First Coast Chapter (Jacksonville, FL)

First Coast Fall Learning Event

  • Dates: 30 – 30 Sep, 2017
  • Location: Adam W. Herbert University Center
  • Address: 12000 Alumni Drive, Jacksonville FL, 32224
Join us for a complimentary education event and learn about cardiometabolic risk, hypertension guidelines, medicinal marijuana, and e-cigarettes. Earn 4.0 CE while networking with colleges and learning more about PCNA.

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

Program Outline:

Registration - Visit Exhibit Booths
Welcome and Introduction with Breakfast
Improved Access to Innovative Medicine through Effective System Navigation: Applying Best Practices to Your Workplace (Non-CE) 
Barbra Fletcher, RN, Moderator
9:45  Making the Link: Cardiometabolic Risk, Diabetes, and Cardiovascular Disease (1.0 CE contact hours)
Laurie Steward Mai, RN, BSN, CDE
10:45 Break- Visit Exhibit Booths
11:05 Hypertension Guidelines - Clean Up The Confusion (1.0 CE contact hours)
Jorge Trejo, MD,  Mayo Clinic, Jacksonville, FL
12:05  CV Effects of Medicinal Marijuana (1.0 CE contact hours)
Terel S. Newton, MD, Director Neurogenx Nervecenter, Jacksonville, FL
1:05 Lunch - Visit Exhibit Booths
1:50 E-Cigarettes - Friend or Foe? (1.0 CE contact hours)
Vicki Evans, BSMT, CTTS, Tobacco Program Manager, Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist, Northeast Florida AHEC
2:50 Conclusion

Educational grants were received from AstraZeneca and Amgen.

Product Theatre sponsors include Amgen, Inc. and Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer, Inc. Sanofi US

Exhibiting sponsors include Kastle Therapeutics, Pfizer, Regeneron Healthcare Solutions, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

Chapter Information

The First Coast PCNA Chapter was started in 2009 by Irma Ancheta, Barbara Fletcher, Lynn Caudilla, Cheryl Roche, and Antonia Cuaresma. It serves the Jacksonville, Florida and St. Mary’s, Georgia areas.

Members consist of academic professors, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, primary care, family practice, cardiac rehabilitation and clinic nurse.

The First Coast Chapter aims to provide education in the prevention of cardiovascular disease through presentation of yearly CEU’s and encouraging the use of PCNA’s educational materials.

“Every year, 10% of our registration fees go to support international and local charities. So far, we have provided and bought a NICU crib and donated this to the Cebu City Medical Center, Philippines. This crib has been utilized every day and has had approximately served between 800-1400 premature babies to date. We have given 10% to the Legacy of Care Clinic that provides free clinic visits to the uninsured. We have given 10% to the Volunteers in Medicine that provides free medicines and clinic visits to uninsured families.” - Irma Ancheta

Chapter Leadership

Kim St. Clair Seals, ARNP-BC, AACC

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President-Elect: Nicole Billings, RN

Vice President:
Mary Condorodis, Exercise Physiologist

Laurie Ballowe, RN

Education Committee: Kim St. Clair Seals, Mary Condorodis, Laurie Ballowe, Irma Ancheta