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8th Annual Conference Highlights

by Brette Winston

Georgia Chapter enjoyed its 8th Annual Conference with the Atlanta Regional Geriatric Education Center on February 25, 2017!

The conference was held at the historic Academy of Medicine at Georgia Tech in downtown Atlanta. Attendees heard from keynote speaker Dr. Jeff Schlaudecker, the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship Program Director and Medical Director of The Christ Hospital Acute Care for Elderly (ACE) Unit.

Dr. Schlaudecker was enlightening and challenged providers to think outside the box when caring for older adult patients with unique needs. (Just ask any Georgia member about the Walk of Honor or Thunder from Down Under!)

Another popular speaker was Al Blackwelder, CEO of AG Rhodes Health & Rehab, a nonprofit organization comprised of three skilled nursing facilities in the greater Atlanta area. Mr. Blackwelder presented a concept of making skilled nursing truly a home environment which includes staff training in the Eden Alternative.

To close, there was a humorous yet important session from Emory University Professor Sally Lehr on sexuality in aging. Many giveaways were raffled and we awarded our 2nd Penny Maynard Memorial Scholarship to student Sade Simmons for $1,000.

We are grateful to receive generous support from our clinical partners and sponsors and we are already excited about next year's conference!

GAPNA also had the wonderful opportunity to partner with United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia chapters for an inaugural nurse mixer on March 25, and an APRN Transition Day on April 1 at Georgia State University.

The mixer was attended by RNs, NPs, students, several organizations, and our nurse lobbyist. Through partnerships with nursing organizations in the state, we are working to build a grassroots movement to engage members in legislation and advocacy for the profession.

We are very excited to be part of the change we know is coming soon!

Brette Winston, AGPCNP-BC
Chapter President