Conference Agenda

Thursday, September 21, 2017

2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration

12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Exhibitor Set-up

11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Featured Session: Critical Care
VITAS Healthcare

There is no fee to attend this session, however pre-registration is required. Lunch is also included. You can register for this during the conference registration process.

VITAS Healthcare is providing 5.0 CE contact hours for this session. For more information on this session, click here.

4:00 p.m.– 5:00 p.m. Palliative Care Update
Richard Payne, BA, MD
Professor of Medicine and Divinity
Duke Divinity School


5:00 p.m.– 6:00 p.m. Spotlight on Male Caregivers-Pt.1
Jean Accius
Vice President, Independent Living/Long-Term Services and Supports and Livable Communities Group
AARP Public Policy Institute


6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Opening Night Reception
in exhibit hall


Friday, September 22, 2017

7:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Registration

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
in exhibit hall

7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Chapter Presidents' Breakfast

8:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. President's Address
Brent MacWilliams, PhD, RN, ANP
AAMN President
Assistant Dean and Post-Licensure Director
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, College of Nursing Post Graduate Program


8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Nursing in Haiti
Tim Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Faculty, Walden University

Evens Joicin, BSN, FNP
FSIL Nursing - Leogane, Haiti




9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Morning Break, Poster Presentations & Exhibits

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Spotlight on Male Caregivers-Pt.2
Richard Lui
Anchor, MSNBC
presented by AARP


Richard Lui is a journalist and news anchor for MSNBC. Prior to this, he became the first Asian American male to anchor a daily, national cable news show in 2007 while at CNN Worldwide. Lui has reported on conflict in the Middle East and Asia, and military veterans and terrorism starting in the first Iraq War, among other seminal events. More recently he reported live from the field at the Paris and San Bernardino attacks and in Ferguson and Baltimore during heightened racial unrest.

Outside of work, Richard travels each week from New York City to San Francisco to care for his father, an Alzheimer’s patient. To highlight and raise awareness of the importance of family caregiving, Richard is an AARP Caregiving Champion and an Alzheimer’s Association Celebrity Champion.


Richard is also a spokesperson for UN Women, ambassador for Plan International’s “Because I Am A Girl Campaign” and for anti-human trafficking group Not for Sale, and Board Advisor for Annie Cannons, an NGO teaching trafficking survivors to become coders.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Service Project-Haiti Nursing School Supply Kits
Tim Bristol, PhD, RN, CNE, ANEF
Faculty, Walden University

12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. The AAMN Foundation Briefing
William Lecher, DNP, MBA, RN, NE-BC
President, The AAMN Foundation
Senior Clinical Director, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center


12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. Chapter Presidents' Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Academic Track
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation New Careers in Nursing Program: Review of Male Student Mentorship and Leadership
Blake Smith BS, MSN-RN
Staff Nurse
Nebraska Methodist Hospital

Guy Beck, MSN, RN
Education Specialist II
Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Clinical Track
Presentation 1. Acculturation and Changes in Anthropometric Indicators Among Filipino Men with Hypertension
Reimund Serafica, MSN, PhD, RN
Nurse Educator and Researcher
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Presentation 2. Reducing Metabolic Syndrome Risks for the Hispanic Worker: A Culturally Sensitive Approach
Steven Marks, DNP, RN, APN, COHN-S, FAAOHN
Administrator, Health and Safety Services
Viking Yachts
2:40 p.m. - 3:40 p.m. Breakout Sessions
Academic Track
Motivation of Men in Nursing to Pursue a Doctoral (PhD) Degree
Bernadette Curry, Ph.D., RN, FAAN
Dean Emerita and Professor
Molloy College

Clinical Track
Knights Hospitalors, a Warrior Monk Style of Leadership Perfect for Today's Healthcare
Timothy Wren, DNP, RN
Instructional Academic Staff
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh College of Nursing

3:40 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Afternoon Break, Poster Presentations & Exhibits

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Annual Business Meeting

5:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m. Evaluations

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. AAMN Foundation "Take 10 for Men" Half-Hour Happy Hour
Donation required. Anyone who donates to become a “Take 10 for Men” partner is invited to attend. Click here for donation options and to donate now or you may donate during the online registration process.

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. AAMN Foundation Dinner
additional fee


Saturday, September 23, 2017

6:00 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. The AAMN Foundation Walk
Proceeds benefit the AAMN Foundation. Includes complimentary t-shirt. Be sure to select this option on the online registration form.



7:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
in exhibit hall

8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. Men’s Health: A Community Perspective
Bonnie Schmidt, PhD, RN, CNE
Director of Evaluation and Projects, Assistant Dean
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, College of Nursing

Jason Mott, PhD, RN, CNE
Assistant Professor
University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, College of Nursing


9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Morning Break, Poster Presentations & Exhibits

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions
Academic Track
The Importance of Nurses to the World’s Well-Being: An Alphabet Soup of Initiatives Formulated to Help Mankind
Edward Halloran, RN, PhD, FAAN
Staff Nurse
Everybody Needs a Nurse

Clinical Track
Academic and Practice Partner Collaboration to Assess and Improve Skill Competency Among Home Health Nurses Using Simulation with Video-Debriefing
Gunnar Larson, DNP, RN
Assistant Clinical Professor
University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire College of Nursing & Health Sciences

10:40 a.m. - 11:40 a.m. Breakout Sessions
Academic Track
The Influence of Professional Mentoring on Career Satisfaction and Intent to Stay in the Nursing Profession Among New to Practice Male Registered Nurses
Brian Fasolka, PhD, RN, CEN
Assistant Clinical Professor
New York University Rory Meyers College of Nursing

Clinical Track
Use of a Policy-Driven Education Program to Reduce Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection Rates
Dustin Williams, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, ENP-BC
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Graceland University

11:40 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch in the Exhibit Hall

1:00 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. Wrap Up/Evaluations