The STEP-UP into Forensics Conference

Memphis, TN US
April 26, 2024

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center College of Nursing’s Annual Forensic Nursing Conference is back! Funded by a grant the from Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the title of this year’s conference is “The STEP UP into Forensics Conference”.  The program for the one-day event includes local and national experts and speakers who will present core information essential for all members of the interdisciplinary forensics team with an emphasis on the educational needs of the SANE.

Target Audience

Advanced Practice Nurses, Physicians, Registered Nurses, Law Enforcement, Attorneys, Patient Advocates, other Community Partners

Learning Objectives

This conference will provide a comprehensive overview of forensic nursing care across the lifespan. Attendees will apply principles of forensic concepts to practice enhancing knowledge of patient-centered care, describe the intersection between law and patient care, and learn about the barriers that exist in rural vs. urban jurisdictions.  

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 7.50 ANCC
  • 7.50 Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
04/26/2024 - 8:00am CDT
Event ends: 
04/26/2024 - 5:00pm CDT

*Tentative Schedule*

The STEP-UP into Forensics Conference


Friday, April 26, 2024
8:15am - 8:45amRegistration/ Breakfast
8:45am - 9:00amWelcome and IntroductionsWendy Likes, Dean of UTHSC College of Nursing & Lisa Beasley, DNP, APRN, NP-C
9:00am - 10:30am


Keynote Speaker


Karen Carroll, RN, SANE-A, SANE-P
10:30am - 10:45amBreak
10:45am - 11:30amPediatric Physical Abuse (Sentinel Injuries) Erin Wade MD, MS CARES Team LeBonheur Children's Hospital
11:30am - 12:30pmHuman Trafficking Rachel Summer Haaga, Restore Corps
12:30pm - 01:30pm

Lunch & Learn - Situational Awareness

Mathew Campbell FBI Special Agent, Retired 
1:30pm - 2:15pmWTH SANE Program and the Challenges for Rural Communities James Fountain, RN/AEMT, MBA, Executive Director of Emergency Services
2:15pm - 3:30pmImplementing a Statewide Tele-SANE Program Kim Zemanek PhD, MEd
3:30pm- 3:45pm Break
3:45pm - 5:00pmPanel DiscussionLegal Team, Law Enforcement, SANE 
5:00pm- 5:15pmClosingLisa Beasley, DNP, APRN, NP-C
Fex Ex Center at Shelby Farms
6903 Great View Drive North
Memphis, TN 38134
United States
+1 (901) 222-7280

Conflicts of Interest: A Conflict of Interest occurs when an individual has an opportunity to affect educational content about health-care products or services of a commercial interest with which she/he has a financial relationship.

The planners and presenters of this NCPD activity have disclosed no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests pertaining to this activity.

Commercial Support: No

Noncommercial Sponsor Support: No

Off-label Product Use: This NCPD activity does not include any unannounced information about off-label use of a product for a purpose other than that for which it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

NCPD Credit Designation: The University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis designates this live activity for 7.5 hours NCPD credits. No partial credit will be awarded. To receive full contact credits, you must be in attendance for at least 80% of the program, and complete and submit the evaluation at the conclusion of the event.

Successful Completion of this Nursing Professional Development Activity:

In order to receive full contact-hour credit for this NCPD activity, you must:

  • Be in attendance for at least 80% of the program, and

  • Complete and submit the Evaluation through the link provided at the conclusion of the program.



The University of TN Health Science Center College of Nursing, Memphis is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.





Available Credit

  • 7.50 ANCC
  • 7.50 Attendance
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