1. Call for Speakers

The Illinois ENA Spring Symposium Committee is seeking speaker applications for the 45th Annual Spring Symposium. The Spring Symposium is the largest emergency nursing conference in the Midwest and includes the Advanced Clinical Program, designed for advanced practice nurses and experienced nurses, and the General Sessions, including the Keynote Address and Closing Address.

Programs
Advanced Clinical Program: Thursday, April 4, 2018
General Sessions with Keynote and Closing Addresses: Friday, April 5, 2018

Target Audience
RNs, APNs and nursing students practicing or interested in emergency, urgent, critical care, transport, flight, pre-hospital in a clinical, leadership/management, or educational/academic role.

Attendees
More than 200 on average, including nurses from across Illinois and surrounding states.

Topics
We are considering all topics related to emergency nursing at the registered nurse and advanced practice nurse levels. To view previous topics presented at the Spring Symposium, visit http://www.illinoisena.org/about-us/archives/symposium-brochures/. Topics should generally fall into one of the following categories:

• Advanced Practice (CNS, NP)
• Behavioral/Mental Health
• Clinical
• Evidence-Based Practice
• Government Affairs
• Injury Prevention
• Leadership
• Management/Charge Nurses
• Medical-Legal
• Palliative Care
• Pediatrics
• Pharmacology
• Physical Assessment
• Professional Issues
• Research
• Trauma

Session Length
60 minutes. Consideration will be given to alternative lengths, including for the Advanced Clinical Program. 

Candidate Speakers
The deadline to submit proposals is Friday, October 19, 2018. Session speakers will be invited attend Spring Symposium complimentary the same day of their presentation and will receive a stipend.

Candidate speakers are not required to have extensive teaching or presentation experience but it is highly recommended that speakers are comfortable speaking to small-to-medium sized groups (15-50 people). Experience teaching hands-on courses, such as ENPC/TNCC or BLS/ACLS/PALS, may be beneficial but is not required.

Assistance
If you have general speaker questions, please contact Madiha Khan via email at madiha_khan143@hotmail.com.

If you have any questions about completing the CNE forms (e.g. objectives), please contact Tes Gonzaga-Reardon via email at maritesgonzaga@yahoo.com or by phone at 773 780 4389.

If you have any technical questions about using this form, please contact Jeff Murphy at Murphy.a.jeffrey@icloud.com.

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