Nurse Practitioner Council of Palm Beach County
Empowering APRNs to improve health through philanthropy, education and leadership

NPCPBC ANNUAL CONFERENCE - APRNs: Becoming Agents of Change

Wyndham Grand Jupiter At Harbourside Place
122 Soundings Avenue
Jupiter, FL 33477

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 3:30pm ET - Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 5:00pm ET
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122 Soundings Avenue, Jupiter, FL 33477


Additional Information

APRNs: Becoming Agents of Change

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Online Credit Courses Available the first day of the conference up to one month after that date.

  • Nurse practice act
  • Medical errors 
  • Impairment in the workplace

Registration Refund and Cancellation Policy

Cancellation & Refund Policy
Refunds will not be issued after September 1, 2018

Cancellation Policy
All cancellations require written notification to NPCPBC at Please Note: If you cancel your conference registration please cancel your housing reservation.

FORCE MAJEURE: In the event NPCPBC should find it necessary to cancel or postpone the NPCPBC  2017 Annual Conference for any reason, including but not limited to low registration, strikes, acts of nature, war, terrorist acts or other circumstances beyond NPCPBC's control, NPCPBC's liability shall be limited to refund of registration fees (minus any legal, hotel, administraitive fees that may be necessary) that are paid to NPCPBC.

Refunds: Refunds on paid registrations will be issued for written cancellation requests received, via email, no later than midnight August 31, 2018. All refunds will be issued for the paid registration minus a $50 administrative fee or a $25 administrative fee for a student/retired registration. Refunds will not be issued after Monday, September 1, 2018.

Returned Checks: An administrative fee of $50 will be charged for all checks returned to NPCPBC for insufficient funds.

No Shows: If you do not cancel in writing to NPCPBC and do not attend, you still are responsible for payment.

Event Agenda

NPCPBC ANNUAL CONFERENCE - APRNs: Becoming Agents of Change

Event Agenda

Friday, October 12, 2018 at 3:30pm ET - Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 5:00pm ET

All times listed in Eastern Time (US & Canada).
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Friday, October 12, 2018

  • 3:30pm - 7:00pm


  • 4:00pm - 4:30pm

    Gastroenterology/ Hepatitis C

    Gail Fox APRN, MSN , BC

    Some Things You Need To Know About The Liver

  • 4:30pm - 5:00pm

    Back Pain: Eval and Treat

    Roana Kingman APRN

    Identify diagnostic findings that require emergent treatment , Correlate exam findings with location of abnormality, Medications used to treat acute back pain (rx) and Identify when to obtain advanced diagnostic imaging

  • 5:00pm - 5:30pm

    Infectious Disease/Antibiotics

    Jennifer Kuretski DNP, APRN, NP-C, AAHIVS

    Discuss new pharmacologic agents used to treat various infections. (Rx), Review updates in clinical practice guidelines as it relates to the pharmacologic management of selected infections (Rx) and Explore principles of antibiotic stewardship related to prescribing practices. (Rx)

  • 5:30pm - 6:00pm

    Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP)

    Stefanie La Manna, PhD, MPH, APRN, FNP-C, AGACNP-BC

    Identify the need for HIV prevention
    Discuss the initiation, management and education of PrEP

  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm

    Dinner and Social Hour

Saturday, October 13, 2018

  • 7:00am - 4:00pm


  • 8:00am - 9:00am

    Breakfast/Product Theater/Sponsor Synergy Pharma

    Ronen Arai M.D.

    Internal Medicine and Gastroenterology

  • 9:00am - 10:30am

    Keynote Speaker

    Wendy L Wright (DNP(c), MS, APRN, FNP-BC, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP

    Clinical Pearls of Practice

  • 10:30am - 11:30am


  • 11:30am - 12:00pm

    FNPN -Our Practice Is Your Practice

    Doreen Cassarino DNP, APRN-BC, ADM-BC, FAANP, FNAP and Arlene Wright DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, FNAP

    Florida Nurse Practitioner Network-Representing All NP's In Florida

  • 12:00pm - 12:30pm

    Mental and Psychiatric Health in Primary Care

    Terri Bilthus MSN, APRN

    Understand community services and ways to access support for mental health and psychiatric patient care, common and unusual mental health and psychiatric diagnoses across the lifespan.

  • 12:30pm - 1:30pm

    Lunch/Product Theater/Rheumatology/Sponsor Horizon Pharma

    James M. Hunt, DO, ATC, CSCS

    Complete Resolution is Possible in Months, Not Years

  • 1:30pm - 2:30pm

    Medical Marijuana: A new ancient option in patient care.

    Dr. Glenn S. Chapman III, D.O.

    Understand the process of patient certification, product recommendation, and patient usage of medical marijuana in the State of Florida. Understand the accepted diagnosis for recommendation of medical marijuana in the State of Florida. Understand the common side effects and medical risks of medical marijuana.

  • 2:30pm - 2:45pm


  • 2:45pm - 3:15pm

    Contraceptive Update

    Kathleen Fitzgerald DNP, MSN, ARNP-BC

  • 3:15pm - 3:45pm

    Breast Cancer Update-Where are we now?

    Diedra Brown-Brinson APRN -BC

  • 3:45pm - 4:15pm

    Rheumatology labs: Which to order…and what do I do with the results?

    Eileen Ginsberg DNP, FNP-BC, ARNP-BC

    Decide which labs you want to order for certain symptoms, understand the meaning of key tests, decide how to proceed with this information and know when to refer to a rheumatologist.

  • 4:15pm - 4:45pm

    Advances in Acute stroke Management

    Sandra Ripper Brown DNP, ACNP-BC.

    Recognize goal differences in management of ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke events. Have increased knowledge of improved medical and mechanical treatments of acute ischemic stroke. Understand advances in mechanical intervention methods in acute cerebral hemorrhage. Become aware of potential access barriers to advances in stroke management

  • 4:45pm - 5:15pm

    Wrap Up