Keynote Speaker

April Kapu, DNP, RN, ACNP- BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN

The National Nurse Practitioner Symposium is pleased to announce April Kapu as the Keynote Speaker for the 2022 symposium. Dr. Kapu is the Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships, Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, and will outline the current and future impact of NP engagement and leadership in value-based care.  She will describe the value impact of accessible, quality NP care across all settings.

April Kapu has presented at numerous national conferences and has authored chapters in advanced practice nursing textbooks and published manuscripts in journals such as JONA, Nurse Leader, Critical Care Nurse, Critical Care Medicine, The Journal of Trauma, Nursing Management, American Nurse Today, JNP, JAANP, Nursing Outlook, and others.  She holds several honors distinctions including:  Fellow for the Society of Critical Care Medicine, Fellow for the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and Fellow for the American Academy of Nursing. She is currently Associate Dean for Clinical and Community Partnerships, Professor of Nursing, and Associate Professor in Critical Care at Vanderbilt University.

Prior to being elected as president for AANP, Dr. Kapu served as Region 4 Director for 5 years. She is an active member of the Tennessee Nurses Association, served as past chair for the TN Government Affairs Committee and TN APRN Committee, and she represented TN NPs on the TN Governor’s special commission focused on pain and addiction treatment education.  

Dr. Kapu has been awarded VUMC “Transformational Nurse Leader of the Year” and Tennessee Hospital Association’s “Nurse of Clinical Distinction.”

The Keynote Presentation, “Value-Based Leadership: Every NP, Every Day, Everywhere” will take place Thursday, July 21, 2022 at the Keystone Conference Center.

symposium schedule

SCHEDULE    
TUESDAY, JULY 19
TimeCodeEventSpeakerLocation
8:00 am - 8:30 amRocky Mountain Retreat RegistrationConference Center Lobby
8:30 amShuttle Departure from Keystone Conference Center to Keystone RanchConference Center Shuttle Stop
9:00 am - 4:30 pmPre 1Rocky Mountain Retreat: A Rocky Mountain Self-Care Retreat to Promote YOUR Wellbeing (optionalEileen O'GradyKeystone Ranch
4:30 pmShuttle Departure from Keystone Ranch to Keystone Conference CenterKeystone Ranch Shuttle Stop
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
TimeCodeEventSpeakerLocation
8:00 am - 7:00 pm Symposium RegistrationConference Center Lobby
8:30 am - 12:15 pmPre 1Rocky Mountain Retreat: A Rocky Mountain Self-Care Retreat to Promote YOUR Wellbeing (required if attended Rocky Mountain Retreat on Tuesday)Eileen O'Grady
10:30 am - 12:00 pmPre 2Dermal Dilemmas: Interesting Case Studies (optional)Peggy Vernon
1:15 pm - 3:15 pmSS1NEXPLANON® (etonogestrel implant) 68mg Radiopaque Clinical Training Program (optional - non-certified)TBA
1:30 pm - 5:45 pmPre 3The Bridge: Comprehensive Headache Education Program (optional - seminar)Annika Ehrlich
Maureen Moriarty
Laurel Short
Karen Williams
Laura B. Xanders
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPre 4A Look at Alcohol Withdrawal: Alcohol is a Drug Too! (optional)Nancy Denke
Pre 5Pharmacologic Management of Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Common Chronic Conditions (optional)Angel Anthamatten
Courtney Pitts
3:00 pm - 4:30 pmPre 6Resolving and Preventing Geriatric Polypharmacy (optional)Michelle Wade
Pre 7Carotid Atherosclerosis Disease Management and Additional Challenges with Oncology Patients (optional)Mini George
4:30 pm - 5:30 pmPre 8Thank You for Your Service: The Role of Military Ethos in Community Care (optional)M. Eric Rodgers
Pre 9Updates on Managing Parkinson’s Disease (optional)Ann Galloway
6:00 pm - 7:30 pmPre 10Resistant Hypertension (optional - dinner session)Kristine Anne Scordo
THURSDAY, JULY 21
TimeCodeEventSpeakerLocation
7:00 am - 7:00 pmSymposium RegistrationConference Center Lobby
7:15 am - 7:45 amMSMorning "Stretch" (optional - non-certified)Crestone Patio
7:30 am - 8:00 amContinental Breakfast (complimentary)Shavano & Longs Foyers
8:00 am - 9:30 amA1Acupuncture and Auricular Therapy: Is There a Place for it in Your NP Toolkit?Karen Williams
A2Top 25 Prescribed Drugs: A Guide for NPsElizabeth A. VandeWaa
A3Heart Failure: The Latest Guidelines and Practice PearlsMichael Horne
A4The 2020 STI Treatment Guidelines: What’s New Since the Guideline Release?Alison Marshall
A5Pediatric Endocrinology: Diabetes and GrowthJennifer M. Barker
A6Delirium: Improved Screening and Precision TreatmentJoseph Lyon
9:00 am - 6:00 pmNNPS StoreShavano Foyer
9:30 am - 10:00 amBeverage Break (complimentary)Shavano & Longs Foyers
10:00 am - 11:15 amKNAwards Ceremony & Keynote Address: Value-Based Leadership: Every NP, Every Day, EverywhereApril N. KapuCrestone / Red Cloud
11:30 am - 1:00 pmSS2Hypothyroidism Uncovered Educational Series: Patient-Focused Options to Address Unmet Needs (optional - luncheon session - non-certified)Christine A. Kessler
SS3Sex Hormones: Potential Heroes in the Fight Against COVID-19 (optional - luncheon session - non-certified)Stacy Hammond
SS4X-Linked Hypophosphatemia (XLH) (optional - luncheon session - non-certified)TBA
12:00 pm - 6:30 pmBook Displays & SalesLongs Foyer
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmB1Beyond Benzos and BarbituratesJennifer Koehl
B2Preventative Screenings and Vaccination Recommendations for the Primary Care Provider: 2022 UpdatesMartha Moneypenny
B3Common Causes of Hearing Loss in AdultsTamara Link
B4Prevention of Alcohol-Exposed Pregnancies: Why Are We Still Talking About It?Alexandra Edwards
Marilyn Pierce-Bulger
B5Evaluation, Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Cough in Children and AdolescentsJane E. Gross
B6Atrial Fibrillation: Turn the Beat AroundKristine Anne Scordo
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmBeverage Break (complimentary)Shavano Foyer
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmC1Electrolyte Emergencies: Flick the Switch to Conserve Energy!Nancy Denke
C2Pharmacologic Management of COVID-19: A Few Good Drugs, Mostly Bad and UglyDouglas N. Fish
C3New Insights and Treatment Options for Excess Adiposity & Related DysmetabolismChristine Kessler
C4Responding to Your Female Patients’ Sexual ConcernsJan Shepherd
C5Enhancing Nursing Social Skills to Care for Teens in a Social Media, Social Distancing and Social Justice WorldJessica Peck
C6A Study in Humanity: Identification and Mitigation of Violence in the Healthcare SettingRachel Kurzdorfer
5:00 pm - 6:30 pmOpening of Exhibits/Reception (complimentary buffet)Exhibit Hall
FRIDAY, JULY 22
7:00 am - 7:00 pmSymposium RegistrationConference Center Lobby
7:00 am - 7:00 pmPosters on DisplayQuandry Foyer
7:15 am - 7:45 amWT"Walk & Talk" Around the Lake (optional - non-certified)Keystone Lake
7:30 am - 8:00 amContinental Breakfast (complimentary)Shavano & Longs Foyers
8:00 am - 9:30 amD1Treating Agitation in the ElderlyJennifer Koehl
D2Cosmetic Dermatology Case StudiesVicki Filz
D3Managing Thyroiditis: Post-partum, Subacute and OthersChristine Kessler
D4Changing Epidemiology of Genital Herpes Simplex InfectionsAlison Marshall
D5Pediatric Preventative Screenings and Vaccination Recommendations: 2022 UpdatesMartha Moneypenny
D6Challenging Cases in Infectious DiseasesMartin L Gnoni
D7Locums 101: How to Get Into the Travel Game as a Provider!Erik Rubach
9:00 am - 6:00 pmNNPS StoreShavano Foyer
9:00 am - 4:00 pmBook Displays & SalesLongs Foyer
9:00 am - 1:00 pmExhibitsExhibit Hall
9:30 am - 10:00 amBeverage Break (complimentary)Exhibit Hall
10:00 am - 11:30 amE1Vector-Borne Diseases: What You Should Know About This Growing Threat in the U.S.Elizabeth Carver
E2What’s New in the Dermatology Medicine Cabinet?Lakshi Aldredge
E3New and Emerging Technologies in Diabetes CareAnastasia Albanese-O’Neill
E4ASCCP Guidelines: How Different They Are and How Navigate ThemKristina Tocce
E5Pediatric Sports Medicine: Acute and Overuse InjuriesHeather Carroll
E6Cytokine Release Syndrome: What We’ve Discovered Since COVID-19Nancy Munro
E7An Exploration of NP Occupational DistressEileen O’Grady
11:30 am - 1:00 pmBag Lunch Served in Exhibit Hall (complimentary)Exhibit Hall
12:15 pm - 1:45 pmCICChallenges in Care: Prescriptions, Prescribers, and Costs (optional)Lisa Bero
Eric Campbell
Nancy Rudner
Crestone / Red Cloud
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmF1Transition to Practice and Mentorship for Advanced Practice ProvidersKasey Bowden
Katie Dickerman
Jennifer Rodgers
Kandace L. Shepherd
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmBeverage & Snack Break (complimentary)Shavano Foyer
3:15 pm - 6:15 pmWS1Orthopedic Exam: Spine (optional - workshop)Christopher Hemmer
WS2Eye Examination (optional - workshop)Jon M. Braverman
WS3New Imaging, New Criteria, Radiology Changes (optional - workshop)Rustain L. Morgan
3:15 pm - 4:45 pmG1Addressing APRN Barriers to Practice: Solutions and StrategiesApril N. Kapu
Ruth Kleinpell
Laura Thomas
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmAuthors Present Posters (complimentary beverages)Quandry Foyer
5:30 pm - 6:15 pmH1An NP Guide to Caring for RefugeesNancy Rudner
H2Outpatient Renal Palliative Care: Enhancing the Care Patients with Severe Chronic Kidney DiseaseHeather Boykin
H3COVID-19 Infection and PregnancyJan Shepherd
H4Sentinel Injuries and Beyond: Recognizing Child Physical Abuse InjuriesDenise Abdoo
H5Acute Pancreatitis UpdateTracy Daum
6:30 pm - 8:00 pmJ1Biologic Agents in Clinical Practice: Risks and Benefits of Use (optional - dinner session)Elizabeth A. VandeWaa
SATURDAY, JULY 23
7:00 am - 5:00 pmSymposium RegistrationConference Center Lobby
7:00 am - 5:00 pmPosters on DisplayQuandry Foyer
7:30 am - 10:30 amWS4Orthopedic Exam: Extremities (optional - workshop)Christopher Hemmer
WS5Suturing Skills: Beginning to Advanced (optional - workshop)Vincent Markovchick
Maria Moreira
WS6Abnormal Uterine Bleeding and Endometrial Biopsy (optional - workshop)Jennifer S. Hyer
Kristina Tocce
7:30 am - 8:45 amSS8Wake Up to Protein: Translating the Science to Optimize the Benefits of Healthy Dietary Patterns (optional - breakfast session - non-certified)Heather J. Leidy
SS9Let’s Talk! The Impact, Evolving Science, and Management of Vasomotor Symptoms (VMS) associated with Menopause (optional - breakfast session - non-certified)TBA
9:00 am - 6:00 pmNNPS StoreShavano Foyer
9:00 am - 12:00 pmBook Displays & SalesLongs Foyer
9:00 am - 12:00 pmExhibitsExhibit Hall
9:00 am - 10:30 amL1Basics of Transgender and Non-Binary Affirming CareAndrew Miller
L2High Yield Principles in Obstructive Sleep Apnea and Insomnia Management in Primary CareJessica Camacho
L3Mastering Antibiotics: A Case-based ApproachE. Monee’ Reed
10:30 am - 12:00 pmBrunch (complimentary)Exhibit Hall
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmM1Skin of Color in Dermatology: Clinical Presentations and Differential DiagnosesLakshi Aldredge
M2Current Concepts in the Epidemiology of DiabetesAnastasia Albanese-O’Neill
M3Radiology: Foundation to the FutureRustain L. Morgan
M4Postpartum DepressionJennifer S. Hyer
M5Referral Criteria for Ear, Nose and Throat DiseasesKenny H. Chan
M6Ventilator Settings in ARDS: Hitting the TargetKenneth Lyn-Kew
M7Back to Basics: Coding & Documentation Compliance
Education 101
Leslie Boles
1:00 pm - 1:30 pmAuthors Present Posters (complimentary beverages)Quandry Foyer
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmN1Intermittent FastingMartin L Gnoni
N2Updates on the Management of COPD and other Chronic Lung Conditions in the Primary Care SettingJennifer Rodgers
N3Walking the Journey with Long COVID SurvivorsAmy Nordon-Craft
N4Testosterone: The Highly Misunderstood Hormone in WomenAngela DeRosa
N5Addressing Pediatric Anxiety in a Post-Pandemic WorldJessica Peck
N6Acute Hepatic FailureTracy Daum
N7Coding & Documentation Compliance: Tips & Tricks to Make Your Program Great!Leslie Boles
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmAuthors Present Posters (complimentary beverages)Quandry Foyer
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmO1Osteoporosis: Evaluation and Management UpdateMichael T. McDermott
O2Cosmetic Dermatology Isn’t Just AestheticsVicki Filz
O3ECT, TMS, Ketamine, and Psychedelics: Interventional/Novel Mental Health TreatmentsJoseph Lyon
O4Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Persistent Pelvic Pain: Pain You Can’t SeeJessica Pettigrew
O5Providing Anticipatory Guidance for Children with Developmental DisabilitiesRonda Franke
O6Anticoagulation ReversalJanhavi Athale
O7Risk Management for the Nurse PractitionerLaura Wassmuth
6:00 pm+Twilight's Highlights (free time to enjoy the area)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmDon Watson & the Vail Valley Band (complimentary entertainment)Keystone Lake Pavilion
SUNDAY, JULY 24
7:00 am - 12:00 pmSymposium RegistrationConference Center Lobby
7:00 am - 10:00 amPosters on DisplayQuandry Foyer
7:00 am - 7:30 amHome "Stretch" (optional - non-certified)Crestone Patio
7:30 am - 8:00 amAuthors Present Posters (complimentary continental breakfast)Quandry Foyer
8:00 am - 11:15 amP1Demystifying Pain Management (optional - seminar)Beth D. Darnall
Zohra M. Hussaini
Heather J. Jackson
Theresa Mallick-Searle
8:00 am - 9:30 amQ1Endocrine Hypertension: Evaluation and Management of Common CausesMichael T. McDermott
Q2Preventing, Identifying, and Responding to Intimate Partner ViolenceKerry Peterson
Q3Pediatric Poisonings: Tik Tox ChallengeNancy Denke
Q4Fungal Infections and Antifungals: What’s New!Nancy Munro
9:00 am - 1:00 pmNNPS StoreShavano Foyer
9:30 am - 9:45 amBeverage Break (complimentary)Shavano Foyer
10:00 am - 11:00 amR1Atopic Dermatitis: Pathophysiology and PharmacologyPeggy Vernon
R2Evidence-based, Patient Centric Care of Menopausal SymptomsJessica Pettigrew
R3Adolescent GYN: Uses for Combined Oral Contraceptive PillsStephanie M. Wright
R4Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis (HLH): Diagnosis, Management and ComplicationsJanhavi Athale

symposium schedule overview

TUESDAY, JULY 19
8:00 am - 8:30 amRocky Mountain Retreat Registration
8:30 amShuttle Departure from Keystone Conference Center to Keystone Ranch
9:00 am - 4:30 pmRocky Mountain Retreat (optional
4:30 pmShuttle Departure from Keystone Ranch to Keystone Conference Center
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
8:00 am - 7:00 pm Symposium Registration
8:30 am - 12:15 pmRocky Mountain Retreat - (required if attended Rocky Mountain Retreat on Tuesday)
10:30 am - 12:00 pmPre-Symposium Session (optional)
12:00 pmLunch on Your Own
1:15 pm - 3:15 pmPre-Symposium Session (optional - non-certified)
1:30 pm - 5:45 pmPre-Symposium Seminar (optional)
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmPre-Symposium Sessions (optional)
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmPre-Symposium Sessions (optional)
4:30 pm - 5:30 pmPre-Symposium Sessions (optional)
6:00 pm - 7:30 pmPre-Symposium Dinner Session (optional)
THURSDAY, JULY 21
7:00 am - 7:00 pmSymposium Registration
7:15 am - 7:45 amMorning "Stretch" (optional - non-certified)
7:30 am - 8:00 amContinental Breakfast (complimentary)
8:00 am - 9:30 amEducational Sessions
9:00 am - 6:00 pmNNPS Store
9:30 am - 10:00 amBeverage Break (complimentary)
10:00 am - 11:15 amKeynote Address & Awards Ceremony
11:30 am - 1:00 pmLuncheon Sessions (optional - non-certified)
12:00 pm - 6:30 pmBook Displays & Sales
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmEducational Sessions
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmBeverage Break (complimentary)
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmEducational Sessions
5:00 pm - 6:30 pmOpening of Exhibits/Reception (complimentary buffet)
FRIDAY, JULY 22
7:00 am - 7:00 pmSymposium Registration
7:00 am - 7:00 pmPosters on Display
7:15 am - 7:45 am"Walk & Talk" Around the Lake (optional - non-certified)
7:30 am - 8:00 amContinental Breakfast (complimentary)
8:00 am - 9:30 amEducational Sessions
9:00 am - 6:00 pmNNPS Store
9:00 am - 4:00 pmBook Displays & Sales
9:00 am - 1:00 pmExhibits
9:30 am - 10:00 amBeverage Break (complimentary)
10:00 am - 11:30 amEducational Sessions
11:30 am - 1:00 pmBag Lunch Served in Exhibit Hall (complimentary)
12:15 pm - 1:45 pmChallenges In Care Panel (optional)
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmEducational Session
3:00 pm - 3:15 pmBeverage & Snack Break (complimentary)
3:15 pm - 6:15 pmWorkshops (optional)
3:15 pm - 4:45 pmEducational Session
4:45 pm - 5:15 pmAuthors Present Posters (complimentary beverages)
5:30 pm - 6:15 pmIntensive Educational Sessions
6:30 pm - 8:00 pmDinner Session (optional)
SATURDAY, JULY 23
7:00 am - 5:00 pmSymposium Registration
7:00 am - 5:00 pmPosters on Display
7:30 am - 10:30 amWorkshops (optional)
9:00 am - 6:00 pmNNPS Store
9:00 am - 12:00 pmExhibits/Book Displays & Sales
9:00 am - 10:30 amEducational Sessions
10:30 am - 12:00 pmBrunch Served in Exhibit Hall (complimentary)
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmEducational Sessions
1:00 pm - 1:30 pmAuthors Present Posters (complimentary beverages)
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmEducational Sessions
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmAuthors Present Posters (complimentary beverages)
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmEducational Sessions
6:00 pm+Twilight's Highlights (free time to enjoy the area)
6:00 pm - 9:00 pmDon Watson & the Vail Valley Band (complimentary entertainment)
SUNDAY, JULY 24
7:00 am - 12:00 pmSymposium Registration
7:00 am - 10:00 amPosters on Display
7:00 am - 7:30 amHome "Stretch" (optional - non-certified)
7:30 am - 8:00 amAuthors Present Posters (complimentary continental breakfast)
8:00 am - 11:15 amEducational Seminar (optional)
8:00 am - 9:30 amEducational Sessions
9:00 am - 1:00 pmNNPS Store
9:30 am - 9:45 amBeverage Break (complimentary)
10:00 am - 11:00 amEducational Sessions

Live Virtual symposium schedule

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(All times are in Mountain Time Zone)
WEDNESDAY, JULY 8
TimeCodeEventSpeakerCE Credit / Rx Credit
8:30 am - 10:00 amPre 1Mental Wellness for Nurse Practitioners: The Era of Covid-19 (optional)Eileen O'Grady1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx
10:30 am - 12:00 pmPre 2Bugs & Drugs: The Antibiotic Review for Nurse Practitioners (optional)E. Monee' Reed1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx
Pre 3Promoting Resilience by Recognizing and Treating Frailty (optional)Michal Boyd1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx
1:30 pm - 3:30 pmPre 4Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits - Update 2019-20 (optional)Theresa Mallick-Searle2.0 CE / 2.0 Rx
3:45 pm - 4:45 pmPre 6Managing Pulmonary Issues in the Primary Care Setting: COPD and Community Acquired Pneumonia (optional)Steven E. Lommatzsch1.0 CE / 0.5 Rx
Pre 8Applications of EBP and Psychiatric Medication Management for Anxiety in the Primary Care Setting (optional)Margaret Emerson1.0 CE / 0.5 Rx
5:00 pm - 6:00 pmPre 9Salicylate and Acetaminophen Poisonings: It's Easy to Miss! (optional)Nancy Denke1.0 CE / 1.0 Rx
Pre 10Update: The Latest Research & Guidelines for Dietary Interventions to Prevent Food Allergy (optional)Sherry Coleman Collins1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx
Pre 11Diabetes Technology - Meters, CGM, Insulin Pumps (optional)Lora Page1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx
6:15 pm - 7:45 pmPre 12Psychodermatoses (optional)Peggy Vernon1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx
THURSDAY, JULY 9
TimeCodeEventSpeakerCE Credit; Rx Credit
8:00 am - 9:30 amA1Contact Dermatitis and Sherlock HolmesMelodie S. Young1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx
A2Cardio-Oncology: What Do Nurse Practitioners Need to Know about the Cardiovascular Complications of Cancer Treatment?Laura Zitella1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx
A3Practical Tips for Addressing Our Patient's Weight Concerns: Changing the Conversation for Lasting WellnessLeslie P. Schilling1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx
A4Sneak Peak: The 2020 CDC STI GuidelinesAlison Marshall1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx
A5Pediatric Sleep Apnea & Narcolepsy: Hiding Behind Common Medical DiagnosisStacy Whitehead1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx
A6Genetics and Genomics: Back to the BasicsGeorgie Cusack
Sharon Flynn
1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx
A7Six Legal Things All NP Preceptors Need to KnowCarolyn Buppert1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx
10:00 am - 11:00 amKNKeynote Address: The Power of Humor: Find Your Ahahaha Moments!Nancy Norton1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmB1Integrative Approach to Chronic Disease ManagementPaula Marchionda
Kathleen Hall
1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx
B2Gas Station Drugs: Your Starter KitNancy Denke1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx
B3What Has Changed in Early Detection of Kidney Disease?Barbara Malone1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx
B4Pregnancy Induced Cardiomyopathy: A Case Study of Heart Failure Over 20+ YearsTeresa B. Durden1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx
B5Outpatient Treatment of Pediatric Minor BurnsDebbie Harrell1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx
B6The Immunocompromised Patient and Antimicrobial TherapyNancy Munro1.5 CE / 1.125 Rx
B7Dealing with Difficult People in the Workplace: When to Call an AttorneyEileen O'Grady
Carolyn Buppert
1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmC1Abuse Prevention vs Abuse Potential: Suboxone, Methadone, and MoreNancy Balch1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx
C2Primary Headaches: Updates in Diagnosis & TreatmentTheresa Mallick-Searle1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx
C3Discussing Advance Directives: Purely Practical PearlsMartha Moneypenny1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx
C4Managing LARC Side EffectsAlison Marshall1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx
C5Pediatric Hematology PrimerPaige Johnson1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx
C6Atrial Fibrillation: From Primary to Acute CareKristine Scordo1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx
C7Practicing Playful PresenceNancy Norton1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx
FRIDAY, JULY 10
TimeCodeEventSpeakerCE Credit; Rx Credit
8:00 am - 9:30 amD1How to Manage Care for Complex Transgender Patients in Primary CareDeborah Tuffield
Patricia Bursnall
1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx
D2Cardiobetes: The New Focus on Effective Type 2 Diabetes ManagementChristine Kessler1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx
D3Immunology and Pharmacology in DermatologyMelodie S. Young1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx
D4Herpes: Current Research, Diagnosis and ManagementAlison Marshall1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx
D5Pediatric Oncology for the Primary Care Provider: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Co-ManagementPatricia Cullen1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx
D6Pharmacogenomics: What Is Your Patient Telling You?Georgie Cusack
Sharon Flynn
1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx
D7Practice Management: Legal, Risk Management and Financial BasicsCarolyn Buppert1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx
10:00 am - 11:30 amE1It's Not a Spider Bite, it's MRSA!Kristine Scordo1.5 CE / 1.125 Rx
E2Need to Know: Nutrition Basics for Busy ProvidersMelissa Davis1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx
E3Killer or Filler: What Happens to Patients when Illicit Substances Are Cut for Profit?Nancy Balch1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx
E4Colposcopic Examination of the Lower Genital Track 2.0Kristina M. Tocce1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx
E5Clinical Assessment and Management of Youth on the Autism SpectrumSonya Montgomery1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx
E6Cancer Immunotherapy: What Do Non-Oncology Nurse Practitioners Need to Know?Laura Zitella1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx
E7Telehealth Solutions: The Practitioners' Guide to Best Practices and Positive Outcomes (Repeated as N7 on Saturday)Pamela Ograbisz1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx
2:00 pm - 3:00 pmF1What Makes a Good Leader GREAT! Applying Evidence Based Principles in NP LeadershipApril Kapu
Pam Jones
1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx
3:15 pm - 4:45 pmG1Legislative Update: MACRA - How MIPS and APMs Affect NPs, Your Practice and Your PatientsAshby Wolfe1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx
5:30 pm - 6:15 pmH1Treating Chronic Pain in the Opioid Epidemic: An Integrated Primary Care ModelTanya R. Sorrell
Mary Weber
0.75 CE / 0.1875 Rx
H2Nurse Practitioner-led Healthcare Model for Curbside CareMichael Sanchez
Adrian Mesa
0.75 CE / 0.1875 Rx
H3Vulvar ItchingJessica Pettigrew0.75 CE / 0.0 Rx
H4Trauma Leaves a Trace: The ACE Study and BeyondSonya Montgomery0.75 CE / 0.0 Rx
H5Making an Impact: Creating and Maintaining a Pre-surgical Prehabilitation and Optimization Clinic for High Risk Elective Surgery PatientsLaura Hildebrand
Julie Deters
0.75 CE / 0.0 Rx
6:30 pm - 8:00 pmJ1Menopause: Dilemmas and Options (optional)Jan Shepherd1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx
SATURDAY, JULY 11
TimeCodeEventSpeakerCE Credit; Rx Credit
9:00 am - 10:30 amL1Metabolic Syndrome 2020: What Do We Know & How Do We InterveneChristine Kessler1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx
L2Pulmonary Hypertension - Beyond the BasicsKeith Volk
Carla Hall
1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx
L3Fathers Matter: Preconception Health CounselingSylvia Metzger1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx
12:00 pm - 1:00 pmM1Skin Cancers: Recognition and Management for the Primary Care ProviderEmily Reynolds1.0 CE / 0.25 Rx
M2ACE: Access, Care Coordination, and Evidence-Based Practice to Enhance Integration of Behavioral Health in Primary CareSarah Stalder
Mary Weber
1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx
M3Eating Patterns and Diabetes Prevention: Recommendations, Research and Real WorldJoanna Mitri1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx
M4Early Diagnosis and Management for Better Long-term Outcomes: Endometriosis, Hypothyroidism and PCOSKristin Demmert
Laura Thomas
1.0 CE / 0.25 Rx
M5Human Trafficking: Identifying and Treating Victims in the Clinical SettingJessica Peck1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx
M6Interstitial Lung Disease: Understanding the Word Salad of ILDAmen Sergew1.0 CE / 0.50 Rx
M7Mitigating Workplace Violence and De-Escalation TechniquesNycole Oliver1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx
1:30 pm - 3:00 pmN1Thyroid Function Disorders: Hyperthyroidism and HypothyroidismMichael T. McDermott,1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx
N2The Neurological Exam: From Theory to Practice (Repeated as P1 on Sunday)Bruce Morgenstern1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx
N3Vaping: Better than Tobacco Smoking?Ronald Balkissoon1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx
N4Postpartum DepressionJennifer S. Hyer1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx
N5Holistic Health Impacts of Social Media Use on Children: Emerging Care Trends in an iGen WorldJessica Peck1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx
N6Delirium in the ICU and Post-ICU SyndromeKasey Bowden
Robin Saiki
1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx
N7Telehealth Solutions: The Practitioners’ Guide to Best Practices and Positive Outcomes (Repeat of Friday E7)Pamela Ograbisz1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx
3:30 pm - 5:00 pmO1Pituitary Disorders: Evaluation and ManagementMichael T. McDermott1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx
O2Neurology Cornucopia! Practical Approaches to the Five Most Common Neurological ConditionsBruce Morgenstern1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx
O3Dermatology Pearls for the Primary Care ProviderEmily Reynolds1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx
O4Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Polycystic Ovary SyndromeJan Shepherd1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx
O5Evidence-based/Cost Effective Use of Labs in the Pediatric Office SettingJames Harrington1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx
O6Complex 12 Lead ECG's: Avoiding Satisfaction of SearchJoan King1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx
5:15 pm - 6:15 pmSF2COVID-19: Update for Healthcare Providers (optional - Special Feature)Henry Masur1.0 CE / 0.25 Rx
SUNDAY, JULY 12
TimeCodeEventSpeakerCE Credit; Rx Credit
8:00 am - 9:30 amP1The Neurological Exam: From Theory to Practice (Repeat of Saturday N2)Bruce Morgenstern1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx
P2Cutting Through the Hype: Cannabinoids in Clinical PracticeTheresa Mallick-Searle1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx
P3Responding to Your Female Patients’ Sexual ConcernsJan Shepherd1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx
P4One Pill Can Kill: A Look at the Poisoned Pediatric PatientNancy Denke1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx
P5Coagulopathies in Primary and Acute CarePol-Andre Senecal1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx
9:45 am - 10:45 amQ1Heart Failure Management Strategies in the Outpatient Setting: Implications for Nurse PractitionersK. Melissa Smith Hayes
Nicole Dellise
1.0 CE / 0.50 Rx
Q2What to Order When: An Orthopedic AdventureKareem Sobky1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx
Q3Maternal Mortality Review: Understanding the Data and Creating SolutionsE. Brie Thumm1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx
Q4Infestations, Bites, and StingsPeggy Vernon1.0 CE / 0.50 Rx
Q5Acute Care Reimbursement UpdateNancy Munro1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx

Live Virtual symposium session information

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july, 2020

08jul8:30 am10:00 amMental Wellness for Nurse Practitioners: The Era of Covid-19 (Optional)Pre 18:30 am - 10:00 am MDT Speaker: Eileen O'Grady CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx

08jul10:30 am12:00 pmBugs & Drugs: The Antibiotic Review for Nurse Practitioners (optional)Pre 210:30 am - 12:00 pm MDT Speaker: E. Monee' Reed CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx

08jul10:30 am12:00 pmPromoting Resilience by Recognizing and Treating Frailty (optional)Pre 310:30 am - 12:00 pm MDT Speaker: Michal Boyd CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx

08jul1:30 pm3:30 pmPain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits - Update 2019-20 (optional)Pre 41:30 pm - 3:30 pm MDT Speaker: Theresa Mallick-Searle CE Credit / Rx Credit: 2.0 CE / 2.0 Rx

08jul3:45 pm4:45 pmManaging Pulmonary Issues in the Primary Care Setting: COPD and Community Acquired Pneumonia (optional)Pre 63:45 pm - 4:45 pm MDT Speaker: Steven E. Lommatzsch CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.0 CE / 0.5 Rx

08jul3:45 pm4:45 pmApplications of EBP and Psychiatric Medication Management (optional) for Anxiety in the Primary Care Setting (optional)Pre 83:45 pm - 4:45 pm MDT Speaker: Margaret Emerson CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.0 CE / 0.5 Rx

08jul5:00 pm6:00 pmSalicylate and Acetaminophen Poisonings: It's Easy to Miss! (optional)Pre 95:00 pm - 6:00 pm MDT Speaker: Nancy Denke CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.0 CE / 1.0 Rx

08jul5:00 pm6:00 pmUpdate: The Latest Research & Guidelines for Dietary Interventions to Prevent Food Allergy (optional)Pre 105:00 pm - 6:00 pm MDT Speaker: Sherry Coleman Collins CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx

08jul5:00 pm6:00 pmDiabetes Technology - Meters, CGM, Insulin Pumps (optional)Pre 115:00 pm - 6:00 pm MDT Speaker: Lora Page CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx

08jul6:15 pm7:45 pmPsychodermatoses (optional)Pre 126:15 pm - 7:45 pm MDT Speaker: Peggy Vernon CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx

09jul8:00 am9:30 amContact Dermatitis and Sherlock HolmesA18:00 am - 9:30 am MDT Speaker: Melodie S. Young CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx

09jul8:00 am9:30 amCardio-Oncology: What Do Nurse Practitioners Need to Know about the Cardiovascular Complications of Cancer Treatment?A28:00 am - 9:30 am MDT Speaker: Laura Zitella CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx

09jul8:00 am9:30 amPractical Tips for Addressing Our Patient's Weight Concerns: Changing the Conversation for Lasting WellnessA38:00 am - 9:30 am MDT Speaker: Leslie P. Schilling CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx

09jul8:00 am9:30 amSneak Peak: The 2020 CDC STI GuidelinesA48:00 am - 9:30 am MDT Speaker: Alison Marshall CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx

09jul8:00 am9:30 amPediatric Sleep Apnea & Narcolepsy: Hiding Behind Common Medical DiagnosisA58:00 am - 9:30 am MDT Speaker: Stacy Whitehead CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx

09jul8:00 am9:30 amGenetics and Genomics: Back to the BasicsA68:00 am - 9:30 am MDT Speaker: Georgie Cusack & Sharon Flynn CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx

09jul8:00 am9:30 amSix Legal Things All NP Preceptors Need to KnowA78:00 am - 9:30 am MDT Speaker: Carolyn Buppert CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx

09jul10:00 am11:00 amKeynote Address: The Power of Humor: Find Your Ahahaha Moments!KN10:00 am - 11:00 am MDT Speaker: Nancy Norton CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx

09jul1:00 pm3:00 pmIntegrative Approach to Chronic Disease ManagementB11:00 pm - 3:00 pm MDT Speaker: Paula Marchionda & Kathleen Hall CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx

09jul1:00 pm3:00 pmGas Station Drugs: Your Starter KitB21:00 pm - 3:00 pm MDT Speaker: Nancy Denke CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx

09jul1:00 pm3:00 pmWhat Has Changed in Early Detection of Kidney Disease?B31:00 pm - 3:00 pm MDT Speaker: Barbara Malone CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx

09jul1:00 pm3:00 pmPregnancy Induced Cardiomyopathy: A Case Study of Heart Failure Over 20+ YearsB41:00 pm - 3:00 pm MDT Speaker: Teresa B. Durden CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx

09jul1:00 pm3:00 pmOutpatient Treatment of Pediatric Minor BurnsB51:00 pm - 3:00 pm MDT Speaker: Debbie Harrell CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx

09jul1:00 pm3:00 pmThe Immunocompromised Patient and Antimicrobial TherapyB61:00 pm - 3:00 pm MDT Speaker: Nancy Munro CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 1.125 Rx

09jul1:00 pm3:00 pmDealing with Difficult People in the Workplace: When to Call an AttorneyB71:00 pm - 3:00 pm MDT Speaker: Eileen O'Grady & Carolyn Buppert CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx

09jul3:30 pm5:00 pmAbuse Prevention vs Abuse Potential: Suboxone, Methadone, and MoreC13:30 pm - 5:00 pm MDT Speaker: Nancy Balch CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx

09jul3:30 pm5:00 pmPrimary Headaches: Updates in Diagnosis & TreatmentC23:30 pm - 5:00 pm MDT Speaker: Theresa Mallick-Searle CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx

09jul3:30 pm5:00 pmDiscussing Advance Directives: Purely Practical PearlsC33:30 pm - 5:00 pm MDT Speaker: Martha Moneypenny CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx

09jul3:30 pm5:00 pmManaging LARC Side EffectsC43:30 pm - 5:00 pm MDT Speaker: Alison Marshall CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx

09jul3:30 pm5:00 pmPediatric Hematology PrimerC53:30 pm - 5:00 pm MDT Speaker: Paige Johnson CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx

09jul3:30 pm5:00 pmAtrial Fibrillation: From Primary to Acute CareC63:30 pm - 5:00 pm MDT Speaker: Kristine Scordo CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx

09jul3:30 pm5:00 pmPracticing Playful PresenceC73:30 pm - 5:00 pm MDT Speaker: Nancy Norton CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx

10jul8:00 am9:30 amHow to Manage Care for Complex Transgender Patients in Primary CareD18:00 am - 9:30 am MDT Speaker: Deborah Tuffield & Patricia Bursnall CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx

10jul8:00 am9:30 amCardiobetes: The New Focus on Effective Type 2 Diabetes ManagementD28:00 am - 9:30 am MDT Speaker: Christine Kessler CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx

10jul8:00 am9:30 amImmunology and Pharmacology in DermatologyD38:00 am - 9:30 am MDT Speaker: Melodie S. Young CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx

10jul8:00 am9:30 amHerpes: Current Research, Diagnosis and ManagementD48:00 am - 9:30 am MDT Speaker: Alison Marshall CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx

10jul8:00 am9:30 amPediatric Oncology for the Primary Care Provider: Assessment, Diagnosis, and Co-ManagementD58:00 am - 9:30 am MDT Speaker: Patricia Cullen CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx

10jul8:00 am9:30 amPharmacogenomics: What Is Your Patient Telling You?D68:00 am - 9:30 am MDT Speaker: Georgie Cusack & Sharon Flynn CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx

10jul8:00 am9:30 amPractice Management: Legal, Risk Management and Financial BasicsD78:00 am - 9:30 am MDT Speaker: Carolyn Buppert CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx

10jul10:00 am11:30 amIt's Not a Spider Bite, it's MRSA!E110:00 am - 11:30 am MDT Speaker: Kristine Scordo CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 1.125 Rx

10jul10:00 am11:30 amNeed to Know: Nutrition Basics for Busy ProvidersE210:00 am - 11:30 am MDT Speaker: Melissa Davis CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx

10jul10:00 am11:30 amKiller or Filler: What Happens to Patients when Illicit Substances Are Cut for Profit?E310:00 am - 11:30 am MDT Speaker: Nancy Balch CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx

10jul10:00 am11:30 amColposcopic Examination of the Lower Genital Track 2.0E410:00 am - 11:30 am MDT Speaker: Kristina M. Tocce CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx

10jul10:00 am11:30 amClinical Assessment and Management of Youth on the Autism SpectrumE510:00 am - 11:30 am MDT Speaker: Sonya Montgomery CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx

10jul10:00 am11:30 amCancer Immunotherapy: What Do Non-Oncology Nurse Practitioners Need to Know?E610:00 am - 11:30 am MDT Speaker: Laura Zitella CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx

10jul10:00 am11:30 amTelehealth Solutions: The Practitioners' Guide to Best Practices and Positive Outcomes (Repeated as N7 on Saturday)E710:00 am - 11:30 am MDT Speaker: Pamela Ograbisz CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx

10jul2:00 pm3:00 pmWhat Makes a Good Leader GREAT! Applying Evidence Based Principles in NP LeadershipF12:00 pm - 3:00 pm MDT Speaker: April Kapu & Pam Jones CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx

10jul3:15 pm4:45 pmLegislative Update: MACRA - How MIPS and APMs Affect NPs, Your Practice and Your PatientsG13:15 pm - 4:45 pm MDT Speaker: Ashby Wolfe CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx

10jul5:30 pm6:15 pmTreating Chronic Pain in the Opioid Epidemic: An Integrated Primary Care ModelH15:30 pm - 6:15 pm MDT Speaker: Tanya R. Sorrell & Mary Weber CE Credit / Rx Credit: 0.75 CE / 0.1875 Rx

10jul5:30 pm6:15 pmNurse Practitioner-led Healthcare Model for Curbside CareH25:30 pm - 6:15 pm MDT Speaker: Michael Sanchez & Adrian Mesa CE Credit / Rx Credit: 0.75 CE / 0.1875 Rx

10jul5:30 pm6:15 pmVulvar ItchingH35:30 pm - 6:15 pm MDT Speaker: Jessica Pettigrew CE Credit / Rx Credit: 0.75 CE / 0.0 Rx

10jul5:30 pm6:15 pmTrauma Leaves a Trace: The ACE Study and BeyondH45:30 pm - 6:15 pm MDT Speaker: Sonya Montgomery CE Credit / Rx Credit: 0.75 CE / 0.0 Rx

10jul5:30 pm6:15 pmMaking an Impact: Creating and Maintaining a Pre-surgical Prehabilitation and Optimization Clinic for High Risk Elective Surgery PatientsH55:30 pm - 6:15 pm MDT Speaker: Laura Hildebrand & Julie Deters CE Credit / Rx Credit: 0.75 CE / 0.0 Rx

10jul6:30 pm8:00 pmMenopause: Dilemmas and Options (optional)J16:30 pm - 8:00 pm MDT Speaker: Jan Shepherd CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx

11jul9:00 am10:30 amMetabolic Syndrome 2020: What Do We Know & How Do We InterveneL19:00 am - 10:30 am MDT Speaker: Christine Kessler CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx

11jul9:00 am10:30 amPulmonary Hypertension - Beyond the BasicsL29:00 am - 10:30 am MDT Speaker: Keith Volk & Carla Hall CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx

11jul9:00 am10:30 amFathers Matter: Preconception Health CounselingL39:00 am - 10:30 am MDT Speaker: Sylvia Metzger CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx

11jul12:00 pm1:00 pmSkin Cancers: Recognition and Management for the Primary Care ProviderM112:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT Speaker: Emily Reynolds CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.0 CE / 0.25 Rx

11jul12:00 pm1:00 pmACE: Access, Care Coordination, and Evidence-Based Practice to Enhance Integration of Behavioral Health in Primary CareM212:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT Speaker: Sarah Stalder & Mary Weber CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx

11jul12:00 pm1:00 pmEating Patterns and Diabetes Prevention: Recommendations, Research and Real WorldM312:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT Speaker: Joanna Mitri CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx

11jul12:00 pm1:00 pmEarly Diagnosis and Management for Better Long-term Outcomes: Endometriosis, Hypothyroidism and PCOSM412:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT Speaker: Kristin Demmert & Laura Thomas CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.0 CE / 0.25 Rx

11jul12:00 pm1:00 pmHuman Trafficking: Identifying and Treating Victims in the Clinical SettingM512:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT Speaker: Jessica Peck CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx

11jul12:00 pm1:00 pmInterstitial Lung Disease: Understanding the Word Salad of ILDM612:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT Speaker: Amen Sergew CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.0 CE / 0.50 Rx

11jul12:00 pm1:00 pmMitigating Workplace Violence and De-Escalation TechniquesM712:00 pm - 1:00 pm MDT Speaker: Nycole Oliver CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx

11jul1:30 pm3:00 pmThyroid Function Disorders: Hyperthyroidism and HypothyroidismN11:30 pm - 3:00 pm MDT Speaker: Michael T. McDermott CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx

11jul1:30 pm3:00 pmThe Neurological Exam: From Theory to Practice (Repeated as P1 on Sunday)N21:30 pm - 3:00 pm MDT Speaker: Bruce Morgenstern CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx

11jul1:30 pm3:00 pmVaping: Better than Tobacco Smoking?N31:30 pm - 3:00 pm MDT Speaker: Ronald Balkissoon CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx

11jul1:30 pm3:00 pmPostpartum DepressionN41:30 pm - 3:00 pm MDT Speaker: Jennifer S. Hyer CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx

11jul1:30 pm3:00 pmHolistic Health Impacts of Social Media Use on Children: Emerging Care Trends in an iGen WorldN51:30 pm - 3:00 pm MDT Speaker: Jessica Peck CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx

11jul1:30 pm3:00 pmDelirium in the ICU and Post-ICU SyndromeN61:30 pm - 3:00 pm MDT Speaker: Kasey Bowden & Robin Saiki CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx

11jul1:30 pm3:00 pmTelehealth Solutions: The Practitioners’ Guide to Best Practices and Positive Outcomes (Repeat of Friday E7)N71:30 pm - 3:00 pm MDT Speaker: Pamela Ograbisz CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx

11jul3:30 pm5:00 pmPituitary Disorders: Evaluation and ManagementO13:30 pm - 5:00 pm MDT Speaker: Michael T. McDermott CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx

11jul3:30 pm5:00 pmNeurology Cornucopia! Practical Approaches to the Five Most Common Neurological ConditionsO23:30 pm - 5:00 pm MDT Speaker: Bruce Morgenstern CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx

11jul3:30 pm5:00 pmDermatology Pearls for the Primary Care ProviderO33:30 pm - 5:00 pm MDT Speaker: Emily Reynolds CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx

11jul3:30 pm5:00 pmEverything You Ever Wanted to Know About Polycystic Ovary SyndromeO43:30 pm - 5:00 pm MDT Speaker: Jan Shepherd CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx

11jul3:30 pm5:00 pmEvidence-based/Cost Effective Use of Labs in the Pediatric Office SettingO53:30 pm - 5:00 pm MDT Speaker: James Harrington CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx

11jul3:30 pm5:00 pmComplex 12 Lead ECG's: Avoiding Satisfaction of SearchO63:30 pm - 5:00 pm MDT Speaker: Joan King CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx

11jul5:15 pm6:15 pmCOVID-19: Update for Healthcare Providers (optional - Special Feature)SF25:15 pm - 6:15 pm MDT Speaker: Henry Masur CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.0 CE / 0.25 Rx

12jul8:00 am9:30 amThe Neurological Exam: From Theory to Practice (Repeat of Saturday N2)P18:00 am - 9:30 am MDT Speaker: Bruce Morgenstern CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.0 Rx

12jul8:00 am9:30 amCutting Through the Hype: Cannabinoids in Clinical PracticeP28:00 am - 9:30 am MDT Speaker: Theresa Mallick-Searle CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx

12jul8:00 am9:30 amResponding to Your Female Patients’ Sexual ConcernsP38:00 am - 9:30 am MDT Speaker: Jan Shepherd CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.75 Rx

12jul8:00 am9:30 amOne Pill Can Kill: A Look at the Poisoned Pediatric PatientP48:00 am - 9:30 am MDT Speaker: Nancy Denke CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 1.5 Rx

12jul8:00 am9:30 amCoagulopathies in Primary and Acute CareP58:00 am - 9:30 am MDT Speaker: Pol-Andre Senecal CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.5 CE / 0.375 Rx

12jul9:45 am10:45 amHeart Failure Management Strategies in the Outpatient Setting: Implications for Nurse PractitionersQ19:45 am - 10:45 am MDT Speaker: K. Melissa Smith Hayes & Nicole Dellise CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.0 CE / 0.50 Rx

12jul9:45 am10:45 amWhat to Order When: An Orthopedic AdventureQ29:45 am - 10:45 am MDT Speaker: Kareem Sobky CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx

12jul9:45 am10:45 amMaternal Mortality Review: Understanding the Data and Creating SolutionsQ39:45 am - 10:45 am MDT Speaker: E. Brie Thumm CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx

12jul9:45 am10:45 amInfestations, Bites, and StingsQ49:45 am - 10:45 am MDT Speaker: Peggy Vernon CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.0 CE / 0.50 Rx

12jul9:45 am10:45 amAcute Care Reimbursement UpdateQ59:45 am - 10:45 am MDT Speaker: Nancy Munro CE Credit / Rx Credit: 1.0 CE / 0.0 Rx

Speakers & TopicS

An overview of confirmed speakers and topics. Please check back for additional updates.

KEYNOTE: April Kapu, DNP, RN, ACNP- BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN

Jennifer S. Hyer, MD

Christine Kessler, MN, CNS, ANP, BC-ADM, CDTC, FAANP

Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FCCM

Alison Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP-C

Michael T. McDermott, MD

Eileen O’Grady, PhD, RN, ANP-BC

Kristine Scordo, PhD, RN, ACNP-BC, FAANP

Jan Shepherd, MD, FACOG

Kristina M. Tocce, MD, MPH

Elizabeth A. VandeWaa, PhD

Peggy Vernon, RN, MA, C-PNP, DCNP, FAANP

Denise Abdoo, PhD, CPNP, MSN

Anastasia Albanese-O’Neill, PhD, APRN/PNP-BC, CDCES

Lakshi Aldredge, MSN, RN, ANP-BC

Angel Anthamatten, DNP, FNP-BC

Janhavi Athale, MD

Jennifer Barker, MD

Lisa Bero, PhD

Leslie Boles, CCS, CPC, CPMA, CHC, CPC-I 

Kasey Bowden, MSN, FNP, AG-ACNP

Heather Boykin, DNP, ANP-BC

Jon M. Braverman, MD

Jessica Camacho, MD

Eric G. Campbell, PhD

Heather Carroll, FNP

Elizabeth Carver, DNP, FNP, CNE

Kenny Chan, MD

Beth D. Darnall, PhD

Tracy Daum, DNP, CRNP

Nancy Denke, DNP, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, FAEN, CEN, CCRN

Angela DeRosa, DO MBA CPE

Katie Dickerman, MSN, ANP-BC

Alexandra Edwards, MA

Annika Ehrlich, MS, FNP-C, AQH, CNRN

Vicki Filz, BSN, RN, MSN, FNP-BC

Douglas N. Fish, PharmD, FCCM, FCCP, FIDP, FASHP, BCCCP

Ronda Franke, DNP, CPNP-PC, PMHNP

Ann Galloway, PhD, FNP-C

Mini George, DNP, FNP-C, RNFA

Fayez Ghishan, MD

Martin Gnoni, MD

Jane E. Gross, MD, PhD

Christopher R. Hemmer, DNP, ANP, ONP-C, FAANP

Michael Horne, MBA, DNP, AGNP-BC

Zohra M. Hussaini, MSN, FNP-BC, MBA

Heather J. Jackson, PhD, FNP-BC, NEA-BC, FAANP

Jennifer Koehl, PharmD

Rachel Kurzdorfer, BSN, RN, CEN

Tamara Link, DNP, FNP-BC

Joseph Lyon, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC 

Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, PMGT-BC, ANP

Vincent Markovchick, MD

Andrew Miller, MA, LPCC

Martha Moneypenny, NP, ACHPN

Maria Moreira, MD

Rustain L. Morgan, MD, MS

Maureen Moriarty, DNP, ANP-BC, FAHS, FAANP

Nancy Munro, RN, MN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP

Robert Murphy

Amy Nordon-Craft, DSC, PT

Jessica Peck, DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP, FAAN

Kerry Peterson, PhD, DNP, PMHNP-BC

Jessica Pettigrew, RN, MSN, CNM

Marilyn Pierce-Bulger, FNP, CNM, MN

Courtney Pitts, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, FAANP

E. Monee’ Reed, DNP, MA, APRN, ACNP-BC

Jennifer Rodgers, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP

M. Eric Rodgers, RN, PhD, FNP-BC

Erik Rubach, MSN, ACNP-BC

Nancy Rudner, DrPH, MPH, MSN, APRN

Kandace L. Shepherd, MS, PA-C

Laurel Short, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

Laura Thomas, DNP, APRN-BC, WHNP-BC

Michelle Wade, MSN/Ed, APRN, NP-C, ACNPC-AG

Laura Wassmuth, JD

Karen Williams, DNP, FNP-BC

Stephanie Wright, DO

Laura B. Xanders, FNP-BC

Acute Care

Adult/Geriatric

Dermatology

Pediatric

Professional Development

Women’s Health

Allergies

Anxiety

Business Practice

Cardiology

Contraception

Dermatology

Diagnostics

Endocrinology

Gastroenterology

Geriatrics

Gynecology

Hematology

Imaging

Infectious Disease

Legislation

Mental Health

Neurology

Nutrition

Obesity

Oncology

Orthopedics

Pain

Palliative Care

Pediatrics

Pharmacology

Professional Development

Pulmonary

Radiology

Respiratory

Self-care

Technology 

Trauma

Vaccination

Women’s Health 

Wound Care

Rocky Mountain RetreaT

Nurse Practitioner Wellness: A Rocky Mountain Self-Care Retreat to Promote YOUR Wellbeing
July 19-20, 2022
Keystone Ranch & Keystone Conference Center Keystone, Colorado

Accreditation

9.5 CE hours will be awarded to those that attend the entire retreat (partial credit is not available) and complete the required evaluations. Certificates of completion will be offered through Joint Accreditation (ACCME, ACPE, ANCC) and AANP, with acceptance of pertinent content by AAPA, ACNM and NAPNAP

Modern American health care is challenging on so many levels, and places unique demands on Nurse Practitioners who often give to others while their own needs go unmet. This retreat is designed for the over-deployed NP who may feel their life is not their own.  It will provide specific tools to reclaim your well-being and instill rejuvenation in your work, your relationships, and your continuing self-development. 

  • Do you have no space in your life to do the things that you genuinely want to be doing?
  • Are you looking for ways to confront a lifestyle or work that is far too stressful?
  • Do you have a hard time saying NO without feeling guilty?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, then this retreat is for you!

With this day and a half retreat you will:

  • Discover the science of human well-being and apply it to YOUR life
  • Gather motivation and set goals to make changes that serve YOU
  • Use your core strengths in new ways
  • Interrupt the patterns that add stress to your life
  • Set boundaries and create your own personal policies
  • Discover how to grow wise instead of just growing old
    …..and much more!

You, your loved ones and your patients are best served when you place your own wellbeing as a first priority for healthy relationships and your own effectiveness. This retreat will help you assume the role of CEO of your own life,  to design the kind of life and work you deserve. 

The purpose of the retreat is to singularly focus on your personal and professional growth in caring for the self, which will allow each attendee to build a plan that reflects their most important values. Each person will leave with a sense of duty to make their own health, wellness and wholeness, not only possible, but a priority.

Gratitude from previous attendees:

“This retreat was life changing for me.  I am going to set boundaries with my boss. I wish I did this years ago. “

“With the tools provided by Eileen in this retreat, I will face my fears and request the dignity and respect that I and my team deserve. “

“This was the most helpful session of the entire conference.”

“Great balance of activities involving response and lecture. Thought provoking and definitely worth the time invested. Great setting as well – LOVED the ranch!”

“Outstanding speaker and pre-conference. Very rewarding experience.”

All retreat participants will receive a complimentary copy of, Choosing Wellness: Unconventional Wisdom for the Overwhelmed, the Discouraged, the Addicted, the Fearful, or the Stuck.

CHOOSING WELLNESS is an honest, powerful series of essays for the legions of Americans who struggle to lose weight, shed stress, relieve anxiety, overcome addiction, manage their chronic illness, or just get unstuck from their unhealthy lifestyles. Written with light humor, deep sincerity, and stark vulnerability, it blends scientific expertise with a wide lens that embraces traditional healthcare, with the wisdom gleaned from personal experience and decades of patient success.

TUESDAY, JULY 19
8:00 am – 8:30 amRegistration (located at Keystone Conference Center)
8:30 amShuttle Departure from Conference Center to Keystone Ranch
9:00 am – 12:00 pmSelf Care and Building the Life We Want
10:30 am – 10:45 amBeverage Break (complimentary)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pmLunch (complimentary)
1:00 pm – 4:30 pmWellbeing
2:30 pm – 2:45 pmBeverage Break (complimentary)
3:30 pm – 3:45 pmMovement Break
4:30 pmShuttle Departure from Keystone Ranch to Conference Center
OvernightYou will have a small overnight assignment
WEDNESDAY, JULY 20
8:00 am – 8:30 amContinental Breakfast (complimentary – located at Keystone Conference Center)
8:30 am – 12:15 pmHow Adults GROW
10:30 am – 10:45 amBeverage Break (complimentary)
12:15 pmAdjourn

OGrady
Eileen O’Grady PhD, RN, NP

Dr. Eileen O’Grady is certified Nurse Practitioner and Wellness Coach who uses an evidence-based approach with people to reverse or entirely prevent disease.  She has been interested in healthcare since age 11 and believes deeply that more attention must be paid to getting us unstuck from lifestyles that do not support wellbeing.    

She is an expert on intentional change in adults, emphasizing the importance of extreme self-care and how to identify and remedy a life that is out of balance.  She is the founder of The School of Wellness, devoted to cultivating wisdom and self-leadership.

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Dr. O’Grady is currently editor and author of, Advanced Practice Nursing: An Integrative Approach (7th ed) (Elsevier, 2022). She has authored two other books: Intentional Therapeutic Relationships: Advancing Caring in Health Care, a how-to book on placing relationships at the center of health care (In press, 2021) with Jean Johnson and Minette Coetzee (DesTECH), and her most personal book is a collection of essays, Choosing Wellness: Unconventional Wisdom from a Conventional Nurse Practitioner for the Overwhelmed, the Discouraged, the Addicted, the Fearful, and the Stuck. (2021).   

2021 Rocky Mountain Retreat

KeyStone
Ranch

Tuesday’s (July 19) program will take place at Keystone Ranch, an original 1930’s Ranch homestead of rustic elegance, overlooking Keystone Ranch Golf Course, with spectacular views of Swan Mountain and the Ten Mile Range. Wednesday’s (July 20) program will take place at the Keystone Conference Center, a state-of-the-art facility nestled in a mountain valley in central Colorado’s high country, with the magnificent Rocky Mountains serving as the surrounding backdrop.

It is approximately 3.6 miles from the Keystone Conference Center to Keystone Ranch. A complimentary symposium shuttle will transport you between Keystone Conference Center and Keystone Ranch, however you are welcome to drive yourself if you would like to take a scenic ride at your leisure, before and after Tuesday’s program.

program committee

We would like to thank the following National Nurse Practitioner Symposium Program Committee members, and their supporting organizations, for their dedication, professionalism, expertise and countless hours in compiling the symposium agenda. The content and quality of the symposium agenda continually offers one of the finest CE programs of its kind in the country.

Michele Bielarski, RNAKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare
Dorothy Caputo, MA, BSN, RNAKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare
Nancy Denke, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAEN, CEN, CCRNToxicology Consultants of Arizona
Mary Anne Eagelston, BSN, MSN, WHCNPPrivate Consultant
Loretta C. Ford, RN, EdD, PNP, FAAN, FAANP (Honorary Committee Member)Private Consultant
Joseph Lyon, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BCStanford Health Care
Kathy Magdic, DNP, ACNP-BC, FAANPUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Nursing
Bernadette Marie Makar, MSN, NP-C, APRN-CAKH Inc., Advancing Knowledge in Healthcare
Theresa Mallick-Searle, MS, PMGT-BC, ANP-BCStanford Health Care, Division of Pain Medicine
Shirley B. McKenzie, PPCNP-BCDepartment of Defense
Katrina Mierkey, MSN, RN, CPNP-PCKids First Pediatrics
Nancy Munro, RN, MN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, FAANPPrivate Consultant
Shirley M. Pfister, RN, MS, ANP/GNPPrivate Consultant
Conrad Rios, FNP-BC, PA, MSSaint Agnes Medical Providers
Nancy Rudner, DrPH, MPH, MSN, APRNUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
Laura A. Thomas, DNP, APRN-BC, WHNP-BCCommon Spirit Health
Peggy Vernon, RN, MA, C-PNP, DCNP, FAANPCreekside Skin Care
Mary Wagner, RN, MSN, ANP (Emeritus Committee Member)Private Consultant
Cheryl A. Walker, MSN, MSBA, APRN, FNPHumanitas, Inc.

The Bridge: A Comprehensive Headache Education Program

About

Attend a seminar featuring didactic presentations and a choice of one of two workgroups.

Current pathophysiologic models will be addressed. Hear acute and preventive treatment strategies for adult and pediatric populations along with appropriate patient selection, administration (timing and route), and potential medication misuse and/or overuse concerns. Learn how to address comorbid medical complaints in appropriate medication selection and monitoring.

The American Headache Society® (AHS) Nurse Practitioner / Physician Assistant (NP/PA) Special Interest Group developed this educational offering for Primary Care Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. This comprehensive overview of migraine is delivered by Nurse Practitioner and Physician Assistant members of AHS.. 

Accreditation

4.0 CE hours will be awarded to those that attend the entire seminar (partial credit is not available) and complete the required evaluations. Certificates will be offered through Joint Accreditation (ACCME, ACPE, ANCC) and AANP, with acceptance of pertinent content by AAPA, ACNM and NAPNAP.

Seminar Leaders

Annika Ehrlich, MS, FNP-C, AQH, CNRN; Nurse Practitioner, UCSF Medical Center; San Francisco CA and Nurse Practitioner III, Neurology – Headache Center, UCSF Health; San Francisco CA

Maureen Moriarty, DNP, ANP-BC, FAHS, FAANP; Director, DNP and RN/BSN Programs, Malek School of Health Professions, Marymount University; Arlington VA and Adult Nurse Practitioner/owner, Moriarty Associates; Westminster MD

Laurel Short, DNP, APRN, FNP-C; Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Practitioner, Sunflower Medical; Roeland Park KS

Karen Williams, DNP, FNP-BC; Deputy Director, Headache Center of Excellence, Neurology, Central Virginia VA Health Care System; Richmond VA and President, KDW Health Management; Richmond VA

Laura B. Xanders, FNP-BC; Family Nurse Practitioner, Neurology, Medstar Georgetown University Hospital; Washington DC

Agenda

WEDNESDAY
JULY 20
1:30 pm – 2:00 pmDiagnosing Headache in Adults and Pediatric Patients
2:00 pm – 2:30 pmRisk Factors, Clinical Course and Barriers to Care in Adults and Pediatric Patients
2:30 pm – 3:00 pmPathophysiology
3:00 pm – 3:30 pmAcute Treatment Strategies in Adults and Pediatric Patients
3:30 pm – 3:45 pmBreak (complimentary)
3:45 pm – 4:15 pmPreventive Treatment Strategies in Adults and Pediatric Patients
4:15 pm – 5:45 pmHands-on: Behavioral strategies, acupuncture, neuromodulation devices, and procedure options (trigger point injections, nerve blocks, and botulinum toxin) for headache treatment

Past Symposia

Please click on any image below to view speakers and content from previous years.

July 8-11, 2021
July 9-12, 2020 (Virtual)
July 18-21, 2019
July 19-22, 2018
July 20-23, 2017
July 7-10, 2016
July 9-12, 2015
July 10-13, 2014
July 25-28, 2013
July 12-15, 2012
July 14-17, 2011
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