OPANA Members go to the ASPAN National Conference at Anaheim, California April 29 - May 3, 2018
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                          OPANA well represented with "Red  Shirts"  and our "Special Ears" at the Anaheim 37th annual Conference Component Night 
Sally Swartzlander and Beth Cooper at ASPAN Representative Assembly​ (RA)                                      Beth C, Sylvia Baker, and Sally S - Region 3 Component Leaders Lunch 
Tina Harvey, Beth Cooper, Sally Swartzlander, Debby Niehaus, & Rose Durning
In Ohio "ears" at Compnent Night where OPANA had a spinner game with all money collected going to the California Firemen's Fund for disaster relief.
OPANA Celebrates  at CPAN CAPA Luncheon with Sally Swarzlander  President Pictured left  accepting  the ABPANC Shining Star Award (above) and pictured below with the other Component Shining Star Winner.  Sally is pictured left side on the front row of winners.
Minnie Mouse was very popular at the OPANA table as theme for our booth.  Beth Cooper planned the component night table and Mouse Ears. With this theme OPANA had Disney raffle gifts in drawing of those who gave donations. 
                   Component night represented by 59 members from all districts in Ohio as seen in many pictures above. Go Buckeyes!

  Rose During,     Membership/Marketing SWT      Susan Russell, ASPAN President      Welcome to California from               Rose announces the Gold Leaf Component
  At the Monday Morning Committee Meetings      Welcomes/Opens the 37th Conf.        PANAC Pres.Kevin MacVane            of the Year winner - OPANA  
​           OPANA Board members do sight seeing in Anaheim - Beth, and Sally on there way to see Downtown Disney at Disneyland California
                                OPANA Members, friends, ASPAN 2019 Officers, and  our Region 3
                          Director, enjoyed great food, music, dancing and just sharing some
                          good times making memories at the ASPAN President's Reception.

Closing Installation of ASPAN President Regina Hoefner-Notz center with her 2018-19 Board     Preview Nashville TN 2019      Thanks to Lori Silva 37th Conference Chair    
 Conference is a place to make friendships and shared experiences. Debby Niehaus of OPANA, Jane Earhardt from Louisiana, Esther Watson from New Jersey, Lois Schick from Colorado,along with Liz Martin from Texas have shared Laughter, hugs, friendship and knowledge by attending together ALL 37 ASPAN Conferences.d
OH---IO  group well represented at Anaheim with pictures taken at "Meet and Greet" prior to the President's Reception on Wednesday Evening
View of Nightly Disneyland Fireworks         Brandy, Debby, Rose and Beth at Sunday "Dream Walk"     Rose speaking at the RA Meeting          Sunny Day break at RA 
Beth Cooper Gold Leaf Committee Chairperson displays ASPAN Gold Leaf Award. Kudos Beth for your excellent work on submitting the OPANA application for Gold Leaf this year!!! 
Rose Durning,Chairperson of the Membership and Marketing Committee announces GL award at ASPAN Conf. Rose could hardly contain her joy when announcing that  OPANA  won this year's " Gold Leaf Component of the Year Award" presented to  President Sally Swartzlander, Gold Leaf Chair Beth Cooper and Debby Niehaus, Webmaster was an advisor on the gold leaf.   
Some of the OPANA Board Members present at ASPAN 37th Conference opening ceremonies celebrate winning of the "Gold Leaf Component of the Year" 
L-R Iris Marcentile, Rose Durning, Brandy Mather, Beth Cooper, Tina Harvey, Sally Swartzlander, Nancy McGushin, Debby Niehaus, Alabelle Zghoul and
Phyllis Mesko. OPANA received a plaque, a certificate, $500 check, article in Breathline and JOPAN and an ASPAN  publication of choice for the component.
OPANA is part of ASPAN Region 3 membership  whose Board Director representative is Sylvia Baker from Illinois .  Region 3 members (IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, ND, OH, SD, WV, and WI) meet together at the Representative Assembly (RA) at conference and at the component leader luncheon group pictured above on the L  with OPANA VP-Beth in front row in blue floral and OPANA- Pres. Sally in salmon top. Sally in the pic to R received new Component Resource Binder from Vice Pres Elect Regina Hoefner-Notz, Pres Susan Russell and Region 3 Director Sylvia Baker.     Sally is pictured to the left being recognized as OPANA President at the ASPAN opening Ceremony along with other Region 3 president component leader. 
Key note speaker D. J. Eagle Bear Vanas
Lunch speaker Christine Cashen adds humor     Beth applied for Shining Star Award
The first Class of Fellows in PeriAnesthesia Nursing were installed by President Susan Russell at the opening ceremony at the 37th Conference. Pictured Right including many ASPAN Nursing Leaders.
Tiina Harvey pictured and Brady Mather 2018 ASPAN Conference Scholarship winners assisted in the ASPAN Membership Booth.
Silent Auction items in Exhibit Hall.  Debby Niehaus, Team Leader for the Development Silent Auction in green jacket.  Auction items donated by member/components with proceeds going to ASPAN Scholarship fund. Auction this year made $5,000.00.
Poster entry in Research and Celebrating Successful Practice had total of 11 entries from Ohio including # 1 Research Winner
Exhibit Ribbon Cutting by ASPAN BOD on Monday evening
Exhibit hall provides exhibits to promote perianesthesia related products, equipment, education, books, medications, long with health and personal improvement vendors. The hall houses the ASPAN booths for Silent Auction, Certification, Membership, International Symposium, Posters on Research/EBP, and newsletter contest.
Sally, Debby and Beth Cert Lunch.
Joyce Burke from CAPANA  below.
Amy Dooley - New Hampshire-newly elected VIce Pres./Pres Elect attended lunch with the 20 ASPAN Past President's at conference. Current President Susan Russell in middle front row floral dress, to her left is Regina Hoefner-Notz President 2018-2019. Debby Niehaus-Past Pres-is in back row first L and is from OPANA
Tuesday Evening was free time after class to walk around the beautiful landscape, go to Disneyland, go to dinner with friends or attend the evening session lecture by Lois Schick on "Marijuana Update 2018" that was attended by over 900 nurses.  Lois is from Colorado and has personal experience caring for patients on marijuana.

 Development Breakfast for Hail Honor Salute. Beth Cooper in Polka dot top in top attended . Speaker Past Pres,Chris Price spoke on the "Impact of Paying it Forward".Four components have donated $10,000 to Legacy for Life and recognized Presidents from PAPAN, PANAC, CBSPAN and TAPAN. Below: Individuals donated sum of $5000 individually:Valerie Watkins, Colorado; Angelique Weathersby, California;  Maureen Iacono, New York, and Linda Wilson New/Jersey/Bermuda 

OH-IO, Yes OPANA tried to get all 59 people in a picture but due to some having earlier commitments when more people arrived at Pre-Pres. Reception meet and greet, we took two pictures along with our awards of Shining Star and the Gold Leaf Component of the Year Plaque and Certificate. All Districts represented in Pics. 
Brandy Mather from DAPANA is dual certified and is  one of the 8 certification coaches for OPANA
Closing Breakfast a time to get together to share memories of the week at the ASPAN Conference see the award winners, watch the installation of the new ASPAN Board of Directors and Officers, hear to speaker, watch the video of pictures from this 37th conference, share some laughter and say goodbye till you meet next time.
OPANA's Tina Harvey Newsletter Editor receives from Publication Committeea certificate/monetary award for having the #1 Newsletter in the 1-8 page category.  
Carolyn Hoenicke of TriHealth in CIncinnati received the fist place in the Research Poster Contest for her poster: "How Does Periaoperative Leadership Fit Into Your Organization's Episode of Care Model Plan"?  Carolyn pictured with her poster and ASPAN Research Chair:Elizabeth Card who presented Blue Ribbon and Certificate.
ASPAN President Regina Hoefner-Notz with Susan Russell Past Pres.         Regina  & VP/Pres Elect Amy Dooley                                 Regina's Presidential Speech
Give me an OH---IO.  Fun pics of OPANA celebrating Gold Leaf, Carolyn Hoenicke Winning Research Poster, Amy Dooley(Bunny Ears)being elected VicePres/Pres Elect

The following are pictures of 6 posters in the "Celebrate Successful Practice"  category and 3 posters entered into the Research Contest from members of OPANA. 
Closing speaker Diana Jordan and her dog  with "The Healing Power of Laughter, Nourishing the Nurse With in You" , Amy Dooley with Debby Niehaus and Regina Hoefner-Notz with Debby were both mentored by Debby in the ASPAN Emerging Leaders Program. Congrats to both. Past Presidents celebrate Regina and Amy.
Many nurses took advantage of being in California already for National Conference to do sightseeing before or after ASPAN.  Here is a collage of road trip travels of Sally Swartzlander & Debby Niehaus took along all the beaches from Anaheim to San Diego, and inland to vineyards, ranches, mountains, and desert near Temeculah.