July 15-18, 1988
13th National Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Symposium
Sponsored by the University of Colorado School of Nursing, the symposium will take place in Keystone Resort, Colorado. The fee is $175 per person; 2.0 CEUs will be offered. Por more information, contact Loretta Knauf, RN, MS, UCHSC, School of Nursing, 4200 E. Ninth Ave, C288, Denver, CO 80262; 303-270-8691.
July 17-29, 1988
Rehabilitation Nursing Directions for Practice
To be held in Chicago, this program will concentrate on key concepts and practical skills necessary to work comfortably and effectively with rehabilitation clients, their families, and the interdisciplinary team. Sixty-three continuing education credits will be available to all participants; fee is $595 per person. Association of Rehabilitation Nurses and the University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Nursing are sponsors. For more information, contact ARN, 2506 Gross Point Rd, Evanston, IL 60201; 312-475-1000.
July 18-19, 1988
Low Vision Symposium
This conference, which will be held in Manhattan, is cosponsored by The Lighthouse Low Vision Services and The Gerontological Society of America. The theme will be "Age-Related Vision Loss: Developments in Low Vision Practice and Research." Ophthalmologists, optometrists, rehabilitation service providers, administrators, gerontologists, researchers, and educators will be able to participate in a wide range of workshops and panel discussions. A display of optical devices and other demonstrations will be included. For further information, contact The Lighthouse, The New York Association for the Blind, 111 East 59th Street, New York, NY 10022; 212-355-2200.
July 21, 1988 Harrisburg, PA
August 4, 1988 Pittsburgh, PA
AIDS: Legal and Ethical Issues
Sponsored by The Health and Education Council, Ine, this one-day conference will answer such questions as can an employee be dismissed for refusal to administer care to an AIDS patient, what are the requirements for maintaining confidentiality of the AIDS patient's record, and what rights does an employee have if AIDS is acquired from direct contact with the patient's blood and/or contaminated needle? For further information, contact The Health and Education Council, Ine, 7201 Rossville Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21237; or call 301-686-3610.
July 21-23, 1988
Reimbursement for Health-Care Systems
Devoted almost exclusively to reimbursement issues, directors of this advanced seminar assume that attendees have a good grasp of the fundamentals of reimbursement. This seminar, Io be held in Cape Cod, is designed specifically for health-care institutions facing the provisions of services in a variety of settings under varying reimbursement arrangements. It will concentrate on actual examples and problems. Lecturing on general rules will be kept to a minimum and active participation of attendees is encouraged. For further information, contact the Registrar, Aspen Publishers, Ine, Mail Stop 4F, 1600 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850; or call 301-251-5290.
July 24-28, 1988
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Training Conference and Exhibit
"We are Family: Together as Caregivers" is the theme of this conference designed for professionals in aging who plan, coordinate, and monitor community-based services for long-term care. To be held in New Orleans, program tracks include Caring for the Elderly: Spouses, Working Caregivers, and the Corporate Role; Financial Implications and Alternatives for Caregiving; The Role of the National Network on Aging on Behalf of Caregivers; and Management and Staff Development for the Network on Aging. For more information, contact Delores CoIeman, 202-484-7520. Exhibit dates are July 25-27; for more information, contact Pat Philips, 703-484-7520.
July 25-27, 1988
Fundamentals of Third-Party Coverage and Payment Systems
With growing competition and complex new reimbursement policies changing the way health-care providers are reimbursed, a thorough understanding of health insurance is vital to an organization's financial security. This information-packed, pro-provider seminar, to be held in Santa Fe, New Mexico, will give the fundamental background needed on third-party coverage and payment systems. The following topics will be covered: the principles of provider payment and coverage systems, including an up-to-date analysis of Medicare 's Prospective payment system and a look at innovative reimbursement plans on the horizon: how to integrate third-party coverage payment and contract considerations into an organization's management decision-making process; and how to handle third-party payers and controversies that may arise. For further information, contact the Registrar, Aspen Publishers, Inc. Mail Stop 4F, 1600 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850; or call 301-251-5290.
August 1-3, 1988
Medical Staff Law and Bylaws
This conference, to be held in Laguna Niguel, California, will cover problem areas in bylaws and regulations and the interrelationship between the governing board and staff. The effect of new federal and state court decisions, the effect of prospective payment on medical staff bylaws content and specific methods for accommodating limited health practitioners are a few of the key issues that will be addressed. For further information, contact the Registrar, Aspen Publishers, Ine, Mail Stop 4F1 1600 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850; or call 301-251-5290.
August 28-September 2, 1988
The XIII World Conference on Health Education
The conference, which is the triennial meeting of the International Union for Health Education, will be held in Houston. Health education issues and resolutions dealing with such topics as child survival, access to health, mass communications, international networking, AIDS, and other topics will be addressed. Conference organizers are the International Union for Health Education, The Centers for Disease Control , The National Center for Health Education, and The United States Host Committee. For more information, contact the US Host Committee, PO Box 20186, Suite 902, Houston, TX 77225; 713-792-8540.
August 29-31, 1988
Long-Term Care: Integrating LongTerm Care Services Into the Hospital Setting
This 2'/2-day event, to be held in Vancouver, will provide the chance to assess the pros and cons of offering long-term care services - the alternatives available to health-care organizations, practical advice on establishing long-term care services in predominantly acute-care settings, an examination of regulatory and reimbursement issues for long-term care, planning and feasibility issues, financial issues, legal issues, and staff issues. For further information, contact The Registrar, Aspen Publishers, Ine, Mail Stop 4F, 1600 Research Blvd, Rockville, MD 20850.
September 1-2, 1988
20th Annual Respiratory Care Postgraduate Symposium Respiratory Emergencies: A Multidisciplinary Approach
This two-day course, sponsored by the University of Kansas Medical Center, will be held in Overland Park, Kan. For further information, contact David S. Baldwin, MPA, University of Kansas Medical Center, Office of Continuing Education, 39th and Rainbow Blvd, Kansas City, KS 66103 or call 913-588-4488.
September 4-9, 1988
Fifth International Conference on Cancer Nursing
This symposium will be held in London and will include: plenary sessions, concurrent specialist sessions, poster sessions, preconference courses, and weekend symposia. To complement these working sessions, there will be an extensive social program, starting with a gala concert in the Royal Festival Hall. There will also be a nondenominational service of celebration in Westminster Abbey, as well as receptions in some of London's most famous sites. And to create a complete professional program, the opportunity will be available to visit centers of excellence in cancer nursing and cancer care. For further information, contact Mandy Cosgrove, Registrations Secretary Macmillan Magazines Ltd, 4 Little Essex Street, London WC2R 3LF, Great Britain, or call 01-836-6633; Telex 262024 MACMIL G Facsimile number: 01-379-4204.
September 9-10, 1988
Medical Direction and Clinical Practice in the Nursing Home
Eleven contact hours will be offered by the ANA for this course to be held in Baltimore. For more information, contact The Health & Education Council, Ine, 7201 Rossville Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21237; 301-686-3610.
September 10-17, 1988
The Nurse Consultants Association 10th Anniversary Jubilee
This on-board celebration will travel from Miami to San Juan, St Thomas, and St Martin. Friends and relatives are welcome to attend . For further information, contact Nancy Coyne, 85 Spring Lake Drive, DeBary, FL 32713; 305-668-4416.
September 13-17, 1988
7th Annual NCGNP Conference in San Francisco
The conference, sponsored by the National Conference of Gerontological Nurse Practitioners for all RNs, NPs, clinical specialists, and others working with the elderly, will provide updates on cardiac rehabilitation, COPD, pharmacology, and information on behavioral management in dementia, and alcoholism and the elderly. For more information, contact NCGNP, 2190 W. Drake Road #322, Fort Collins, CO 80526-1488; 303-493-7793.
September 19, 1988
Long-Term Care Nursing Administrators* Association Meeting
The newly formed Pennsylvania Association of Nursing Administrators of Long-Term Care will meet in Philadelphia. The association is open to all directors of nursing, assistant directors of nursing, former directors and assistant directors of nursing, and consultants to directors of nursing. For more information, contact Susan Piscator, RN, deBeerPiscator Ine, Box 92 Lonely Cottage Drive, Upper Black Eddy, PA 18972; 215-847-5396.