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38th Annual NPO Education Conference

Join the Nurse Practitioners of Oregon (NPO) for the 38th Annual NPO Education Conference which will be held October 8-10, 2015 at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon. This education conference is designed to support the professional practice and learning needs of nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and other interested health care providers by providing a variety of evidence-based educational topics.

10/8/2015 to 10/10/2015
When: Oct. 8-10, 2015
Where: Sunriver Resort
17600 Center Drive
Sunriver, Oregon  97707
United States
Contact: NPO
503-293-0011


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Program Description

The 38th Annual NPO Education Conference was held October 8-10, 2015 at the Sunriver Resort in Sunriver, Oregon. This education conference was designed to support the professional practice and learning needs of nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants and other interested health care providers by providing a variety of evidence-based educational topics.

CE Certificates of Successful Completion

Attendees who completed the requirements for successful completion (see below) can access their CE certificate online and either download a copy or have a copy emailed to you.To do this you must log in to the evaluation website and click the "certificates" button (see image below for example). While the webpage says the "site is currently closed," that means you are no longer able to complete an evaluation, but you can still download your CE certificate.

Don't forget, the evaluation log in is NOT the same as your NPO website log in. To log in, use your email address as both your username and your password.

 Click here to access your CE Certificate of Successful Completion

Nursing Contact Hours

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Approval valid through 10/1/2017. Assigned ONA #18444

Participants can earn up to 24 continuing nursing education contact hours, including up to 8.99 pharmacology contact hours.

Requirements for Successful Completion of this CNE Activity

In order to obtain a Certificate of Successful Completion for this activity, the learner must complete the following criteria:

  • Sign the Verification of Attendance Form at the registration desk each day you attend
  • Attend one or more sessions
  • Complete and submit the online evaluation form for each session attended by no later than October 31, 2015

Participants who successfully complete the above requirements will receive a Certificate of Successful Completion from the Nurse Practitioners of Oregon for the contact hours claimed during the evaluation process. Participants should only claim the sessions which were attended in full. Any participant who has NOT claimed their contact hours by October 31, 2015 will NOT receive a Certificate of Successful Completion.

Program Purpose

Learners will review and discuss current evidence-based practices focusing in primary care, psychiatric-mental health and pediatrics.

Target Audience

This program is aimed at nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants and other interested health care providers.

Program Objectives

Please see the individual session objectives listed for each presenter from the schedule below.

Details & Registration

The online registration for the 38th Annual NPO Education Conference is now closed as we have hit the maximum number of attendees we can comfortably accommodate at the venue. If you have any questions or would like to be added to a wait list, please contact us atnpo@oregonrn.org

More details, such as speakers, schedule, hotel reservations, and more, will be posted as they are finalized.

Disclosures

The planners for this CNE activity declare no conflicts of interest in the development and implementation of this educational activity.

All faculty/presenters for this activity have attested that she/he will provide the best available evidence for this content and present information fairly and without bias. For individual written disclosures from faculty presenters, please see the individual session description disclosures.

Event mobile App Now Available

To provide the best experience possible for our attendees, NPO is introducing a mobile event app for smart phones and mobile devices, which can also be accessed through desktop and laptop computers. The 38th Annual NPO Education Conference mobile app will put all of the conference details, documents and information in the palm of your hand, allowing for an interactive experience that will enhance the learning opportunities and provide more opportunities to interact with your colleagues.

This year’s mobile app will let you:

  • Access the event schedule anytime and customize your agenda
  • See all the speakers, read their bios, and view their presentations
  • Check out the exhibitors and locate their booths more easily
  • Get important updates and exciting offers through the app
  • See who’s attending and share contact information

To download the app, click on the following link from your phone: https://crowd.cc/s/8vlG

Once downloaded, you can use your individual mobile app access code provided in your confirmation email to access your personal conference schedule and set your personal profile.

NPO is Paperless

In our efforts to be environmentally conscious, NPO is no longer providing paper handouts. All submitted presenter handouts will be posted in the Documents & Handouts section within two weeks of the conference. No printed handouts will be available at the conference for attendees. If you need printed handout materials, please bring them with you to the conference.

Documents

Available presentations and handouts for the sessions will be available for download two weeks prior to the conference.

Click here to access the conference documents

Conference Fees

Conference fees include: attendance at the conference, Thursday’s lunch, Friday’s NPO Business Luncheon, beverages, and snacks. Lunch on Saturday is on your own. Registration dates and deadlines are:

  • Early Bird Registration: July 15 - August 31, 2015
  • Registration: September 1 - September 28, 2015

 

*Join ONA/NPO as a member and save up to $255 on fees (one year membership required).

  • NPO Member Rate is for members of ONA & NPO or members of other state nurses associations that are affiliated with the American Nurses Association are accepted.
  • Non-Member Rate is for NPs and CNSs who are not a member of NPO, physicians, physician assistants, and all allied health professionals.
  • NP Student Rate is for students who are currently enrolled in an NP program. Proof of enrollment may be requested.
  • Retired NP Member Rate is for NPO members who have had their license officially retired with the Oregon State Board of Nursing.

Workshop Fees

The hands-on workshop sessions available during the conference (beginning suturing, advanced suturing, rapid 12-lead ECG interpretation, EKG: Life threatening syndromes, joint injections and trigger point injections) will be charged a $15 materials fee to cover the materials used during the session.

Cancellations

Registration may be canceled by written request only. Cancellations must be received on or before September 28, 2015. An administrative fee of $50 will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be given after September 28, 2015. Written cancellations should be mailed to: NPO, Attn: Amy Ferguson, 18765 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite 200, Tualatin, OR 97062, or e-mail: ferguson@oregonrn.org.

Hotel & Accommodations

Located in the year-round recreational wonderland of Central Oregon, near Bend, Sunriver Resort offers the very best of the Northwest in a spectacular high-desert setting. Surrounded by thousands of acres of protected national forest land, serene mountain lakes, rivers and streams and only minutes from the ski and snowboard Mecca, Mt. Bachelor, Sunriver Resort is an idyllic destination any time of the year. With world-renowned golf, a luxurious spa, four restaurants and accommodations, the Sunriver Resort is a great destination.

NPO has a block of rooms reserved consisting of:

  • King guestrooms ($129/night*)
  • Double rooms ($129/night*)
  • 2-bedroom condos ($189/night* + one-time cleaning fee of $110)
  • Queen Suites, that are two-story with two queens upstairs and living area and kitchenette below ($169/night*)

*These prices do not reflect resort fees and taxes that will be added.

For reservations:

  • Please call the Sunriver Resort at (855) 420-8206
  • Ask for the NPO Conference block

You must reserve your room by September 7 to receive the discounted NPO rates.

There are also many vacation homes for rent within the Sunriver Resort area.

Featured Speaker

NPO is proud to welcome Nick Buettner, who will present “Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life." To find the path to long life and health, Nick Buettner's work is focused on studying the world’s “Blue Zones,” communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age.

In his talk, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits – Power 9® – that keep them spry past age 100. What should you be doing to live a longer life? Nick debunks the most common myths and offers a science-backed blueprint for the average American to live another 12 quality years.

Schedule

Below you will find a tentative schedule of the conference with session times, titles and CE available. The schedule is still being finalized and is subject to change.  Session details and full CE hours will be posted after the schedule is finalized.

 

Thursday, October 8, 2015

 TIME SESSION #
SESSION TITLE
SPEAKER  CE (Pharm)
7:00am-4:00pm   Registration open, exhibit hall open
 
7:00am-4:00pm   Poster Session Viewing
  1.5 (0) 
7:00-8:00am
  Morning Breakfast provided in exhibit hall
   
8:00-8:10am   Welcome/Announcements
   
8:10-9:25am
 100 KEYNOTE: Blue Zones: Secrets of a Long Life
This session sponsored by Optum.
Nick Buettner
1.25
(0)
9:25-10:50am   Breakout Sessions
   
   101 Dementia: Diagnosis to Hospice
Sharon Benjamin, RN, MSN, ANP, ACHPN
1.25
(0.16)
   102 Naloxone Rescue for Opioid Reversal
Shannon Panther, PharmD, BCACP
1.25
(0.25)
  103
Newborn Screening: Beyond the PKU Test
Becky Whittemore, FNP-BC, MN, MPH
1.25
(0.41)
   104 Test, Don’t Guess: Neurotransmitters Uncovered
Tamara Owen, RN, MS, PMHNP
1.25
(1.0)
11:10am-12:25pm
  Breakout Sessions
   
   105 Of Blood & Bone: Rheumatologic Laboratory & Diagnostic Interpretation for the Primary Care Provider
Carrie Schreibman, MSN, NP
1.25
(0)
   106 Treating Your Transgender Patients with Hormones: What You Need to Know
Allison Fox, FNP-BC
1.25
(0.5)
   107 Test, Don’t Guess: Neurotransmitters Uncovered (repeated)
Tamara Owen, RN, MS, PMHNP
1.25
(1.0)
   108 Naloxone Rescue for Opioid Reversal (repeated)
Shannon Panther, PharmD, BCACP
1.25
(0.25)
12:35-1:50pm
 109 Lunch Session: AANP Region X Update and Legislative Overview
(Boxed Lunch provided for those attending)
Tracy Klein, PhD, FNP, FAANP, FAAN
1.25
(0)
2:00-3:15pm
  Breakout Sessions
   
   110 Update on COPD and Asthma Care
Emily Speelmon, MD, PhD
1.25
(0.5)
   111 Concussion and Implementation of Evaluation Tools
Melissa Novak, DO
1.25
(0)
   112 ADHD: Beyond the DSM
Richard Steinberg, MD
1.25
(0.25)
   113 WORKSHOP: Beginning Suturing (limited to 25 attendees) - FULL
Mary Fey, FNP, MSN
 1.25
(0)
3:35-4:50pm
  Breakout Sessions
   
   114 Hospice and Palliative Care: What is the Right Choice for my Patient?
Sharon Benjamin, RN, MSN, ANP, ACHPN
1.25
(0)
   115 Update on COPD and Asthma Care (repeated)
Emily Speelmon, MD, PhD
1.25
(0.5)
   116 Concussion and Implementation of Evaluation Tools (repeated)
Melissa Novak, DO
1.25
(0)
   117 WORKSHOP: Advanced Suturing (limited to 25 attendees) - FULL
Mary Fey, FNP, MSN
 1.25
(0)
5:00-6:15pm
 118 Preparing for the Health Effects of Climate Change
Emily York, MPH and Renee Hackenmiller-Paradis, MPH, PhD
1.25
(0)

 

Friday, October 9, 2015

 TIME SESSION #
SESSION TITLE
SPEAKER  CE (Pharm)
6:30-7:10am
 YOGA1 Yoga    
7:00am-4:00pm   Registration open, exhibit hall open
   
7:00am-4:00pm
  Poster Session Viewing    1.5 (0)
8:00-8:10am   Welcome/Announcements
   
8:10-9:25am
 200 OSBN Updates
Max Tenscher, FNP
1.25
(0)
9:35-10:50am
  Breakout Sessions

 
   201 Polymedicine in the Elderly
Tracy Gutman, MD
1.25
(1.25)
   202 Cancelled due to speaker schedule change.


  203
Introduction to Integrative Health
Patricia Cox, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC and Pamela Potter, DNSc, RN, CNS-BC
1.25
(0)
  204 WORKSHOP: Rapid 12-Lead ECG Interpretation
Jon Tardiff, BS, PA-C
1.25
(0.08)
11:10am-12:25pm
  Breakout Sessions
   
  205 Urinary Incontinence
Karla Reinhart, DNP, FNP-C, ARNP
1.25
(0.25)
  206
Polymedicine in the Elderly (repeat)
Tracy Gutman, MD
1.25
(1.25)
  207 Antipsychotic Use in the Elderly: Time to Change Established Practice
James Sims, DNP, ANP-BC
1.25
(0)
  208 WORKSHOP*: EKG: Life Threatening Syndromes
Jon Tardiff, BS, PA-C
1.25
(TBD)
12:30-1:45pm
209 NPO Business Luncheon - Current Issues Affecting NP Practice - Lunch Provided
Susan King, MS, RN, CEN, FAAN
1.25
(0.41)
1:50-3:05pm
  Breakout Sessions
   
  210 Common Ailments of the Foot
Bettricia Otto, DPM, FACFAS
1.25
(0)
  211 Herpes: The Update You Really Need
Terri Warren, BA, BSN, MSN, MEd
1.25
(0.33)
  212 Diagnostic Puzzles
Tamara Lee, PMHNP-BC
1.25
(0.75)
 FULL 213 WORKSHOP*:Joint Injections (limited to 25 attendees) - FULL
Mary Derlacki, FNP
1.25
(0.25)
3:40-4:55pm
  Breakout Sessions
   

214 Common Ailments of the Foot (repeat)
Bettricia Otto, DPM, FACFAS
1.25
(0)
  215
Beyond the Pill: Contraception Management and Quality Measures in Primary Care
Mary Stark, DNP, FNP
1.25
(0.5)
  216 Diagnostic Puzzles (repeat)
Tamara Lee, PMHNP-BC
 1.25
(0.75)
  217
Benefits of Osteopathic Medicine
Melissa Novak, DO
1.25
(0)
5:30-6:30pm
Social
Joint Social with OGS


 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

 TIME SESSION #
SESSION TITLE
SPEAKER  CE (Pharm)
6:30-7:10am
 YOGA2 Yoga    
7:00-8:00am
  Continental Breakfast
   
7:00am-3:00pm   Poster Session Viewing
   1.5 (0)
8:00-8:10am   Welcome/Announcements
   
8:10-9:25am
300 ICD10: What You Need to Know
Jill Olmstead, MSN, ANP-C, FAANP
1.25
(0)
9:35-10:50am
  Breakout Sessions
   
  301 Primer on Peripheral Artery Disease
Palaniappan Muthappan, MD, FACC, RPVI
1.25
(0.25)
  302 STIs in Adolescents
Karla Reinhart, DNP, FNP-C, ARNP
1.25
(0.33)
  303
Group Power: Providing Innovative Care is the Future of Primary Care
Jackie Webb, RN, FNP-BC, DNP
1.25
(0)
11:00am-12:15pm
  Breakout Sessions
   
  304 PPI Overuse: Can You Stomach It?
Marcus Cooksey, FNP
1.25
(0.66)
  305 The Male PAP: Anal HPV Screening in Males
Theresa Bunker, MS, DNP, FNP-C
1.25
(0)
  306 Group Power: Providing Innovative Care is the Future of Primary Care (repeat)
Jackie Webb, RN, FNP-BC, DNP
1.25
(0)
  307 Professional NP
Larlene Dunsmuir, DNP, FNP, ANP-C, LuAnn Cook, RN, MN, ANP-BC and Mandy McKimmy, DNP, NP-C, APRN
1.25
(0)
12:15-1:15pm
  Lunch Break (on your own)    
1:15-2:30pm
  Breakout Sessions
   
  308
Primer on Coronary Artery Disease
Palaniappan Muthappan, MD, FACC, RPVI
1.25
(0.25)
  309 Mental Health in Children: Medications and Beyond
Deborah Padgett Coehlo, PhD, C-PNP, PMHS, CFLE
1.25
(0.5)
  310 Depression Risk and Inflammation Triggers
Janet Leathem, MA, PMHNP-BC
1.25
(0.5)
  311 WORKSHOP: Trigger Point Injections (limited to 25 attendees) - FULL
Mary Derlacki, FNP
1.25
(0.16)
2:40-3:55pm
  Breakout Sessions    
  312 Integrating Art into your Practice with Children
Martha Driessnack, PhD, PPCNP-BC
1.25
(0)

313 Depression Risk and Inflammation Triggers (repeat)
Janet Leathem, MA, PMHNP-BC
1.25
(0.5)
  315 The Healing Aspects of Laughter: Averting Caretaker Stress and Burnout
Laura Hayden, MPT, DPT
1.25
(0)
3:55pm
  End of Conference
   

 

Conference Essentials

Business casual attire is acceptable for the meetings. Meeting rooms are air-conditioned. For comfort, a jacket or sweater is suggested. Laptops and handheld devices are welcome for note taking during sessions. Limited Wi-Fi is available at the resort. The Exhibit Hall will be open Thursday and Friday with the latest in clinical practice products and services.
All presenter handouts available will be posted on the website two weeks prior to the conference. No printed handouts will be available at the conference. If you need printed handout materials, please bring them with you to the conference.

ADA COMPLIANCE: In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NPO seeks to make this conference accessible to all. If you have a disability which might require special accommodations, please contact Amy Ferguson at (503) 293-0011 x306 or ferguson@oregonrn.org.

CHILDREN: Children and infants are not permitted in any educational session. For safety and insurance reasons, children and infants are not permitted in the exhibit hall.

38th Annual NPO Education Exhibitor Opportunities

The Nurse Practitioners of Oregon invite interested vendors to share your product expertise with us during our 38th Annual Nurse Practitioners of Oregon Education Conference, October 8-10, 2015 in Sunriver, OR.

Approximately 250+ nurse practitioners from Oregon, Idaho, Washington and Northern California. Nurse practitioners specializing in: primary care, pediatric care, women’s health care, psychiatric/mental health care, and other sub-specialties.

Click here to learn more about exhibitor opportunities

 

Calendar

10/12/2016 » 10/15/2016
39th Annual NPO Education Conference

4/1/2017
7th Annual NPO Pharmacology Update

10/5/2017 » 10/7/2017
40th NPO Annual Education Conference


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