STAND UP FOR NURSES

OCT. 22-23

Diversity. Inclusion. Equity.

OCTOBER 22-23 | 2021

Diversity. Inclusion. Equity.

WHEN: Friday, October 22nd – Saturday, October 23rd
WHERE: Atlanta Evergreen Marriott 4021 Lakeview Drive,Stone Mountain, GA 30083
EVENT STYLE: Hybrid (In-person and Virtual)

United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to healthcare for Georgians, will present The United for Healthcare Summit, Friday-Saturday, Oct. 22-23, 2021 both virtually and in person at the Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Resort at Stone Mountain.  Sponsored by The Georgia Commission on Women, Black Women Leaders in Nursing and The Haitian American Nurses Association, the Summit is designed for nurses, advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs), physician assistants, lab technicians, occupational and physical therapists and other healthcare professionals who want to learn new skills and hear presentations on the latest topics and legislative efforts affecting the medical profession in Georgia.  There will also be content for healthcare students, including undergraduate and graduate students.

Unity Health Summit 2021 | October 22-23

The Summit’s keynote speaker will be Brandon P. Fleming, CEO of Harvard University’s Diversity Project and author of Miseducated, who will speak on Social Justice.  Additional speakers include:

 

  • Melissa C. Osborne, PhD, MPH, clinical assistant professor at Georgia State School of Nursing, and Regena Spratling, PhD, APRN, associate dean and chief academic officer of Georgia State School of Nursing, who will address Suicide Among Black Youth: Prevention Strategies for Healthcare Providers

 

  • Lisa Muirhead, DNP, APRN, associate dean of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) at Emory University, and G. Harris Benjamin, MS, director of DEI at Emory University, who will speak on a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion panel

 

  • Karla Marie Schroeder, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, associate chief nursing officer, Emory Ambulatory Patient Care who will speak on Intentionally Preserving Wholeness of the Self

 

“This year, our conference theme is “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion”, said UAPRN of Georgia State President Michelle Nelson, Ph.D., RN, FNP-BC.  “Because APRNs encompass diverse backgrounds, ages, genders, races and nationalities, it is crucial that we listen to and learn from different viewpoints and experiences.  Members of the medical profession at all levels have been united this past year, perhaps as never before, as we face the sometimes overwhelming challenges of caring for our patients during the COVID crisis.  UAPRN of Georgia is excited to bring our members together to share our experiences, learn from each other, consider differing perspectives and celebrate our accomplishments together.  The Summit is designed for a statewide audience, and we expect our attendance to exceed 400.”

 

The two-day event will feature both in-person and virtual presentations and workshops.  The Friday skills classes will be in-person only, and will include EKG Interpretation, Basic Suturing, Lab Interpretation, Advance Suturing and IUD Insertion.  Those who attend Saturday’s healthcare lectures can earn CME (Continuing Medical Education) credits.  The vendor exhibit hall will offer opportunities for attendees to network with healthcare partners from across the state.  All in-person attendees will have access to the virtual lectures following the Summit.  

 

About UAPRN of Georgia

United Advanced Practice Registered Nurses of Georgia is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving access to healthcare for the citizens of Georgia.  The organization’s members support the advancement of the role APRNs play in the healthcare system by addressing and promoting legislative and practice issues and also provides professional role identification and mentorship to nursing colleagues, students and new APRNs.  UAPRN has chapters throughout the state of Georgia, where members enjoy access to continuing education opportunities, networking, information on available jobs and much more.  www.uaprnofga.org

Registration is now open for the conference. Tickets are $300. UAPRN members are able to purchase tickets for $150. 

Current members enjoy member pricing by signing in to your account

OCT. 22 | Friday Skills Day

Skill day opportunities are in-person only and only available with conference registration. Please register for each class individually. Free classes also require conference registration as well as class registration.

Morning Skill Classes (9:30 AM – 12 PM): 
EKG Interpretation – Included in Conference Cost

Basic Suture – UAPRN of GA Member $175, Non-Member Price $375

Afternoon Skill Classes (1:00 PM – 3:30 PM):
Lab Interpretation – Included in Conference Cost

Advance Suture – UAPRN of GA Member Price $175.00, Non-member Price $375.00

All Day Skill Classes (10:15 AM – 3:30 PM):
IUD Insertion Class – UAPRN of GA Member Price $175.00, Non-member Price $375.00

OCT. 23 | Saturday Summit

Saturday Summit (8 AM – 5 PM) offers lectures and the option to earn CMEs while attending quality in-person lectures. The vendor exhibit hall will offer the opportunity to network with healthcare partners throughout the state. In addition, all in-person attendees will have access to virtual lectures following the event.

The United for Healthcare Summit will adhere to all safety precautions for COVID.  We respectfully require all attendees who attend in person, wear masks, utilize hand sanitizers, and practice social distancing.  If you are uncomfortable with these protocols we invite you to attend virtually. 

Ticket Cost 
The Saturday Summit is included in the cost of the Unity Conference..00

Saturday Night Gala

The Unity Gala is our signature event of the year. Gathering together to support the advancement of the APRN role by engaging in excellent programming and unparalleled fun.

Individual tickets are $150
Tables of 10 are available for $1250

Virtual Lectures

If you are not able to attend in-person you may purchase access to the Virtual Lectures. They will be available on Sunday following the Unity Summit. 

UAPRN of GA Member Price:  $150.00
Non-member Price: $300.00

Hotel and Area Information

Hotel Sleeping roomClick here to book your room at the conference rate of $149.00 + applicable state and local taxes (currently 16%) and $5.00 GA Hotel/Motel on the Marriott reservations system. You may also book a room by calling 888-236-2427. To receive the conference rate you MUST BOOK BY SEPTEMBER 1, 2021.  After Sept 1, the conference rate of $149 will no longer be offered and rooms at the hotel will be sold at the hotel’s rate which is much higher than the conference rate.  

The month of October has extremely high volume of people wanting to visit the park because of the cool weather, beautiful grounds and October Fall festivals.  Hotel rooms will go fast!  BOOK BEFORE SEPTEMBER 1.  (Hotel reservations are limited and are not guaranteed due to limited availability). 

Directions to Atlanta Evergreen Marriott Conference Center Resort: 
Take I-75 or I-85 to I-285 East to Exit 39-B (Hwy. 78 East).  Go approximately 7 miles following the signs to the Main Gate Entrance of Georgia’s Stone Mountain Park.

Your name, UAPRN Nurses Summit, will be on the gate’s “Complimentary Entrance” List to enter the park for the  conference.

Take the 1st (immediate) left onto Stonewall Jackson Drive and follow for approximately 3.2 miles.  Evergreen Conference Resort is the 2nd driveway on the right after crossing the bridge.

Address: 4021 Lakeview Drive, Stone Mountain, GA 30083

**Please allow for a 15 minute drive-time from the gates to the Hotel as the speed limit in the park is 25 mph

Stone Mountain Park’s attractions:

Become A Sponsor!

The United for Healthcare Summit gives exhibitors the opportunity to promote their business, product, or program(s) to all specialties of advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) and clinicians from the following states: AL, GA, FL, NC, SC, and TN.   Members of UAPRN of GA and GNA are innovative healthcare practitioners who are decision makers within their specialty. 

Registration Refund and Cancellation Policy:

 REGISTRATION CANCELLATION: All cancellation notices must be submitted to uaprnexec@gmail.com email. Registrants may expect to receive refunds 4 to 6 weeks after the conclusion of the conference. A $75 cancellation fee will be assessed for all registration cancellations received on or before September 9th. Between September 9th and October 21st, a fee of 50% of the registration fee paid will be assessed. After October 21st, no cancellation refunds will be granted. Fees paid for optional tickets, guest tickets and workshops are non-refundable. No refunds will be issued for any missed sessions or events including sessions missed due to travel delays. In the event of a workshop cancellation, UAPRN will reassign attendees to another workshop at an equal value or issue a refund. Under no circumstances are refunds issued on-site during the conference. Refunds are issued the same way payment was received (refunded to credit card or by check) unless you are notified otherwise.
NO-SHOWS: Refunds will not be granted for no-shows (registrants who do not attend the conference with no prior notice of cancellation).

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