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  • NPacers Quarterly Virtual Conference: June 9-11, 2021

    Join us for our next NPacers Quarterly Virtual Conference. It’s packed with primary care and pharmacology topics from Diabetes and Dyslipidemia to Asthma and Orthopedics. You’ll hear acclaimed experts discussing the latest best practices and you’ll take home clinical pearls that you can put to immediate use in your practice.  

    Alison O. Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP-C, Jay Gupta, RPh, MSc, MTM Consultant, C-IAYT, Michael Zychowicz, DNP, ANP, ONP, FAAN, FAANP, and Gary Graf, MSN, ARNP-C are just a few of the highly-rated speakers participating. There will also be a variety of informative partner-sponsored sessions on topics such as Diabetes, Influenza, Kidney Disease, Migraines, and more. Several of these will offer additional contact hours. And, for your personal pleasure and relaxation, you can take part in a morning yoga session! 

    Patricia Sulak, MD, will open the conference with her Keynote session, "Wellness: Creating a Life of Health and Happiness". Dr. Sulak is committed to improving physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being by delivering the best in wellness. Her presentation will cover the common issue of burnout and the epidemic of self-induced disease. Importantly, Patricia will discuss a doable strategy on how we can all get on a path of greater well-being by implementing key elements. 

    This 3-day Virtual Conference will feature a **BONUS** Pre-Conference day on June 9, featuring CE and Non-CE programs presented by NPACE Partners. This partner day is followed on June 10-11 by NPACE’s own accredited content sessions as well as additional partner-sponsored options. Participants may choose to watch one concurrent session live and return at a convenient time to watch other NPACE sessions as personal schedules allow. In total, participants may enjoy up to 20 hours of CE during the full 3-day conference. (Session recordings are typically added to the platform within 24-48 hours of the original broadcast date. Some partner sessions may have restricted viewing options so remember to check course details for full information.)


    Virtual Conference Objectives

    By attending this NPACE continuing education activity, Nurse Practitioners will self-report:

    • An increase in their primary care knowledge and skills including pharmacotherapeutics in managing patients with acute and chronic problems.
    • A change in their clinical practice performance based on new evidence-based information learned.
    • An increase in patient quality outcome measures.
    • That they received a positive return on their investment in regards to increased knowledge, skills, and patient outcomes.
    • An increase in their professional development skills.

    Virtual Conference Summary

    FEES:   $295.00General 
    $275.00
    If registered by Monday, May 24, 2021


    DATES:   June 4, 2021 @ 11:59 ETRegistration Closes 
    September 8, 2021 @ 11:59 ET  Access to Recorded NPACE Sessions Expires
    SCHEDULE:  

    Pre-Conference
    Day 


    Wednesday, June 9, 2021  
    Bonus Programs presented LIVE 



    9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
    NPACE Partners and Industry Supporters as well
    as the Exhibit Hall Grand Opening 

    Main Conference 
    Day 1  

    Thursday, June 10, 2021  
    NPACE Primary Care & Pharmacology
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm ET     
    along with Product Theaters & Wellness Programs
    Main Conference 
    Day 2 
    Friday, June 11, 2021
    NPACE Primary Care & Pharmacology 
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm ET     
    along with Product Theaters & Wellness Programs 

    Join us for our next NPacers Quarterly Virtual Conference. It’s packed with primary care and pharmacology topics from Diabetes and Dyslipidemia to Asthma and Orthopedics. You’ll hear acclaimed experts discussing the latest best practices and you’ll take home clinical pearls that you can put to immediate use in your practice.  

    Alison O. Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP-C, Jay Gupta, RPh, MSc, MTM Consultant, C-IAYT, Michael Zychowicz, DNP, ANP, ONP, FAAN, FAANP, and Gary Graf, MSN, ARNP-C are just a few of the highly-rated speakers participating. There will also be a variety of informative partner-sponsored sessions on topics such as Diabetes, Influenza, Kidney Disease, Migraines, and more. Several of these will offer additional contact hours. And, for your personal pleasure and relaxation, you can take part in a morning yoga session! 

    Patricia Sulak, MD, will open the conference with her Keynote session, "Wellness: Creating a Life of Health and Happiness". Dr. Sulak is committed to improving physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being by delivering the best in wellness. Her presentation will cover the common issue of burnout and the epidemic of self-induced disease. Importantly, Patricia will discuss a doable strategy on how we can all get on a path of greater well-being by implementing key elements. 

    This 3-day Virtual Conference will feature a **BONUS** Pre-Conference day on June 9, featuring CE and Non-CE programs presented by NPACE Partners. This partner day is followed on June 10-11 by NPACE’s own accredited content sessions as well as additional partner-sponsored options. Participants may choose to watch one concurrent session live and return at a convenient time to watch other NPACE sessions as personal schedules allow. In total, participants may enjoy up to 20 hours of CE during the full 3-day conference. (Session recordings are typically added to the platform within 24-48 hours of the original broadcast date. Some partner sessions may have restricted viewing options so remember to check course details for full information.)


    Virtual Conference Objectives

    By attending this NPACE continuing education activity, Nurse Practitioners will self-report:

    • An increase in their primary care knowledge and skills including pharmacotherapeutics in managing patients with acute and chronic problems.
    • A change in their clinical practice performance based on new evidence-based information learned.
    • An increase in patient quality outcome measures.
    • That they received a positive return on their investment in regards to increased knowledge, skills, and patient outcomes.
    • An increase in their professional development skills.

    Virtual Conference Summary

    FEES:   $295.00General 
    $275.00
    If registered by Monday, May 24, 2021


    DATES:   June 4, 2021 @ 11:59 ETRegistration Closes 
    September 8, 2021 @ 11:59 ET  Access to Recorded NPACE Sessions Expires
    SCHEDULE:  

    Pre-Conference
    Day 


    Wednesday, June 9, 2021  
    Bonus Programs presented LIVE 



    9:00 am - 5:00 pm ET
    NPACE Partners and Industry Supporters as well
    as the Exhibit Hall Grand Opening 

    Main Conference 
    Day 1  

    Thursday, June 10, 2021  
    NPACE Primary Care & Pharmacology
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm ET     
    along with Product Theaters & Wellness Programs
    Main Conference 
    Day 2 
    Friday, June 11, 2021
    NPACE Primary Care & Pharmacology 
    9:00 am – 3:00 pm ET     
    along with Product Theaters & Wellness Programs 

    Virtual Conference Registration

    $295.00

    $275.00 - If registered by Monday, May 24, 2021

    Registration Closes: June 4, 2021 @ 11:59 pm ET


    Your Registration Includes
    • Access to session recordings and the ability to earn contact hours as follows:
      • All NPACE sessions and ePosters until September 8, 2021.
      • PCEC PARTNER PROGRAM: Chronic Kidney Disease Clinical Decisions: The Role of SGLT2 Inhibitors until July 9, 2021.
      • DKB MED PARTNER PROGRAM: COVID-19 Special Populations until July 9, 2021.
    • The main two-day Primary Care and Pharmacology Conference contains relevant and up-to-date sessions presented by some of the most sought-after experts in the NP community. Sessions will focus on quality education that meets your needs in areas including health/wellness, diabetes, orthopedics, dermatology, and so much more! 
    • Supplement your learning and earn even more credits by attending the bonus Pre-Conference day, Wednesday, June 9th, featuring sponsored CE and non-CE sessions.
    • Full access to all special events, activities, and sessions during the live, three-day virtual conference.
    • Earn up to 20 contact hours (of which 7.75 is pharmacology) of continuing nursing education credits through NPACE and partner-sponsored CE sessions as well as virtual ePosters. 
    • Multiple opportunities to build meaningful connections with your peers through interactive features in our Virtual Conference platform.
    • An interactive exhibit hall where you can meet with pharmaceutical reps and industry suppliers to learn about the latest advances and products.
    • Access to additional events and perks to be announced soon! 



    Cancellation/Refund Policy

    Refunds will be provided if cancellation is received at least 14 days in advance of the event start date. No partial refunds will be provided. 

    NPACE SESSION SPEAKERS


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    Patricia J. Sulak, MD

    Founder, Living WELL Aware LLC; Professor, Texas A&M College of Medicine; Gynecologist, Baylor Scott & White Health

    Patricia J. Sulak, MD is a practicing gynecologist, medical school professor, researcher, and international speaker on women’s health issues and wellness for over 30 years. She graduated with honors from the University of Texas School of Medicine in San Antonio and was named a Distinguished Alumnus. She is included in Texas Super Docs and Best Doctor’s in American. She was given the Texas State Board of Education Heroes for Children Award and the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Community Service Award for her involvement in school health. In addition to her busy clinical practice, she speaks throughout the country of women’s health issues and wellness. She is the founder of Living WELL Aware, a holistic wellness program that incorporates all aspects of well-being.


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    Michael E. Zychowicz, DNP, ANP, ONP, FAAN, FAANP

    Professor & Lead Faculty, Orthopedic NP Specialty, Duke University School of Nursing

    Michael E. Zychowicz, DNP is a Professor at Duke University School of Nursing.  Dr. Zychowicz has built a 20-year career in orthopedics as both a clinician, educator, and scholar. He leads the only Orthopedic NP graduate educational program at Duke University.  Dr. Zychowicz is board certified as both an Adult NP and Orthopedic NP.  Dr. Zychowicz is the author of several musculoskeletal book chapters and journal articles.  He frequently presents on various musculoskeletal topics at national and international conferences.


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    Maryann Woody, MSN, APRN-BC, DCNP, CANS

    Nurse Practitioner, Juva Skin and Laser; Aestique Plastic Surgery; MediSpa

    Marianne, a Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner and Certified Aesthetic Nurse Specialist Practices Medical and Aesthetic Dermatology at JUVA Skin and Laser in New York City in addition to part-time employment in aesthetics at Aestique Plastic Surgery in Pittsburgh. She has a wealth of experience as both a Family Nurse Practitioner and a Registered Nurse with more than 35 years in the medical profession working in hospitals, corporations, and with academic institutions as a researcher and educator. 

     For the past 12 years, Marianne has developed a special interest in early skin cancer detection using a Dermatoscope as well as all aspects of dermatology. Her experience includes specialization in aesthetic procedures including aesthetic injectables, sclerotherapy, the use of PRP, and energy-based procedures. Marianne holds a BS degree in Nursing and an MSN as a Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Pittsburgh.


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    Gary Graf, MSN, ARNP-C

    Family Nurse Practitioner (BC), Cotton-O'Neil Diabetes and Endocrinology Center

    Gary Graf has been a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2000 working in the field of Family Practice for his first 3 years and Diabetes and Endocrinology for the past 16.  He has continued to work in urgent care one shift per week. 

    He has been the Sub-Investigator on over 200 clinical trials in the fields of diabetes, devices, chronic kidney disease, diabetic peripheral neuropathy, erectile dysfunction, and hypertension.


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    Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MSc, MSPH, FAAFP

    Adjunct Professor, University of Minnesota Family and Community Health

    Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MS, MSc, is the Chief Science Officer of the COPD Foundation, a national COPD educational and advocacy organization. She also serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Family and Community Health at the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, and in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of South Dakota Medical School.

    Dr. Yawn is a longstanding member of numerous professional societies and committees. She has contributed to 15 practice guidelines, including the WHO international asthma symptoms-based guidelines (IPAG) and the NHLBI 2007 Asthma Guidelines update. She has published over 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals, including approximately 70 articles on asthma and COPD. She has presented over 1000 professional papers and talks.

    Dr. Yawn is Editor-in-Chief of Respiratory Medicine Case Reports and Section Editor for Respiratory Medicine and the Mayo Clinic Proceedings. She has served on the Editorial Boards of The Journal of Family Practice, Journal of Asthma and Allergy, Journal of International Respiratory Group, and Allergy Management in Practice, among other journals. Before joining the COPD Foundation, Dr. Yawn spent 20 years as founder and director of the Olmsted Medical Center and HealthSystem’s department of clinical research after completing 15 years of rural primary care practice.


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    Amy Bruno, PhD, ANP-BC

    Primary Care Provider, Galileo Health; Lecturer, MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing

    Amy Bruno is currently a nurse practitioner providing virtual primary care with Galileo Health, Inc. She also is a term lecturer at MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing and teaches in the Adult-Gero Primary Care NP Program. Amy has previously worked in the neurology field for over 10 years providing care to clients in the inpatient and outpatient settings.  In 2016 she completed her Ph.D. in nursing at UMASS Dartmouth and her research interests include symptom management and quality of life in individuals with movement and headache disorders.


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    Alison O. Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP-C

    Faculty, Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Center of New England; Clinical Instructor, Boston College Connell School of Nursing

    Alison Marshall is a board-certified, practicing Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology with Honors from Boston College in 2000, and her Master’s in Nursing from Yale University in 2005. She is currently matriculating in the Ph.D. program at Boston College, with expected graduation in 2023. 

    Alison’s nursing practice is based in Massachusetts. Alison has practiced at the South Boston Community Health Center since 2005. She is a full-time Clinical Instructor at the Boston College Connell School of Nursing. Alison is Faculty at The Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Center of New England, a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funded national training organization for practicing providers. She engages in clinical research regarding sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and lectures to practicing clinicians nationally and internationally about the identification, treatment, and prevention of STIs.

    Alison lives happily in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, daughter, and their French bulldog, Jarvis.


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    Jay Gupta, RPh, MSc, MTM Consultant, C-IAYT

    President, RxRelax

    Jay Gupta is the Director of Pharmacy & Integrative Health at Harbor Care and President of www.YogaCaps.org and www.RxRelax.com. An international speaker, he is recognized by Cardinal Health, by the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), and by Next Generation Pharmacists/Pharmacy Times for excellence in medication education and integrative therapies.

    He is a leader in the deprescription movement and a trailblazer in the therapeutic use of seated yoga for persons who experience physical and mental health challenges. In 2020, he completed a clinical trial studying the effects of therapeutic telehealth yoga for healthcare professionals during a pandemic in collaboration with Antioch University. He is Faculty Chief of the “Therapeutic Telehealth Yoga for Healthcare Professionals” course.


    SPONSORED SESSION SPEAKERS


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    Michael C. Zlupko, MD

    Altoona Lung Specialists

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    Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APN-BC, BC-ADM

    Certified Nurse Practitioner, Henry Ford Health System Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Bone and Mineral Disease, New Center One, Detroit, MI

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    Ruth Carrico, PhD, DNP, APRN, CIC, FSHEA, FNAP 

    Professor, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, Louisville, KY

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    Charles P. Vega, MD, FAAFP

    Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Department of Family MedicineDirector, Program in Medical Education for the Latino CommunityAssistant Dean for Culture and Community Education, University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CA

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    Stephen Brunton, MD, FAAFP

    Adjunct Associate Professor, Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo, CA

    Dr. Brunton is Executive Vice President for Primary Care Education Consortium. He works in a group practice in suburban Los Angeles and holds the faculty rank of Associate Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Touro University in Vallejo, California. He currently serves as the Editor-in-Chief for ‘Clinical Diabetes’, the ADA’s primary care journal, and as the Executive Director of the Primary Care Metabolic Group. Previously, he served as the Director of Education for the American Academy of Family Physician


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    Victor Howard, MD, FACC



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    Alisha Allen, PA-C


    PRODUCT THEATER: Close to the Heart: The Importance of Recognizing Cardiovascular Risk in Type 2 Diabetes
    Includes No Credits       Includes a Live Web Event on 06/09/2021 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    Sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim (Golin)


    VINDICO MEDICAL EDUCATION PARTNER PROGRAM: Practice Pearls on Managing Influenza in the Here and Now
    Includes 1.0 Credits       

    Includes a Live Web Event on 06/09/2021 at 10:00 AM (EDT)
    On-Demand until 08/20/2021

    Sponsored by Vindico Medical Education


    PCEC PARTNER PROGRAM: Chronic Kidney Disease Clinical Decisions: The Role of SGLT2 Inhibitors
    Includes 1.0 Credits       
     
    Includes a Live Web Event on 06/09/2021 at 11:15 AM (EDT)
    On-Demand until 07/09/2021

    Sponsored by PCEC


    PRODUCT THEATER: Interstitial Lung Disease: Diagnosis and Patient Management
    Includes No Credits       Includes a Live Web Event on 06/09/2021 at 12:30 PM (EDT)

    Sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim (VMLY&R)


    PRODUCT THEATER: Short Bowel Syndrome
    Includes No Credits       Includes a Live Web Event on 06/09/2021 at 1:30 PM (EDT)

    Sponsored by Takeda


    PRODUCT THEATER: Diabetes
    Includes No Credits       Includes a Live Web Event on 06/10/2021 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    Sponsored by AstraZeneca 


    PRODUCT THEATER: Diabetes
    Includes No Credits       Includes a Live Web Event on 06/10/2021 at 1:00 PM (EDT)

    Sponsored by Novo Nordisk


    PRODUCT THEATER: Clinical Considerations in Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack
    Includes No Credits       Includes a Live Web Event on 06/11/2021 at 9:00 AM (EDT)

    Sponsored by AstraZeneca


    PRODUCT THEATER: TBD
    Includes No Credits       Includes a Live Web Event on 06/11/2021 at 11:45 AM (EDT)

    Sponsored by TBD



    For More Information on these sessions including descriptions, learning objectives, speaker(s), etc. view the conference agenda.

    Conference Agenda

    NPACE’s ePosters are digital research poster presentations developed by current and future nurse practitioners. This new, interactive format allows viewers to read the full abstracts, learn about the poster authors, review the poster research, participate in surveys, and enhance learning through videos and additional online resources. 

    NPACE is pleased to offer 0.5 contact hours per ePoster. 

    These featured ePosters will be available prior to the start of the conference as well as on-demand access until September 8th.

Conference Agenda


The NPacers Virtual Conference is comprised of a bonus Pre-Conference day featuring our exhibit hall grand opening as well as partner-sponsored CE and non-CE sessions followed by the main Primary Care and Pharmacology Conference delivering three days of quality, evidence-based educational content presented by some of the most highly sought-after, top-notch speakers. 

June 9, 2021

Wed, Jun 9 at 9:00 am EDT
PRODUCT THEATER: Close to the Heart: The Importance of Recognizing Cardiovascular Risk in Type 2 Diabetes

Sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim (Golin)

This program is not accredited for Continuing Education credit. This program is designated as Non-CE programs and contact hours will not be awarded.

Overview

The objective of this program is to communicate the importance of addressing cardiovascular risk in patients with type 2 diabetes. The program will cover data on prevalence, morbidity, mortality, and intensive versus conventional glucose lowering on macrovascular complications. In addition, the program will review guidance from leading medical associations that is based upon completed cardiovascular outcome trials of antihyperglycemic medications in patients with type 2 diabetes.

Speaker(s)

Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APN-BC, BC-ADM

  Certified Nurse Practitioner; Henry Ford Health System
  Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Bone and Mineral Disease; New Center One
  Detroit, MI

Wed, Jun 9 at 10:00 am EDT
VINDICO MEDICAL EDUCATION PARTNER PROGRAM: Practice Pearls on Managing Influenza in the Here and Now

Sponsored by Vindico Medical Education

Overview

Influenza or COVID-19? Dr. Charles Vega and Dr. Ruth Carrico will discuss the optimal ways to diagnose and treat influenza during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of the activities, participants will be able to:
• Utilize appropriate diagnostic tools that can differentiate and detect influenza early in its course.
• Incorporate the use of antiviral treatment in patients with influenza based upon efficacy, safety, and propensity for resistance in those who are at normal or high risk for complications.

Course Summary

Live Date:  Wed., June 9 @ 10:00 - 11:00 am ET
On-Demand: LIVE ONLY; Session will not be available for on-demand viewing
Credits Offered:   
  
Vindico Medical Education is the accredited provider of this session and will provide CNE and
ANP certification directly via email upon successful completion. 

Speaker(s)

Ruth Carrico, PhD, DNP, APRN, CIC, FSHEA, FNAP

  Professor, University of Louisville School of Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease

Charles P. Vega, MD, FAAFP 

  Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Department of Family Medicine

  Director, Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community

  Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education, University of California, Irvine

Wed, Jun 9 at 11:15 am EDT
PCEC PARTNER PROGRAM: Chronic Kidney Disease Clinical Decisions: The Role of SGLT2 Inhibitors

Sponsored by PCEC

This presentation supported by an educational grant from AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP

Overview

The management of patients with suspected chronic kidney disease (CKD) involves numerous clinical decisions beginning with considerations for screening and extending through optimal treatment. This activity explores many of these clinical questions encountered by primary care clinicians, with discussion about 2020 guidelines issued by Kidney Disease – Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) and the American Diabetes Association (ADA). While renin-angiotensin-aldosterone (RAAS) inhibitor therapy is well established in the treatment of patients with CKD, the sodium glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT-2) inhibitors are quickly assuming an important role in these patients, with as well as without diabetes mellitus. Clinical questions related to the use of the SGLT-2 inhibitors in patients with CKD are discussed amidst the growing evidence supporting their important role.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the activity, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the risks and consequences of chronic kidney disease.
  • Screen appropriately for the presence of CKD in patients at high risk.
  • Describe the safety and efficacy of SGLT2 inhibitors on renal outcomes in patients with and without type 2 diabetes mellitus.
  • Initiate evidence-based therapy for lowering blood glucose in patients with established kidney disease as recommended in updated guidelines.

Course Summary

 Live Date: 
Wed., June 9 @ 11:15 am-12:15 pm ET

 On-Demand Expiration Date   (30 Days):   
Friday, July 9 @ 11:59 pm ET
 Credits Offered:  PCEC is the accredited provider of this session and will provide certification directly via email upon successful completion. 

Speaker(s)

Stephen Brunton, MD, FAAFP

  Adjunct Associate Professor

  Touro University California, College of Osteopathic Medicine

Wed, Jun 9 at 12:30 pm EDT
PRODUCT THEATER: Interstitial Lung Disease: Diagnosis and Patient Management

Sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim (VMLY&R)

This program is not accredited for Continuing Education credit. This program is designated as Non-CE programs and contact hours will not be awarded.

Overview 

Join Dr. Michael Zlupko as he provides an overview of common interstitial lung diseases (ILDs) and reviews the signs and symptoms of disease progression. Dr. Zlupko will also highlight the significance of comprehensive care for patients with ILD.

Learning Objectives

 Upon completion of this session, participants should be able to:
• Provide an overview of common ILDs and the impact of these ILDs on patients
• Improve the identification of patients with potential ILDs in order to support a timely and accurate diagnosis
• Develop a comprehensive care strategy for patients with ILD

Speaker(s)

Michael C. Zlupko, MD

 Altoona Lung Specialists

 Altoona, PA

Wed, Jun 9 at 1:30 pm EDT
PRODUCT THEATER: Short Bowel Syndrome

Sponsored by Takeda

This program is not accredited for Continuing Education credit. This program is designated as Non-CE programs and contact hours will not be awarded.

Speaker(s)

TBD

Wed, Jun 9 at 2:45 pm EDT
DKB MED PARTNER PROGRAM: COVID-19 Special Populations

Sponsored by DKB Med

Speaker(s)

TBD

Wed, Jun 9 at 4:00 pm EDT
Exhibit Hall Grand-Opening

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June 10, 2021

Thu, Jun 10 at 9:00 am EDT
PRODUCT THEATER: Diabetes

Sponsored by AstraZeneca

This program is not accredited for Continuing Education credit. This program is designated as Non-CE programs and contact hours will not be awarded.

Speaker(s)

Alisha Allen, PA-C 

Thu, Jun 10 at 10:00 am EDT
Keynote: Wellness: Creating a Life of Health and Happiness

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Overview

This presentation will cover the common issue of burnout and the epidemic of self-induced disease. Importantly, the speaker will discuss a doable strategy on how we can all get on a path of greater well-being by implementing key elements.

Learning Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Describe the 10 leading diagnoses on death certificates and the underlying causes of these diseases
  2. Discuss mainstream areas of research that are focusing on underlying causes of disease and prevention strategies
  3. Understand essential elements to health and happiness and keys to implementation
Course Summary
Live Date: Thursday, June 10 @ 10:00-11:00 am ET
On-Demand Expiration Date:  Wednesday, September 8 @ 11:59 pm ET
Credits Offered: 1.0 CNE; includes 0.00 pharmacology credit

Speaker(s)

Patricia J. Sulak, MD

 Founder, Living WELL Aware LLC

 Professor, Texas A&M College of Medicine; Gynecologist, Baylor Scott & White Health

Thu, Jun 10 at 11:15 am EDT
A1: Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: A Primary Care Update

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Overview

Nurse Practitioners are on the front line in the role of treating adults with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. According to the CDC, more than 34 million Americans have diabetes (about 1 in 10), and approximately 90-95% of them have type 2 diabetes. Type 2 diabetes most often develops in people over age 45, but more and more often teens and young adults are also developing it.

Learning Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Understand ADA and AACE guidelines and how they pertain to medication treatment options
  2. Review antidiabetic treatment options; pro’s, con’s and costs
  3. Apply the knowledge learned in multiple case studies such that the learner is comfortable with newer standards and how they may apply
Course Summary
Live Date: Thursday, June 10 @ 11:15am - 12:45pm ET
On-Demand Expiration Date:  Wednesday, September 8 @ 11:59 pm ET
Credits Offered: 1.50 CNE; includes TBD pharmacology credit

Speaker(s)

Gary Graf, MSN, ARNP-C

 Family Nurse Practitioner (BC)

 Cotton-O'Neil Diabetes and Endocrinology Center

Thu, Jun 10 at 11:15 am EDT
A2: Common Orthopedic Concerns in Primary Care

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Overview

Common musculoskeletal primary care complaints involve low back, hip, shoulder, or knee pain. In this session, the learner will develop a greater understanding and confidence in discerning between common differential diagnoses for these regional musculoskeletal pain complaints. Additionally, the learner will be able to formulate an initial treatment approach to these common primary care musculoskeletal conditions.

Learning Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. List the elements of the history that differentiate between various common MSK causes of regional pain
  2. Describe the distinguishing features found on examination for various common MSK causes of regional pain
  3. List the key treatments for common MSK causes of regional pain
Course Summary
Live Date: Thursday, June 10 @ 11:15am - 12:45pm ET
On-Demand Expiration Date:  Wednesday, September 8 @ 11:59 pm ET
Credits Offered: 1.50 CNE; includes 0.25 pharmacology credit

Speaker(s)

Michael E. Zychowicz, DNP, ANP, ONP, FAAN, FAANP

 Professor & Lead Faculty, Orthopedic NP Specialty

 Duke University School of Nursing

Thu, Jun 10 at 1:00 pm EDT
PRODUCT THEATER: Diabetes

Sponsored by Novo Nordisk

This program is not accredited for Continuing Education credit. This program is designated as Non-CE programs and contact hours will not be awarded.

Speaker(s)

TBA

Thu, Jun 10 at 2:00 pm EDT
B1: Pearls and Pitfalls of Aesthetic Injectables

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Overview

As the demand for facial rejuvenation increases, advances in medically-based, non-surgical treatments provide more options than ever before. The increasing use of facial injectables, such as botulinum toxin and facial fillers are major factors driving the aesthetic medicine market. This presentation will focus on these injectables to achieve the best possible esthetic and therapeutic outcomes. An understanding of facial anatomy, the aging process, and safety issues for injectable therapy is needed to diagnose and recommend aesthetic treatment plans. A review of neurotoxins and dermal fillers, including the mechanism of action, side effects, expected results, and complications with protocols will be discussed. The goal is to learn the foundational integration of neurotoxin and dermal filler therapy into practice.

Learning Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Report common characteristics of facial aging
  2. Compare and contrast aesthetic injectable products with safe facial application areas
  3. State complications of injectables and what to do when things go wrong.
Course Summary
Live Date: Thursday, June 10 @ 2:00-3:00 pm ET
On-Demand Expiration Date:  Wednesday, September 8 @ 11:59 pm ET
Credits Offered: 1.0 CNE; includes TBD pharmacology credit

Speaker(s)

Maryann Woody, MSN, APRN-BC, DCNP, CANS

 Nurse Practitioner

 Juva Skin and Laser; Aestique Plastic Surgery; MediSpa

Thu, Jun 10 at 2:00 pm EDT
B2: Dyslipidemia and Treatment Guidelines in Primary Care

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Overview

The Nurse Practitioner in the Primary Care setting is challenged in the treatment of ASCVD to provide the most up-to-date goals, treatment guidelines, and expectations for primary vs secondary prevention. This program with sift through the complicated updates of the past few years and allow the nurse practitioner to incorporate these into their practice.

Learning Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Determine a risk assessment and appropriate goals for ASCVD to the adult population
  2. Review and examine the treatment modalities and pathophysiology for cholesterol management
  3. Develop treatment plans to appropriately treat adults with dyslipidemia
Course Summary
Live Date: Thursday, June 10 @ 2:00-3:00 pm ET
On-Demand Expiration Date:  Wednesday, September 8 @ 11:59 pm ET
Credits Offered: 1.0 CNE; includes TBD pharmacology credit

Speaker(s)

Gary Graf, MSN, ARNP-C

 Family Nurse Practitioner (BC)

 Cotton-O'Neil Diabetes and Endocrinology Center

June 11, 2021

Fri, Jun 11 at 9:00 am EDT
PRODUCT THEATER: Clinical Considerations in Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack

Sponsored by AstraZeneca

This program is not accredited for Continuing Education credit. This program is designated as Non-CE programs and contact hours will not be awarded.

Speaker(s)

Victor Howard, MD, FACC

Fri, Jun 11 at 9:15 am EDT
Morning Yoga

Presented by

Jay Gupta, RPh, MSc, MTM Consultant, C-IAYT

 President

 RxRelax

Fri, Jun 11 at 10:00 am EDT
C1: Asthma Care Updates

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Overview

Updates to the 2007 NAEPP/NHLBI asthma guidelines were published in late 2020. These updates cover five specific areas of asthma evaluation and management but leave many areas without updates. To fill in those gaps, many clinicians use the GINA guidelines produced in the UK. In this presentation, the new NAEPP/NHLBI updates will be reviewed and compared to older recommendations and to the broader recommendations from GINA. By including both sets of guidelines, the full spectrum of asthma diagnosis, evaluation and management can be reviewed.

Learning Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Incorporate the 2020 NAEPP updates to the 2007 asthma guidelines.
  2. Compare recommendations from 2020 NAEPP with the broader international GINA asthma guidelines.
  3. Incorporate tools into practice that support guideline concordant asthma care.
Course Summary
Live Date: Thursday, June 11 @ 10:00 - 11:30 am ET
On-Demand Expiration Date:  Wednesday, September 8 @ 11:59 pm ET
Credits Offered: 1.50 CNE; includes 1.25 pharmacology credit

Speaker(s)

Barbara P. Yawn, MD, MSc, MSPH, FAAFP

 Adjunct Professor

 University of Minnesota Family and Community Health

Fri, Jun 11 at 10:00 am EDT
C2: Contraceptive Management

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Overview

This presentation will review the newest options and recommendations for contraceptive management. We will cover newly available methods as well as those more established. The presentation will also cover strategies to improve contraception adherence including common mistakes patients make and how to address them.

Learning Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Detail the new contraceptive methods available in the last year.
  2. Review the different strategies available to improve patient satisfaction with their contraceptive method.
  3. Provide accurate information about the efficacy and use of common contraceptive methods.
Course Summary
Live Date: Thursday, June 11 @ 10:00 - 11:30 am ET
On-Demand Expiration Date:  Wednesday, September 8 @ 11:59 pm ET
Credits Offered: 1.50 CNE; includes 1.25 pharmacology credit

Speaker(s)

Alison O. Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP-C

 Faculty, Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Center of New England

 Clinical Instructor, Boston College Connell School of Nursing

Fri, Jun 11 at 11:45 am EDT
PRODUCT THEATER: TBD

Fri, Jun 11 at 12:45 pm EDT
D1: Neurology: A Focus on Tremor Management

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Overview

This presentation will review common tremor types seen in primary care. A discussion on specific tremor characteristics will review the relevant history and physical examination findings seen in enhanced physiologic, essential, parkinsonism, and psychogenic tremor disorders. Pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment options will be presented along with other evidence-based approaches to these movement disorders.

Learning Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Recognize and discuss differentials of common tremor types and disorders that are seen in primary care.
  2. Identify the specific pertinent history questions and physical examination findings commonly seen in tremor disorders.
  3. Discuss pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatment options for common tremor disorders in primary care. 
Course Summary
Live Date: Thursday, June 11 @ 12:45 - 1:45 pm ET
On-Demand Expiration Date:  Wednesday, September 8 @ 11:59 pm ET
Credits Offered: 1.00 CNE; includes 0.50 pharmacology credit

Speaker(s)

Amy Bruno, PhD, ANP-BC

 Primary Care Provider; Galileo Health

 Lecturer; MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing

Fri, Jun 11 at 12:45 pm EDT
D2: The Pelvic Exam: A Review

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Overview

This presentation is intended as a review of proper procedural techniques associated with the female pelvic exam.  Pre-exam preparation, physical assessment skills, and common cervical appearances will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Details the correct positioning and pre-pelvic exam preparation recommended for a successful examination.
  2. Recognize common, normal variations in the appearance of the cervix.
  3. List the proper order of physical examination steps to complete the pelvic exam.
Course Summary
Live Date: Thursday, June 11 @ 12:45 - 1:45 pm ET
On-Demand Expiration Date:  Wednesday, September 8 @ 11:59 pm ET
Credits Offered: 1.00 CNE; includes TBD pharmacology credit

Speaker(s)

Alison O. Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP-C

 Faculty, Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Center of New England

 Clinical Instructor, Boston College Connell School of Nursing

Fri, Jun 11 at 2:00 pm EDT
E1: Polypharmacy

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Overview

This session examines polypharmacy trends and implications. It describes what is currently being done and explores additional prospective solutions.  A list of resources is provided to help empower nurse practitioners to consider and incorporate principles of mindful prescribing.

Learning Objectives

After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:

  1. Understand the incidence and determinants of polypharmacy 
  2. Explore the implications of polypharmacy
  3. Apply DePrescription interventions where appropriate
  4. Prevent polypharmacy where possible
Course Summary
Live Date: Thursday, June 11 @ 2:00 - 3:00 pm ET
On-Demand Expiration Date:  Wednesday, September 8 @ 11:59 pm ET
Credits Offered: 1.00 CNE; includes 1.00 pharmacology credit

Speaker(s)

Jay Gupta, RPh, MSc, MTM Consultant, C-IAYT

 President

 RxRelax


Please Note: Partner programs that provide CE cannot be completed twice. If you have completed this CE program with another continuing education company or previously with NPACE, only one participation will count toward CE.