11th Annual NPAA Conference
Speaker Highlight:  Ms. Ardie Pack-Mabien

The Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama (NPAA) will hold its 11th Annual Advanced Nursing Practice Conference on October 27-28th, 2017 at the Hyatt Wynfrey Conference Center in Birmingham, AL (located at Galleria Mall). Register Now for the Early Bird Discount!

Ms. Pack-Mabien obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from the University of South Alabama and Master of Science degree in Nursing from the University of Mobile. She is a candidate for her PhD at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.  Ms. Pack-Mabien was credentialed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and granted certification as a sickle cell educator and counselor by the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America-Mobile Chapter. She has provided compassionate and comprehensive medical care for pediatric and adult patients with sickle cell disease at the University of South Alabama Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center for more than 20 years. 

Her presentation will provide an overview of: (a) pathophysiology, complications, and pharmacological management of individuals affected with SCD; (b) clinical and nonclinical factors for an unsuccessful transition; (c) current evidence-based data on efficacy of transition programs, and (d) advance practices nurses (APNs) critical role in the transition process, medical management of AYA with SCD, and clinical researchers to generate evidence-based healthcare policies and best practice guidelines in the clinical setting.