January 10, 2007

2007 Professional Issues Forum on Health Care

Source: NYSUT Program Services

NYSUT Health Care ProfessionalsThe NYSUT Health Care Professionals Council invites you to attend the 2007 NYSUT Professional Issues Forum on Health Care at the Crowne Plaza Albany City Center Hotel, Albany, New York.

The NYSUT Health Care Professionals Council is an advocacy group for the more than 12,000 workers in the health field who are members of bargaining units throughout the state. The Professional Issues Forum on Health Care is a major event sponsored by the Council and we encourage local presidents to support local member participation in this important conference.

This conference is designed for nurses, psychologists, clinical instructors, pharmacists and therapists who work in public and private sector schools, hospitals, universities, visiting nurses associations and residential and day treatment facilities.

Highlights include new workshops on:

  • Getting Members Involved in the Union
  • HPV Vaccine and Adolescent Gynecology
  • SPEAK - Train-the-Trainer on Suicide Prevention Education Awareness Kit
  • Safe Oxygen Administration
  • The Psychology of Dangerousness: The "At Risk" Child.
  • Update on HIPAA
  • Role of Unions in Achieving National Healthcare
  • Update on Child/Adolescent Immunizations
  • Understanding and Dealing with Individuals Who Self-Harm
  • Dyspraxia - Developmental Coordination Disorders
  • Malpractice - Primer for Nurses
  • Issues and Insights into the World of Family
  • Caregiving

CEU's

We have applied for CEU credit (1.8 contact hours) for ten of the workshops offered at this years conference. CEU credit is provided by AFT Healthcare, an accredited approver of continuing education in nursing through the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Registration

Please read the following information below before completing your registration form.

Deadline

The deadine for conference registration was February 9, 2007.

Questions?

E-mail jdoggett@nysutmail.org or call 800-342-9810, extension 6249.

Confirmation Notice

A confirmation notice was sent by email to those who provided an email address on the online registration form. Others should have by now received a paper confirmation via U.S. mail.

Payment

Payment must accompany the registration form. The cost is $65.00 per person and covers the conference cost, materials, hotel parking and a continental breakfast and lunch. Pay online by credit card or submit a check by mail payable to NYSUT to be received no later than February 9, 2007.

Cancellations

Substitutions and cancellations will be accepted until February 23, 2007, after which no refunds will be made.

Overnight Accommodations

If you require overnight accommodations, NYSUT has reserved a block of rooms at the Crowne Plaza Albany City Center Hotel, Albany, New York at reduced rate of $114.00 for single or double occupancy. Please call the hotel directly at 518-462-6611 and reference NYSUT Professional Issues Forum on Health Care. Please note that the cut-off date for these rooms is February 23, 2007.

Transportation

Participants/locals are responsible for transportation costs as well as miscellaneous expenses. The individual must pay for any personal charges on the hotel bill at checkout. Travel arrangements can be made directly with Amtrak and the airlines, or made by contacting Carlson Travel at 800-666-2929. Identify yourself as a NYSUT Professional Issues Forum attendee. Please note that ticketing fees will be applied.

Parking

Information on parking will be included in your confirmation letter.

Questions?

E-mail jdoggett@nysutmail.org or call 800-342-9810, extension 6249.