2024 AFCNA Conference

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AFCNA  Annual Conference  2024

April 26-27, 2024

DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington – Minneapolis South
7800 Normandale Blvd.
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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***12.0 Nursing Continuing Education (CE) Hours will be awarded
6 CE hours per day
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day

"Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP15965 for 12 contact hours"

Fantastic Lectures!!!

Friday Lectures

Robin Reber, Arche Healthcare
New Technology to Simplify Assessment Testing for Your Clients New devices that test sensory neuropathy, blood flow, and pressure point mapping on the soles of the feet. These will make physical exams faster and more accurate!  That allows the healthcare team to plan for better, more personalized care.

Jennifer  Winter
Protecting Your Investment - Overview of Reusable Instrument Care & Reprocessing Equipment
 With almost a decade of experience as a foot care instrument distributor in Canada and the US, Jennifer Winter from Rotatool will provide an overview of steps you can take to extend the life of your reusable instruments as well as provide an overview of reprocessing equipment that will ensure your instruments are sterile to the point of care. Jennifer will also provide an overview of single use instrument options.

Elizabeth Creasy, BSN, CFCS, CFCN 
Electronic Medical Records – Software for Healthcare Professionals  Electronic Medical Records don’t have to be scary!!  We’ll show you options for “foot care nurse friendly” programs that are available at reasonable rates.  Simplify your scheduling, billing, and chart notes.  It will save you time & hassle in the end!!!

Tannis Sorge, RN, FCNEd, CFCN, CFCS
Soleful Mastery: Tips and Techniques for Nursing Foot Care Assessment and Practical Neuropathy/Vascular Pearls  Join us for an engaging and hands-on session where we integrate a comprehensive review with fresh insights and actionable technique, empowering you with Soleful Mastery in neuropathy and vascular assessments. Walk away with practical skills that immediately and meaningfully improve patient care in your nursing practice.

Kate Clayton-Jones, PhD, MBA, MSN, RN, CFCS, CFCN
Foot Function for a Healthy, Active Life

1. Beyond the tasks - The intertwine of nursing into care of feet.
2. Slippage - the overlooked influencer of pain, wounds, and falls
3. Shaping of nails to enhance foot function for older adults.

Saturday Lectures

Dr. Conway McLean, DPM, DABFAS
The Basics of Biomechanics: Foundation of the Body
  A review of the motions and functions of the foot and ankle
The Essentials of Diabetic Foot Health   A summary of the vital components of healthy feet for the diabetes

Nadege Tan, MSN, CFCS, ANP-C
The Good, The bad and the Ugly of Podiatry Care

Overview of what one can encounter when providing foot care. The conditions one will come across. Treatment options, when to refer to advanced providers.

Dr. Julia Overstreet, DPM, FAPWCA
Fun Facts in Foot Care!!

Did you ever wonder how feet get larger as we age? Do the bones actually grow? Why do some people get more fungal infections than others? Why do some people have 5 thick toenails on one foot and none on the other foot? And many more fun facts!!!
Toenail Fungus! 
We’ll review the newest literature on etiology, diagnosis and treatment options.
Foot Care Nurses Providing Critical Care
Foot Care Nurses are an important part of the community medical team. We’ll discuss interactions with other providers including Podiatrists. And we’ll look at the latest procedures for providers to bill Medicare for “Routine Foot Care”.

Dr. Lisa Brandy, DPM
Is it a wart or a porokeratosis lesion? 

Learn the tricks that will help you identify some common skin lesions and the treatments available to treat them.



1. Full Conference (2 days) $425.00
2. One Day (either Friday or Saturday) $200.00
3. Special Dinner Event - Friday night banquet: $35.00 per person


Special Friday Evening Events!!!

5:30pm - Social Hour! Meet your friends and colleagues. Open to all  (no host bar)
6:30pm - Banquet Dinner (Extra Charge - $35.00 pee person)
Have a wonderful dinner and share stories and laughter!

Hotel Reservations:
DoubleTree by Hilton Bloomington – Minneapolis South
7800 Normandale Blvd., MN 55437

Group Rate:
2 Queen Beds - $139.00
1 Queen Bed - $129.00
Link for Hotel Registration: Register early to assure this great rate!!


Each AFCNA guest, will book individually and if they need to cancel they must do that >24 hours in advance to get a refund.

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Our Exhibitors Include:


Pedifix USA - Medical Foot Care Pads & Inserts

Histologics Wound Care 

Medicool USA

CompanyOn EMR - Nursing Medical Record Program 

PedEducation - A BC Center for Nursing Foot Care Education

Pedicare - Professional Foot Care Instruments

FootLogix - Pediceutical Foot Care

Norman Health - FungiClear Topical Products

Bramstedt Surgical - Surgical Instruments Repaired & Maintained

Foot Care By Nurses

UW Eau Claire - Quality Nursing Education

Thirty-One Gifts - Totes, Bags, Fun, Pampering Gifts

AFCNA Nurses Association - Supporting, Training & Promoting Foot Care Nursing

More to Come!!!

                            (We're adding more Exhibitors - watch for updates!)

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