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Clinical Nursing Aromatherapy: Exploring the way forward through education, evidence-based practice and program development

Friday, March 15, 2019 
Stephans Lounge in Meier Hall 
8:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. 

The fee for attendance will be $30 which includes a continental breakfast. 

Please call EC Nurse Education at 607-735-1890 to register by March 8th. Seating is limited!

Dr. Anita B. Ogden Memorial Symposium

Dr. Anita B. Ogden, a nationally known nursing leader, was Director of Elmira College Nurse Education Program from 1989 until her death in 2000. Dr. Ogden considered complementary therapies to professional nursing care and an important adjunct to traditional medicine. Primary funding for support of the symposium comes from an endowment established in Dr. Ogden’s memory that is supported by colleagues, alumnae and friends.

2019 Guest Speaker: Pam Conrad, PGd, BSN, RN, CCAP

Pam Conrad, PGd, BSN, RN, CCAP has a rich and diverse nursing history spanning over 20 years in medical center hospitals as a Level 1 Trauma ER/OR, Cardiology, Psychiatric and Women’s Health nursewhere she also completed her Clinical Aromatherapy for Health Care Professionals (CCAP) certification course.

Pam lived and studied advanced clinical aromatherapy and graduate complementary therapy studies with nurses, doctors and midwives in England and France for two years. She’s an international speaker and has presented her aromatherapy work in Canada, UK, Chile, Japan, Ireland, Mexico and throughout the US.

In 2012, she conducted aromatherapy research with statistically significant positive results on “Clinical Aromatherapy for High Risk Postpartum Anxiety and Depression” and published in Complementary Therapies in Clinical Practice. (Conrad and Adams 2012)

In 2015 and 2017, advancing her women’s health aromatherapy programs to South America, she developed curriculum in Spanish for midwives in Chile.

In May her book, “Women’s Health Aromatherapy- a clinically evidence based guide for nurses, midwives, doulas and therapists “will be published in the US and UK. The book will share and explain current Women’s Health clinical aromatherapy research and provide concise, easy to follow methods and quick tips for use by practicing nurses and midwives.

Elmira College is able to bring this professional speaker to the College through a generous gift that provides primary funding for the Dr. Anita B. Ogden Memorial Symposium. Additional support is provided by Rho Gamma Chapter of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing and Professional Nurses of the Twin Tiers.