Texas Health Care Policy & Leadership Conference
Texas Capitol Auditorium
Speakers subject to change
9:00 – 10:00 am
10:00 – 11:00 am
State Policy Update: APRN Laws, Telemedicine, and Sunset in the 85th Legislative Session
Presented by: Erin Cusack, TNP’s Director of Government Affairs; Nora Belcher, Executive Director of Texas E- health Alliance; Kristin Benton, Director of Nursing, and Jolene Zych, APRN Practice Consultant, Texas Board of Nursing.
11:00 – 11:10 am
11:10 – 12:10 pm
National Policy Update: State of NP Laws Across the Country
Presented by: Christy Blanco and Jessica Peck, AANP Texas Representatives.
12:10 – 1:00 pm
Legislative Conference Center, E2.002
1:00 – 1:50 pm
Nurse Practitioners as Leaders: A Discussion with Nurse Executives, Legislators, and Grassroots Activists
Presented by: Donna Howard, State Representative and nurse legislator; Holly Jeffreys, NP appointee to Lt. Governor’s Advisory Board; and Sally Carmen, System Director of Clinical Excellence for Texas Health Resources and Board Member of the Texas Association of Nurse Executives. Moderated by Danielle Pendergrass, AARP's Campaign Outreach Advocate for a Culture of Health (or COACH), state liaison to the Nurses on Boards Coalition, and Breakthrough Leaders in Nursing award recipient.
1:50 – 2:00 pm
2:00 – 3:00 pm
Media and Public Relations Training for the Nurse Practitioner
Presented by: Allison Castle, Director of Strategic Communications and Public Relations for Blakemore Public Affairs and former Press Secretary/Communications Director for Governor Rick Perry.
Conclusion of Event
Student Members: $55
This activity is approved 4.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 0.25 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 17102859. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.
Parking and Directions:
Attendees may park in the Visitor’s Parking Garage on 12th Street and San Jacinto Street. For additional parking info, please visit: http://www.tspb.texas.gov/plan/parking/parking.html
Boxed lunches will be provided; however, if you have specific dietary requirements, you may wish to purchase your own lunch at the Capitol Grill.
What to Wear:
Please wear professional attire (business casual).
Any registration cancellations must be sent in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1, 2017. Please note that a $10 fee will be assessed upon cancellation. Please allow 2-4 weeks for processing refunds.