2018 Nevada Public Health Annual Conference

Evidence-Based Practices Informing and Leading the Future of Nevada
September 26-27, 2018 | Alexis Park Resort | Las Vegas, NV

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Day 1 | Wednesday,  September 26

8:30 am – 9:00 am

Registration | Zeus Foyer

9:00 am – 9:15 am

Opening Remarks | Parthenon 1&2
Brian Parrish, MPH, NPHA President

9:15 am – 10:30 am

Opening Keynote | Parthenon 1&2
Evidenced-Based Practice
Jim Grizzell, MBA, MA

10:30 am – 10:45 am

Break and Exhibits | Pathenon 3&4

10:45 am – 12:00 pm

Plenary | Parthenon 1&2
Promoting and Protecting the Public’s Health Through Evidence-Based Advocacy and Policy: An Assessment of Opportunities and Challenges for Public Health in the 2019 Session of the Nevada State Legislature
Panelists: Michael Hacket and Amber Joiner, Moderator: John Packham, PhD

12:00 pm – 1:30 pm

Lunch (served @ 12:30), Poster Session and Exhibits | Pathenon 3&4

1:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

B-1 | Parthenon 1&2
Moderator: Brian Parrish, MPH

B-2 | Zeus A
Moderator: Erika Marquez, PhD, MPH

B-3 | Zeus B
Moderator:  Sandi Larson, MPH

  • A.     How Health Impact Assessments are Portrayed in the Press: Lessons to Inform Policy from a Media Analysis of Widely Circulated U.S. Newspapers, Max Gakh, JD MPH
  • B.     How to Use Evidence-Based Infographics to Improve the Safety of Nevadans: Illustrated via Traffic Safety Infographics, Laura Gryder, MA
  • C.     Trail Signage Policy Works to Improve Trail Experience for Users, Mindy Meacham, BS CHES

3:00 pm – 3:15 pm

Break and Exhibits | Pathenon 3&4

3:15 pm – 4:45 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

B-4 | Parthenon 1&2
Moderator: Jordan Friend, MPH-C

B-5 | Zeus A
Moderator: Jessica Johnson, MPH, CHES, CPS

B-6 | Zeus B
Moderator: Lisa Segler, MPH, CHES

Day 2 - Thursday, September 27

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Registration | Zeus Foyer

8:00 am – 8:15 am

Opening Remarks | Parthenon 1&2
 Lisa Segler, MPH, CHES, President-Elect

8:15 am – 9:30 am

Plenary | Parthenon 1&2
Fuel Up to Play 60: Fueling Up Greatness in Schools
Jake Yarberry, RDN, LD, PT and Jennifer Cuozzo

9:30 am - 10:45 am

How Wellness Drives Peak Performance in the Health Professions | Parthenon 1&2
Christina Demopoulos, DDS, MPH
(Assessment Worksheet)

10:45 am – 11:00 am

Break and Exhibits | Pathenon 3&4

11:00 am – 12:30 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

B-7 | Parthenon 1&2
Moderator: Malcom Ahlo

B-8 | Zeus A
Moderator: Victoria Young, MPH-C

B-9 | Zeus B
Moderator:  Amineh Harvey, MPH

  • A.     Recent Trends in Substance Use, Sexual Risk and Emotional Health in a Representative Sample of High School Students in Nevada: Changes from 2015 to 2017, Taylor Lensch, MPH
  • B.     Marijuana Use Behaviors in a Population-Based Sample of Adolescents in Nevada, Healther Martin, BS
  • C.     Identifying Minors Experiencing Commercial Sexual Exploitation: The Development of a Reliable and Valid Screening Tool, Lois Ritter, EdD, MS, MA, MS-HCA, PMP, CHDA
  • A.     Does Educational Level Influence Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Mortality Among Asians in the U.S.?, Sfurti Rathi
  • B.     Colorectal Cancer Survival in the Mountain West State of Nevada, Karen Callahan, MPH
  • C.     Social Determinants of Adolescent E-Cigarette and Cigarette use, Elizabeth Lawrence, PhD.

12:30 pm – 1:45 pm

Awards Lunch, NPHA Business Meeting and Exhibits | Pathenon 3&4

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

B-10 | Parthenon 1&2
Moderator: Glahnnia Rates

B-11 | Zeus A
Moderator: Kayelynn Ogden, MEd

B-12 | Zeus B
Moderator: M. Amaris Knight, MEd

  • A.     Examining Opioid-Associated Emergency Department Visits and Hospitalizations in Nevada Between 2007-2017, Christopher Cochran, PhD
  • B.     Associations Between Opioid-Related Hospitalizations and Intravenous Drug Users, Jacklynn De Leon, BS
  • C.     Harm Reduction Behaviors Surrounding Fentanyl Use, Sabra Stanford, MPH

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Closing Remarks | Parthenon 1&2
 Lisa Segler, MPH, CHES, President-Elect

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