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Texas Health Science Professional Development Pre-Conference Form

Sunday, July 16, 2023  10:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday New Teacher Workshop *$225 FEE Required
New Teacher Training
Location: BALLROOM I & II
Linda Stanhope
Retired 
Linda Stanhope is a retired Medical Technologist and Health Science Instructor, where she taught for 24 years for the Amarillo Independent School District in Texas. Currently, she works with first-year Health Science Technology instructors in Texas as an Instructional Specialist and aides’ organizations and districts in staff development and training. In addition, Stanhope works with Texas HOSA (Future Health Professionals) on their competitive event team. Throughout her career, she has earned major awards including the Health Science Lifetime Distinguished Teacher Award and Texas Health Occupations Teacher of the Year. Stanhope holds a Bachelor of Occupational Education degree from Wayland Baptist University. 
Alisha Smith 
Humble ISD 
Alisha Smith is currently teaching in Humble ISD at Summer Creek High School. She has been teaching there for 8 years and has been with Humble ISD for 14 years. Classes that she has taught are Principles of Health Science, Health Science Theory/Clinical (PCT Certification), Health Science Practicum (CCMA Certification), and CTE Ambassador class. Prior to teaching at Summer Creek, she worked in Special Education as a Physical Therapist Assistant. She has been a PTA for a total of 16 years. Alisha has served on multiple different TEKS committees and assisted with multiple textbook reviews. In 2018 Alisha was awarded THOA's New Teacher Scholarship. She has also served as Area 6 Board Director and is currently THOA's President-Elect. 
This comprehensive training provides new teachers with resources and training needed to teach Health Science.
The New Teacher Training begins at 10:00 AM on Sunday, July 16th. The training resumes at 8:00 AM on Monday, July 17th and will end at 4:00 PM on Monday, July 17.
This will allow the new teacher to attend a 4:30 PM Workshop on Monday for free, depending upon availability.

Registration for this training includes General Conference registration all general sessions Tuesday and Wednesday. The Thursday Tour is optional for an additional fee.

This training includes lunch on Sunday & breakfast and lunch Monday.

The workshop includes:
Overview of health science and understanding of the TEKS, classroom management, health science terminology, teaching strategies and learning styles, Introduction to THOA and HOSA and other student organizations. Exposure to classroom and administrative responsibilities, including lesson planning and making those lesson plans interactive using labs and technology
Sunday, July 16, 2023  12:00pm - 5:00pm
CE Sunday Afternoon Workshops for Healthcare Professionals * Fee Required - Times Vary
American Heart Association BLS Instructor Renewal Course 12:30 - 3:30 PM *$240 FEE Required
Location: BALLROOM III & IV
Janet DeYear
Rescue Co. 10 
Janet DeYear is the co-owner and Training Center Coordinator for the Daniel E. DeYear Training Center, which has been in business since 1984. She and her husband, Daniel, a Fire Chief with Dallas Fire Rescue, have taught thousands of students the life-saving skills of CPR, First Aid and AED usage in schools, healthcare facilities, community organizations and local businesses. Janet is also a BLS Lead Instructor and Training Center Faculty for their business and spends much of her time training, mentoring and supporting her instructors and Training Sites. As a volunteer for the American Heart Association, Janet serves on the Education Subcommittee, mentoring other AHA Training Centers and on the TCC Orientation Task Force, which is creating updated training materials for new and existing Coordinators. Janet and her husband have three grown children, a son-in-law, and a big, friendly Australian Shephard! Janet is a past PTA President, Girl Scout Leader, soccer mom, and Sunday School teacher. In her free time, she loves to travel, play tennis, walk/hike, read a good mystery novel, volunteer at various organizations, and scrapbook her family's activities. 
Daniel DeYear 
We are Second, LLC 
Daniel is originally from The Bronx in New York City and began his Fire Service Career in the North East. His time in the Texas Fire Service began over 40 years ago. He previously worked for the Carrollton Fire Department for nearly 10 years, serving in several capacities. He then served for two years as an International Fire Marshal for the U. S. Department of State, Foreign Building Operations, where he travelled to more than 35 countries providing fire & life safety to the United States Embassies and Consulates. He has been with the Dallas Fire Department for the past 30+ years and has held every rank up to Deputy Chief. Currently, he is the Deputy Chief of the EMS Division. He also serves as the Chairman of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, Firefighter Advisory Committee and is a member of the Curriculum and Testing Committee and the Health and Wellness Committees. He was the TAFE 2020 Instructor of the Year. Daniel is a Public Speaker and can be found at chiefdeyear.com and operates under We Are 2nd LLC. He lives in Plano with his wife Janet and they have three grown children. He is an avid snow skier and enjoys baseball, football and auto racing. 
This session is reserved for those teachers who are current AHA BLS Instructors and wish to renew their instructor certification. Preference will be given to those instructors who are already aligned with the Daniel E. DeYear Training Center; if space exists, others seeking to renew their BLS Instructor certification will be allowed to register.

During the session, we will review policies and procedures, discuss any AHA updates, check skills proficiency, conduct a monitored class session, and complete the proper renewal paperwork required by the American Heart Association for renewal.
The Misunderstood Consequences of Sickle Cell Disease in the Dental Patient: 11:30 - 4:30 PM *$175 Fee Required
Location: REVEILLE I & II
Linda Chandler-Jacobs
The Potters Smile Inc. 
Linda Chandler-Jacobs is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston Texas with a degree in Dental Hygiene, class of 1977. Linda has over 45 years of experience in the dental field. Linda has designed and implemented various protocols to enhance the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic periodontal involvement. Her career research of treatment and practice management have been primarily focused on a direct correlation of the latest research of Pharmaceutical Drugs and how they systemically react with the dental patient. She has utilized preventive, therapeutic and educational methods to identify and treat various complications as they pertain to the dental patient. Linda has used state-of-the art research to active patients with Laser Technology with documented success. Her special interest has been the challenges facing patients with Sickle Cell Disease, the Sickle Cell Trait, diabetes, osteoporosis, and geriatric patients as their compromised medical health jeopardizes all aspects of their dental health. Linda still practices a few days a month to accommodate her loyal patients. Linda now focuses her time and efforts on education and guidance for those individuals in the Dental Profession. Her chief goal is to make sure they fully understand the clinical manifestation of Sickle Cell disease and the Sickle Cell Trait. Linda is one of the founding members of the nonprofit organization. 
Jean Morency 
Owner/ Fantastic Smiles of Houston 
Specializes in dental research, dentistry, and treatments for patients with sickle cell disease or the sickle cell trait. See the resume attached. 
Johnetta Alfred 
Klein ISD 
Behavior Intervention for Klein ISD 
Professor Goldie Crockett 
Fort Bend 
Professor and adjunct Professor for Fort Bend 
Most people of an ethnic background born before 1974 may not know they have Sickle Cell Disease or the Sickle Cell Trait. A bill passed in 1974 made it mandatory that all newborns of ethnic decent must be tested for Sickle Cell Disease. The attendees will learn of all the medical consequences of having Sickle Cell Disease or the Sickle Cell Trait. These consequences manifest themselves in the form of different diseases. Individuals who do not know they have the disease or the trait do not know the underlying reason for their afflictions. Research has shown that people who possess the trait may also have some minor symptoms of the disease. This presentation will discuss these consequences and help you to recognize those symptoms.
Texas Jurisprudence and Ethics: Cover Your Actions: 1:00 - 4:00 PM * $175 Fee Required
Location: HULLABALOO
Felicia Edoghotu
Associated Nurses Group, PLLC 
Ms. Felicia Edoghotu is a registered nurse from Dallas, Texas. She has been in the healthcare field for over 15 years. She graduated from the University of Texas in Arlington with her BSN and furthered her education with a graduate degree in Healthcare and Nursing. Her background includes, telemetry medical surgical nursing, quality management, patient safety consultant, and case management. She also is a course provider for the Texas Board of Nursing for over 10 years providing educational workshops for nurses throughout Texas regarding ethical practices and safeguarding nursing licenses. Her goal is to empower and advocate for nurses and healthcare professionals the same way she advocates for her patients. 
The purpose of this course is to prepare nurses licensed in Texas to practice within the boundaries of the Texas Nurse Practice Act (NPA). This course will allow the attendees to better understand the NPA, describe the Texas board of nursing rules and regulations including TBON Rule 217.11 and 217.12. Additionally, through nursing intervention examples and analysis of case studies, nurses will be empowered to apply standards of nursing practice; locate the TBON position statements; identify nurse professional boundaries and illustrate nursing code of ethics.
Sunday, July 16, 2023  4:30pm - 7:30pm
CE Sunday Evening Workshop for Heathcare Professionals *FEE Required - Times Vary
American Heart Association BLS Provider Instructor Course: Sunday & Monday 4:30-7:30PM *$450 FEE Required
Location: BALLROOM III & IV
Janet DeYear
Rescue Co. 10 
Janet DeYear is the co-owner and Training Center Coordinator for the Daniel E. DeYear Training Center, which has been in business since 1984. She and her husband, Daniel, a Fire Chief with Dallas Fire Rescue, have taught thousands of students the life-saving skills of CPR, First Aid and AED usage in schools, healthcare facilities, community organizations and local businesses. Janet is also a BLS Lead Instructor and Training Center Faculty for their business and spends much of her time training, mentoring and supporting her instructors and Training Sites. As a volunteer for the American Heart Association, Janet serves on the Education Subcommittee, mentoring other AHA Training Centers and on the TCC Orientation Task Force, which is creating updated training materials for new and existing Coordinators. Janet and her husband have three grown children, a son-in-law, and a big, friendly Australian Shephard! Janet is a past PTA President, Girl Scout Leader, soccer mom, and Sunday School teacher. In her free time, she loves to travel, play tennis, walk/hike, read a good mystery novel, volunteer at various organizations, and scrapbook her family's activities. 
Daniel DeYear 
We Are 2nd, LLC 
Daniel is originally from The Bronx in New York City and began his Fire Service Career in the North East. His time in the Texas Fire Service began over 40 years ago. He previously worked for the Carrollton Fire Department for nearly 10 years, serving in several capacities. He then served for two years as an International Fire Marshal for the U. S. Department of State, Foreign Building Operations, where he travelled to more than 35 countries providing fire & life safety to the United States Embassies and Consulates. He has been with the Dallas Fire Department for the past 30+ years and has held every rank up to Deputy Chief. Currently, he is the Deputy Chief of the EMS Division. He also serves as the Chairman of the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, Firefighter Advisory Committee and is a member of the Curriculum and Testing Committee and the Health and Wellness Committees. He was the TAFE 2020 Instructor of the Year. Daniel is a Public Speaker and can be found at chiefdeyear.com and operates under We Are 2nd LLC. He lives in Plano with his wife Janet and they have three grown children. He is an avid snow skier and enjoys baseball, football and auto racing. 
Become an American Heart Association BLS CPR INSTRUCTOR for your district! This course will train you to teach both healthcare and non-healthcare CPR provider classes for your students, fellow teachers and staff.

Your A.H.A. BLS Instructor Training Registration Fee Covers:
- Application and alignment with the DeYear Training Center
- A.H.A. 2020 Guidelines BLS Instructor Manual and video set
- Online and classroom components of the BLS Essentials Instructor training, including hands-on teaching with the manikins
- Unlimited support and mentoring for 2 years
- One monitored class
- A.H.A. BLS Instructor e-card, good for a 2-year period

More detailed information can be viewed on the attached flyer.
Combating Human Trafficking: 5:00 -7:00 PM *$150 Fee Required
Location: HULLABALOO
Felicia Edoghotu
Associated Nurses Group, PLLC 
Ms. Felicia Edoghotu is a registered nurse from Dallas, Texas. She has been in the healthcare field for over 15 years. She graduated from the University of Texas in Arlington with her BSN and furthered her education with a graduate degree in Healthcare and Nursing. Her background includes, telemetry medical surgical nursing, quality management, patient safety consultant, and case management. She also is a course provider for the Texas Board of Nursing for over 10 years providing educational workshops for nurses throughout Texas regarding ethical practices and safeguarding nursing licenses. Her goal is to empower and advocate for nurses and healthcare professionals the same way she advocates for her patients. 
ATTENTION ALL HEALTHCARE PROFESSIONALS. This is a Statewide Mandated training! Register now!
The Human Trafficking course is intended to meets the new Human Trafficking requirement for Texas Professionals and executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission under Section 116.002.

Upon the completion of the course, the learner will be able to describe the types and venues of human trafficking; discuss communication strategies to assist with identification of trafficked person; determine the importance of safety planning and protocols; appraise data and identify resources for reporting suspected victims of human trafficking. 2.0 contact hours awarded
Monday, July 17, 2023  8:00am - 11:00am
Monday Morning Workshops 8-11 AM * Flat Fee of $225 Includes All Monday Workshops
CNA Skills Exam Day Practice
Location: Off Site at RELLIS Campus-ACB-
Kim Turnbull
AbileneISD 
Health Science Instructor 18 years; NATCEP Program Director 12 years; BSN, RN from Morningside College - 38 years; Med/Surg, Skilled Nursing, Critical Care, Home Health experience; co-author of G-W’s Introduction to Medical Terminology; wife for 33 years/Mom of 3/Mother-in-law of 2/Kiki(grandma) of 2!!! 
Annalyn Deen 
BrownwoodISD 
I am Bonita Annalyn Deen. I am a registered nurse and received my Bachelors degree from Texas Tech University. Go RED RAIDERS!! I recently received my Masters in Nursing Education from WGU. I was a labor and delivery nurse for 10 years prior to beginning my teaching career. I have been teaching health science for the past 12 years. I have taught medical terminology, health science theory, principles of health science and practicum of health science. I have taught the CNA class for the past 9 years at my local high school. I have been involved with HOSA since I have been teaching and have previously been on the Texas HOSA board of directors. I am married to Cody Deen and we have three beautiful children together. I love teaching, especially future health care professionals. 
Imagine yourself in the shoes (literally) of your CNA students, performing your skills set during the State Exam. Stop imagining, and let's do this. Come prepared to give it your best shot at performing the care expected of your students on CNA State Exam Day.
Creating a Sports Medicine Program
Location: HULLABALOO
Melissa Spriggs
Alief ISD 
I am one of the Health Science teachers on the campus of Alief Center for Advanced Careers. I have been a teacher in Alief for almost 12 years. I am a NATABOC Certified and Licensed Athletic Trainer. I am a Certified Personal Trainer through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. I currently teach Kinesiology and Practicum in Sports Management. 
Creating a Sports Medicine Program

Participants will be given an opportunity to learn about various aspects of creating a sustainable Sports Medicine CTE program. This presentation will detail steps taken to develop and grow the Alief Sports Medicine program. Presenters will share best practices to help increase visibility for recruiting and community partnerships ensuring growth for the program.
Sickle Cell Disease and the Dental Patient (3-hr Version of the Sunday CE 5-hr Workshop with no CEs)
Location: REVEILLE I & II
Linda Chandler-Jacobs
The Potters Smile Inc. 
Linda Chandler-Jacobs is a graduate of the University of Texas School of Dentistry in Houston Texas with a degree in Dental Hygiene, class of 1977. Linda has over 45 years of experience in the dental field. Linda has designed and implemented various protocols to enhance the evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of patients with chronic periodontal involvement. Her career research of treatment and practice management have been primarily focused on a direct correlation of the latest research of Pharmaceutical Drugs and how they systemically react with the dental patient. She has utilized preventive, therapeutic and educational methods to identify and treat various complications as they pertain to the dental patient. Linda has used state-of-the art research to active patients with Laser Technology with documented success. Her special interest has been the challenges facing patients with Sickle Cell Disease, the Sickle Cell Trait, diabetes, osteoporosis, and geriatric patients as their compromised medical health jeopardizes all aspects of their dental health. Linda still practices a few days a month to accommodate her loyal patients. Linda now focuses her time and efforts on education and guidance for those individuals in the Dental Profession. Her chief goal is to make sure they fully understand the clinical manifestation of Sickle Cell disease and the Sickle Cell Trait. Linda is one of the founding members of the nonprofit organization. 
Professor Goldie Crockett 
Fort Bend School District 
Professor for Fort Bend School district 
Johnetta Alfred 
Klein 
Behavior Interventionist 
Sickle Cell Disease is a genetic blood disorder that affects African Americans, Spanish Americans, Mexican Americans, and Asian Americans. This genetic disorder has been barely recognized, misunderstood, and blatantly unknown to dental professionals and a lot of the public. Sickle Cell Disease is a health condition that is not inclusive on most health history questionnaires. Even if it was on the health questionnaire, most clinicians and the public do not have a clue about the precautions associated with the disorder. A Sickle Cell Crisis is a serious condition and requires hospitalization. Some people with the disease prefer to remain anonymous because they do not want the stigma that is sometimes associated with it. Our goals and objectives are to educate all professionals and the public about this genetic disorder so that we will have a better understanding and can offer well-needed support to this unknown population.
BioFORCE: Addressing the Biopharmaceutical Workforce Wave
Location: Off Site: Meet in Hotel Lobby
Jenny Ligon
National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM) 
Since 2012, Jenny Ligon has directed the development of innovative multidisciplinary and multi-generational technical training and professional development programs for the biopharmaceutical and vaccine manufacturing industries as the Associate Director of the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM). Performing comprehensive needs assessments, building relationships with industrial and academic SMEs, and maneuvering through the complex curriculum development process, her center’s innovative, completely customizable training offerings to rapidly onboard new hires and skill-up incumbent employees. She is completely committed to growing the global biopharma industry, and believes that collaboration and not ‘reinventing the wheel’ is key in order to address current and future workforce demands. With more than twenty-five years of project management, public relations, and business development and administration experience in both the public and private sectors, Jenny is an energetic leader in the biopharmaceutical manufacturing arena. 
Baley Reeves 
National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM) 
Baley Reeves was appointed interim director in 2023 and currently leads NCTM’s mRNA project initiatives. She has over 15 years of experience in downstream processing and over 11 years of experience in biomanufacturing workforce training, and has expertise in the recovery and purification of recombinant proteins, vaccines, and gene therapy products, as well as experience in cGMP manufacturing and process development. Prior to joining NCTM, Baley was a senior scientist at the Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center (BTEC), where she developed and taught courses for biotech industry leaders, regulatory agencies, and the WHO. She has also worked on numerous vaccine-related projects, including a global survey of the vaccine manufacturing landscape with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Baley holds a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from Princeton University, where she was a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellow. She has authored articles on protein purification in Trends in Biotechnology, Protein Science, Protein Expression and Purification, and Microbial Cell Factories, as well as articles on biomanufacturing training and education published in Chemical Engineering Education. 
Want to visit 2 of the organizations that played a role during Operation Warp Speed to combat COVID-19? Excited to learn about the aggressively-growing industry of vaccine-, gene therapy- and other cell-based-medicine-manufacturing?
Then you'll want to join us for hands-on labs in upstream and downstream bioprocessing at the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing and a tour of international pharmaceutical company, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies.
Learn how we are turning the biotech industry on its head by creating pathways for high school graduates to gain well-paying jobs with great career advancement opportunities. 2 opportunities on Mon Jul 17: 9AM to 12PM and 1PM to 4PM.
Biomedial Tech
Location: BALLROOM III & IV
Chantel Jones- Lightfoot
Harmony Science Academy-Houston 
My name is Chanetel Jones-Lightfoot and I am currently teaching at Harmony Science Academy- Houston, and have been here for 9 years. I have been teaching for 16 years, in which I am originally a Life Sciene Cert. Currently I teach Biology, Principles of Biomed., Human Body Systems and Medical Interventions from the PLTW Biomedical Pathway in which I am certified/trained in. I am also a HOSA advisor on our campus and contract with the Rice University RSTEM Program. I enjoy all things sciene and medicine, traveling the world, trying different foods/restaurants, sports and spending time with family. I am also a mother to my two amazing children Cason and Dalis! 
Through both individual and collaborative team activities, I would like to give teachers the opportunity to tackle real-world
challenges faced by biomedical professionals in the field. They will work with the same tools and equipment
used in hospitals and labs as they engage in relevant hands-on work. Teachers will be able to take away skills from 3-4 stations that are likely to be used during Area for Round 2 Skills. The following labs stations will be set up for teachers: Micropipetting wi/ Numbers, Gel Electrophoresis, DNA Gel Interpretation, and ELISA Antigen test. I would like for teachers to also gain knowledge and experience to assist their students who may be interested and better prepare those students interested in Biotech for HOSA competiton.
Monday, July 17, 2023  1:00pm - 4:00pm
Monday Afternoon Workshops 1-4 PM * Flat Fee of $225 Includes All Monday Workshops
An Epic Simulation Adventure-from Moulage and Beyond!
Location: Off Site at RELLIS Campus-ACB-
Sami Rahman
Blinn College-Health Sciences 
Bio Sami Rahman: Sami Rahman is the Director of Simulation and Clinical Labs at Blinn College Health Science Center in Bryan, Texas. She has been at Blinn College since 2006, and a Registered Nurse for 35 years, having a variety of experiences including Pediatric Nursing (primarily Pediatric Oncology), Intensive Care Nursing, Camp Nursing, School Nursing, Teaching (High School and College), and Home Health Care. She is a 2018 Clinical Educator Awardee through NISOD and received recognition in 2008 as an Outstanding Faculty Member at Blinn College. She participated in the initial development and expansion of simulation integration into the curriculum at Blinn College, Health Science Programs. She has worked in collaboration and development for multiple simulations for student learning across the division, including the capstone for their First Semester novice nursing students and the integration of Simulated Patients. As a member of OADN since 2008, she has presented posters and educational sessions for the National Conference annually. She has also served on the OADN Education Conference Planning Committee since 2012 and now serves on the OADN Sim Task force since 2020. 
Denise Guadagnino 
Blinn College Health Sciences 
Bio Denise Guadagnino Combining a successful career with the Walt Disney Company and over 25 years as a registered nurse specializing in the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit) Denise Guadagnino is the Simulation Specialist for Blinn College Health Science and Simulation Lab at the RELLIS campus from 2015 to present. She holds degrees in nursing from Rio Hondo College and organizational development from Azusa Pacific University.  In 2018, she received the NISOD Excellence Award. Denise enjoys collaborating with students and faculty to find innovative ways to develop excellent healthcare professionals. 
Simulation is the imitation or representation of one act or system by another. Healthcare simulations can be said to have four main purposes â?? education, assessment, research, and health system integration in facilitating patient safety. To often have a more effective simulation experience for students the use of a variety of tools, simulators, and moulage can create a believable and engaging experience. We want to take you into the world of simulation allowing you to step into the role as a student and/or facilitator in a couple of created role playing experiences in our state-of-the-art simulation spaces. As a part of the workshop you will also get an opportunity to create some realistic wounds and treatable injuries in our "Moulage World". Moulage is the art of applying realistic, mock injuries for the purpose of training emergency response teams, medical, and military personnel. Join us on our adventure!
CCMA, PCT, PHLEBOTOMY, EKG, & HOSA - oh my! Tips and tricks to keep it real!
Location: BALLROOM III & IV
Susan Darr
Birdville ISD 
I am a clinical teacher for Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning. I teach CCMA, PCT, PHLEBOTOMY, and EKG certification. My career includes 19 years of teaching chemistry, nearly 5 years of nursing and 2 years of clinical instruction. 
Let's explore the basics of teaching a clinical certification class. It's overwhelming to cover anatomy & physiology, medical terminology, professionalism, communication, safety and compliance, skills, pharmacology, vocabulary, testing skills, patient care, law & ethics AND MORE, MUCH MORE to a bunch of teenagers. What is essential? Where to go for help! How to have fun with this curriculum. I would like to share some thoughts and get your input on what you think. I love teaching and sharing what has worked and failed in my classroom.
Food insecurity and education: adding depth to food drives and food pantries
Location: ROSS I & II
Bill Borowski
Coppell ISD 
Certified/Licensed Athletic Trainer and Licensed Physical Therapist Assistant. I Have been at Coppell ISD for 13 years, and currently teach Health Science Theory and am a HOSA Advisor 
Have you gone to conferences and learned interesting ideas but quickly forget about and never implement them? In this symposium we will collaborate and create a useable Project Based Learning unit on Food Insecurity. Students need service hours, and they often do them at food pantries, food drives etc. Why not add some depth and meaning behind the service?

We will create the elements needed to implement a complete Project Based Unit in your classrooms. You will leave with a shared drive where you can access/add files after the meeting. Everyone will benefit from our collective experiences and effort.

Bring your laptop and TEKS/learning standards, as this will be interactive. We will create a driving question and utilize 21st century skills in an impactful unit for students
Starla's Hands-On Body Systems: Gastrointestinal and Guiding Students to Choose a Healthy Lifestyle
Location: HULLABALOO
Starla Ewan
Starla's Creative Teaching Tips 
Starla brings over 38 years year of teaching and brings a rich background of experience ranging from coaching, athletic training, all levels of Biology, college instruction of Anatomy, and years of on-site medical observation. She has been presenting successful teaching methods with teachers during conferences and staff development workshops for over 25 years. Her teaching experience includes Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Microbiology, Pathophysiology, AP Biology, Pre-AP Biology, and standard Biology. The success of Starla's teaching strategies and increased student understanding of difficult material through the use of hands-on activities and teaching tricks has led her to share with teachers, massage therapists, and medical personnel nationwide. Starla also works with new year teacher mentorship programs to facilitate a successful transition into the teaching profession and staff developments for campus faculty to coordinate a successful and consistent learning environment for students. If you would like to contact Starla about lessons from the modules or to arrange for her to conduct a dynamic workshop for your school or conference, just email her at sewan15@yahoo.com or call her at 806-787-6018. Your instructors will love the time spent in a workshop that gives them fun and successful lessons to take back to the classroom. Massage therapists and medical personnel will love the application of these lessons to their healing practice. 
Participants will receive successful and affordable hands-on lessons that guide students to construct organs of the GI system and analyze their function in the breaking down of food to gain valuable nutrients. Windows to help students understand nutritional factors that influence human growth, improve quality of life, and prevent diseases and injuries will be provided. Participants will take home their constructed digestive system, life-style lessons, and motivational materials after the workshop.
A Little of This and a Little of That
Location: TRADITIONS
Linda Guerra
Byron P. Steele High School 
Linda Guerra is a certified Medical Technologist with a degree in Clinical Lab Sciences from UT Health San Antonio and also holds a degree in Zoology with a minor in Chemistry from Texas Tech University. Before her career in education, she worked in a Molecular Diagnostics Lab at UT Health and also in the Microbiology Lab at University Hospital for many years. In 1999 she began her teaching career at Samuel Clemens HS in the Schertz Cibolo UC School District where she taught Chemistry and IPC for six years. In the Fall of 2005 she began teaching at Byron P Steele HS the new high school in the district. This year will mark her 24th year in education and her 10th year teaching Health Science Courses. She has taught several health science courses over her career including: Principles of Health Science, Medical Terminology, Medical Microbiology, Pathophysiology and Health Science Practicum certifying students in Medical Assisting. She is actively involved in HOSA as a local advisor for the past 10 years for her school chapter and has served on the Texas HOSA Board of Directors for Area 1 for the past five years. This year she was elected to serve as President of the Board. 
Melissa Rohrbough 
Westlake High School 
Melissa Rohrbough received a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Southwest Texas University in 1991. She holds a Texas Teaching Certificate for grades 6-12 in Composite Science and holds a Texas Teaching Certificate for grades 8-12 in Health Science. She worked as a laboratory technologist for 6 years before moving to teaching. She taught chemistry and integrated chemistry and physics for ten years before moving to health science in which she is starting her fifteenth year. She has taught various courses in health science including Principles of Health Science, Theory of Health Science, Pharmacology, Pharmacy Technician Certification, Phlebotomy Certification and Clinical Medical Assistant Certification. She is also a HOSA advisor and served 6 years on the Texas Board of Directors for HOSA . She has taught multiple workshops for THOA, Texas Health Occupations Association including Phlebotomy 101 and Haven’t thought of that. These workshops focused on bringing hands on activities with instructional strategies for health science teachers. Her educational philosophy is very simple: she makes her classroom a place where students want to be instead of where they must be. 
Tired of doing the same old thing? Don't worry we have you covered. A fun and hands on workshop covering material from Principles to Health Science to CCMA to Practicum and more. Presenters will step attendees through lessons , show how to teach them and how to engage students with out using just a powerpoint. Attendees will participate in activities , make examples and walk away with lessons they can immediately implement into their classroom.
BioFORCE: Addressing the Biopharmaceutical Workforce Wave
Location: Off Site: Meet in Hotel Lobby
Jenny Ligon
National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM) 
 
Baley Reeves 
National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM) 
 
Want to visit 2 of the organizations that played a role during Operation Warp Speed to combat COVID-19? Excited to learn about the aggressively-growing industry of vaccine-, gene therapy- and other cell-based-medicine-manufacturing?
Then you'll want to join us for hands-on labs in upstream and downstream bioprocessing at the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing and a tour of international pharmaceutical company, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies.
Learn how we are turning the biotech industry on its head by creating pathways for high school graduates to gain well-paying jobs with great career advancement opportunities. 2 opportunities on Mon Jul 17: 9AM to 12PM and 1PM to 4PM.
Introducing a New Book: Teaching Health Science
Location: REVEILLE I & II
Kim Smith
CreativEd Services 
Kim Smith began her teaching career in 1981 at Alexander Central High School in Taylorsville, North Carolina. After nine years in the classroom, she served as the Health Occupations Education Consultant and HOSA State Advisor at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. In 2001 she was named the Assistant Director of National HOSA and later became a facilitator and instructional designer for the Walt Disney Company® and National Geographic Live®. Kim is the owner of CreativEd Services and the author of ten books in the Learning Games and Brain Games and Puzzles series. She is currently a consultant with Integrated Loyalty Systems, helping to improve the patient and employee experience for multiple clients throughout the United States. Kim is a Registered Nurse with a B.A. in Psychology from Lenoir-Rhyne College and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Supervision from North Carolina State University. 
BONUS!!! Attendees will receive an electronic version of an exciting new book written exclusively for you - TEACHING HEALTH SCIENCE!

Designed to bridge the gap between how we teach and how our students learn, this book is packed with research, experiences, ideas, and strategies to guide you toward using meaningful teaching skills that result in greater student achievement. It acknowledges the value and experience you bring to the classroom and intends to highlight the fact that Health Science Education is more than memorizing facts. Health Science Education is about everything it takes to prepare a young person to pursue a health profession.

YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE. By writing this book, I hope to celebrate your choice to become a teacher and to say thanks for contributing to the progress of healthcare in America by preparing future healthcare professionals.
Monday, July 17, 2023  4:30pm - 7:30pm
Monday Afternoon Workshops 4:30 - 7:30 PM * Flat Fee of $225 Includes All Monday Workshops
Back to the Future : The History of Health Care via Interactive Notebooks
Location: HULLABALOO
Deanie Gold
Retired 
I have recently retired after 35 years in public education. I began teaching in the sciences, did a stint in special Ed, and then was asked to start a Health Science Program in my school. I started with Principles of HS, and added one class each year until I needed a second teacher. I taught all the different HS courses, plus EMT. I teach EMS classes in my community and serve as a First Responder, as well as CERT Chairman. I love cats and enjoy gardening and home canning. 
Do you find the History of Health Care unit to be difficult and perhaps boring for your students( and maybe even for your)? Is it hard to interest them in things that happened thousands of years ago?
Travel back in time with me as we try to uncover the link between medicine past and present. Learn about some of the CRAZY treatments performed back then, and see how some medical procedures performed today have their roots in treatments from the past.
This entire unit will be presented using an Interactive Notebook Format. You will make and recieve a variety of INB tools, and learn several techniques that might help generate interest in your students. You will take home a ready to use unit on the History of Health Care that your students will absolutely love!!
Introducing a New Book: Teaching Health Science
Location: BALLROOM I & II
Kim Smith
CreativEd Services 
Kim Smith began her teaching career in 1981 at Alexander Central High School in Taylorsville, North Carolina. After nine years in the classroom, she served as the Health Occupations Education Consultant and HOSA State Advisor at the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction. In 2001 she was named the Assistant Director of National HOSA and later became a facilitator and instructional designer for the Walt Disney Company® and National Geographic Live®. Kim is the owner of CreativEd Services and the author of ten books in the Learning Games and Brain Games and Puzzles series. She is currently a consultant with Integrated Loyalty Systems, helping to improve the patient and employee experience for multiple clients throughout the United States. Kim is a Registered Nurse with a B.A. in Psychology from Lenoir-Rhyne College and a M.Ed. in Curriculum and Supervision from North Carolina State University. 
BONUS!!! Attendees will receive an electronic version of an exciting new book written exclusively for you - TEACHING HEALTH SCIENCE!

Designed to bridge the gap between how we teach and how our students learn, this book is packed with research, experiences, ideas, and strategies to guide you toward using meaningful teaching skills that result in greater student achievement. It acknowledges the value and experience you bring to the classroom and intends to highlight the fact that Health Science Education is more than memorizing facts. Health Science Education is about everything it takes to prepare a young person to pursue a health profession.

YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE. By writing this book, I hope to celebrate your choice to become a teacher and to say thanks for contributing to the progress of healthcare in America by preparing future healthcare professionals.
Lifetime Learning with Lisa!
Location: REVEILLE I & II
Lisa De Leon
NorthSide ISD 
This is my fifteenth year as a Secondary CTE Health Science Instructor. I initially started in my hometown of Edinburg, Texas, and was active in my HOSA Chapter (2009-2017). Served as Area 7 Board Member for Texas HOSA for 6 years and Texas HOSA Board President in 2017. During my tenure, I contributed to committee goals in planning, implementing, and working on strategies for the educational needs of students as well as teachers. I was fortunate to mentor a HOSA State Officer (2015-2016) and it was an opportunity to work collaboratively in various aspects of Leadership committee meetings and planning. I relocated and moved to San Antonio in 2021 and have been blessed with greater opportunities in my teaching strategies. I currently teach at Tom C. Clark High School with NorthSide ISD. I teach a Theory / Clinical Rotation and two CCMA classes. I love to search, learn and be creative with ideas to make learning in the classroom fun, life-like, and interesting for my students. I often get asked by other instructors for guidance on the ideas I share on my social media page and I think that's the greatest compliment! I attended THOA conferences as a HOSA Board Member when it was first moved to College Station and this past summer 2022 I had a fantastic time at the conference! 
Are you needing some creative and fresh ideas for your students in the classroom? Let's focus on concepts in teaching other than the traditional textbook, PowerPoint, and/or worksheet. My purpose is to assist you whether you are a new or seasoned teacher we could all use some stimulating ingenious ways of demonstrating skill in healthcare. I want you to gain insight and learn to trust your instinct and save you trial & error time in my demonstrations. My goal is for my attendees to walk away from my session excited, supported, and confident.
Patient Care Technician: Implementing A Program With Multiple Certifications and Setting Your Students Up For Success
Location: TRADITIONS
Amanda Grissom
Grayson College 
I have been an LVN for 11 years and have nursing experience in long-term care, rehabilitative care, pediatric home health, and school nursing. I earned my alternative certification and taught high school health sciences for four years. I have been a health science instructor at our local community college for almost two years and teach adults as well as dual-credit high school students. I currently teach CNA, EKG Tech, Phlebotomy Tech, and Patient Care Tech. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three dogs. 
This course will provide information on how to build a new program as well as provide teachers of existing programs with tips, tricks, and new ideas for their current classes. This course will include information for a program that would include four certifications to be earned in a year (Nurse Aide, EKG Technician, Certified Phlebotomy Technician, and Patient Care Technician), but will be helpful for instructors teaching one or all of these certifications. Attendees will be provided with:
-A year at a glance, easily modifiable to your school schedule
-Ideas for skills with equipment lists to implement into each component of your course
-Study tips and activities to prepare your students to sit for certification exams
Phlebotomy 101
Location: BALLROOM III & IV
Melissa Rohrbough
Westlake High School 
Melissa Rohrbough received a Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology from Southwest Texas University in 1991. She holds a Texas Teaching Certificate for grades 6-12 in Composite Science and holds a Texas Teaching Certificate for grades 8-12 in Health Science. She worked as a laboratory technologist for 6 years before moving to teaching. She taught chemistry and integrated chemistry and physics for ten years before moving to health science in which she is starting her fifteenth year. She has taught various courses in health science including Principles of Health Science, Theory of Health Science, Pharmacology, Pharmacy Technician Certification, Phlebotomy Certification and Clinical Medical Assistant Certification. She is also a HOSA advisor and served 6 years on the Texas Board of Directors for HOSA . She has taught multiple workshops for THOA, Texas Health Occupations Association including Phlebotomy 101 and Haven’t thought of that. These workshops focused on bringing hands on activities with instructional strategies for health science teachers. Her educational philosophy is very simple: she makes her classroom a place where students want to be instead of where they must be. 
Phlebotomy has always been a good pathway into the health care system. Hospitals
and labs always need individuals with excellent phlebotomy skills. Patients will
always need blood tests. It is one of the most commonly used modalities to screen
and diagnose disease. This session provides a great opportunity for attendees to
get hands on training, activities, lecture material and labs to help teach the skills to
your student.
Thursday, July 20, 2023  8:30am - 10:30am
Thursday Tour: *$50 Fee Required
BioFORCE: Addressing the Biopharmaceutical Workforce Wave Tour
Location: Off Site: Meet in Hotel Lobby
Jenny Ligon
National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM) 
 
Baley Reeves 
National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing (NCTM) 
 
Want to visit 2 of the organizations that played a role during Operation Warp Speed to combat COVID-19? Excited to learn about the aggressively-growing industry of vaccine-, gene therapy- and other cell-based-medicine-manufacturing? Then you'll want to join us for demonstrations of labs in upstream and downstream bioprocessing at the National Center for Therapeutics Manufacturing and a tour of the international pharmaceutical company, FUJIFILM Diosynth Biotechnologies. Learn how we are turning the biotech industry on its head by creating pathways for high school graduates to gain well-paying jobs with great career advancement opportunities. This tour is for 2 hours on Thursday Morning, Jul 20 from 8:30-10:30 AM. It is a mini repeat of the Monday 3 hrs hands-on workshop.




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