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AFN Las Vegas Regional Conference

Advancing the Evidence for Forensic Nursing Practice
Live + Virtual
September 18 – 20, 2024

Note: Subject to change. Final agenda will be emailed to attendees prior to the conference.
Wednesday - September 18, 2024
Conference Day One
Registration
7:30 – 8:00 am PT
Continental Breakfast
7:45 – 8:15 am PT
Presentations – Morning
8:30 – 8:45 am PT
Welcome & Introduction to the Conference
Welcome & Opening Comments
Debra Holbrook, AFN President
8:45 – 10:15 am PT
Trauma Informed Care
Sarah Oettinger, LCSW, MSW
Stephanie Reisdorf, LCSW 
10:15 – 10:30 am PT
Break
10:30 – 11:20 am PT
Dying to Know: Getting to Know a Nurse Coroner
Annette Cannon, PhD, RN, D-ABMDI, MDI, DF-AFN
11:20 am – 12:10 pm PT
Nursing Policy & Advocacy: Advancing the Specialty
Leslie Ann Jeter, DNP, CRNA, MS
Lunch with Guest Speaker + Exhibits
12:10 – 1:00 pm PT
Forensic Nursing at Burning Man: A Growing Need for SANE
Rob Phoenix, MSN, APRN
Diane Miller, BSN, SANE-A, SANE-P
Presentations – Afternoon
1:00 – 1:50 pm PT
Translating Research to Practice
Cathy Carter Snell, PhD, SANE-A, SANE-P, AFN-C, DF-AFN
1:50 – 2:40 pm PT
Human Trafficking Research
Hannah Fraley, PhD, RN
2:40 – 3:00 pm PT
Break + Exhibits
3:00 – 3:50 pm PT
Human Trafficking from a Crime Analyst Perspective
Tracey Lowey, MA (Criminal Justice)
3:50 – 4:40 pm PT
Sexual Survivors Speak
Dawn Taylor, PhD, RN
4:40 – 4:50 pm PT
Wrap-Up + Evaluation
Networking Event
7:00 – 10:00 pm PT
Networking, Golf, Appetizers & Stress Release!
Location: Atomic Golf, 1850 S Main St, Las Vegas, NV
Additional Cost: $50 per ticket, includes food, beverages, and driving range. Guests are welcome!
Purchase Tickets Here
Thursday - September 19, 2024
Conference Day Two
Registration
7:30 – 8:00 am PT
Continental Breakfast
7:45 – 8:15 am PT
Presentations - Morning
8:15 am – 10:00 am PT
Non-Fatal Strangulation: Translating Science to Practice
Christine Foote-Lucero, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, AFN-C, DF-AFN
Chelsie Saldate, MSN, RN
10:00 am – 10:15 am PT
Break
10:15 am – 11:50 am PT
Non-Fatal Strangulation and ALS
Deb Holbrook, MSN, FAAN, AFN-BC, DF-AFN
Lunch, Exhibits + Self Care
11:50 am – 1:00 pm PT
FNE First Aid: Reflect & Balance
LV Yoga Therapy
Presentations - Afternoon
1:00 – 1:50 pm PT
Strangulation Research Update
Kelly Berishaj, DNP, RN, ACNS-BC, SANE-A, DF-AFN
Presented via Zoom
1:50 – 2:50 pm PT
Creating a State of Forensic Nursing
Angelia Trujillo, DNP, WHNP-BC, DF-AFN
2:50 – 3:50 pm PT
Update on Forensic Nursing Standards: Organization for Scientific Area Committees for Forensic Science (OSAC)
Barb Bachmeier, JD, MPH, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CPH, DF-AFN, FAEN, OSAC
Wrap-Up & Evaluations
3:50 – 4:15 pm PT
Friday - September 20, 2024
Non-Fatal Strangulation Clinical Competency Validation Simulation
Registration
7:30 – 8:00 am PT
Continental Breakfast
7:45 – 8:15 am PT
Simulation & Skills Validation
8:15 am – 4:30 pm PT

Join us for this novel session of hands-on scenarios in non-fatal strangulation (NFS) case examination, ALS use, and photo and narrative documentation.

 

Learn from experts in the field of forensic nursing and NFS. Upon completion of the session, each participant will receive a certificate validating their competencies in performing a strangulation examination using ALS, photo, and narrative documentation methodologies, including evidence collection. (NOTE: These can be used for staff personnel files to validate the skills and competency as part of their Nursing Scope of Practice – a recommended practice to safeguard your license!)

Participants will work as a team of six nurses/cases. This session is limited to 48 participants.

This session is mentored by forensic nursing experts:

Barb Bachmeier, JD, MPH, MSN, APRN, NP-C, CPH, DF-AFN, FAEN

Diana Faugno, MSN, RN, ANF-BC, SANE-A, DF-AFN

Christine Foote-Lucero, MSN, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P, AFN-C, DF-AFN

Debra Holbrook, MSN, RN, FNE-A/P, SANE-A, DF-AFN, FAAN

Jennifer Johnson, DNP, MSN, APRN, WHNP-BC, AFN-BC, SANE-A, SANE-P, DF-AFN

Chelsie Saldate, MSN, RN

Valerie Sievers, MSN, RN, CNS, AFN-C, DF-AFN

Angelia Trujillo, DNP, WHNP-BC, DF-AFN

Wrap-Up & Evaluations
4:30 – 4:45 pm PT

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