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Fall 2016
International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses

Marcia Spear, DNP, CWS, CPSN, CANS
President, International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses

I hope many of you are gearing up to attend the 42nd Annual ISPAN Convention: New Mission, New Vision, New Face. The purpose of our annual meetings is to fulfill the mission of ISPAN, to promote the competency and education of the Plastic... More


September 23-26, 2016
Omni Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

42nd Annual Convention

The 42nd Annual Convention of the ISPAN has a packed program for attendees in 2016! From the Aesthetic Cannula Workshop to the Moderated Poster Session, this meeting covers it all. Join us in Los Angeles as we reveal the New Vision, New Mission, and New Face of the ISPAN!

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Kathleen Mortl, RN, CPSN, CANS

This content is provided by L.A. can be really expensive which takes away from the after conference adventures. The last thing you want to think about is how much money you’re spending. Well, here are some thrifty ideas that will put a smile on your face, without putting a hole in your wallet… More


Kathleen Mortl, RN, CPSN, CANS

1. Los Angeles was first named “El Pueblo de Nuestra Señora la Reina de Los Angeles del Río de Porciuncula” by the first settlers, which translates to “The town of our Lady Queen of the Angels of the Porciuncula River.” Doesn’t quite roll off the tongue like “Los Angeles” or “LA,” does it… More

ISPAN Position Statements – Open for Comment

The ISPAN Clinical Practice Committee is developing a number of evidence-based clinical practice guidelines, position statements, consensus statements, recommendations and/or protocols utilizing the best and most current research evidence that can be utilized by plastic surgical and aesthetic nurses in all practice settings. They have and will continue to address current issues as they arise and monitor trends in clinical practice that affect the delivery of optimal care. Currently, there are six position statements available online for review. If there are any comments or questions regarding the ISPAN Position Statements, please send a detailed message to In your email, please include the title of the Position Statement, any comments you may have, and the best way to contact you. We appreciate your feedback!


Sue Kunz, BS, RN, CPSN
Nominating Committee Chair

A few words before I introduce the new board members. As many of you noticed the consent to serve form changed this year; it is important for potential candidates to have actively participated on the Board or a committee prior to running for a Board of Directors position. Participation on a committee allows a member to learn about the inner workings of the Society as well as to demonstrate a commitment to the Society and willingness to serve in a leadership position. More

LuAnn Buchholz, RN, CPSN
Sue Kunz, BS, RN, CPSN
Barbara Weber, RN, CPSN, CANS
PSNF Trustees

Wow! Excitement is in the air! At press time the PSNF has received $5000.00 in donations! This certainly exceeded our expectations and we would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to those who have contributed to date. Obviously we need to increase our goal to reach by the close of the convention, we are more than half way there already! Can we reach $10,000.00 by the close of convention? More


Haley Wood, WHNP, CPSN, CANS

With over 35 amazing topics at this year’s ISPAN convention, from cutting edge workshops to outstanding general and concurrent sessions, our program is brimming with excellence. From internationally renowned plastic surgeon speakers to our very own expert nurse speakers, the 2016 ISPAN Convention covers a well-balanced reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgical agenda. More


Ginger Mars, RN, MSN, NP-c, CCRN, CPSN
Reconstructive Track, Co-Chair

With over 35 amazing topics at this year’s ISPAN convention, from cutting edge workshops to outstanding general and concurrent sessions, our program is brimming with excellence. From internationally renowned plastic surgeon speakers to our very own expert nurse speakers, the 2016 ISPAN Convention covers a well-balanced reconstructive and aesthetic plastic surgical agenda. More


Amanda Bailey, ACNP-BC, CWS, CPSN

First of all, I think you are probably wondering how in the world our membership dues are related to the vendors at the convention. Is the line between the two entities really connected? No, there is not exactly a direct path but rather a circumstance of events that may lead to a correlation. More


Linda Duffy, RN, CPSN

ISPAN is an international organization with members across the globe. Members have access to resources such as continuing education, the PSN journal, and job postings, and have the opportunity to learn and connect at the annual meeting, which is a great venue to learn about issues of national and international interest. More


LuAnn Buchholz, RN, CPSN
TN/AL Chapter Chair

The Tennessee/Alabama chapter held its annual meeting on August 13, 2016 in Brentwood, Tennessee. The program presented a holistic approach to patient care with topics such as nutrition update, body dysmorphic disorder, management of acute on chronic pain, vaginal laser therapy and skin care in the aging process. There were a total of 10 exhibitors that participated in the all-day meeting. The meeting was well received by attendees with positive feedback that will be used for future planning. More


Kathleen Mortl, RN, CPSN, CANS

The change of seasons is upon us. Just yesterday the sun was up till 9 pm! The evenings were relaxing - not running around chasing my kids to get ready for school, homework done and lunches made. September seemed so far off. And now we're halfway through the month! More


Kristi Elliott, RN, FNP-C, CPSN

For this edition of the newsletter I had planned to write about indications for hyperbaric oxygen therapy. I've been thinking about this for some time as I am currently supervising the hyperbaric treatments at our wound care facility. Work has been busy and time got away from me every day. I finally decided I would write the article on the plane on the first day of my vacation. As I sat on the plane looking at the scenery below hyperbaric medicine seem very far away. I was not able to get the article started. More


Katie Soso, CPSN

Nurses have a responsibility to serve the society that substantiates their existence (American Nurses Association, 2010). Political policies regulate how nurses provide healthcare, who has access to this healthcare, and how the healthcare is distributed (Jansson, 2011). Knowing this, it is extremely important that we, as nurses, participate in the election of political representatives who will promote. More


The spring and fall 2017 certification dates have been announced. Spring exams in cross national test sites will be held on May 20, 2017. Applications can be submitted to the exam bureau after January 1, 2017. The fall exams will be held in Orlando during the ISPAN Annual Convention on October 6, 2017 and at cross national test sites on October 14, 2017. Fall applications will be accepted after June 1, 2017. Make your plans to get certified in 2017! More

42nd Annual Convention
September 23-26, 2016
Omni Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California

500 Cummings Center
Suite 4550
Beverly, MA 01915
Phone: 877-337-9315
Fax: 978-524-0461

Lindsay De Santis
Executive Director
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Meeting Manager
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Exhibit Manager
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