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Registration open for Kansas Vaping ECHO for Education Summit

Registration is open for the virtual Kansas Vaping ECHO for Education Summit, which will take place 9-11:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 30. 

This virtual summit will kickstart a new session of a multi-year initiative of tackling vaping in Kansas middle and high schools. 

The Vaping ECHO for Education Pilot aims to create a healthier, smoke-free future for Kansas children. 

This event brings educators, parents, community members and youth advocates together to support students who use e-cigarettes on their journey toward cessation. 

The summit will feature discussions and presentations by leading experts, offering opportunities to share diverse approaches. 

Register now to be part of the important movement toward a healthier future for Kansas’ youth. 

The keynote speaker will be Dr. Brenna VanFrank, the senior medical officer in the Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In this role, she serves as a scientific and medical consultant for OSH programs, communications and projects. VanFrank joined CDC in 2014 and is board certified in pediatrics and preventative medicine. 

There also will be a panel discussion, “JumpStart Your Stop Vaping Initiative.” Panelists will be: 

  • Jody Hoener, president and CEO, The Healthy Bourbon County Action Team. 
  • Kirbie Nutt, assistant administrator, Northeast High School. 
  • Amanda Olinger, D.O., M.A., F.A.A.P., pediatric hospitalist, University of Kansas Health System. 
  • Tony Woollen, school resource officer, Shawnee Mission School District. 

Register for the summit here. The Zoom link will be sent to participants upon registration. 

To learn more about the Kansas Vaping ECHO for Education Pilot, visit Vaping-ECHO-for-Education

Posted: Aug 3, 2023,
Comments: 0,
Author: Ann Bush
Tags: ECHO , Vaping

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