AALNC Pittsburgh Chapter

AALNC Newsletters


Monday January 22, 2018

Read about the success of our 2017 conference!

"Wonderful conference this year. The speakers were excellent and incredibly knowledgeable about their topics"

"Great venue and food. Impressive vendors and amazing speakers. Networking was encouraged and done."

" GREAT!!!"

(From a nursing student) "This was a very insightful conference. Valuable information was presented in which I believe is beneficial to know before entering the field. Many things said that are not taught in a lecture hall."

"Audience loved the room and meals. This was a great opportunity to network."

"This was wonderful! I found it to be very informative!"

"This conference was very good. The venue was very nice and all the speakers were engaging. The mock trial was superb."

These are just a few of the many positive comments received from the AALNC Pittsburgh Chapter Conference. The conference, titled "Cover Your Assets: Protection for the Healthcare and Legal Professional", was held on November 4th, 2017 at Duquesne University.

Over 50 attendees were present. Attendees included new LNC's, seasoned LNC's, people curious about LNC, independent LNC's, in-house LNC's, case managers, Life Care Planners, students and representation from risk management and legal departments. Five people traveled over 2 1/2 hours to attend and someone came from Seattle Washington!

A major highlight included an introduction from our National AALNC president, Debbie Pritts. Debbie commended the AALNC Pittsburgh Chapter for it's strength as a chapter and it's dedicated members and board. She inspired attendees with her story of working as an LNC and becoming the national AALNC president. Attendees were thrilled to meet Debbie in person.

Nearly every attendee rated the speakers "5/5" on their post conference survey. Diane Mead, 2017 AALNC Pittsburgh Chapter President and Bethany Hospice CEO started the day off with a welcome that blew attendees away. She brought her guitar, grabbed a couple of brave audience volunteers and a got the crowd going with a hilarious song about hospice. Stephanie Kress, 2018 Pittsburgh Chapter AALNC President and conference chair warmly welcomed all the attendees. She sincerely thanked those who helped with conference, including the sponsors, board of directors and volunteers. The speaker line up included "Facility and Hospice Partnerships, Avoiding Undue Litigation" by Diane Mead, "Pennsylvania's Approach to Impaired Nurses" by Kathie Simpson, "Seven Deadly Sins of Nursing Practice" by Lori Klingman and "The Importance of Legal Nurse Consulting in a Defense Law Firm" by John Conti.

The conference was made possible in large part to the strong support from our sponsors. Sponsors were featured in the conference booklet and will be on our AALNC Pittsburgh Chapter website for one year. Table vendors were available for networking during breaks and provided baskets for a Chinese auction. Conference attendees received lots of goodies in their drawstring bag and a full color booklet with presentation PowerPoint slides and sponsor ads.

THANK YOU to the conference volunteers who spent countless hours making the conference successful in so many ways!

Friday June 9, 2017

Congratulations Debbie A. Pritts!

Check out the excellent interview with our AALNC National President, Debbie Pritts.

Click here for the interview!