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41st Annual NPO Education Conference Portland, OR October 10-13, 2018

10/10/2018 to 10/13/2018
When: October 10-13, 2018
Where: DoubleTree Lloyd Center
1000 NE Multnomah St
Portland, Oregon  97232
United States
Contact: NPO

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  41st Annual NPO Education Conference
Portland, OR
October 10-13, 2018

Program Description

The 41st Annual NPO Education Conference will be held at the DoubleTree Lloyd Center in Portland, Oregon. The conference will open on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 10 and run through Saturday, Oct. 13.

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.


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  • Username: your email address
  • Password: npo

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Handouts and Documents

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.

Click here to access the presentations and handouts

Nursing Contact Hours

Up to 21.75 continuing nursing education contact hours will be available, including up to 7.62 Pharmacotherapeutic hours.

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

Conference Fees

Conference fees include: attendance at the conference, Thursday and Saturday lunch, Friday’s NPO Business Luncheon, beverages and snacks. 

  • 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.
  • 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 will be charged a $25 fee for each session you attend to cover materials costs.

CANCELLATIONS: Registration may be canceled by written request only. Cancellations must be received on or before Sept. 24, 2018. An administrative fee of $50 will be deducted from all refunds. No refunds will be given after Sept. 24, 2018. Written cancellations should be mailed to: NPO, Attn: Daniel Bunten-Foster, 18765 SW Boones Ferry Road, Suite 200, Tualatin, OR 97062, or e-mail:


  • Registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available.

Key Sessions and Topics

  • “Caregivers: Take Care” and other sessions highlighting self-care for providers
  • Workshops: beginning and advanced suturing, splinting, trigger point injections and more
  • NPO Business Luncheon
  • Poster presentation sessions
  • Sessions such as: legal issues for NPs, newer agents in diabetic management, NPs role within Oregon workers compensation and more
  • Morning yoga sessions
  • Thursday lunch networking event

PCSS MAT Buprenorphine Waiver Training

NPO is excited to team up with Providers Clinical Support System (PCCS) to provide a 4-hour session as part of an MAT Buprenorphine Waiver Training. The session will be held Saturday, Oct. 13 from 1-5 p.m. as one of our breakout sessions.

To apply for a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine, nurse practitioners (NPs) must, in accordance with the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), complete 24 hours of specialized training. The training includes 8 hours of MAT waiver training and an additional 16 hours of training. This session will provide 4 hours toward the 8 hours required for the waiver training, with an online training module provided by PCSS to complete the waiver training.

At the end of the 8 hour MAT waiver training for NPs through PCSS, participants will receive a CE Certificate for 8.0 continuing nursing education contact hours (8.0 contact hours in pharmacology) provided by the American Psychiatric Nurses Association (APNA).

This session is part of the conference, but for those who want to attend this session only, you can register for this standalone session at a cost of $25 for NPO members and $50 for non-members.

NOTE: You will have to complete both the in-person training AND the online portion to receive any CE for this session. The CE is provided by APNA, not NPO or the Oregon Nurses Association.

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

Conference Schedule

The conference schedule can be downloaded below. The schedule is tentative and is subject to change.  


Conference fees include the following meals:

  • Thursday lunch
  • Friday lunch
  • Saturday lunch
  • Coffee and snacks during each day

Please note that NO BREAKFASTS will be provided at this year's conference. Attendees are on their own for breakfast each day.

Hotel & Accommodations

Conveniently located in the center of the up-and-coming Lloyd area, the DoubleTree Lloyd Center is within walking distance of the Oregon Convention Center, Moda Center and Portland Memorial Coliseum. Enjoy convenient travel on the Portland MAX light rail, located directly outside the hotel.

NPO has a block of rooms reserved, so be sure to make your reservations early. Reservations must be made by Sept. 14, 2018 to qualify for the NPO rate.

For reservations:

  • Call 1-800-996-0510 and ask for the Nurse Practitioners of Oregon Annual Conference room block.

Other Events

There are various meetings and dinners taking place during the conference that are not directly related to the conference and have no continuing education hours attached. NPO Conference attendees are invited to take part in the events listed below.

  • OHSU Preceptor Luncheon
    Thursday, Oct. 11
    11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.

    RSVP to Kimberly Poole at
    This lunch is invite only. Invitations will be sent to anyone who has been a preceptor for the Oregon Health and Science University Family Nurse Practitioner Program in the past 3 years.
  • Assurex Health Sponsored Breakfast: Precision Medicine for Psychiatry - An Emerging Story
    New Data from the Largest Pharmacogenomics Clinical Study in Mental Health
    Thursday, Oct. 11
    6:30-7:45 a.m.

    Location: TBD
    Speaker: Kim Horn, Medical Science Liaison
    Breakfast and presentation for the for the first 100 NPO attendees in the room.
  • Amgen Dinner: Aimovig- Aim at the CGRP Receptor (CGRP-R) in Migraine Prevention
    Friday, Oct. 12
    6:00-7:45 p.m.

    Location: TBD
    Speaker: Theresa Mallick-Searle, NP
    RSVP to Amelia Albright at
  • AbbVie Women’s Health Dinner: Orlissa, A new Treatment in the Management of Moderate to Severe Pain Associated with Endometriosis
    Thursday, Oct. 11
    6:30 p.m.

    Location: Alaska Ballroom
    Speaker: Radhika Subramanian, MD, Obstetrician and Gynecologist, Kadlec Associated Physicians for Women
    RSVP to Beth Jones by Oct. 8 at:

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 Daniel Bunten-Foster at (503) 293-0011 or

Children and Pet Policy

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


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