Every spring, the PCNA holds its annual meeting to offer informative health care related presentations and update members on the organization's activities. The meetings also feature a light continental breakfast and a buffet lunch. The date for the 2012 event is May 1, 2012 from 9:00am to 3:00pm at the Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East Street, Woodland, CA 95776, (530) 661-2000. There is no charge to attend or to park but we do ask that you register in advance. Click here to download the registration form. (The Woodland Center is located 1.5 hours from San Francisco and Reno/Lake Tahoe and 19 miles from Sacramento and 6 miles from the Sacramento International Airport.)
Check out the highlights from previous years below, and consider ordering DVDs if you were unable to attend.
The Neuropathy Action Foundation, a key partner of the PCNA, held the first-ever Neuropathy Action Awareness Day on June 26, 2007 in San Francisco. The PCNA sent a busload of members and hosted a booth. See a synopsis and photos.
We have continued to be actively involved in these events. Read about what happened in 2008, and see the photos and highlights from 2009. We have DVDs from 2009 available now, and are working on other years.
In 2009, the Neuropathy Action Foundation (NAF) sponsored legislation to establish a task force on peripheral neuropathy designed to improve patient care. The measure, Assembly Concurrent Resolution (ACR) 87, was introduced by Assemblymember Mary Hayashi (D-Hayward). The task force, which included PCNA/NCCNA president Bev Anderson and Director Emeritus Sandra Vinson, plus other neuropathy patients, doctors, legislators, insurance representatives, and others, met in March. The full report of their recommendations.
PCNA/NCCNA President Bev Anderson and Elk Grove Group Leader Mike Colazzi were interviewed and appeared on a segment produced for KCRA's HealthWatch 3. They were interviewed and recorded for about 45 minutes, though only a small portion actually was used in the segment. The segment was broadcast on May 12, 2007, and also on their health show the following Saturday. Check out the video here.