Schedule of Events

Up to 29.0 Contact Hours (18.0 CHs for onsite) (7.8 Pharm Hours)

 

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Up to 29.0 Contact Hours
(18.0 CHs for onsite) (7.8 Pharm Hours)
Register now! Early Bird ends January 22!

SUNDAY, MARCH 24

11:00 AM

NPSS 2019 REGISTRATION OPENS
(NCNA Registration desk will close at 5:00 pm today)

12:30-1:00 New Attendee Orientation 
1:15-2:15 Keynote — Changing Minds, Changing Policies: Making the Most of the Evidence on the Contributions of Nurse Practitioners; Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP(h)
2:15-3:15 2019 NCBON Update: Aligning NP Roles for Public Protection; Bobby Lowery, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FANAI 
3:15-3:30 Refreshment Break
3:30-4:30 Legislative Update — NCNA Lobbyists Patrick Ballantine and Alex Miller
4:30-5:30 Navigating Changes in Third Party Payment; Allen Feezor, MA

MONDAY, MARCH 25

7:00 AM NPSS 2019 REGISTRATION OPENS
(NCNA Registration desk will close at 4:30 today)
7:00-8:00 Continental Breakfast 
8:00-9:00 Strengths of Nursing Workforce and Challenges Nurses and Employers will Face over Next 10 Years; Peter Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP(h)

Monday's Concurrent Sessions are tracks — select any concurrent session or follow a track:

A. Acute Care
B. Leadership
C. Primary Care

9:10-10:10
ACUTE CARE
A.  Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Communication Strategies to Promote Safe Patient Care by Nocturnist Advanced Practice Providers; Chandra Speight, PhD(c), MSN, RN, NP-C; Barbara Connold, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC
9:10-10:10
LEADERSHIP
B.  House Call Reemergence and Opportunities for NPs; Rachel Zimmer, DNP, NP-C
9:10-10:10
PRIMARY CARE
C.  Prevention and Detection of Melanoma and Skin Cancer in Primary Care; Tracy Callahan, BSN
10:10-10:45 Exhibit Hall 
10:45-11:45
ACUTE CARE
A.  Updates on Direct Oral Anticoagulants and Minimally Invasive Cardiac Procedures; Ashley Moore-Gibbs, DNP, RN, AGPCNP-BC, CHFN
10:45-11:45
LEADERSHIP
B.  Conflict Resolution and Managing Difficult Staff/Delivering Feedback; Yasemin Moore, MHS
10:45-11:45
PRIMARY CARE
C.  Properly Assessing the Thyroid; Emily Jenkins, FNP-BC
12:00-2:00 Lunch / NP Council Meeting
2:15-3:15
ACUTE CARE
A.  Interpreting Troponin Elevation and Stress Test Results; Speaker TBD
2:15-3:15
LEADERSHIP
B.  Work Life Balance and Resiliency for NP Leaders; Ann Bell, DNP, NP-C; Michelle Taylor Skipper, DNP, FNP-BC
2:15-3:15
PRIMARY CARE
C.  Treating Hepatitis C in the Primary Care Setting; Jaclyn Bandell, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
3:15-3:50 Exhibit Hall / Refreshment Break
3:50-4:50
ACUTE CARE
A.  Update on Sepsis, ARDS and Delirium Management; Erika Gabbard, DNP, RN, CCNS, CCRN
3:50-4:50
LEADERSHIP
B.  Enhancing NPs Access to Resources Pertaining to Social Determinants of Health: Improving Patient Care and Promoting Equitable Health Care; Laurie Kennedy-Malone, PhD, GNP-BC 
3:50-4:50
PRIMARY CARE
C.  Pharmacologic Treatments for the Patient with Obesity; Jill Ratanaphruks, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

TUESDAY, MARCH 26

8:00 AM NPSS 2019 REGISTRATION OPENS | Continental Breakfast
(NCNA Registration desk will close at 4:00 pm today)
8:00-9:15 Exhibit Hall 
9:15-10:15 Managing Insomnia Across the Lifespan: Latest Treatment Options; Wendy Wright, DNP(c), ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP
10:15-11:15 Exhibit Hall 
11:15-12:15 Emerging Infectious Diseases 2019:  A Discussion of New and Upcoming Infections; Wendy Wright, DNP(c), ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP
12:15-1:30 Lunch
Select  Concurrent Session
1:30-2:30 1.  The Puzzle of PPIs; Tara McLamb, NP-C
1:30-2:30 2.  Pediatric Musculoskeletal Development & Sports Injuries; Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP
2:45-3:45 1.  Practical Symptom Management for Advanced Illness: Tips for the Non-Palliative Care Provider; Jennifer Gentry, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, FPCN
2:45-3:45 2.  Incorporating Advance Care Planning Discussions in Office Practice; Cheryl Arcuni Wicker, DNP(c), MSN, FNP-BC
3:45-4:00 Refreshment Break
4:00-5:00 1.  How Do You Mend a Broken Heart? Review of Surgical Treatment Options for Advanced Heart Failure; Megan Andrews, MSN, ANP-C
4:00-5:00 2.  They “Call the Shots” but You Provide the Evidence: Partnering with Patients and Caregivers to Address Vaccine Hesitancy; April A. Bice, PhD, CPNP, RN; Diane Parker, MSN, FNP-BC

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27

7:45 AM NPSS 2019 REGISTRATION OPENS
8:00-9:00 Breakfast and General Session—Legal Intoxication, What Medications Are Being Abused Now?; Nancy Balch, PharmD, BCCCP
9:15-10:15 Pharmacogenomics: A Primer for Nurse Practitioners; Gillian C. Bell, PharmD; Penny Stollery, MSN, ANP-C, AOCNP
10:15-11:15 Blowing Smoke: Health Risk Associated with Smokeless Tobacco and Alternatives (Vapes, E-cigs, Hookah); Cassaundra Hefner, DNP, FNP-BC
11:30-12:30 I’ve Referred My Patient with Chronic Low Back Pain to Pain Management, What’s Going to Happen to Him Now?; Karen M. Lewis, DNP, FNP-BC