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Conference Agenda

Tuesday, January 16
6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Registration and Lab Coat Distribution
Home 2 Suites by Hilton Lobby

Wednesday, January 17
7:00 AM – 7:30 AM Load Buses at Home 2 Suites and Travel to Florida State Conference Center (FSCC)

7:30 AM – 8:00 AM Registration, Lab Coat Distribution, and Visit Exhibits
FSCC 1st Floor Lobby

8:00 AM – 8:15 AM Welcome, Introductions, and Announcement of BLI Scholarship Winners
FSCC Dining Hall Janegale Boyd, RN – FNA President

8:15 AM – 9:45 AM Overview of the 2018 Florida Legislature, Issues, and Process 1.5 Contact Hour
 Meet the FNA’s Lobbyists (8:15-8:25)
Janegale Boyd, FNA President
 Overview of the 2018 Florida Legislature (8:25-8:45)
Larry Cretul, Gray|Robinson, PA
 Understanding Florida’s Legislative Process and
Committees (8:45-9:15)
Jessica Love, Gray|Robinson, PA
 Major Issues Facing the 2018 Florida Legislature (9:15-9:45)
Rheb Harbison, Gray|Robinson, PA
 Review of the FNA’s 2018 Issues
Rheb Harbison, Gray|Robinson, PA

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM Working and Communicating with Legislators 1.0 Contact Hour
Jessica Love, Gray|Robinson, PA

10:30 AM – 10:45 AM Break, Lab Coat Distribution, Visit Exhibits, and Networking
FSCC 1st Floor Lobby
10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Distribute Legislator Appointments and Assemble Teams

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM Effective Role Playing for Communicating with Legislators 0.5 Contact Hour
Janegale Boyd, RN – FNA President and volunteers from audience
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Load Buses at Florida State Conference Center and Travel to Hotel Duval

12:00 PM – 1:30 PM Lunch at Hotel Duval
Horizon Ballroom Distribute Legislator Packets and Pair Teams

1:30 PM – 2:00 PM Load Buses and Travel to the Capitol
2:00 PM – 5:00 PM Legislator Appointments/Committee Meetings/Lobby at the Capitol
Volunteer advocates will meet with their Legislators
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Reception at Doubletree by Hilton
Ballroom/Salon A & B 101 S. Adams Street
Walking map provided in your folder

7:00 PM Load buses at the Doubletree by Hilton
for travel back to the Home2 Suites by Hilton

Day 1 Contact Hours: 3.0

Thursday, January 18 – Travel to hotel is on your own. Parking map provided in your
8:00 AM – 8:30 AM Registration, Return Lab Coats, Visit Exhibits, and Networking
FSCC 1st Floor Lobby

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM Welcome and Introductions
FSCC Dining Hall Janegale Boyd, RN – FNA President

8:45 AM – 9:45 AM Overview of the Florida Board of Nursing 1.0 Contact Hour
Joe Baker, Jr. – Executive Director, Board of Nursing, FL
Department of Health
9:45 AM – 11:15 AM Human Trafficking – Panel Discussion 1.5 Contact Hour
Robin Hassler Thompson, JD, MA, Executive Director, The Survive
& Thrive Advocacy Center (STAC)
Michelle Gaines, Director Florida Department of Education
Stacia Hays, DNP, CPNP-PC, CNE, Assistant Clinical Professor,
University of Florida
11:15AM – 11:30 AM Break, Return Lab Coats, Visit Exhibits, and Networking
FSCC 1st Floor Lobby

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM The Florida Opioid Epidemic: Issues, Impacts, and Initiatives 1.0 Contact Hour
Mark Fontaine, Executive Director, Florida Alcohol & Drug Abuse
12:30 AM – 1:30 PM Boxed Lunch Selection
Feedback from Legislator Visits – Group Discussion

1:30 PM – 1:45 PM Closure/Comments/Evaluations

Day 2 Contact Hours: 3.5