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Case Management Conference


To see the full lineup of session speakers, please view the brochure.


Join colleagues at the Case Management Conference and learn from nationally recognized experts about strategies that case managers can use to enhance practice in this challenging health care environment.

This conference is attended by nurses and social work case managers with many years or only a few years’ experience in the role of care coordination as a case manager. Conference planning is a collaboration of nursing and social work case management professionals to provide current, relevant content each year.

Date: October 27, 2020
Location: Virtual - Zoom
Format: Virtual - Zoom
Contact Hours: Nursing Continuing Education Contact Hours: 6.5; Social Work Continuing Education Contact Hours: 6.25

This program is awaiting approved by the Commission for Case Manager Certification to provide continuing education credit to CCM® board Certified Case Managers (CCMs). The course is pending approval for 6.50 CE contact hour(s). Activity code: TBD. Approval Number: TBD

Who Should Attend?
This conference is designed for registered nurses, social workers, case managers, and other professionals who provide care coordination across health care settings.

MSU Tax ID: 38-6005984

Costs (Registration)


Single attendant
Early Registrant (June 9 - September 6, 2020): $50
Late Registrant (after September 6, 2020): $65

Groups of four or more
Early (4 or more) (June 9 - September 6, 2020): $40
Late (4 or more) (after September 7, 2020): $55

NON-Profit: $250
FOR-Profit: $200

The last day for refunds will be September 27, 2020. A $25 service fee will be retained on all refunds. No refunds will be available after September 27, 2020.

Check Payments:
Please make checks out to:
Michigan State University

Mail registration payment checks to:
MSU College of Nursing
Professional Partnerships
Attn: Rosalva Aguilar
1355 Bogue St. RM A104
East Lansing, MI 48824

Speakers and Presentations

2020 Conference Speakers (link to PPTs will be provided at a later date)

Opening Keynote Session: Public Health Response to COVID-19
Linda Vail, MPA
Health Officer, Ingham County Health Department

Panel Discussion: Best Practices and Lessons During the Pandemic
1. Embedded Care Management in Primary Care

Jessie Korte, MSW, LCSW - Primary Care Case Manager
Healthcare Navigator, McLaren Medical Group

2. Lessons Learned for Acute Care Case Management Practice
During the Early Stages of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Lisa Deehan, MSA, BSN, RN, CCM - Acute Care Case Manager
Director, Case Management, Sparrow Health System

3. Home Care Case Manager – Adaptations and Expectations:
Homecare Case Management During COVID-19

Jenny Eyre, BS, RN - Home Care Case Manager
Nurse Case Manager, Sparrow Home Care

4. Trauma and Substance Abuse Disorder in a Time of Pandemic
Melea Bullock, MS, MA, LLPC – Behavioral Health Provider
and Substance Use Disorder Professional
Certified Prevention Specialist; Behavior
and Mental Health Program Coordinator Eaton County, RESA

Self-care and Basic Resilience Practices
Lisa Laughman, LMSW, PCSW
Employee Assistance Program Counselor, Michigan State University;
Owner-Facilitator, Wisdom Heart Life

Suicide Prevention, Assessment, and Intervention
Dawn Goldstein, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC
Program Director, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner;
Assistant Professor, College of Nursing

Scams – Technology – Virus - Oh MY! Older Adults in 2020
Linda Keilman, DNP, GNP-BC, FAANP
Associate Professor and Gerontology Population Content Expert, College of Nursing

Next Steps: Case Managers Addressing Chronic Pain Root Causes Howard Schubiner, MD​​​​​​​
Director of the Mind Body Medicine Center at Providence Hospital in Southfield, Michigan
Clinical Professor at Wayne State University and MSU School of Medicine