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 Kristi Henderson, Ascension Texas Ministry's (Seton) VP of Virtual Care & Innovation. 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
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.