal Course (offered from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm -- 5:00 pm).  No charge.  Walk-in onsite. 
This course is designed for healthcare providers to learn how to save a life. The course provides information for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluation during cardio-pulmonary emergencies. In this course, you’ll learn how to: recognize the signals of heart attack and take appropriate actions, perform one and two rescuer CPR, gain early access to Emergency Medical Services (EMS), recognize and respond to sudden unexpected death, assist a choking adult, child or infant victim and perform adult, child and infant CPR. Students must bring current BLS card and book to class.  CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 24 Students. Disclaimer: Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.

Friday, May 20

Basic Life Support CPR Renewal Course (offered from 8:00 am - 12:00 pm) No charge.  Walk-in onsite. 
This course is designed for healthcare providers to learn how to save a life. The course provides information for assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluation during cardio-pulmonary emergencies. In this course, you’ll learn how to: recognize the signals of heart attack and take appropriate actions, perform one and two rescuer CPR, gain early access to Emergency Medical Services (EMS), recognize and respond to sudden unexpected death, assist a choking adult, child or infant victim and perform adult, child and infant CPR. Students must bring current BLS card and book to class.  CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 24 Students. Disclaimer: Use of American Heart Association materials in an educational course does not represent course sponsorship by the American Heart Association. Any fees charged for such a course, except for a portion of fees needed for AHA course materials, do not represent income to the Association.

Space A Travel Workshop (9:00 am - 11:00 am)  No charge.  Walk-in onsite
A fun and interactive session to educate eligible active duty officers and retirees concerning Space Available Travel CONUS and OCONUS, including having interactive dialogue

 

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