Speakers

Emmy Rastin

School Counselor
Västerås municipality
Sweden

Presentation title: The daily work of a school counselor

Emmy will talk about how she works with her colleagues in the student health team. She will briefly describe her role as a school counselor on the organizational, group and individual level. In addition, she will highlight the importance of cooperation with the students’ guardians and, most importantly, the students themselves.

Erin D. Maughan

PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, FNASN, FAAN
Adjunct Associate Professor, Georgetown University 
Director of Research, National Association of School Nurses
USA

Presentation title: Report from International School Nurse Research Consortium

To our knowledge, up to this time no international forum for school nursing research exists.  Erin will share the proceedings of the first International School Nurse Research Consortium that was held July 22, 2019 before School Nurse International began. The purpose of the gathering was fill a gap and to bring school nurse researchers from across the globe together to network and begin work on a shared research project that will help advance the profession of school nursing.

Ing-Marie Littman

Special education teacher
Acade Media
Sweden

Presentation title: The daily work and necessity of special education

As a primary teacher and later special education teacher I have been teaching pupils from the age of 7 to the age of 16. I have also served at the Swedish School Inspection, lead the central student health of AcadeMedia’s elementary schools and been compliance manager of AcadeMedia’s pre- and elementary schools. My lecture is about what special education teachers do and why we need special education teachers in both elementary and secondary schools.

Julia Muennich Cowell

PhD, RN, PHNA-BC, FAAN
Professor Emerita, Rush University College of Nursing
Executive Editor, The Journal of School Nursing
USA

Presentation title: Strategies for Scientific Publishing

The presentation will include the why, what and where to publish as well as steps in preparing manuscripts for publication. Participants will be guided in making clear problem statements as well as importance of using the literature to illuminate the significance of the problem. Once the problem and significance are clear, identifying the target audience guides the choice of journal. Careful use of a journal’s submission guidelines enhances the quality of the manuscript. The presentation will include use of reviewers’ critique for revision or re-working. Examples will be provided from adapted submissions to The Journal of School Nursing.

Karen F. Farrell

RN-BC BSN, MEd., CSN
School Nurses International
USA

Presentation title: SNI-History and Future

As the new leader of School Nurses International, I will welcome all the attendees of SNI 2019 and offer a brief history of School Nurses International, and talk about what the future may hold for us.

Martha Dewey Bergren

Director, Advanced Population Health, Health Systems Leadership & Informatics
University of Illinois – Chicago
USA

Presentation title: Facilitating the exchange of evidence and data for school nursing to maximize child health and education 

School nurse scholars and practice leaders are passionate to improve child health and learning. After decades of struggling to breach the vacuum of data and evidence to advise practice and policy, progress has been made toward creating the infrastructure and tools necessary to move the science forward. It is essential to leverage this momentum and accelerate the transformation of data into information, information into knowledge and knowledge into quality school nurse practice.  

Pernilla Garmy

Senior Lecturer, School Nurse, RN, MSN, PhD
Kristianstad University / Lund University
Sweden

Presentation title: In search of the future school nurse

Health promotion and illness prevention are core concepts for school nurses globally. This lecture will focus on challenges and opportunities for school nurses to provide effective care in the future.

Petra Löfstedt

Public Health officer
Public Health Agency
Sweden

Presentation title: Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC), results from Sweden of the 2017/18 WHO study

The “Health Behaviour in School-aged Children” (HBSC) study is a collaborative World Health Organization (WHO) project. The first HBSC study was conducted in 1983/84. Sweden has been participating since 1985. It takes place every four years. The aim of the study is to gain new insights into young people’s lives and well-being, understand the social determinants of health, follow trends, and cross-country comparison. This seminar presents the latest results collected from 11, 13, and 15 year olds in November and December 2017 in Sweden. It includes data on self-reported health and well-being, social environments and health behaviours.

Susanne Ragnarsson

PhD student and School Nurse
Department of Epidemiology and Global Health
Umeå University
Sweden

Presentation title: Recurrent pain and children’s success in school

Recurrent pain is a prevalent health problem among school-age children that is associated with problems keeping up with schoolwork as well as a common reason for children to visit the school nurse. This seminar will give new insight in how recurrent pain may affect academic achievement among school-age children and how to use this knowledge to manage and prioritize the work within the school health service in regard to this group of children.

Valentina Baltag

Scientist, Adolescent Health
Department of Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health
World Health Organization
Switzerland

Presentation title: The global perspective on adolescent health, and the role of school health

The global population of adolescents has never been larger than it is now. The 1.2 billion adolescents in the world today represent more than one sixth (18%) of the global population. Most of them go to school. Globally, over 90% of children in the primary school age, and over 80% of children in the lower secondary school age are enrolled in school. This presentation will bring the global picture of adolescent health and development and will present the latest updates from the World Health Organization on strengthening the role of school health to make adolescents thrive.