Agenda & Speakers

Start TimeEnd TimePresentation
8:00 AM9:00 AM

Dr. Bernadette Longo, PhD, RN, CNL, PHNA-BC, FAAN

Planetary Health Nursing: Caring for people and the Earth

9:00 AM10:00 AM

Dr. Elizabeth Schenk, PhD, RN, FAAN

Environmental Stewardship in Healthcare

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe relationships between health care and climate change.
  • Name at least three contributors to healthcare pollution.
  • Discuss nursing roles in reducing healthcare pollution.
10:00 AM11:00 AM

Jessica Adams-Lopes, MPH

Empowering Healthcare Providers: Essential Insights for Educating Patients on Disaster Preparedness

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to educate patients about personal disaster preparedness.
  • Identify the three steps of disaster preparedness.
11:00 AM11:30 AMBreak: Sigma Nu Iota Poster Presentation
11:30 AM12:30 PM

Dr. Joanne Leovy, MD

Climate Change and Health – A Case-Based Approach

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn about climate impacts to human health in Nevada through case review.
  • Explore community and health sector resilience, including examples from Nevada.
  • Examine opportunities for incorporating a climate-health frame into patient care, healthcare leadership, quality improvement, and advocacy.
12:30 PM1:30 PM

The Nevada Donor Network Keynote Presentation
Kacey Johnson, RN

Disasters and Mental Health

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the lived experience of a survivor and impact on mental health and suicide risk.
  • Identify steps that can be taken in suicide assessment and prevention.
  • Support those that carry heavy burdens, placing focus on outcomes rather than circumstances.
  • Inspire others to thrive rather than survive.