Breastfeeding 101

Thursday 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Carilion Clinic Roanoke Memorial Hospital l 13th Floor l West Conference Room A

Breastfeeding is a learned behavior for both Mom and baby.  During this class, a Certified Lactation Consultant provides the information you will need to decide if breastfeeding is the right choice for you and your new baby.  If you have already decided to breatsfeed, this class will provide you with the basic instructions on breastfeeding techniques and benefits.  Other breastfeeding topics will also be discussed.

Registration is required.  Please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 or Toll-free (800) 422-8482.

Quit Smoking Today!

Monday 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Jackson Park Library (Large Conference Room) - 1101 Morningside St., SE, Roanoke, VA 24013

Successful quitters have tried to quit smoking on an average of seven (7) times! If you would like to quit within the coming year, consider attending this informative program.  Understand the stages of readiness, the addiction process and what to expect ahead of time to help you succeed when quitting. 

This event is Free however, Registration is required.  To Register, please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free at (800) 422-8482.

For more information and/or to schedule a similar program, please contact Edie Naughton, RN and Carilion Clinic Health Educator with Community Outreach at (540) 983-4071.

Blood Pressure and Diabetes Assessment/Risk Screening

Wednesday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Roanoke Main Library, Downtown - 706 S. Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24016

Come by the Roanoke Main Library on Jefferson Street, located in Downtown Roanoke and have one (1) of our Carilion Clinic Health Educators take your Blood Pressure and conduct a Diabetes Risk Assessment.  This Health Screening is Free and we provide same day results.  Feel free to drop by on your lunch break!

For more information, please contact Carilion Clinic Direct at (540) 266-6000 and/or Toll-Free (800) 422-8482.

This Health Screening is held every third (3rd) Wednesday of each month - We look forward to seeing you there!


Forensic Nurse Examiner Conference

Thursday 7:30 am to 3:45 pm
Holiday Inn at Valley View

Target Audience: Forensic nurses, physicians, law enforcement, social workers

Holiday Inn at Valley View
3315 Ordway Drive, N.W.
Roanoke, VA 24017


  • Review common radiologic findings in children with suspected non-accidental trauma.
  • Review common radiologic findings in adults who complain of abuse/assault.
  • Distinguish between postmortem and ante-mortem changes, and understand the various methods of body disposal in homicides.
  • Review injuries consistent with sexually motivated homicides and those that mimic sexual trauma.
  • Discuss reasons forensic nurses leave their practice and ways to encourage retention.
  • Explore the current issue of untested physical evidence recovery kits (PERKs) and review the Governor’s task force recommendations.

Parking information: Free parking on site

Cost per participant:

  • Non-Carilion employees: Call Carilion Direct at 540-266-6000. Fee: $30. JCHS and VTSCOM Students and Carilion retirees: $15.
  • Carilion employees: Register using Cornerstone on Demand  referencing course #CE908C. Tuition is paid by Carilion Clinic. A signed payroll deduction form is required to confirm registration. Employees who register and do not attend or send an appropriate replacement will be charged a conference fee of $30.


The registration/cancellation deadline for all participants is Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. No conference refunds can be provided after Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015. A conference fee of $30 will be charged to all conference attendees (including Carilion employees) who do not attend and have not cancelled by Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015.  All conference attendees may send an appropriate substitute if they cannot attend the conference. 

VNA Contact Hours:

Carilion Clinic is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

**if you need extra room please delete the below speakers list**


  • Melissa Harper, M.S.N., R.N., S.A.N.E., A./P., Carilion Clinic
  • Donald Kees, M.D.,  Carilion Clinic
  • Robert Salters, M.D., M.S.P.H., Carilion Clinic
  • Amy Tharp, M.D., Virginia Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
  • Annette Tarpley, R.N., M.S.N., F.N.P.-B.C., Center for Emotional Care
  • Theresa Francis, M.S.F.S., American Board of Criminalistics and Virginia Department of Forensic Science Central Laboratory

ADA information: For questions about accessibility or to request accommodations, please contact Loretta Hall at least two weeks prior to the seminar date.


Loretta F. Hall, M.Ed., conference planner
Carilion Clinic
Human Resources Training and Development

Blood Pressure and Diabetes Assessment/Risk Screening

Wednesday 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
Roanoke Main Library - 706 S. Jefferson Street, Roanoke, VA 24016

Come by and see us at the Roanoke Main Library on Jefferson Street in downtown Roanoke for our Carilion Clinic Health Educators to take your Blood Pressure and Diabetes Assessment. For more information, please contact Janet (Diane) Hylton at 540-983-4073.

Women's Health University: Balancing Life With Laughter Yoga

Thursday 11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Vinton War Memorial | 814 Washington Avenue | Vinton, VA 24179

A growing body of evidence shows that laughter is good for the mind and body. It’s increasingly being used to sustain health, help people cope with illness and strengthen relationships by bringing people together and creating positive bonds. And now there’s laughter yoga—a new exercise that may not be on your gym schedule.

You don’t need a yoga mat, though. Laughter yoga has nothing to do with stretches. It is a practice involving prolonged voluntary laughter, which is a form of breathing. If you are seeking more balance in life and enjoy laughing, join us for a session of laughter yoga. It may be the happiest workout of your life! Registration required. For more information or to register, please call 540-266-6000 or 800-422-8482.

About our Speaker

Tod Whitehurst, N.C.M.T., is a laughing yoga instructor and nationally certified massage therapist. He is a graduate and faculty member of the Blue Ridge School of Massage & Yoga. Tod is a graduate of Lynchburg College and is certified by the Virginia Board of Nursing and the National Certification Board for therapeutic massage and bodywork. He travels to hospitals, cancer centers, schools, churches and other venues to share this wonderfully healing therapy of laughter with the local community.

Infant Massage

Thursday 10:00 am to 11:00 am
1906 Belleview Ave SE Roanoke, VA 24014

Helping parents bond and improve the health of their new baby

Whether it’s grabbing at those little toes or rubbing their backs to soothe them, parents have always loved bonding with their newborns. But life can get hectic with a newborn and it’s important to make time for yourself and your baby. Carilion Clinic Children’s Hospital is proud to offer a twoweek infant massage course for babies age 4 weeks to 1 year.

Beyond bonding, the course can also help with:
»» Stress relief (for babies and parents)
»» Growth and development
»» Gas
»» Symptoms of colic
»» Increasing parents’ confidence and sensitivity to baby’s signals and cues
»» Weight gain and neurological development in premature babies

Quick, Easy and Healthy - Cooking on a Budget

Thursday 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm
1030 S. Jefferson St., Roanoke, VA 24016

Want to learn how to cook healthy meals that won't break your budget? Don't have tons of time to spend in the kitchen? Struggling with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol or weight? Or just want to learn some new recipes? This class is for you!

Join us and learn basic cooking techniques with a live demonstration by a registered dietitian. Healthy recipes and food samples will be provided.

The class will be held at the Carilion Clinic Diabetes Management Program located at 1030 S. Jefferson St., Suite G101, in Roanoke.

The cost for the class is $15. Register by calling Carilion at 540-266-6000.

View the event flyer (.pdf) for more information.

Ceremonial Release of Burdens

Thursday 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Garden

Join us for a ceremonial release of handwritten burdens from the Burden Boat. This event will take place at The Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Garden, on the Roanoke River Greenway outside Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital (CRMH).

The Burden Boat is an interactive work of art designed to help people release their burdens. The sculpture is on display in the atrium area of the lobby at CRMH, and the public is invited to write down their burdens and place them in the boat. The Burden Boat, created by artist, Kurt Steger, was acquired with contributions made to The Dr. Robert L.A. Keeley Healing Arts Program.

Learn more about the Burden Boat here.

“As the artist, I honor all those who have made the courageous choice to let go of something they may have held for moments, years, or a lifetime,” said Kurt.

At the Oct. 29 ceremonial release of burdens event that begins at 4 p.m., Chaplain Lisa Vineyard and artist Kurt Steger will lead a time of reflection while burdens are symbolically lifted.  


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