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The NPO 37th Annual Education Conference will be held October 16-18, 2014 at the Sentinel Hotel in Portland, Oregon. This conference is designed to support nurse practitioner's professional practice and learning needs by providing a variety of evidence-based educational topics. The Nurse Practitioners of Oregon Education Committee utilized the evaluation data from last year's conference to create this program.

10/16/2014 to 10/18/2014
When: 10/16/2014
October 16-18, 2014
Where: The Sentinel Hotel (formerly the Governor)
614 Southwest 11th Avenue
Portland, OR  97205
Contact: Nurse Practitioners of Oregon
(503) 293-0011

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Program Description

This conference is designed to support nurse practitioner's professional practice and learning needs by providing a variety of evidence-based educational topics. The Nurse Practitioners of Oregon Education Committee utilized the evaluation data from last year's conference to create this program. The learning objectives for this program were developed through a collaborative effort of the Nurse Practitioners of Oregon Education Committee, conference planners, and the faculty presenters of this conference.

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, advanced practice nurses, physician assistants, and other interested health care providers.

Program Objectives

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

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.

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 October 7, 2016. Assigned ONA #17519.

Up to 23.6 continuing nursing contact education contact hours is available. 

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:

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. The online evaluation process will close November 19, 2014. Any participant who has NOT claimed their contact hours by this date will NOT receive a Certificate of Successful Completion.

The total number of contact hours awarded to each learner will be determined by the learner completing the Requirements of Successful Completion for each session they attended. This educational activity contains a maximum of 23.6 contact hours.

Conference Evaluation

The conference evaluation is now closed.

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 2 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 are available to download.

Featured Speakers

Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, is the founder, president and principal lecturer with Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc. (FHEA), an international provider of nurse practitioner certification preparation and continuing education for healthcare providers. More than 65,000 nurse practitioners have used the Fitzgerald review course to successfully prepare for certification.

An internationally recognized presenter, Dr. Fitzgerald has provided thousands of programs for numerous professional organizations, universities, national and state healthcare associations on a wide variety of topics including clinical pharmacology, assessment, laboratory diagnosis, healthcare and nurse practitioner practice. For more than 25 years she has provided graduate-level pharmacology courses for nurse practitioner students at a number of universities. In addition, she is a family nurse practitioner at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, Massachusetts, and adjunct faculty for the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Family Practice Residency Program. She holds a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, where she received the Alumni Association Award for Clinical Excellence.

Conference Fees

Conference fees include: Attendance at the conference, Friday’s NPO Business Luncheon, beverages, and snacks. Lunch on Thursday and Saturday is on your own.


Full Conference
(3 Days)
Two Days
One Day
NPO Member Rate
$395$350$175
Non-Member Rate
$650$450$225
NP Student Rate
$195$150$75
Retired NP Member Rate
$195$150
$75

*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.  

Registration Schedule

Registration is now closed

There will be limited onsite registration available at the event.

Late Registration Fee

A one-time $75 fee will be assessed on all registrations received in the ONA/NPO office starting September 29, 2014. If the additional fee is not included with your payment, it will be required before you are officially registered.

Workshop Fees

The hands-on workshop sessions available during the conference (beginning suturing, advanced suturing, and splinting) will be charged a $25 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 October 4, 2014. An administrative fee of $50 will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be given after October 4, 2014. 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.

Exhibit Hall

Our Exhibit Hall features the latest in clinical practice products and services displayed by numerous companies, employers, and organizations. Exhibits provide an opportunity to closely examine the products and discuss their use with trained representatives on an individual basis. Please stop by and experience this valuable learning experience. The Exhibit Hall will be open Thursday and Friday.

ADA Compliance

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, Nurse Practitioners of Oregon 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 or ferguson@oregonrn.org.

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 in the hotel.

Children

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

Lodging

Sentinel, a downtown Portland hotel, is a meeting spot and home away from home for sentinels – the movers, shakers and doers – who flock to Portland for creative and entrepreneurial vision. This Portland luxury hotel is situated in two of Portland’s most historic buildings and houses Jake’s Grill and Jackknife Bar.

Providing 5-star hotel service and gracious hospitality, Sentinel features 23,000 square feet of meeting space that serves as the nucleus of the Portland community, as well as visiting conferences and events. Here, visionaries of our world are celebrated through artwork that adorns the corridors and guestrooms. Rich in art, architecture and history, Sentinel is one of the most beloved downtown Portland hotels.

NPO has a limited block of rooms with the Sentinel Hotel. Rooms available are the Deluxe at $179.00/night or the Premier at $199.00/night. This price is good until September 15, 2014.

To reserve your room today, either:

Schedule

You can see below for the session times, titles and CE available.  Session details will be available shortly.

 

Thursday, October 16, 2014

 TIMESESSION #
SESSION TITLE
SPEAKER CE (Pharm)
7:00am-5:00pm Registration open, exhibit hall open, Poster Session Viewing
  
7:00-8:00am
 Morning Breakfast provided in exhibit hall
  
8:00-8:10am Welcome/Announcements
  
8:10-9:25am
 100KEYNOTE: Drug Update: New Products, New Indications, New Warnings - Sponsored by OptumMargaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC1.25
(1.25)
9:35-10:50am 101Management of Thyroid Disease: Too Much, Too Little, Masses - Adults and Peds - Sponsored by Optum
Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC1.25
(1.25)
11:10am-12:25pm Breakout Sessions
  
  102If We Don’t Ask, They Might Not Tell: Screening for Intimate Partner Violence In Primary Care
Laurel Koppelman, DNP, FNP-C, APRN1.25
(0)
  103Update on Childhood Environmental Health Issues at Home, School and Beyond
Jennifer Bevacqua, RN, MS, CPNP-AC/PC
1.25
(0)
 104
Beyond Sleep Hygiene: Behavioral Approaches to Insomnia
Rocky Garrison, PhD, CBSM and Damon Michael Williams, RN, PMHNP-BC
 1.25
(0)
  105WORKSHOP: Beginning Suturing
(limit 25 attendees) - FULL
Mary Fey, FNP
1.25
(0)
12:25-1:45pm Lunch Break (on your own)
  
1:45-3:00pm
 Breakout Sessions
  
  106Opioid Abuse and Addiction: It's an Epidemic!
Daryl Plotzker, MN, DNP, FNP-BC, Anne Johnston, cFNP, MS, and Larlene Dunsmuir, MS, FNP
1.25
(0.62)
  107Sex Trafficking: Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children
Pamela Avila, MSN, FNP-BC, PNP-BC
1.25
(0)
  108Compounding in Hormone and Pain Management
Jeffrey Grimm, MSN, NP-C, FAARM and James Bui, RPh
1.25
(1.25)
  109WORKSHOP: Advanced Suturing
(limit 25 attendees) - FULL
Mary Fey, FNP1.25
(0)
3:10-4:25pm
 Breakout Sessions
  
  111Group Well-Child Visits: An Innovative Practice Model
Molly Filosi, DNP, FNP-C
1.25
(0)
  112Volunteering Overseas
Andrew Harris, MD
1.25
(0.16)
  113WORKSHOP: Playing in Plaster: The Basics of Splinting (limit 20 attendees) - FULL
Kari Komlofske, APRN, FNP-C
1.25
(0.25)
4:45-6:00pm
 114Closing the Gap Between Can and May in Health-Care Providers’ Scope of Practice
Barbara Safriet, JD, LLM
1.25
(0)

 

Friday, October 17, 2014

 TIMESESSION #
SESSION TITLE
SPEAKER CE (Pharm)
7:00am-5:00pm Registration open, exhibit hall open, Poster Session Viewing
  
8:00-8:10am Welcome/Announcements
  
8:10-9:25am
 200Moving from Cultural Competence to Cultural Agility
April Lewis, BA, MPA & Carol French, BA, MA
1.25
(0)
9:35-10:50am
 Breakout Sessions

 
  201From Gen Z to Veterans: Bridging Generational Gaps - The Times They Are A-Changin’
April Lewis, BA, MPA & Carol French, BA, MA
1.25
(0)
  202Child Abuse & Neglect: Recognition, Referral & Outcomes
Gabrielle Petersen, PNP, Catherine Burns, PhD, RN, CPNP-PC, FAAN and Sue Skinner, MD
1.25
(0)
 203
Non-Pharmacologic Treatment of Anxiety Disorders - What Is Out There and Is It Helpful?
Sally Rothacker-Peyton, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC-PP
 1.25
(0.08)
 204Understanding the Knee
Kari Komlofske, APRN, FNP-C
1.25
(0.5)
11:10am-12:25pm
 Breakout Sessions
  
 205Managing Chronic Pain Syndromes Across the Lifespan: Show me the Evidence
Kim Dupree Jones, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN
1.25
(0.33)
 206
Implementing an Adolescent Depression Model
Kristin Case, MSN, FNP and Stephen Dunlevy, LCSW
1.25
(0.41)
 207Weight Management in the Elderly
James Sims, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, NP-C
1.25
(0)
 208Public Relations 101: Sharing Your Voice and Your Message
Dianne Danowski Smith, APR, Fellow PRSA
1.25
(0)
12:25-2:00pm
209NPO Business Luncheon - Current Issues Affecting NP Practice - Lunch Provided
Susan E. King, MS, RN, CEN, FAAN
 1.25
(0)
2:15-3:30pm
 Breakout Sessions
  
 210Cervical Cancer Screening: Addressing the Confusion/Making Friends with the Algorithms
Sally Hersh, DNP, CNM
1.25
(0)
 211Implementing Long-standing Health Literacy Interventions at a Community Health Center
Rachael Postman, DNP, FNP-C & Madeleine Sanford, MS, FNP-C
1.25
(0)
 212Addressing Substance Use: Incorporating Brief Intervention Strategies into Patient Visits
Jason Kilmer, PhD
1.25
(0.16)
 213Engaging Our Voice: Practicing Media Savvy and Public Speaking
Dianne Danowski Smith, APR, Fellow PRSA
1.25
(0)
3:45-5:00pm Breakout Sessions
  

214Herbal Prescribing Basics
Lori von der Heydt, ND
1.25
(0)
 215
A Systematic Approach to Interpreting Chest X-Rays
Brian Wetzel, RN, MSN, ACNP
1.25
(0)
 217
Understanding and Treating Insulin Resistance
Larissa Ienna, FNP-BC & Zachary McCall, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCACP
1.25
(0.4)
5:15-6:30pm
218
The Modern Black Death: Coal, Global Warming & Mercury - What It Means for You & Your Patients
Martin Donohoe, MD, FACP
1.25
(0.16)

 

Saturday, October 17, 2014

 TIMESESSION #
SESSION TITLE
SPEAKER CE (Pharm)
7:00am-5:00pm Registration open, exhibit hall open, Poster Session Viewing
  
8:00-8:10am Welcome/Announcements
  
8:10-9:25am
300Oregon Board of Nursing APRN Practice Updates
Sarah Wickenhagen, DNP, FNP-C, APRN
1.25
(0.42)
9:35-10:50am
 Breakout Sessions
  
 301The DNP - Is It for You?
Patricia Cox, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC,  Christopher Silva, DNP, FNP-BC, & Larlene Dunsmuir, MS, FNP
1.25
(0)
 302Caregivers and Autism Spectrum Disorders: Application of Guidelines for Support
Mandy McKimmy, DNP, FNP-C, APRN
1.25
(0)
 303
Comprehensive Geriatric Assessment
Tracy Gutman, MD
 1.25
(0.25)
 304
Nurse Practitioner Clinic Ownership: Pearls and Pitfalls
Shelda Holmes, FNP
1.25
(0)
11:10am-12:25pm
 Breakout Sessions
  
 305Nurse Practitioner-Managed Health Centers
Isabel Toledo-Silvestre, PMHNP
1.25
(0)
 306Pediatric Pharmacology Update
Teri Moser Woo, PhD, CPNP-PC, FAANP
1.25
(1.25)
 307The New Lipid and Hypertension Guidelines
Seth Merritt, FNP, CATOM, CLS
1.25
(0.5)
 308ECG Interpretation - Common Arrhythmias
Jon Tardiff, BS, PA-C
1.25
(0.16)
12:25-1:30pm
 Lunch Break (on your own)   
1:30-2:45pm
 Breakout Sessions
  
 309
Providing Patient-Centered Health Care to the Transgender PopulationAllison Fox, MSN, RN, FNP1.25
(0.16)
 310Update on Pediatric Immunizations
Teri Moser Woo, PhD, CPNP-PC, FAANP
1.25
(1.25)
 311What Every Nurse Practitioner Should Know About Appraising Evidence for Clinical Decision Making
Carlton Brown, PhD, RN, AOCN, FAAN
1.25
(0)
 312ECG Interpretation - 12 Leads & Acute Coronary Syndromes
Jon Tardiff, BS, PA-C
1.25
(0.08)
2:50-4:05pm
 Breakout Sessions  
 313Responsible Prescribing for Obese Patients
Seth Merritt, FNP, CATOM, CLS
1.25
(1.0)

314Oral Health: Early Intervention for Expectant Mothers and Children and the Impact on Overall Health
Michelle Stafford, DDS
1.25
(0.08)
 315
Being an Effective Preceptor for NP Students: Some Suggestions
James Sims, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC, NP-C, and Larlene Dunsmuir, MS, FNP
 1.25
(0)

 

Non-Sponsored Events

While the NPO Education Conference is happening at the specific times and locations listed above, there are other events taking place around the conference that attendees may be interested in.  These events are not sponsored or endorsed by the Nurse Practitioners of Oregon and are not part of the conference, we are just letting attendees know of other events they may be interested in.  If you are interested, please see the appropriate fliers for information.

  • Primary Screening with the cobas HPV test - A new paradigm in Cervical Cancer Screening
    Friday, October 17, 6:30 p.m. registration, 7:00 p.m. program begins
    Sentinel Hotel, Renaissance Room


    RSVP kindly requested to Gretchyn Duval
    gretchyn.duval@roche.com
    or 503-329-6912
    Click here for details
  • University of Portland School of Nursing Networking Social
    Friday, October 17 at 7:00 p.m.
    Sentinel Hotel

    Click here for details




 

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