What to Look for at This Year’s NBNA Virtual Conference

The 48th Annual Institute and Conference of the Nation Black Nurses Association, Inc. is right around the corner, and there are only five more days to sign up. It runs from September 24th through the 26th. This year’s event will be virtual due to the coronavirus, and there are guest speakers, live entertainment, exhibitions, seminars, CE opportunities, and more scheduled.

The theme for this year’s conference is nursing resilience, and disrupting the healthcare system will be highlighted. The group also wants to promote nursing across a range of departments and disciplines, including practice, research, education, policy, and entrepreneurship, to make what we do more integral to the patient experience.

Learn about the topics of this year’s NBNA Virtual Conference.

Topics of Focus

There is no shortage of compelling topics slated to be covered at this year’s conference. 2020 has been a year unlike any other and thought leaders in the nursing industry are set to talk about some of the challenges we’ve been facing on the ground.

  • Palliative Care

One important topic will be “Palliative Care in the Midst of the Pandemic,” including how we can reduce stress for providers and integrate services into the continuum of care.

  • Cardiac Amyloidosis 

The condition known as cardiac amyloidosis will be highlighted on day one of the conference. Sponsored by the Association of Black Cardiologists, the faculty will discuss various risk factors and treatments for this disease and how it disproportionately affects the African American community.

  • Diversity and Inclusion

One of the main highlights of the event will be the program “Diversity, Inclusion, Equity, Institutional Racism and the Resilience of the African American Nurse.” This panel will focus on reducing bias, whether conscious or unconscious, among providers in the workplace. The specific needs of black nurses and how the industry can help them accomplish their goals will also be a focus, including reducing health inequalities among black patients.

  • COVID-19 and PTSD

The event will tackle the coronavirus pandemic head on. Another panel to watch out for is “Trauma Informed Care: Techniques to Transform your Practice.” This segment will explore the psychological effects of the pandemic and trauma in general, from natural disasters and wildfires to the collective trauma of isolating oneself from friends and family. Providers can learn how to incorporate these themes into their practice, so they can be more attentive to the emotional needs of their patients.

As you can see, there are so many reasons to tune into this year’s NBNA Virtual Conference. You can further your education and connect with inspiring professionals in the nursing industry. Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your skills and knowledge as a healthcare provider. Take a look at the list of upcoming topics and speakers and register for the event today!

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