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September 2017
International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses

Georgia Elmassian, MSN, MA, APRN, CPSN, CFLE

Can you believe it? The 2017 ISPAN Annual Convention is right around the corner! Iím excited to share some new platforms and events at this yearís October 5-9 meeting in Orlando. More


ISPAN 43rd Annual Convention 2017
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Editorial: Whereís Mobius?

In each newsletter from now until the September 2017 issue, there will be a hidden Mobius strip (the circular symbol as part of the ISPAN logo) for you to find. If you submit all four by October 1, 2017, you will be entered in a drawing to win a copy of the 4th Edition Core Curriculum. Submissions can be sent via email to ISPANews Editor, Kathy Mortl ( Good luck!


5 Questions to Ask Patients for More Powerful Testimonials

Most cosmetic clinics, and now almost every medical practice, asks for patient reviews and testimonials. Make sure they're powerful by asking the right questions. More

Member Highlight Introduction

Kathleen Mortl, RN, CPSN, CANS

ISPAN has a diverse nursing population with decades of knowledge. From novice to expert, the journey in nursing is vast and has many roads. I would never have thought in 1993, I was an International Board member with dual certifications. I could not have accomplished as much as I have to date if it was not for the greatest peers a nurse could have. ASPSN and ISPAN nurses are supportive and have a wealth of knowledge that they all have shared with me.

Now my new endeavor is school. NP is on the horizon.

I urge each one of you to reach out to a member, ask questions, e-mail a comment to the Newsletter, just reach out.

I would like you to take a few minutes to read Haley's nursing journey in the Member Spot light.


Haley Wood, WHNP, CPSN, CANS
Nurse Practitioner

The night before I opened my new practice, I sat in the middle of the office and teared up. At that moment, I thanked God for all the years in nursing, good and bad, that had lead to that one moment. More


Kathleen Mortl, RN, CPSN, CANS

Working in Plastic Surgery with breast cancer survivors has made an impact on Kathy Mortl, RN. She has spent the past 12 years supporting the survivors however she could during the annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. More


Ginger Mars, RN, MSN, NP-c, CCRN, CPSN

I am so excited to be part of the change in ISPAN. Our SSPC has diligently worked together to form a dynamic program that will appeal to all nurses. More


Linda Duffy, RN, CPSN

Our convention takes place in Orlando this year which we all know is also home to Disney World. Many of you may have already experienced the park and may recall how magical it can be. More


Connie M. Brennan, RN, CPSN, CANS
Connie Brennan, RN
Why should you get involved with the International Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Nurses (ISPAN), formerly known as the American Society of Plastic Surgical Nurses (ASPSN)? More


Kristi Elliott, RN, FNP-C, CPSN

I love September & October, to me they signal the start of a fun few months. The weather turns cooler and the holiday season is close. We have our annual meeting which is a time of learning & fun. More


Katie Soso, CPSN

Itís time to head to Orlando! As we embark upon this 43rd Annual Convention, consider this... More

43rd Annual Convention
October 5-9, 2017
Rosen Centre Hotel
Orlando, Florida

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Suite 4400
Beverly, MA 01915
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