Advanced Critical Care & Emergency Nursing Las Vegas, NV • November 1 - 4, 2017
Tropicana

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We invite you to join us at the 2017 Advanced Critical Care & Emergency Nursing Conference in Las Vegas to experience all three.  ICU and ED nurses are a unique group of high energy, confident, quick-thinking individuals with an ever-present need for more knowledge in order to provide the best possible care and outcomes for their patients.  We look forward to helping you achieve this goal through presentations provided by nationally-known experts, interaction with your colleagues and the faculty, shared problem-solving and in-depth case study discussions. Then enjoy the many opportunities Las Vegas offers for relaxation including a wide variety of restaurants, shows and entertainment, and shopping.

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Overview

Highlights & Benefits

YOU’RE INVITED!

Education – Interaction – Relaxation!  We invite you to join us at the 2017 Advanced Critical Care & Emergency Nursing Conference in Las Vegas to experience all three.  ICU and ED nurses are a unique group of high energy, confident, quick-thinking individuals with an ever-present need for more knowledge in order to provide the best possible care and outcomes for their patients.  We look forward to helping you achieve this goal through presentations provided by nationally-known experts, interaction with your colleagues and the faculty, shared problem-solving and in-depth case study discussions. Then enjoy the many opportunities Las Vegas offers for relaxation including a wide variety of restaurants, shows and entertainment, and shopping. 

Return to your units energized and ready to meet the daily challenges your ICU and ED clinical practices present.

HIGHLIGHTS AND BENEFITS

  • A full-day Preconference dedicated to 12 Lead ECG Interpretation: Journey from Basic to Complex, where your understanding and interpretation of 12 Lead ECGs will improve through tips, tools and case studies provided by the faculty.
  • Main Conference General Sessions, in which speakers will address issues and challenges relevant to both ICU and ED staff.
  • Concurrent Sessions allowing attendees to participate in 5 classes from a choice of 20, offering specialty-specific options as well as broad-based sessions that apply to caring for all critically ill patients.
  • Conference speakers who will empower you to think critically and act appropriately and safely when confronted with urgent and emergent clinical situations.
  • Opportunities for networking and lively conversations with friends and colleagues.

Mark your calendar, invite your colleagues to join you, and register early for this exceptional educational event in the city that never sleeps – Las Vegas!

Conference Co-Chairs

Helen F. Brown, MS, BC-ACNP, BC-FNP
Kathryn T. Von Rueden, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, FCCM

Senior Program Manager

Jeannine Strunk, BSN, RN
Contemporary Forums

Host City: Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas!  It’s impossible to resist the excitement of the neon lights, the shrieks of delight from jackpot winners, and the glitz and glamour of the hotels on the strip. A Disneyland for adults? You bet!

Conference Objectives

This program will enable experienced ICU and ED clinicians to:

  • Better assess critically ill and injured patients, provide timely, appropriate evidence-based care, and evaluate patient response through collaboration with the ICU and/or ED team.
  • Explore pharmacologic challenges surrounding anesthesia, Cytochrome P450, antimicrobial use and abuse, street drugs, overdoses, anticoagulation and ED medications.
  • Utilize information from new STEMI and Sepsis Guidelines when assessing ICU and ED patients.
  • Describe the utilization of diagnostic and monitoring tools including 12-lead ECG, PA catheters and imaging.
  • Examine the pathophysiology associated with toxidromes, acute CHF, cardiomyopathy, pulmonary arterial hypertension, AKI, brain death and endocrine emergencies.

Who Should Attend?

Experienced clinicians involved in the care of critically ill and injured adults.

If you are a …

Staff Nurse

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Manager

Physician Assistant 

Educator/Instructor

Clinical Coordinator

Transport Nurse

Case Manager

Working in any Adult …

Intensive Care Unit

Trauma Unit

Emergency Department

Step-Down Unit

… then this is a “must attend” conference is for you!

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I was thoroughly impressed with the professionalism and knowledge of all the speakers and their ability to keep the audience engaged. George Moussally, MSN, ACNP-BC, CCRN L

Conference Program

Wednesday, November 1

Preconference: The 12 Lead ECG Interpretation: Journey from Basic to Complex

The 12 lead ECG is a commonly-used procedure for diagnosing a wide variety of cardiac conditions including acute coronary syndrome (ACS), wide complex tachycardia, conduction disturbances, hypertrophy, and high risk features for sudden cardiac death.  Timely and accurate ECG interpretation can lead to rapid intervention and improved patient outcomes.  Although the ECG is a commonly performed diagnostic test, many clinicians lack confidence in their interpretation skills.  In this rapidly changing, complex healthcare system, more and more non-physicians are finding themselves in a situation with a fresh ECG in hand and a decision to be made.  Be it the nurse at the point of care, a member of a Rapid Response Team, or a non-physician provider, accurate ECG interpretation requires a skilled eye to look beyond the computer-generated interpretation, recognizing important findings that will lead to appropriate action benefiting the patient.  Join us as we take you on a journey from the basic to the complex in 12 lead ECG interpretation. The day will nurture the novice and challenge the experienced ECG readers. Your confidence will grow throughout the day as we provide many tips, tools and case studies to help you improve your understanding and skill in 12 lead ECG interpretation.    

This Preconference will enable you to:

  • Accurately identify criteria for normal and abnormal patterns on the ECG.
  • Identify subtle and early signs of injury and ischemia.
  • Investigate ECG changes associated with myocardial mimics including normal variants, chamber enlargement, electrolytes, and other disease entities.
  • Examine ECG signs and QRS morphology that allow for the accurate interpretation of wide complex tachyarrhythmias.

 

7:00 AM

Preconference Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00

Identifying “Normal” on the ECG: Contiguous Leads, Normal Morphology, Axis, Bundle Branch Blocks
Karen Marzlin, DNP, CCNS, ACNP-AG, CCRN-CMC, CHFN
Cynthia Webner, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, CHFN

10:00

Refreshment Break

10:15

Injury and Ischemia - Q&D - Faculty Panel
Karen Marzlin, DNP, CCNS, ACNP-AG, CCRN-CMC, CHFN
Cynthia Webner, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, CHFN

12:15 PM

Lunch on Your Own

1:45

Atrial and Ventricular Hypertrophies, Myocardial Mimics, Electrolyte and Drug Effects on the ECG
Karen Marzlin, DNP, CCNS, ACNP-AG, CCRN-CMC, CHFN
Cynthia Webner, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, CHFN

3:15

Refreshment Break

3:30

Wide Complex Tachycardias: Differentiating Ectopy from Aberrance
Karen Marzlin, DNP, CCNS, ACNP-AG, CCRN-CMC, CHFN
Cynthia Webner, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, CHFN

4:30

Final Case Studies, Questions and Answers
Karen Marzlin, DNP, CCNS, ACNP-AG, CCRN-CMC, CHFN
Cynthia Webner, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, CHFN

5:00

Adjourn

Thursday, November 2

MAIN CONFERENCE

7:00 AM

Main Conference Registration/Displays/Networking Continental Breakfast

8:00

Courageous Care
Karen McQuillan, MS, RN, CNS-BC, CCRN, CNRN, FAAN

9:00

STEMI Guidelines: The Most Current Evidence for Impacting Outcomes (Rx = .25 hr.)
Karen Marzlin, DNP, CCNS, ACNP-AG, CCRN-CMC, CHFN

10:00

Refreshment Break/Displays

10:30

Drug Trends: From Pharmaceuticals to Street Drugs - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Detective Brian Grammas
Detective Joe Pannullo

12:00 PM

Lunch on Your Own

1:30

The Land of OZ(2): Strategies for Multisystem Assessment of Ventilation, Circulation and Metabolism
Jan Headley, BS, RN

2:30

Takotsubo Cardiomyopathy: Broken Heart Syndrome
Cynthia Webner, DNP, ACNPC-AG, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, CHFN

3:30

Refreshment Break/Displays

3:45

Body Art Gone Wrong: The Medical Implications of Body Modification - Q&D - Faculty Panel
Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN

5:15

Adjourn

Friday, November 3

During each Concurrent Session, 4 topics are presented simultaneously in separate rooms. Sessions are limited in size and choices are assigned in the order received. Indicate your selections on the Registration Form.

MAIN CONFERENCE

7:00 AM

Displays/Continental Breakfast

♦ = Live Webcast Session

8:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #1

#11 Use of Advanced Radiology in Managing Emergent and Acutely Ill Adults: CT, MRI, Ultrasound
Helen Brown, MS, BC-ACNP, BC-FNP

#12♦ Multi-System Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury
Karen McQuillan, MS, RN, CNS-BC, CCRN, CNRN, FAAN

#13 Targeting Renal Recovery: Acute Kidney Injury Treatment and Optimized Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT) (Rx = .25 hr.)
Lynelle Pierce, MS, RN, CCRN, CCNS

#14 The Use and Abuse of Antimicrobials (Rx = 1.25 hrs.)
Nancy Munro, MN, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP

9:15

Refreshment Break/Displays

9:45

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #2

#21 Fall Down Go Boom: Mechanisms of Trauma
Jeff Solheim, MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN

#22♦ Applied Individualized Hemodynamics: Continuum of Where, Why, for Whom, and with What
Jan Headley, BS, RN

#23 Anesthesia and Your Patient: Not a Benign Event (Rx = .5 hr.)
Daria Ruffolo, DNP, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC

#24 Cytochrome P450: What Every Nurse Should Know (Rx = 1.25 hrs.)
Ann Lystrup, BSN, RN, CFRN, CEN, CCRN, CSPI

11:00

Session Change

11:15

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #3

#31 Breaking Down the Complex Management of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (Rx = 1 hr.)
Maureen Seckel, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCNS, CCRN, FCCM

#32 Immunity Concepts (Rx = .5 hr.)
Nancy Munro, MN, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP

#33 APRV: What, Why and When?
Lynelle Pierce, MS, RN, CCRN, CCNS

#34♦ Emergency Medicine Medications: Pearls and Pitfalls (Rx = 1.25 hrs.)
Zlatan Coralic, PharmD, BCPS

12:30 PM

Lunch on Your Own

2:00

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #4

#41 Diagnosis and Management of Abdominal "itises"
Helen Brown, MS, BC-ACNP, BC-FNP

#42 PA Catheters: Insertion and Trouble-Shooting
Kathryn Von Rueden, MS, RN, ACNS-BC, FCCM

#43 The Metabolic Mess of Obesity: What Critical Care Nurses SHOULD Know and Do (Rx = .25 hr.)
Christine Kessler, MN, CNS, ANP, BC-ADM, CDTC, FAANP

#44♦ Toxidromes: Up? Down? Or In-Between? (Rx = 1.25 hrs.)
Ann Lystrup, BSN, RN, CFRN, CEN, CCRN, CSPI

3:15

Refreshment Break/Displays

3:30

CONCURRENT SESSIONS #5

#51 Best Ventilation Practices: From Intubation to Admission
William Hampton, DO, FACOEP

#52♦ Hypertensive Crisis (Rx = .5 hr.)
Deborah Klein, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CHFN, FAHA

#53 Determining Brain Death: It’s Not as Easy as You Think
Daria Ruffolo, DNP, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC

#54 Reversing Dangerous Bleeding: Must-Know New Medications (Rx = 1.25 hrs.)
Zlatan Coralic, PharmD, BCPS

4:45

Adjourn

Saturday, November 4

7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast

8:00

Life Threatening Non-Diabetic Endocrine Emergencies (Rx = .5 hr.)
Christine Kessler, MN, CNS, ANP, BC-ADM, CDTC, FAANP

9:00

Acute Heart Failure (Rx = .5 hr.)
Deborah Klein, MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CHFN, FAHA

10:00

Refreshment Break

10:15

Know the Rules and Keep Score: Evidence-Based Decision Rules & Tools from Head to Toe
William Hampton, DO, FACOEP

11:15

The New Sepsis Guidelines (Rx = .25 hr.) - Q&D (Rx = .25 hr.) - Faculty Panel
Maureen Seckel, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCNS, CCRN, FCCM

12:45 PM

Adjourn

Conference Faculty

Helen F. Brown MS, BC-ACNP, BC-FNP
Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department
Doctors Emergency Services
Anne Arundel Medical Center
Annapolis, Maryland
Adjunct Faculty, Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program
Georgetown University School of Nursing and Health Studies
Washington, DC

Zlatan Coralic PharmD, BCPS
Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacist
Associate Clinical Professor
Departments of Pharmacy and Emergency Medicine
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Detective Brian Grammas
Major Violators/Narcotics Bureau
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Las Vegas, Nevada


William D. Hampton DO, FACOEP
Emergency Physician and Assistant Medical Director
Holy Family Memorial Hospital
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Midwestern University/Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine
Downers Grove, Illinois

Jan M. Headley BS, RN
Principal
Consultants in Acute and Critical Care
Yankee Hill, California

Christine A. Kessler MN, CNS, ANP, BC-ADM, CDTC, FAANP
Founder, Nurse Practitioner
Metabolic Medicine Associates
King George, Virginia

Deborah G. Klein MSN, RN, ACNS-BC, CCRN, CHFN, FAHA
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Coronary ICU, Heart Failure ICU, Cardiac Short
Stay/PACU/CARU
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio



Ann Lystrup BSN, RN, CFRN, CEN, CCRN, CSPI
Manager, Integrated Case Management
Veridicus Health/Magellan Rx Management
Salt Lake City, Utah

Karen Marzlin DNP, CCNS, ACNP-AG, CCRN-CMC, CHFN
APRN Medical Cardiology/Heart Failure
Aultman Hospital/Cardiovascular Consultants
Partner, Key Choice and Cardiovascular Nursing Education Associates
Canton, Ohio

Karen A. McQuillan MS, RN, CNS-BC, CCRN, CNRN, FAAN
Lead Clinical Nurse Specialist
R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
University of Maryland Medical Center
Baltimore, Maryland

Nancy Munro MN, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP
Senior Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Critical Care Medicine Department
National Institutes of Health
Bethesda, Maryland

Detective Joe Pannullo
Training Coordinator
Major Violators/Narcotics Bureau
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department
Las Vegas, Nevada

Lynelle N. B. Pierce MS, RN, CCRN, CCNS
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Critical Care
The University of Kansas Health System
Kansas City, Kansas





Daria C. Ruffolo DNP, RN, CCRN, ACNP-BC
Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Department of Anesthesia
Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, Illinois

Maureen A. Seckel MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCNS, CCRN, FCCM
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Medical Pulmonary Critical Care & Sepsis Leader
Christiana Care Health System
Newark, Delaware

Jeff Solheim MSN, RN, CEN, TCRN, CFRN, FAEN
Founder/Emeritus Executive Director of Project Helping Hands
President of Solheim Enterprises
West Linn, Oregon

Jeannine Strunk BSN, RN
Senior Program Manager
Contemporary Forums

Kathryn T. Von Rueden MS, RN, ACNS-BC, FCCM
Critical Care Consultant
Baltimore, Maryland

Cynthia L. Webner DNP, ACNPC-AG, CCNS, CCRN-CMC, CHFN
APRN Medical Cardiology/Heart Failure
Aultman Hospital/Cardiovascular Consultants
Partner, Key Choice Consulting and Cardiovascular Nursing Education Associates
Canton, Ohio

Accreditation

In support of improving patient care, Contemporary Forums is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners

Preconference: 7 ANCC/8.4 CA BRN contact hours
Main Conference: 17.75 ANCC/21.3 CA BRN contact hours

Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516.

(CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes) 

ANCC Certified NPs and CNSs

This course provides a maximum of 8.25 pharmacotherapeutic hours toward the required 25 hours needed for ANCC recertification.

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority

Main Conference: 8.25 hours available

Rx indicates pharmacology content. Because states’ requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing and certifying agency for the specifics of individual Rx requirements.

Physician Assistants

This program is not yet approved for CME credit.  Conference organizers plan to request 24.75 hours of AAPA Category I CME credit from the Physician Assistant Review Panel. Total number of approved credits yet to be determined.

Case Managers

Application has been made for continuing education credit from the Commission for Case Manager Certification.

Joint accreditation is the leading model of interprofessional collaboration that helps improve healthcare through continuing education for the team by the team. Contemporary Forums is one of 42 continuing education organizations to receive Joint Accreditation.

Location

Host City: Las Vegas

Viva Las Vegas!  It’s impossible to resist the excitement of the neon lights, the shrieks of delight from jackpot winners, and the glitz and glamour of the hotels on the strip. A Disneyland for adults? You bet … and Las Vegas is so much more! Dine at restaurants inspired by the world’s greatest collection of chefs--Wolfgang Puck, Emeril Lagasse, Bobby Flay and Thomas Keller, just to name a few. Treat yourself to a world-class show, including a choice of seven Cirque du Soleil productions, the Blue Man Group or an ever-changing variety of celebrity performers at Caesars Palace, Hard Rock Café and T-Moble Arena.  Make sure to also consider the variety of well-known headliners from the worlds of music, comedy and magic performing during your stay.

The Park, which opened Spring 2016, is an eclectic blend of restaurants, bars and entertainment connecting New York New York, the Monte Carlo resort and the new T-Mobile Arena.  The Park offers an array of common spaces for socializing, relaxing, exploring and sampling the surrounding tastes, sights and sounds.  Unique water features and dramatic plantings incorporating a variety of beautiful desert blooms provide unexpected visuals to add to your enjoyment.  Don’t miss the CityCenter complex located in the heart of The Strip, a blend of sleek architecture and public miniparks, with walkways and art throughout. You’ll find luxury hotels, casinos and Crystals, a three-story retail center whose shape resembles the multi-faceted surface of a quartz crystal.

There’s never a dull moment in Las Vegas.  Watch the volcano erupt at the Mirage, don’t miss the rousing pirate battle at Treasure Island, marvel at the dancing waters display at the Bellagio, take a romantic gondola ride through the canals of the Venetian or dine at the top of the Eiffel Tower at Paris.  For a break from The Strip, take a day trip to Hoover Dam where you’ll be impressed with the power of the mighty Colorado River.  You’ll want to take in Las Vegas’ newest attraction, the LINQ Promenade.  This dining, shopping and entertainment complex features a 550 foot observation wheel right in the heart of the Strip.  The views of the Las Vegas valley are spectacular!

At the newly renovated Tropicana, you’ll find luxury rooms offering comfort, style and sophistication, with open floor plans, premium amenities, plush new mattresses, and modern technology such as 42” LCD TVs and iHome clock radios with universal docking stations.  An enticing casino awaits, offering all the best Las Vegas games, including your favorite slots and table games, a state-of-the-art race and sports book, and an award-winning rewards program.  Share a meal with friends at a variety of restaurants, ranging from an Italian trattoria to a steakhouse to a 24-hour café.  Other highlights include the addition of a Mandara Spa, a modern spa and fitness center. 

World-class dining, internationally-known boutiques, award-winning golf courses, savvy nightclubs and European-style spas are calling you to this glittering city, known as “Vegas!”  Join your colleagues for “Advanced Critical Care & Emergency Nursing” and enjoy all of the fun in the city that never sleeps.  For more information, call the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority at (702) 892-7575 or go online to www.visitlasvegas.com.

Hotel/Travel

 Hotel Accommodations

  • This conference will be held at the Tropicana Las Vegas, A Doubletree by Hilton, located at 3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV   A limited block of rooms is being held for you and your guests at special group rates which will be in effect, based on room availability, from October 30 to November 4, 2017 for those wishing to extend their stay to enjoy area activities or qualify for discount airfares.
  • Rates: $139 single/double. Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.
  • To reserve your room online, click HERE.
  • Resort Fee. Room reservations are subject to a daily resort fee of $10. Resort fee includes daily in-room high speed internet access on one device, fitness center access, and 2 bottles of water upon check-in.

  • To obtain the special group rates, make your reservation before October 9. Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now.  After the release date, call the hotel as rooms and group rates may no longer be available.

  • For room reservations, call (888) 381-8767 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' conference Advanced Critical Care & Emergency Nursing. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation. Reservations must include a first night's deposit.

  • Contact the hotel regarding cancellation policy. For arrivals after 3 p.m., call the hotel on the day of travel to reconfirm reservations.

  • For additional hotel information, call the hotel at (702) 739-2222.  

Travel Discounts

Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain these special conference fares visit www.united.com or (800) 426-1122 insert Offer Code ZXAY744468. Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. To ensure the best flights and times, since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of the ticket purchase.

 

Hertz is the official car rental agency for the conference. Special rates will be in effect throughout the conference as well as one week before and after. For special rates and reservations, call HERTZ at (800) 654-2240 or (405) 749-4434, or go online at www.hertz.com and refer to Contemporary Forums plus the conference discount code CV#03000264. 

Tuition

Registrations must include full tuition payment to be accepted. Registrations faxed without payment will not be processed. Conference communications are sent via email. When registering please provide attendee’s best email address as some emails are filtered and blocked. Since conference registration and hotel rooms are limited, early registration is advised. 

Tuition (U.S. Funds)

PRECONFERENCE

Preconference: The 12 Lead ECG Interpretation: Journey from Basic to Complex

All Attendess

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 20, 2017)

$255.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 20, 2017)

$285.00

Main Conference - Saturday only

All Attendess

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 20, 2017)

$0.00

Main Conference - Thursday & Friday

All Attendess

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 20, 2017)

$0.00

Main Conference - Thursday & Saturday only

All Attendess

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 20, 2017)

$0.00

MAIN CONFERENCE

Nurse, Case Manager, Nurse Practitioner, Other

New Graduate*

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 20, 2017)

$525.00

$395.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 20, 2017)

$575.00

$395.00

WEBCAST PRECONFERENCE

Preconference Webcast

All Attendees

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 20, 2017)

$95.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 20, 2017)

$125.00

WEBCAST

Webcast - Main Conference

All Attendees

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 20, 2017)

$345.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 20, 2017)

$395.00

ONLINE LEARNING

All Attendees

Regular Registration Fee

$330.00

 

    Postmarked or phone/fax/online registration and fees received on/before September 20.
  *New Grads (graduated 2014 or after): To qualify, submit proof of graduation date with registration.
Your tuition includes continental breakfasts, refreshment breaks, Certificate of Attendance and online access to posted presentation handouts before and after the conference.
Attendance Rules
Registrations may not be shared. Children of any age and spouses may not attend sessions. Audio recording, video recording and livestreaming of speakers, sessions and/or attendees is strictly prohibited. Medical information presented at this conference is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice.
Register Online, or by Phone, Fax or Mail (Payment is required to register)
Register only ONCE, online at www.ContemporaryForums.com, by mail or fax (800) 329-9923, or call (800) 377-7707, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time). Before calling, complete all registration information.
Method of Tuition Payment
Make payment by check (payable to Contemporary Forums and enclose with Registration Form), Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express or Purchase Order. A $30 fee is charged for any returned check. Personal checks are NOT accepted at the conference. Purchase Orders must be received with registration by the conference date and include the P.O. number, invoice address, tuition, approval signature, contact name, email address and phone number.
Group Discounts (Mail, fax or call in together. Online registration is not available)
Tuition discounts are given to groups of 3 or more registering for the complete Main Conference. Discounts do not apply to the Preconference. To qualify for the group discount, all registration information must be complete for all group members,
payment included and forms sent together. If faxing, list all group members on cover sheet. Subtract the discount from the tuition fee. Groups may not be formed after individual registrations are received.
      $25 per person discount for 3 or 4 in a group
      $45 per person discount for 5 or more in a group
Partial Attendance (Online registration is not available)
To register, call Contemporary Forums for tuition and CE credit for individual days. Group discounts do not apply.
Cancellations
Cancellations must be made by phone or in writing. A $75 processing fee will apply. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received or postmarked on/after October 3. However, tuition paid, less the $75 processing fee, may be applied to a future Contemporary Forums conference of equal or greater value. No refunds for "no shows."
Program Changes
Contemporary Forums reserves the right to make necessary changes in speakers, topics or schedule. The most current program can be found on our website.
Questions? Contact Contemporary Forums at (800) 377-7707, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com.
If you require special arrangements at this conference, call (800) 377-7707, at least 30 days prior to the conference.

 

Online Learning

All Attendees

Regular Registration Fee

$330.00

EARN CE CREDIT ONLINE AT YOUR CONVENIENCE

RECORDED CONFERENCE

You will receive access to all recorded Preconference and Main Conference sessions for 3 years and earn over 40 hours of ANCC credit.

Register today by selecting the Online Learning option. Register by October 31 to receive the pre-order discount of $330. Access instructions to log into your account at ContemporaryForumsOnline.com will be emailed approximately 2-3 weeks after the end of the conference.

NEW!  Spanish Medical Terminology for Health Care Professionals!

Contemporary Forums has developed an interactive, self-paced online course to help teach the novice or native speaker Spanish medical terminology. You earn a Certificate of Completion and Continuing Education credit when all modules are completed. Even if you are fluent in Spanish, you would learn the appropriate vocabulary for human anatomy and medical terminology.

Attendee Information

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CONFERENCE INFORMATION FOR

ADVANCED CRITICAL CARE & EMERGENCY NURSING
Las Vegas, NV           November 1 - 4

Thank you for registering for the Advanced Critical Care & Emergency Nursing conference, being held November 1 - 4, at the Tropicana Las Vegas, A Doubletree by Hilton, 3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, NV 89109, 702-739-2222.

PRECONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Preconference Wednesday, November 1 at 7:00am. You must check in to receive your conference materials. The location of the Registration Desk will be listed on the hotel's event schedule.

MAIN CONFERENCE CHECK-IN

Thursday, November 2 from 7:00 - 8:00 a.m. If you attended the Preconference, you do not need to check in again for the Main Conference.

SESSIONS

Begin promptly as listed in the conference brochure and online and are open only to registered participants. Out of consideration to others, infants, children and spouses are not permitted in the meeting rooms or refreshment break areas.

RECORDINGS

Audio recording, video recording and livestreaming of speakers, sessions and/or attendees is strictly prohibited.  Medical information presented at this conference is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice.

ATTENDEE ACCOUNT ACCESS

As a registered attendee, access your account to the conference by clicking HERE, and enter your First Name, Last Name, Email and Zip Code.  Please ensure that the information you enter matches your registration information.

Once on your account, you will access the following for viewing and downloading:

  1. E-Conference Guide, which is available about 5 days prior to the conference. 
  2. Speaker Slides and Handouts, which are available, provided that the speakers turn them in, 5 to 10 days prior to the conference.   
  3. Session Evaluations, made available during the conference after the session has ended.  Evaluations must be completed within 30 days after the completion of the entire conference.
  4. Certificate of Attendance, available upon completing all speaker and conference evaluations.  A copy in PDF format will be made for viewing and printing.   
 

TROPICANA LAS VEGAS

Offers a special conference rate, available from October 30 to November 4, 2017 or until the room block is filled. We recommend that you make your reservation early. 

To reserve your room online, clicke HERE.

To reserve your room by phone, call the Tropicana Las Vegas, A Doubletree by Hilton room reservations at (888) 381-8767 and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums Advanced Critical Care & Emergency Nursing Conference.

After the release date of October 9, call the hotel directly at (702) 739-2222 to check for room availability.

PARKING

Parking is free at the Tropicana Las Vegas.

TAXI SERVICE

Taxis charge approximately $21 from McCarran International Airport to The LINQ Hotel & Casino. Taxis are available at the curb outside of the baggage claim area.  Check door signage for the appropriate exit. Note: Prices are subject to change.

 

FOLLOW Advanced Critical Care & Emergency Nursing: #ACCEN17

Join the conversation and receive live conference updates. Use #ACCEN17 to connect with other participants, exhibitors and faculty. Tweet using #ACCEN17to ask questions, post feedback and more. Be sure to follow Contemporary Forums at twitter.com/CForums.

View our Live Conference Calendar

THANK YOU FOR REGISTERING FOR THE ADVANCED CRITICAL CARE & EMERGENCY NURSING CONFERENCE
Questions? Call us at (800) 377-7707
between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm. Monday - Friday (Pacific Time) or email info@cforums.com

Live Webcast

Preconference Webcast

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 20, 2017)

$95.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 20, 2017)

$125.00

Webcast - Main Conference

Early Registration Fee
(On or before September 20, 2017)

$345.00

Regular Registration Fee
(After September 20, 2017)

$395.00

Discover the convenience of viewing the conference from your home or practice setting.  Save on travel costs while using our online learning platform, Contemporary Forums Online.

Experience the Preconference and the Main Conference! Interact in real time with other virtual attendees via the chat room and submit your questions/comments online for speaker responses during the Question and Discussion Faculty Panels - all from the convenience of your home, office or practice setting.

Participate in up to 20 sessions streamed live from Las Vegas. Earn up to 24.5 hours of CE credit and up to 8.25 hours of Pharmacology credit for prescriptive authority.

Preconference: The 12 Lead ECG Interpretation: Journey from Basic to Complex
Wednesday, November 1
8:00am to 5:00pm Pacific Time
Early Registration - $95
Regular Registration - $125

Main Conference
November 2, 3
8:00am to 5:00pm Pacific Time
November 4
8:00am to 12:45pm Pacific Time
Early Registration - $345
Regular Registration $395

Register today by selecting the Webcast Conference Type.

GROUP DISCOUNTS (for Main Conference Only)

3-9 individuals, save $75 per registration. 10 or more individuals, save $100 per registration.  To receive the discount, fax/mail registrations together or call toll free (800) 377-7707.

HOSPITALS/INSTITUTIONS

Live stream the Main Conference to an unlimited audience at one location for only $599!  CE Credit package for staff can be added for an additional low fee! Phone registration required (925) 361-4822.

Exhibitors

Exhibit with Contemporary Forums and Reach your Target Audience at the Advanced Critical Care and Emergency Nursing Conference.

Exhibiting at a Contemporary Forums conference will cost-effectively increase your brand and product visibility with your targeted customers. Your resources will be focused on an optimal, attentive, engaged audience.  Become an exhibitor, register today!

Why Exhibit

  • Enhance the profile of your organization by supporting a premier healthcare conference
  • Interact with a target audience of top healthcare specialists from around the country
  • Create marketing and sales opportunities for both your national affiliates and global operation

Become an Exhibitor

Contact the Contemporary Forums exhibit team today to learn how one of our events can help you achieve your sales and branding objectives.

Exhibitor Prospectus

Advertising and Marketing Opportunties


Register to become an exhibitor

View conference calendar


Questions about your exhibit space or sponsorship, please contact Elaine White at ewhite@cforums.com or call (925)361-4807 for details.