PhilippineNursesAssociationMichigan[box type=”default” size=”large”] Event’s theme is ‘Excellence in Practice: Lead, Empower, Transform’ [/box]

The Philippine Nurses Association of America (PNAA) will hold its 16th annual North Central Region conference on April 22-23, 2016 in the Double Tree by Hilton at 5801 Southfield Expressway, Dearborn.

The theme of the conference, which will be hosted by the Philippine Nurses Association of Michigan (PNAM) headed by President Sonia Montano, is “Excellence in Practice: Lead, Empower, Transform.”

The registration of delegates will start at 7 a.m. on April 22 with Martha Cabarios, Teresita Covacha and Remedios Doctor manning the registration table.

This will be followed by the Leadership Institute sessions to be held in the Michigan Ballroom of Double Tree. The breakout sessions will be held at 1:30 p.m.-3 p.m. The delegates must select their topic of choice before the session.

At 3 p.m.-4:30 p.m., there will be a “Dance-A-Thon” (zumba) in the Ontario Room.

The NCR Leadership Awards and Talent Show will follow at 6:30 p.m. with Hilda Kittinger, Erlinda Gonzales and Jessamine Endaya assigned to handle the preparations. Before lunch, PNAAF President Merlita Velasquez will deliver a remark.

On April 23, the registration for the “Education Day” will begin at 7 a.m. The six-hour conference will feature invited speakers. The featured speakers at the conference will be Gail Parker, Ph.D., who will talk on “Transformation Through Effective Leadership and Self-Empowerment;” Nancy Welke, who will discuss “Heart Failure, Basic and Beyond;” Dr. Diane Vista, “Women and Healthcare: Trends and Vital Issues;” Lisbeth O’Malley, “Compelling Communication;” and Annie Vista, Ph.D., “Evaluation.”

The Gala Night will start at 6:30 p.m. and end at midnight. There will be recognition of nurses who are septuagenarians and octogenarians. In charge of this event are Amy Risvold, program chairperson; and Carmen P. Villanueva, officer-in-charge.