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2017 One Day Conference

The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State One Day Conference

May 6, 2017

Columbia University School of Nursing, New York, NY

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Presenter: Alan P. Agins, PhD

Alan P. Agins holds a Masters in Pharmacology and Toxicology and a Ph. D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Rhode Island. He has held faculty appointments at Brown University Medical School, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy and University of Virginia School of Nursing.

During his tenure at Brown, Dr. Agins was the recipient of the "Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award" for five consecutive years.

Additionally, he has taught undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate pharmacology courses at a number of nursing schools around the country including Penn State University, University of Arizona, Virginia Commonwealth University, Idaho State University and several others.

Over the past 21 years, Dr. Agins has lectured nationally on all topics in pharmacology to more than 85,000 advanced practice clinicians as an invited presenter for various local, state, regional and national organizations as well as for private continuing education companies.

Across the board, he has received outstanding evaluations and praise (from both attendees and organizers) for his ability to excite and invigorate his audiences about his subject matter, for his skill in using metaphor and analogy to simplify difficult pharmacological concepts, and for his talent for making his presentations audience-relevant, entertaining, and above all, memorable.

In addition to his national lectures, Dr. Agins has authored three pharmacology-related books, co-authored textbook chapters and has served as primary reviewer for various journals, CE monographs, textbooks and newsletters. Currently, Dr. Agins also presents a number of continuing education live-webinars monthly to pharmacists, nationally and internationally, through RxSchool (AMN Healthcare).

Agenda for the day:

7:00 am - 8:00 am - Registration check-in and continental breakfast


8:00 am - 12:15 pm - Pharmacological Management of Pain – Review of pain pathogenesis and pathophysiology, compare and contrast acute vs. chronic pain as well as nociceptive vs. neurophathic pain. Review and update of the basic and clinical pharmacology of opioid analgesics, NSAIDs, acetaminophen, antidepressants, antiepileptics and medical cannabis.


12:15 pm - 1:00 pm - Box lunch will be provided

1:00 pm - 4:30 pm - Cardiovascular Review and Update – Examining the basic and clinical pharmacology, including the current treatment guidelines, for the use of antihypertensive drugs, cholesterol-lowering agents, new oral anticoagulants (NOACs) and heart failure medications.


4:30 pm - 4:45 pm - Conference wrap-up


There will be a 15 minute morning break and a 15 minute afternoon break with light refreshments.



This activity is approved for 7.25 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 7.0 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 17012478. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies. 




Conference Registration Fees: 

NPA Member: $200

NPA Student Transition Member: $165

NPA Student Member: $125

NPA Retired Member: $125

Non-member: $300


Cancellation Policy:

All cancellation MUST be submitted in writing

  • Fax 518-348-0720
  • Email info@TheNPA.org
  • Mail: The NPA, 12 Corporate Drive, Clifton Park, NY 12065

  • Cancellation requests received prior to April 24, 2017 will receive a full refund minus a $25 administrative fee.
  • Cancellation requests received between April 25, 2017 and May 6, 2017 will receive a full refund minus a $50 administrative fee.
  • Cancellation requests received between May 7, 2017 and June 6, 2017 will receive a full refund minus a $75 cancellation fee.
  • After June 6, 2017 no cancellation requests will be refunded.

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