Meridian Health Ann May Center's NICHE Conference 2013 Abstract Submission

Call for Poster Abstracts are open TODAY! for Meridian Health Ann May Center’s 9th Annual NICHE Conference to be held June 6, 2013 at the Ocean Place Resort and Spa from 8am-4:30pm.

ONLY online abstract submission will be accepted this year. Visit to submit an abstract.

Meridian Health NICHE (Nurses Improving Care for Healthsystem Elders)Conference Thursday, June 6, 2013, 8am-4;30pm Ocean Place Resort and Spa, West Long Branch, NJ.

The Meridian Health Ann May Center's 9th Annual NICHE Conference will bring together over 300 healthcare professionals from the tri-state area to discuss evidence-based care and the older adult. Nationally and regionally known speakers will present on Falls, Health Literacy, Alzheimer’s Disease, and the LGBT older adult. There is also a faculty/educator track that includes experts from the NLN Advancing Care Excellence for Seniors program and an original research presentation on nursing students attitudes towards older adults. Another much enjoyed aspect of the conference is our older adult focused quality, EBP, or research project poster presentations, showcasing not only Meridian Health team members but also colleagues from other healthcare facilities.

The Call for Abstracts opens on Monday, March 4, 2013 and closes on Friday, April 19, 2013 at 5 p.m.. Please read the Abstract Submission General Guidelines before writing your abstract.

Notifications of the review of the abstracts with further instructions will be sent to all corresponding authors on Friday, May 3, 2013.

We look forward to receiving your abstract(s) and a day of networking and learning as we improve care of the older adults we serve. (Registration will be open with the next few weeks).

Baylor University Gerontological Spring Symposium

The Community Challenge: Chronic to Acute Issues of Dementia, Depression and Delirium
Speakers include Dr. Ron Anderson, former CEO of Parkland Hospital, Dr. G. Allen Power, author of "Dementia Beyond Drugs," and Dr. Vivyenne Roche of Southwestern Medical School.

March 1, 2013 - Dallas Symposium
Windsor Senior Living
7550 LBJ Freeway

March 2, 2013 - Tyler Symposium
Rose Heights Community Church
2120 Old Omen Rd

Symposia cost for medical professionals is $85. Family Caregivers and Students with ID, $25. Please contact Mary Johson, Event Coordinator for additional information or to register for the Dallas Symposia. To register for the Tyler event, please contact the Alzheimer's Alliance of Smith County (903) 509-8323.

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Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing Partners with NGNA to Improve Nursing Care for Older Adults


The Hartford Institute for Geriatric Nursing (HIGN) and NGNA have joined together to launch a new webinar series to improve nursing care for older adults. The one-hour webinars will be held every month, and then archived on the Hartford Institute e-Learning center (

These webinars are part of a Gerontological Certification Review “Package” that builds upon the resources of HIGN and NGNA as well as provides resources to improve nursing care of older for all practicing nurses and educators. The webinars, presented by expert faculty from NGNA and HIGN, will present clinical topics relevant to improving the delivery of healthcare to older adults, covering topics such as patient- and family-centered care approach to delirium, fall prevention, medication management, diabetes management . Partners of HIGN and members of NGNA will be able to access these webinars and other resources developed by the Hartford Institute, including the Geronotological Nursing Certification Review Course and other online learning modules, at discounted rates.

NGNA President Interview at

Click here to read an interview with NGNA President Amy Cotton and other nursing leaders at on changes to the field of gerontological nursing.

Save the Date! 2013 NGNA Annual Convention

2013 NGNA Annual Convention: October 3-5, 2013
A Clear Vision of Care for the Older Adult
Hilton Clearwater Beach
Clearwater, Florida

Mark your calendar for the NGNA 2013 Annual Convention in Clearwater, Florida – the place to be for education and networking with others who have a passion for the care of the older adult. Join us in Clearwater, Florida – a gorgeous area that truly lives up to its name. Enjoy the sunshine, beautiful beaches and picturesque setting of this resort destination.

Program highlights include:
  • Pre-conference sessions including the Gerontological Nursing Certification Review Course
  • Keynote and General Sessions featuring leaders in gerontological nursing
  • Concurrent sessions with a research session track
  • Research & evidence-based practice poster session
  • Educational exhibits
  • Networking opportunities
The Call for Abstracts will be listed shortly, and registration will be available in May 2013. Watch your inbox – NGNA members will receive emails when this information is available!

Hotel reservations are available now! The convention will be held at the Hilton Clearwater Beach, with views overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. NGNA has reserved a special rate of $155 per night, plus tax (currently 12%). Please mention that you are an attendee of the NGNA convention when reserving your rooms.

For more information, contact the NGNA National Office at 1-800-723-0560, or email

We look forward to seeing you in Clearwater!