• 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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    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!

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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.

    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...

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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:

    "Update in Chronic Kidney Disease Management and Prescribing"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

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Texas Gulf Coast

Networking Highlights Chapter Activities

Texas Gulf Coast (TXGC) Chapter President Myla Magno, DNP, APRN, GNP-BC, GS-C, passed her Gerontological Specialist Certification exam during the 2019 GAPNA Annual Conference.

Kudos to you, Dr. Magno, and we look forward to more GAPNA members aiming to attain this stamp of gerontological provider certification!

Ron Billano Ordona, DNP, FNP-BC
Ugly Sweater Contest Winners (l to r):
Elizabeth Godlove, Maureen Beck, Julie Grisette.

The TXGC Chapter held its well-attended NP Week Celebration Dinner Meeting in November 2019. Our colleague Lillian Flores-Perez, A/GNP, RN, CWS, presented “Palliative Wound Care” sponsored by Vantage Hospice.

Also during this meeting we initiated a new fundraising activity, “Wine Basket,” to add funding for TXGC Chapter activities. The raffle for the large and sumptuous gift basket was well received and almost $200 was raised at the dinner event. The TXGC Chapter intends to make this a recurring fundraising activity for each quarterly meeting.

The Texas GCGAPNA proposed two amendments relative to membership renewals and board officers’ duties were conducted during the November 2019 dinner meeting followed by an emailed survey. All respondents voted for the proposed amendments.

Our annual Christmas dinner was held in December in one of Houston’s excellent Spanish restaurants. The Chapter sponsored this Christmas dinner party in honor of its dedicated and growing number of GAPNA members.

Some of the fun and exciting activities during this Christmas party was the “Ugly Sweater” contest. There were three winners with the grand prize taken by Past Presidents Elizabeth Godlove and Julie Grisette and Past Treasurer Maureen Beck.

A gift exchange made the Christmas dinner an even more sparkling event. Everyone left with a bright grin!

The TXGC Chapter intends to hold its first quarter dinner meeting in Spring 2020. Stand by for the Chapter’s upcoming activities.

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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.

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