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NAMI Iowa Annual Conference

November 15, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 5:15 pm

This year features exciting keynote speakers from NAMI National and Iowa stakeholders, including Lyndsey Fennelly. This conference features three tracks for breakout sessions so you can hear experts on subjects that interest you! The three tracks are: “Serving All Populations,” “Emerging Trends & Treatments,” and “Organizational Leadership.” Please note, CEUs for peer support, nursing, social work, and alcohol & drug counseling are pending; you may enroll in CEUs when completing the registration form.

Friday, November 15 Agenda:

8:30-9:30 AM: Registration – Exhibits open

9:30-10:30 AM: NAMI Programs: How to Avoid Burnout and Remain Effective — Suzanne Robinson, Assistant Director, National Education Programs, NAMI

10:30-11:30 AM: Panel on Law Enforcement’s Role in Mental Health and Co-Advocacy – Michael Newton, Chief of Police, Iowa State University Department of Public Safety; Judy Bradshaw, Director, Iowa Law Enforcement Academy; Tony Thompson, Sheriff, Blackhawk County

11:30 AM-12:15 PM: Break – Lunch buffet

12:15-1:00 PM: ACES – Dr. Amy Shriver, Pediatrician, UnityPoint Health – Blank Children’s Pediatric Clinic

1:00-1:20 PM: Dessert Break – Exhibits open

1:20-2:05 PM: Breakout Session 1

  • Ending the Silence: A Mental Health Awareness Program for Youth – Connie Grunder, Ending the Silence Presenter; Gina Skinner-Thebo, Ending the Silence Young Adult Presenter
  • Strategic Communication: Telling Your Story with Impact – Part 1 – Lynn Hicks, Communications Director, Iowa Attorney General’s Office
  • Latest Trends and Treatments at the University of Iowa Mood Disorder Clinic – Amanda Heeren, Program Director, University of Iowa Mood Disorder Clinic

2:05-2:20 PM: Break – Exhibits Open

2:20-3:05 PM: Breakout Session 2

  • Intersectionality and Identity in Mental Health Treatment — Buffy Jamison, Program Coordinator and Healthcare Liason, OneIowa
  • Strategic Communication: Telling Your Story with Impact – Part 2 – Lynn Hicks, Communications Director, Iowa Attorney General’s Office
  • Success of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation in Treatment-Resistant Depression – Dr. Eric Barlow, Medical Director, Compass Clinical Associates; Dr. David Grove, Chief Clinical Officer, Compass Clinical Associates

3:05-3:20 PM: Break – Exhibits Open

3:20-4:05 PM: Breakout Session 3

  • Serving Survivors of Sexual Violence with Mental Illness – Nadia LaFontant, Underserved Communities Specialist, Iowa Coalition on Sexual Assault; Heather Strachan, Grants Administrator, NAMI Iowa
  • Nonprofit Board Building and Transformational Governance – Renee Hardman, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa
  • Panel on NAMI Provider Education in the Des Moines University School of Osteopathic Medicine – Dr. Lisa Streyffler, Chair and Assistant Professor, Behavioral Medicine, Medical Humanities and Bioethics, Des Moines University; Dawn Grittmann, NAMI Provider Education Instructor; Marty Parrish, NAMI Provider Education Instructor

4:05-4:10 PM: Break

4:10-5:10 PM: Health. Hope. Healing. – Lyndsey Fennelly, Owner, LyndsHoops & CampusCycle

5:10-5:15 PM: Closing & Exhibitor Raffle Drawing


November 15, 2019
9:30 am - 5:15 pm
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