“Advocacy in Action”
LSNA’s 2018 Legislative Conference

April 24 -25, 2018 


Overview:  The LSNA Legislative Conference will highlight the importance of engagement and advocacy in the legislative process.  Hear current information about the changing landscape of healthcare in Louisiana and learn how to interact effectively with legislators.

Learning Outcome: Nurses in attendance will gain knowledge of the legislative process and apply that knowledge via observation and interaction with legislators.

Location: Hilton Baton Rouge Capitol Center  201 Lafayette Street   Baton Rouge, LA  70801

Hotel Reservations: Call Reservations directly at 1-800-955-6962 and provide the code “LSN1” or ask for the “Louisiana State Nurses Association” group rate

DAY 1 – TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 2018

10:30am -11:00am:  Registration

11:00am – 11:15am: Welcome – Georgia Johnson, LSNA President

11:15am – Noon: Landscape of Louisiana Healthcare – TBA

12noon -1:00pm:  Luncheon Presentation:  Louisiana Department of Health (LDH )call to action to change Landscape of Louisiana – Dr. Rebekka Gee

1:00pm – 1:45pm:  Panel Discussion – Louisiana State Legislators

1:45pm – 2:30pm: Review of Legislation and LSNA position

Randal Johnson, SSG; Patricia LaBrosse, LSNA Director of Health Policy; Melody Eschette, ANAI Fellow

2:30pm – 2:45pm: BREAK

2:45pm-3:30pm: Tips for Working Effectively with Legislators – Tom Willmott

3:30pm – 4:30pm:  LANPAC: Business Meeting/Election of Officers – Lisa Deaton

Travel time to Reception


Capital Welcome Center/Capitol Park Event Center

702 River Rd. N (Baton Rouge)


8:00am: Rally to the Capitol – Meet/Transport

9:00am: Rotunda Rally – Make our presence known

Association displays

Poster Presentations (1 CH)

9:00am – 11:30am: Observe Legislative process

11:30am – 1:00pm Lunch on your own

1:00pm – 2:30pm: Presentation of Nurse Proclamation on Senate and House Floors 


Continuing Education: 

This activity has been submitted to Louisiana State Nurses Association for approval to award 5 contact hours. Louisiana State Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Successful Completion of this activity requires the following:

1.You must be present no later than 10 min. after the start of the program and attend the entire program.

2.None of the speakers or planners have any conflicts of interest.

3.No commercial interest has provided financial or in-kind support for this educational activity.

4.Neither ANCC nor LSNA endorse any commercial products discussed/displayed in conjunction with this educational activity.


ANA/LSNA Member:  $99.00

LSNA Affiliate Organization Members (ENO, LANP): $99

Must present Membership Card at registration

Non-Member:  $125.00

Under Graduate Student:  $30.00 (Must present student ID at registration)

Reception Only: $20.00

What to Wear: Please wear professional attire (business casual).

Cancellation Policy:  No cancellations; may send a replacement in the same category

NOTE: There is no fee to attend the Day at the Capitol

Registration Fees:  Registration Deadline: April 17   Add $25.00 if registering after that date

  • LSNA Members $99.00
  • Non-Members $125.00
  • Undergraduate Students $ 30.00
  • Legislative Reception — No fee to registrants; $20.00 for those not registered for CE conference
  • Nurse Day at the Capitol — No fee but registration is required

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with colleagues and policy makers!