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LLI II 26 - CAPE GAZETYE - Tuesday, April 15 - Thursday, April 17, 200.8 Nursing conference in Lewes set for April 2 5 Healthcare disparities among discussion topics The 16th Annual Conference by the Bay, a daylong educational seminar for nurses sponsored by Beebe Medical Center School of Nursing, will be Friday, April 25, at the Rusty Rudder's Baycenter on Dickinson Street in Dewey Beach. The purpose of the annual conference is to provide nursing professionals in the Mid-Atlantic region with updates on nursing for 2008. The titles for this year's presen- tations include "Horizontal Hostility," presented by Peggy A. Diehl, RN, MSN, CEN, Beebe Medical Center community health nurse coordinator. Presenting "Healthcare Disparities" will be Dr. James E. Spellman, Beebe Medical Center chief of surgery; Kay Malone, RN, BSN, MSH, La Red Health Center chief SPELIaMAN operating offi- cer; and Michelle Beckett-El Soloh, Community Healthcare Access Program care coordinator. Dr. Judith Gorra, Beebe Medical Center pediatrician, will present "Obesity in Childhood." Other confer- ence titles are "A Mother's Journey Family- Centered Improvement to Patient Safety," pre- sented by KING Sorrel' King, co-founder of the Josie King Foundation of Baltimore; and "Environmental Emergencies: Hazards of the Great Outdoors," presented by Linda Laskowski Jones, RN, MS, APRN, BC, CCRN, CEN, Christiana Care Health System vice president of emergency, trauma and aeromed- ical services. Beebe will award six contact hours via certificate at the com- pletion of the program. Beebe is an approved provider of nursing continuing education by the Delaware Nurses Association, which is accredited as an approver of continuing education in nursing by the American Nurses Credentialing Center on Accreditation. The day will begin with regis- tration at 7:15 a.m.; the confer- ence will conclude at 4 p.m. The fee for the conference is $90 for general registration, $50 for employees or retirees and $40 for full-time basic nursing students. This includes the one-day confer- ence, continental breakfast, refreshments, conference materi- als and buffet lunch. Reserve seating by completing the registration form and turning in to the Beebe School of Nursing with a check made payable to Beebe School of Nursing, by Wednesday, April 16. To obtain a registration form or for more information, contact the Beebe School of Nursing at 645-3251, Ext. 5469. An additional $10 late registration fee is required for reg- istrants after the deadline, if space is available. Hospice to join mission Delaware Hospice will join other national, state and commu- nity organizations in a massive effort to highlight the importance of advance healthcare decision making Wednesday, April 16, on National Healthcare Decisions Day. As a participating organiza- tioti, Delaware Hospice is pro- viding information and tools for the public to talk about their wishes with family, friends and healthcare providers, and execute written advance directives - such as healthcare power of attorney and living wills - in accordance with Delaware state laws. Delaware Hospice representa- tives will hold an open forum on end-of-life wishes at 12:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 16, the Modern Maturity Center in Dover. For more information about National HealthCare Decisions Day, visit www.nationalhealth- Free diabetes seminar is open to the public The Millsboro Seventh-day Adventist Church's Health Ministry Department's health spe- cialists will present a free seminar on diabetes from 4 to 5:30 p.m., Saturday, April 26, at the Nanticoke Indian Center. The center is located on John J. Williams Highway just past Layton Davis Road, approximate- ly five miles east of Millsboro. For more information call Melvina Tull at 945-2260. MS support group meets Wednesdays A multiple sclerosis support group meets from 6 to 8 p.m., the first Wednesday of each month, at St. George's Chapel Parish Hall. Another group also meets from 1 to 3 p.m., the second Wednesday of each month, at the CHEER Center in Georgetown. For more information, call Jamie at 684- 4513 or Kaye at 422-9584