2013 KidStrong: Joining Forces for Healthy Kids Conference Registration

The KidStrong Conference will be at the Charleston Civic Center on June 11 - 12, 2013. Registration deadline is Monday, June 3, 2013. An agenda for this event will be available soon.

Registration Information

There is no registration cost for School Nurses, Health & Physical Education Teachers, Alternative Education Teachers, School Counselors, Mental Health Professionals working in public schools, School Administrators, Pupil Services Personnel, Head Start Nurses, Public Health Specialists working with youth and Wellness Coaches who are, part-time/full-time public school employees and School-Based Health Center (SBHC) Staff; they are covered through grant funding. A short-term substitute, community healthcare providers and community organizations may attend at a cost of $100.00 for both days — meals included (lunch & breaks). Make checks payable to West Virginia Department of Education (WVDE) and mail it to:

West Virginia Department of Education
Office of Healthy Schools
Attention Linda Payne
Building 6, Room 309
1900 Kanawha Blvd., East
Charleston, WV 25305

Nursing CEUs/Graduate Credit

This conference will provide up to 16 nursing contact hours at no cost. Graduate credit from Concord University may be obtained through daily conference attendance and implementation of a simple project as defined upon registration. The Concord University graduate credit registration form will be available at the registration table on-site during the day of the conference. Payments must be received by check or credit card (NO CASH) on June 11, 2013, for a cost of $99.00. This course may be used for renewal of your teaching certificate and for advance salary classification. It may not be used to meet requirements for a graduate degree at Concord University and is not acceptable for renewal of a teaching permit.

Rooming Information

Full and part-time public school employees and SBHC staff may receive overnight accommodations at the Charleston Marriott for June 10 if traveling 100 miles or more and/or June 11 if traveling 50 miles or more. The WVDE and Marshall University School Health Technical Assistance Center will cover rooming costs. We have two hotels available, the rooms are on a first come, first serve basis. You must call and reserve your room with a credit card before the cut-off dates; however, you are responsible for canceling your room if you cannot attend. Failure to cancel your room will result in the billing of your credit card for the room. Rooms will be double occupancy. Please inform the hotel at the time of your reservation with your roommate's name. If not, a roommate will be assigned by the hotel; also, if you plan on attending the post conference let them know that you will be staying on June 12, 2013 as well.


  1. Charleston Marriott - Charleston, WV
    Request Code KAN
    Cut-off date is May 17, 2013.
  2. Holiday Inn Express Civic Center - Charleston, WV
    Cut-off date is June 3, 2013.

If you select the Holiday Inn Express, please email Linda Payne at lfpayne@access.k12.wv.us by June 3, 2013 with your name and your roommate's name.


  • Marriott is $12.00 per day. Participant will need to pay for parking.
  • Holiday Inn Express parking is free to guest.
  • Charleston Town Center is $1.75 per day.
  • Charleston Civic Center parking is $3.00 per day.

These are the only hotels the WVDE Office of Healthy Schools has a direct contract to provide lodging for this event. Lodging at other hotels will be on your own.

Note on Dressing

The regulation of the temperature in a large facility like the Civic Center is beyond our control. Please dress in layers so you can adapt to the variable temperature of each conference room throughout the Civic Center.

First Name:
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Choose the day(s) you will be attending the KidStrong conference.
If you choose other, please enter your position in the textbox provided.
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Lodging Requested:
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If applying for the following contact hours or credit, please make your selections:

Nursing CEUs (Pending WVDHHR Approval Provider # WV 1999-0297)

Counselor CEUs (Pending WVDHHR Approval Provider # 529)

Continuing Medical Education (CME) (pending) for the WV IMMUNIZATION SUMMIT TRACK and Clinical Pathway track (starting on June 11 at 10:40am and ending on June 12 at 2:00 pm)

Pharmacy Continuing Education(pending) for WV IMMUNIZATION SUMMIT TRACK and Clinical Pathway track (starting on June 11 at 10:40 am and ending on June 12 at 2:00 pm)

CHES Continuing Education (pending) for the WV IMMUNIZATION SUMMIT TRACK AND Clinical track (starting on June 11 at 10:40am and ending on June 12 at 2:00 pm)

Social Workers CEUs (Pending WVDHHR Approval Provider # WV 490089)

Concord University Credit (3 hrs.) at a cost of $99.00 during onsite registration (NO CASH) Check, Debit or Credit Card

Principal Leadership Academy (PLA) Credits – Approved through Center for Professional Development (CPD)

*Note: Please check in at the WIN registration table to sign up for your CMEs, Pharmacy & CHES credits. Registration to this conference will allow you full access to the WV Immunization Summit Track sessions at no cost.

Evening Reception: Come join us to celebrate CARDIAC Project success through Partnerships. Area Coordinator will be on hand to pass out county results packets to School Nurses during this event. A banquet event will be at the Charleston Marriott in Parlors A-C from 6 pm - 8 pm. Light Hors D'oeuvres will be provided at this event. Attendance is NOT required for those obtaining Concord University Graduate Credit.

Evening Reception:

Post-Conference School Nurse and School-Based Health Center Orientation for New Employees

The WVDE and MU will host a post-conference orientation for all new school nurses and school-based health center employees on June 13, 2013 from 8:00 am - 3:00 pm. The post-conference orientation will review current state policies, laws, best practices and resources available to assist you in your daily practice. The registration will include lodging and lunch will be provided. Travel will be on your own. The training will be at the Charleston Marriott. You are responsible for canceling your room if you are not able to attend.

Marriott - Charleston, WV - (304)345-6500
Request Code KAN - cut-off date is May 23, 2013.

There is limited space. If needed priority will be given to the newest staff.
How long have you been a school nurse or worked in a SBHC?:

2013 KidStrong Conference - Adult Immunization Clinic

This Clinic will be managed by the FamilyCare Health Center at the KidStrong Conference on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 from 11:45 am - 2:30 pm.

You may choose more than one from the list.

Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis)

Hepatitis A

Hepatitis B

Hepatitis A/B combo

If you plan to receive these immunizations at the conference, please bring the following documents with you to the clinic:

  • Your insurance card (or a copy).
  • A copy of your immunization records from your physician (if available)

Please feel free to contact Rebecca King at rjking@access.k12.wv.us regarding school nursing orientation and Mary Grandon at grandon@marshall.edu regarding the school-based health center orientation.