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39th Annual NPO Education Conference at the Hood River Inn, Hood River, OR on October 12-15, 2016

10/12/2016 to 10/15/2016
When: October 12-15, 2016
Where: Best Western Plus Hood River Inn
1108 E Marina Dr.
Hood River, Oregon  97031
United States
Contact: NPO
503-293-0011

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Hood River Inn, Hood River, OR

October 12-15, 2016

Program Description

The 39th Annual NPO Education Conference will be held in Hood River, OR, starting with an evening CE session on Wednesday, Oct. 12, followed by three full days of sessions, ending on Saturday, Oct. 15.

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.

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

Program Objectives

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

Nursing Contact Hours

Learners can earn up to 22.5 continuing nursing education contact hours.

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

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 November 15, 2016

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 November 15, 2016 will NOT receive a Certificate of Successful Completion.

Evaluation

You will be required to log in to complete the evaluation.

Your username is the email address we have on file and your password is the word "npo" all lowercase

LOGIN INFORMATION Example:

  • Username: name@email.com
  • Password : npo

To complete your evaluation, click the link below:

www.xcdsystem.com/NPO

Disclosures

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

All faculty/presenters/authors 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/authors, please see the individual session description disclosures.

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, Presentations and Handouts

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.

Registration

Online registration is now closed.  There will be limited onsite registration available at the conference.  If you missed the online registration window and want more information about onsite registration, please contact us at NPO@oregonrn.org.

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 or you can pre-purchase a lunch when you register.

   NPO Member
Non-Member*
NP Student
Retired NP Member
 3-Day Rate
$495 $795 $275 $275
 2-Day Rate
$425 $600 $225 $225
 1-Day Rate
$225 $350 $125 $125
 Pre-Con Session
$25
$25 $25 $25
 

*Join ONA/NPO as a member and save up to $300 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. Proof of membership 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 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, and splinting upper extremity) will be charged a $25 fee to cover the materials used during the session.

Optional Boxed Lunch on Saturday

The lunch break on Saturday will not feature any presentations and attendees will be on their own for food. However, attendees have the option of pre-purchasing a boxed lunch for $15. The boxed lunch must be purchased when you register and pay registration fees, no option to purchase the boxed lunch will be available on site.

Cancellations

Registration may be canceled by written request only. Cancellations must be received on or before September 30, 2016. An administrative fee of $50 will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be given after September 30, 2016. 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.

Featured Speaker

Dr. Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP is the Founder, President and Principal Lecturer with Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., an international provider of NP Certification Preparation and ongoing continuing education for health care providers. More than 85,000 NPs have used the Fitzgerald 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 20 years she has provided graduate-level pharmacology courses for nurse practitioner students at a number of universities including Simmons College (Boston, MA), Husson College (Bangor, ME), University of Massachusetts Worcester, Pennsylvania State University, La Salle University (Philadelphia, PA), and Samford University (Birmingham, AL).

In addition, she is a family nurse practitioner at the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center, Lawrence, MA and adjunct faculty for the Greater Lawrence Family Health Center Family Practice Residency Program.

Schedule

You can see below for the session times, titles and CE available.  Session details will be available shortly. Schedule subject to change.  Note: Sessions 211 and 304 have been cancelle.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

 TIME SESSION #
SESSION TITLE
SPEAKER  CE (Pharm)
7:00-8:15pm   001 Stop Wrestling, Start Dancing: Motivational Interviewing for the Busy Clinician
Bradley M. Anderson, MD   1.25
(0)

 

Thursday, October 13, 2016

 TIME SESSION #
SESSION TITLE
SPEAKER  CE (Pharm)
7:00am-4:30pm   Registration open, exhibit hall open
   
7:00-8:00am
  Registration / Continental Breakfast / Visit Exhibits 
   
8:00-8:15am   Welcome/Announcements
   
8:15-9:30am
101 KEYNOTE: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Current Assessment and Intervention
Dr. Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP
1.25
(1.25)
10:00-11:15am   Breakout Sessions
   
  102 Laboratory Diagnostics:  A Focus on Assessing Renal Insufficiency
Dr. Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP
1.25
(1.25)
  103 Reflexology in Primary Care - What is the Evidence?
Patricia Cox, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC
1.25
(0)
  104
Conducting Alcohol Screening & Brief Intervention (SBI)
Dr. Tracey Wiese, ANP, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FNP-BC
1.25
(0)
   105 WORKSHOP: Beginning Suturing (limited to 25 attendees)
Mary Fey, FNP, MSN
1.25
(0)
11:30am-12:45pm
  Breakout Sessions
   
   106 What Would Single Payer Mean for NPs?
Nancy Sullivan, RN, MS, FACNM and Christine Tanner, PhD, RN 1.25
(0)
   107
Providing Transgender-Affirming Primary Care
Allison Fox, MSN, FNP and Margot Presley, DNP-S, FNP-C, MN, RN-BC, BA
1.25
(0.75)
   108 Adolescent Substance Use:  SBIRT Approach  to Screening and Management
Mandy Wilson McKimmy, DNP, FNP-C
1.25
(0)
   109 WORKSHOP: Advanced Suturing (limited to 25 attendees)
Mary Fey, FNP, MSN
1.25
(0)
1:00-2:15pm
 110 Boxed Lunch Session: An Interprofessional Perspective on Clinical Cannabis (Boxed Lunch provided for those attending) Kim Dupree Jones, PhD, FNP-BC, FAAN, Megan Saraceni, PharmD and Stephanie Truex, RN, BSN
1.25
(0.75)
2:45-4:00pm
  Breakout Sessions
   
   111 Teach Back and Plain Language: Practicing Your Health Literacy Skills For Improved Patient Understanding
Rachael Postman, DNP, FNP-C
1.25
(0)
   112 Understanding the Upper Extremity
Kari Komlofske, MSN, FNP-C and John Workinger, FNP-C
1.25
(0.16)
   113 Thoughts on Caring for Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Rebecca Mickel, RN, MSN, CWCN
1.25
(0)
   114 Preparing for Diversity: Implications for Nursing Leadership
James Mason, PhD
 1.25
(0)
4:30-5:45pm
  Breakout Sessions
   
   115 Professional Standards & Practice
Fernando Carrillo, DNP, FNPC, BC-ADM
1.25
(0)
   116 WORKSHOP: Playing in Plaster - The Basics of Splinting (limited to 25 attendees)
Kari Komlofske, MSN, FNP-C and John Workinger, FNP-C
1.25
(0.25)
   117 Multiple Sclerosis Updates
Leah Gaedeke, BSN, MSN, FNP-BC
1.25
(0.66)
   118 YOU Can Help Prevent and Treat HIV Infection
Maria Kosmetatos, MSN, FNP
 1.25
(0.25)

 

Friday, October 14, 2016

 TIME SESSION #
SESSION TITLE
SPEAKER  CE (Pharm)
6:30-7:30am
 YOGA1 Yoga    
7:00am-4:30pm
  Registration open, exhibit hall open
   
8:00-8:15am   Welcome/Announcements
   
8:15-9:30am
 201 Legal and Regulatory Issues for Advanced Practice Nurses
Barbara Safriet, BA, JD, LLM
1.25
(0)
10:00-11:15am
  Breakout Sessions

 
   202 Taking The Fear Out of Abnormal CBC’s
Joanne Eddington, MN, FNP, AOCN
1.25
(0)
   203 Urinary Incontinence for the Primary Care Provider
Diana Scott, MSN, RN, FNP-BC
1.25
(0.5)
   204
Bring Palliative Care Into Your Office
Renee Baird, MSN, FNP-C, CHPN
1.25
(0)
   205 From Waah to Aaah: An Evidence-Based Update of the Well-Child Check
Madeleine Sanford, FNP
1.25
(0.33)
11:30am-12:45pm
  Breakout Sessions
   
  206 Why Integrative Medicine Brings Me Joy
Lee Anne Hellesto, MSN, FNP, RN, NP, NP-C
1.25
(0.25)
  207
Challenges of Treating the Older Adult with Psychiatric/Neurocognitive Disorder
Laura Bryant, RN, MSN
1.25
(0)
  208 Having Difficult Conversations:  Working Through Conflict and Uncertainty with Motivational Interviewing - Antibiotic Resistance and Vaccine Hesitancy
Alyssa McClean, MPH and Alison Dent, BS
1.25
(0)
  209 Palliative Care:  Who, What, When
Mary Grant, RN, MS, ANP
1.25
(0)
1:00-2:15pm
210 NPO Business Luncheon - Current Issues Affecting NP Practice - Lunch Provided
NPO Executive Team
1.25
(0)
2:45-4:00pm
  Breakout Sessions
   
  212 Shake It Up! Promoting Emotion Regulation for Optimal Patient Well-Being
Barbara Johnson, RN, DNP, FNP-C and Leticia Garcia Tiwari, MA, RYT-500
1.25
(0)
  213 Reconceptualizing Pain
Andrew Roof, MPT, OCS
1.25
(0)
  214 The Anti-Inflammatory Diet
Lori von der Heydt, ND
1.25
(0)
4:30-5:45pm
  Breakout Sessions
   

215 The Anti-Inflammatory Diet (repeat)
Lori von der Heydt, ND
1.25
(0)
  216
The Forgotten Diagnosis: Child Neglect in Primary Care
Gabrielle Petersen, MSN, CPNP-PC
1.25
(0)
  217 Pelvic Pain - Therapeutic Interventions
Christina McManigal, PT, DPT, PRPC and Gina Clark, PT, DPT
1.25
(0) 
  218
Integrating a Trauma-Informed Care Approach
Kristen Foskett, DNP, FNP, OR-SANE and Sally Rothacker-Peyton, MSN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
1.25
(0)

 

Saturday, October 10, 2015

 TIME SESSION #
SESSION TITLE
SPEAKER  CE (Pharm)
6:30-7:30am
 YOGA2 Yoga    
7:00-8:00am
  Registration/Continental Breakfast
   
8:00-8:15am   Welcome/Announcements
   
8:15-9:30am
301 Epigenetics and Reproductive Justice
Lisa Weasel, PhD and Roberta Hunte, PhD
1.25
(0)
9:45-11:00am
  Breakout Sessions
   
  302 Political Competency & Advocacy
Sarah Wickenhagen, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
1.25
(0)
  303 Wheezes & Sneezes
Jennifer Bevacqua, RN, MS, AC PNP, PC PNP
1.25
(0.25)
  305 Poster Presentations - Part 1
Poster Presenters
1.25
(0) 
11:15am-12:30pm
  Breakout Sessions
   
  306 Assessment and Management of Suicide Risk in a Non-Psychiatric Setting
Inga Giske, MSN, RN-BC
1.25
(0)
  307 Pediatric Abdominal Case Studies
Julie McKee, RN, MS, CPNP-AC/PC
1.25
(0)
  308 Immunization Update 2016
Teri Moser Woo, PhD, CPNP, ARNP, FAANP
1.25
(1.25)
  309 Poster Presentations - Part 2
Poster Presenters
1.25
(0)
12:30-1:45pm
  Lunch Break (on your own or pre-purchase a boxed lunch)    
1:45-3:00pm
  Breakout Sessions
   
  310
Management of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Teri Moser Woo, PhD, CPNP, ARNP, FAANP
1.25
(1.25)
  311 Beyond Medications in Dementia Care: Building Family and Caregivers’ Skills with Positive Approach to Care™ (PAC)
Linda Bifano, DNP, MPA, RN
1.25
(0)
  312 Sex-Positive Health Care: Respecting Diversity in Sexual Identity, Orientation, and Practices among Patients
Tanya Jarvik, MA and David Tovey, MD
1.25
(0)
  313 Elevated Liver Function Tests:  A Case Based Approach
Terrance James, BSN, MSN, FNP-C
1.25
(0.08)
3:15-4:30pm
  Breakout Sessions    
  314 Medical Marijuana Use in Kids
Teri Moser Woo, PhD, CPNP, ARNP, FAANP
1.25
(1.25)

315 Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Prevention of Early Cardiac Morbidity & Mortality
Mary Nametka, MSN, RN, CWS, CWON,
FNP-BC 
1.25
(0.58)
  316
Integrative Cancer Care
Ken Weizer, ND
1.25
(0)
  317 Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
Heather Onoday, RN, MN, FNP-C
1.25
(0.08)
4:30pm
  End of Conference
   

 

   *Note: Sessions 211 and 304 have been cancelled

Other Events

Other events that are related to NPs and other health care professionals will be held in conjunction with the conference. These events are being held in the area at the time of the conference, but are not sponsored or related to the NPO Education Conference. To attend the events,  you must RSVP to the contact person listed for each event.

  • OHSU FNP Preceptor Recognition and Award Lunch
    Saturday, October 15
    12:30-1:45 p.m.


    "Please join us for a lunch to thank you for your valuable contribution to our students education." This lunch is open to anyone who has been a preceptor for the Oregon Health and Science University Family Nurse Practitioner Program in the past 3 years.

    RSVP to Kimberly Poole at poolek@ohsu.edu
  • Disease State Education Presentation: Binge Eating Disorder
    Friday, October 14. Seating beginning at 6:30pm. Presentation at 7:00pm.

    Where: Best Western Plus Hood River Inn. Room TBA.

    This presentation is for nurse practitioners interested in learning about binge eating disorder. Dinner will be provided. Attendance is limited to 35.

    This presentation will given by Dr. Matthew Young. He is a medical science liaison for Shire Pharmaceuticals. He received his PhD in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania and completed a research fellowship at Emory University. He also previously served as adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychology at Spelman College.

    RSVP to myoung0@shire.com. Please include any dietary restrictions.

Hotel Information

Best Western Plus Hood River Inn

The Best Western Plus Hood River Inn is a unique Hood River hotel on the Columbia River shoreline, offering lodging with scenic river views, water access, and a private beach. Convenient to nearby attractions and recreation in the Columbia River Gorge and Mt. Hood area, the Hood River Inn is an easy one-hour drive from Portland along scenic Interstate-84.

NPO has a block of rooms reserved for attendees of the conference. Reserved group rates are:

  • $99 single or double, plus tax for value rooms
  • $120 single or double, plus tax for standard non-view rooms
  • $135 single or double, plus tax for river view rooms

Please call the hotel directly at 1-800-828-7873 to make your reservations. To receive the group rate, identify yourself as an attendee of the NPO conference.

Important note: The NPO block of rooms are currently sold out.

Hampton Inn

The Hampton Inn is within walking distance of the Hood River Inn. If you are unable to reserve a room at the Hood River Inn, please contact  the Hampton Inn for options.

Address: 1 Nichols Parkway, Hood River, OR 97031
Phone: (541) 436-1600

Event mobile App

To provide the best experience possible for our attendees, NPO is proud to provide a mobile event app for smart phones and mobile devices, which can also be accessed through desktop and laptop computers. The 39th 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

You can download the mobile app by clicking the following link from your mobile device:

 

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 hotel.  The Exhibit Hall will be open Thursday and Friday with the latest in clinical practice products and services.

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.

Area Attractions

While attending the conference in beautiful Hood River, OR, take advantage of some of the area attractions and events taking place around the town.

  • Hood River Valley Harvest Fest
    Date: October 14-16, 2016
    Location: Hood River Event Site, Hood River, OR 97031
    Click here for details

Calendar

7/13/2019
NPO Quarterly Meeting

10/16/2019 » 10/19/2019
42nd Annual NPO Education Conference


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