Chicagoland Chapter

Chicago Fall Learning Program

  • Dates: 29 – 29 Sep, 2018
  • Location: Chicago Marriott Oak Brook
  • Address: 1401 W 22nd Street, Oak Brook, IL 60523

Join us for a complimentary educational event this fall, where you can network with colleagues, earn CE contact hours, and learn more about PCNA.

PCNA members and non-members are welcome to register and attend. Please share this with colleagues and friends.


Program Topic: Clinician's Guide to the Management of Atherogenic Lipids

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss the prevalence of elevated triglyceride (TG) levels and its important role as a cardiovascular risk factor in the assessment, diagnosis, and management of dyslipidemia
  • Use evidence-based practices and guidelines in managing hypertriglyceridemia
  • Assess appropriate integration of new and emerging therapeutic approaches to manage TG-based dyslipidemia, mixed dyslipidemia, and associated cardiovascular risk

Chapter Information

The Chicagoland PCNA Chapter started in 2004 and was led by Lisa Retherford. This chapter serves Chicago, the near suburbs, southern Illinois, northern Indiana and southern Wisconsin areas.

 Members work in a variety of settings across the continuum of care including: acute care, ambulatory settings, clinics, cardiac rehab, and universities. Membership includes a broad array of disciplines: RNs, NPs, CNSs, nursing faculty, registered dietitians, pharmacists, exercise trainers and health coaches.

The Chicagoland Chapter has offered regular educational programs that advance the knowledge of their members and promote networking and have been committed to community service. One unique aspect about this chapter is that two PCNA Presidents have come from this region: Lynne Braun and Lola Coke. Also, Meg Gulanick, a member of the Chicagoland chapter for many years, served on the national PCNA board for six years.

“As a Chicagoland Chapter leader, my goal is to establish a leadership committee that will plan chapter events. Also, I believe that this will serve as a mechanism to continue our legacy of developing leaders in cardiovascular risk reduction.” - Marcia Murphy

Northwestern Memorial Hospital Nursing Fair
May 4th, 2016

Past Chapter Events

Fall Learning Series 2015
We had a great turn out, a big thank you to all of our volunteers and speakers!

Interventional Cardiology Delivered with a Fork

The Chicagoland Chapter of PCNA held an educational program, Interventional Cardiology Delivered with a Fork on May 21, 2015. This dinner program featured the Executive Director of the Gaples Institute for Integrative Cardiology, Stephen Devries, MD, FACC. Attendees earned 1 CE.

Attendees learned about cardioprotective dietary patterns, how to describe how different fats influence dyslipidemia and metabolism, and disused the benefits of self-care of cardiovascular patients.

Chapter Leader

Ann Harvey
Ann Harvey, DNP, MSN, ACNP-BC
Illinois Heart and Vascular
Email Ann

Vice President
Brenda Guendling

Leadership Team
Marcia Murhpy
Kim Mallon
Lisa Zull
Leah Raff