University of Vermont

College of Medicine

Office of Primary Care and Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program


Grand Rounds for School Nurses

Grand Rounds for School Nurses offers the latest information, research and training on issues pertaining to the health and welfare of youth. This program is brought to you by the UVM AHEC Program and the Vermont Department of Health. The Vermont State Nurses' Association, Inc. awards 1.5 contact hours to those who qualify and attend the program.

Grand Rounds for School Nurses is broadcast through Vermont Interactive Technologies (VIT). Attendees can view the session from any of the 13 VIT sites throughout Vermont.

Visit the VIT website to find the location of the site nearest you.


2014-2015 Session Dates and Topics

All sessions take place from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m.





Tues., Sept. 16, 2014

“Adverse Childhood Experiences in VT – Turning Adversity into Advantages for Vermont’s Children”
  • Barbara Frankowski, MD, MPH: Vermont Children’s Hospital, Fletcher Allen Health Care; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Vermont College of Medicine
  • Breena Holmes, MD, Maternal and Child Health Director, Vermont Department of Health




Wed., Nov. 19, 2014

“CVI: Recognize the Characteristics; Help Kids See”
  • Kerry Clifford, M. Ed., Teacher of the Visually Impaired and Certified Orientation & Mobility Specialist with the Vermont Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired
  • Emma Nelson, MS Ed, Project Coordinator Vermont Sensory Access Project & Vermont I-Team Statewide Educational Consultant at the University of Vermont College of Education and Social Services Center on Disability and Community Inclusion



Tues., Jan. 13, 2015

“Food Fads –What’s Real and What Isn’t”
  • Michael A. D’Amico, MD, Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology, The University of Vermont Children’s Hospital, The University of Vermont Health Center (formerly the Vermont Children’s Hospital at Fletcher Allen Health Care); Associate Professor of Medicine, the University of Vermont College of Medicine



Wed., March 18, 2015

“Prescription Drug Abuse – Guiding School Nurses on What to Look For: Street Drugs, YRBS”
  • Fred Holmes, MD, Retired Pediatrician in St. Albans, featured in the documentary film “The Hungry Heart”
  • Mary Pickener, LICSW, LADC, Substance Abuse Prevention Consultant, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Vermont Department of Health


Tues., May 12, 2015

“Ten Allergy Myths”
  • Betsy Jaffe, MD, PhD, Timberlane Allergy and Asthma Associates, S. Burlington, VT; Clinical Associate Professor, UVM Department of Pediatrics


Register for Grand Rounds for School Nurses

The target audience for this program is school nurses, but these sessions also may be attended by professionals providing health care and social services to youth. Space is limited, so register early!

  • Register for a Grand Rounds for School Nurses session - NO UPCOMING SESSIONS


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