Two Important NP Conferences to Attend in Fall 2016

Two important conferences for NPs will be taking place in the fall of 2016. First, the 33rd Annual High Risk Obstetric Nursing conference, which is being held in New Orleans September 21 – 24, will offer a thorough approach to current topics in high risk obstetrics, encompassing fetal surveillance in difficult pregnancies, safety promotion for mother and fetus, diabetes and obesity management during pregnancy, and other issues such as preeclampsia, emergency situations and the legal and ethical implications of managing high-risk and critically ill obstetric patients and injured newborns.

Exceptional speakers, including Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, RN, founder and president of Clinical Concepts in Obstetrics, Inc., and Jay P. Goldsmith, MD, professor of pediatrics at Tulane University School of Medicine, will be making presentations.

“The topics addressed were relevant and informative,” commented Alicia Waterlyn, RN, BSN, C-EFM, about the content presented at the High Risk Obstetric Nursing conference in 2015. “I feel better prepared to provide quality care to patients, to identify patients who are at risk for complications and to improve patient outcomes.”

The second conference to take note of is called Birth Injuries & the Law: Clinical Challenges and Medical Malpractice, which is being held in Las Vegas October 6 – 8. With a focus on practical strategies to ensure a culture of patient safety and understand the nuts and bolts of litigation, attendees of the Birth Injuries & the Law conference will be able to discuss hot topics such as informed consent and electronic medical records, the clinical challenges of caring for a critically-injured neonate, identifying common areas of leadership liability, and much more.

Expert faculty includes Stephanie R. Martin, DO, FACOG, director of maternal fetal medicine services at Southern Colorado Maternal Fetal Medicine, St. Francis Medical Center.

Denise Davis from Oakdale, CA, noted, “This conference was worth attending. I learned more than I expected to and would recommend it to any labor and delivery nurse.”

The 22nd Annual Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians Courses

For more than two decades, Contemporary Forums has been leading comprehensive outpatient pharmacology courses “Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians” for healthcare providers applying for or renewing prescriptive authority and or renewing their ANCC certification.

Principal Instructors, Alan P. Agins, PhD and Jody F. Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC, have designed a comprehensive a 7-day course, addressing pharmacology and therapeutic uses of current medications used for primary care, as well as common clinical issues and concerns related to prescribing that offers up to 52.5 CE credits.

The course includes a Pediatric Pharmacology Preconference, planned in collaboration with a select group of experts, focusing on medications and prescribing regimens specific to caring for children in the outpatient setting.  It also covers the California BRN Schedule II Controlled Substance educational requirements (included in the content presented in the cities of San Francisco and Las Vegas).

This year Contemporary Forums is offering four Pharmacology for Advanced Practice  Clinicians courses in the following cities:
Las Vegas – May 9-15
San Francisco – August 1-7
Las Vegas – September 26-Ocotber 2
Nashville – November 7-13

“I am looking forward to the launch of this year’s Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians courses and the opportunity to share my 34 years of experience as a professional pharmacologist and educator,” said Agins. “I am confident that my approach of integrating physiology, pathophysiology, microbiology along with the basic principles and clinical elements of pharmacology will make this a truly meaningful, memorable and professional learning experience.”

More information on The Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians courses can be found on the Contemporary Forums website at

7th Annual Hot Topics in Primary Care Conference to be Held in June

Health promotion, disease prevention, evidence-based medical interventions, effective use of diagnostic tests and interprofessional management of chronic disease are all challenges and opportunities in the primary care setting that will be addressed at the 7th annual Hot Topics in Primary Care CE conference.

The Hot Topics in Primary Care conference is being held in Jackson Hole, WY at the Snow King Resort, June 26-29, 2016. Designed for NPs, MDs, PAs and RNs, this conference addresses daily challenges faced by practitioners in the primary care setting. Join your colleagues and an outstanding panel of clinically active faculty members in thought-provoking discussions throughout this conference.

Additionally, there is a preconference on Diabetes Management. The “Diabetes Bootcamp for Primary Care Providers,” will provide tips from the experts on the challenges and management of this chronic disease, and will include discussions on appropriate glycemic control, insulin and non-insulin therapy management, and the use of monitoring technology.

Some of the exceptional speakers include, Wendy L. Wright, owner of Wright and Associates Family Healthcare and Karol E. Watson, Associate Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at UCLA.

Denise Gray, EdD, MSN, MBA, RN, CNE, of Homer Glen, IL said, “I had only been to one Contemporary Forums conference in the past. However, I decided to venture to Jackson Hole and got the surprise of my life! The conference was excellent and informative! It allowed me to network with professionals speakers, participants and the accommodations far exceeded my expectations! Jackson Hole is breathtaking and a wonderful place to visit! I will definitely travel to another Contemporary Forums conference in 2016″.

For more information on how to participate in this conference, please click here.