Schedule of Events

Content Capture:
Attendees will receive a link to presentations with audio about a month after NPSS for each day of paid registration to review sessions attended or listen to concurrent sessions missed. You will have a few months following symposium to access the NPSS Content Capture Online Portal.

Up to 29.0 Contact Hours (19.0 CHs for onsite) (4.0 Pharm)

 

Safety Guidelines


Up to 29.0 Contact Hours for FULL Registrants (4.0 Pharm)
(19.0 CHs for onsite FULL Registrants) 
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SUNDAY, MARCH 20

11:00 AM

NPSS 2022 REGISTRATION OPENS
(NCNA Registration desk will close at 5:00 pm today)

12:30-1:00 New Attendee Orientation
1:15-2:15 Keynote — NPs: Stronger Together! Stronger than Ever!
 April Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN
2:15-3:15 Disaster Nursing Leadership: Community Planning, Preparation, Response, and Recovery 
Ann King, DNP, FNP-BC, NHDP-BC
Michelle Taylor-Skipper, DNP, FNP-BC, NHDP-BC, FAANP
3:15-3:30 Refreshment Break
3:30-4:30

NCBON Update
Melanie Mabrey, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, BC-ADM, FAANP

4:30-5:30 Legislative Update
Alex Miller, MSW
5:45-6:15 DNP Council Meeting

MONDAY, MARCH 21

7:00 AM NPSS 2022 REGISTRATION OPENS
(NCNA Registration desk will close at 4:30 today)
7:00-8:00 Continental Breakfast 
8:00-9:00 Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care Settings: What NPs Need to Know
Chandra Speight, PhD, RN, NP-C ,CNE
Wanda Lancaster, DNP, RN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
9:00-10:30

Rapid Fire Panel:

1. The Four Pillars of Obesity Treatment
Jill K. Ratanaphruks, RN, MS, FNP-BC
2. Challenges of Diabetic Foot Disease 
Jennifer Woody, MSN, FNP-C
3. Diabetes Prescribing: A Practical Guide
Elizabeth Bell-McClure, RN, MSN, FNP-C

10:30-11:15 Exhibit Hall

Select Concurrent Sessions

11:30-12:30
ACUTE CARE
A. ReEstablishing a Relationship with Mental Illness Prevention
Sean Convoy, DNP, PMHNP-BC
11:30-12:30
PRIMARY CARE
B. E&M Coding Updates: Considering the Complexity of Our Patients
Leslie Sharpe, DNP, FNP-BC
11:30-12:30
LEADERSHIP
C. Move from Doing to Publishing
Julee B. Waldrop, DNP, FNP-BC, PNP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FAAN
12:30-12:45 Break
12:30-2:15 Lunch | NP Council Meeting
2:15-2:30 Break
2:30-3:30
ACUTE CARE
A. Acute Vasopressors in the ICU
Dennis Taylor, DNP, PhD, ACNP-BC, FCCM
2:30-3:30
PRIMARY CARE
B. Post COVID Athletic Participation Clearance: What You Need to Know
Jill Spangler Houser, DNP, FNP-C
2:30-3:30
LEADERSHIP
C. Empowering NPs to Achieve Health Equity: A Review of the Future of Nursing Report 2020-2030
Britney Broyhill, DNP, ACNP-BC
Carrie Palmer, DNP, RN, ANP-BC
3:30-4:00 Exhibit Hall | Refreshment Break
4:15-5:15
ACUTE CARE
A. Case-based Acute Care Management of Hospitalized COVID Patients: a Virtual Simulation Experience 
Jaspal Singh, MD, MHA, MHS, FCCP, FCCM, FAASM
4:15-5:15
PRIMARY CARE
B. High Risk Breast Lesions: Management When it’s Not Breast Cancer
Kathy Trotter, DNP, FAANP, FAAN
4:15-5:15
PRIMARY CARE
C. Abnormal Movements Across Childhood
Crystal Walker, PNP

TUESDAY, MARCH 22

8:00 AM NPSS 2022 REGISTRATION OPENS | Continental Breakfast
(NCNA Registration desk will close at 4:00 pm today)
8:00-9:00 Exhibit Hall 
9:00-10:00 Supporting Patients with Advanced Heart Failure: The Evolution of Mechanical Circulatory Support
Stephanie G. Barnes, MSN, AGPCNP-C, PCCN
10:00-11:15

Rapid Fire Panel:

1. Virtual Heart Failure Management 
Tonya Carter, DNP, MSN, NP-C
2. Update on TAVR Guidelines
Tracy Vernon-Platt, DNP, ANP-BC
3. CV Indications for Diabetes Medications
Carrie Palmer, DNP, RN, ANP-BC

11:30-12:15 Exhibit Hall
12:30-1:30 Lunch | Product Theater “Introduction to KERENDIA®” with Bayer Pharmaceuticals (No CHs)
1:30-2:00 Exhibit Hall | Break
Select Concurrent Sessions
2:00-3:00
PRIMARY CARE
A. Post-COVID Primary Care Considerations
Candace H. Beddard, MSN, AGPCNP-C
2:00-3:00
PRIMARY CARE
B. Approach to Evaluating the Symptom of Anemia (Blood Will Talk, If You Listen)
Lorinda A. Coombs, PhD, FNP-BC, AOCNP
2:00-3:00
PRIMARY CARE
C. ADHD in Adolescents: Assessment, Treatment and Health Care Disparities
Angie Trombley, DNP, APRN, PMHNP-BC
3:05-4:05
ACUTE CARE
A. Acute Pancreatitis
Brian Jefferson, DNP, ACNP-BC, FCCM
3:05-4:05
PRIMARY CARE
B. Sexually Transmitted Infections: Treatment Guidelines, 2021 Updates
Torica Fuller, DNP, MSN, FNP-BC, CDP, CGRN, CPN, NRCME
Ann Bell, DNP, FNP-C
3:05-4:05
PRIMARY CARE
C. Pediatric Sports Medicine: Acute and Overuse Injuries
Heather Carroll, FNP-BC
4:05-4:15 Refreshment Break
4:15-5:15

Impacting the Health of Communities Through Local Board Service
Gale Adcock RN, MSN, FNP-C, FAANP, FAAN

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23

7:45 AM NPSS 2022 REGISTRATION OPENS
8:00-9:30 Plated Breakfast & General Session — Effective Communication for Nurse Practitioners: Choosing Wise Words
Allison Dimsdale, DNP, NP-C, AACC, FAANP
9:30-9:45 Break
9:45-10:45 Health Equity & Outcomes
Vincent Guilamo-Ramos, PhD, MPH, LCSW, RN, ANP-BC, PMHNP-BC, AAHIVS, FAAN
10:45-11:00 Break
11:00-12:30 Resilience, Renewal, and Stamina: The Keys to Thriving Through Change
Wayne Sotile, Ph.D.

The NPSS schedule is subject to change. Last revised 1/7/2022

 

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