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NGNA 2016 Conference on Gerontology Call for Abstracts is OPEN! Submit Your Abstract Today!

The National Gerontological Nursing Association invites you to submit an abstract for presentation at the NGNA 2016 Conference on Gerontology, taking place at The Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 23-25, 2016.

Submissions are due by Monday, May 2, 2016.
 
Abstracts will be accepted in the following categories:
  • Podium Presentations: General Topics: General topics for podium presentations. Abstracts will be accepted for the following presentation timeframes (please indicate timeframe when submitting):
    • Podium Presentation I (20 minute presentation);
    • Podium Presentation II (50 minute presentation);
    • Symposium (3-5 speakers and 90 minute presentation required)
  • Podium Presentations: Research Reports: Report on completed research, for presentations 15 minutes in length;
  • Research poster presentations (featuring completed research)
  • Evidence-Based Practice poster presentations (featuring novel clinical practices)
  • Quality Improvement (QIP)/Performance Improvement Projects (PIP)
  • Student Poster Presentations 
All authors are asked to submit an abstract relevant to one of the following topics:
  • Transitions in Care
  • Innovations and Strategies in Gerontological Education
  • Chronic Disease Management and the Older Adult
  • Quality and Safety Innovations in the Care of the Older Adult
  • Technological Advances in the Care of Older Adults
  • Special Aging Populations
  • Pharmacological Advances and Challenges
Visit ngna.org/2016-call-for-abstracts to view the Call for Abstracts guidelines and submit your abstract online.
 
Registration for the Conference on Gerontology will open in May. We look forward to receiving your abstract submissions!
 
 
For more information, contact: Courtney Devine, Meetings and Convention Director at cdevine@ngna.org.
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NGNA Introduces Institutional Membership – Join With Your Colleagues and Save!

NGNA is pleased to introduce a new membership option – the Institutional Membership.

NGNA’s Institutional Membership involves a reduced membership rate for yourself and nine of your colleagues, bundled into one package to ensure less paperwork and more savings. Institutional members will receive one renewal notice, due at the end of each year, for a calendar membership that is renewable annually in one transaction, for ten individuals. As an Institutional Member, you’ll have the following options:
  • Institutional Membership – Standard: This membership includes all benefits for ten individuals from your workplace, renewable annually.
    Cost: $1100 – a savings of $140 per year.
  • Institutional Membership – Convention: This membership includes all benefits for ten individuals from your workplace, renewable annually. It will also include two complimentary convention registrations for the 2016 Annual Convention (October 23-25 in Indianapolis, Indiana) – valued at at least $500 each.
    Cost: $1500 – saving $740 per year.
As Institutional Members of NGNA, you and nine of your colleagues will enjoy the following benefits:
  • The Geriatric Nursing Journal: Your NGNA membership fee includes a subscription to the most widely circulated professional journal for gerontological nurses. Geriatric Nursing includes a special NGNA section in each issue. Institutional members will receive five copies each of this quarterly mailing, for distribution among colleagues.
  • NGNA Insider: NGNA Insider is a monthly email newsletter that keeps NGNA members up-to-date with industry and association news. Also included are dates for upcoming events and continuing education opportunities. All ten members affiliated with your Institutional Membership will receive NGNA’s regular email blasts, including the NGNA Insider.
  • Committee Involvement: Through active research, scholarship and education committees, along with an outstanding awards program, NGNA is committed to the professional development of gerontological nurses. Take one of the many opportunities to join these committees to further your development, meet fellow members, and exchange ideas monthly.
  • Educational Opportunities: NGNA will host GeroFocus 2016 – a revamped gerontology conference, taking place October 23-25 in Indianapolis. Members will receive a discounted rate on this opportunity to receive contact hours and network with fellow gerontological nurses around the country. NGNA also offers regular webinars, approved for CE credits and presented by members, for members, at no cost.
What are you waiting for? Join with your colleagues today and save! Click here to access the online form and get started. Please contact NGNA Headquarters with any questions.
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NCCDP Is Accepting Nominations for Educator of the Year!

The National Council of Certified Dementia Practitioners is seeking nominations for the Annual Educator of the Year Award. The Award will be granted to an educator who has made a significant contribution to the quality of life of the resident’s / client / patient, longevity of your staff and decrease in staff turnover due to the educational programs developed and implemented by your educator. This award is also open to educators working in learning institutions that provide education to students enrolled in the learning institution and entering the health care industry.

For more information and to apply, click here.
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Save the Date: GeroFocus 2016 Will Return to Indianapolis!

By popular demand, the NGNA Board of Directors and leadership team members are happy to announce the unveiling of a new and improved 2016 event – open to all nursing professionals with an interest in the care of the older adult!
 
GeroFocus 2016 will take place Sunday, October 23rd – Tuesday, October 25th at
The Alexander Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana – the site of the most popular and well-reviewed NGNA Annual Convention in 2015. Return to this destination in the heart of the USA, network and exchange ideas with other nursing professionals from around the nation with a heart for older adults, and take the opportunity to listen to educational sessions that are unprecedented in NGNA’s meeting history.
 
Topics of focus will include:
  • Transitions in Care
  • Innovations and Strategies in Gerontological Education
  • Chronic Disease Management and the Older Adult
  • Quality and Safety Issues in Caring for the Older Adult
  • Technological Advances in the Care of Older Adults
  • Special Aging Populations
  • Pharmacological Advances and Challenges
 
The Call for Abstracts will be issued during the first week of February, with a deadline of Monday, May 2, 2016. Abstract submission decisions will be issued by Monday, May 16, 2016.
 
Watch your email next week for the Call for Abstracts submission form, as well as preliminary registration details and sponsorship opportunities.
 
We look forward to seeing you in America’s heartland for GeroFocus 2016 -- an unmatched educational opportunity you won’t want to miss!
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Apply for the Gerontological Nursing Leadership Academy!

Are you an experienced gerontological nurse who is looking for a leadership development experience with positive outcomes? Consider applying for the Gerontological Nursing Leadership Academy (GNLA), an 18-month mentored leadership experience designed for master's-prepared nurses who care for older adults.

The purpose of the GNLA is to prepare nurses in diverse settings to lead interprofessional teams in the improvement of healthcare quality for older adults and their families. The academy is open to both members and nonmembers of the Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI).

The deadline for applications is February 9, 2016. Learn more and apply at Gerontological Nursing Leadership Academy. Check out the right side of the page for FAQ's, anticipated costs and the application packet information.