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Aspiring Nurse Leaders Workshop

The Aspiring Nurse Leaders Workshop will be held January 12-15, 2006. For more information, contact the American Organization of Nurse Executives, Scottsdale, AZ at or call (312) 422-2800.


2006 International Conference on Aging, Disability, and Independence (ICADI)

February 1-5, 2006 Hilton St. Petersburg St. Petersburg, Florida

ICADI 2006 will bring together researchers, practitioners, business leaders, and people involved in aging policy to focus on issues such as assistive technologies, home and work-place modifications, injury prevention, high technology, universal design, and transportation options. For the latest information on this event, including information on how to register or submit a presentation for this conference, go to


Conference Tracks


1. Assistive Devices: Sessions addressing basic assistive devices such as mobility aids (examples: canes, walkers, crutches, wheelchairs); vision devices (examples: magnifiers, large print); hearing devices (examples: assistive listening devices, volume control, vibrating-alert devices); and cognitive devices (examples: pill organizers, reminder notes, wander-alert devices).


2. Housing, Home Modification & Universal Design: Sessions relating to the concept of universal design of products and built spaces, redesign and modification of existing homes, and other issues related to the provision of safe housing that promotes independent living.


3. Injury Prevention: Sessions that address falls, fire safety, poisons, pedestrian safety, and other aspects of maintaining a safe environment within the home and community.


4. Robotics: Sessions that discuss the latest advances in assistive devices that can now, or will in the future serve many of the "personal assistance" needs of older persons with disabilities.


5. Smart Homes: Sessions that discuss the integration of advanced technologies (such as wireless, computing, sensors, voice recognition) into a home setting to promote independence and safety through such systems as person tracking, behavior and household monitoring, task assistance, and alerting.


6. Telehealth: Sessions that address telehealth applications such as patient monitoring, information, and education. Promotion of independence is the major focus, accomplished through distance approaches to home care and rehabilitation.


7. Transportation: Sessions that address issues and approaches to older driver safety, testing and driver remediation; the role of low and high technology in enabling mobility later in life; and alternatives to personal vehicles.


AAHPM/HPNA 2006 Annual Assembly

The 2006 3rd Annual Assembly sponsored by the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and the Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association (HPNA) will be held February 8-11, 2006 at the Renaissance Nashville Hotel and Nashville Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee.


HPNA Pre-Conferences for Annual Assembly (Register Directly with HPNA for These)

HPNA is offering the 5 preconferences listed below on Wednesday, February 8, 2006.


1. Generalist Clinical Review Train-the-trainer (8 am-5 pm)


2. APN Practice: Novice to Expert (8 am-12 noon)


3. Effective MD/RN Communications with BASICS (8 am-12 noon)


4. Appropriate Selection of Medications in Palliative Care (1-5 pm)


5. Pediatric Diseases and What to Expect (1-5 pm)



International Conference on Women and Infectious Diseases: Progress in Science and Action

March 16-18, 2006 Atlanta Marriott Marquis Hotel, Atlanta, Georgia

For more information, contact the CDC: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Office of Minority and Women's Health, National Center for Infectious Diseases, e-mail: For registration information go to:


ASA Awards

Each year, the American Society on Aging (ASA) recognizes a number of individuals and organizations for their contributions to ASA, to the field of aging, and to older adults. Honors and cash awards of up to $2,500 are granted in such areas as health-care, mental health, business, research, and media coverage.


Awards will be presented at the 2006 Joint Conference of The National Council on the Aging and the American Society on Aging, March 16-19, 2006 in Anaheim. For descriptions of all the awards, visit or contact Valerie Jones at


For more information about the 2006 NCOA-ASA Joint Conference, visit To learn about ASA membership, visit


Missouri Alliance for HOME CARE 2006 Annual Conference & Home Care Exhibition

April 26-28, 2006 The Lodge of the Four Seasons, Osage Beach, Missouri

This conference is a leading home care event in the Midwest, attracting speakers, participants, and exhibitors from throughout the United States. Educational offerings span all facets of home care, including clinical nursing, management, in-home services, financial management, human resources, and updates from all regulatory bodies. For more information, contact Missouri Alliance for HOME CARE, 2420 Hyde Park, Suite A, Jefferson City, MO 65109-4731 (telephone: 573-634-7772).


Michigan Home Health Association 2006 Annual Conference

The 25th Silver Jubilee Anniversary conference of the Michigan Home Health Association will be held May 10--12, 2006, at the Grand Traverse Resort & Spa in Acme, Michigan. Call (517) 349-8089 for information.


2005 Peer Reviewers

Each year many of your home care colleagues serve as reviewers for Home Healthcare Nurse. They contribute their expertise to assist in the peer review of manuscripts, books, and videos. The editorial staff offers a special thanks to those who served as reviewers in 2005.


Carolyn Adams, EdD, CNAA


Lazelle Benefield, PhD, RN


Ellen Brown, EdD, MS, RNC


Ruth Carrico, PhD, RN, CIC


Rhonda Chetney, RN, MS


Patrice Cruise, PhD, RN


Stephanie Farquhar, RN, MSN, CNS


Cindy Farris, MPH, RN, BSN


Carroll Fernstrom, OTR/L


Anita W. Finkelman, MSN, RN


Kathleen Floryan, RD, MS, CNOR


Linda Flynn, PhD, RN, BC


Ann Frantz, BSN, RN


Susan Frazier, BSN, RN


Mary Friedman, MS, RN, CRNI


Barbara Goodman, RN, BSN, CHCE


Marilyn Harris, MSN, RN, CNAA, FAAN


Margery Harvey-Griffith, MS, RN


Lynda Hilliard, RN, MBA, CNAA


Mary Hindelang, RN, MA, PhD


Dawn Hohl, RN, BSN, MS


Melinda Huffman, RN, MSN, CCNS


Karen Lamb, ND, RN, CS


Diane Langemo, PhD, RN


Carol Long, PhD, RN


Elizabeth Madigan, PhD, RN


Mary McGoldrick, MS, RN, CRNI


Jean A. McLeod, RN, MJEd


Colleen Miller, RN, BS


Doris Mosocco, RN, CHCE, COS-C


Mary Curry Narayan, MSN, CNS, RN


Katherine O'Neil, RN, BSN, MBA


Linda C. Pearce, RN,C, BSN, MEd, CDE


Missy Pfadt, MSN, RNC


Beth Pruski, RN, MSN


Kathi Rose, BSN, RN, CCM


Sally J. Rudy, RN, CCP


Cathy C. Sasser, RPh


John Sperling, CRTT, RRT


Jeanie Stoker, MPA, RN, BC


Mary St. Pierre, BSN, MGA


Mary Lou Stricklin, MBA, MSN, RN


Cynthia Struk, MSN, RN, PNP


Sylvia Talkington, RN, BA


Elizabeth Tanner, PhD, RN


Pamela Teenier, RN, BSN, MBA, CHCE, COS-C


Margarat R. Thrower, PharmD, BCPS


Sandy Whittier, RN, BC, MSN


Maureen Williams, MEd, RN, C


Joan Reynolds Yuan, MSN, RN, BC, CPHQ


Rebecca Friedman Zuber, MA, BSW