Annual Educational Conference
2012 Annual Educational Conference Information
September 5-8, 2012
Madison Hotel in Washington, DC
Nurses Caring for Patients across the Continuum of Substance Use: Leading Change and Advancing Health
This conference focuses on the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for any nurse who cares for persons with substance use, abuse and addictions. This conference has a special focus on the evidence-based approach to universally screen and identify substance use among persons in diverse healthcare settings. Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT) - is ranked among the highest prevention priority worldwide and has demonstrated effectiveness in reducing risky substance use and related consequences including injuries, illnesses and hospital re-admissions. In 2012, these clinical strategies will be optional mandates for hospitals accredited by or seeking accreditation from the Joint Commission.
This year’s conference will boast over 200 attendees coming together to broaden their perspectives and learn from each other.
Who should attend?
- Nurses Who Specialize in the Prevention and Treatment of Addictions
- Nurses Who Practice in Other Specialty Areas
- Allied Health Care Professionals Who Specialize in Addictions
- Employee Assistance Professionals
- Credentialed Addictions Counselors and Prevention Specialists
- Community Agency Workers
- Private Practice Therapists
Conference Program / Registration Information
The 2012 IntNSA registration brochure is now available. Included you will find the entire schedule of events with session details, hotel and travel information as well as the registration form.
Pre-Registration is closed. Registrations will be accepted onsite at the conference. Please bring you completed paperwork and payment with you directly to the conference.
Full Session Descriptions
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Workshop A: CARN & CARN-AP Review Course
Al Rundio, Jr., PhD, DNP, CARN-AP, APRN, NEA-BC, LCADC, DPNAP, Clinical Professor of Nursing; Chair DrNP Program, Drexel University, College of Nursing & Health Professions, Egg Harbor Township, NJ
This is a survey course that prepares the participant for the Certified Addictions Registered Nurse (CARN) and Certified Addictions Registered Nurse – Advanced Practice (CARN-AP) certification examinations.
Workshop B: What Nurses Need to Know to Promote & Practice Screening, Brief Intervention
& Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
Leigh Fischer, MPH, Program Manager, SBIRT Colorado, Denver, CO; Tracy McPherson, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago, Bethesda, MD; Carolyn J. Swenson, MSPH, MSN, FNP, Senior Project Manager, HealthTeamWorks, Lakewood, CO
This workshop brings together the tools that nurses and other health professionals need to screen clients for risky drinking, deliver effective brief interventions, refer and manage patients with serious problems and provide successful follow-up. By participating in this training program, you will be able to use SBIRT to:
- Screen clients for unhealthy alcohol use with brief, valid questionnaires such as the UDIT-C and the AUDIT.
- Deliver effective brief interventions using Motivational Interviewing and Cognitive-Behavioral techniques.
- Link clients to medical and specialty addiction treatment services as needed, and work with other specialists in ongoing care coordination.
- Provide follow-up and recovery support to patients.
Workshop C: ANCB Item Writing Workshop
ANCB is launching new certification examinations and is in need of question writers. Earn CEs toward ANCB recertification by participating in this workshop and help advance YOUR certification. Information will be provided about how a certification examination is developed, and participants will be able to learn techniques that can be helpful for writing items (questions) for both the ANCB certification examinations and other examinations they may work on. In addition, a cut score study will be conducted to help the ANCB establish passing points for the new examinations. Item writers must be CARN or CARN-AP certified.
- July 15 – Sponsorship/Exhibit/Advertising Deadline
- July 25 – Early registration ends Early Bird Deadline was Extended to August 1
- August 14– Registration closes (on-site registration is available after this date)
- August 14– Hotel reservation cutoff
1177 Fifteenth St NW
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 862-1600; (800) 424-8577
One of the most distinguished hotels in Washington, DC, The Madison The Madison is in the heart of
downtown Washington and only a short stroll from many main D.C. attractions including the White House, Embassy Row, National Mall Monuments, Dupont Circle, and the National Geographic, International Spy and Smithsonian Museums.
$209 plus tax single/double/triple/quad.
Call the Madison Hotel Reservations Department at (800) 424-8577 and request the IntNSA conference rate of $209 plus tax single/double/triple/quad.
Visit the Madison Hotel reservations site
- Rooms are blocked from September 4-8, 2012. The group rate may also be available three days before and after the conference if the hotel has availability.
- Reservations must be made by Tuesday, August 14, 2012 in order to receive the conference discounted room rate. However, please note that sleeping rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis and may sell out before August 14.
- The society has committed to a block of sleeping rooms for this event. If you make the decision to stay at another property, not only is it less convenient for you, but it also may harm the society financially. We encourage you to reserve your room at the headquarters hotel and to continue to support your professional society.
Sponsor & Exhibit Information
This year’s meeting offers you an excellent opportunity widen your exposure, build and maintain customer relations, enhance your image and test new products and services.
IntNSA offers a wide variety of opportunities for exposure to our attendees, which include:
- Sponsorship Packages (ranging from $250-$2,000)
- Exhibit Opportunities
- Advertising Space (in the final program)
Gain recognition as an IntNSA supporter and Annual Educational Conference sponsor by selecting a Sponsorship Package. With so many prospects, it will be impossible not to establish your name in the minds of new customers.
Please consider a donation to the Foundation for Addictions Nursing (FAN) silent auction. All items donated to the Foundation for Addictions Nursing Silent Auction are tax-deductible to the extent provided by law. Learn more about FAN…
Please bring donated items with you to the IntNSA Annual Educational Conference, or send the donated auction item to the address noted on the donation form by August 10.
Below is a list of some of suggested items:
- Vacation stay at a timeshare or hotel
- Local gifts
Please complete the Donation Form if you plan to provide an item for the auction.
Join us for this Special Event!
IntNSA very excited to announce that at this year’s conference we will be holding an Art Exhibit and Live Auction during the Welcome Reception. This will be an exciting event and an opportune time to:
- Meet with Exhibitors – build partnerships with industry representatives.
- View the Addiction and Art Exhibition – discuss the piece with the artists themselves.
- Bid on Auction Items – original art, condo stay, jewelry, and more!
- Network with colleagues, speakers and IntNSA leadership – more than 200 professional nurses from around the country and abroad will be in attendance.
We encourage everyone to arrive in time to attend the Welcome Reception and help make this event a success.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Welcome Reception & Addiction and Art Exhibition
ADDICTION AND ART EXHIBITION
www.AddictionAndArt.Org is pleased to appear in a conference exhibition highlighting substance abuse, addiction and recovery. Substance abuse is currently our world’s biggest disease – responsible for cancers, strokes, accidents, suicides, murders and violence. The purpose of this exhibit is to contribute to the concept that creativity and artistic expression can play a significant role, both in recovery and in raising awareness of the personal and community tolls caused by substance abuse and addiction. Organizers of this event believe that artworks can give insights into the human experience of addiction, can spark dialogs, can teach and can change perceptions. Artists have been invited to submit original artworks on the theme of drug addiction and recovery. IntNSA conference attendees will be invited to select their top selections of the art. Prize honors for 1st, 2nd and 3rd will have monetary awards. Artists accepted for the show will be asked to attend the reception to discuss their artwork with IntNSA attendees. We think you are in for a real treat! The Johns Hopkins University Press will be on hand with Addiction and Art books for sale.
LIVE AND SILENT AUCTION
The reception will showcase exhibits as well as the Silent Auction that supports the Foundation on Addictions Nursing. For the first time, IntNSA has invited the Addiction and Art Exhibition that has been enormously successful and extremely well received in professional substance abuse conferences and in local communities. This year, IntNSA and FAN will have a live auction that will include prints of original art from the exhibition. A sample of items for the live and silent auction includes a condo stay, beautiful etched glasses made from wine bottles, jewelry, books and much more! Samples of the art we will enjoy are provided here. Auctioneer: Taking Bids Benefit Auctions, LLC
Artwork by Candy Aaron and Margaret Dowell (both pieces to be auctioned at the live auction that evening)
Freedom from Addiction:
“. . . When the tormented person reaches out for God’s help, He lovingly grasps the extended hand. . . Those seeking to leave behind the attachments of corruption find HOPE and no longer will be controlled by the overwhelming struggle of destructive choices. Powerfully, the Almighty God rips away the bondages of drugs, alcohol, gambling, and unhealthy habitual behaviors. . . “ – Candy Aaron
“Letting Go” was created as a visualization piece for someone in my life who was spiraling downward due to a drug addiction. I remain grateful to my friend and art model, Joan Jenkins, for the use of her image in giving form to my vision. – Margaret Dowell
Call for Proposals - Submission Now Closed
Closed - Deadline was Wednesday, February 15, 2012
We invite you to submit a proposal for a symposia, plenary or concurrent session, and/or poster session at the 36th Annual Educational Conference. Proposed presentations should address the interests of IntNSA members in one or more of its sections, as well as IntNSA’s goals, and the theme of the conference.
The proposal should be submitted to the IntNSA Executive Office via the proposal submission site.
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