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Join us for the 43rd Annual (but first time virtual) NPO Education Conference, Oct. 16-17, 2020.

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When: Oct. 16-17, 2020
Where: Virtual Conference Online
United States
Contact: NPO

Online registration is available until: 10/9/2020
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NPO Virtual Education Conference, Oct. 16-17, 2020

Join the Nurse Practitioners of Oregon for our 43rd Annual NPO Education Conference held Oct. 16-17, 2020 online.

The two-day conference will feature concurrent live sessions, providing the opportunity to interact directly with the presenters for a robust educational opportunity. Each session will be recorded, so sessions you are unable to attend live will also be available on-demand afterward.

NPO is proud to present a mix of topics, with some that are universal for all providers, as well as some specific to those practicing in the Pacific Northwest.


The 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.

If you have any questions or want more information, contact us at

Call for Posters

We are still seeking presenters to provide evidence-based educational poster topics for the conference. Speakers who may have been unable to travel to Bend are encouraged to submit an abstract to present a poster from the comfort of your own home or office!

Poster Submission Deadline: July 31, 2020.

Click here to learn more and to submit a poster

Featured Speakers

Monica McLemore photoMonica McLemore, RN, MPH, PhD, FAAN

Session Topic: Mapping a Bold Vision for the Future of Nursing

At the University of California, San Francisco, Monica McLemore is a tenured associate professor in the Family Health Care Nursing Department, an affiliated scientist with Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health, and a member of the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health. She retired from clinical practice as a public health and staff nurse after a 28-year clinical nursing career.

Her program of research is grounded in reproductive justice, a lens used to understand reproductive health and rights for people with the capacity for pregnancy. Her work is grounded in the hypothesis that if we center the most marginalized people, care improves for everyone.


Susan King PhotoSusan King, MSN, RN, CEN, FAAN

Susan King MSN, RN, CEN, FAAN is the former Executive Director of the Oregon Nurses Association, retiring in 2017 and she continues a clinical practice in emergency nursing in a Portland area emergency department.

Susan has been an influential presence in the Nurse Practitioner (NP) landscape for over three decades, working tirelessly in her many roles within the Oregon Nurses Association. She has been a champion for the role of the nurse, student nurse, and advanced practice nurse, especially nurse practitioners. She was inducted into the inaugural class of the NPO Hall of Fame in 2016. 

Susan has served as a mentor to many NPs, and RNs, throughout her career, showing many NPs what it means to advocate for our profession.


Session Topics and Agenda

Presentations will focus on how NPs can enhance knowledge to provide equitable care for all. The final schedule is still being finalized and will be available shortly. Topics and speakers subject to change.

Key topics include:

  • Health care policy
  • Chronic health diseases
  • Legal issues for NPs
  • Psychiatric care for pediatrics & adults
  • Identifying dental problems
  • LGBTQ health care
  • Treating dermatologic conditions
  • Tips for prescribing buprenorphine
  • Many more

Continuing Education

At least 30 contact hours of nursing continuing professional development will be available, which includes some pharmacotherapeutic contact hours.

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

Registration & Fees

Registration will open in mid-July. During registration, you will choose only to attend the conference. Once registered, you will receive an email in September to select your sessions of interest. 


  • $99 for NPO members and students
  • $250 for non-members


  • NPO Member Rate is for members of ONA/NPO or members of other state nurses associations that are affiliated with the American Nurses Association. Proof of membership in other state nurses associations required.  
  • 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 will be required. 


Registration may be canceled by written request only. Cancellations must be received on or before Oct. 4, 2020. An administrative fee of $50 will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be given after Oct. 4, 2020. Written cancellations should be mailed to: NPO, 18765 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite 200, Tualatin, OR 97062, or email:


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