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Conferences and Training

APNA Virginia Chapter Conference


Registration has opened for the APNA Virginia Chapter Conference!

Suicide and Substance Use: Key Evidence and Strategies for Managing the Top Two Risks in Healthcare
Friday, August 11, 2017
Shenandoah University
Harry F. Byrd, Jr., School of Business
Halpin-Harrison Hall 
Winchester, VA

Keynote Speakers
Karen Vergano
RN, MS, PMHCNS, Diamond Health

  Laura G. Leahy
DrNP, APN, PMH-CNS/FNP, BC Master Clinician in Psychopharmacology,
Founder, APNSolutions, LLC 
 
This program is designed to meet the educational needs of all nursing specialties, related to valid tools for assessment of substance use and suicide prevention.

APNA Virginia Chapter Conference

Suicide and Substance Use: Key Evidence and Strategies for Managing the Top Two Risks in Healthcare
Friday, August 11, 2017
Shenandoah University
Winchester, VA

This conference is being planned by the Virginia Chapter Temporary Leadership Committee based on the valuable feedback provided through the Membership Survey and our Chapter Meeting at the 2016 APNA Annual Conference.
This event focuses on an epidemic confronting every nurse in relation to outcomes of addiction, the addicted brain, suicide, SBIRT and integrating primary care and behavioral health across the continuum of care to cope with this epidemic.