Nursing 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.

 

2017 GLMA Nursing Summit – 1 Week from Today!

Yes — just one more week and the only gathering specifically for, about and by LGBTQ nurses and our allies is happening in St. Louis!  It is happening next week on Wednesday September 14 at the Hilton St. Louis at the Ballpark . You can see the planned program here!  Online registration is no longer available, but if you find that you can join glma_-_conferenceus, come on to St. Louis and you can register on Wednesday morning at the conference. The evening of the 14th is the opening reception for the GLMA conference, which offers amazing educational and inspirational programming for all healthcare providers, and more opportunities to network with LGBTQ colleagues from all healthcare disciplines.

Everyone who attends the Summit will have an experience of a lifetime – a whole day when our focus derives from, and fully expresses, the health concerns of LGBTQ people and their families.  In addition, we will explores ways that we can improve nursing care and the environment for LGBTQ people who enter healthcare situations either as patients or providers.

But the most important dimension of the Nursing Summit is simply the experience of being there, networking with friends and colleagues, meeting new people who share our concerns and taking whatever actions we can to improve nursing and health care for LGBTQ people.

If you can’t join us, subscribe to this blog, where we will share all sorts of information about the Summit, and will provide opportunities for everyone to become involved.  We will definitely post information about the dates and location of next year’s Summit – so that hopefully you can start planning now to be part of this important movement!  So stay tuned – these is much more to come!

Tonda Hughes to Keynote the 2016 Nursing Summit

GLMA Nursing Summit will be all day September 14, 2016 in St. Louis!  The GLMA Conference opens the evening of the 14th, with all of the fabulous programming through September 17th.  See the details for the conference here!

The 2016 GLMA Nursing Summit keynote speaker, Tonda Hughes, PhD, RN, FAAN will be sharing her experiences in developing her outstanding research career focusing on sexual minority women.  Her talk is titled “From gay bars to marriage equality: The evolution of research on sexual minority women’s health from one researcher’s perspective.” Dr. Hughes is Professor and Associate Dean for Global Health, College of Nursing, University of Illinois – Chicago, Research Director, UIC National Center of Excellence in Women’s Health, and Co-Director, UIC Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH).

The theme of the 2016 Nursing Summit is: “Challenges of Advancing LGBTQ Health in Nursing: Finding Your Way.” The day will feature:

  • Opportunities to learn about initiatives in nursing education, practice, research and policy
  • Networking with activists engaged in advancing LGBTQ health in nursing
  • Celebration of past accomplishments, and the potential for making change in nursing and healthcare to improve LGBQ health!

Watch this blog and our GLMANursing.org website to see the details as they emerge!  We hope you will plan to join us! Questions? Go to our online contact form!

Nursing Summit 2015 – a Great Success!

Our 2015 Nursing Summit was a great success – many thanks to the leadership of Caitlin Stover, who worked tirelessly throughout the months ahead to make sure this happened! Her planning team included Michele McKelvey, Kelli Dunham, Madelyne Greene, Pamela Lin, Eileen Glover, Rob Carroll, Jose Pares-Avila, Sarah Sanders, Mary Foley, Emily Kane-Lee, Pamela Levesque, Amy Wilson-Stronks and Alison McManus.  The 2014-15 leadership team lent support along the way, as well as members of the GLMA staff who orchestrated the GLMA Conference.  Portland, Oregon was a beautiful, interesting and very welcoming city – everywhere we went we heard comments of delight that we were together, sharing interesting ideas, supporting one another, and learning on many levels.

We will be posting many more details of the outcomes of the Summit during the next several weeks, but for now I want to be sure everyone knows our new leadership team for 2015-2016.  Below is a photograph of the newly elected team that was taken by our 6 member – Mary Foley, our Past Chair who will be on our leadership team for the coming year as well!  I have included Mary’s photo from last year!  Shown seated, Peggy Chinn (Recorder) and Michael Johnson (Chair).  Standing L to R: Caitlin Stover (Chair-Elect), Ralph Klotzbaugh (Budget Officer), Natalie Paul (Student Representative from Vanderbilt University).

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And with great appreciation for her contributions in launching our Nursing Section: MaryMary-Foley Foley, Past-Chair!

New book to check out if you are writing for publication!

I am thrilled to announce that this new book that Leslie Nicoll and I wrote is now available for Kindle – Writing in the Digital Age: Savvy Publishing for Healthcare Professionals! It is also available from NursingCenter.com in a format for iBook, Google Play, etc.  Nook will Cover Nicoll Chinnhave it soon!    Here is how the publisher describes the book:

If you are an author, or aspire to be one, writing for publication in today’s digital age means you are likely a “digital immigrant,” confronted at every turn with new and unexpected technology and electronic innovations. Writing in the Digital Age: Savvy Publishing for Healthcare Professionals is a valuable resource to orient you to the rapid evolution of digital writing. Practical, readable, and very accessible, the book includes guidelines, resources, and tips and tricks that you can put to use immediately to be a successful author in today’s quickly changing digital environment. Added features include “think about it” exercises, historical tidbits, and questions for discussion. Dr. Nicoll and Dr. Chinn share their combined love of technology with their writing, publishing, and editing expertise to help demystify the processes of digital writing and publishing. They explain what is changing and what is staying the same, and how you can use this knowledge to successfully write within today’s modern digital environment!

But we are eager to hear your feedback about the book!  So check it out and let us know!