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From the Boardroom
ISPAN 2011 Board of Directors Election
37th Annual Convention Denver, Colorado
Editorial: Blunt Tip Cannula Use: Follow Up Experience
SAVE THE DATE: 9th Annual Aesthetic Symposium of the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses
PSNCB Corner: The Importance of Certification
CPSN Exam Grants


Newsletter September - October, 2011
International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses

Sharon Fritzsche, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, CPSN

I hope by the time you receive this issue of the ASPSNews that each of you has signed up to attend our 37th National Convention September 23-27 in the beautiful city of Denver, Colorado. It promises to be a wonderful meeting with opportunities to obtain continuing education hours in a variety of sessions. More

ISPAN 2011 Board of Directors Election

In August, the ISPAN conducted its annual elections. Two director seats were available in 2011. We are pleased to announce that current Director, Georgia Elmassian, was re-elected for a second term. Susan Lamp will also be joining the Board for a two-year term.

Congratulations to Georgia and Susan!


Georgia Elmassian, M.A., RN, CPSN, CFLE

Hopefully as many of you are reading this, you are preparing to head to Denver for the 37th Annual Convention! As Program Chair of the 2011 American Society of Plastic Surgery Nurses 37th Annual Convention, I am excited to welcome you to the mile-high city and believe the efforts put forth by your 2011 Scientific Sessions Planning Committee will not disappoint you. More


Haley Wood, MSN, WHNP, CPSN
Director and ASPSNews Editor

In the last editorial, I wrote on the future use of blunt tip cannulas in injectable treatments. During the time of that article, I had not completed a training session using the mechanism and noted that I would follow up and keep you informed of my thoughts and evaluation. More


Vancouver, Canada, May 5th and 6th, 2012

Vancouver, Canada
May 5th and 6th, 2012



Renee J Hinojosa, MSN, RN, CPSN
PSNCB Director

Fall is here and it is time to get ready for the ISPAN Annual Convention in Denver, Colorado. In fact, when you receive this newsletter, the convention is only a few days away. As a Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board (PSNCB) Director, I am always excited about what our convention has to offer the Certified Plastic Surgical Nurse (CPSN) as well as those that are considering this very special honor. More

CPSN Exam Grants


ISPAN and PSNCB would like to thank Allergan for their continued support of our mutual goals to educate and confirm quality plastic surgical nursing care by promoting certification in plastic surgical nursing.


37th Annual ISPAN Convention
September 23-27, 2011
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Denver, Colorado 80202

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