Program Schedule

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Program Schedule * November 9-10-11, 2022

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Wednesday November 9th
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM ET
100 - KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Emerging Infectious Diseases or Here to Stay? Monkeypox, Influenza and COVID-19
Margaret A. Fitzgerald DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP, Founder/Family NP, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, LLC, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, MA; Anne Dabrow Woods DNP, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN, Critical Care NP, Penn Medicine, Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA; Adjunct Faculty, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA; Chief Nurse, Wolters Kluwer, Health, Learning, Research & Practice, Philadelphia, PA
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM ET
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
104 - Creams, Gels, and Magic Spells: Topical Agents for Pain Management
Megan Filoramo APN-C, AP-PMN, IHWNC-BC, Altair Health, Hillsboro, NJ
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
105 - Diagnosis and Management of Resistant Hypertension
Wendy L. Wright DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP, Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner, Wright & Associates Family Healthcare, Amherst, NH
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
106 - Chest X-ray Interpretation
William Pezzotti DNP, RN, CRNP, AGACNP-BC, Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
108 - Pharmacogenomics for Personalized Treatment of Depression
Josh Hamilton DNP, APRN-BC, CTMH, CNE, FAANP, Chief Clinical Officer, The Hamilton Group Behavioral Health, Las Vegas, NV
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
110 - Dementia: The Pharmacological Do’s and Don’ts
Steven Atkinson PA-C, MS, Founder and Co-Owner/Adjunct Faculty/Owner, Twin Cities Physicians, Inc./ University of Utah School of Medicine/Mindful Geriatrics, LLC
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM ET
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET
112 - Timely and Effective Care Modalities to Knock-Out Stroke, Crush Disabilities and Maximize Positive Patient Outcomes
Jason Gleason DNP, NP-C, USAF Lt Col (RET), Family Nurse Practitioner, Montana VA Health Clinic, Great Falls, MT
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET
113 - Immunization Update 2022: Pediatric and Adolescent Vaccines
Wendy L. Wright DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP, Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner, Wright & Associates Family Healthcare, Amherst, NH
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET
114 - Acid/Base and Electrolyte Disorders
Eric Magana MD, Internist, Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque, NM
Thursday November 10th
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM ET
200 - General Session: Drug Update: New Medications, Indications, and Warnings
Margaret A. Fitzgerald DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP, Founder/Family NP, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, LLC, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, MA
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM ET
11:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
204 - "45 is the new 50" Colorectal Cancer Screening: Updates on Guidelines and Initiatives
Nastassja Williams MSN, APRN, FNP-C, Nurse Practitioner Outpatient General Gastroenterology, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
205 - Path to Wellness: Strategies for Self-Care for Nurse Practitioners
Vanessa Pomarico-Denino EdD, FNP-BC, FAANP, Family Nurse Practitioner, Northeast Medical Group, Hamden, CT
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET
206 - Pain Management: Everything You Didn’t Learn in School
Theresa Mallick-Searle MS, RN-BC, ANP-BC, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Stanford Healthcare, Division of Pain Medicine, Redwood City, CA
1:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
208 - Treating Metabolic Syndrome-Obesity, Hyperglycemia, High Blood Pressure, and More!
Christine Kessler MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP, Founder, Metabolic Medicine Associates, King George, VA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
209 - Body Fungi and Yeast: Identification and Treatment of Superficial Mycoses
Victor Czerkasij MA, MSN, FNP-C, Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Dermatology, PC, Cleveland and Chattanooga, TN
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM ET
210 - 5 Things I Wish I Knew Last Year
Louis Kuritzky MD, Family Physician, Gainesville, FL
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM ET
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET
212 - Inflammatory Bowel Disease: A Guide for Primary Care Providers
Peter Buch MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP, Associate Professor, Frank H Netter, MD School of Medicine, North Haven, CT
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET
213 - Osteoporosis in Men and Women: An Update on Diagnosis and Management for Fracture Prevention
Nancy R. Berman MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Millennium Affiliated Physicians, Division of Michigan Healthcare Professionals, Farmington Hills, MI
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM ET
214 - Show Me the Money: Building Documentation and Coding Confidence
Alycia Bischof DNP, CRNP, CPNP-PC, Senior Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA
Friday November 11th
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM ET
300 - General Session: The Art of Negotiation: Getting What You Deserve
Tracey Anderson MSN, CNRN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Temecula Valley Neurosurgery, Murrieta, CA
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM ET
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET
302 - The Drive to Deprescribe
Amy Siple FNP, President for the Kansas Advanced Practice Nurses Association, Independent Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Wichita, KS
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET
303 - Prescribing During Pregnancy and Lactation in the Urgent Care Setting
Margaret A. Fitzgerald DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP, Founder/Family NP, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, LLC, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, MA
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM ET
304 - Putting Together the Puzzle of Shock
Anne Dabrow Woods DNP, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN, Critical Care NP, Penn Medicine, Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA; Adjunct Faculty, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA; Chief Nurse, Wolters Kluwer, Health, Learning, Research & Practice, Philadelphia, PA
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM ET
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET
306 - Weighing in on Obesity
Christine Kessler MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP, Founder, Metabolic Medicine Associates, King George, VA
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET
307 - Nephrology Cases and Everything in Between
Denise Link MPAS, PA-C, Board-Certified Physician Assistant (PA), Department of Internal Medicine, Nephrology Division, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM ET
308 - All About Sepsis for APRNs
Maureen A. Seckel MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCNS, CCRN-K, FCCM, FCNS; Medical Critical Care Quality & Safety Clinical Nurse Specialist and Sepsis Coordinator, Newark, DE
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM ET
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM ET
310 - Men's Health: Prostate Screening, Diagnosis, and Treatment
Terran W. Sims MSN, ACNP-C, CNN, COCN-C, GU Oncology Nurse Practitioner, University of Virginia Health System, Department of Urology, Charlottesville, VA
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM ET
311 - Evaluating Coronary Risk: Use of Cardiac Test Modalities
Edward Briggs FNP, Florida Institute of Family Medicine, St. Petersburg, FL
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM ET
312 - Acute Care Pharmacotherapy Management of COPD Exacerbations
Julia L. Rogers DNP, APRN, CNS, FNP-BC, Purdue University Northwest, Hammond, IN; Northwest Health Medical Group Pulmonary and Critical Care, Valparaiso, IN
Wednesday December 31st
400 - Diagnosis and Treatment of Community Acquired Pneumonia
Jana Esden DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, Associate Professor, Frontier Nursing University, Clermont, FL
401 - Unexplained Physical Symptoms: An Evidence-Based Approach to Diagnosis and Management
Josh Hamilton DNP, APRN-BC, CTMH, CNE, FAANP, Chief Clinical Officer, The Hamilton Group Behavioral Health, Las Vegas, NV
402 - Sexually Transmitted Infections
Margaret A. Fitzgerald DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP; NCNP Chairperson; Founder/Family NP, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, LLC, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, MA
403 - Hepatitis C and Cirrhosis: What the Nurse Practitioner Needs to Know
Amanda Chaney DNP, APRN, FAANP, AF-AASLD, Nurse Practitioner, Speaker, Author, Consultant
404 - Pediatric Laboratory Assessment: A Case-Based Approach
Margaret A. Fitzgerald DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP; NCNP Chairperson; Founder/Family NP, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, LLC, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, MA
405 - Acute/Emergency Care: Managing Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in Acute Care
Anne Dabrow Woods DNP, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN, Critical Care NP, Penn Medicine, Chester County Hospital, West Chester, PA; Adjunct Faculty, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA; Chief Nurse, Wolters Kluwer, Health, Learning, Research & Practice, Philadelphia, PA