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NPA Region 2 Symposium - Nurse Practitioners - The Future is Here
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When: Saturday, April 13, 2019
8:00 AM
Where: Del Lago Casino, Hotel & Spa
1133 NY- 414
Waterloo, New York  13165
United States
Contact: Desiree Branson

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NPA Region 2 Symposium - Nurse Practitioners- The Future is Here


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 and the vital role of nurse practitioners.

Contact Hours: This activity is approved for 6.0 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 1.5 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  Activity ID #19023575.  This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

Maximum number of attendees is 126. If we have not reached our maximum number walk-ins will be accepted. We encourage you register early to secure your spot.

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 various physical and behavioral health conditions.
3. Utilize current evidence and guidelines in their practice.

Schedule and Speakers:

7:15 am - 8:15 am - Registration & Networking Continental Breakfast
8:15 am - 9:00 am - Welcome, Introductions, and Regional Business Meeting - Desiree Branson, DNP, FNP-BC, NPA Region 2 Director & Frances Munroe, DNP, FNP-BC, Region 2 President

9:00 am - 10:00 am - Keynote- The Growing Nurse Practitioner Workforce and Opportunities for Practice Improvements - Lusine Poghosyan, PhD, MPH, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor Columbia University School of Nursing

10:00 am - 10:30 am - Break with Exhibits

10:30 am - 11:30 am - The Nurse Practitioner Modernization Act: Where are you now?  Panel moderated by Mary Eileen Callan, MS, FNP-BC, includes Henry Moscicki, DNP, FNP-BC, Laura Markwick, DNP, FNP-BC, and Grace Wlasowicz, PhD, PMHNP-BC

11:30 am - 12:30 pm - Medication Management for Nurse Practitioners: Protecting Yourself from Liability - Jennifer Flynn, CPHRM | Risk Manager  Aon Affinity  | Healthcare Division Affinity

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Lunch and Exhibits


Option A:
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm - Substance Use Disorder & Cardiac Function - David Goede, DNP, ACNP-BC
What to know and do when your patient with a substance use disorder exhibits cardiac symptoms.

2:30 pm - 3:30 pm - Medical Disorders for Life Sustaining Treatment: What Nurse Practitioners need to know - Donnaline "Donnie" Richman, MSN, Esq. 
Patients attending NP's are now able to witness execution of their health care proxy.  This session will provide key information and updates.

3:30 pm - 4:30 pm - "Equipoise" The Application of Pharmacogenomics in Clinical Practice - Mary Riccelli, PhD, PMHNP-BC
This session focuses on genomic aspects of psychopharmacology.


Option B:
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm - The Business of Healthcare for Nurse Practitioners - Leesa Israel, BA, CPC, CUC, CEMC, CPPM, CMBS, AAPC MACRA
This three hour workshop provides updates on billing and coding documentation.  The focus is on translating patient care documentation into evaluation and management (E/M) codes for payment. 

Optional Slot Tournament will be held on Saturday 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Program Fees (includes breakfast, lunch, and breaks):
NPA Regular or Student Transition Member - $100 before April 1st / $125 after April 1st
NPA Student or Retired Member - $65 before April 1st / $90 after April 1st
Non-Member - $150 before April 1st / $175 after April 1st

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation MUST be confirmed in writing by April 8, 2019.  An administrative fee of $25 will be retained.  No refunds will be given after April 8, 2019.  Cancellations must be emailed to info@thenpa.org

For Hotel reservations
call 315.946.1777 and reference NYS Nurse Practitioner Association Meeting


Planning Committee:
Desiree Branson, Chair
Barbara Armstrong
David Goede
Susan McKelvey
Frances Munroe
Jane Tuttle
Grace Wlasowicz


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