Program Schedule

All sessions are noted in Eastern Time Zone. Please adjust to your time zone accordingly





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