For Immediate Release
Contact: Joely Johnson, 518.782.9400, Ext. 224
Atlantic City, Sept. 25, 2007 – The New York State Nurses Association (NYSNA) will hold its annual Convention from Thursday, Sept. 27 to Sunday, Sept. 30 at the Atlantic City Convention Center. More than 300 registered nurses are expected to attend.
This year’s theme, “Nursing: Catch the Wave,” refers to the current wave of change – political, technological, and professional – taking place in the field of nursing. To help nurses lead these changes, the Convention offers 16 concurrent educational sessions in four tracks: clinical innovations, contemporary issues, legislative advocacy, and professional development. Nurses can earn up to 18 CE credits over three days.
The theme of change is reflected in the ripped-from-the-headlines presentation, “Why the U.S. Needs a National Health Plan,” on Sept. 27. by Steffie Woolhandler, MD, co-founder of Physicians for a National Health Plan and associate professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School.
A powerful keynote address on Sept. 29 will expose the little-known crime of human trafficking. Barbara Glickstein, RN, will explain how nurses can identify and aid victims of this global human rights abuse.
Healthcare fraud is the focus of the Sept. 30 speech by Michael Clarke, JD, chief of the Medicaid Fraud Unit of the Nassau County (N.Y.) DA’s office. He will describe the crucial role that nurses play in the fight against healthcare abuse, using case studies in which nurses were the first to recognize the problem.With more than 34,000 members,
NYSNA is the oldest and largest state nurses’ association in the nation. It is an influential union for RNs, representing nurses in New York and New Jersey. Offering a wide range of services to its members, NYSNA fosters high standards of nursing education and practice and works to advance the profession through legislative activity. It is a constituent of the American Nurses Association and of the United American Nurses, an affiliate of the AFL-CIO.
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