Program Schedule

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Tuesday April 26th
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
100 - KEYNOTE ADDRESS: NP Power: Influence Beyond the Exam Room
North Carolina State Representative Gale Adcock, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, Member of the North Carolina House of Representatives, District 41, Cary, NC
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
101 - The Nurse Practitioner Journal Awards
Jamesetta A. Newland, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, DPNAP, FAAN, Editor-in-chief, The Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Professor Emerita, NYU Rory Meyers College of Nursing, Fulbright Specialist Roster, New York State Board of Nursing, Member, New York, NY
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
103 - Lunch Break/View Posters
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
104 - Cardiodysmetabolism: Addressing Systemic Inflammation and CVD
Christine Kessler, MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP, Founder, Metabolic Medicine Associates, King George, VA
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
105 - 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
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
106 - Diagnosis and Treatment of Community Acquired Pneumonia
Jana Esden, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, CNE, Associate Professor, Frontier Nursing University, Clermont, FL
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
107 - Break/View Posters
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
108 - Managing Dementia-Related Neuropsychiatric Symptoms
Amy Siple, FNP, President for the Kansas Advanced Practice Nurses Association, Independent Geriatric Nurse Practitioner, Wichita, KS
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
109 - Hepatitis C and Cirrhosis: What the Nurse Practitioner Needs to Know
Amanda Chaney, DNP, APRN, FAANP, AF-AASLD, Nurse Practitioner, Speaker, Author, Consultant 
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
110 - Hypoglycemia in Older Adults –Targets for Appropriate Glucose Control
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
Wednesday April 27th
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
200 - GENERAL SESSION: COVID-19: The Continuum of the Global Pandemic in Primary and Acute Care
Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP, NCNP Conference Chairperson, Founder/Family NP, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, LLC, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, MA; AND Anne Dabrow Woods, DNP, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN; Chief Nurse of Wolters Kluwer/Health Learning, Research & Practice; Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital; Clinical Adjunct Faculty, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
201 - Stretch Break/View Posters
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
203 - Lunch Break/View Posters
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
204 - Sexually Transmitted Infection Treatment Recommendations
Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP, NCNP Conference Chairperson, Founder/Family NP, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, LLC, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, MA
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
205 - Popular Diet Trends and the Skinny on Health
Ellen Karlin, MMSc, RDN, LDN, FADA, Nutrition Consultant, Private Practice
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
206 - Acute/Emergency Care: + ANA, CRP, ESR and Sundry Inflammatory Markers
Rick Pope, MPAS, PA-C, DFAAPA, CPAAPA, Speaker, Author, Consultant, Founder and Past President of the Society of PAs in Rheumatology, Danbury, CT
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
207 - Break/View Posters
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
208 - Taming Common Thyroid Disorders in Primary Care: A Case Study Approach
Christine Kessler, MN, ANP-BC, CNS, BC-ADM, FAANP, Founder, Metabolic Medicine Associates, King George, VA
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
209 - A Systematic Approach to the Diagnosis and Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding
Nancy R. Berman, MSN, ANP-BC, NCMP, FAANP, Adult Nurse Practitioner, Millennium Affiliated Physicians, Division of Michigan Healthcare Professionals, Farmington Hills, MI
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
210 - The Top 20: Assess, Diagnose and Treat the Most Common Dermatology Conditions
Victor Czerkasij, MA, MSN, FNP-C, Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Dermatology, PC, Cleveland and Chattanooga, TN
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
211 - Break/View Posters
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
212 - The Science of Wound Healing
Elizabeth Faust, MSN, CRNP, CSWS, CWOCN-AP, DAPWCA, Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Practitioner, Tower Health System, West Reading, PA, Vice President of the American Professional Wound Care Association
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
213 - GI Pharmacology: What You Need to Know
Peter Buch, MD, FACG, AGAF, FACP, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Connecticut School of Medicine, ECHN Branch of the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Frank H Netter, MD School of Medicine, Haven, CT
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
214 - Acute/Emergency Care: Diagnostic Approach to Patients with Proteinuria and Hematuria
Jayant Kumar, MD, Renal Medical Associates, Albuquerque, NM/Pending
Thursday April 28th
8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
300 - GENERAL SESSION: Treating Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care in 2022: Latest in Pharmacologic Treatment Options
Wendy L. Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP, Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner, Wright & Associates Family Healthcare, Amherst, NH
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
301 - Stretch Break/View Posters
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
305 - What's on the Shelf? Over-the-Counter and Prescription Medications for the Treatment of Cough and Cold Symptoms
Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP, NCNP Conference Chairperson, Founder/Family NP, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, LLC, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, MA
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
303 - Lunch Break/View Posters
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
304 - CKD in the New Millennium
Kim Zuber, PAC, Executive Director, American Academy of Nephrology Pas, St. Petersburg, FL
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
306 - Acute/Emergency Care: CT Scans: Brain & Spine
Tracey Anderson, MSN, CNRN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Temecula Valley Neurosurgery, Murrieta, CA
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
307 - Break/View Posters
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
308 - Diversity in Dermatology: Common Conditions in Skin of Color
Margaret Bobonich, DNP, FNP-C, DCNP, FAANP, Assistant Professor, Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Department of Dermatology, Cleveland, OH
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
309 - Outpatient Evaluation and Management of Gastroparesis
Monica Nandwani, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, Manager of Advanced Practice Providers and Gastroenterology Nurse Practitioner, Stanford Healthcare, Stanford, CA
2:15 PM - 3:45 PM
310 - Acute/Emergency Care: Managing Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome in Acute Care
Anne Dabrow Woods, DNP, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, AGACNP-BC, FAAN; Chief Nurse of Wolters Kluwer/Health Learning, Research & Practice; Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, Penn Medicine Chester County Hospital; Clinical Adjunct Faculty, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA
3:45 PM - 4:00 PM
311 - Break/View Posters
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
312 - Ticked Off: Myths, Truths and Realities of Tick-Borne Infections 2022 Update
Vanessa Pomarico-Denino, EdD, FNP-BC, FAANP, Family Nurse Practitioner, Northeast Medical Group, Hamden, CT
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
313 - Community Acquired and Febrile UTI’s in Younger and Older Adults
Mikel Gray, PhD, PNP, FNP, CUNP CCCN, FAANP, FAAN, Department of Urology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
314 - Acute/Emergency Care: Management of Anticoagulant Associated Adverse Effects
Allison E. Burnett, PharmD, PhC, CACP, Director, Inpatient Anticoagulation Services, University of New Mexico Hospital; Clinical Assistant Professor, University of New Mexico College of Pharmacy, Albuquerque, NM
Friday April 29th
9:00 AM - 10:15 AM
400 - Getting Ready for the NP Boards
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
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
401 - Stretch Break/View Posters
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
402 - Turning Survive into Thrive: Diabetes Pharmacology Update and Shared Medical Appointments for Patients with Diabetes
Jason Gleason, MS, FNP-C, USAF Lt Col (RET), Family Nurse Practitioner, Montana VA Health Clinic, Great Falls, MT
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
403 - Managing Insomnia Across the Lifespan: Latest Treatment Options
Wendy L. Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP, Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner, Wright & Associates Family Healthcare, Amherst, NH
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
404 - Acute/Emergency Care: Acute Pulmonary Emergencies: Diagnosis and Treatment
Eric Magana, MD, Internist, Presbyterian Hospital, Albuquerque, NM
12:00 AM - 12:30 PM
405 - Lunch Break/View Posters
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
406 - Pediatric Laboratory Assessment: A Case-Based Approach
Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP, NCNP Conference Chairperson, Founder/Family NP, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, LLC, Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, MA
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
407 - The Pharmacology of Cannabis
Marianne Beare Vyas, NP, CNRN, Neuroscience Nurse Practitioner, Inova Health System, Oakton, VA
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
408 - Acute/Emergency Care: "We Got Your Back!" The Management of Traumatic Spine Injuries
Mindy D. Mason, MSN, RN, ACNP-BC, University of New Mexico Hospital, Albuquerque, NM