Schedule of Events

Content Capture:
Attendees will receive a link to presentations with audio about a month after NPSS for each day of paid registration to review sessions attended or listen to concurrent sessions missed. You will have a few months following symposium to access the NPSS Content Capture Online Portal.

Up to 29.0 Contact Hours (19.0 CHs for onsite) (9.0 Pharm)

 

 


Up to 29.0 Contact Hours for FULL Registrants (9.0 Pharm)
(19.0 CHs for onsite FULL Registrants) 
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SUNDAY, APRIL 16

11:00 AM

Registration Opens

12:30-1:00 New Attendee Orientation
1:15-2:15 KEYNOTE — Predicting the Present
Sen. Gale Adcock, RN, MSN, FNP, FAANP, FAAN
2:15-3:15 Assessing Outcomes of APRN Practice
Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP, FCCM
3:15-3:30 Refreshment Break
3:30-4:30

NCBON Update
Melanie Mabrey, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, BC-ADM, FAANP

4:30-5:30 Legislative Update
Patrick Ballantine, NCNA Lobbyist
   

MONDAY, APRIL 17

7:00 AM Registration Opens
7:00-8:00 Continental Breakfast 
8:00-9:00 Post Covid Conditions: Diagnosis and Treatment
Louise King, MD
9:00-10:30

Rapid Fire Panel:

1. Depression & Anxiety Medication: Expanding your Toolkit
Leslie Sharpe, DNP, FNP-BC
2. Resources for Psychiatric Consults & Training
Susan Vebber, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC
3. Sixty and Still Sexy! Clinical Options for Sexual Health
Dona Caine Francis, RN, MSN, PMHNP

10:30-11:15 Exhibit Hall

Select Concurrent Sessions (TRACKS: A= Accute Care; B=Primary Care; C=Leadership)

11:30-12:30
ACUTE CARE
A. Treating Sickle Cell Patients: Acute and Chronic Therapies
Nancy Balch, PharmD, BCCCP
11:30-12:30
PRIMARY CARE
B. De-Prescribing in Primary Care
Serana S. Markham,RN, ANP
11:30-12:30
LEADERSHIP
C.Leveraging Equity: Shifting NP Practice from FFS to Value
Michelle Schmerge, DNP, MSN, RN; Tomika Williams, PhD, AGPCNP-C, CDP, RN
12:30-12:45 Break
12:45-2:15 Lunch | NP Council Meeting
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:30
ACUTE CARE
A. Point of Care Ultrasound in Advanced Nursing Practice
Megan Quinn, DNP, FNP, ACNP, ENP
2:30-3:30
PRIMARY CARE
B. Climate Change and Changes Necessary in Primary Care
Alexis G. Hodges, DNP, FNP-C, CNE
2:30-3:30
LEADERSHIP
C. My Work with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in South Sudan
Jennifer Graf-Perkins, DNP, NP-C
3:30-4:00 Exhibit Hall | Refreshment Break
4:15-5:15
ACUTE CARE
A. Practical Inpatient Diabetes Management
Melanie Mabrey, DNP, ACNP-BC, BC-ADM, FAANP
4:15-5:15
PRIMARY CARE
B. Treatment of Atopic Dermatitis
Anita Thurman, DNP, FNP-C, CWOCN
4:15-5:15
PRIMARY CARE
C.Social Media and Microlearning for NP Professional Development
Callie Tennyson, DNP, ACNP-BC, AACC, CHSE; Stephanie Barnes, MSN, AGPCNP-C, CHFN
5:15 Exhibit Hall | Social Networking

TUESDAY, APRIL 18

8:00 AM Registration Opens | Continental Breakfast
8:00-9:00 Exhibit Hall 
9:00-10:00 Smoking Cessation: Evidence-Based Approaches for Providers
Tracy Vernon-Platt, DNP, ANP-BC
10:00-11:15

Rapid Fire Panel:

1. Anticoagulation for Venous Thromboembolic Disease: Safe Prescribing Update
Carrie Palmer, DNP, RN, ANP-BC
2. Pillars of Heart Failure Treatment
A. Melissa Harmon MSN, FNP-BC
3. Metabolic Syndrome and Mental Illness: Treatment Strategies and the Role of Care Coordination
Ann Marie Jones DNP, PMHNP-BC

11:30-12:15 Exhibit Hall
12:30-1:30 Lunch | Product Theater 
1:30-2:00 Exhibit Hall | Break
Select Concurrent Sessions (TRACKS: A=Acute Care; B=Primary Care; C=Leadership)
2:00-3:00
ACUTE CARE
A. Essentials of Ventilator Management
Dennis Taylor, DNP, PhD, ACNP-BC, FCCM; Andrew Nunn, MD
2:00-3:00
PRIMARY CARE
B. Hepatitis C: It is CURABLE!!!!
Torica Fuller, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, FNP-C, CDP, CGRN, CPN, NRCME; Wendy Smith, DNP, FNP-BC
2:00-3:00
LEADERSHIP
C. Improving Workplace Safety in Hospital Settings (ED, OP and IP)
Jennifer Ziccardi Colson, RN, NEA-BC; Ken Burkhart
3:05-4:05
ACUTE CARE
A. Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in the ICU
Christy Wilbanks, NP
3:05-4:05
PRIMARY CARE
B. Severe Asthma – Game Changing Treatments with Biologic Therapies
Jonner Lowe, AGACNP
3:05-4:05
LEADERSHIP
C. Normalizing and Enhancing a Remediation Process to Support New NPs Transitioning to Practice
Anne Vail, DNP, AGNP-C
What’s new in NP education? Certification Alignment and Postgraduate Training
Callie Tennyson, DNP, ACNP-BC, AACC, CHSE
4:05-4:15 Refreshment Break
4:15-5:15

Medications for Opioid Use Disorder (MOUD): Increasing Knowledge, Expanding Access, Improving Outcomes
Chandra Speight, PhD, RN, NP-C, CNE & Leslie Sharpe, DNP, FNP-BC

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 19

7:45 AM Registration Opens
8:00-9:30 Plated Breakfast & Rapid Fire Panel
          1. The Pap and the App: Cervical Cancer Screening Recommendations

Ann King, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, NHDP-BC
          2. Colorectal Cancer Screening Update: Options and Considerations Case Applications
Lecia Reardon, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, CDE
          3. Improving Adolescent Chlamydia Screening Rates through a Provider–Based Initiative
Diane Parker, DNP, FNP-B
9:30-9:45 Break
9:45-10:45 Understanding Implicit Bias: Knowledge is Power in the Achievement of Health Equity
April A. Bice-Braswell PhD, APRN, CPNP, CNE
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 CLOSING KEYNOTE — I See You, I Am Here - Navigating This New World
Karen Sheffield-Abdullah, PhD, RN, CNM

The NPSS schedule is subject to change. Last revised 11/23/2022

 

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