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2014 Annual Convention





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OCTOBER 2-4, 2014
San Antonio, Texas
Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel

Spur Your Passion for the Older Adult - Register Now to Join Us in San Antonio!

It’s that time of year again! Online registration is now available for NGNA’s 2014 Annual Convention – we’re looking forward to seeing you in beautiful and historic San Antonio, Texas.

Join NGNA members and other like-minded professionals from October 2 - 4, to engage in a variety of worthwhile events – general sessions led by local and national thought leaders, concurrent sessions and poster presentations by your peers and colleagues, and plenty of networking opportunities in between.

Take advantage of this opportunity to earn top-level education, get up to speed on association news and industry trends, and access valuable resources that you won’t find anywhere else.

Register now to qualify for the discounted fee, available through September 5th.

Click here to access more information – including the schedule-at-a-glance, sponsorship opportunities, and pre-convention session information. The conference brochure will be available to you on this page, starting on Monday, June 2. Register online, or print and return completed registration forms to:
NGNA Headquarters
3493 Lansdowne Drive, Suite 2
Lexington, KY 40517
Toll Free: 800-723-0560 • Fax: 859-271-0607
Email: info@ngna.org

Please contact NGNA Headquarters with any questions. We’re looking forward to seeing you in October!

Hotel Information

The Wyndham San Antonio Riverwalk hotel offers deluxe accommodations and a complete package of full service amenities to relax and delight visitors to the sunny Greater San Antonio metropolis. Walk to shopping, dining and the beautiful San Antonio Riverwalk. This downtown San Antonio hotel is also convenient to the San Antonio International Airport, just 9 miles away.

NGNA has reserved a special rate of only $149 per night, plus tax (currently 16.75%).


Schedule At-A-Glance

THURSDAY OCTOBER 2, 2014 – PRE-CONVENTION SESSIONS


12:30 PM – 4:30 PM PRECONVENTION WORKSHOP: Geriatric Syndromes: Your Patient is Demonstrating What Symptoms?

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Moderator Meeting

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM New Member/First Time Attendee Orientation

5:00 PM – 5:30 PM Fellow’s Informational Session: All You Need to Know to Become an NGNA Fellow

5:30 PM - 5:45 PM OPENING SESSION & WELCOME
PRESIDENT’S WELCOME: Mary Rita Hurley, RN, MPA, FNGNA

5:45 PM - 7:00 PM OPENING SESSION: GENERAL SESSION I – Health Promotion Among Older Hispanics
Adriana Perez, PhD, ANP-BC

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM WELCOME RECEPTION & POSTER SESSION



FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014


7:30 AM – 8:30 AM PRESIDENT’S ADDRESS & Annual Membership Meeting

8:30 AM – 9:45 AM KEYNOTE PRESENTATION – Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient
Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN

10:00 AM– 11:00 AM GENERAL SESSION II: Pharmacotherapy in Older Adults
Rebecca A. Rottman-Sagebiel, Pharm D, BCPS, CGP

11:10 AM– 12:10 AM CONCURRENT SESSIONS I (see brochure for session descriptions)

11:45 AM – 1:30 PM LUNCH SERVED 12:00 – 1:15 PM
Posters will be up [Earn CE with poster viewing].
NGNA Fellows Lunch

1:30 PM– 2:30 PM NEW: Explore the Riverwalk with NGNA!

2:40 PM – 3:40 PM CONCURRENT SESSIONS II (see brochure for session descriptions)

3:50 PM – 4:50 PM CONCURRENT SESSIONS II (repeat)

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM COMMITTEE MEETINGS



SATURDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2014


8:10 AM – 9:10 AM GENERAL SESSION IV: Why Hospital and Nursing Home Care Coordination Matters
Judi Kulus, NHA, RN, MAT, C-NE, RAC-MT
Vice President, Curriculum Development
American Association of Nurse Assessment Coordination (AANAC)

9:20 AM– 10:20 AM CONCURRENT SESSIONS III (see brochure for session descriptions)

10:20 AM– 10:50 AM Break

10:50 AM– 11:50 AM CONCURRENT SESSIONS IV (see brochure for session descriptions)

12:00 PM – 1:45 PM AWARDS LUNCHEON

1:50 PM – 2:50 PM CONCURRENT SESSIONS IV (repeat)

2:50 PM – 3:50 PM GENERAL SESSION V: Seeing Dementia From the Other Side of the Mirror: Appreciating What is Happening for the Person with Dementia So We Can Reduce Distress, Meet Needs, and Foster Positive Care Outcomes
Teepa Snow, MS, OTR/L, FAOTA

3:50 PM– 4:05 PM President’s Closing Remarks

4:30 PM – 6:00 PM STUDENT SESSION


Poster Presentations

Melanie Duffy
Taking Nursing Practice to the Next Level: Advancing Practice and Certification

Sue Durkin
An Innovative Approach to Integrate Music Therapy in Acute Care within a Cost Containment Environment

Dawn Fredrich
Fred and Minnie Need Some Help: An Unfolding Case Study

Caryl Mayo
Creative Strategies for Caring for the Older Adult: Nursing Students and Faculty Unite to Cultivate Gerontological Nursing in Clinical Settings

Barbara Hulsman
The Relationship between Self-Directedness and Health Promotion Behaviors in the Elderly

Beth Mastel-Smith
“In this group, I’m not different”

Deb Sanders
Resilience and Self-Transcendence in Older Women

Denise Lyons
Reducing Falls Using Another Pair of Eyes

Barbara Raudonis
Advancing Geriatric Palliative Care: Who, What, Where, and Why

Pi-Ming Yeh
The Influences of Anxiety, Depression, and Coping Strategies on Older People's Suicidal Ideation

Janice Crist & Beverly Heasley
Pet Care Promotes Resident Self Care: Nursing Students Practicing the Eden Alternative

Susan Carlson
Using the ANA Gerontological Nursing Scope & Standards of Practice (2010) to Measure Quality Within a Geriatric Clinic

Darlene Rabe
Using change management to implement a delirium assessment tool in the ICU