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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Olson Center Webinar Series

This series is a recent addition to the educational offerings from the Olson Center. This program is a collaboration with the UNMC College of Nursing and presentation topics are intended to reach primarily a nursing audience (with continuing education provided), however, anyone is welcome to attend. Live presentations are attended via an online video platform (Zoom) and the recorded presentations are available on this page.

The University of Nebraska Medical Center College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

If you missed previous webinar(s), you can view them here.  If you are a nurse interested in receiving nursing credit for the Olson Center/ College of Nursing Webinars, please follow the link by each webinar.

Webinar Offerings


“Nutritional Needs of Breastfed Babies from Birth to Weaning"

Laura Wilwerding, MD, IBCLC, FAAP, FABM, Naturally Healthy Kids, LLC and UNMC Dept. of Pediatrics (adjunct professor)

Laura Wilwerding, MDTues., April 9, 2024

  • Use this link if you would like to watch the lecture for no continuing education credit.
  • Use this link if you are a nurse wishing to watch the lecture and receive credit for 1 contact hour at no charge. This link will be available until Nov. 30, 2024.  

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“Genitourinary Syndrome of the Menopause and Vulvar Disorders"

Jennifer L. Cera, RN, DNP, WHNP-BC, APRN-NP, Olson Center for Women’s Health Urogynecology and Pelvic Medicine, and UNMC College of Nursing Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner Program

Jennifer Cera

Tues., Nov. 7, 2023

  • Use this link if you would like to watch the lecture for no continuing education credit.
  • Use this link if you are a nurse wishing to watch the lecture and receive credit for 1 contact hour at no charge. This link will be available until Nov. 30, 2024.  

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“Pharmacologic & Exercise Approaches to Managing Bone Loss”

Laura Bilek, PT, PhD, UNMC College of Allied Health Professions

Laura Bilek, PT, PhD

Lynn Mack, MD, UNMC Dept of Internal Medicine, Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology, and Metabolism 

Lynn Mack, MD

Tues., Aug 8, 2023

  • Use this link if you would like to watch the lecture for no continuing education credit.
  • Use this link if you are a nurse wishing to watch the lecture and receive credit for 1 contact hour at no charge. This link will be available until Aug. 31, 2024.    

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“Decreasing Compassion Fatigue in the Workplace: Journey to Compassion Satisfaction for Healthcare Workers”

Amy Mead, MBA, BSN, RN, CEN, Nebraska Medicine Emergency Department, main campus

Amy Mead 

Tues., May 9, 2023

  • Use this link if you would like to watch the lecture for no continuing education credit.
  • Use this link if you are a nurse wishing to watch the lecture and receive credit for 1 contact hour at no charge. This link will be available until May 31, 2024. 

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"The Wonderful World of the Placenta: How it Works, What Can Go Wrong, and Using Nanomedicines to Fix It"

Lynda K. Harris, PhD, UNMC Dept. of OB-GYN

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Tues., Feb. 14, 2023

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"Abnormal Uterine Bleeding"

Karen Carlson, MD, UNMC Dept. of OB-GYN

Karen Carlson, MD
Tues., Nov. 8, 2022

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"Melatonin: Exploring the Physiology, Function and Over-the-Counter Use"

Alyson Hanish, PhD, MSN, RN (UNMC College of Nursing)

Alyson Hanish, PhD

Tues., Aug. 9, 2022

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"Mental Health and the Energy of Words: It's Imperative to Transform the Narrative"

Havalynn Russell, CPSS (Nebraska Medicine Psychiatry Emergency Services Unit)

Tues., May 10, 2022

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"Skin Cancer in Women"

Melodi Javid Whitley, MD, PhD, FAAD (UNMC Department of Dermatology)

Melodi Whitley, MD

Tues., Feb. 8, 2022 

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