GLMA Nursing Summit – September 24, 2015

Yes indeed!  Our 2015 GLMA Nursing Summit is coming up soon, and early-bird registration is even sooner!  To get the best possible rate for your conference registration, do it before July 29th.  Check out the details here.  The flat rate for the Nursing Summit is $125, which includes a networking lunch!

This will be a very important opportunity as we celebrate the completion of our first year as a GLMA Nursing Section, and our third Nursing Summit! As in the years past, this is a marvelous opportunity to bask in the glow of being in a community where LGBTQ identities are celebrated, and share our common hopes and dreams for the future of LGBT health for ourselves and for those we serve!

Here is the preliminary agenda that the planning chair, Caitlin Stover, just sent!

The goal of the GLMA Nursing Summit is to bring together LGBT and ally nurses and nurse supporters to further the GLMA Nursing Section Action Plan to improve critical LGBT issues in the nursing profession. The summit will provide a forum for mentorship, support, and networking for attendees in the areas of research, education and training, policy, climate, and patient care.

  1. Describe the development of the GLMA Nursing Summit and Section, including foundational accomplishments in nursing related to LGBT health.
  2. Review and build upon the progress made by GLMA Nursing Section workgroups (education and training, patient/clinical care, policy, research, and climate) over the past year.
  3. Apply new skills to facilitate workgroup outcomes.

Agenda:

11:00-12:00 Welcome & Introduction to the Nursing Section of GLMA

12:00-12:45 Networking Lunch

12:45-1:30 Excellence Award/ Keynote Speaker–Christine Tanner

1:30-1:45 Break & Posters

1:45-2:45 Skills Building Breakout Session (TBD-but we anticipate three different breakouts that will meet for the hour, participants chose one)

2:45-3:00 Break & Posters

3-3:45 Work Group Meetings

3:45-4:30 Nursing Section Business Meeting (includes the workgroup reports)

4:45 GLMA Plenary

 Here is a little preview — a video from the Oregon ACLU featuring Christine Tanner and Lisa Chickadonz, which shares their journey fighting first for domestic partner benefits in Oregon, and more recently for marriage equality!  Many of us know Chris as the former Editor of the Journal of Nursing Education, and as a leader in revolutionizing connections between AD and BS nursing programs nationwide!  As you see from the agenda above, Chris will be our honored guest and Keynote Speaker!

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