Job openings in healthcare are projected to grow much faster than the average for all occupations – about 2.4 million new jobs nationally by 2026 with a median wage higher than any other occupational group.


In Texas, enrollment in health science programs increases every year, making it paramount that teachers have the training and resources necessary to offer a quality instructional experience to prepare students for post-secondary opportunities.

Register today to attend health science learning sessions on the latest curriculum and instructional strategies taught by experienced instructors.


Feb. 10

Pre-conference sessions require pre-registration by January 27 in order to attend.

STOP the Bleed and Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE)

Presenter: Kimberly Gill, RN



The purpose of the Stop the Bleed course is training on when to use a tourniquet and packing dressing.  There are many reasons why you should be able to use a tourniquet and be able to pack a serious wound.  Come find out how to make a real difference in the life of a victim of life-threatening injury.  This course will have training in tourniquet use and various tools of the trade including packing techniques, occlusal dressing and others.  The CRASE course, designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend (ADD) strategy developed by ALERRT in 2004, provides strategies, guidance and a proven plan for surviving an active shooter event.

Prescription-Free Health: Outside-the-Box Strategies for Wellness and Mental Clarity

 Meredith Patterson, RN, BSN, CRRN

Join neuroscience and medical cannabis RN Meredith Patterson for a discussion of alternative, research-based solutions for optimal brain function and general well-being. Covered content for this course includes:

  • How diet affects the brain as well as the body, do nutritional supplements and Paleo diets help or hinder good health?

  • How can medical cannabis, including hemp-derived CBD, be used for so many conditions?   What are the current laws in Texas governing medical cannabis?  How do I use CBD - what type should I take, how do I dose it and shop for the highest quality?

  • What happens to the brain when sleep is insufficient and how can I improve the quality of my sleep?

  •  How does meditation, music and aromatherapy affect the brain?  Can mental exercises improve memory?

  • Why is physical exercise so important for mental health and avoiding dementia risk in later years?

The class is interactive and participants will come away with practical applications for everyday life, no prescription needed.


  • How to Set-Up a Health Science Clinical Rotation Practicum

  • Waco ISD Health Science Activities Triage

  • Establishing a Successful CNA Program

  • Pflugerville ISD Firefighter and EMT Program: Highlights from a Community and District Partnership

More coming! Do you have a health science program or strategy to present? Submit here.


Baylor Scott & White Medical Center

Join us for a tour of Baylor, Scot & White to learn about the partnership between the hospital and Marble Falls ISD. We will discuss the partnership, how it functions and helpful tips on starting up or expanding clinical rotation experiences for high school students.