2009 TNA Annual Convention.
Article Type: Conference notes
Subject: Nursing services (Conferences, meetings and seminars)
Pub Date: 09/22/2009
Publication: Name: Tennessee Nurse Publisher: Tennessee Nurses Association Audience: Academic Format: Magazine/Journal Subject: Health care industry Copyright: COPYRIGHT 2009 Tennessee Nurses Association ISSN: 1055-3134
Issue: Date: Fall, 2009 Source Volume: 72 Source Issue: 3
Geographic: Geographic Scope: Tennessee Geographic Code: 1U6TN Tennessee
Accession Number: 208458690
Full Text: Make Plans Now to Attend!

2009 TNA Annual Convention

Health Care Innovation & Transformation: Nurses Leading the Way

October 16-18, 2009 Chattanooga Marriott & Chattanooga Convention Center Chattanooga, Tennessee

Make plans now to attend the 2009 TNA Annual Convention! This year's event offers an exciting agenda packed with interesting educational sessions and enjoyable activities for all nurses who attend.

Educational sessions will focus on a variety of informative, innovative topics related to your practice. In addition, plenty of networking opportunities will be available for you and your colleagues, including an expanded Poster Presentation session.

The Tennessee Nurses Foundation Silent Auction will again offer a unique assortment of items for sale with proceeds going to support TNF programs.

Saturday evening's Tennessee Aquarium Fun Night and Exhibitor & Supplier Reception are sure to provide a pleasurable experience for attendees while relaxing along the waterfront.

Keynote Speaker Diana Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN

Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of the American Journal of Nursing, the oldest and largest circulating nursing journal in the world, will deliver the keynote address at the 2009 TNA Annual Convention. Mason will present Health Care Reform: What's Nursing Got To Do With It? In 2009, the Specialized Libraries Association selected AJN as one of the 100 most influential journals of the century in biology and medicine--the only nursing journal to be selected.


TNA Achievement Awards Luncheon Emcee Jed Mescon

Jed Mescon, co-anchor of Channel 3 Eyewitness News TODAY for WRCB-TV in Chattanooga, will serve as emcee of the TNA Achievement Awards Luncheon. Mescon also investigates area health inspection scores in a weekly Restaurant Report Card.


Hotel Information--Chattanooga Marriott

Parking is available in the Chattanooga Marriott parking garage for a charge of $10 per day (subject to change).

Overnight Accommodations--New Room Rate of $129

To make a room reservation at the Chattanooga Marriott, you must call 1-800-841-1674 and mention you are with the Tennessee Nurses Association to receive the group rate of $129 (plus tax) per night. Anyone who has booked prior to this change will have their rate lowered automatically. You may also go to www.marriott.com/chadt and type in "tnatnaa" in the group code field. The group block and rates are available until Wednesday, September 23, 2009 or until the block has been filled. Check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 12:00 p.m. (EST).
2009 TNA Annual Convention Schedule

Thursday, October 15

11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.   Registration Open

1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.    Pre-Convention Educational Offering (3.25
                         Contact Hours)

                         Building the Civilized Workplace: It Begins
                         with ME!

                         Margie N. Gale, MSN, RN

                         James W. Pichert, PhD

                         * Additional Charge--See Registration Form

Friday, October 16

7:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Registration Open

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.         Lite Continental Breakfast

7:15 - 7:45 a.m.         First Time Attendee Orientation

8:00 - 10:30 a.m.        House of Delegates Opening

                         Welcome & TNA President's Address

                         Laura Beth Brown, MSN, RN

                         Tennessee Association of Student Nurses

                         Tennessee Board of Nursing Report

                         TNA Treasurer Report

                         Tennessee Nurses Foundation Report

                         Tennessee Nurses Political Action Committee

                         Tennessee Organization Nurse Executives
                         (TONE) Report

                         Tennessee Center for Nursing (TCN)

10:30 - 10:45 a.m.       Morning Break

10:45 - 11:45 a.m.       General Session (1.0 Contact Hours)

                         Cancer Queens! A Cancer Prevention Musical

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.        TNA Awards Luncheon

1:45 - 2:30 p.m.         TNA Candidates Forum

2:30 - 4:30 p.m.         TNA Issues & Bylaws Forum

2:30 p.m.                TNF Silent Auction Opens

4:30 - 6:00 p.m.         Advanced Practice Issues Forum & Council

6:00 - 7:00 p.m.         Welcome Reception Hosted by TNA District 4

Saturday, October 17

7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.    Registration Open

7:00 - 8:00 a.m.         Lite Continental Breakfast

7:45 - 9:45 a.m.         House of Delegates

                         Resolutions and Bylaws

9:45 - 10:00 a.m.        Morning Break

10:00 - 11:00 a.m.       Keynote (1.0 Contact Hours)

                         Health Care Reform: What's Nursing Got To Do
                         With It?

                         Diana J. Mason, PhD, RN, FAAN

                         Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, American Journal of

11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.   Exhibits Open

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.   Exhibits & Schools of Nursing Luncheon

                         Luncheon sponsored by Tennessee Deans and

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.   Poster Presentations Set-up

1:00 - 2:00 p.m.         Concurrent Educational Sessions (1.0
                         Contact Hours)

2:00 - 2:15 p.m.         Afternoon Break

2:15 - 3:15 p.m.         Concurrent Educational Sessions (1.0 Contact

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.         Break

3:30 - 4:30 p.m.         Poster Session Q & A (1.0 Contact Hours)

4:30 p.m.                TNF Silent Auction Closes

5:00 p.m.                TNF Silent Auction Pick Up & Payment

6:45 - 7 p.m.            Board Buses to Tennessee Aquarium

7:00 - 8:00 p.m.         Exhibitor & Supplier Reception

8:00 - 9:30 p.m.         Tennessee Aquarium Fun Night

Sunday, October 18

7:30 - 10:00 a.m.        Registration Open

7:30 - 8:00 a.m.         Sunrise Service

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.         Lite Continental Breakfast

7:30 - 9:00 a.m.         Voting for TNA Elections

8:00 - 8:30 a.m.         First Time Attendee Debriefing

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.         TN-PAC General Session (0.5 Contact Hours)

                         My Journey to the Hill: A Nurse's

                         Rep. JoAnne Favors, MS, RN

9:30 - 10:00 a.m.        TN-PAC Q & A

10:00 - 10:15 a.m.       Break

10:15 - 11:15 a.m.       TNF General Session (1.0 Contact Hours)

                         Chemical Dependency: Revising Policy

                         for the 21st Century

                         Todd B. Monroe, MSN, MS, RN

11:15 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  House of Delegates

                         Unfinished Business

                         Election Results

                         Installation of TNA Board of Directors

12:30 p.m.               Convention Adjournment

Maximum Contact Hours to be Awarded: 9.75

The Tennessee Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of
continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center's Commission on Accreditation.

* Schedule subject to change without notice
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