HNA 2nd National Nursing Conference

From Mountains to Milestones:  50 Years of Hmong in the USA


August 3, 2024

7:00 AM – Registration and Exhibition

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Conference

6:00 PM – 10:00 PM – Reception


August 4, 2024

8:00 AM – Registration

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM – Conference



California State University, Sacramento
University Union Building


Sacramento, CA

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Day 1

HNA Welcoming Address

May Hang, DNP, APRN, NP, Family Medicine, HNA National President

Hmong Nursing: The Impact, the Movement, and Milestones

Kao Kang Kue Vang, PhD, MSN, RN, PHN, CPHQ

Keynote Speaker

The First Hmong Healthcare Professionals:  A Phenomenological Study of the Lived Experiences of Hmong Nurses During the Secret War

May Ying Ly, PhD, MSW

Dian Baker, PhD, APRN

Chee Xiong Ngiateng, Hmong Secret War Nurse

Writing The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Brief Account and a Dialogue

(Zoom Presentation)

Anne Fadiman, Professor at Yale, former editor of the American Scholar, fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and author

Shaman Spiritual Healer Training Project

Palee Moua, Trainer, Language Preceptor, Special Projects Coordinator, Language and Cultural Specialist in Healthcare & Mental Health Interpreting

Exploring Traditional Hmong Healing Practices

May Hang, DNP, APRN, NP, Family Medicine

Yia Lo Lee, Traditional Healer

Day 2

HNA Opening Remarks

Kaying Hang, MPH, President of The Center Sierra Health Foundation

From Mountain to Milestones: First Hmong Doctor Perspective

Long Thao, MD, Family Medicine

Improving Mental Health Literacy and Stigma Among the Hmong

Mayche Vang-Kue, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC

Uncontrolled Gout: A Progressive, Inflammatory Disease with Systemic Complications

John A. Albert, MD, MBA, Rheumatology

Diabetes Management in the Hmong Population

Victoriah Song Chang, BSN, RN

Advancing Pharmacogenomic Research to Hmong residing in the US

Tou Vang Pao Thao, 4th Year Pharmacy Student

Patient Advocacy: One Nurse’s Journey

Ka Chue Yang, BSN, RN, PHN

Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 26, for 6 contact hours on Day 1 and 6 contact hours on Day 2 of the conference.

The UC Davis Health Center for Professional Practice of Nursing is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Attendees will not receive C.E. credit if they are more than 20 minutes late; no partial credit can be awarded.

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Great news, thanks to our event sponsorships, we can extend the early bird pricing!

2-Days Event
After June 16, 2024

Special Pricing!

Member $125

Non-Member $175

Student HNA Member $50

Student HNA Non-Member $75

1-Day Event Only

Member $125

Non-Member $150

Student HNA Member $50

Student HNA Non-Member $75

Free Community Reception 

Saturday, August 3, 2024


CSU Sacramento State, University Union Hall

Register:  https://tinyurl.com/HNA2024

Presenting Sponsors

Our Sponsors

Padao Yang, DNP, APRN, CNP, PMH-BC Co-founder of HNA & Yeng Fransoua Her, MD

Mang Vang, MS, CRNA

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