• 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    April 14-18, 2020, Honolulu, HI.

    Earn up to 18 CNE hours.


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  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    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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  • ConventionCALL FOR: Podium and Poster Abstracts

    For the 38th GAPNA Annual Conference
    at the Hyatt Regency
    New Orleans, LA, September 24-26, 2020

    GAPNA members are invited to submit an abstract about their innovative work, that should enrich the APRN's knowledge and/or enhance the care of an older adult. Deadline March 15, 2020.

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  • FREE CE for GAPNA MembersFREE continuing education credit is available for the following session:

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A Productive 2019 and 2020 Goals

by Michelle Lewis

Thanks to the membership of FL-GAPNA, the chapter had a productive 2019.

Our first quarterly meeting of 2019 was held at Port St. Lucie Florida at Tutto Fresco in February. The meeting was sponsored by Astellas. JoAnn Fisher was the speaker and did an excellent job teaching us about overactive bladder and Myrbetriq®. There were 11 attendees.

JoAnn Fisher and Michelle Lewis educated the community on advance directives in May 2019 through our 501c3 nonprofit organization GAPNA OF FLORIDA, INC at Merritt Square Mall in Merritt Island, FL. The event was sponsored by a not-for-profit organization “Let’s Get Them There.” We appreciate the organization’s partnership.

Alero Ekata was elected our new secretary on August 1, 2019. Congratulations Alero!

Mary Nave is our membership chair. She is doing a great job keeping up with our new and renewing members. Chapter membership continues to grow.

Our last quarterly meeting of 2019 was held in October at FMDA’s Annual Best Care Practice Conference held at Universal Studios Lowe’s Sapphire Resort. Twelve nurse practitioners attended.

FL-GAPNA’s third annual $1,500 scholarship was awarded to Damaris Valldeperas, BSN, RN, in November 2019.

Our next dinner meeting will be held in Vero Beach on February 22, 2020.

Chapter goals are to continue membership growth and to mentor new leaders. We look forward to another great conference being held April 24-25, 2020 at Renaissance Orlando Airport Hotel. A total of 8 CEUs will be offered. Register for this event.

Michelle Lewis, ARNP
Chapter President

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Join your friends in Honolulu, Hawaii at the 2020 GAPNA Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults Conference on April 14-18, 2020.

Learn more and register today!