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2017 VNA Legislative Summit
Tuesday, November 14
7:00 a.m. – 8:00 a.m.
Poster and Exhibitor Set Up
8:00 a.m. – 8:50 a.m.
Registration, Continental Breakfast, Exhibit Hall and Poster Presentations
8:50 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Welcome
Richardean Benjamin, PhD, MPH, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Virginia Nurses Association
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Emily Couric Keynote Address
2017 Elections: What is Next for the Nation and Virginia?

Political Commentary: Ryan Nobles,CNN
10:00 – 11:00 a.m.

Inside the Crystal Ball – 2018 Anticipated State Legislative Trends Impacting Nursing
Janet Haebler, MSN, RN
Senior Associate Director, ANA State Government Affairs
American Nurses Association
11:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Break
11:15 - 11:30 a.m. Healthcare in Virginia: A Republican Party Update
Senator Amanda Chase
11:30 - 11:45 a.m.
Healthcare in Virginia: A Democratic Party Update
Rosalyn R. Dance
11:45 – 12:15 p.m.
A Legislative Advocacy Primer 
Andrew Lamar, Lobbyist
Virginia Nurses Association
12:15 - 12:30 p.m. 

ANA Political Action Committee
Sandra Ryals
American Nurses Association

12:30 - 1:45 p.m.

Lunch 
Exhibits & Poster Presentations

1:45 - 2:15 p.m.

Consensus Building 
Delegate Roxann Robinson
2:15 - 3:15 p.m.

Health Policy: Transforming an Idea into Legislation
Mary Kay Goldschmidt, DNP, RN, PHNL-BC
VCU School of Nursing

Shelly Smith, DNP, ANP-BC
VCU School of Nursing
3:15 - 3:20 p.m.

Poster Presenter Awards & Remarks 
Commissioner on Government Relations
Virginia Nurses Association
3:20 – 4:00 p.m.

Closing Session
Be the Voice for Nursing!
Chelsea Savage, DNP, MSHA, BA, RN, CPHRM
VCU Health

Agenda is subject to change. 



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