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38th Annual Meeting Program

Thursday, October 11, 2018

7:00 - 8:00 AM | Coffee with Exhibitors

8:00 - 8:30 AM | Opening Ceremony

Thelma Roach-Serry, BSN, RN, NE-BC, 2018 NOVA President
Sharon Johnson, MSN, RN, 2018 NOVA Program Co-Chair
Ronald Nardi, PMHCNS-BC, APRN, 2018 NOVA Program Co-Chair

8:30 - 9:30 AM | Keynote Address

The Radical Redesign of Healthcare: The Why, What and How
Tracy Gaudet, MD

9:30 - 10:30 AM | General Session 1

Full Practice Authority
Penny Kaye-Jensen, DNP, FNP-C, FAAN, FAANP

10:30 - 11:00 AM | Refreshments with Exhibitors

11:00 - 12:00 PM | General Session 2

Limb Salvage Management
Jonathan Brantley, DPM

12:00 - 1:00 PM | Lunch on Own

1:00 - 1:30 PM | NOVA Business Meeting

1:30 - 2:30 PM | General Session 3

Evidenced Based Practice: Using the Best Evidence to Provide Excellent Care
Sheila Cox-Sullivan, PhD, RN, VHA-CM

2:30 - 3:00 PM | Refreshments with Exhibitors

3:00 - 4:00 PM | General Session 4

Nurses and Legislation: The Power of Your Voice

Cmdr. René Campos, USN (Ret)
Becky Bowers-Lainer, RN

4:00 - 5:00 PM | General Session 5

Bullying in the Workplace: Strategies for Creating a Healthy Work Environment
Kristy Chunta, PhD, RN, ACNS, BC, CMC 

5:00 - 7:00 PM | Welcome Reception in Exhibit Hall


Friday, October 12, 2018

7:00 - 7:30 AM | Coffee with Exhibitors

7:30 - 8:30 AM | General Session 6

Hospice and Palliative Care: Honor and Joy of the Final March
Scott Shreve, DO

8:30 - 9:30 AM | Podium Poster Presentations

9:30 - 10:00 AM | Refreshments with Exhibitors

10:00 - 11:30 AM | Poster Presentations

11:30 - 1:30 PM | Awards Luncheon

1:30 - 2:30 PM | General Session 7

I Am Only One, But Still I Am One: The Power of Volunteering
Ronald Nardi, PMHCNS-BC, APRN

2:30 - 3:30 PM | General Session 8

Telehealth: VA Care Without Boundaries 
Ruby Franklin, MSN, RN
Lois Freeman, DNP, CRNP-BC, CCRN
Alethea Varra, PhD

3:30 - 4:30 PM | General Session 9

ONS Status Update
Alan Bernstein, MSN, RN


Saturday, October 13, 2018

12:00 - 4:00 PM | Optional Off-Site Event

Richmond Folk Festival