2011 Convention Presentations

Conference Info Pre-Convention Program-at-a-Glance Invited Speakers Register
Thursday (Day 1) Friday (Day 2) Saturday (Day 3) Sunday (Day 4)


Wednesday, October 12, 2011

11:00 AM-5:00 PM


12:00 PM-8:00 PM

Certification Preparation Course –Day 1
Deborah M. Conley, MSN, APRN-CNS, GCNS-BC, FNGNA

Thursday, October 13, 2011

7:00 AM-7:00 PM


8:00 AM-4:30 PM

Certification Preparation Course –Day 2
Deborah M. Conley, MSN, APRN-CNS, GCNS-BC, FNGNA

8:00 AM-12:00 PM

Preconvention Workshop 1 – pdf Medication Management of the Older Adult

2:00 PM-5:00 PM

Exhibits and Poster Set Up

3:00 PM-5:00 PM

 Preconvention Workshop 3 – Fellows – Chapter Structure and Governance

4:30 PM-5:00 PM

Moderator Meeting 

5:00 PM-5:30 PM

New Member/First-time Attendee Orientation

5:30 PM-5:45 PM

President's Welcome

5:45 PM-7:00 PM

Opening Session
Marilyn Gugliucci, PhD, AGHEF, GSAF, AGSF

7:00 PM-9:00 PM

Opening Reception in Exhibit Hall

7:30 PM-8:30 PM

Poster Session

Friday, October 14, 2011

7:00 AM-7:30 AM

Continental Breakfast

7:00 AM-5:30 PM


7:30 AM-8:30 AM

General Session I 
Susan Prevost, RN, PhD, COI – Sigma Theta Tau

8:45 AM-9:45 AM

General Session II - pdf Outcomes of Interventions for Dementia Family Caregivers
Karen Robinson, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, FAAN – Outcomes of Caregivers

9:00 AM-5:00 PM

Lifestyle Exhibits, Poster Viewing & Vendor Exhibits
(posters and exhibits open 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM)

10:15 AM–11:15 AM


  1. pdf Planning for Care: The Aging of Two Generations
    Jean Sherman, EdD, RN
  2. Communication Tune Up: The Elderspeak Challenge (pdfhandouts)
    Kristine Williams, RN, PhD, FNP-BC, FGSA
  3. pdf Successful Aging, Depression, and Resiliency in Older Adults
    Jean M. Gaines, PhD, RN, FNGNA

11:30 AM–12:30 PM


  1. pdf Geriatric Education and Clinical Experiences for Nursing Students: A Wellness Perspective
    Carol Amann, MSN, RN-BC
  2. pdf Caregivers: Alzheimer's Disease & Dementia
    Lucille Taylor-Smith, BSN, MSN, RN
  3. pdf Detection, Early Management, and Prevention of Urinary Tract Infections in Older (pdf handouts)
    Riesa Gusewelle, MNSc, RN, APRN, GNP-BC
  4. pdf Family Caregiver Reactions of Hospitalized Older People with Chronic illness in Taiwan
    Pi-Ming Yeh, Ph.D.

12:30 PM-2:00 PM

Lunch with Exhibitors and Posters

12:30 PM–1:30 PM

NGNA Fellows Luncheon

12:30 PM–1:30 PM

Long Term Care Special Interest Group Luncheon

2:00 PM–3:00 PM

Consumer Session

3:15 PM–4:15 PM

Annual Membership Meeting

4:30 PM–5:30 PM


  1. pdf Go Granny Go! Injury in the Geritol Generation (pdf handouts)
    Laura Criddle, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC
  2. pdf Senior Care Coordination: Geriatric Nursing in an HMO Primary Care Clinic
    Mary Jane Carroll, BSN, RN-BC, ONC
  3. pdf A Research Based Model for the Design and Delivery of Health Messages
    Melody M. Cash, RN, PhD

5:30 PM–7:00 PM

Student Session

6:00 PM–7:00 PM

President’s Reception (invitation only)

Saturday, October 15, 2011

7:30 AM-5:15 PM


7:45 AM-8:30 AM

Breakfast Session
Tammy Rolfe, Advancing Excellence Campaign

8:30 AM–9:30 AM

Keynote Session
Meridean L Maas, PhD, RN, FAAN - 2011 NGNA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient

9:45 AM–10:45 AM


  1. pdf Geriatrics: The New Face of Oncology Patients
    Catherine Klein, RN
  2. pdf Preventing Readmissions Through Safe Transitions
    Lisa Johnson

11:00 AM–12:00 PM

Judith Braun and Innovative Practice Oral Presentations

  1. pdf Silver Hour (pdf handouts)
    Marilyn Smith-Stoner RNBC, PhD
  2. pdf Improving Elder Care Through Patient Family Perspective
    Kim N. Shields, RN, MSN, CPHQ

12:00 PM–2:00PM

Awards Luncheon

2:15 PM–3:15 PM


  1. pdf Function Focused Care: The Evidence that Transforms Care at the Bedside
    Denise Schwartz, BSN, RN, BC
  2. pdf Gaining Understanding of Advanced Practice Nurses in Geriatrics Using a Gadamerian Approach (pdf handouts)
    Dia D. Campbell-Detrixhe, RN, MS, FNGNA
  3. pdf End of Life Conversations with Older Adults
    Gayle Kruse, RN, GCNS, ACHPN

3:15 PM–4:15 PM

Committee Meetings

4:15 PM–5:15 PM

NICHE Presentation

Sunday, October 16, 2011

7:00 AM–11:00 AM


7:00 AM-8:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

7:30 AM–8:15 AM

Fellows Informational Session

8:30 AM–9:30 AM

General Session III - American Indian Affairs
Margaret P. Moss, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN

9:40 AM–10:40 AM

General Session IV - Current State of Healthcare Reform
Claudia Beverly, PhD, RN, FAAN

10:50 AM–11:50 AM

General Session V –  pdf A New View of Successful Aging: The Role of Adaptation and Transcendence in Fostering a Holistic View of Successful Aging 
Valerie McCarthy, RN, PhD 

11:50 AM–12:05 PM

Closing Remarks