MCSHC 2013 Annual Conference
We do not plan to cancel our conference, The Power of Partnership: Healthy & Safe Schools. We understand that much of the state is predicted to have some type of winter precipitation, the amounts vary and currently the lake area is expecting one-two inches of snow Thursday night. We know this may not be true for your area and that attending may present a safety concern for you. Should you decide not to attend, please email, text or call Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org or 573-216-4281. While we will not offer a registration refund, we will apply your registration fee to next year's conference registration. In the event you have a colleague willing to travel, you may send someone in your place. Again, please alert Janet to the change.
Additionally, we will accept registrations for the pre-conference sessions on Thursday if you want to come in earlier while the roads are dry and catch an additional workshop. There is a $50 charge for half-day or $75 for the full day.
In the event you decide not to come, please call the Lodge of the Four Seasons at 1-888-265-5500 or 573-365-3000 to cancel your room reservation. Please be aware the cancellation policy is 72 hours prior to check in date to avoid a one night charge.
Dec 5 - 7, 2013
The Lodge of the Four Seasons Resort
315 Four Seasons Drive
Village of Four Seasons, MO 65049
Register now for the Coordinated School Health Conference
The Missouri Coordinated School Health Coalition will host a conference and hold a conversation on what's hurting our kids and what we can do about it. Come learn with national experts about suicide prevention, playground safety, dating violence, bullying, distracted driving and much more. Get to know more about local resources such as the Missouri Safe Kids Coalition, and the Center for Education Safety. Plan to attend the viewing of the nationally acclaimed movie "Bully" on Thursday evening at no cost. See the complete pre-conference and conference agenda here.
You may also register now for pre-conference sessions at the rate of $50 for one half-day session or $75 for two half-day or one all-day session. Topics will include Mental Health First Aid for Youth, Sports Injury and Concussion Management in the School Setting, Dating Violence , Hot topics in School Health including the Medical Home Concept for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs, and more. We will confirm session topics with you closer to the conference.
Register by clicking the link below and paying by credit or debit card or by mailing a check.
Hotel rooms are available at a conference rate of $87 per night for single and double occupancy. Please call the hotel directly to make room reservations or click on this link for on-line reservations
The program and other supporting materials will be posted to the website as they become available. Please call or email if you have questions. We look forward to partnering with you in December as we learn from our speakers and from one another how to make our schools healthier and safer for all our children!
Justify Your Conference Attendance
- Customizable Justification Letter for School Nurses - Word Document
- Customizable Justification Letter For Any School Professional - Word Document
For questions, contact Conference Coordinator Janet Shepard at 573-216-4281.
Conference exhibits will be open: Friday, December 6, from 7:15 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Confirmed exhibitors for the 2013 conference will offer a wide variety of resources on nutrition, safety, curricula, school nurse supplies, and more.
Exhibit space is still available and we invite your company or organization to join us. Over 200 school nurses, health and PE teachers, administrators, counselors, school food service personnel, and state and community partners are expected to attend. Exhibits will be set up on the perimeter of the ballroom or in the hallway outside the ballroom and near the registration area. Meals will be served in the ballroom. You will have an opportunity to indicate your preferred location on the registration form.
Please register as a vendor by clicking on the Sign up NOW link below and completing the on-line form then mailing your check to the address listed on the form. Once your check is received, your registration will be complete and we will hold a space for you. Please register by November 8. Note that vendor space is limited so earlier registration is recommended. The full conference program is linked above and sponsorship information is below.
Hotel reservations should be made directly with the hotel by calling 888-265-5500 or clicking on this link for on-line reservations and requesting the conference rate of $87 per night.
If you require electricity or any other special set-up arrangements, please arrange and purchase those services with the hotel. If you have questions about the conference, please email email@example.com or call 573-216-4281.
The work of the Coordinated School Health Coalition is sustained by proceeds from the annual conference. Your support of the conference enables us to carry out our mission of advocating for a Coordinated School Health Program in every Missouri school to ensure students learn to be healthy and are healthy to learn.
Sponsors for the 2013 conference include:
Healthy Schools Program of Missouri and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation
Additional sponsors are being confirmed and opportunities are still available. Click on the Sponsorship Form to learn how your business or organization can support the work of the coalition by supporting the conference.
2012 Speaker Presentation Slides
- Moving Employee Wellness Beyond "The Biggest Loser"
Lisa Perry, Alliance for a Healthier Generation
- Update - Emergent Care of Students with Asthma
William L. Kincaid, MD, MPH, St. Louis Regional Asthma Coalition
- Drug Trends in Today's Schools Part 1 and 2
- Brain on Drugs 101: Gateway and Trends
- Brain on Drugs 101: Marketing
- Brain on Drugs 101: Recognition
- Drug Impairment Training for Educational Professionals
Ed Moses, MSHP, Retired, Instructor, Missouri Police Chief's Association