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Leadership Symposium: Our Voice, Our Strength

AACN Chapter at UCLA

Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)

Leadership Symposium: Our Voice, Our Strength

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AACN Chapter at UCLA Presents...

Leadership Symposium: Our Voice, Our Strength

Thursday, February 21, 2019

UCLA Campus - Carnesale Commons, Palisades Ballroom 

8.4 Continuing Nursing Education Hours* 


“We can create the workplaces we want and need when we use our voice. Let’s confidently step into our strength.” - Lisa Riggs


The purpose of this conference is to empower nurses as leaders and change agents whose initiatives measurably improve patient outcomes and hospital bottom lines.

  • Describe how nurses can use their bold voice to act their way into a new way of being.
  • Explain how and why to apply purpose to clinical practice by creating a model of care focusing on evidence-based practice and quality.
  • Identify the critical behaviors and skills necessary for nurses to thrive and excel both personally and professionally.




07:00-08:00 AM

Registration, Breakfast and Exhibitors

08:00-08:15 AM

Welcome and Introduction 

08:15-09:30 AM


Opening Keynote

Our Voice, Our Strength: Powerful Beyond Measure

Lisa Riggs, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K

System Director of Regulatory Readiness, Saint Luke’s Health System

President of the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, 2018-2019

09:30 -10:00 AM

Break and Exhibitors

10:00 -11:30 AM


The Voice from the Bedside

Rapid Fire Poster Presentations from Cedars-Sinai, Children's Hospital Los Angeles, Torrance Memorial, and UCLA Health

  • ABCDEF bundle 
  • Multi-drug resistance organism screening 
  • Improving nursing care for suicidal PICU patients
  • Early indicators and risk factors for ethical issues
  • Helping patients and families make meaningful memories
  • Violence prevention program

11:30 - 12:00 PM 

Poster Presenter Panel Discussion: Question and Answer

12:00 - 01:00 PM 

Lunch and Exhibitors

01:00 – 02:15 PM

The Voice of Patient and Family

Post–Intensive Care Syndrome

Judy E. Davidson, DNP, RN, FCCM, FAAN

Nurse Scientist, UC San Diego Health

02:15 - 02:30 PM

Break and Exhibitors

02:30 - 03:30 PM

The Voice of Nurses

Nurses Stories of Meaning and Joy

Lee Galuska, PhD, RN, NE-BC

Director of Nursing Practice, Education, and Research, UCLA Health

03:30 - 03:45 PM

Break and Exhibitors

03:45 - 04:30 PM

Our Voices, Our Strength

Group Activity on Meaning and Joy

04:30 - 05:00 PM

Closing Summary: Staying Committed to Our Voices, Our Strength 

05:00 - 06:00 PM

Networking: Wine and Cheese Reception

*This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. ANCC Accredited Approver number A0012. The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP1036.



Highlights from 2018, 2017, and 2016 Symposiums!


Driving and Parking Options to Carnesale Commons, Palisades Ballroom

Parking Attendants will be available at the entrance of Lot 7 Parking from 6:45-8:45 AM. After 8:45 AM you will need to go to the nearest kiosk (near P4) to purchase parking. 

Lot 7 Parking Directions

1. Purchase Parking for Lot 7, Cost: $12 All Day Permit

  • From the 405 Freeway, exit on Sunset Blvd. Proceed east on Sunset Blvd. and enter the campus by turning RIGHT onto Westwood Plaza.
  • Turn right on Charles E. Young Drive North and turn left into Lot 7.

2.  UCLA Permit Holders 

  • Park in your designated parking lot and walk to the conference center.
  • Or request a transfer from one of the parking kiosks to Lot 7 parking lot. 

Exhibitor Directions: Exhibitor Loading ZoneDirections to PSV Parking StructureLot 7 Parking Directions

Questions? Contact Anna Dermenchyan @ 

Please note: No refunds after January 31, 2019

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UCLA Campus - Carnesale Commons, Palisades Ballroom
251 Charles E. Young Drive West
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Thursday, February 21, 2019 from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST)

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AACN Chapter at UCLA

Chapter Mission

The AACN Chapter at UCLA was created to serve and connect groups of critical & progressive care nurses and nursing students in the Greater Los Angeles area. The Chapter is committed to professional integrity, education, and promoting quality nursing care. We strive to communicate our passion to our profession by supporting innovation in healthcare as well as inspiring ourselves, our patients, and our colleagues.

Chapter Vision

To create an avenue for professional growth through educational events; to provide innovative care and inspiration for ourselves, our patients, and our colleagues.

Chapter Values

Leadership, Collaboration, Professionalism, Commitment to Quality, Integrity, Innovation, Inspiration & Scholarship

Chapter Goals

Education, Certification, Healthy Work Environments, Beacon Award & Community Outreach

For more details about our chapter, check out our Chapter Brochure on our Documents/Resources page!

You can become a member via the Membership Application link.

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