Time: 7:45 AM to 4:30 PM
Opioids: What Every Nurse in Charlotte Needs to Know
Please join us for the 2019 University of North Carolina at Charlotte School of Nursing Distinguished Alumni Conference on Feb. 7, 2019 at Hope Haven.
Dr. Christopher Griggs, MD
Emergency Physician, Atrium Health
Connie Mele (BSN ‘84, MSN ‘95)
Therapist, CCM Counseling and Consulting
Dr. Stephen A. Wyatt, DO
Medical Director of Addiction Medicine, Atrium Health
Captain Nathan King
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department
Patricia Dowbiggin (‘19)
Medic, Mecklenburg EMS Agency
Dr. Thomas Owens, MD
Chief Medical Examiner, Mecklenburg County
Treatment Court Administrator, Mecklenburg County
Founder, Michael’s VOICE
*Note: All speakers are subject to change.
3815 N Tryon St
Charlotte, NC 28206
Ample complimentary parking is available at Hope Haven.
Thursday, January 31, 2019
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
NORTH CAROLINA NURSES ASSOCIATION (NCNA) CREDIT
Michael Vaccaro (’97) is the esteemed recipient of the School of Nursing Alumni Chapter's 2019 Distinguished Alumni Award. Vaccaro serves as vice president and chief nursing officer for Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center’s Greater Charlotte market, and his leadership has transformed patient care in our city.
Since graduating from UNC Charlotte in 1997 with a bachelor's degree in nursing, Vaccaro has directed multiple projects that now serve as best practices for the nation to follow. His contributions have led to significant quality and safety improvements; numerous patient care units receiving a Center of Excellence designation and five hospitals being awarded a Magnet designation; and a noteworthy increase of diverse staff members within the nursing workforce.