Nursing Summit 2018 Agenda

Today is the last day to register without a late fee for the GLMA Nursing Summit.  In case you are on the fence, here’s our agenda. It’s full of speakers and presentations you won’t want to miss!

Time Agenda Item/Speaker Topic
7:15 Registration and networking breakfast
8:00 Hector Vargas, JD, GLMA Executive Director

Gal Mayer, MD, MS, GLMA President

GLMA Nursing Section Leadership Team

Michael Johnson, RN, PhD, GLMA Nursing Section Past Chair

Welcome
8:30 Rachell A. Ekroos, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, AFN-BC

she/her/hers

Sexual Violence among LGBTQ Idenfying Persons
9:15 Dawn Koonkongsatian, MSN Ed, RN, COI

she/her/hers

Healing environments for gender-diverse women
9:25 Amy Hequembourg, PhD

she/her/hers

The Role of Trauma in Alcohol Dependence among Sexual Minority Women
9:40 Paige Baker-Braxton, Psy.D.

she/her/hers

Rachel Neuschatz, MSN, RN

they/them/theirs

Centering the Narrative of TGNC Survivors: A Community Approach to Prevention & Intervention of Sexual Violence
10:00 Break 25 minutes
10:25 Kodiak Soled, MSN, RN (anticipated to be completed by Sept 2018);

she/her/hers

Healthcare Provider Knowledge Gaps and Acquisition of Transgender Health Education
10:35 Christine Rodriguez, APRN, FNP-BC, MDiv, MA

she/her/hers

Transgender Health: A look at Gender-Sensitive Healthcare
11:00 Amy Daly MBA, BSN, RN CCRN

they/them/theirs

Trans inclusive healthcare spaces
11:10 Regina Washington, DrPH

she/her/hers

Walking the Talk: Addressing E-ciggs in the LGBT community
12:00PM Lunch/Business Meeting

Mickey Eliason

she/her/hers

Diane Verrochi

she/her/hers

Business Meeting

Workplace Climate Scale validation  

1:00 Jerome (Jerry) Steffe, MSN, MPH, ARNP-C

he/him/his

VA Nurses providing care to LGB Veterans
1:10 Paula M. Neira JD, MSN, RN, CEN

she/her/hers

Serving Those Who Served: Caring for LGBTQ Veterans and Military Personnel
1:25 Dr. Tamara Griffin Keynote
2:25 Wendy A. Ritch, MA, MTS

she/her/hers

Rise of the Queerburb – Relationships Among the Domestic Migration of LGBTQ+ Populations, Health Policy, Health Equity, and Health Care Provider Cultural Competence
2:35 Break
3:00 Tara Noorani, BSN, RN, FNP Candidate

she/her/hers
Dylan Avery, BSN, RN

he/him/his

The Integration of LGBT Health into the NHWSN Nursing Curriculum
Randy E. Gross PhD, RN, NP, CNS, WHNP-BC, ACNS-BC, AOCNP®, AOCNS®

he/him/his
Bridget Maley MS, RN

she/her/hers

A Writing Assignment to Address Gaps regarding LGBT+ Health in the Curriculum for Associate Degree Nursing Students
Marianne Snyder PhD, MSN, RN

she/her/hers

Beliefs, Behaviors, and Experiences of Advanced Practice Nurses with Lesbian and Gay Patients: Qualitative Findings from a Mixed Methods Study
Eileen Glover, MSN, RN-BC, NEA-BC

she/her/hers

Patient satisfaction and culturally competent care for the LGBT population: a retrospective explanatory study
Todd Tartavoulle DNS, APRN, CNS-BC.

he/him/his
Jessica Landry, DNP, FNP-BC

she/her/hers

Advocacy Training: Delivering Culturally Sensitive Care to LGBTQI Patients
3:45 Maria McQuade, MA

she/her/hers

Faith-based Healthcare and the LGBT Community: Opportunities and Barriers for Equitable Care
4:00 Bryan Kutner, PhD, MPH

He/him/his

Stigma Toward Anal Sexuality is Linked to Discomfort in Health Care and Less Engagement in HIV Prevention among Cisgender MSM: Implications for Health Workers
4:10 Sarah Zollweg, RN, BSN

she/her/hers

Improving LGBTQIA Health: Nursing Policy Can Make a Difference
4:25 Caitlin Stover, PhD, RN

she/her/hers

Closing Remarks

Evaluation Collection

 

Continuing  Nursing Education  Credits

GLMA  is approved  by the California  Board of Registered  Nursing, Provider Number  16038, to provide nursing continuing  education credits. The GLMA Nursing Summit  is approved for 7.5 contact hours.

In  order  to cover  GLMAs administrative  costs, there will be  a $30 charge for issuance  of CE certificates. Those attending  and claiming credit for the GLMA Annual  Conference will only pay the administrative  fee once (for both the Nursing Summit certificate and  the Annual  Conference certificate).  CME is not available at  the Summit. Please see the  Registration Desk at the Summit for more information  or to  pay the  fee.

This agenda is subject, of course, to last-minute adjustments.  We hope nobody’s plane is canceled or delayed, for example, but if that (or similar) occurs for a presenter, the schedule will be adjusted accordingly.

We hope to see you there!

6 Days Left to Register!

There are six days left to register for the GLMA Nursing Summit at the regular registration price!

In addition to the topics mentioned earlier, we will be having a panel discussion on innovative strategies for promoting awareness among healthcare providers.  You won’t want to miss this, so save yourself a little money by registering to attend before the late registration fees go into effect on September 18!

 

Remember to Register

Just a quick reminder that regular registration for the GLMA Annual Conference and Nursing Summit ends on September 17.

Topics that will be addressed at the Nursing Summit include

  • e-cigarettes,
  • transgender health,
  • stigma and anal sexuality,
  • sexual violence,
  • sex work,
  • trauma and alcohol among sexual minority women,
  • religio-cultural competence and LGBTQ health, and
  • health policy.

Our Keynote Speaker is  Dr. TaMara Griffin,  a certified clinical sexologist and sex therapist, from the The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada.

After the Summit, Conference plenary sessions include

  • Federal LGBTQ Health Policy Under the Trump Administration
  • Treating the Whole Patient: Addressing the Lack of Community-Based Participatory Research for the DSD/Intersex Population and the Role of Patient Advocacy
  • Sexual and Gender Minority Research at the National Institute of Health
  • The New Normal: Increasing PrEP Uptake Using Digital Media
  • Kimberly Clermont Memorial Lecture on Lesbian Health: Interventions for Healthy Aging Among Mature Black Lesbians: Recommendations Gathered through Community-Based Research
  • Stanley Biber Memorial Lecture on Transgender Health: Providing Gender Affirming and Patient Centered Care to Trans Masculine Individuals: Findings from a National Survey of Trans Masculine Individuals

There is a preliminary program available so that you can see the wealth of other sessions planned.

You won’t want to miss this, so save yourself a little money and register before late fees start on September 18!

Summit Registration and Section Leadership

There is still time to register online for the GLMA Nursing Summit!  The deadline for regular registration is September 17.  Save yourself a late fee and register here now!

Our keynote speaker will be Dr. TaMara Griffin,  a certified clinical sexologist and sex therapist, from the The Gay & Lesbian Community Center of Southern Nevada.  As it says in her website bio, “[her] Purpose is to help folks heal and move past the -ish that’s been holding them back, so that they can own their sexuality, experience their authenticity and vibrate and operate from their highest self!”

Also, our 2018-2019 leadership team and leaders-in-training will be announced at the summit.  Are you interested in joining the leadership team or the leaders-in-training?  Please email current chair, Caitlin Stover!  This is a great way to increase your involvement in the Nursing Section and develop your leadership skills.

We look forward to seeing you at the Summit!

Come one, come all, to the 2018 GLMA Nursing Summit!

While it’s still early days for a detailed agenda, plans for the GLMA Nursing Summit on October 10, 2018 are taking shape.  There will be a wealth of nursing knowledge and skills presented on topics such as

  • e-cigarettes,
  • transgender health,
  • stigma and anal sexuality,
  • sexual violence,
  • sex work,
  • trauma and alcohol among sexual minority women,
  • religio-cultural competence and LGBTQ health, and
  • health policy.

Nurses at all levels of training and practice will find plenty to learn as well as the opportunity to connect with other nurses.  Remember to bring your business cards – this is the exact sort of thing they are for!  You may also be interested in joining our networking database, a new and growing project to make it easier for nurses interested and involved in LGBTQ health to connect.

Also, there is still time to register at the early bird rates!  The early bird registration deadline has been extended to 7/31/18.  Click here for details and to register.  It’s to your benefit to register while the rates are discounted, and it also helps with planning if we know roughly how many people to expect.

Watch this space for updates on the agenda and other GLMA Nursing Section news!  Click “follow” to receive an email alert whenever a new blog post goes up.

 

Students – present your LGBTQIA project at the GLMA Nursing Summit!

At the Nursing Summit last year, we began what is sure to become a lasting tradition – student pop-up sessions providing a shap-shot of the ground-breaking work that students are accomplishing on behalf of LGBTQIA health!  If you are a student in any program and have an LGBTQIA-related project, we want to hear from you!  You will have 10 minutes for your “Student Pop-up” during which you can share essential features of your work to a very supportive and enthusiastic audience!  To let us know you are interested, please complete our contact form – we will respond to discuss more details!

The GLMA Nursing Summit will be held Wednesday, October 10, at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Here is a pocket card you can share, print or forward far and wide!

Politics and LGBTQ Health

A common theme lately is politics.  The impact of various pieces of legislation and policies on LGBTQ health.  The election of LGBTQ people to public office.  Actions taken to resist harmful policies and political trends.

Now, the GLMA Nursing Section wants to hear from you!  What experiences do you have to share on the relationship between politics and LGBTQ health?  Please take the poll below and let us know!

 

Political Experiences, Interests, and LGBTQ Health

Time to Renew, Persist and Act

The women’s marches and protest over this weekend have been dwarfed in the news cycle by the government shutdown, but do not be fooled – these demonstrations have out-surpassed all predictions and demonstrate that huge numbers of Americans realize that we cannot give up in despair, that we cannot rest, that we must, and we will, act.  This speech by Viola Davis at the DC march is, to me, a perfect inspiration.  Viola builds on the era of Jim Crow laws to make her point – but to me, we are living right now under serious threats of Rainbow Jim Crow – and as Davis says, there is a cost that we must pay to see through this.  So I am posting this here today and inviting you to take the few minutes to watch this, and renew your determination to persist as we move through this dangerous time.

On Being Inclusive

One of the things we strive for, given our mission, is to be inclusive within the Nursing Section.  That makes sense, as we are working to ensure that our health systems are inclusive of and responsive to all across the gender and sexual spectra.  Since we’re a group of humans, though, it is definitely a work in progress.

At this past Summit in Philadelphia, I was ecstatic to meet a couple of LPNs in attendance.  Having spent the first part of my clinical career in sub-acute and long-term care, I have a healthy respect for the knowledge and expertise of LPNs and the role they play in those settings.  In New England, it seems this is the primary area, along with home care, that LPNs remain a strong presence, as many hospitals have adopted RN-only policies, but I gathered from those I met at the Summit that this is not the case in other regions of the country.  LPNs and LVNs are part of our front-line of patient care, and we need them as much as any other nurse to help in this work.

We definitely want to make sure we’re inclusive of all our nurses, from LPN/LVN through APRN.  But I also heard from those nurses that they weren’t sure how they would be received, as their perception was that the Nursing Section is primarily for RNs, and particularly RNs in academia.  That’s not a perception that I think any of us want or intend to be projecting!

One item I identified as an obvious (and easy-to-fix) cue was our Twitter handle.  Originally, it was the Twitter handle of the research work group, so GLMA_RNs was intended to capture both the fact we were “research nurses” and that the group at the time was composed entirely of “registered nurses.”  Since that has evolved, and now that Twitter handle is for the whole section, however, that wordplay is obsolete and the handle definitely signals “we’re all RNs here.”  So it has been changed, and you can now find us on Twitter at @GLMA_Nsg .

If you are an LPN or LVN or just have thoughts on how we can be more inclusive of all nurses, please share those thoughts in the comments.