NERVANA Colloquia Series: “Care of the American Veteran" (Copy)

Tuesday, March 17, 2009
NERVANA Colloquia Series: “Care of the American Veteran" (Copy)
Tuesday, March 17, 2009 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM (Eastern Time)

Murray Room, Yawkey Center; Boston College

Purpose: To provide a forum for clinical and academic partners and guests to share insights about the care of veteran patients and generate ideas for advancing nursing and interdisciplinary practice, education and research for America’s heroes, their families and caregivers.


    1. Describe current research on the complexity of pain and other persistent problems for veterans suffering from Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI).

    2. Describe the clinical nurse specialist’s role in caring for the veteran with spinal cord injury and opportunities for practice, education and research.

    3. Discuss opportunities within the NERVANA partnership for nursing practice, education and research.

    5:30-6:00PM    Registration, Light Refreshments and Posters

    6:00- 6:15    Welcome and Introductions

    Susan Gennaro, Dean RN, DSN, FAAN, Dean and Professor  of Boston College, William F. Connell School of Nursing, Academic Partner, and Host

    Dr. Michael Charness, Chief of Staff, VABHS

    Cecilia Mc Vey, ADN/PCS, NERVANA

    Lula Cumberlander, AND/PCS, NERVANA

    Mary Hanley, MA, RN, Overview of CE Program

    6:15-7:00    Traumatic Brain Injury, Henry Lew, MD, PhD

    7:00-7:30    Spinal Cord Injury Kelly Skinner, MSN, RN

    7:30- 8:00    Panel Discussion: Opportunities for Advancing Nursing and Interdisciplinary Practice, Research and Education.

    Registration Required. There is no fee for this CE program.

    Boston College is located in the Chestnut Hill section of Newton, Massachusetts. The campus is approximately six miles west of the city of Boston.

    FROM POINTS NORTH AND SOUTH: Take Interstate 95 (Route 128) to Exit 24 (Route 30). Proceed east on Route 30, also known as Commonwealth Avenue, and follow for about five miles to Boston College.

    FROM POINTS WEST: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. At the first set of lights after the exit ramp, take a right onto Centre Street. Follow Centre Street to the fourth set of lights, and turn left onto Commonwealth Avenue. Follow Commonwealth Avenue 1-1/2 miles to Boston College.

    FROM DOWNTOWN BOSTON: Take the Massachusetts Turnpike (Route 90) to Exit 17. Take a left over the bridge after passing the Sheraton Tara Hotel. Take the first right onto Centre Street. Follow above directions from Centre Street.

    PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: The Boston College branch of the MBTA's "Green Line" (B) ends at the Boston-Newton boundary on Commonwealth Avenue. Cross the street and walk by St. Ignatius Church and follow the perimeter road around to campus entrances.

    Please visit: for further directions.


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