Conference Information - Iowa Lakes Community College
Who Should Attend?
Health Care Professionals
Mental Health Workers
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CEUs/Contact Hours/Providers #19
1.38 nursing CEUs / 13.8 CEHs certificate of attendance
*Must attend the entire conference to receive CEUs or Contact Hours.
Conference Tuition - Be an Early Bird!
$189 if preregistered and paid by Friday, May 1, 2015 (Course #59742)
$229 if paid after May 1
*Includes tuition, meals, handouts, continuing education certificate and recording fees.
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Mail: Iowa Lakes Community College Continuing Education
300 S. 18th St.
Estherville, IA 51334
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Conference & hotel reservations must be made separately.
Call Arrowwood Resort & Convention Center at 888-378-8047
1405 Hwy 71, Okoboji, Iowa • www.arrowwood-okoboji.com
A block of rooms has been reserved until May 8.
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Register by Noon, June 1, 2015. No refunds will be given.
No partial days. Rooms are available at a reduced cost,
but are not included in conference fee.
300 S. 18th St.
Estherville, IA 51334
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Thursday, June 4, 2015
7:30 – 8 am
8 – 8:15 am Welcome
Tom Brotherton, Executive Dean,
Iowa Lakes Emmetsburg Campus
8:15 – 9:45 am
The Power of 100
9:45 – 10 am
10 – 11:30 am
My 600 Pound Life; Weight Loss and the Struggle to be a Normal Person
11:30 am – 12:30 pmLunch
12:30 – 2 pm
Dr. Ron Kolegraff
The Science of Beauty
2 – 2:15 pm Break
2:15 – 3:45 pm
3:45 – 5:15 pm
OSHA Updates for Healthcare
• Expose how attitude and perception of the healthcare
professional connect to the patient and/or patient’s family to
promote successful outcomes of treatment.
• Determine the importance of developing a positive attitude to
foster a productive and healthy work environment.
• Identify avenues and strategies where nurses and healthcare
professionals can enhance the delivery of their care to patients;
helping to improve the outcome and patient’s well-being.
• Define “normal life” at 600+ pounds to understand morbid
obesity and realize it is not a life choice.
• Understand post-gastric bypass surgery struggles.
• Learn to assist those struggling with weight loss
• Learn the early signs of sepsis and describe surviving sepsis
• Identify risk factors for sepsis in the elderly and how early signs
can be deficient.
• Cover updated information on OSHA regulations and identify
trends for compliance.
• Identify hazards - and abatement of those hazards - as they
relate to the healthcare field.
• Overview of cancer therapy medications - new and in the
pharmaceutical pipeline - as well as new academic discoveries.
• Learn about emerging immunotherapies, radiation treatment
breakthroughs and niche treatments.
Friday, June 5, 2015
• Understand and identify the early signs of Congenital
Insensitivity to Pain (CIPA).
• Explore genetic advances in identifying CIPA and related neuro
• Learn why pain is good.
7:30 – 8 am
8 – 8:15 am Welcome
Barb Grandstaff, Iowa Lakes Registrar
8:15 – 9:15 am
Advances in Cancer Therapy
9:15 – 10:15 am
Tango on a Tightrope: Learning the
• Explore long-term effects in children and adults coping with
10:15 – 10:30 am
10:30 am – 12:30 pm Michael Kutcher
13 & Terminal: A Patient’s Perspective
• Become more aware of individual differences with a new sense
of appreciation for life.
Intricate Steps of Living Without Pain
• Understand how people with CIPA feel emotions, pressure,
identify body changes, etc.
• Embrace treatment of difficult medical conditions with care and
understanding; learn to be an advocate for your family or your
own medical concerns.
• Gain a new perspective of life and overcoming obstacles.
• Become more aware of the disability community.
• Develop a new desire to overcome obstacles.
Kutcher From the moment of birth, Michael A. Kutcher began a journey of adversity and
determination. He was born the “unexpected” twin brother of actor, Christopher “Ashton” Kutcher. Michael met
his first challenge at delivery entering the world weighing less than 5 pounds, hardly responsive and struggling to
take his first breath. In 2010, Michael began his advocacy for Cerebral Palsy. His determination and passion have
been evident in his recent involvement in raising political awareness on Capitol Hill, local and national fundraising
and presenting to the Center for Disease Control. At age 13, he received an emergency heart transplant. Michael‘s
inspirational message is uplifting and stimulating to all as he promotes hope and courage through his life’s story of
overcoming challenges and defeating extraordinary odds. Michael is proof that ambition, perseverance and a positive
attitude can surmount even the most incredible obstacles.
Gabby Gringas & Family
have a personal story of living with CIPA, a congenial insensitivity to pain.
They strive to educate healthcare professionals to be better caregivers at work and better advocates for their
Melissa Morris Featured on TLC’s “My 600 Pound Life,” Melissa Morris will share her story of an in-
credible weight loss journey of 7 years. She was one of the heaviest people to ever receive the gastric bypass
surgery that forever changed her life. Melissa describes not only the hard work and determination that it took to
lose the weight, but how it impacted the lives of those around her and the incredible changes that have taken
Dr. Ron Kolegraff MD, FACS, FAACS completed his residency at the University of Iowa in 1987 and
worked as a General Surgeon until opening Re*be Skin & Vein Clinic in Okoboji in 2006. Dr. Kolegraff and his
staff of 9 treat approximately 400 patients per month for vein, skin, breast and cosmetic issues. Dr. Kolegraff’s
practice now is primarily: endovenous laser ablation, laser liposuction, Silhouette® lifts, and recently added
breast augmentation under local anesthesia. Dr. Ron Kolegraff is Board Certified by the ABMS in General
Surgery, a Diplomate of the American Board of Phlebology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a
Fellow of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.
Debra Salz has been training and coaching since 1993 and is known for her contagious enthusiasm and
extreme attention to detail. Her main priority is assisting people to “get where they want and need to go.” Debra
and her programs have been referred to as “dynamic,” “thought-provoking,” “humorous” and “a pure delight to
learn from and listen to!” She enjoys meeting people and exposing them to new ways of looking at life.
Zabawa is an Associate Professor of Chemistry and Biology at Iowa Lakes Community College. His
past research includes producing pro-drug versions of FDA approved cancer medications at Johns Hopkins
University and synthesizing novel boron-containing compounds for research in boron neutron capture therapy
at Northern Illinois University. He is also currently appointed to the Iowa Governor’s STEM Advisory Council and
is a Co-Principle Investigator for the National Science Foundation Infinity Scholars grant at Iowa Lakes. In his
spare time he coaches a high school soccer club in Emmetsburg.
Olson MSN, MS, RN, is a nursing educator for Iowa Lakes Community College and teaches online
classes for the ICCOC. She also works part-time as a nurse at both Avera Holy Family Hospital and Palo Alto
County Health System. Olson holds her Diploma in nursing from Iowa Methodist in Des Moines; BSN from the
University of Iowa; MS in Leadership and Education from Southwest Minnesota State University; MSN Walden
University; and anticipates completing her capstone project on sepsis for her Doctorate of Nursing Practice
(DNP) at Walden University in May of this year. Mike Whitmore has been with Iowa OSHA for 10 years. He spent 2 ½ years as a safety consultant
doing facility audits in both the construction and general industries and is currently a Compliance Assistance
Specialist, responsible for all partnerships, alliances and outreach training for the state. Previously, he was
appointed to the International Health and Safety Department for the United Auto Workers in Detroit, Michigan,
and served two terms on the Governor’s Health and Safety Advisory Board for the State of Iowa.