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    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

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Special Interest Groups

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Acute Care SIG

Chair: Michele Talley - talleym@uab.edu

Terms of Office: Chair – 2 years (optional 2nd term); Chair- Elect – 1 year, assumes role of Chair; Members – 1 year.

SIG Description: The Acute Care SIG meets on a regular basis to network and explore the partnership opportunities to leverage each other’s strengths related to acute care issues common for those who care for those with geriatric syndromes in order to delight current members and attract new members.

Time Commitment: Attendance at Committee meeting during Annual Conference. Participation on monthly conference all or online meetings throughout the year. Approximately 6-12 hours of outside work throughout the year.

GeroPsych SIG

Chair: Melodee Harris - t2mharris@aol.com

Terms of Office: Chair – 2 years (optional 2nd term); Chair-Elect – 1 year, assumes role of Chair; Members – 1 year.

SIG Description: The purpose of the GeroPsych SIG is to provide a forum for adult-gero PMH APRNs to focus on the care of older adults with mental, emotional and behavioral health problems including clinical practice, educational and research issues.

Time Commitment: Attendance at Committee meeting during Annual Conference. Participation on monthly conference calls throughout the year. Approximately 6-12 hours of outside work throughout the year.

Hospice/Palliative Care SIG

Chair: Ami Goodnough - agoodAGDNP@yahoo.com

Terms of Office: Chair – 2 years (optional 2nd term); Chair-Elect – 1 year, assumes role of Chair; Members – 1 year.

SIG Description: The Hospice/Palliative Care SIG meets on a regular basis to network and explore the partnership opportunities with key palliative care organizations to leverage each others’ strengths around practice, research, policy, education and advocacy.

Time Commitment: Attendance at Committee meeting during Annual Conference. Participation on monthly conference calls throughout the year. Approximately 6-12 hours of outside work throughout the year.

House Calls SIG

Chair: Ron Ordona - ron@seniorcareclinic.org

Terms of Office: Chair – 2 years (optional 2nd term); Chair-Elect – 1 year, assumes role of Chair; Members – 1 year.

SIG Description: The House Calls SIG is interested in the area of primary care of geriatric patients that receive their health care in the home. Goals include: develop interest in the House Calls arena; provide info on starting a House Calls business or working in the field; promote and support legislation that improves House Calls; and educate other nurses and the general public about services of the House Calls Nurse Practitioner.

Time Commitment: Attendance at Committee meeting during Annual Conference. Participation on monthly conference calls throughout the year. Approximately 6-12 hours of outside work throughout the year.

Leadership SIG

Chair: Joan Carpenter - joan.g.carpenter@gmail.com

Terms of Office: Chair – 2 years (optional 2nd term); Chair-Elect – 1 year, assumes role of Chair; Members – 1 year.

SIG Description: The Leadership SIG focuses on developing and broadening leadership skills, mentoring others, and developing a session for the annual conference.

Time Commitment: Attendance at Committee meeting during Annual Conference. Participation on monthly conference calls throughout the year. Approximately 6-12 hours of outside work throughout the year.

Cross Cultural Care SIG

Chair: Kate Aldrich - kaldrich@sonic.net

Terms of Office: Chair – 2 years (optional 2nd term); Chair-Elect – 1 year, assumes role of Chair; Members – 1 year.

SIG Description: The purpose of the CCC SIG is to identify health care issues relevant to older adults in culturally diverse communities.  This SIG will look to identify universalities, disparities, challenges, and barriers to providing culturally competent health care by APRNs to older adults and families of diverse groups.

Time Commitment: Attendance at Committee meeting during Annual Conference. Participation on monthly conference calls throughout the year. Approximately 6-12 hours of outside work throughout the year.

Post Acute Care/Long Term Care SIG

Chair: Christina Ramsey - ramseyresources@aol.com

Terms of Office: Chair – 2 years (optional 2nd term); Chair-Elect – 1 year, assumes role of Chair; Members – 1 year.

SIG Description: The Post Acute/Long Term Care SIG discusses issues specific to the PAC/LTC setting and bring issues of interest/importance to GAPNA related to the practice setting. Goals include: develop/accumulate resources useful to APNs in the PAC/LTC field; promote APN leadership in the PAC/LTC setting; collaborate with other PAC/LTC organizations (including AMDA); maintaine a mentorship program for APRN’s new to the PAC/LTC setting; and recognize policy issues & make recommendations to Health Affairs committee.

Time Commitment: Attendance at Committee meeting during Annual Conference. Participation on monthly conference calls throughout the year. Approximately 6-12 hours of outside work throughout the year.

VA SIG

Chair: Izabela Kazana - izakazana@yahoo.com

Board Liaison: Sherry Greenberg, PhD, RN, GNP-BC

Chair-Elect: none

Terms of Office: Chair – 2 years (optional 2nd term); Chair-Elect – 1 year, assumes role of Chair; Members – 1 year.

Time Commitment: Attendance at Committee meeting during Annual Conference. Participation on monthly conference calls throughout the year. Approximately 6-12 hours of outside work throughout the year.