Location and Speakers


Portland is best described by Money magazine as North America's "Best Big City". It's easy to understand why. Portland offers ample opportunities to simply dabble or fully immerse oneself in the best of the Northwest.  Visit Portland's official cultural district located downtown; a transfigured warehouse in the trendy Pearl District; the world renowned rose gardens; or an emerging neighborhood on the east side - all within easy reach via the Portland streetcar, MAX light rail line, TriMet bus routes, or bike lanes. Wait, did we mention the coffee roasters, microbreweries, wine bars, jazz scene, and views of Mt. Hood and Mt. St Helens? How about shopping along NW 23rd St, Broadway downtown, or the trendy Hawthorne District? With so much to do and so little time, you may want to plan an entire weekend here.



Chris Smith Schulman, RN, MS, CCRN

Christine has lectured on a variety of trauma and critical care topics throughout the Pacific Northwest and nationally, including the AACN National Teaching Institute, the Society of Critical Care Medicine Educational Symposium and the ENA Scientific Assembly,  She has published in Critical Care Nurse, Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing, The AACN Porcedure Manual for Critical Care and served as a section editor for AACN's Advanced Critical Care Nursing.  Long active in AACN, she presently serves on the Board of Directors and was an AACN Circle of Excellence Award winner in 2012.  Christine received her Bachelor's Degree from the University of Wyoming and her Master of Science Degree from Oregon Health Sciences University.  After working as a critical care staff nurse at Denver General Hospital and Oregon Health & Science University she was the Trauma & Surgery CNS at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington for 8 years.  Christine currently works as a Critical Care CNS at Legacy Emanuel Hospital, a Level 1 trauma center in Portland, Oregon.  Known for her ability to help nurses understand complex concepts, Christine's extensive clinical experience and sense of humor make her preentations interesting, enjoyable, and clinically relevant. cschulma@lhs.org


Alvin Jeffery PhD(c), RN-BC, CCRN-K, FNP-BC

U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs

Alvin currently works in several capacities as an Education Consultant with Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, an Instructor with Mount St. Joseph University, PICU direct care nurse, Quality Scholar Nurse Fellow and a Nursing Performance Measurement Consultant. Alvin enjoys working with graduate, undergraduate students and designing evaluation methods for educational activities.

Dave Hanson MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, NEA-BC

Regional Director - Nursing Practice, Education & Professional Development

Dave currently serves as the Regional Administrative Director of Practice, Education & Research for Providence Health & Services Southern California. Recognized for his passion and talent at creating and sustaining organizational clinical excellence; Dave is a dynamic leader with a reputation for teambuilding, collaboration and an extraordinary role model for nurses who strive to advance the profession and quality of patient care.


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