NECARIN Fall Conference recap
The New England Chapter held its Fall Conference on November 2, 2019, at Cooley-Dickinson Hospital in picturesque Northampton, Massachusetts. 36 nurses from all over the region attended to learn from local and national speakers. Five contact hours were awarded to the attendees for topics that included expanding IR services in community hospitals, a collaboration between surgery and interventional radiology, the role of the radiology nurse in caring for patients undergoing interventional oncology procedures (IO), the five W's of CT guided aspirations and drains, and health literacy.
An open chapter meeting was held and new board members were installed. Former local and national president Mary Sousa is the new chapter president. Former local president Martha Manning has returned as president-elect, and Mike Gillespie assumed the role of immediate past president. Remaining board members are secretary Petra Clark, treasurer Terri Swanson, board members Alexandra Penzias, Colleen Robinson, and Dwayne Babb.
A true highlight of the day was having three former ARIN national presidents in attendance, in addition to our very own Mary Sousa, Dr. Evelyn Wempe presented on interventional oncology, and DR. Beth Hacket presented on health literacy.
Many thanks to our outgoing board members Charlene Desimone and past treasurer Beth Arsenault