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August 2008

Release Date: Aug. 26, 2008

ASU Hosts Fifth Annual Nursing Symposium

Angelo State University, in conjunction with San Angelo Community Medical Center and Shannon Medical Center, will host the fifth annual San Angelo Nursing and Advanced Practice Symposium Saturday, Sept. 6, in the ASU Houston Harte University Center.

Activities will run from 7 a.m. – 4:45 p.m. Sept. 6 in the University Center’s C.J. Davidson Conference Center. Complimentary breakfast and lunch will be provided and several vendors will also be on hand. Symposium participants will be eligible to earn up to 7.75 contact hours in advanced pharmacotherapeutics.

The symposium will feature an overview of multiple neurological and psychiatric disorders commonly encountered by nurses and advanced practice nurses in both the primary and acute care settings. It will also address pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic management of these disorders.

Featured speakers will be Dr. Robert Morton, medical director of Rolling Hills Hospital in Ada, Okla., and clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Oklahoma; Dr. Carlayne Jackson, professor of neurology and otolaryngology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio; and Dr. Michael Blanc, interventional cardiologist at Community Medical Associates of San Angelo.

Registration for the symposium is $75 and can be done in person or by mail. Texas Nursing Association (TNA) members can register for $65 and students for $30. TNA members must show a copy of their current membership card and students must have a current student ID.

For more information on the symposium and how to register, call 942-2060, ext. 244, or go online to