Oct. 20 — Doctoral nurse alumna presents at three national conferences in October
Michelle Camicia, a 2018 alumna of the Doctor of Philosophy Degree Program at the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, presented at three conferences across the nation in October. Michelle, who is a nurse and director of operations at Kaiser Foundation Rehabilitation Center in Vallejo, first presented at the American Congress of Rehabilitation Medicine (ACRM) in Dallas Oct. 3-5 as part of a symposium on the Kaiser Permanente Mindful Stroke Recovery Program for stroke survivors and their caregivers. She returned to Sacramento Oct. 10 to present “Care Transitions: Maintaining your Relevance through Passion and Evidence” to the Sacramento Chapter of Case Management Society of America during its annual dinner celebration for National Case Management Week. She went on to present the Founders Address at the Association of Rehabilitation Nurses Annual Educational Conference in West Palm Beach, Florida, Oct. 19. Her talk, “Bounce Back: Turning Stumbling Blocks into Stepping Stones,” focused on resilience. She finished her series of presentations with the Rehabilitation Nursing Foundation (RNF) Dinner Symposium on Stroke and Caregivers Oct. 20. Her discussion, “Assessing Stroke Caregivers Commitment and Capacity,” featured her dissertation and continuing work on the development and testing a tool to assess readiness for caregivers for the transition home after stroke.