May Newsletter





Welcome to the West la south meeting May 2013!

Common Cardiovascular Agents in the Ambulatory Care Setting with an Emphasis on the Treatment of Hypertension and CHF


Cardiovascular Drug Therapy   Speaker: Mark Umekubo, Pharm D

Upcoming Meetings/Conferences/Events:

  1. 6th California Pituitary Conference: An Update on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Pituitary Tumors & Pituitary Failure.  May 10, 2013 in Santa Monica, CA.
  2. Meet with lobbyist Kristy Wiese July 24,2013 6-8pm at Kaiser Woodland Hills:

 Bill Updates:

    Senate bill 49: The measure, authored by Senator Ed Hernandez (D-Los Angeles) would remove practice barriers for NPs, allowing them to work autonomously without physician supervision.

    Senate bill 494: This bill would state the intent of the Legislature to ensure that qualified health plans participating in the California Health Benefit Exchange provide an adequate network of primary care providers, including non-physician providers.

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

Chapter Updates:

  • Please remember to stay current and pay your chapter dues! You can do so at
  • We are looking for members who are interested in running for a board position: we have openings for both secretary and membership chairs.  Please email for more information.  Elections are in June 2013
  • For our June meeting we will be holding an award ceremony for our fantastic chapter members: outstanding speaker, outstanding community service, outstanding teacher, and outstanding research.  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:

Kim Grybos        FNP student – contact at:

Katerina Perez   FNP student – contact at:

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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