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Welcome to our 2014 Conference Page

HC PIC and NFN Annual Labor Academy

2014 AFT Healthcare Professional Issues Conference & National Federation of Nurses Annual Labor Academy

May 8-10, at the Hilton Baltimore, Md.


Online registration and hotel reservation is now closed

General questions about conference and fees: Contact Fun Shimabukuro, 800/238-1133 x4508

Assistance with hotel reservations:  Contact Rebecca Hockfield or Laura Roy, 800/238-1133 x4691 and x4528 respectively.



Thursday, May 8, 2014  
1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Pre-conference Workshop
3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Conference Registration
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. AFT Work and Health Fair
7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. Welcome Reception
Friday, May 9, 2014  
7:00 a.m.- 8:00 a.m. Early Morning Yoga
9:00 a.m. – Noon Welcome & Opening Session
Noon – 1:30 p.m. Luncheon
12:45 p.m.-1:45 p.m. General Session
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.   Workshop Session 1
3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Workshop Session 2
8:00 p.m.  Movie Night: Citizen Koch
Saturday, May 10, 2014  
7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m. Early Morning Yoga
9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. General Session
10:30 a.m. – Noon  Workshop Session 3
12:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Luncheon & Closing Session



There will be no paper handouts at the joint conference. Each attendee will receive a flash drive with presentations and handouts for the entire conference. As a result, you may want to bring your computer to the sessions.


Thursday, May 8     1:00 p.m.—5:00 p.m.              Room: Key 2-3

Mapping, Meeting, Messaging, Mobilizing & Moving to Action: Engaging  with Your Community   This intensive four-hour session is designed to give participants new perspectives about where to find and how to build long-term relationships with community partners.  

                           MAPPING Module Script        MEETINGS: Module Script

                          Where is the Power?   |  The 5 Ws   |  Role Play  |  Criteria Definitions



Friday, May 9
Workshop Session 1
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Evolving Practice Priorities Powerpoint
Healthcare Workers in Recovery** Collective Bargaining Contract
Common Risky Behavior Checklist 
Hospitals or War Zones OSHA Guidance   |  Illinois  |  NJ   |  NY
Safeguarding Your Livelihood**   
Taking the First Step  
Tweeting and Facebooking** HIPAA & Social Media  |   Social Media
Friday May 9
Workshop Session 2
3:45 p.m.-5:15 p.m.
A Holistic Approach to Managing the
Emotions of Stress*  
Powerpoint   |  Handout
Calling the Boss's Bluff Powerpoint
Distinguishing Normal from Abnormal Powerpoint
Intergenerational Communications**    
Safeguarding Your Livelihood**  
What the Affordable Care Act Means for
Nurses and Health Professionals**
Saturday May 10
Workshop Session 3
10:30 a.m.-noon
A Holistic Approach to Managing the
Emotions of Stress
Healthcare Workers in Recovery**  
Intergenerational Communications**  
Reaching Outside the Box (Yoga)
Wear comfortable clothes
Tweeting and Facebooking**
Bring your laptop
What the Affordable Care Act
Means to Nurses and Health


* Most workshops will provide 1.5 contact hours for RNs.
** Workshop will be offered in more than one session.