A Note from the Section Chair

To the Membership of Virginia AWHONN: Last month, I had the opportunity to attend the AWHONN National Conference in Long Beach, California, where I had the privilege of representing Virginia AWHONN with 43 members from Virginia. In addition, I took part in a panel discussion with Lisa Miller on the topic of Gender and Inclusivity. As always with AWHONN’s conferences, it was a grand time. 

While in Long Beach, we learned that former Section Chair of Virginia AWHONN and National Board Member Emily Drake is running for President-Elect for AWHONN. The President-Elect will take over the Presidential role of AWHONN in January 2016. I have had the privilege to know and work with Emily for the last ten years. I consider Emily a mentor and friend. I believe she would be the best candidate for the President-Elect. As a member, you will be receiving an email ballot from AWHONN. It is my understanding that less than 10% of the membership actually vote. Please vote and please give strong consideration to Emily Drake as President elect.

The Virginia Section Conference is open!! The conference will be on September 18 & 19, 2015 in Arlington, Virginia, just minutes from Washington, DC. The NOVA/DC chapter will be hosting our conference year. The conference will be at the Arlington Holiday Inn at Ballston.  This year’s conference will be looking into the future with OGN in 2025: Are You Ready? All information about registration and lodging is available on the Virginia AWHONN website

I am often asked, “Why should I attend a conference”? When answering this question, I think back to the last class I took in nursing school. The class was a wrap-up of nursing school. The professor emphasized that our learning and studying did not end at graduation. To be a nurse, we would be continuously learning, studying, and improving our profession. The Virginia AWHONN Section Conference will provide you the opportunity to learn, network, encounter vendors and suppliers, share your knowledge, provide continuing education units, and have fun. Lastly, when I leave a conference, I have a renewed excitement about the work I do. 

So join us in Arlington! Come to learn, improve, have fun, and renew yourself. Bring a friend. This year we have a special rate for bringing a friend. See the Virginia AWHONN website for details. I look forward to seeing you in September!!!  
Gerald Lowe
Virginia Section Chair

2015 Viginia Section Conference
Hosted by the Northern Virginia/District of Columbia Chapter
September 18 and 19, 2015

The Agenda is now posted!

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Registration is now open!
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Abstract Poster - On-line Application

Centra Virginia Baptist Hospital
Gunderson Health System

Resolve Through Sharing
Bereavement Services Conference

Craddock Auditorium, Lynchburg, VA

October 6-8, 2015

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One Woman, One Newborn,
One Thousand Strong!



The 2014 Conference Page now contains the speakers' presentations from the 2014 Virginia AWHONN Section Conference.


AWHONN Webinar Library

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State AWHONN Conference
September 18 - 19, 2015

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