CALIFORNIA

San Francisco

Bridges

Date: September 28, 2005. Place: Cathedral Hill Hotel, 1101 Van Ness Avenue. Sponsor: San Francisco Chapter of AACN. Contact: Julie McCorkle. Phone: (925) 370-7236. E-mail:jmccorklern@hotmail.com. Fee: $110.00 – $140.00. Credit: 6 contact hours

GEORGIA

Atlanta

Critical Care Nursing: Visioning Beyond the Basics

Date: September 19 & 20, 2005; preconference September 18. Place: Marriott-Century Center, 2000 Century Blvd, NE. Sponsor: Region VI of AACN. Contact: Deb Erickson. Phone: (706) 774-8348. E-mail:derickson@uh.org. Fee: Please call for fees. Credit: 12 contact hours, category A

IDAHO

Coeur’d Alene

PCCN/CCRN Review

Date: November 7 & 8, 2005. Place: Kootenai Medical Center. Sponsor: Spokane Chapter of AACN. Contact: Ruth N. Pechin. Phone: (509) 685-9792. Fax: (509) 685-9793. E-mail:pechinrj@starband.net. Fee: $125 members; $150 nonmembers. Credit: 16 contact hours

IOWA

Davenport

CCRN/PCCN Update

Date: September 12–14, 2005. Place: Adler Health Education Center, Genesis East Campus, 1236 E. Rusholme Street. Sponsor: Riverbend Chapter of AACN. Contact: Mike Curry. Phone: (309) 421-6821. Fee: $200 for three days. Credit: 21.6 contact hours

KENTUCKY

Louisville

It’s All About the Tissues

Date: October 17, 2005. Place: Jewish Hospital, Rudd Heart and Lung Conference Center, 201 Abraham Flexner Way. Sponsor: Greater Louisville Chapter of AACN. Contact: Marlot Wigginton or Sharon Ruhl. Phone: Marlot (502) 629-7867; Sharon (502) 897-8832. Fax: Marlot (502) 629-5113; Sharon (502) 896-7149. E-mail: Marlot: marlot.wigginton@nortonhealthcare.org; Sharon: sruhl@bhsi.com. Fee: Please call for fees. Credit: 8.5 CE credits

Paducah

CCRN Adult Review Course

Date: October 31 & November 1, 2005. Place: Western Baptist Hospital, 2501 Kentucky Avenue. Sponsor: Western Kentucky Chapter of AACN. Contact: Stacey A. Bigenho, rn. Phone: (270) 556-3099. E-mail:sabigenho@comcast.net. Fee: TBA. Credit: TBA

MARYLAND

Greenbelt

Spotlight on Critical Care

Date: November 2 & 3, 2005. Place: Martin’s Crosswinds. Sponsor: Greater Washington Area Chapter of AACN. Contact: Audrey Short. Phone: (703) 791-2751 or (703) 558-6850. E-mail:shortode@yahoo.com. Fee: Please call for fees. Credit: 7 contact hours per day; 14 contact hours 2 days

Hagerstown

Critical Clues in Critical Illness

Date: October 13, 2005. Place: Sheraton Four Points, 1910 Dual Highway. Sponsor: Cumberland Valley Chapter of AACN. Contact: Robert Rynecki. Phone: (717) 267-2006. Fax: (717) 267-7953. E-mail:brynecki@pa.net. Fee: $125. Credit: 8 contact hours

MICHIGAN

Grand Rapids

Arrhythmia, Ischemia, and QT Interval Monitoring: Best Practices for the 21st Century

Date: September 20, 2005. Place: Hilton Airport, 4747 28th Street. Sponsor: AACN West Michigan Chapter. Contact: Barbara Rogers. Phone: (616) 752-7055. E-mail:wmc.info@aacn.org. Fee: $50 chapter members; $65 nonmembers

NATIONWIDE

Certification in Legal Nurse Consulting (6-day course)

Date: Various. Place: Nationwide. Sponsor: Vickie Milazzo Institute. Contact: Vickie L. Milazzo, rn, msn, jd. Address: 5615 Kirby Drive, Suite 425, Houston, TX 77005-2448. Phone: (800) 880-0944. Fax: (713) 942-8075. E-mail:mail@LegalNurse.com. Web site:www.LegalNurse.com. Credit: 43.2 contact hours

OHIO

Cincinnati

24th Annual Greater Cincinnati Cardiac & Pulmonary Conference

Date: September 12 & 13, 2005. Place: The Kings Island Resort & Conference Center. Sponsor: Greater Cincinnati Chapter of AACN. Contact: Sheila Palmer. Phone: (937) 748-4873. Fax: (513) 585-3038. E-mail:SheilaPalmer@woh.rr.com. Fee: Please call for fees. Credit: 12 CEUs for both days (or 7.5 CEUs for 9/12 or 4.5 CEUs for 9/13)

OREGON

Medford

Trauma and Burn Update

Date: October 31, 2005. Place: Rogue Valley Medical Center, Smullin Educational Center. Sponsor: Pacific Crest Regional Chapter of AACN. Contact: Judy Lang. Phone: (541) 488-1218. E-mail:jmlang@mind.net. Credit: 7 CE credits

PENNSYLVANIA

Bethlehem

Region 3 Annual Meeting and Workshop

Date: September 24, 2005. Place: Holiday Inn. Sponsor: AACN Region 3. Contact: Julie Gerstbrein. Phone: (412) 358-8550. Fax: (412) 358-8567. E-mail:lgerstbrein@msn.com. Fee: Free to members. Credit: 6 CE credits

Champion

CCRN Review

Date: September 26 & 27, 2005. Place: Seven Springs Mountain Resort. Sponsor: Central PA and Three Rivers Chapters of AACN. Contact: Lori Cox. Phone: (814) 534-3653. E-mail:lcox@conemaugh.org

King of Prussia

Trends in Critical Care Nursing 2005

Date: October 18–21, 2005; preconference October 17. Place: Valley Forge Convention Center. Sponsor: Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter of AACN and AACN. Contact: Monika Cornelius. Phone: (800) 394-5995, ext 239 or (610) 658-7266. E-mail:trends@aacn.org. Web site:www.aacn.org/sepa. Fees: Call or e-mail for information. Credit: 45 contact hours possible; nurse manager preconference 5.5 contact hours

SOUTH CAROLINA

Myrtle Beach

Cardiac & Palliative Care Issues

Date: October 21 & 22, 2005. Place: Crown Reef Resort, 2913 South Ocean Blvd. Sponsor: Coastal Chapter of AACN. Contact: Darlene Lorenzen. Phone: (843) 455-3962. E-mail:Trishal04@aol.com. Fee: $45–55. Credit: 7.5 CE credits

TENNESSEE

Nashville

Advanced Critical Care and Trauma

Date: November 2–5, 2005. Place: Renaissance. Sponsor: Contemporary Forums. Contact: Kristine Mulholand. Phone: (800) 828-7100. Fax: (800) 329-9923. E-mail:info@cforums.com. Web site:www.contemporaryforums.com. Credit: yes

VIRGINIA

Richmond

PCCN Review Course

Date: September 27 & 28, 2005. Place: J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Parham Campus. Sponsor: Greater Richmond Area Chapter of AACN. Contact: Phyllis Turner. E-mail:grac.info@aacn.org. Fee: $150

INTERNATIONAL

Bahamas From Fort Lauderdale

CCRN Review Course

Date: January 3–8, 2006. Place: Holland America’s ms Westerdam. Sponsor: Greater Chicago Area Chapter. Contact: Sandra Scheitinger. Phone: (800) 422-0711. E-mail:sandras@tampabay.rr.com. Web site:http://www.continuingeducation.net/coursedetails.php?program_number=290. Fee: $300. Credit: 12 CEUs

Montego Bay

Jamaica

Critical Care in the Caribbean

Date: October 18–23, 2005. Place: Sunset Beach Resort & Spa. Sponsor: Dynamic Nursing Education. Contact: Scott Hudson. Phone: (714) 771-1895. Fax: (714) 771-1804. E-mail:seminar@dynamicnursingeducation.com. Web site:www.dnece.com. Fee: $715 per person double occupancy. Credit: 18 CE credits. California BRN Provider #13962

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS
 NEW HAMPSHIRE

Manchester

Horizons 2006 - Call for Research & Creative Solution Abstracts

Date: March 29–31, 2006. Sponsor: Region 1 of AACN. Contact: Pat Rosier. Phone: (413) 499-0743. E-mail:prosier@bhs1.org. Submissions due by: December 1, 2005

INTERNATIONAL
 SWITZERLAND

Zurich

4th International Pediatric Continuous Renal Replacement (PCRRT) Conference

Date: February 23–25, 2006. Sponsor: U. of Zurich, U. of Alabama, PCRRT Foundation, and DeVos Children’s Hospital. Contact: Carol Malone. Address: PO Box 128, Athens, AL 35612. Phone: (256) 232-2865. Fax: (256) 233-6212. E-mail:cmalone@pclnet.net. Fee: Physicians $320, nurses/other $280. Credit: 11.5 Category 1. Submissions due by: December 2, 2005

American Journal of Critical Care lists education programs, professional meetings, and calls for abstracts in the Education Directory. For information on deadlines and fees, contact Tarcy Albert, AJCC Education Directory 101 Columbia, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-1491 (800) 809-2273, ext 532 tarcy.albert@aacn.org