VNAA - Visiting Nurse Associations of America


This year we have three Preconference offerings that you can take advantage of regardless if you are attending the full Annual Meeting or not! One of the which offers 12 CNEs! We also have a new combo opportunity this year where you can save $30 in honor of our 30th Annual Meeting. Also, you do not have to be registered for the VNAA Annual Meeting to attend any of the preconference sessions. If you are attending the VNAA Annual Meeting, the cost of registration does not cover pre-conferences, you must purchase those separately.

Preconference 1 and Dinner:
Presidents Predict: Strategies for Your VNA's Future Success

Tuesday, May 1, 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Jeannee Parker Martin, RN, MPH, The Corridor Group
Mary Ann Christopher, RN, MSN, FAAN, Visiting Nurse Service of New York
Marcia Reissig, RN, MSN Sutter VNA and Hospice
Reynold G. Spadoni, VNA of Boston

Four nationally prominent presidents will predict what it will take to ensure your VNA's success in 2012 and beyond. Listen to this experienced and provocative panel consider the challenges of positioning a VNA in a post-healthcare reform market, establishing relationships with health systems, hospitals and community-based organizations, bundling initiatives and strategies for being a part of ACOs, chronic care management and transitional care management modules. This exciting new VNA panel format will help you learn common strategies that agencies are utilizing to ensure success, discuss the features of a successful agency in 2012 and beyond and be able to identify three major trends in homecare pertinent to VNAs.
*Includes dinner.

Preconference 2:
Leader As Servant: A Cutting Edge Approach to Leading People into the Future

Wednesday, May 2, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Jeffries, RN, CSP, CPAE
Tweed Jeffries, LLC

To successfully guide today's organizations through the wilderness of change, leaders need to cultivate the attitude, knowledge, skills and behavior of a servant. This requires unlearning old things and relearning new ways to influence followers. During this preconference, you will learn timeless principles that will give life to the human spirit, unleash creative power, and build a culture of trust. You'll find these hope-filled strategies invaluable as a leadership model for now and into the futures. Participants will be able to define the principles of servant-leadership as a motivating force for change, describe the road of servant-leadership as a way to influence others and be able to identify the seven characteristics of a servant-leader.
*Includes breakfast

Preconference 3: (8 hour session)
Integrated Chronic Care Specialist Train-the-Trainer Course: To Prepare Home Care for the Future of Health Care

Tuesday, May 1, 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Continued on Wednesday, May 2, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Beth Hennessey, RN, MSN, Sutter Care at Home
Paula Suter, BSN, MA Sutter Care at Home

Participants will receive 12 contact hours for nursing.

The Creators of the award-winning Home-Based Chronic Care Model™ have developed a concentrated course to prepare homecare clinicians for the future of integrated chronic care delivery. Two - four hour sessions of classroom instruction and interaction is supplemented by five hours of Web-based training and online testing to obtain a certificate designation as an Integrated Chronic Care Specialist Trainer. Participants will receive 12 contact hours for nursing and access to the online portal full of resources. Participants will also be able to immediately implement these concepts in their agency and begin the process of demonstrating value as expert home care providers as well as the right provider of patient-centered high quality chronic care across the healthcare continuum. This enhanced clinician skill set, and the resultant care delivery model, positions agencies to be a provider in a variety of non-traditional homecare roles, such as: a health coach in transitions of care, a prepared proactive practice team in Patient Centered Medical Home, a care coordinator for long term chronic care management.

This class offers a professional distinction that will elevate your personal practice and authorizes you to train your colleagues in your agency.

*The cost of this course has been significantly reduced for the VNAA Annual Meeting; if interested in attending this course, now would be a great time to register to take advantage of this significantly discounted opportunity to not only obtain 12 CNES but also your Integrated Chronic Care Specialist Trainer Certificate. Also, you do not have to be registered for the VNAA Annual Meeting to attend any of the preconference sessions. If you are attending the VNAA Annual Meeting, the cost of registration does not cover pre-conferences, you must purchase those separately.

**Includes breakfast on Wednesday

About Beth Hennessey, RN, MSN:
As the Executive Director of Integrated Chronic Care at Sutter Care at Home in Fairfield, CA, Beth Hennessey, RN, MSN, is responsible and accountable for the strategic planning and administration of the Center for Excellence in Integrated Centered Chronic Care. Under her leadership, her staff developed the Home-Based Chronic Care Modelb", which has been recognized with national awards for excellence from Modern Healthcare and others. Beth leads the development and implementation of new approaches for sustainable high quality patient-centered care. Beth plans, organizes and directs integration initiatives for patient centered chronic care management across SCAH and within healthcare and hospice organizations across the country.

About Paula Suter, RN, MA:
Paula Suter, RN, MA, is the Director of Chronic Care Management at Sutter Care at Home in Fairfield, Calif., She designs, implements, and evaluates person-centered healthcare delivery programs to meet the needs of patients with chronic conditions, such as heart failure and diabetes. She is in demand as a national speaker presenting topics related to best practices in chronic care management. She has authored numerous journal articles for related to the care of individuals with chronic disease, serves as reviewer for a leading homecare journal, and co-developed the Home-Based Chronic Care Modelb". She is actively involved in Visiting Nurse Associations of America, which her agency is a member of, having presented several Webinars on clinical topics to other nonprofit home health and hospice agencies around the country.

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