News Release: Emory Healthcare, School of Medicine, School of Nursing

Jan. 26,  2009

Emory Nursing Conference to Address Emerging Treatments for Delirium

2009 Virginia Lee Franklin Conference, "Delirium: It's Not All in Your Head"
Emory University psychiatrist Larry Tune, MD, and Marie DeWitt, of the Emory University School of Medicine, will present.

Emory University's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing and Emory Healthcare

Friday, Feb. 6, 2009
7:30 a.m. to 2:40 p.m.

TWELVE Atlantic Station, 361 17th Street, NW Atlanta, Ga., 30363

Early registration $45 before Feb. 1; $55 after Feb. 1 or $65 at the door (space permitting); $35 for Emory, Wesley Woods and neurology faculty and staff; $15 for all students

To register, contact Shirley L. Connelly at 404-727-6917 or

CE Credits:
Approved for 5.5 contact hours. Emory Healthcare is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Georgia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

About Virginia Lee Franklin
Virginia Lee Franklin earned a master's degree in nursing from Emory University in 1957 and taught surgical nursing at Emory's Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing. To honor her after her death in 1981, her parents D. Murray and Katherine Franklin created the Virginia Lee Franklin Memorial Trust. In the spirit of Virginia's commitment to teaching and to the specialty of neurology, the trust supports an annual conference dedicated to the advancement of neuroscience teaching, research and practice.

About The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing
The Nell Hodgson Woodruff School of Nursing at Emory University, which celebrated its centennial anniversary in 2005, is recognized as a leader in the preparation of nurses for beginning and advanced practice. Graduates of the programs are at the forefront in leadership, serving as role models for excellence in nursing practice throughout the world. The School of Nursing is especially committed to improving nursing practice through its key values of scholarship, leadership and social responsibility. To learn more, visit


The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service. Its components include schools of medicine, nursing, and public health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; the Emory Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare, the largest, most comprehensive health system in Georgia. The Woodruff Health Sciences Center has a $2.3 billion budget, 17,000 employees, 2,300 full-time and 1,900 affiliated faculty, 4,300 students and trainees, and a $4.9 billion economic impact on metro Atlanta.

Learn more about Emory’s health sciences:
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