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NPA Region 2 Symposium - A Jackpot of Updates for Nurse Practitioners
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When: Saturday, April 14, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: Del Lago Casino, Hotel and Spa
1133 State Route 414
Waterloo, New York  13165
United States
Contact: Terri Haskins

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The purpose of this regional conference is to provide evidence-based clinical and professional updates for Nurse Practitioners from all specialties. The program will emphasize state-of-the-science care of patients in the face of the current opioid crisis.


Maximum number of attendees is 150. If we have not reached our maximum number walk-ins will be accepted. Be encourage you to register on line to secure your spot. Click here to download the program flyer.

Objectives: After attending conference, participants will be able to:

1. Analyze the current Nurse Practitioner workforce in New York State and implications for health policy.
2. Formulate evidence-based approaches to the diagnosis and management of pain syndromes and behavioral health disorders.
3. Utilize current, standardized coding and documentation guidelines to capture Nurse Practitioners' encounters with patients.

Contact Hours:

This activity is approved for 6.0 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 3.0 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 18023089. This program was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies

Planning Committee:

Desiree Branson, DNP, FNP-C Chair
Barbara Armstrong MSN, FNP-BC
David Goede, DNP, ACNP-BC
Terri Haskins, MSN, RN, FNP-C
Heather L. Lee MSN, RN, FNP-C
Jane Tuttle, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP
Grace K. Wlasowicz, PhD, RN, PMHNP-BC
Susan McKelvey, MSN, FNP-BC

Schedule and Speakers:

7:15-8:15 Registration & Networking Continental Breakfast

8:15-9:00 Welcome, Introductions, and Regional Business Meeting Desiree Branson, DNP, FNP-C NPA Region 2 President & David Goede, DNP, ACNP-BC Region 2 Director 

9:00-10:00 am Keynote- Understanding the Latest New York State Nurse Practitioner Workforce Data and It's Health Policy Implications – Stephen Ferrara, DNP, FNP, FAANP; Executive Director, The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State

10:00-10:30 Break with exhibits

10:30-11:30 The dilemma of Chronic Pain Management: What to do when your patient is not appropriate for chronic opioid therapy - Laura Hogan, MS, NP, ACHPN

11:30 -12:30 Providing your productivity through appropriate coding and billing -Susan McKelvey, MSN, FNP-BC

12:30-1:30 Lunch and Exhibits

1:30-4:30 Three hour opioid work shop Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives - Brett Snodgrass, MSN, APRN, FNP-C - click here to download flyer for this session

Or three separate one hour talks starting at:

1:30 - 2:30 Sex Therapy Meets Physical Therapy - Christine Trumble PT & Barbara Jastran, Barbara Jastran, MSW, RN, LCSW-R,AASECT Certified Sex Therapist

2:30 - 3:30 Everything you wanted to know about psychopharmacology but were afraid to ask: A refresher - Terrence J. Bellnier, RPh, MPA, FASCP

3:30 - 4:30 Medical Marijuana in New York State, Highly Worth it or Not? - Terri Haskins, MSN FNP-C

Fees (includes breakfast, lunch, and breaks)


NPA Regular or Student Transition Member - $125

NPA Student or Retired Member - $80

Non-member $175

Cancellation must be confirmed in writing by April 9, 2018. An administrative fee of $25 will be retained. No refunds will be made after April 9, 2018. Cancellations can be emailed to info@TheNPA.org.

Del Lago Casino & Resort - Overnight rooms to be booked asap and no later than 3/24/18 to get conference pricing: Friday 4/13/18 $139.99 - Saturday 4/14/18 $179.99 315-946-1777 BE SURE to mention NPA

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Activities: Waterloo Outlets Nearby

Friday Night Petty Fest VI – tickets $5.00

Saturday Slot Tournament starting at 4:30- Free

Office Hours: M-F 8:30am - 5:00pm | Tel: 518-348-0719 | Fax: 518-348-0720 | Email: info@TheNPA.org