Wisconsin Chapter- IAFN

Practicing and Promoting the Profession of Forensic Nursing

Helen Kelly Conference

15th Annual Helen Kelly Conference

May 21-23, 2018

Did you want to join us for our Wine and Cheese Social Yacht Tour? You can still purchase a ticket!



Headline Keynote Speaker:  Elizabeth Scala, MSN/MBA, RN  is on a mission to shift the profession of nursing from the inside out.

Individuals typically enter their nursing careers with a desire to provide compassionate, heart-based care. Challenged by regulations, financial pressures and technological advancements, todays nurse struggles to balance the art with the science of nursing.
As an author of several books, award winning podcaster, and host to Nurse’s Week

online program,The Art of Nursing, Elizabeth inspires nursing teams to reconnect with the passionate and fulfilling joy that once called them to their roles.

Elizabeth received her dual master’s degree from Johns Hopkins University and is also a certified coach and Reiki Master Teacher. She lives in Maryland with her supportive husband and playfully, silly pit bull.



Keynote Speakers:


Dan Craft

Retired FBI – Inside the Criminal Mind

Dr. Alicia Johnson

Director of Women’s Center, UW-Oshkosh- Sexual Violence and College Sports

Michelle Viste

Executive Director of DOJ’s Office of Crime Victim Services- Testimony for the FNE

Breakout Session Speakers and Topics:

Melissa Vesperman- Strangulation and Task Force Updates

Alice Page and Doreen Goetsch – Elder Abuse

Julie Button- Intimacy and Sexuality in Long Term Care

Shawny Sena- BDSM: When Boundaries are broke

Lynn Herge- Title IX

Bev Miller Kelly- Megan Kelly Foundation: Sexual Abuse and Drug Addiction

Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin- *2 Part Pediatric SANE review,  *CEU’s provided

WI DOJ- Internet Crimes Against Children

Nancy Yarbrough- 2 Sided Coin: His Perspective (Human Trafficking)

Nathaniel Fores – Transgender 101

Nancy Yarbrough- When Your Girl Comes Back A Woman: Kitchen Table Conversations ( Human Trafficking)


*Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Wisconsin Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nursing Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Nurses who successfully complete this activity will receive 2 nursing contact hours.


Full Conference Agenda 

Registration now closed! Thank you for registering, we’ll see you May 21-23!

The Helen Kelly Annual Forensic Conference is named after one of our leading pioneers of forensic work in Wisconsin. For more than 20 years, Helen J. Kelly was at the heart of caring for victims of sexual assault and has touched many lives in her career.

She worked as a sexual assault nurse exam

iner at the Sexual Assault Treatment Center at Aurora Sinai Medical Center. She also helped train forensic nurses and others in the community, including students at the Medical College of Wisconsin and recruits at the Milwaukee Police Academy.

Helen lost her battle with cancer in February of 2009. We find her spirit and devotion in all the amazing work we do today.

Êfor obit on Helen J. Kelly, forensic nurse and trainer with the Sexual Assault Treatment Center. Photo courtesy Aurora.






Silent Auction:

Do you have a basket or item to donate to our Silent Auction? Please email board member Courtney Bouthilet at courtney@stcroixvalleysart.org to donate an item.


2018 Conference Location:

Heidel House Resort and Spa

643 Illinois Ave

Green Lake, WI 54941


Standard, Deluxe Lakefront and Suites Available!

$99- $214 Single and Double Rates Available
Guesthouses Available for rental outside of block

Just tell them your with the “Wisconsin International Association of Forensic Nurses” when reserving your room to get the discounted price!

Conference open to all disciplines


$75 College Students ( Non-professionals/ Non-License Carrying)

$125 Individual Day Registration

$275 WI Chapter IAFN Members

$375 Non Chapter Members

$20 Wine and Cheese Yacht Tour


Registration now open! Click the large Red Registration Button to Register, followed by the appropiate colored icon button to pay for conference selection.  To register for the Yacht Tour, click on the specific icon to purchase.

*If you are a organization and would like to pay for more than one person at a time, please email board president for a separate invoice, courtney@stcroixvalleysart.org


Did you want to join us for our Wine and Cheese Social Yacht Tour? You can still purchase a ticket!

Wine and Cheese Yacht Tour: May 21 5pm

1 hour tour around Green Lake, Wine and Cheese Served during your cruising experience. Come join other professionals throughout the state during this meet and great opportunity and enjoy the relaxing scenery.  





Stop by our vendor tables to learn about opportunities and devices from these industry leaders!



Thank you to eNasco for donation of silent auction items and conference bags!

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