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Conference Scholarships available

The Minnesota IAFN Chapter will award
three $500 scholarships to forensic nurses
from Minnesota to attend the annual

International Conference on Forensic Nursing Science and Practice 

Wednesday, October 24 – Saturday, October 27, 2018  in Reno, Nevada
Who May Apply? All Forensic Nurses practicing in Minnesota are encouraged to apply.
Scholarship applications need to be submitted by July 2, 2018
The applications will be evaluated by the MN IAFN Chapter Board.
The scholarship recipients  will be notified by email on July 16, 2018
Early registration discounted fee ends on July 31, 2018
($525 for IAFN members and  $650 for non-members)
The scholarships will be awarded after a copy of the conference registration
fee is submitted to

Advanced Topics SANE Conference September 14, 2018

All Day Advanced Topics SANE Conference
September 14, 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm

$50 for MN IAFN members
$60 for non-members

Mercy Hospital- Unity Campus  (Friday Conference)
550 Osborne Road
Fridley, MN 55432

Topics include:

  • In-depth look at HIV and hepatitis B&C
  • Deep dive into the medications we offer our sexually assaulted patients, including antibiotics, HIV PEP, and emergency contraception
  • STI testing and treatment in the elderly, adolescent, and vulnerable adult populations
  • Difficult speculum exams
  • Case studies
  • 8 Contact Hours (We will apply for ANCC contact hours)

Our regular Education Event will be held on September 13, 1800-2030 with an interesting case study and networking event for the 1st
30 minutes (with food!). Hopefully this will further entice those traveling from outside the Twin Cities.   2 ANCC Contact Hours

Mercy Hospital-Unity Campus Education Building (Thursday Education Event)
620 Osborne Road
Fridley, MN 55432

***Total of 10 Contact Hours will be available for if you attend the conference and the education event the night before!

More info coming soon!

Make a selection
Early Bird ends July 31, 2018

May 10, 2018 MN IAFN Education Event

The medical forensic exam is over – what is next for your patient?

Dr. Cindy Crandall is a Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma.
She will discuss treatment options for survivors of sexual violence, like EMDR and CBT.
She also will share what she has learned from survivors about their experiences with
SANEs and law enforcement. There will be time for discussion and questions.

May 10, 2018
6:30-8:30 pm

Regions Hospital
Parking Vouchers available

2 CEUs
Free for members
$1o non-members


Education Event will be recorded and available by request at

Dr. Cindy Crandall is a Clinical Psychologist in Saint Louis Park.
She received her Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Drake University
and her Doctorate of Psychology from the Minnesota School of Professional Psychology.
She has worked in community mental health clinics, a federal prison, Park Nicollet,
and Hennepin County Medical Center.  She has been in private practice now for
13 years specializing in the treatment of trauma.