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McDowell Stafford Lectureship in Child and Family Health Lectureship Series in Child and Family Health

Thursday, November 9th 2017
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Event Description

The Marion McDowell Stafford Lectureship Series in Child and Family Health committee is working with three outstanding diabetes experts to bring two lectures to campus Thursday, November 9, at the Alumni Center.

Sarah Dominique, APN, P-CNS, CDE, is a certified pediatric clinical nurse specialist. She is also a certified diabetes educator. Linda Avery, RN, MS, CDE, is a registered nurse and a certified diabetes educator currently working at Advocate BroMenn Medical Center as the coordinator and team member of its American Diabetes Association Recognized Program. Paige Beal, RD, LDN, CDE, is a registered and licensed dietitian and certified diabetes educator working at Advocate BroMenn’s outpatient diabetes and nutrition services office.

The first lecture, “Navigating Diabetes: Traveling Through Time,” will be an educational lecture from 1–4:30 p.m. RNs who are school nurses, pediatric nurses, med surg nurses, emergency rooms nurses, and college of nursing faculty and students are encouraged to attend.

An application has been submitted to the Ohio Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91) is an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Call Amy Irving at (309) 438-7418 for more information about contact hours.

The learner will be able to: 1) explain the definitions of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and illustrate the differences between the two (basic pathophysiology), 2) outline the unique needs of children and the impact that diabetes has on growth and development, 3) identify the impact Type 2 diabetes has on the nation’s health and maximize current treatment options for improved outcomes, and 4) identify the role of Medical Nutrition Therapy (MNT) and the importance in diabetes prevention, management of existing diabetes and achievement of glycemic control.

The criteria for the learner to successfully complete the workshop includes attendance of the entire event and completing and turning in an evaluation form.

The faculty and planning committee have declared no conflict of interest.

There will also be a community lecture: “Join Us as We Explore the Journey of Diabetes,” from 7-8 p.m., November 9, at the Alumni Center. This event is open to the community. People with diabetes, or have family/friends with diabetes are encouraged to attend. There will be a reception with light refreshments following the community lecture.

These lectures are FREE to attend; however, you must register as space is limited.

The deadline to register for these events is November 3.

These events are sponsored by the Marion McDowell Stafford Lectureship Series Fund, the Harold K. Sage Foundation and the Illinois State University Foundation Fund.

If you will need special accommodations, please contact the event organizer.


Mennonite College of Nursing
(309) 438-7400


Alumni Center
1101 N. Main Street
Normal, IL
(309) 438-4781