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Nursing Conference Addresses Disaster Preparedness

Disaster preparedness and response will be the focus of the Oklahoma City University Kramer School of Nursing’s 15th annual Caring Across Cultures Conference on Sept. 28.

Dean Lois Salmeron said the conference will address healthcare issues that surround disasters. Johns Hopkins University Professor Tener Goodwin Veenema, PhD, RN, will give the keynote speech. Patty Wininger, RN, emergency preparedness coordinator at Duncan Regional Hospital also will speak. A panel discussion will follow comprised of representatives from Orlando Health who served as first responders to the Pulse nightclub shooting in 2016.

“The annual Caring Across Cultures Conference gives the Kramer School of Nursing an opportunity to serve our own students, faculty and alumni, as well as those from other institutions and the statewide nursing community, by focusing on timely topics that might not be addressed otherwise,” Salmeron said.

Continuing education credit is available for the conference. The event starts at 8 a.m. Sept. 28 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Presentations start at 9 a.m. and conclude at 4 p.m.

Registration is $175. Discounts are available for nursing students and OCU nursing alumni. To register, visit www.okcu.edu/nursing/continuing-education. For more information, contact Chris Black at [email protected].

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