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2018 One Day Conference

The Nurse Practitioner Association New York State One Day Conference

May 5, 2018

University of Rochester, Medical Center, 415 Elmwood Ave, Rochester, NY

Presenter: Sally K. Miller, PhD, AGACNP, AGPCNP, FNP-BC, FAANP


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Please note: We are unable to accommodate walk-in registrations for this conference.

Directions to the Class of '62 Auditorium in the Medical Center and Map - click here 



Participants can park in the MRB Visitor Lot (Lot 8), the SRB Visitor Lot (Lot 14) or the main hospital parking garage. The fee for the day in each lot is $6.

SRB Visitor Lot - 265 Crittenden Blvd, Rochester, NY

MRB Visitor Lot - 415 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY

Hospital Parking Garage - 601 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY


Speaker handouts are available - to view, download and/or print the handouts, scroll down and click on the session title. It is the responsibility of the registrant to print the handouts and bring them to the conference.


Registrant check in begins at 7:30 am. A continental breakfast will be provided upon check-in. The continental breakfast will consist of assorted croissants and breakfast breads, bagels, cream cheese, butter, fruit preserves, fresh seasonal fruit, coffee, tea and juice.

A boxed lunch will also be provided. Choices will include turkey club spinach wrap, house kaiser roast beef, fruit almond creamy chicken salad, vegan hummus and cucumber wrap. All box lunches will include, chips, side salad, whole fruit, cookie and a bottle of water.

Please be apprised that the continental breakfast and box lunches are being provided by a outside catering service. If you have specific food allergies or intolerance please plan accordingly as we are unable to accommodate any onsite requests.


Agenda: (to download handouts click on the session title)

7:30 am – 8:00 am – Registration check-in and continental breakfast

8:00 am – 9:15 am - COPD Diagnosis, Phenotype and Management: Incorporating 2017 Revised Guidelines

This presentation analyzes the pathophysiology of COPD with particular attention to targets of treatment. We will discuss risk factors for COPD development, phenotypical expression and evidence-based management strategies with a particular emphasis on pharmacotherapy. The role of the primary care provider is emphasized, with realistic analysis and application of evidence-based treatments.

9:30 am – 10:45 amThe Dizzy Patient: Evaluation and Management of Vertigo, Ataxia and Near Syncope

“I feel dizzy” is a common complaint and sometimes perplexing to primary care providers. This presentation will offer a systemic approach to assessment in order to determine the true nature of the complaint. After correct identification of vertigo, ataxia or near syncope, evidence-based primary care strategies for the management of each clinical syndrome is discussed.

11:00 am – 12:15 pm - Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Primary Care: When and How to Manage, When to Refer

Depression and anxiety are common presenting complaints in primary care. This session discusses application of diagnostic criteria, including key factors in ruling out bipolar disorder. Case studies are sued to illustrate appropriate primary care pharmacologic management, assessment of efficacy, and to determine when patients should be referred to specialty care.

12:15 pm – 1:00 pm – A box lunch will be provided

1:00 pm – 2:15 pm - Managing Hypertension across the Lifespan: Pediatrics to Geriatrics

Hypertension is a common primary care problem and guidelines present a very algorithmic approach to management. This presentation will analyze the pathophysiologies of hypertension and analyze current drug strategies to promote optimal management. Pediatric and geriatric issues are also highlighted, including differences in pathophysiology and best management strategies. Case studies analysis provides the opportunity to apply the pharmacotherapeutic concepts discussed.

2:30 pm – 3:45 pm - Lipid Assessment and Management: Analyze and Apply Current Guidelines from the USPS Task Force and the American College of Cardiology, American Heart Association

Evidence-based recommendations for the use of lipid-lowering therapies to promote atherosclerotic cardiovascular risk reduction have undergone a major revision in recent years. This presentation differentiates ASCVD risk reduction from the management of dyslipidemia, and evaluates and applies current guidelines as they apply to the primary care population. Pharmacologic targets of therapy are analyzed. Case studies from primary care will illustrate the evolving approach to use of statins and other lipid-lowering agents.

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm – Conference wrap-up


Presenter: Sally K. Miller, PhD, AGACNP, AGPCNP, FNP-BC, FAANP

Sally K. Miller, PhD, AGACNP, AGPCNP, FNP-BC, FAANP is a nurse practitioner with over 20 years of practice experience and four nurse practitioner board certifications including Family, Acute Care, Adult Primary Care, and Gerontology. She is also a certified nurse educator, and has been teaching nurse practitioner students since 1995 with a focus on advanced pathophysiology, advanced pharmacology, and adult illness.

She owns Sahara Family Practice in Las Vegas, Nevada, where she remains active in clinical practice. Dr. Miller is a fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) and a clinical professor at the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Nurses Association, Academy of Correctional Health Professionals, and the Nevada Nurses' Association.

Dr. Miller has been published in several nurse practitioner journals including Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Biological Research for Nursing, Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy, Journal of Primary Health Care, Journal of Correctional Health Care, Advance for Nurse Practitioners, and many more. She has served as an article reviewer for many of these publications as well.

Dr. Miller has presented a wide variety of pharmacology and clinical topics at local and national conferences. Sally is a senior lecturer for Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc.

Registration Fees:

NPA Member - $200
NPA Student Transition Member- $165
NPA Student Member - $125
NPA Retired Member -$125
Non-Member - $300


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For anyone who has not opted in for the Event Ticket Protection insurance, The NPA will charge a $50 administrative fee for any cancellations received prior to April 27, 2018. Cancellations requests received between April 28, 2018 and May 5, 2018 will be charged a $75 administrative fee. No refunds will be issued after May 5, 2018.

All cancellation requests must be made in writing. If you have purchased the Event Ticket Protection you are still required to send a written cancellation request to The NPA, however, you will not be charged the administrative fee. We encourage you to opt in for the Event Ticket Protection insurance as the fee is much lower than The NPA administrative fee.


When registering for this One Day Conference you can select to opt in/out for Event Ticket Protection insurance. The cost of the Event Ticket Protection is 5.75% of the total ticket cost for the registrant.

Below is the list of covered reasons for cancellation coverage with Event Ticket Protection. These reasons are set by our 3rd-party insurance partner, Allianz Global Assistance, are subject to change and may vary per policy. The NPA does not have the ability to add/remove any of the reasons in this list. You can only purchase the Event Ticket Protection when you register online. You are not eligible for this insurance if you mail in your registration.

• You will be attending an immediate family member’s childbirth at the time the event is scheduled to take place as long as the pregnancy occurs after the effective date of coverage.
• You or a companion not arriving at the venue due to a delay by the travel carrier used for transportation.
• Your death.
• The death of a family member on or within 30 days prior to the event
• You or your spouse is permanently relocated by your or your spouse's current employer to a location that is at least 100 miles from your primary residence.
• You or a companion, after having been with the same employer for at least 12 continuous months, are terminated or laid off, through no fault of your or a companion’s own, after the effective date of coverage.
• Your home being made uninhabitable by fire, flood, burglary, vandalism, or natural disasters. This benefit only applies for the time that your home is actively undergoing the repair process.
• You are unable to attend the event due to a weather emergency within 24 hours of the event and the event is not cancelled by the venue.
• Any serious injury or any unforeseeable serious illness occurring to you or a companion which results in you or a companion being unable to attend the event for which the ticket is purchased. You or the companion must be examined by a physician within 72 hours of the cancellation and the physician must advise you or the companion not to attend the event.
• Any serious injury or any unforeseeable serious illness occurring to your immediate family member that is considered life threatening or requiring hospitalization or which requires you to provide primary care to that person. Your immediate family member must be examined by a physician within 72 hours of the cancellation.
• You being required to serve on a jury or served with a court order or subpoena which requires your appearance in court on the day of the event, and which prevents you from attending the event. This covered reason does not apply if you are a legal professional acting in the capacity of that profession.
• Your or a companion's automobile having a mechanical breakdown within 24 hours of the event which results in the vehicle being unable to be driven to the event.
• You, a companion, or an immediate family member, who are on active military duty, having personal leave status changed, except for disciplinary reasons, which prevents you from attending the event.
• Your pregnancy, as long as the pregnancy occurs after the effective date of coverage, which can be verified by medical records and your physician advises you not to attend the event for which the ticket was purchased.
• You or a companion's tickets being stolen, provided that the venue or promoter cannot reissue stolen tickets.
• Theft of your automobile within 48 hours of the event that results in your inability to attend the event.
• You are unable to attend the event because an unforeseeable urgent home repair is scheduled to occur within 12 hours of the event and you are required to be present during the repair.
• You or a companion being directly involved in a traffic accident on the day of the event that causes damage to your or a companion’s vehicle which creates an immediate need for repair to ensure the safe operation of the vehicle.
• You or a companion being directly or indirectly involved in a traffic accident en route to a departure on a travel carrier resulting in you or companion missing transportation to the event, provided that the transportation was scheduled to depart no more than 48 hours prior to the event, and the travel carrier was unable to accommodate you or a companion on later transportation which would arrive in time to attend the event.


Hotel information:

The Hilton Garden Inn at College Town is walking distance http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en/hotels/new-york/hilton-garden-inn-rochester-university-and-medical-center-ROCUAGI/index.html - the Hilton does have a shuttle that runs to and from the airport and occasionally can pick up/drop off at the Med Center depending on their schedule for the day. It is also about a 10 minute walk.

Marriott Courtyard Brighton http://www.marriott.com/hotels/travel/rocch-courtyard-rochester-brighton - The Marriott has a shuttle that only goes to and from the airport.

Staybridge Suites Rochester https://www.ihg.com/staybridge/hotels/us/en/rochester/rocba/hoteldetail?cm_mmc=GoogleMaps-_-SB-_-USA-_-ROCBA - The Staybridge is about a 15-20 minute walk, however they do have a shuttle to the med center that runs from 6:30-10am and then 5-9pm.


Contact Hours:



This activity is approved for 6.25 contact hours of continuing education, (which includes 3.5 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 18023069. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.



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