Ivy Tech Community College–Northeast Hosting March of Dimes’ Nurses’ Symposium Oct. 14

NORTHEAST – Ivy Tech Community College−Northeast is hosting March of Dimes’ Nurses’ Symposium Oct. 14. Indiana Perinatal Network is providing Continuing Medical Education (CMEs) and Continuing Education Units (CEUs) at the event. Area nurses, nursing students and other healthcare professionals are invited to attend. The Nurses’ Symposium will explore the topic “Opiate Dependence and Addiction in Pregnancy: Implications for Mother and Baby.”

“I am excited to be able to assist in offering this educational experience to area health care professionals,” said Jewel Diller, dean of the School of Nursing. “This valuable event will assist health care professionals in knowing how to care for mothers and babies with opiate dependence and addiction while supporting them in the communities they live in. This is a wonderful opportunity for students and professionals to meet together and learn. Those in attendance will come away with a fresh view of the issue we are faced with and its implications for health care professionals.”

This event will feature Dr. James Nocon from the IU School of Medicine and Dr. James Cameron from the Lutheran Health Network. The cost to attend is $25 for the public and $15 for students.

“This symposium is important to the March of Dimes because we are working to decrease the rates of premature birth and infant mortality,” said Kristi Geiger, northeast Indiana division director for the March of Dimes. “Our Program Service Committee, which is made up of local health care providers and partners, suggested we look into this topic as an area of education that the community needed. Our purpose is not only to offer the educational piece, but to educate those attending on what resources our community already has to offer. We want to bring that information to everyone so we can serve the community in the best manner, which will in turn make for a healthier community.”

Event Details: Oct. 14 at the Ivy Tech−Northeast Coliseum Campus (3800 N. Anthony Blvd.)

8:30 a.m.          Resource fair and light refreshments (hallway in front of auditorium)
9 a.m.               Keynote speakers Dr. James Nocon and Dr. James Cameron (auditorium)
11:30 a.m.         Question and answer session (auditorium)

For more information, contact Kristi Geiger at 482-4201 or kgeiger@marchofdimes.com.

Ivy Tech Community College is the state’s largest public postsecondary institution and the nation’s largest singly accredited statewide community college system. Ivy Tech serves nearly 200,000 students annually and has campuses throughout Indiana. It functions as the state’s engine of workforce development, offering affordable degree programs and training that are aligned with the needs of its community along with courses and programs that transfer to other colleges and universities in Indiana. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

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