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Virginia Baptist Hospital Craddock Auditorium
Lynchburg, VA

Tuesday, September 20, 2106

Heavy Hors d’oeuvers 6 PM
Program: 6:30 PM to 8 PM

Presented by Kerry Gateley, MD - Virginia Department of Health

Registration limited to 75 - Register via 1-877-MDLINK1 - Registration deadline September 15, 2016

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Management Guidance for Zika Exposed Mothers and Babies

Read the guidance and inforamtion letter from the Virginia Department of Health

A message from the President-Elect:

I wanted to send you the link to the call for presenters for the 2017 AWHONN convention which will be in New Orleans June 24-27.  I know you have many other contacts/colleagues and if you would share the link below with them that would be wonderful. 

The submission deadline is Sept 10, 2016. Take care and I hope to see you New Orleans!

Emily Drake, PhD, RN, FAAN
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Richmond Chapter Meeting
October 19, 2016

2016 Virginia AWHONN Section Conference

Agenda, Program and Speakers' Presentations are linked from our

2016 Conference Page

Legislative News

The Legislative Coalition of Virginia Nurses tracks bills related to nursing interests in Virginia. AWHONN is represented at the meetings by Dr. Nina Beamon, RNC-AWHC.  Dr. Beamon also serves as the President of LCVN, and was present at the January 9 meeting. If you want to follow the bills, you can like LCVN on Facebook or ask Dr. Beamon to follow bills on specific topics. You can also find information about the bills in Virginia from this website:

If you want to know who your representative is or contact that person about a bill, use this website:

Bills of interest include:

HB489/SB158--requires sexual assault evidence to be processed

HJ29/HR19--Life begins at conception

SB20--places member of ACOG on medical home advisory council, but not nurses

SB81--curriculum for law enforcement of sexual assaults on campus

SB183--removes prohibition against insurance coverage of abortion

SB248--allows a minor who has been sexually assaulted to be deemed as an adult for evidence recovery

SB264--NPs with 2,000 hours of supervised experience can practice without supervision in medically underserved areas and FQHC

SB265--enhanced compact so nurses can practice in several states--VBON would like members to contact Sen. Dance and offer support--those currently with multi-state compact will be grandfathered into new enhanced compact Also, the Governor has put money in the budget for access to birth control.

The next meeting of LCVN will be Feb. 16 at 4 in Richmond. All are welcome to attend.

Dr. Beamon's contact information:


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AWHONN Webinar Library

The Virginia Section has access to this great educational resource for another year!  It can be used for Chapter meetings and events. We hope you enjoy it's information and the CNE's through your local chapter meetings!

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