Jan 25, 2006    #014
Contact: Marji Datwyler
(816) 235-6276

March 17 deadline to attend annual women’s health care symposium

The University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC) School of Nursing is co-sponsoring the 31st annual Women’s Health Care Symposium April 6 and 7 at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City. Organizers are now accepting registrations until March 17.

Nationally recognized speakers Barb Bancroft, R.N., M.S.N., P.N.P., and Sharon Schnare, R.N., F.N.P., C.N.M., M.S.N., will be featured at the event.

Bancroft is noted for her humorous, entertaining and information-packed seminars. She is author of the books Medical Minutiae, An Apple a Day—the ABCs of Diet and Disease and Live a Little, Laugh a Lot. She is currently the executive director of CPP Associates, Inc., a continuing education firm for health care professionals based in Chicago.

Sharon Myoji Schnare is a clinical instructor in the Department of Family and Child Nursing at the University of Washington, and she is a clinician in women’s, adolescent, and family health care in private practice in Port Orchard, Wash. She was director of the Harbor-UCLA Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner Program for nine years and has developed workshops and clinical practicums for presentation in the U.S. and abroad.

The two-day symposium is approved for 13.2 contact hours, or 15 contact hours with endometrial biopsy practicum. Program sessions will focus on areas such as metabolic syndrome, sexuality dysfunction and enhancement, evidence-based techniques to motivate healthy choices, cervical cancer vaccine, enhancing effective communication with adolescents, and more.

Development Systems Inc. (DSI) is co-sponsoring the event as it has done for the last 30 years; however, this year marks the first year the conference will be co-sponsored with UMKC. In years before, the University of Kansas was co-sponsor.

Symposium brochure and registration form may be found online at Mail registration forms with payment to: UMKC School of Nursing, Attention: CE Event, 2220 Holmes Street, Kansas City, MO 64108. To register by phone or fax, call Danielle Freeman at (816) 235-1752 or send faxes to (816) 235-1701.

Registration fees are: $220 for nurses, advanced practice nurses and other health care professionals; $200 for Title X nurses, UMKC School of Nursing faculty and preceptors; $110 for residents and students (with written verification); $50 for endometrial biopsy practicum; and $45 for endometrial biopsy practicum for Title X nurses, UMKC School of Nursing faculty, preceptors and students.

Commercial vendors are invited to exhibit at the symposium.

For more information, contact Marji Datwyler, UMKC School of Nursing continuing education coordinator, at (816) 235-6276 or

UMKC School of Nursing is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by the Kansas State Board of Nursing. The School of Nursing offers a prelicensure BSN, RN to BSN, MSN and PhD programs.

UMKC, one of four University of Missouri campuses, is a public university serving more than 14,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. It is one of fewer than 30 research universities in the United States that has medicine, dentistry, nursing and pharmacy education programs all located on one campus.

UMKC engages with the community and economy based on a three-part mission: visual and performing arts, health sciences, and urban affairs.

This information is available to people with speech or hearing impairments by calling Relay Missouri at (800) 735-2966 (TT) or (800) 735-2466 (voice).



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