Schedule of Events

Up to 29.0 Contact Hours (19.0 CHs for onsite) 

 

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Up to 29.0 Contact Hours
(19.0 CHs for onsite) (Pharm 4.25)
Register Now! Pre-Registration ends March 20.

SUNDAY, MARCH 29

11:00 AM

NPSS 2020 REGISTRATION OPENS
(NCNA Registration desk will close at 5:00 pm today)

12:30-1:00 New Attendee Orientation
1:15-2:15 Keynote — The Voice of the NP; Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP
2:15-3:15 NC NPs Making a Difference; NC Advanced Practice Leadership Alliance Panel
3:15-3:30 Refreshment Break
3:30-4:30 Legislative Update — NCNA Lobbyists
4:30-5:30 Room for NPs; Representative Gale Adcock, RN, MSN, FNP, FAANP, FAAN

MONDAY, MARCH 30

7:00 AM NPSS 2020 REGISTRATION OPENS
(NCNA Registration desk will close at 4:30 today)
7:00-8:00 Continental Breakfast 
8:00-9:00 Historical Perspective of the NP Role in North Carolina; Michelle Taylor Skipper, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
9:00-10:30 Preparing the Next Generation of NPs - Panel
  • The One-Minute Preceptor Model with NP Students in Clinical Pratice; Susan Catchings, FNP-C
  • Supporting New NP Transition Into Practice; Anne Vail,DNP, AGNP-C
  • Experiences from the New NP in their Rookie Year of Practice; Catherine Quintana, DNP, AGNP-C
10:30-11:15 Exhibit Hall

Select Concurrent Sessions - Acute Care, Primary Care, and Leadership

11:30-12:30
ACUTE CARE
A.  Stroke: Where We’ve Been and Where We’re Going; Brittney Campbell, ANP-C
11:30-12:30
PRIMARY CARE
B.   Easy as 123, ABC: Providing Gender Affirming Hormone Therapy for Transgender Patients in the Primary Care Setting; Dr. Jen Graf-Perkins, DNP, NP-C; Shawan Pochan, CNM, MPH
11:30-12:30
LEADERSHIP
C.  Planning your Career:  Resumes, Interviews and Offers; Allison Dimsdale, DNP, NP-C, AACC, FAANP
12:30-2:15 Lunch | NP Council Meeting
Celebrating 50th Anniversary of NP Practice in North Carolina
2:30-3:30
ACUTE CARE
A.  ECMO Therapy; Lynn McGugan, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, CCRN-CSC
2:30-3:30
PRIMARY CARE
B.   PrEP, the Basics and Beyond; Karen Hicks, FNP-BC
2:30-3:30
LEADERSHIP
C.  Practice Support; Chris Weathington, NC AHEC
3:30-4:00 Exhibit Hall | Refreshment Break
4:10-5:10
ACUTE CARE
A.  An Evidence-Based Approach to Delivering Bad News in the Acute Care Setting; Terri Vickey, MSN, FNP-BC, ACHPN
4:10-5:10
PRIMARY CARE
B.  Managing Obesity in Primary Care; Amy Krebs, FNP-C; Kelli Tart, FNP-C
4:10-5:10
LEADERSHIP
C.  Becoming a Practice Champion in Quality and Safety in Primary Care; Jean Ann Davison, DNP, FNP-BC; Gwen Sherwood, PhD, RN, FAAN, ANEF

TUESDAY, MARCH 31

8:00 AM NPSS 2020 REGISTRATION OPENS | Continental Breakfast
(NCNA Registration desk will close at 4:00 pm today)
8:00-9:00 Exhibit Hall 
9:00-10:00 Killer or Filler: What Happens to Patients when Illicit Substances are Cut for Profit?; Nancy Balch, PharmD, BCCCP
10:00-11:15 The Need to Breathe: E-Cigs and Vaping; Smoking Cessation in Adults; Lung Cancer Screening; Chelsea Cain, FNP-C; Catherine Hogan, MSN, CTTS, ANP-C 
11:30-12:15 Exhibit Hall
12:15-1:30 Lunch
Select Concurrent Sessions - Acute Care, Primary Care, and Leadership
1:40-2:40
ACUTE CARE
A.   Vents & Vaping; Jaspal Singh, MD, MHA, MHS, FCCP, FCCM, FAASM
1:40-2:40
PRIMARY CARE
B.  Management of Older Adults with Atrial Fibrillation: How to Prevent Embolic Sequelae with Minimum Bleeding Risk; Letha Joseph, DNP, APRN, AGPCNP-BC
1:40-2:40
PRIMARY CARE
C.  The Stress of Choosing the Right Cardiac Stress Test; Christina Leonard, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CNL
2:45-3:45
ACUTE CARE
A.   Acute Liver Failure and ESLD; Dawn Drazek, MSN, NP, A-GPCNP-BC
2:45-3:45
PRIMARY CARE
B.  Caring for the Reproductive Health of Lesbian and Non-binary Patients in Primary Care Setting; Dr. Jen Graf-Perkins, DNP, NP-C
2:45-3:45
LEADERSHIP
C.  Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope; Tracey O'Neal
3:45-4:00 Refreshment Break
4:00-5:15

Opioid Panel: No Wrong Door — Engaging NPs as Active Stakeholders,  Leslie M. Sharpe, DNP, FNP-BC; Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT) and the Science of Addiction, Victoria Soltis-Jarrett, PHD, PMHCNS/NP-BC; Integrating MAT in Prenatal Clinic, Elisabeth Johnson, PhD, NP

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1

7:45 AM NPSS 2020 REGISTRATION OPENS
8:00-9:30 Breakfast and Panel — Human Trafficking; Stacy Reynolds MD, Emma  Evitts, PA-C; Kailey Ellis (A21); Hannah Arrowood (Present Age Ministries)
9:30-9:45 Break
9:45-10:45 Trauma-Informed Care; Amy Weil, MD
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Cultural Intelligence and Unconscious Bias; Angela Richard-Eaglin, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP