Dear Fellow SGNO members,
Summer is winding down and the fall season in New England is about to begin. Fall is the favorite season for many New Englanders. I will head to Vermont for a weekend to enjoy the foliage. Those of you with young children are probably excited to have seen them start a new school year.
On another note, SGNO is preparing for our 36th Annual Symposium in Fort Worth, Texas. Kelly Crayton, our 2019 Program Chair, has been collaborating with her colleagues to present a variety of topics. She has some interesting presentations lined up. We plan to offer something for everyone. Our goal is to provide quality education no matter where you are in your career path.
SGNO is still accepting abstracts for podium, poster, and roundtable presentations! We love to see nurses educating fellow nurses. If you've never done a formal presentation, SGNO is a great place to start. Teach us about an interesting case study, your unit's best practices, your research, or a topic in GYN-oncology of which you are an expert. All podium abstracts are reviewed for eligibility criteria for the Paula Major Lectureship Award. Take a look here: www.sgno.org/symposium/call-abstracts/paula-major-lectureship-award.
As Kelly and I plan the days of the symposium, we will work in a short day on the schedule so everyone can get out and see the sites of Fort Worth. A very popular event is the Longhorn Cattle Drive in the Stockyards National Historic District. Afterwards, there are several quaint shops to explore, lots of restaurants, and you can go to Billy Bob's for some country line dancing. You can even buy yourself a Texas cowboy hat or a pair of cowboy boots. I've already got my cowboy boots and my cowboy hat and hope to see you on the dance floor.
Be on the lookout for our "Save the Date" postcards. Please post it at your hospital, clinic, office, or infusion center. We value our current members and hope to continue growing.
Please reach out to me with any suggestions that will grow our organization, if you are interested in submitting an abstract, or if you would like to become involved in SGNO.
Carol Prone, BSN, RN
SGNO President 2018-2020