Pre-Conference Workshops

Tickets required; space may be limited. Tickets can be purchased onsite if space is available.

Pre-conference workshops differ from the 60- and 90-minute concurrent sessions in that they are intended to help participants enhance specific skill sets or train to acquire specific competencies appropriate to practice in their discipline. Continuing education/contact hours will be assigned as appropriate.

  • The fee to attend a pre-conference workshop is $65 if you are registered for at least one day of the meeting (Wednesday-Saturday).
  • If you are registered for Tuesday Workshops Only, the fee is $150 per workshop.

TUESDAY, May 29, 9:00 am–12:00 pm

TU132. Clinical Interventions to Prevent and Respond to Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence

Virgina Duplessis, MSW (Futures Without Violence); Elizabeth Miller, MD, PhD (Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC)

This session will provide tools and resources for campus health center staff to address intimate partner and sexual violence (IPV/SV). Presenters will outline best practices for implementing a comprehensive IPV/SV protocol that includes staff training, routine assessment in clinical encounters, and partnership with victim services providers.  Participants will have the opportunity to practice using evidence-based tools, troubleshoot potential barriers, and create an action plan with next steps to improve their program’s prevention and response.  

[SOLD OUT] TU138. The Basics of Wound Repair: Basic Suturing, I&D, and Basic Digital Blocks

Rita Wermers, MSN, ANP-BC, Lisa Eckerson, MSN (Arizona State University)
Limited seating available

Wound closure and abscess management are skills that can easily be performed in most clinics, though require training for safe and effective management.  This 3 hour hands-on workshop will introduce clinicians to these skills and cover the basics of anesthetic choices, simple wound closure techniques, simple incision and drainage, infection management, and the components of a comprehensive  procedure note.

[SOLD OUT] TU173. Providing Inclusive and Affirming Health Care to Transgender and Genderfluid Students

Hilary O’Connell, BA (AccessMatters)
Limited seating available

In this training, participants will be introduced to ways they can meet the health needs of transgender and genderfluid or gender non-conforming students. Using lecture, small group discussion, large group discussion, and experiential activities, the facilitator will guide the participants into a deeper awareness of their cultural conditioning around sexual expression and gender diversity to enhance culturally competent approaches for working with transgender and genderfluid students.

TU177. HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP): An Implementation Workshop

Demetre Daskalakis, MD, MPH (NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene), Kimberly Daly, DNP, APRN, FNP-C (Salem State University), Marcy Ferdschneider, DO (Columbia University), David Reitman, MD, MBA (American University), Margaret Higham, MD (Tufts University)

Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is effective, but underutilized both in college health services and other communities at risk.  Since 2012, the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) has launched programs to support increased access and utilization in many settings including college health services, and will present their strategies.  A panel of diverse college health services will then discuss their experiences in rolling out PrEP.  The goal of this presentation is to provide attendees with concrete tools to take back to their own health services.

TU298. Using Logic Models to Develop and Assess Health Education and Promotion Programming

Eric Davidson, PhD, MCHES (Eastern Illinois University), Victoria Beltran, MPH (University of South Florida St. Petersburg)
Limited seating available

When an emerging issue presents itself, educators are often given an immediate call to action to respond and address such problems. In response to our “knee jerk” reactions, programs and interventions are often put together without fully understanding the relationships between the long-term, intermediate, and short-term outcomes we seek and the program resources, activities and outputs we have available to use. Understanding and being able to apply a logic model helps overcome this problematic challenge.

TU350. ACHA Leadership Institute: Introduction to College Health and Wellness

Devin Jopp, PhD (American College Health Association); Michael Huey, MD (Emory University); Jamie Davidson, PhD (University of Nevada, Las Vegas); Stephanie Hanenberg, MSN, FNP-C (University of Colorado Colorado Springs); Ted Coleman, PhD, CHES (California State University-San Bernardino); Alan Glass, MD (Washington University in St. Louis); Jenny Haubenresier, MA (Oregon State University)

This half-day leadership training event will provide an overview of key issues across the college health and wellness landscape and will also explore the unique value of college health and wellness programs. Additionally, this session will provide college health and wellness professionals with an understanding of management and leadership techniques that can be used to enhance your own leadership skills and drive organizational outcomes. Those who are currently enrolled in ACHA's College Health and Wellness Professional certification program, or who enroll after the annual meeting, will receive credit for completion of core courses CP01 and CP02. However, you do not have to enroll in the CHWP program to attend this workshop.

TU360. Crucial Takeaways from Recent Campus Tragedies and Catastrophes

Erin Halligan Avery, PhD (Rochester Institute of Technology), Toni Ratliff (University of Florida)

When crisis strikes an institution of higher education, particularly one that involves human tragedy or environmental catastrophe, the many campus units will discover an uncommon confluence of shared goals, strained resources, and challenging collaborations with new partners. While risk awareness and skill-building may equip your campus to be generally prepared, most campuses are unprepared for the intense challenges at the micro level that can unexpectedly permeate campus operations. Together, we will become better equipped to persevere and successfully navigate through crisis.

TUESDAY, May 29, 1:30 pm–4:30 pm

TU116. An Introduction to Point of Care Ultrasound in a College Health Center

Neil Silva, MD, Christopher Thom, MD, RDMS (University of Virginia)

Point of Care Ultrasound is rapidly becoming a standard of care in acute care facilities in the United States. We will explore the physics of medical ultrasound, learn the basics of looking at and interpreting ultrasound images at college health centers. Areas of focus will include basic cardiac, renal, soft tissue and sports medicine applications.

TU123. Narrative Medicine for the College Health Provider

John Vaughn, MD (Duke University)
Limited seating available

Narrative Medicine re-frames clinical care as the setting for the patient’s story, not the story itself. Connecting with our students through their stories will enhance their health outcomes, wellness and our own satisfaction with the work we do. Through a reading of short texts, small and large group discussion, and reflective writing, we will study how storytelling works and how this knowledge can give us greater insight into illness, treatment and our clinical relationships.

TU165. Achieving AAAHC Accreditation

Joy Himmel, BSN, MA, PsyD (The Pennsylvania State University - retired), Raymond Grundman, BSN, MSN, MPA (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)

College health professionals are committed to providing the highest quality services possible to the students they serve. Achieving accreditation is one way to demonstrate compliance with broadly accepted industry standards. This presentation will cover the reasons to seek accreditation and introduce practical information on  how to be successful in achieving accreditation. Quality and process improvement, essential components of accreditation, will be discussed in detail with examples of exemplary quality improvement efforts.

[SOLD OUT] TU246. Beyond ACHA-NCHA Report Documents – Basic Techniques for Evaluating and Analyzing Your Campus Data

Mary Hoban, PhD, MCHES, Christine Kukich, MS (American College Health Association), Alyssa Lederer, PhD, MCHES (Tulane University)
Limited seating available

This workshop will teach novice ACHA-NCHA users basic techniques for getting more from their data. As a result of this hands-on workshop, participants will learn how to determine confidence intervals and whether their institution’s sample represents their campus population, manage SPSS data files, conduct basic SPSS analyses, and compare campus data with the Reference Group.  To get the most out of this workshop, participants are encouraged to bring a laptop with SPSS software installed and a copy of their campus data file.

TU272. The Nuts and Bolts of Creating, Managing, and Sustaining a Collaborative Care Team

Joseph Kithas, MD, Jamie Davidson, PhD, Phoebe Kuo, PhD, Luke Jensen, PsyD, Nanette Lim, BSRN, Laurice Jones, MS, APRN, FNP-BC (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Limited seating available

This workshop will address complex and contentious issues surrounding the implementation and management of a collaborative care team shared between a counseling and health center. A demonstration and frank discussion will provide guidance on overcoming barriers to collaborative care. Issues covered will include consent for treatment, behavioral health provider role in primary care, warm hand off, registry for patient management, psychiatric nurse phone management, multidisciplinary collaborative care team meeting, expedited psychiatric assessments, data management, key policies/procedures, and collaborative leadership.

TU275. Driving Diversity Goals into Action

LeAnn Guterrez, PhD, MBA, Rebecca Hagerwaite, MSN, BSW, Fayine Hussien, BA, and Trudi Stuber (University of Oregon)

Many college health programs are in pursuit of tools and resources to meet the needs of diverse communities on campus. This program will help college health decision-makers learn strategies to increase awareness for diversity needs on campus, understand how to use University of Oregon’s Health Center Multicultural Toolkit, gain actionable strategic initiatives for inclusive and welcoming programs, services, and facilities, and learn how to facilitate a simple diversity exercise.

TU384. Introduction to State, Federal and Administrative Advocacy

Brett Sebastian, JD (American College Health Association)

This workshop is designed to inform interested parties about the basics of government and the best practices to engage in advocacy and stay up to date on legislative and regulatory changes that could impact practice.


Schedule Highlights

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