March Newsletter





Welcome to the West la south meeting March 2013!

“How to create a strong financial future” speakers: Cindy Pollack RN & Susan Stark

“Antimicrobial therapy, a practical approach” speaker: Mark Umekubo, pharmacist


Upcoming Meetings/Conferences/Events:

  1. 36th CANP Annual Education Conference: Hyatt Regency and Resort in Monterey, CA 3/21/13-3/24/13

Bill Updates:

    AB 154    (Atkins D) Healing arts: reproductive health care.  

        Summary: Would state that it is the intent of the Legislature to enact legislation that would expand access to    

        reproductive health care in California by allowing qualified health care professionals to perform early abortions. This

        bill contains other existing laws.   Introduced: 1/22/2013

You can always find updates at, click on ADVOCACY and then BILL TRACKER

Chapter Updates:

  • Lobby Day is May 6, 2012: Every year CANP shows its strength at the State Capitol by bringing NPs face-to-face with legislators. Join your colleagues in Sacramento for Lobby Day to learn about the coming year’s legislative issues and meet with legislators to help advance CANP’s agenda. Pricing $10 members, $5 students, $15 nonmembers
  • For our June meeting we will be holding an award ceremony for our fantastic chapter members.  If you have any suggestions of types of awards you would like to see, please email us at
  • To receive your CME certificates, please log in to -- under “My Account” and then “My Continuing Education” you will find your certificates and be able to print them for your records.
  • We are always accepting donations at the monthly meetings for Out of the Closet, a local thrift store that benefits the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.
  • Please think about being a preceptor to further our profession – you get a free meeting and will be honored at our annual awards meeting.  If you are interested please email us:



  • If you are looking for a preceptor, please email us at

Students needing preceptors: Victoria Wong   FNP student - contact at:

                                                    Trisha Gill     FNP student - contact at:

                                                    Katy Fisher    FNP student - contact at:

Please register for meetings through the CANP website at by clicking on events and events listing to find out the event title and information.  You will need to login in order to register and pay online.


2012-2013 West LA South Board Members: Liz Lizaso (president), Evi Desser (president-elect), Sandra Bresnahan (treasurer), Mary Schoenbaum (membership), Patty Cason (leg. rep), Susie Crow (marketing), Carmen Garcia (secretary), Immediate Past President- Leticia Metallo.



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