Programme as per 22 July 2019

Monday 22 July

16.00-19.00 Registration
18.30-21.00 Welcome reception (included)

Tuesday 23 July

Room: Millessalen
Moderators: Christina Stenhammar & Elisabet Lithammer, Sweden
09.00-09.15 Welcome – Susann Magnusson, Swedish Association of School Nurses
09.15-10.00 The global perspective on adolescent health – Valentina Baltag, World Health Organization
10.00-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-11.15 Facilitating the exchange of evidence and data for school nursing to maximize child health and education – Martha Dewey Bergren, USA
11.15-11.45 Powerful data gets positive results – Kath Lancaster, UK
11.45-12.15 Operationalizing 21st Century school nursing practice at the school system level – Erin Maughan, USA
12.15-13.15 Lunch (included)



Track 1: Organisation & Leadership
Pernilla Garmy, Sweden

13.15 – 13.35 School Nurses are Leaders – Pao-Chu Tseng, USA
13.45 – 14.05 A National Quality Register for the School Health Service in Sweden – Ylva Fredholm Ståhl, Sweden
14.15 – 14.35 Living your best life- A School Health initiative to support the Transition to Adulthood – Afsana Begum, Shal Henry-Treloar & Matilda Martins-Ojo, UK

Track 2: Health & Lifestyle
Eva Clausson, Sweden

13.15 – 13.35 The Help Overcoming Pain Early (HOPE) to facilitate the transition from a traditional health dialogue to a person-centred dialogue with adolescents with recurrent pain – Marie Golsäter, Sweden
13.45 – 14.05 Schoolchildren’s voices of health-promoting factors – Eva-Lena Einberg, Sweden
14.15 – 14.35 Young People’s Nutritional Health – learning from research and developing resources to reduce obesity – Sharon White, UK
14.40 – 15.00 Sleep duration and sleeping difficulties among adolescents, and their associations with school stress, self-perception and technology use – Malin Jakobsson, Sweden

Track 3: The role of the school nurse
Gunilla Fagerholt, Sweden

13.15 – 13.35 School Nursing for the 21st Century: Assessing Scope of Practice – Diane Davis, USA
13.45 – 14.05 Transforming the Role of School Nurses – Susan Gault, UK
14.15 – 14.35 Measuring of systematic health work for school nurses – Karina Karlsson & Anette Walfridsson, Sweden
14.40 – 15.00 Anaphylaxis in Schools: How well are you prepared? – Nadine Mattar, Lebanon

Track 4: Children with special needs
Karen Farrell, USA

13.15 – 13.35 Student/Family Centered Care Coordination among children with special health care needs – Erin Maughan, USA
13.45 – 14.05 School nurse advocacy and care for students with Autism Spectrum Disorders – Marie Foley, USA
14.15 – 14.35 Reducing the fear of children before visiting doctor – Ria Jagodic, Slovenia
14.40 – 15.00 Examining the Health Disparities and Psychological Struggles Experienced by LGBTQ Youth – Tracy Perron, USA

  Optional tours

Wednesday 24 July

Room: Millessalen
Moderators: Pernilla Garmy & Susann Magnusson, Sweden
08.30-08.35 Welcome, day 2

Making every school a health promoting school: a new initiative to promote adolescent health, Valentina Baltag, World Health Organization

09.05-09.45 Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC), results from Sweden of the 2017/18 WHO study – Petra Löfstedt, Sweden
09.45-10.15 Coffee break & poster viewing
10.15-10.45 The daily work of a school nurse – Elisabet Lithammer, Sweden

The daily work and necessity of special education – Ing-Marie Littmann, Sweden

11.00-11.15 The daily work of a school physician – Helka Widengren, Sweden
11.15-11.30 The daily work of a school psychologist – Daniel Påhlsson, Sweden
11.30-11.45 The daily work of a school counselor – Emmy Rastin, Sweden
11.45-12.45 Poster presentations
12.45-13.00 SNI-History and Future – Karen Farrell, USA
13.00-14.30 Lunch (at your own expense)
14.30 Sightseeing tour (Included, registration needed)

Thursday 25 July

Room: Millessalen
Moderators: Gunilla Fagerholt & Marina Reuterswärd, Sweden
08.30-09.00 I felt shy, happy and curious – meeting young people’s needs concerning sexuality and relationships. Kerstin Isaxon, The Swedish Association for Sexuality Education (RFSU)
09.00-09.25 Last Summer in Soho. A novel about school nursing – Jessica Streeting, UK
09.25-09.45 School nurse’s experiences of offering HPV vaccination to young girls in a Swedish vaccination program – Eva Runngren, Sweden
09.45-10.15 Coffee break
10.15-11.00 Integrating Nurse Case Management into Washington State’s School Nurse Services – Lynn Nelson, USA
11.00-11.30 Why What and Where to Publish – Julia Muennich Cowell, USA
11.30-13.00 Lunch & poster viewing




Track 1: School nurse as a scientific publisher and a prevention worker
Marina Reuterswärd, Sweden

13.00 – 14.00 Strategies for Scientific Publishing – workshop – Julia Muennich Cowell, USA
14.15 – 14.35 Spotlighting the school nurse role implementing an adolescent substance use prevention program in Massachusetts – Rita Casper, USA
14.40 – 15.00 Lessons from Malawi for a school nurse in Australia – Jennifer Williams, Australia

Track 2: Health education
Susann Magnusson, Sweden

13.00 – 13.20 Disaster Preparedness… How to Stop the Bleed – Karen Farrell, USA
13.20 – 13.40 Evaluation of implementation of exercises for erect posture into the daily practice of children attending primary schools – Majda Smit & Alenka Slapšak, Slovenia
13.40 – 14.00 Simulated Rashes in School: Now What? & Rashes in School: Can They Stay or Should They Go?: Tracy Perron & Tami Jakubowski, USA
14.15 – 14.35 Health Education in the New Course of Study Guidelines(2017-18) and Yogo Teacher Involvement in Japan – Kazuko Menzawa, Japan
14.40 – 15.00 Continuing nursing education for Haitian immigrant student health and family communication: A quality improvement project – Jenny Gormly, USA

Track 3: Health & Lifestyle
Gunilla Serlén, Sweden

13.00 – 13.20 Using Simulation to Reinforce Management of Emergencies in the School Health Setting – Norma Brown, USA
13.20 – 13.40 Risk factors for the development of Orthoreksia Nervosa and a preventive in adolescent – Petra Pavlič, Slovenia
13.40 – 14.00 Stress, Unmanageability, FOMO, and Lack of Recovery: New Perspectives on Adolescent Mental Health – Elinor Schad, Sweden
14.15 – 14.35 Growing up in a family with alcohol abuse and the importance of daring to talk about it – Olivia Trygg Larsen, Sweden

Track 4: Health promotion
Lois Schultz-Grant, USA

13.00 – 13.20 Health education in European schools – Gracia Soler Pardo, Spain
13.20 – 13.40 Health Literacy for ‘third culture kids’ – Saffron Brown, Hong Kong
13.40 – 14.00 The Role of the School Nurse in Safeguarding Children and Young People in the UK: Findings from Two Research Studies – Jane V. Appleton & Lauren Harding, UK

19.00 Conference dinner at Solliden restaurant (included)

Friday 26 July

Room: Millessalen
Moderator: Eva Clausson, Sweden
09.00-09.20 Promoting Adolescent Mental Health – Mental Health Literacy and Evidence-Based School Health Services – Hanne N. Bjørnsen, Norway



Report from a research meeting – Erin Maughan, USA

21st Biennial School Nurses International

10.00-10.30 Coffee break
10.30-11.05 In search of the future school nurse – Pernilla Garmy, Sweden
11.05-11.15 Closing remarks – Susann Magnusson