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Elsevier Faculty Development Conference

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: January 2 - 5

Elsevier Faculty Development Conference

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: January 2 - 5, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

In these challenging times, nurse educators are faced with many demands as the volume of health science information explodes, agencies demand highly competent graduates, and technology tools rapidly change our techniques for teaching. As nurse educators are bombarded with increased expectations and demands for curriculum change, they face faculty shortages and rapid turnover. Effective new teaching strategies to efficiently move students from knowledge based learners to high level thinkers are vital to achieving program outcomes. Join us to learn from nurse educators who are making an impact on student and program success. Enjoy the thrills of Las Vegas, meet colleagues from across the nation working with similar challenges, and find innovative solutions for you and your institution.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THIS PROGRAM:

  • Powerhouse Keynote Speaker: Barbee Bancroft, MSN, PNP, RN, author and lecturer.
  • Two dynamic half day Preconferences designed to give you a concentrated session on one or more areas of your practice: "Clinical Reasoning in the Clinical Setting" and "Critical Thinking and Test Item Writing".
  • Comprehensive "Concept Based Curriculum" Preconference (6 hours of CE) presented by the dynamic Linda J. Caputi, EdD, MSN, ANEF, CNE, author and lecturer.
  • Elsevier Exceptional Educators of the Year Awards.
  • Poster presentations and exhibits of teaching tools that can help promote quality and efficiency in nurse education.
  • "Can't attend in person? Attend "virtually"...by registering for the Live Webcast of this conference.  
  • Can't attend the Live Conference or the Live Webcast? Consider pre-purchasing online access to the recorded Main Conference as another exciting option.

CONFERENCE OBJECTIVES
Upon completion, participants will be better able to:

  • Identify upcoming trends in nursing education and their integration into faculty practice.
  • Describe strategies for linking nurse education curriculum to nursing practice.
  • Discuss methods to measure program and course outcomes.
  • Use technology to engage students in active learning.
  • Identify options for creative instructional delivery and course management.
  • Integrate best practices in teaching and learning relevant to advancing nursing education.
  • Develop strategies for mentoring and professional growth within the faculty role.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

  • Nursing and Allied Health Faculty
  • Other Educators In Interdisciplinary
  • Learning Settings
  • Deans of Nursing & Allied Health
  • Staff Development Educators
  • Clinical Nurse Educators
  • Allied Health Faculty

...anyone interested in Nursing Education.

PROGRAM PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS
Ann B. Bain, EdD, MSN, RN
Linda J. Caputi, EdD, MSN, ANEF, CNE
Judith Driscoll, MEd, MSN, RN
Valerie M. Howard, EdD, MSN, RN
Cheryl L. Mee, MSN, MBA, RN, CMSRN
PROGRAM MANAGER
Julie Elmquist, BS, MS
Contemporary Forums

FEATURED SPEAKER
Barbee Bancroft has provided more than 2,000 educational and motivational seminars on clinical topics and health maintenance topics to healthcare professionals and corporations throughout the US and Canada.
A widely acclaimed speaker, she is noted for her humorous, entertaining and information-packed seminars. She is the author of the books, Medical Minutiae, An Apple a Day – the ABCs of Diet and Disease and Live a Little, Laugh A Lot.

Many people can conduct health seminars, or write books on health, but very few can make them both thoroughly informative and entertaining. Barbee Bancroft makes complex health topics easily understandable, appealing and hilarious.

A graduate of East Carolina University and the University of Virginia, she has been the keynote speaker for many prestigious nursing conferences and has held graduate faculty positions at the University of Virginia and the University of Arkansas. She has provided courses on Advanced Pathophysiology, Pharmacology and Physical Assessment to both graduate and undergraduate students. She is currently the Executive Director and President of CPP Associates, Inc., a continuing education firm for corporations and healthcare professionals based in Chicago, Illinois.

YOUR PARTNERS IN EDUCATION
Elsevier and Contemporary Forums are proud to provide nurse educators with the outstanding tools they have relied on for years. We continually strive to meet the needs of today's health care professionals and remain at the forefront of nursing education. Elsevier Faculty Development Conference 2014 reflects our constant commitment to being your preferred information source for all of your nursing education needs.

2014 ELSEVIER EXCEPTIONALNURSING AWARDS
To show our ongoing commitment to nursing education, Elsevier, the world's leading health science publisher, is  pleased to announce our third annual Elsevier Exceptional Nursing Educator Awards. These awards recognize the work of three outstanding nursing faculty member who show exceptional skill, innovation and effectiveness in regards to promoting student learning, professionalism and self-confidence. The entry submission will be reviewed and judged by a panel of experienced professionals in the nursing education field. For more information go to Elsevieradvantage.com/Elsevier Educator Award

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Online Options+
  • Live Webcast
  • Recorded


Neonatology and the Law

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: March 5 - 7

Neonatology and the Law

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: March 5 - 7, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

You're Invited! Safe and appropriate medical and nursing care of the critically ill newborn is vital to promoting best possible outcomes.

Research results continue to require updates to guidelines and evidence-based care with the common goal of providing the best possible and safest care for these fragile infants. Yet litigation involving neonatal patients may result in staggering verdict damage awards, known as "mega-verdicts". What are the current trends in neonatal litigation? Why do juries feel such large awards are justified? What complications and treatment strategies continue to provide challenges and generate controversy? Neonatology & the Law will raise awareness, invite questions and provide guidance from our nationally renowned expert faculty as we address these diverse issues.

"We, the jury..."

Gain penetrating insights into the unique environment of a courtroom in a civil litigation regarding a brain injured child. Experienced trial attorneys and knowledgeable witnesses will portray this adversarial contest using the facts of an actual perinatal case.  While plaintiffs, through the testimony of their expert witness, attempt to prove the child's disabilities are due to the negligence of the health care providers at or around the time of birth, the defense will use the same facts to refute such allegations.  You, the audience, will be the jury.  Hear the facts, assess the credibility of the witnesses, and decide a verdict!

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Contraceptive Technology

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Location: San Francisco, CA
Dates: March 5 - 8

Contraceptive Technology

Location: San Francisco, CA
Dates: March 5 - 8, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

You’re Invited! Join us for the 26th Annual “CT” Conference

New! That one word captures what you will hear at the 2014 Contraceptive Technology conferences. This year we have much to share about new programs, initiatives, and guidelines! Come hear Emily Godfrey, MD, MPH cover the clinical wisdom in the newly published U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations. Ward Cates, MD, MPH, will preview the changes that will be coming in the new 2014 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines. Have you heard of the new Choosing Wisely initiative sponsored by ABIM Foundation, along with Consumer Reports? It’s a national campaign to reduce unnecessary testing, and Michael Policar, MD, MPH, will call out the tests you will want to think twice about before ordering. On the last day we devote an hour to rapid-fire presentations on what’s too new to have made it onto our conference agenda, in the always dynamic Late Breakers on Innovations in Reproductive Health.

You read the big headlines last year about how the IUD is 20 times more effective than the pills, right? There's still more to learn from an update by the CHOICE Project Director Jeffrey Peipert, MD, PhD. Attend the Conference Luncheon on Thursday where Clare Coleman will key you in on practical considerations with the rolling enactment of provisions under the Affordable Care Act. And we have a new option this year—a chance to engage in small group discussions, facilitated by the authors and our expert faculty members, at the Roundtable Luncheon on Friday.

Last, but certainly not least, are the array of presentations on what you need to know to update and refine your clinical care: everything from managing unscheduled bleeding on hormonal contraception, considering post-pregnancy contraception, and supporting sexual health, to teasing out the drugs that interact with hormonal methods, looking into future developments of contraception, and breaking bad news. All this, and we haven't even begun to tap the 5 Preconferences and 25 Concurrent Sessions you can choose from to design your own personalized agenda.

CAN’T ATTEND THIS YEAR? Register for the LIVE WEBCAST offered at the Boston conference.

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Elevate Outcomes with HESI

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: March 12 - 14

Elevate Outcomes with HESI

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: March 12 - 14, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

The focus of this conference is to discuss standardized testing in nursing education and provide a forum for faculty to share ideas, best practices, and evidence-based projects that use HESI products to improve student and program outcomes.

All nursing educators using HESI products, or interested in using them, are invited to join the discussion and learn how to elevate your outcomes!

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The Young Child With Special Needs

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: March 12 - 15

The Young Child With Special Needs

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: March 12 - 15, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

As professionals working with young children with developmental disabilities, we are charged with enhancing our knowledge of medical and behavioral conditions, refining our assessment skills and expanding our tools and strategies for managing these special needs children.

A multidisciplinary approach, along with family-focused strategies and support, is essential as we coordinate care and intervention in a variety of settings.  We invite you to attend the 23rd Annual Conference on "The Young Child with Special Needs," a national conference targeted for health care providers, special educators, pre-school teachers, psychologists, therapists, speech pathologists, dieticians and service coordinators who interface with special needs children and their families.

You will hear the latest applied research, learn strategies for addressing a variety of developmental disabilities, enhance your tool kit for dealing with problem behaviors, and recognize the importance and impact of early intervention. Networking with the faculty from a variety of disciplines, as well as colleagues from around the nation, will enhance your professional development as you strive to achieve the best possible outcome for these children and their families.

Relax and rejuvenate, discover innovative practices, have a little fun (it's Vegas, after all!), and return ready to implement the innovative approaches you've learned!

Planning Committee Members
Kay A. Toomey, PhD
Max Wiznitzer, MD

Program Manager
Kathryn Clayton, MSN, MBA, LNC
Contemporary Forums

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Psychiatric Nursing

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Location: Philadelphia, PA
Dates: April 2 - 5

Psychiatric Nursing

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Dates: April 2 - 5, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

The 2014 Psychiatric Nursing Conferences offer a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas, as well as the opportunity to advance your knowledge and take home clinical pearls.

You're Invited! As we begin to think about psychiatric-mental health nursing in 2014, we all realize that more change is heading our way.  The DSM-5 has been published, and continues to raise challenging issues for practitioners and researchers.  Health care policy will continue to be a hot topic as the Affordable Care Act transitions to reality.  Recovery principles, integrated care, evidence-based practice, and the essential connection with our clients will remain of critical importance to achieve best-possible outcomes.  How do we begin and continue to prioritize and incorporate these elements into treatment strategies and decisions?

The 2014 Psychiatric Nursing Conferences offer a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas, as well as the opportunity to advance your knowledge and take home clinical pearls.  We know you'll be energized by attending and challenged to examine what you do with a new perspective. Though we recognize that the challenges can be intimidating, we should also recognize the opportunities that addressing and meeting them will provide!

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  • Live Webcast
  • Recorded


Contraceptive Technology

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Location: Boston, MA
Dates: April 9 - 12

Contraceptive Technology

Location: Boston, MA
Dates: April 9 - 12, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

You’re Invited! Join us for the 26th Annual “CT” Conference

New! That one word captures what you will hear at the 2014 Contraceptive Technology conferences. This year we have much to share about new programs, initiatives, and guidelines! Come hear Emily Godfrey, MD, MPH cover the clinical wisdom in the newly published U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations. Ward Cates, MD, MPH, will preview the changes that will be coming in the new 2014 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines. Have you heard of the new Choosing Wisely initiative sponsored by ABIM Foundation, along with Consumer Reports? It’s a national campaign to reduce unnecessary testing, and Michael Policar, MD, MPH, will call out the tests you will want to think twice about before ordering. On the last day we devote an hour to rapid-fire presentations on what’s too new to have made it onto our conference agenda, in the always dynamic Late Breakers on Innovations in Reproductive Health.

You read the big headlines last year about how the IUD is 20 times more effective than the pills, right? There's still more to learn from an update by the CHOICE Project Director Jeffrey Peipert, MD, PhD. Attend the Conference Luncheon on Thursday where Clare Coleman will key you in on practical considerations with the rolling enactment of provisions under the Affordable Care Act. And we have a new option this year—a chance to engage in small group discussions, facilitated by the authors and our expert faculty members, at the Roundtable Luncheon on Friday.

Last, but certainly not least, are the array of presentations on what you need to know to update and refine your clinical care: everything from managing unscheduled bleeding on hormonal contraception, considering post-pregnancy contraception, and supporting sexual health, to teasing out the drugs that interact with hormonal methods, looking into future developments of contraception, and breaking bad news. All this, and we haven't even begun to tap the 5 Preconferences and 25 Concurrent Sessions you can choose from to design your own personalized agenda.

CAN’T ATTEND THIS YEAR? Register for the LIVE WEBCAST offered at the Boston conference.

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Online Options+
  • Live Webcast
  • Recorded


Obstetric Nursing

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Location: San Francisco, CA
Dates: April 9 - 12

Obstetric Nursing

Location: San Francisco, CA
Dates: April 9 - 12, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

You're Invited! The complexities of caring for high-risk obstetric patients require that we pay close attention to detail as well as keep an eye on the "big picture." In order to accomplish this, we must be aware of the myriad things going on with each of our patients.

Is the change on the fetal monitoring strip or lab report significant? Are medications being prescribed and managed appropriately? In addition, there are broader issues to take into consideration that will also impact outcomes for both mother and baby. Is communication between team members effective and timely? Does the medical record accurately reflect the clinical picture? Are patient safety guidelines in place and incorporated into daily practice?

Join us at the 31th Annual Obstetric Nursing Conference to explore these and other challenges as we strive to ensure the best possible outcomes for the pregnant women in our care. Meet and mingle with your colleagues and our expert faculty to network, share concerns, and re-evaluate your practice based on the latest applied research. Return to work with increased knowledge and confidence in the excellent care you provide.

Save the dates, invite your colleagues, and plan to join us! Improve your effectiveness as an OB nurse, become re-energized to do the work you know and love, and make a significant difference in the health of mothers and their newborns. See you there!

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Psychiatric Nursing

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: April 27 - 30

Psychiatric Nursing

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: April 27 - 30, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

The 2014 Psychiatric Nursing Conferences offer a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas, as well as the opportunity to advance your knowledge and take home clinical pearls.

You're Invited! As we begin to think about psychiatric-mental health nursing in 2014, we all realize that more change is heading our way.  The DSM-5 has been published, and continues to raise challenging issues for practitioners and researchers.  Health care policy will continue to be a hot topic as the Affordable Care Act transitions to reality.  Recovery principles, integrated care, evidence-based practice, and the essential connection with our clients will remain of critical importance to achieve best-possible outcomes.  How do we begin and continue to prioritize and incorporate these elements into treatment strategies and decisions?

The 2014 Psychiatric Nursing Conferences offer a forum for discussion and the exchange of ideas, as well as the opportunity to advance your knowledge and take home clinical pearls.  We know you'll be energized by attending and challenged to examine what you do with a new perspective. Though we recognize that the challenges can be intimidating, we should also recognize the opportunities that addressing and meeting them will provide!

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Online Options+
  • Live Webcast
  • Recorded


Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: April 29 - May 4

Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: April 29 - May 4, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

Now in its 20th year, "Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians," continues to be the "go-to" outpatient pharmacology course, whether you are applying for or renewing prescriptive authority or renewing your ANCC certification. Our Principal Instructors, Alan Agins, PhD and Jody Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC,WCC, have designed a comprehensive course which addresses the pharmacology and therapeutic uses of current medications used for primary care , as well as common clinical issues and concerns related to prescribing. 

Highlights and benefits of this course include:

  • 6 information-packed days with up to 45 hours of pharmacology content, allowing you to meet the ANCC's new rules for re-certification as well as many states' requirements for prescriptive authority, with minimal time away from your life and practice.
  • A dynamic Preconference on Pediatric Pharmacology, focusing on medications and prescribing regimens specific to caring for children in the outpatient setting. The Pharmacology Course's primary focus is adults in the outpatient setting, so plan to attend this Preconference if you need additional knowledge about prescribing for children.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable clinical faculty with a relaxed and entertaining teaching style.
  • A case-based approach to help you apply the content to clinical problems you face daily in your practice.
  • Daily registration for those with selective needs for renewing prescriptive authority or updating current knowledge in pharmacology.
  • Inclusion of the California BRN Schedule II Controlled Substancesbeducational requirements in the San Francisco and Las Vegas courses.

Please Note: States' requirements for prescriptive authority vary. Please contact your State Board of Nursing regarding educational requirements.

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The National Conference of Neonatal Nursing

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: April 30 - May 3

The National Conference of Neonatal Nursing

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: April 30 - May 3, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

We Invite You! Caring for the complex critically ill neonate is certainly both rewarding and challenging.  While treatment strategies evolve, technology advances, and research progresses, it remains the goal of the patient care team to ensure and facilitate the best possible patient outcomes. 

The 32nd Annual National Conference of Neonatal Nursing is designed to answer your questions as well as raise your awareness of the right questions to ask in order to achieve this goal. If this is your first time attending The National Conference of Neonatal Nursing, we welcome you!  Join us and your fellow attendees, many of whom have participated in several of these conferences over the years, as we celebrate the exceptional care we provide.  If this is your second, fifth or even tenth Contemporary Forums conference, welcome back! 

Engage in conversations about the clinical challenges you face, and be re-energized by the enthusiasm of fellow clinicians from a variety of neonatal units across the country.  Do you need more details about ideas or management approaches mentioned in a session?  Take advantage of the availability of the expert faculty we've invited who will gladly respond to your questions and interests.  You'll return to work with "clinical pearls" to share with your team. Save the dates, and combine an outstanding educational experience with the excitement of Las Vegas.  Count on the faculty and your colleagues to motivate and inspire you.  See you there!

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Online Options+
  • Live Webcast
  • Recorded


Pediatric Nursing: Care of the Hospitalized Child

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Location: Seattle, WA
Dates: May 7 - 10

Pediatric Nursing: Care of the Hospitalized Child

Location: Seattle, WA
Dates: May 7 - 10, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

Contemporary Forums 26th annual Pediatric Nursing: Care of the Hospitalized Child conference addressing best practices in the care of this unique patient population.

Highlights & Benefits:

  • A dynamic Preconference -- High Acuity Pediatric Patients: Assessment and Management, -- which focuses on the "not quite ICU" patient on a general pediatric unit.  Improve your assessment skills, identify appropriate interventions and problem-solve interesting cases with our expert faculty.
  • A thought-provoking look at "Global Newborn Health: A Decade of Change and Challenge" presented by Gary Darmstadt, MD, Senior Fellow for Global Development at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
  • A program designed by a panel of pediatric nurses "in the trenches" to provide practical evidence-based strategies and "tips" which will make a difference in the care you provide sick children and their families.
  • "Hot topics" presented in a variety of formats, including didactic sessions and interactive faculty panels, concurrent sessions and case study discussions.
  • 16 Concurrent Session choices allowing you build your conference experience to best meet your educational needs.
  • Opportunities to network and exchange ideas with colleagues and the expert faculty from clinical settings across the country.

Conference Chair
Mary Fran Hazinski, MRN, RN, FAAN, FAHA

Planning Committee Members
Marisa G. Mize, DNP, CCRN, CPNP, PC, AC
Wendy Murchie, MN, RN, CCRN
Kathy Perko, MS, RN, PNP, CPON, CHPPN

Contemporary Forums
Jeannine Strunk, BSN, RN
Senior Program Manager

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Online Options+
  • Live Webcast
  • Recorded


Adolescent Health Care

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Location: Boston, MA
Dates: May 15 - 17

Adolescent Health Care

Location: Boston, MA
Dates: May 15 - 17, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

Caring for adolescents brings joys and challenges and requires us to listen and be creative, flexible and open as we develop new skills to meet their changing needs.

Reaching our goal of keeping our teens healthy and safe requires that we constantly evaluate our approach to common issues and concerns faced by our adolescent patients and their families. The 13th annual Adolescent Health Care conference, presented in collaboration with the Division of Adolescent Medicine at Boston  Children's Hospital, will address key issues affecting your clinical and psychosocial care of adolescents, providing you with tools for empowering teens to take control of their health and life. Presented by a faculty of key opinion leaders and clinicians "in the trenches," this conference is certain to make a difference in the adolescent care you provide.

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Online Options+
  • Live Webcast
  • Recorded


Neonatal Pharmacology

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Location: Boston, MA
Dates: May 15 - 17

Neonatal Pharmacology

Location: Boston, MA
Dates: May 15 - 17, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

Highlights & Benefits

  • Dynamic Preconference on Neonatal Nutrition.
  • Updates on management of neonatal abstinence syndrome, and dosing guidelines for antibiotic, antifungals, and antiviral medications.
  • Core Competency Areas and Content Topics for NCC Certification Maintenance in your specialty are included in this conference.
  • Faculty panels, interactive concurrent sessions and case study discussions designed to engage you and bring the information presented to life!
  • Boston in the spring!  A stunning location where you can explore and enjoy the diverse restaurants, shopping areas, cultures and activities that Boston has to offer.

Mark your calendar, invite a colleague to join you, and plan on a unique learning experience.  See you there!

Conference Co-Chairs
Kelly C. Wade, MD, PhD, MSCE
Matthew M. Laughon, MD, MPH
Program Consultant
Heather M. Monk-Bodenstab, PharmD
Kathryn Clayton, MSN, MBA, LNC
Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

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Online Options+
  • Live Webcast
  • Recorded


Advances In Health Care for Women Over 40

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: June 1 - 3

Advances In Health Care for Women Over 40

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: June 1 - 3, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

Join us in Las Vegas for this national conference where the latest research will be translated into clinical pearls and evidence-based approaches for assessing and managing a variety of issues women face during the transition will be presented.

Highlights and Benefits of the 2014 Conference

  • Three dynamic Preconferences focusing on Treatment Options for Sexual Dysfunction, Weight and Aging, and skills training in Endometrial and Vulvar Biopsy.
  • A number of "Hot Topics," issues you deal with every day in your practice, addressed in a variety of teaching styles including didactic sessions, faculty panels, concurrent sessions, interactive case study discussions and hands-on trainings.
  • Access to leaders in the field of menopause management, including Dr. Diane Pace, FNP, the Immediate Past President of NAMS, who will help you create an action plan for improving your care for older women.
  • Practical clinical strategies which will help you help your patients manage those challenging and often uncomfortable menopause symptoms.
  • The Online CE Library where you can listen to sessions you couldn't attend, earn additional CE, and reference important details after the conference.
  • All the action and excitement of Las Vegas and the luxurious setting of Caesars Palace, a world-class destination.

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Online Options+
  • Live Webcast
  • Recorded


Obstetric and Neonatal Dilemmas

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Location: Jackson Hole, WY
Dates: July 13 - 16

Obstetric and Neonatal Dilemmas

Location: Jackson Hole, WY
Dates: July 13 - 16, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

Attend the Obstetric and Neonatal Dilemmas conference in beautiful Jackson Hole, Wyoming to discuss both the art and science of caring for the high-risk mother and fetus/neonate.

  • Presentations to the combined obstetric/neonatal audience addressing issues that impact both specialties.
  • Separate obstetric and neonatal concurrent sessions, allowing you to discuss concerns and challenges unique to your specific area of practice.
  • Diverse perspectives on obstetric and neonatal care provided by nationally recognized experts and your colleagues from across the country.
  • The breathtaking setting of the Grand Tetons, and a conference schedule designed for learning as well as relaxation and exploration with family and friends.

We look forward to seeing you there!
Eric C. Eichenwald, MD
Program Chair

Jeannine Strunk, BSN, RN
Senior Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

What You Will Learn

This conference will enable the experienced clinician to:

  • Improve assessment and management skills in caring for women with complicated pregnancies and their high-risk infants.
  • Discuss neonatal high risk situations including O2 saturation targeting, the latest evidence regarding causes and treatment of NEC, and limits of viability.
  • Explore developing trends in maternal and neonatal outcomes and the factors influencing them.
  • Evaluate obstetric hot topics such as prenatal assessment of fetal well-being, EFM pitfalls and sepsis in pregnancy.
  • Examine legal and ethical issues that impact perinatal and neonatal care.

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Revolutionizing Nursing Education

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: July 15 - 17

Revolutionizing Nursing Education

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: July 15 - 17, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

Using a combined framework of best practices in undergraduate education and excellence in the scholarship of teaching and learning, this national conference is designed for all levels of faculty expertise and introduces a variety of comprehensive and innovative teaching-learning strategies ranging from no tech, to low tech, to highly connected and advanced technologies.

  • Two half-day Preconferences: Thinking Like a Nurse with the Use of Technology and Technology 101
  • Workshop at UNLV’s state-of-the-art Simulation Center (Limited to 50 participants)
  • Concurrent Sessions for every level on the tech savvy continuum
  • Poster presentations showcasing approaches to using technology within interprofessional education
  • Exhibits on new products and their best uses
  • Networking opportunities with colleagues and a nationally known expert faculty

Bring your laptops and join us in Las Vegas to fine-tune your informatics knowledge and skills with these highly effective tools and practices that promote quality and consistency in the delivery of interprofessional team-based education.

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Hot Topics In Primary Care

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Location: Jackson Hole, WY
Dates: July 20 - 23

Hot Topics In Primary Care

Location: Jackson Hole, WY
Dates: July 20 - 23, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

Highlights & Benefits
In the current environment of Obamacare, health promotion and disease prevention, are in the spotlight. The rational use of diagnostic tests and medical interventions, interprofessional management of chronic disease, issues in women’s health care, and behavioral approaches for a healthier outcome, all are mandates as we move forward in the 21st century. We all know that expanding access to insurance coverage will put significant demands on our health care system. What can we do to prepare for this challenge?
Designed for NPs, MDs, PAs, CNMs, and RNs from primary care settings, the 5th annual conference, Hot Topics in Primary Care, is sponsored by Contemporary Forums, a leader in quality continuing education, in partnership with JNP: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Join your colleagues and the outstanding panel of clinically active faculty members who will discuss the challenges you face daily in your office or clinic setting.
Highlights of the conference include:

  • BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! The dynamic “Agins Team,” instructors for Contemporary Forums’ Pharmacology Course, will present a Preconference focused on pharmacologic and clinical considerations for Pain Management.
  • A number of “Hot Topics” you deal with in your everyday practice, addressed in a variety of teaching styles including didactic sessions, faculty panels, concurrent sessions, and interactive case study discussions.
  • A comprehensive approach to primary care, including topics on endocrinology, infectious diseases, women’s health, internal medicine, pharmacology, and geriatrics.
  • A complimentary subscription to JNP: The Journal for Nurse Practitioners. Visit www.npjournal.org.

The glorious setting of Jackson Hole, the Grand Tetons and Yellowstone, where you can combine outstanding education with time to explore this incomparable location.

Conference Objectives

  • Explore diagnostic and management options for a variety of common conditions seen in the office or clinic setting, including metabolic/endocrine problems, depression, Type 2 diabetes, skin infections, C.difficile, and obesity.
  • Discuss the challenge of medication adherence and develop strategies to improve patient compliance.
  • Identify changes to be made in your current protocols based on the evidence from, Choosing Wisely, the national campaign to reduce unnecessary testing and medical interventions.
  • Examine the concept of patient-centered contraceptive counseling utilizing motivational interviewing techniques.
  • Synthesize and apply new knowledge through interprofessional case-based discussion of select clinical challenges.

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  • Live Webcast
  • Recorded


Hot Topics in Women’s Health

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Location: Jackson Hole, WY
Dates: July 27 - 30

Hot Topics in Women’s Health

Location: Jackson Hole, WY
Dates: July 27 - 30, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

You Are Invited! Designed for NPs, MDs, CNMs, PAs and RNs from women’s health and family practice settings, the 12th annual conference, Hot Topics in Women’s Health (formerly Office Gynecology), brings together a stellar panel of clinician experts in the stunning setting of Jackson Hole, WY to address the clinical challenges you face daily.

Highlights of the 2014 Conference Include:

  • A number of “Hot Topics,” issues you deal with in your everyday practice, addressed in a variety of teaching formats, including didactic sessions, faculty panels, Concurrent Sessions, and interactive case study discussions.
  • An update on current guidelines on key issues such as GYN cancer screening, STDs, menopause, chronic pelvic pain, obesity and infertility.
  • An emphasis on providing comprehensive, evidence-based primary care for women, translating research into practical clinical application.
  • An optional Special Session NEXPLANON® Clinical Training, where you will learn insertion and removal procedures, providing your patients with a long-term reversible option and your practice with additional revenue.
  • The newly-renovated Snow King Resort with all the amenities and features you would expect from a first class hotel.

Join your colleagues and the faculty in the magnificent setting of Jackson Hole and the Grand Tetons where we have designed a schedule which allows for interprofessional learning as well as relaxation and exploration with family and friends. See you there!

Anita L. Nelson, MD
Conference Chair
Professor of OB/GYN
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Pam Jenkins-Wallace, MS, NP
Vice President, Program Development

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Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians

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Location: San Francisco, CA
Dates: July 28 - August 3

Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians

Location: San Francisco, CA
Dates: July 28 - August 3, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

Now in its 20th year!

"Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians," continues to be the "go-to" outpatient pharmacology course, whether you are applying for or renewing prescriptive authority or renewing your ANCC certification. Our Principal Instructors, Alan Agins, PhD and Jody Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC,WCC, have designed a comprehensive course which addresses the pharmacology and therapeutic uses of current medications used for primary care , as well as common clinical issues and concerns related to prescribing. 

Highlights and benefits of this course include:

  • 7 information-packed days with up to 52.5 hours of pharmacology content, allowing you to meet the ANCC's new rules for re-certification as well as many states' requirements for prescriptive authority, with minimal time away from your life and practice.
  • A dynamic Preconference on Pediatric Pharmacology, focusing on medications and prescribing regimens specific to caring for children in the outpatient setting. The Pharmacology Course's primary focus is adults in the outpatient setting, so plan to attend this Preconference if you need additional knowledge about prescribing for children.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable clinical faculty with a relaxed and entertaining teaching style.
  • A case-based approach to help you apply the content to clinical problems you face daily in your practice.
  • Daily registration for those with selective needs for renewing prescriptive authority or updating current knowledge in pharmacology.
  • Inclusion of the California BRN Schedule II Controlled Substances educational requirements in the San Francisco and Las Vegas courses.

Please Note: States' requirements for prescriptive authority vary. Please contact your State Board of Nursing regarding educational requirements.

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Facilitating Movement & Improving Function in Adult Hemiplegia

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
Dates: August 9 - 10

Facilitating Movement & Improving Function in Adult Hemiplegia

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Dates: August 9 - 10, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

This excellent 2-day course is packed with functional treatment techniques, patient videos for acute care, rehab, SNF, outpatient settings, and practice labs.
Jan Davis inspires clinical excellence with her enthusiastic teaching style, and encourages practitioners to utilize creative intervention methods with specific facilitation methods for trunk, as well as upper and lower extremity control, that are based on NDT techniques and motor learning principles.
AOTA defines the level of this course as “intermediate” for therapists with a working knowledge of therapeutic methods related to stroke rehabilitation.

COURSE FEATURES

  • Evidence-based Practice
  • Striving for Clinical Excellence
  • Rx Videos from ICU to Outpatient
  • Motor Learning and NDT
  • The Hemiplegic Shoulder
  • Treating “Poorly Motivated” Patients
  • Practice Labs

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2014 Best of Women’s Health: An Online CE Event

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Location: Online
Dates: August 26

2014 Best of Women’s Health: An Online CE Event

Location: Online
Dates: August 26, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

You're Invited! Contemporary Forums, a leader in healthcare continuing education, is proud to present "The Best of Women's Health 2014," a webinar re-broadcasting four outstanding clinical sessions presented at our 2014 women's health conferences.

Moderated by Anita Nelson, MD, Professor of OB/GYN at UCLA, this educational event includes updates on menopause management, bleeding problems, the new STD Guidelines, as well as contraceptive management, presented in a dynamic, interactive format. You can earn CE and Pharmacology credit, and interact with Dr. Nelson and other participants across the nation, all from the comfort and convenience of your work or home setting.

Be a part of this exciting inaugural event and hear the latest on clinical management strategies for common women's health issues. Register today!

TUITION

$100

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Online Options+
  • Recorded


Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians

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Location: Indianapolis, IN
Dates: September 8 - 14

Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians

Location: Indianapolis, IN
Dates: September 8 - 14, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

Now in its 20th year!

"Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians," continues to be the "go-to" outpatient pharmacology course, whether you are applying for or renewing prescriptive authority or renewing your ANCC certification. Our Principal Instructors, Alan Agins, PhD and Jody Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC,WCC, have designed a comprehensive course which addresses the pharmacology and therapeutic uses of current medications used for primary care , as well as common clinical issues and concerns related to prescribing. 

Highlights and benefits of this course include:

  • 7 information-packed days with up to 52.5 hours of pharmacology content, allowing you to meet the ANCC's new rules for re-certification as well as many states' requirements for prescriptive authority, with minimal time away from your life and practice.
  • A dynamic Preconference on Pediatric Pharmacology, focusing on medications and prescribing regimens specific to caring for children in the outpatient setting. The Pharmacology Course's primary focus is adults in the outpatient setting, so plan to attend this Preconference if you need additional knowledge about prescribing for children.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable clinical faculty with a relaxed and entertaining teaching style.
  • A case-based approach to help you apply the content to clinical problems you face daily in your practice.
  • Daily registration for those with selective needs for renewing prescriptive authority or updating current knowledge in pharmacology.
  • Inclusion of the California BRN Schedule II Controlled Substanceseducational requirements in the San Francisco and Las Vegas courses.

Please Note: States' requirements for prescriptive authority vary. Please contact your State Board of Nursing regarding educational requirements.

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: September 14 - 17

Case Management

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: September 14 - 17, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

You’re Invited! Please join us for the 20th Annual Case Management: Navigating the Current Health Care System in the fabulous city of Las Vegas! Hospital administrators, doctors, physician advisors, nurses, case managers and social workers, along with the experts in the field, will join together to discuss the challenges and share successful strategies for navigating the ever-changing landscape of case management.

With the demand of high performance health care systems to conform to new regulations, case managers are facing new challenges to provide coordinated care, lower costs, and improved outcomes. As a result of the Affordable Care Act, hospitals and clinics are slated to see a large influx of new patients that require case management services. Therefore, the roles and expectation of case managers and the case management department are evolving and require reassessment and definition.

The Case Management Conference will provide numerous opportunities for administrators and staff from a variety of settings to come together to learn what's happening now and what potential there is for the future. Moreover, network with your peers and leave with a fresh perspective and real-life tools to share with your organization. We are looking forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!

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Online Options+
  • Live Webcast
  • Recorded

Location: San Francisco, CA
Dates: September 17 - 20

Brain Injuries

Location: San Francisco, CA
Dates: September 17 - 20, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

You’re Invited! Caring for the complex brain injury patients is certainly both rewarding and challenging.

While treatment strategies evolve, technology advances, and research progresses, it remains the goal of the patient care team to ensure and facilitate the best possible patient outcomes. The 13th Annual Brain Injuries Conference is designed to bring together multidisciplinary expert faculty to provide timely and evidence-based treatments options that make a difference in function outcomes. Join us as our multidisciplinary experts examine the evidence and analyze treatment options. Our dynamic faculty will provide you guidance and answer your complex questions!

What makes the 2014 interdisciplinary conference a must attend event?

  • A selection of two Preconferences:
    • Learn and your hone your Motivational Interviewing skills with world renowned expert Dr. Stephen Wegener, to encourage patients to engage in positive changes in health behavior.
    • Full-day intensive, hands-on casting and splinting workshop focusing on the latest techniques for upper and lower extremities. Train and review the best practices and procedures in casting and splinting. 
  • Engage with the Father of Progesterone Therapy for TBI, Dr. Donald Stein.
  • Updates on the latest treatments for  sports-related TBIs.
  • Choose from 16 Concurrent Sessions on a wide variety of topics to satisfy your clinical and research learning objectives.
  • Faculty panels, interactive concurrent sessions and case study discussions designed to engage you and bring the information discussed to life!

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Online Options+
  • Recorded


Women’s Health and OB/GYN Nursing

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Location: San Diego, CA
Dates: September 24 - 27

Women’s Health and OB/GYN Nursing

Location: San Diego, CA
Dates: September 24 - 27, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

Join Your Colleagues! Women’s Health and OB/GYN Nursing, formerly Ambulatory OB/GYN Nursing, focuses on the challenges you face daily in your care of women in the primary care setting

Now in its 29th year, this conference is designed for NPs, CNMs, RNs and PAs and promises to enrich your clinical knowledge and skills by providing evidence-based approaches and creative solutions for a variety of women’s health and high- risk obstetric issues. A stellar panel of clinician experts has been assembled to address the “hot topics” and to challenge you to re-think your approaches to those puzzling cases that make your practice so interesting.

What Makes This Conference A “Must Attend” Event?

  • A Preconference focused on Skin and Vulvar Dermatology, with an optional Biopsy Training.
  • A unique combination of primary care gynecologic and obstetric topics, all in one conference, focusing on health issues from adolescence through menopause.
  • A variety of teaching formats including didactic sessions, faculty panels, concurrent sessions for personalizing your learning experience, and case studies.
  • An optional Networking Luncheon and interactive, fun-filled Presentation focused on improving interpersonal and team communication.
  • NEW THIS YEAR: A live webcast of the Preconference and Main Conference for those who can’t attend.
  • The jewel that is San Diego, with its sparkling beaches, cultural diversity, gardens, world-famous zoo (and new resident, a baby gorilla), clubs and fine dining.

Don’t miss this opportunity to network with nurses and advanced practice clinicians from around the nation to share your challenges and triumphs in the fascinating world of women’s health and obstetrics in the primary care setting.

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Online Options+
  • Live Webcast
  • Recorded


Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: October 11 - 15

Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: October 11 - 15, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

Join us in Las Vegas for the “Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing” conference, where nurses and advanced practice nurses from both specialty areas will come together to share their knowledge,  experience and the most up-to-date evidence based practices.

Highlights of the Conference include:

  • A choice of two premiere Preconferences!
    CCRN/CCRN-E Review Course, a two-day session for those planning to take the AACN Certification Exam, or for those who would like a clinical practice review seminar.
    Neuroscience Nursing: Building Foundations Through Clinical Case Reviews, a one-day session addressing issues ranging from anatomy/physiology to multimodality monitoring and neuroprotection.
  • A broad range of topics focusing on content applicable to both ED and ICU nurses as well as topics specifically geared to each specialty area.
  • A stellar panel of expert faculty who will share their knowledge, insights and experiences in caring for critically ill and injured adults.
  • “Hot Topics” presented through a variety of teaching methods including didactic lectures, interactive Concurrent Sessions, case study discussions and Faculty Panel Q&A sessions.
  • An opportunity to actively engage with your fellow attendees by networking and socializing throughout your conference stay. 
  • The excitement and glitz of Las Vegas! See you there!

Conference Co-Chairs
Carol A. Rauen, MS, RN, CCNS, CCRN, PCCN, CEN
Kathryn T. VonRueden, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, FCCM
Contemporary Forums
Jeannine Strunk, BSN, RN
Senior Program Manager

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Online Options+
  • Live Webcast
  • Recorded


NACCT-North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology

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Location: New Orleans, LA
Dates: October 17 - 21

NACCT-North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology

Location: New Orleans, LA
Dates: October 17 - 21, 2014

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Contraceptive Technology

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Location: Atlanta, GA
Dates: October 30 - November 1

Contraceptive Technology

Location: Atlanta, GA
Dates: October 30 - November 1, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

New! That one word captures what you will hear at the 2014 Contraceptive Technology conference. We have much to share on what you need to know to update and refine your clinical care: everything from managing unscheduled bleeding on hormonal contraception, considering post-pregnancy contraception, and supporting sexual health, to teasing out the drugs that interact with hormonal methods.  Ward Cates, MD, MPH, will preview the changes that will be coming in the new 2014 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines and Michael Policar, MD, MPH will discuss the new Choosing Wisely initiative, a national campaign to reduce unnecessary testing and procedures. On the last day we devote an hour to rapid-fire presentations on what’s too new to have made it onto our conference agenda, in the always dynamic Late Breakers on Innovations in Reproductive Health.

Highlights and Benefits

  • 4 dynamic Preconferences, including IUD and Nexplanon training sessions.
  • A number of “hot topics,” issues you deal with in your clinical setting, presented in a variety of formats, including didactic sessions, faculty panels, concurrent sessions, interactive case study discussions, and skills trainings.
  • The optional Conference Luncheon featuring Laura Berman, PhD, MSW, a nationally-recognized thought leader on sexual health.
  • A though-provoking and timely discussion on culture and contraception.
  • New this year! An optional Roundtable Lunch for dynamic discussion on challenging clinical issues with the CT authors, our faculty experts and your colleagues.

We’ll be listening, in the front row, to all the news our fellow faculty members have to share. Come join us!

The Authors of Contraceptive Technology
Robert A. Hatcher, MD, MPH
Willard Cates, Jr., MD, MPH
Deborah Kowal, MA, PA
Anita L. Nelson, MD
Michael S. Policar, MD, MPH
James Trussell, PhD

Program Coordinator
Pam Jenkins-Wallace, MS, NP
Vice President, Program Development
Contemporary Forums

Who Should Attend?

  • Physicians
  • Nurse Practitioners
  • Nurse-Midwives
  • Registered Nurses
  • Physician Assistants
  • Public Health Professionals
  • Health Educators
  • ...and anyone else interested in contraception and women’s health care.

Conference Objectives

This program will enable you to better:

  • Discuss current research and recent developments in contraceptive technology.
  • Fine-tune your contraceptive management skills, appropriately incorporating guidelines from the U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria and U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations.
  • Develop strategies for supporting women’s sexual health through the reproductive years.
  • Highlight successes in teen pregnancy prevention.
  • Explore the anticipated updates in the 2014 CDC STD Treatment Guidelines.
  • Examine screening and clinical management of common and complex challenges in women's health and primary care.

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Pediatric Critical Care Nursing

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: November 4 - 7

Pediatric Critical Care Nursing

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: November 4 - 7, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

We invite you to join us at the 30th annual Pediatric Critical Care Nursing conference in Las Vegas!

As pediatric nurses and advanced practice nurses, you know that caring for the complex critically ill or injured child is both challenging and rewarding. Keeping up with changes and coordinating all facets of the child’s care can turn daily practice into a balancing act. Meet and mingle with your colleagues and our expert faculty to problem solve challenges and provide support for each other as you move towards improved outcomes for your patients.

Can’t attend the LIVE CONFERENCE this year? Join us virtually via our Webcast!

Conference Chair
Mary Fran Hazinski, MSN, RN, FAAN, FAHA

Conference Planning Committees
Andrea Kline-Tilford, MS, CPNP-AC/PC, FCCM
Marisa Mize, DNP, CCRN, CPNP, PC, AC

Contemporary Forums
Jeannine Strunk, BSN, RN
Senior Program Manager 

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Online Options+
  • Live Webcast
  • Recorded


Birth Injuries and The Law

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: November 6 - 8

Birth Injuries and The Law

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: November 6 - 8, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

You’re Invited! In the current climate, medical professionals are forced to do more with less.  This dichotomy is requiring nurse midwives, registered nurses, risk managers, nurse practitioners, perinatologists, obstetricians and hospitals to provide greater scope of healthcare services with fewer resources.  In addition, the new climate is creating fertile ground for medical malpractice claims.   Even with advances in perinatal and neonatal care, perinatal litigation is increasing! 

The 2014 Birth Injuries & the Law will offer a forum for discussion and exchange of ideas with interprofessional experts, as well as the opportunity to advance your knowledge and take home clinical pearls.  We know you’ll be energized by attending and challenged to examine what you do with a new team-based perspective. Though we recognize that the challenges can be intimidating, we also recognize the opportunities that addressing and meeting them will provide!

Invite your team members to join you at this “must attend” event to learn, relax and network.  See you there!

Jeffrey P. Phelan, MD, JD
Conference Chair
Suzanne McMurtry Baird, DNP, MSN, RN
Planning Committee
Kathryn Clayton, MSN, MBA
Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

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Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: November 10 - 16

Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: November 10 - 16, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

Now in its 20th year!

"Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians," continues to be the "go-to" outpatient pharmacology course, whether you are applying for or renewing prescriptive authority or renewing your ANCC certification. Our Principal Instructors, Alan Agins, PhD and Jody Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC,WCC, have designed a comprehensive course which addresses the pharmacology and therapeutic uses of current medications used for primary care , as well as common clinical issues and concerns related to prescribing. 

Highlights and benefits of this course include:

  • 7 information-packed days with up to 52.5 hours of pharmacology content, allowing you to meet the ANCC's new rules for re-certification as well as many states' requirements for prescriptive authority, with minimal time away from your life and practice.
  • A dynamic Preconference on Pediatric Pharmacology, focusing on medications and prescribing regimens specific to caring for children in the outpatient setting. The Pharmacology Course's primary focus is adults in the outpatient setting, so plan to attend this Preconference if you need additional knowledge about prescribing for children.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable clinical faculty with a relaxed and entertaining teaching style.
  • A case-based approach to help you apply the content to clinical problems you face daily in your practice.
  • Daily registration for those with selective needs for renewing prescriptive authority or updating current knowledge in pharmacology.
  • Inclusion of the California BRN Schedule II Controlled Substances educational requirements in the San Francisco and Las Vegas courses.

Please Note: States' requirements for prescriptive authority vary. Please contact your State Board of Nursing regarding educational requirements.

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The Fetus & Newborn

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: November 12 - 15

The Fetus & Newborn

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: November 12 - 15, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

You’re Invited! Join us for the 30th annual The Fetus & Newborn: Improving Outcomes in Perinatal and Neonatal Care conference! 

Progress, challenges and research towards solutions to unanswered questions continue to move forward the fields of perinatal/neonatal medicine and nursing.  Come to Las Vegas to learn about the latest evidence based practices, while enjoying some time away from your clinical setting to recharge your enthusiasm for the work you do!

Highlights and Benefits of the 2014 conference include:

  • The always popular Neonatal Pharmacology Preconference, offering insights into the evidence-based pharmacotherapy available to treat these fragile newborns.
  • New this year!  Attend five Concurrent Sessions instead of four! Shortening each session to 75 minutes instead of 90 minutes allows enough time in the schedule to provide this additional session and increase your content options.
  • Extensive use of case studies to explore ethical issues, placental pathology and neonatal emergencies.
  • An in-depth look at what’s new in perinatal/neonatal medicine and ways in which your clinical practice could be impacted.
  • Opportunities to question and share experiences with experts in the field through faculty Q&A sessions, case studies and interactive Concurrent Sessions.
  • A chance to engage with your fellow attendees by networking and socializing throughout your conference stay. 
  • Time to relax and enjoy all that Las Vegas has to offer!

Can’t attend the conference this year? Register for the Live Webcast and join us virtually!

Conference Co-Chairs
Avroy A. Fanaroff, MD    
Jose A. Honold, MD

Conference Consultant
Michael L. Segall, MD

Planning Committee Member
Shabnam Gaskari, PharmD

Contemporary Forums
Jeannine Strunk, BSN, RN
Senior Program Manager

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Online Options+
  • Live Webcast
  • Recorded


Clinical Issues in Women's Health

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Location: Los Angeles, CA
Dates: November 15

Clinical Issues in Women's Health

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Dates: November 15, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

Targeted for Nurse Practitioners, Certified-Nurse Midwives, Physician Assistants, Physicians and Nurses working in primary care, women’s health and family planning settings, this one-day seminar will focus on key issues related to providing primary care for women.

The dynamic faculty will enrich your clinical knowledge and skills by presenting evidence-based approaches and creative solutions for a variety of women’s health issues.  Presented in an interactive format, you will be engaged in the learning process as you discuss cases, test your diagnostic skills, strategize about incorporating new guidelines into your practice and problem-solve interesting clinical dilemmas.  Join your colleagues for networking and clinical enrichment in the fascinating world of women’s primary care.

Objectives

  • Fine-tune skills for management of contraception in women with complex medical conditions, incorporating the most recent data and guidelines from the U.S. Medical Eligibility Criteria and the U.S. Selected Practice Recommendations.
  • Identify sexuality concerns and effective interventions for older women.
  • Evaluate management options for several clinical challenges including abnormal uterine bleeding, incontinence, prolapse, and menopause symptoms.
  • Improve your skills at managing challenging vaginitis cases.

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Pain Management: Pharmacologic and Clinical Considerations

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Location: Los Angeles
Dates: December 5 - 6

Pain Management: Pharmacologic and Clinical Considerations

Location: Los Angeles
Dates: December 5 - 6, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+

Managing pain in adults with acute and chronic conditions is an essential skill for primary care providers. Finding the necessary balance between pain control, proper dosing, side effect management, and the risk of dependence or abuse brings its challenges and controversies. Attend this conference focusing on clinical considerations when prescribing opioids and other pain medications in the "real world," including patient selection, pain assessment, drug choices, therapeutic monitoring, side effect management and concerns with use in special populations. Alan P. Agins, PhD, a nationally known expert on pharmacology, and Jody F. Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC, WCC, an experienced clinician providing pain management “in the trenches,” will provide a review of the pathophysiology of pain as well as the pharmacology of opioids and other pain medications, in addition to examining options to minimize or prevent misuse and abuse of prescription opioids.

Objectives:

  • Examine important pharmacodynamic and pharmacokinetic differences among opioids and other pain medications.
  • Identify important clinical considerations related to managing acute and chronic pain.
  • Discuss opioid-induced hyperalgesia, opioid rotation and opioid-sparing strategies.
  • Highlight essential considerations when prescribing pain medication for special populations.
  • Describe the rationale for using antidepressants or antiepileptics in managing neuropathic pain.
  • Demonstrate interprofessional collaborative care through dynamic case discussion.

Schedule Highlights

  • Pain Etiology & Pathophysiology  
  • WHO Pain Ladder Step 1 – Update on NSAIDs and Acetaminophen
  • Pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics of Opioid Analgesics
  • Clinical Management of Opioid Analgesics in Non-Cancer Pain
    • Patient assessment, treatment initiation, side effect management, titration, opioid rotation
  • Opioid Use in Special Populations (Geriatric, Hospice/Palliative, Addicts)
  • CO*RE REMS Program – Safely Prescribing ER/LA Opioids
  • Pharmacological Approaches to Treating Neuropathic Pain
  • Legal and Ethical Considerations When Prescribing Opioids
    • Liability, documentation, prescribing rules

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2014 Hospitalized Children: Pediatric Nursing at Its Best

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Location:
Dates: December 9

2014 Hospitalized Children: Pediatric Nursing at Its Best

Location:
Dates: December 9, 2014

Highlights & Benefits+
Online Options+
  • Live Webcast