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School Health Interdisciplinary Program

Registration is NOW OPEN for the School Health Interdisciplinary Program (SHIP), to be held August 3-4, 2017 at the Radisson Hotel North (previously North Baltimore Hotel), 2004 Greenspring Drive in Timonium, MD. The conference theme will be announced as the date becomes closer.

Register for the 2017 SHIP Conference here!

The School Health Interdisciplinary Program (SHIP) is sponsored by the Center for School Mental Health (CSMH), Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DHMH), Department of Juvenile Services (DJS), Maryland Department of Human Services, and other agencies. SHIP offers state-of-the art training and opportunities to network with and learn from individuals across the state who are working to advance all levels of health care within schools.

The conference cost, which includes registration, meals, materials, and continuing education credits, is $125.

SHIP 2017 Flyer

SHIP 2017 Brochure (with session titles)

SHIP 2017 Program Book

 The detailed program booklet will be posted closer to the date for your workshop selections! For more information, contact Christina Huntley, 410-706-0980. If you would like to exhibit, send Christina an email



Previous SHIP Conferences:


 ‌SHIP Program Booklet 2016

View Presentations:

 Adverse Childhood Experiences—Impact on Education and Learning - Lee Savio Beers, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Medical Director for Municipal and Regional Affairs

Analyses of Maryland Data on Student Nutrition and Physical Acivity - Christopher Hersl, Education Specialist for Physical Education and Comprehensive Health Education, Alicia Mezu, Health Services Specialist 

Framework and Performance Whole School, Whole Community, Whole ChildSean Slade, Director of Outreach, ASCD

Maryland School Crisis Communication Planning - Tyler G. Page, M.A., (PI: Brooke Fisher Liu, PhD Co-PI: Holly Ann Roberts; Cheryl Duncan De Pinto, MD, MPH)

Maryland's PreK-12 Family Engagement Framework A Shared Responsibility - Young-chan, Barbara Scherr, and Veronica Simmons Title I/Family Engagement Program Improvement and Family Support Branch Maryland State Department of Education

‌ - Christopher Welsh M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine, NCADD-Maryland Scientific Advisory Committee

School Health Interdisciplinary Program 

The Maryland Wellness Policies and Practices Project - Erin R. Hager, PhD, Associate Professor University of Maryland School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Growth and Nutrition Division Department of Epidemiology and Public Health

The Zika Virus - Sonia G. Pandit, MPH MBA, Chief Executive Officer, The Pandit Group



H.A.N.D.S. SM 

“Helping Administer to the Needs of the Student with Diabetes in School”

A Program for School Nurses
Friday, August 5, 2016 8:30am - 4:30pm (Registration 7:30am – 8:30am) Radisson Hotel North
2004 Greenspring Drive
Timonium, MD 21093 
View the H.A.N.D.S. Brochure



View the conference program booklet

View Presentations: 

Understanding and Collecting Uniform Data - Erin Maughan, MS, RN, APHN-BC, Director of Research, National Association of School Nurses, Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellow

Finding and Sustaining Wellness in Schools - Michelle A. Gourdine, M.D., CEO, Michelle Gourdine & Associates, Senior Associate, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Mindfulness and School Health - Tamar Mendelson, Ph.D, Department of Mental Health

The Need for Adolescent SBIRT in School-Based Health Centers - Marla Oros, RN, MS, The Mosaic Group


Previous SHIP Keynote Presentations & Conference Sessions

Previous SHIP Booklets

For more information contact Christina Huntley, 410-706-0980.