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When: Saturday, March 28, 2020
8:00 AM
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Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel
16 N Franklin St
Watkins Glen, New York  14891
United States

Online registration is available until: 3/20/2020
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The NPA Region 2 Symposium:
Nurse Practitioners - Racing for Success

Saturday, March 28, 2020  8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel
16 N Franklin St
Watkins Glen, NY 14891


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 advances in NP practice.

Contact Hours: This education activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for approval of up to 6.00 contact hours of accredited education. This program is being planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies

Maximum number of attendees is 200. If we have not reached our maximum number, walk-ins will be accepted. We encourage you to register soon on line to secure your spot.

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

  1. Participate actively to promote legislation affecting Nurse Practitioners and their patients.
  2. Work more effectively with individuals with disabilities and their families.
  3. Apply up to date and evidence based approaches to a range of clinical problems.

Schedule and Speakers:
7:15-8:15 Registration & Networking Continental Breakfast

8:15-9:00 Welcome, Introductions, and Regional Business MeetingSusan McKelvey, MS, NP Region 2 President,; Desiree Branson, DNP, FNP-C, NPA Conference Chair and Region 2 Director

9:00-10:00 am Keynote- Most “Trusted” to Most “Influential”! - Marilyn L. Dollinger, DNS, FNP, RN, Professor, Executive Associate Dean Wegmans School of Nursing at St John Fisher College Rochester NY

10:00-10:30 Break with exhibits

10:30-11:30 Primary Care for All:  Considerations for Individuals Diagnosed with Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities -   Holly Brown DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, PMHCS-BC Associate Professor, Wegmans School of Nursing; Associate Director, Golisano Institute for Developmental Disability Nursing (GIDDN); St. John Fisher College,  & Tziporah Rosenberg, PhD, LMFT, Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry & Family Medicine; University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

11:30 -12:30 How to use eMOLST in clinical practice - Jane Schantz, MS, FNP-BC, ACHPN, Clinical Instructor Binghamton University

12:30-1:30 Lunch and Exhibits

Breakout Sessions:

1:30 - 2:30:
1a. HIV Updates for Primary Care: Testing, Treatment, and Prevention - Scott Rosman MS NP-C, AAHIVS, Director, UHS HIV Program, UHS Binghamton Primary Care

1b. Dermatology Pearls for the Pediatric and Adolescent Patient - Yvonne L. Chesna, MS, FNP-C, DCNP, Beth Stewart, MS, FNP-C, DCNP, and Michelle Winsor, MS FNP-C, DCNP

2:30 - 3:30
2a. Hepatitis C in Primary Care - Scott Rosman, MS, NP-C, AAHIVS Director, UHS HIV Program, UHS Binghamton Primary Care

2b. Dermatology Updates for People of 'A Certain Age'  Yvonne L. Chesna, MS, FNP-C, DCNP, Beth Stewart,MS, FNP-C, DCNP, and Michelle Winsor, MS FNP-C, DCNP

3:30 - 4:30
3a. Emerging issues in Sexually Transmitted Infections Melinda S Godfrey, MBA, MS, FNP-C, Clinical Program Manager, NYS Sexual Health Center of Excellence, U of Rochester Infectious Diseases Division, Center for Community Practice

3b. Sleep Apnea: Demystifying  the Cardiovascular Effects  Christina Morse, MS, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Fees (includes breakfast, lunch, and breaks)
NPA Regular or Student Transition Member $100 Before March 15 -  $125 After March 15
NPA Student or Retired Member $65 Before March 15 -  $90 After March 15
Non-Member $150 Before March 15 -  $175 After March 15
Click here to register

Cancellation must be confirmed in writing by March 15, 2020. An administrative fee of $25 will be retained. No refunds will be made after March 15, 2020. Cancellations can be emailed to info@TheNPA.

For Hotel Reservations-  Harbor Hotel Watkins Glen - Call Phone# 607-535-6116 and reference NYS Nurse Practitioner or Group ID #6289  *Must register by February 27, 2020.

Planning Committee Members:
Desiree Branson, DNP, FNP-C, Chairperson
Barbara Armstrong, MS, FNP-C
Dave Goede, DNP, ACNP-BC
Andrea Kulp, MS, ANP-BC
Sue McKelvey, MS, FNP-BC
Fran Munroe, DNP, FNP-C
Jane Tuttle, PhD, FNP-BC


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