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NPO Pharmacology Conference: Focus on Diabetes - POSTPONED
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NPO Pharmacology Conference: Focus on Diabetes, April 4, 2020 at the DoubleTree - Lloyd Center in Portland, OR.

When: Saturday, April 4, 2020
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
1000 NE Multnomah St.
Portland, Oregon  97232
United States
Contact: NPO

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NPO Pharmacology Conference: Focus on Diabetes
Saturday, April 4, 2020 - POSTPONED

The Nurse Practitioners of Oregon for the NPO Pharmacology Conference: Focus on Diabetes has been postponed due to health and safety concerns due to COVID-19.

We are currently looking at our options for the future and will update the website once future plans are determined. Thank you all for your understanding and please be mindful over the next few weeks to ensure the health of you and your communities.


If you have registered to attend the conference, we will process the refunds over the next week and you should see the refunds hit your account within the next two weeks.


  • Pharmacology update
  • Review and update of pathophysiology and pharmacology of treatment for Type 2 diabetes
  • Management of diabetic neuropathy and neuropathic pain treatment
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Prevention and treatment in diabetic nephropathy
  • Diagnosis and management of diabetic wounds and infections


Registration and Fees

Registration is currently suspended. NPO takes the health of our members and our community very seriously and are currently evaluating concerns regarding COVID-19. A decision regarding the status of the conference will be determined soon and will be communicated with members and current registrants.

Conference Fees:

Member Status
Registration Fee
NPO Member rate $125
Non-member rate $250
NP student rate* $100


*NP students can register for a discounted rate, but must email NPO to confirm enrollment in an NP program. After confirmation, you will receive a discount code to register online at the student rate.

Please email with your name, contact information and name of the school at which you are enrolled. 



The registration fee includes meals at the conference. The following meals are provided:

  • Continental Breakfast
  • Lunch


Continuing Education

Learners can earn 6.5 continuing nursing education contact hours (which includes 6.5 pharmacotherapeutic contact hours).

Oregon Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.



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

The presenters of this CNE activity declare no conflicts of interest and have attested that they will provide the best available evidence for this content and present information fairly and without bias.


About the Speakers

Alan P. Agins, Ph.D.

Alan P. Agins, Ph.D. holds a BS in psychology from the State University of New York (Brockport), a Master’s in Pharmacology & Toxicology and a doctorate in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Rhode Island. He has held faculty appointments at Brown Medical School, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy and University of Virginia School of Nursing. During his tenure at Brown, he received the "Dean’s Teaching Excellence Award” for five consecutive years for his outstanding pharmacology lectures. Dr. Agins has also taught graduate & post-graduate pharmacology courses at a number of nursing schools around the country including Penn State, Idaho State, Radford, University of West Virginia and University of Arizona.

Over the past two decades, Dr. Agins has lectured nationally to more than 70,000 advanced practice clinicians and allied health professionals. He is a regularly invited speaker at annual conferences for a number of national, regional and state nursing organizations. Dr. Agins has contributed to various journals, continuing education monographs and pharmacology textbooks as a writer and reviewer. He has authored 3 books and has written and "starred” in a series of entertaining online educational video clips to support nursing pharmacology textbooks (Elsevier). Alan also currently presents weekly live CE webinars for pharmacists through RxSchool (AMN Healthcare), writes a monthly e-Newsletter for Lexi-Comp and makes his wife lunch (to go) every day.

Jody Agins, MSN, FNP-BC, GNP-BC

Jody Agins received her MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Kansas and is board certified by the ANCC in Family Practice and Gerontology. She is the Founder & Executive Director, and a practicing NP, for Collaborative Medical Provider Group (PLLC), a consortium of private-practice clinicians in Tucson, AZ.

Jody is also the Clinical Services Director for Agape Hospice and Palliative Care and is a primary care provider for CareMore Touch, also in Tucson. In addition, she serves as a clinical preceptor for Family and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner students at several Arizona universities. Jody is invited to speak nationally on pain management, geriatric care and a number of other clinical topics for a variety of NP organizations.



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