NAPNAP Los Angeles Conference and Student Reception

Please join Melnic Consulting Group at the NAPNAP-LA Annual Conference 
April 25th, 2015 
The John Stauffer Conference Room
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
4650 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90027

We hope you can join Melnic Consulting Group at the NAPNAP-LA Conference held in Los Angeles, CA on April 25th. Themed“Pediatric Hot Topics What’s Trending Now, " Physicians and Nurse Practitioners will speak on a variety of topics aimed at expanding the knowledge and skill set of advanced practice nurses regarding pediatric healthcare. More than 100 participants are expected to attend.

NAPNAP-LA and Melnic Consulting Group will co-sponsor a networking reception for NP students and professional NPs immediately following the Annual Regional Conference on April 25, 2015, at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. The reception will feature a panel discussion, professional resources and networking and mentoring opportunities. Light refreshments will be provided.
Don’t miss this inaugural event where you can relax after the conference with your peers, learn from advanced practice nursing professionals, and access networking and mentoring opportunities. Please RSVP when you register for the annual conference. See you there!

Conference Schedule: 
7:30 – 8:15 a.m.
Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibits
8:15 – 8:30 a.m.
Welcome and Announcements
8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Bugs, Drugs and Emerging Infections: Practical Advice on Managing and Preventing Infections – Mary Virgallito, PNP, CIC
9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Fetal Interventions for Heart Disease – Frank Ing, MD
10:30 – 11 a.m.
Break and Exhibits
11 a.m. – noon
Nurse Practitioner Issues in Health Care: A Legal Perspective – Melanie L. Balestra, NP, JD
Noon – 1:15 p.m.
Luncheon and Exhibits
1:15 – 2:15 p.m.
Body Modification: Beautification or Mutilation – Nikolaos Stefandis, PhD
2:15 – 3:15 p.m.
Invisible Wounds: Effects of Trauma on Brain Development – Nikolaos Stefandis, PhD
3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
3:30 – 4:30 p.m.
One Hundred Years of Type I Diabetes Management Leading to the Development of an Artificial Pancreas – Mary Halvorson, CNS, CDE
4:30 – 4:45 p.m.
Evaluation and Closing

Conference Faculty: 
Mary Virgallito, PNP, CIC Director of Infection Prevention and Control, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Frank Ing, MD Chief, Division of Cardiology, and Co-Director, Heart Institute, CHLA Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC)
Melanie L. Balestra, NP, JD - Attorney, Law Offices of Melanie L. Balestra
Nikolaos Stefandis, PhD Licensed Clinical Psychologist Clinical Director, High-Risk Youth Program, CHLA Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC
Mary Halvorson, RN, MSN, CDE Diabetes Specialist SoCal Diabetes

To inquire about these jobs visit Melnic Consulting Group or contact: Jill Gilliland 800-886-7906 jill@melnic.com

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