Upcoming Events:

48th AANN Annual Meeting

The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) invites neuroscience professionals to join us at the 48th Annual Educational Meeting at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans from Saturday, April 9-Tuesday, April 12, 2016. By attending the Annual Meeting you can earn continuing education hours listen to captivating featured speakers participate in invigorating pre- and postconference sessions attend educational sessions directed at your interest and level of practice network with fellow neuroscience nurses during special events connect with exhibitors to learn about new products and programs explore New Orleans.

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World Parkinsons Congress

More than 3,500 people from 65 countries will attend the WPC 2016 in Portland, OR. They will learn about cutting edge science, clinical research and comprehensive care from some of the most renowned health professionals, researchers, and advocates who are living with Parkinson's.

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12th Quadrennial WFNN Congress

Please join us for the WFNN 12th quadrennial congress hosted by the Croatian Nursing Association in Neurology Sept 17-21, 2017 to connect with colleagues from across the world and network to improve neuroscience nursing. **Important Dates:** Deadline for Abstract submission February 1st, 2017 Deadline for Early Bird Registration Fee April 15th, 2017 - Croatia is known worldwide for it's natural beauty and Opatija is a great starting point for numerous excursions and tours - Apart from it's rich cultural heritage, Croatia is recognized for great food and wine. - Conveniently located conference facilities within walking distance to the seaside.

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48th AANN Annual Meeting

The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) invites neuroscience professionals to join us at the 48th Annual Educational Meeting at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans from Saturday, April 9-Tuesday, April 12, 2016. By attending the Annual Meeting you can earn continuing education hours listen to captivating featured speakers participate in invigorating pre- and postconference sessions attend educational sessions directed at your interest and level of practice network with fellow neuroscience nurses during special events connect with exhibitors to learn about new products and programs explore New Orleans.

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International Neuroscience Nursing Symposium

Join us for the 2nd annual International neuroscience nurses symposium hosted by the Queens Medical Center in Honolulu Hawaii. Our program promises to be a great opportunity to connect with international colleagues and share our passion for neuroscience nursing! Learning objectives: Review advanced decision making in acute stroke and TBI Describe new approaches in neuromonitoring and ICP management Review worldwide trends in early management of spinal trauma Discuss the role of neuroscience nurses in preventable infection for neurological patients Discounted Regstration for AANN members!

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Australian Neuroscience Nurses Symposium

Please join us for the 2016 Australian Neuroscience Nursing Sympoisum to be held in Australia. WFNN is now embarking on annual neuroscience update conferences around the world in the lead up to the Quadrennial Congress (Croatia, 2017). It is a unique opportunity to connect with international nursing leaders to share knowledge and ideas about emerging treatments for neurological diseases. Attendees represent all levels of care from the bedside nurse and Allied Health professionals to advanced practice nurses. Objectives: - Describe the latest treatment options used in the neuroscience patient population. - Adequately assess the neuroscience patient and interpret their neurological illness. - Maintain the passion for neuroscience nursing. - Commit to excellence in clinical neurological care. - Highlight innovative approaches to care. - Network with like-minded Neuroscience colleagues.

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Christi
01/22/16

Concussion, a book worth reading!

Nigerian American forensic pathologist Bennett Omalu changed the game when he uncovered large quantities of Tau proteins in the brains of American football players who had repeatedly suffered mild traumatic injury while playing football. His self financed work has helped to raise awareness of the dangers of concussion and has already promoted change in compliance with "return to play" guidelines. His book Concussion and the motion picture are worth checking out! He is a true American hero.

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Christi
12/01/15

ANIN vi diamo il benvenuto!!

I want to welcome the Italian Neuroscience Nurses Association who recently joined the WFNN. They are an outstanding nursing organization led by President Cristina Razzini. They recently organized a multi-national nursing conference held in Rome, Italy in collaboration with the World Federation of Neurosurgical Societies. The meeting connected nurses from Canada, the US, the UK, China, Italy, Croatia and more. It was an incredible opportunity to learn from one another and cultivate international relationships to improve the care for our patients.

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Christi
09/30/15

Can a laser pointer help with gait freezing in Parkinsons' disease

We often learn a lot from our patients. A Parkinsons' disease patient in our clinic pulled out his laser pointer to initiate gait and improve balance for gait testing and I thought... this is an idea worth sharing. Several studies have shown that gait cueing with visual aides such as a checkered floor or taped markers can have a favorable affect on gait stride and stability in Parkinsons' disease (PD). However, these strategies are limited to an environment within the patients control. A recent study examined the benefit of using a laser pointer to improve motor execution in patients with freezing gait. The study compared a matched sample of PD patients and healthy controls in initiating gait from standing with a laser pointer to guide steps. The laser pointer is used to mark a visual cue on the floor to assist with activation of gait and to improve stride length. The study showed that use of a laser pointer improved step length and balance over controls. The obvious advantages are ease of use and portability that allow Parkinsons' disease patients more freedom. To learn more please read the original article: Laserlight visual cueing device for freezing of gait in Parkinson's disease: a case study of the biomechanics involved. Physiother Theory Pract. 2015 Oct;31(7):518-26. doi: 10.3109/09593985.2015.1037874.

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Dawn
09/14/15

Neuroscience Symposum sold out!

Great news! Our upcoming WFNN neuroscience symposium is sold out!

For those attending, it will be an outstanding few days with great international speakers, wine, lunches, an auction and an even better venue and host.

We look forward to meeting all those attending.

Cheers and see you soon, Dawn

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Dawn
08/21/15

Upcoming WFNN conference in Sacramento

The WFNN is in the final stages of planning an outstanding 2-day conference in Sacramento, California. Slated for September 24-25th, 'International Neuroscience Nurses Symposium'. Christi, our outstanding President has been very hard at work, planning, organizing and arranging for outstanding speakers. We even have a silent auction and wine tasting! Please see our advertisement on the right hand of the site for complete details. Come join us in a beautiful city for a fun filled few days and come away with gained knowledge and new connections. See you there! Dawn

Upcoming Events:

48th AANN Annual Meeting

The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses (AANN) invites neuroscience professionals to join us at the 48th Annual Educational Meeting at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans from Saturday, April 9-Tuesday, April 12, 2016. By attending the Annual Meeting you can earn continuing education hours listen to captivating featured speakers participate in invigorating pre- and postconference sessions attend educational sessions directed at your interest and level of practice network with fellow neuroscience nurses during special events connect with exhibitors to learn about new products and programs explore New Orleans.

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12th Quadrennial WFNN Congress

Please join us for the WFNN 12th quadrennial congress hosted by the Croatian Nursing Association in Neurology Sept 17-21, 2017 to connect with colleagues from across the world and network to improve neuroscience nursing. **Important Dates:** Deadline for Abstract submission February 1st, 2017 Deadline for Early Bird Registration Fee April 15th, 2017 - Croatia is known worldwide for it's natural beauty and Opatija is a great starting point for numerous excursions and tours - Apart from it's rich cultural heritage, Croatia is recognized for great food and wine. - Conveniently located conference facilities within walking distance to the seaside.

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World Parkinsons Congress

More than 3,500 people from 65 countries will attend the WPC 2016 in Portland, OR. They will learn about cutting edge science, clinical research and comprehensive care from some of the most renowned health professionals, researchers, and advocates who are living with Parkinson's.

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