2020 Re-envisioned CMSNE Annual Conference

CMSNE Re-envisioned Annual Conference

Finding the Keys to Unlocking Inner Potential –
Skills to Impact Personal and Professional Life

4 Part Webinar series
Thursday October 1, 15, 22 & 29, 2020

*Important - attendees must complete all sessions to receive credit for the conference.  No exceptions.

Links to session handouts will be sent to registered attendees 5 days prior to the presentation.

Has COVID -19 made you feel like you are missing out on something?

The new world of COVID-19, unfortunately, required the cancellation of the annual Building Strategies conference this past March, as we saw the continued evolution of this new medical crisis.  CMSNE continues to seek options to ensure relevant educational opportunities in a safe setting in this new world

This October, in recognition and celebration of Case Management, join CMSNE as we re-envision both the Building Strategies and Annual conferences, presenting a series of weekly webinars built off the impressive line of speakers planned for this past March.

In this ever-changing world of COVID, have you felt like you have missed out on building successful strategies to balance work and life? In these times, it is ever more important to look within and around oneself for tools to help us move forward, and define our balance.  As we continue to move forward in this new world of medicine, join us for this 4 part series and unlock your hidden inner potential, learning skills to address the challenges to decreasing burnout, manage ethical decisions as it relates to moral distress, and finding both personal and professional life balance in order to achieve the Good Life.

Please join CMSNE for this exciting Webinar series in celebration of Case Management to be held Thursdays October 1st, 15th, 22nd, and 29th at 6 pm. Cost for CMSNE members $50, non-CMSNE members $60. All sessions must be attended to receive full credit (5.75 RN/CCM/SW) Register here.  Registration closes 9/30/20 at close of business for the program series.

CMSNE Annual Re-envisioned Conference - 2020
Finding the Keys to Unlocking Inner Potential -
Skills to Impact Personal and Professional Life
A 4 part webinar series in celebration of Case Management Week

Sessions for this series include:

  • Thursday, October 1 – 1.25 credits - supported by an educational grant from Care Dimensions -
    Dr. Kristen Lee, EdD, LICSW, a renowned speaker and published author presents Cultivating Resilience in Today’s Complex World 
  • Thursday, October 15 – 1.5 credits - supported by an educational grant from Community Surgical Supply -  Janet Coulter, RN, MSN, MS, CMSA Secretary and Southern Ohio Valley CMSA Chapter President presents Balancing Personal and Professional Life: Healthy Case Manager Lifestyles
  • Thursday October 22 – 1.5 credits – this session is approved for 1.5 CCM Ethics credits - supported by an educational grant from Good Shepherd Community Care - Donna White, PhD, RN, CS, CADAC-II, Clinical Educator for MGH Institute of Health Professions presents Moral Distress and Moral Residue in the Work of Healthcare
  • Thursday, October 29 – 1.5 credits - supported by an educational grant from Hebrew SeniorLife - Dr. Kristen Lee, EdD, LICSW will present a 2nd session Rethink Your Way to the Good Life 

Overall Purpose

Have you misplaced your keys for success or are you struggling to unlock the mysteries of work and life balance?  In our everyday life, we sometimes get lost in the myriad of an ever moving and changing healthcare systems, often times, due to lack of time, we lock away learned skills and knowledge that could benefit our practice.   Our Re-envisioned Annual Conference will explore approaches to increase awareness and uncover the skills necessary to reveal your inner most potential.   The key topics of this conference will provide attendees with an increased awareness to unlock the skills to address challenges leading to decreasing burnout, how best to manage ethical decision making as it relates to moral distress and the ability to find personal and professional life balance in an effort to achieve The Good Life.

Conference Objectives

Upon completion of the conference attendees will be able to:

  • Identify challenges experienced by Case Managers attempting to maintain personal and professional life balance.
  • Learn evidence-based habits and mindsets to help protect against the risk of burnout
  • Discuss how Moral Distress and Moral Residue impact ethical decisions in relations to CCMC Code of Professional Conduct.
  • Learn to apply a process of behavioral change using four lenses to stay agile and steer your brain towards “The Good Life”.

Conference Sponsors/Exhibitors
Special thanks and appreciation to conference sponsors, their support has allowed CMSNE the opportunity to bring a quality educational program to our membership.  Acceptance of support from these sponsors in no way implies endorsement of their products and/or services by CMSNE or the program’s accreditation agencies.

Conference CEU's are sponsored through an educational grant by Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital/Partner's Healthcare At Home.    Conference technical webinar production is sponsored by Allergan an AbbVie Company.

Session Speakers

Janet S. Coulter, MSN, MS, RN, is a Certified Case Manager. She has been a staff nurse, charge nurse, nurse educator, nurse administrator, case manager, case management team leader, and Director of Case Management for a managed care organization. Currently Janet is a Telephonic Case Manager for Custom Design Benefits, an independent TPA in Cincinnati, OH. She holds a Master of Science in Nursing and a Master of Science in Adult Education She was an active member of the Southern Ohio Valley Chapter of CMSA and is currently Secretary of the CMSA Board of Directors and on the Editorial Board of CMSA TODAY. Janet was the recipient of the CMSA 2015 National Award of Service Excellence, the 2012 Southern Ohio Valley CMSA Case Management Leadership award, and was nominated for the 2012 Case-In-Point 4th Annual Platinum Award, Disability Manager category. She has published widely on Case Management topics and was a reviewer for the Core Curriculum for Case Management Third Edition.

Kristen Lee, EdD, LICSW has been an associate teaching professor at Northeastern University since 2013. She is the lead faculty member in Behavioral Sciences having designed and taught courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels. She was recognized with the Excellence in Teaching Award in 2012. Active on campus and in the media as an advocate for student mental health, Dr. Lee is a frequent conference presenter and author. Her 2014 book, Reset: Make the Most of Your Stress: Your 24-7 Guide for Well-Being, won Motivational Book of the Year in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. She is author of the upcoming Mentalligence: A New Psychology of Thinking: Learn What it Takes to Be More Agile, Mindful and Connected in Today's World. Dr. Lee is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker known for her advocacy in promoting increased mental health integration in social policies and institutions to facilitate access and improved health outcomes in the U.S. and across the globe. Dr. Lee, who earned her EdD from Northeastern and Master of Social Work degree from Boston University, maintains a private behavioral health practice. She has shared her expertise as a grant reviewer for U.S. federal agencies.

Interested in purchasing Dr. Kristen Lee's book - Mentalligence - A New Psychology of Thinking - Learn What it takes to be more Agile, Mindful and Connected in Today's World.


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Donna M. White RN, PhD, CS, CADAC is the Addiction Specialist for the Lemuel Shattuck Hospital. She is the former Chief Operating Officer and Nurse Executive at Worcester State Hospital, the oldest publicly funded psychiatric hospital in the US. In addition, she was Director of Nurses and the Director of Chemical Dependency Services at Pembroke Psychiatric Hospital. Dr. White has many awards to her credit and is a recipient of the Peer Assistance Award from IntNSA. She is a Board Certified Fellow at the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress and is a Green Cross Foundation Certified Educator in Compassion Fatigue. Dr. White is the statewide Chairperson of the Massachusetts Nurses Association Addictions Council and completed her doctoral studies in Human Behavior with her dissertation in Compassion Fatigue and Vicarious Traumatization in Healthcare Professionals. She has lectured at many facilities and agencies nationwide and is a recognized leader in the field of Addictions, Impaired Practice and Peer Assistance, as well as Healthcare Professional stress.

Conference Planning Committee

  • Ann Marie Angus, RN, CCM
  • Sheila Bennion, RN, BSN, MBA, CCM - Co-Chair
  • Nancy Benoit, , RN, CRRN, CCM - Co-Chair
  • Tricia Gay, BSN, MBA, RN, CCM
  • Robert Hill, RN, BSN, BC-NCM
  • Tammy Masse, BSN, RN-BC, CRRN, CCM
  • Liane Stressenger, BS, RN, CCM