Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) July 30, 2012
Immunoglobulin nurses will gather at the Immunoglobulin Nursing Society's (IgNS) 1st National Conference in Orlando, FL, August 3-5th, 2012. The IgNS National Conference represents a major new educational initiative to develop and sustain the advancement of knowledge, education and practice of nursing in the field of immunoglobulin therapy. The Orlando conference will feature in-depth educational sessions, hands-on practical workshops, industry-sponsored symposia, and an exhibit hall featuring the top Immunoglobulin (Ig)-related companies in the country.
IgNS President Jane Kirmse, RN, MSN, APRN-BC, will welcome the attendees to the Loews Portofino Bay Hotel at Universal Orlando. Educational sessions during the 3-day conference will include the latest developments in the field of Ig therapy, including clinical indications, administration, and adverse event prevention and management. Other presentation topics will include an update on the Ig clinical trial landscape and the role of nurses study coordinators, as well as an update on issues with Ig reimbursement and patient advocacy. Several smaller-group practical workshops taught by leading Ig nurse experts will focus on the best practices in intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) and subcutaneous immunoglobulin (SCIG) administration.
The Director of the National Institute of Nursing Research, Patricia A. Grady, PhD, RN, FAAN will deliver the keynote address. Dr. Grady will overview the Institute of Medicine recent consensus report on the future of nursing, discuss the vital skills for today’s nurses, as well as highlight the importance of nurse training relative to research, improving evidence-based practice and patient outcomes, and health policy.
"The IgNS National Conference represents a major shift in the current education and training of Ig nurses who treat patients with chronic and life-threatening disorders. The National Conference will provide nurses with an exceptional educational program to expand their knowledge, advance their skills, and experience professional growth," said Jane Kirmse. "We're looking forward to the conference, and we are excited to welcome the attendees to Orlando!"