38TH aNNUAL pnaa NATIONAL CONVENTION
he recently concluded National convention aboard Oasis of the Seas was yet again a smashing success! 49 chapters all across the nation gathered to revisit the mission, learn best practices in nursing practice and leadership, and more importantly to network with leaders who have similar vision - excellence in practice of nursing and engage the Filipino American Nurses in continuing their passion for our profession. Represented by the dynamic duo of Jennilyn Lano - PNANH President and Ira Martin - President Elect, the convention awed the participants with inspiring and engaging lectures, networking and smorgasbord of cuisine traditional to cruises. Definitely mind and stomach enriching affair. The PNANH Chapter is also proud of the selection of Ira Martin for a Scholarship grant and presentation of her abstract "Collaborative Relationships:Key to Successful Development of a NSQIP-based Head and Neck Oncoplastic Surgery Database". Coming back from the trip, the chapter's inspired leaders were pumped up and ready to bring more leaders and members of PNANH to the next convention. New Jersey here we come!