• 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.


    Find out more about it and REGISTER today!

  • W A N T E D   G A P N A   L E A D E R S!
    Call for Nominations!

    Have you ever considered stepping forward, accepting the challenge and volunteering for a position on the 2020-21 National Board of Directors? Register online NOW by March 22, 2020!

    Step Up - NOW is the Time! Register Here>

  • 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.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

    Find out about it!

  • 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.

    Find out more info and deadline dates

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

    "Update in Chronic Kidney Disease Management and Prescribing"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

    For January/February 2020 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

Northern California

14th Annual Continuing Education Offering Held

By Ron Billano Ordona

The Northern California Chapter of GAPNA (NCCGAPNA) conducted its 14th Annual Geriatric Update at Kaiser Permanente Walnut Creek Medical Center on February 1, 2020. This continuing education (CE) conference was approved to award participants 5.75 contact hours including 2 hours of pharmacology credit. This CE offering has been a tradition at NCCGAPNA.

The topics and speakers for the event included “Geriatric Dermatology” with Sally Pham, NP;  “Palliative Care for Parkinson's Disease and Related Disorders” with Maya Katz, MD; “Health Policy Update” by Deborah Wolff-Baker, NP; “Geriatric Fracture Care” with Candace Kim, MD; and “Choosing Wisely for Geriatric Patients: Five Ways to Improve Care” by Todd James, MD.

This year’s conference and CE credits were made possible through the hard work of the CE team: Julie Dutton (Chair), Jennifer Serafin (CE Mentor), Sarah Dulaney (CE Coordinator and Nurse Planner), and Winnie Seto.

Ron Billano Ordona, DNP, FNP-BC
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!