2016 Conferences

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All 2016 Conferences

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: January 3 - 5

Elsevier Faculty Development Conference

Hotel: Tropicana - A Doubletree by Hilton
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: January 3 - 5, 2016

Highlights & Benefits+

Nurse educators are challenged daily by the complex issues surrounding nursing education. Preparing students to become highly competent, knowledgeable and confident members of the healthcare team-in rapidly changing education and clinical practice environments - requires innovation and creativity, as well as a solid, evidence-based foundation.  Thinking outside the box, integrating technology and simulation, and emphasizing interactive teaching strategies assist in providing the tools for students to become high-level, critical thinkers.  Join us to learn and be inspired by nationally renowned nurse educators who are making an impact on student and program outcomes.  Meet colleagues from across the nation working with similar challenges, and find inventive solutions for you and your institution.

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  • Live Webcast
  • Recorded

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: March 10 - 12

Elevate Outcomes with HESI

Hotel: Tropicana - A Doubletree by Hilton
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: March 10 - 12, 2016

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DON’T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY TO GET MORE OUT OF HESI!

Whether you are new to HESI or an experienced user, the Elevate Outcomes with HESI Conference offers a wealth of opportunities to explore standardized testing in nursing education. You’ll learn how HESI is responding to the 2016 NCLEX-RN® blueprint and the latest tips and strategies for maximizing the effectiveness of your HESI products to prepare students for NCLEX exam success. Plus, it’s a great opportunity to network with colleagues and gain insight from fellow faculty who use the HESI Review and Testing Solution as they share ideas, best practices, and evidence-based projects

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Location: San Francisco, CA
Dates: March 16 - 19

Contraceptive Technology

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
Location: San Francisco, CA
Dates: March 16 - 19, 2016

Highlights & Benefits+

Choose among six exciting Preconferences, including Nexplanon and IUD training sessions. Become one of the first to be trained on the newest IUD! Gain insight into how to manage tricky problems that you will see first thing back in the office, such as anxiety, dating violence and sexual pharmacology. Our stellar faculty present in a variety of formats, including didactic sessions, faculty panels, concurrent sessions, interactive case study discussions, audience response, and skills trainings to ensure the best possible conference experience for each of you.

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: March 17 - 19

Neonatology & The Law

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: March 17 - 19, 2016

Highlights & Benefits+

Treating the critically ill newborn undoubtedly requires a balance between patient safety and medical care to promote the best possible outcomes.  Updated guidelines based upon current research and evidence-based best practices work towards this common goal.  However, the balance may result in litigation involving neonatal patients awarded staggering “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? What do you do if you are sued?

The 3rd Annual Conference on Neonatology & the Law will raise awareness, invite questions and provide guidance from our nationally renowned expert faculty as we address these diverse issues.

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Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Dates: April 11 - 13

Health Care for Women Over 40

Hotel: Doubletree Resort by Hilton
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
Dates: April 11 - 13, 2016

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Health Care for Women Over 40, in its 24th year, is returning to Scottsdale!  The most recent research in the fields of perimenopause and menopause management, healthy aging and other “hot topics” you encounter every day in your practice will be presented by leaders in the field. The faculty and your colleagues will help you create an action plan for improving your care for older women.

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  • Live Webcast
  • Recorded

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: April 14 - 16

Neonatal Pharmacology

Hotel: Tropicana - A Doubletree by Hilton
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: April 14 - 16, 2016

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By popular demand! A Preconference on Infectious Disease, addressing issues from IVIG, vancomycin, and immunizations to antimicrobials and antifungals. An interdisciplinary team approach to the pharmacologic treatment of critically ill newborns. A stellar faculty of experts including physicians, pharmacists and advanced practice nurses.

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  • Recorded

Location: Boston, MA
Dates: April 24 - 27

Contraceptive Technology

Hotel: Sheraton Boston
Location: Boston, MA
Dates: April 24 - 27, 2016

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Choose among six exciting Preconferences, including Nexplanon and IUD training sessions. Become one of the first to be trained on the newest IUD! Gain insight into how to manage tricky problems that you will see first thing back in the office, such as anxiety, dating violence and sexual pharmacology. Our stellar faculty present in a variety of formats, including didactic sessions, faculty panels, concurrent sessions, interactive case study discussions, audience response, and skills trainings to ensure the best possible conference experience for each of you.

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  • Live Webcast
  • Recorded

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

Psychiatric Nursing

Hotel: Tropicana - A Doubletree by Hilton
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: May 4 - 7, 2016

Highlights & Benefits+

Two highly requested Preconferences, providing in-depth exploration of: Women’s Mental Health: The Intersection of Neuroscience and Hormones, focusing on factors that influence mood, behavior and quality of life across a woman’s lifespan through extensive use of case studies and Personality Disorders: Navigating the Chaotic Wake addressing the behaviors and thought patterns of these patients as well as interventions and medications to treat target symptoms. New this year! Concurrent Sessions that are 75 minutes long instead of 90 minutes, allowing you to attend five sessions instead of four.

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: May 9 - 15

Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians

Hotel: Tropicana - A Doubletree by Hilton
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: May 9 - 15, 2016

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Our Principal Instructors, Alan P. Agins, PhD and Jody F. Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC, 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.  For more than two decades, “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.

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Location: Jackson Hole, WY
Dates: June 26 - 29

Hot Topics in Primary Care

Hotel: Snow King Resort
Location: Jackson Hole, WY
Dates: June 26 - 29, 2016

Highlights & Benefits+

Enjoy the natural wonders of Jackson Hole, Wyoming, while attending the 7th annual Hot Topics in Primary Care conference! Designed for NPs, MDs, PAs, and RNs, this conference addresses daily challenges faced by practitioners in primary care settings, including health promotion and disease prevention, effective use of diagnostic tests and evidence-based medical interventions, and interprofessional management of chronic disease. Join your colleagues and our outstanding panel of clinically active faculty members in thought-provoking discussions throughout this conference.

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Online Options+
  • Live Webcast
  • Recorded

Location: San Francisco, CA
Dates: August 1 - 7

Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Embarcadero
Location: San Francisco, CA
Dates: August 1 - 7, 2016

Highlights & Benefits+

Our Principal Instructors, Alan P. Agins, PhD and Jody F. Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC, 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.  For more than two decades, “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.

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Location: Boston, MA
Dates: September 12 - 16

Location: New Orleans, LA
Dates: September 21 - 24

High Risk Obstetric Nursing

Hotel: Westin New Orleans Canal Place
Location: New Orleans, LA
Dates: September 21 - 24, 2016

Highlights & Benefits+

The city of New Orleans is hosting our 33rd Annual High Risk Obstetric Nursing Conference.  Designed for Obstetric Nurses including Clinical Nurse Specialists, Certified Nurse-Midwives, Nurse Practitioners and Educators, this conference focuses on the complex and sensitive environment of managing high risk and critically ill obstetric patients.  You and your colleagues will be able to identify evidence-based strategies to treat severe conditions and complications for this very special patient population.

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: September 26 - October 2

Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians

Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: September 26 - October 2, 2016

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Our Principal Instructors, Alan P. Agins, PhD and Jody F. Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC, 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.  For more than two decades, “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.

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Location: New Orleans, LA
Dates: September 28 - October 1

The Fetus & Newborn

Hotel: Hilton Riverside
Location: New Orleans, LA
Dates: September 28 - October 1, 2016

Highlights & Benefits+

The 32nd annual The Fetus & Newborn: Improving Outcomes in Perinatal and Neonatal Care conference will bring together clinical and research experts and your colleagues from across the country in exciting New Orleans!  Bring your questions and puzzling cases -- our stellar faculty and your fellow clinicians will provide answers, guidance and new perspectives.  Perinatal/neonatal medicine is truly a combination of art and science as we work towards best possible outcomes for these fragile patients and their families -- the ultimate goal of what we do.

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Online Options+
  • Live Webcast
  • Recorded

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

Birth Injuries & The Law

Hotel: The Linq
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: October 6 - 8, 2016

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Join us in Las Vegas for the 4th annual conference, Birth Injuries & the Law: Clinical Challenges and Medical Malpractice, where hot spots in medical malpractice litigation related to obstetrics, perinatal and neonatal claims intersect.  Despite the greatest efforts to advance mother and baby safety, perinatologist, obstetricians, attending MDs, nurse midwives, registered nurses, nurse practitioners and hospitals are increasingly facing medical malpractice suits and staggering “mega-verdicts”. 

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Location: San Diego, CA
Dates: October 12 - 15

Women's Health and OB/GYN Nursing

Hotel: Doubletree Mission Valley
Location: San Diego, CA
Dates: October 12 - 15, 2016

Highlights & Benefits+

In its 31st year, the Women’s Health and OB/GYN Nursing conference is returning to America’s Finest City, San Diego. This popular conference will offer a comprehensive program addressing multiple issues in women’s health care.  NPs, CNMs, RNs, and PAs will have the opportunity to enhance their clinical knowledge and skills by engaging with expert faculty and enjoying networking with colleagues while learning current and evidence-based approaches to women’s care in the primary care setting.

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  • Recorded

Location: San Diego, CA
Dates: October 19 - 22

Pediatric Critical Care & Emergency Nursing

Hotel: Doubletree Mission Valley
Location: San Diego, CA
Dates: October 19 - 22, 2016

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New this year! Emergency nursing specific topics incorporated into the program in addition to PICU-focused topics, and content that applies to clinicians in both clinical settings. The beautiful setting of sunny San Diego, with a wide variety of nearby restaurants and attractions to entice you to relax and re-charge for the important work that you do.

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Location: Miami, FL
Dates: October 20

Safe Prescribing of Controlled Substances

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Miami
Location: Miami, FL
Dates: October 20, 2016

Highlights & Benefits+

Thanks to recent changes in Florida prescribing laws, Nurse Practitioners in the state of Florida may prescribe controlled substances starting January 1, 2017.  Effective August 1, 2016, all Florida ARNPs must complete at least 3 hours of CE on safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances for each biennial renewal whether or not the NP plans to submit to the DEA. The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation and Contemporary Forums are pleased to announce the program, “Safe Prescribing of Controlled Substances,” a 5 hour CE course which is designed to meet the new Florida regulations for NPs and to be conveniently located for easy access to this important content.  Expand your clinical knowledge and skills in the area of prescribing controlled substances and make yourself more marketable in this changing healthcare environment.  Attend one of the 3 programs being taught by Alan P. Agins, PhD and Jody F. Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC, the nationally known “dynamic duo” who will prepare you with the clinical information you need to safely and effectively prescribe controlled substances for your patients.

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Location: Sarasota, FL
Dates: October 21

Safe Prescribing of Controlled Substances

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Sarasota
Location: Sarasota, FL
Dates: October 21, 2016

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Thanks to recent changes in Florida prescribing laws, Nurse Practitioners in the state of Florida may prescribe controlled substances starting January 1, 2017.  Effective August 1, 2016, all Florida ARNPs must complete at least 3 hours of CE on safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances for each biennial renewal whether or not the NP plans to submit to the DEA. The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation and Contemporary Forums are pleased to announce the program, “Safe Prescribing of Controlled Substances,” a 5 hour CE course which is designed to meet the new Florida regulations for NPs and to be conveniently located for easy access to this important content.  Expand your clinical knowledge and skills in the area of prescribing controlled substances and make yourself more marketable in this changing healthcare environment.  Attend one of the 3 programs being taught by Alan P. Agins, PhD and Jody F. Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC, the nationally known “dynamic duo” who will prepare you with the clinical information you need to safely and effectively prescribe controlled substances for your patients.

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Location: Jacksonville, FL
Dates: October 22

Safe Prescribing of Controlled Substances

Hotel: Hyatt Regency Jacksonville
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Dates: October 22, 2016

Highlights & Benefits+

Thanks to recent changes in Florida prescribing laws, Nurse Practitioners in the state of Florida may prescribe controlled substances starting January 1, 2017.  Effective August 1, 2016, all Florida ARNPs must complete at least 3 hours of CE on safe and effective prescribing of controlled substances for each biennial renewal whether or not the NP plans to submit to the DEA. The Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation and Contemporary Forums are pleased to announce the program, “Safe Prescribing of Controlled Substances,” a 5 hour CE course which is designed to meet the new Florida regulations for NPs and to be conveniently located for easy access to this important content.  Expand your clinical knowledge and skills in the area of prescribing controlled substances and make yourself more marketable in this changing healthcare environment.  Attend one of the 3 programs being taught by Alan P. Agins, PhD and Jody F. Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC, the nationally known “dynamic duo” who will prepare you with the clinical information you need to safely and effectively prescribe controlled substances for your patients.

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Location: Atlanta, GA
Dates: October 26 - 28

Contraceptive Technology

Hotel: Sheraton
Location: Atlanta, GA
Dates: October 26 - 28, 2016

Highlights & Benefits+

Choose among 4 exciting Preconferences including Nexplanon and IUD Training sessions. Become one of the first to be trained on the newest IUD and hone your IUD insertion skills on our new postpartum uterine model. Gain insight into how to handle challenging problems that you will encounter first thing back in the office, such as managing PCOS, depression and contraception, menopause issues and adolescent family planning. Our stellar faculty present in a variety of formats, including didactic sessions, faculty panels, concurrent sessions, interactive case study discussions, audience response, and skills trainings to provide the best conference experience for you.

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Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: November 7 - 10

Advanced Critical Care & Emergency Nursing

Hotel: The Linq
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Dates: November 7 - 10, 2016

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Preconference options that apply to clinicians in both the ICU and ED practice settings—attend both! Pharmacology Hot topics in the ICU and ED (morning), focusing on medications related to seizure management, antithrombotic therapies and reversal, and cardiac diseases. The 12-Lead ECG Assessment in Emergency and Critical Care (afternoon) including the recognition and management of complex arrhythmias through discussion and case studies. New this year! A Networking Breakfast on Tuesday, November 8. Join our speakers and your fellow conference attendees to informally chat about everything from common interests and professional roles to what’s happening in units across the country.

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Location: Nashville, TN
Dates: November 7 - 13

Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians

Hotel: Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
Location: Nashville, TN
Dates: November 7 - 13, 2016

Highlights & Benefits+

Our Principal Instructors, Alan P. Agins, PhD and Jody F. Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC, 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.  For more than two decades, “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.

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