2009 National Conference for Nurse Practitioners

2009 Planning Panel

Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP
President, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., N. Andover, MA
Family Nurse Practitioner, Adjunct Faculty
Family Practice Residency, Greater Lawrence (MA) Family Health Center
Lab Logic Column Editor, The Nurse Practitioner Journal
Editorial Board Member, The Nurse Practitioner Journal
Financial Disclosure/Conflict of Interest: Speaker's Bureau: GlaxoSmithKline & Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceuticals

Yvonne D’Arcy, MS, CRNP, CNS
Pain Management & Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner
Pain & Palliative Care Outcomes Manager
Suburban Hospital
Germantown, MD
Financial Disclosure/Conflict of Interest: Grant/Research Support: Abbott; Consultant: Ortho McNeil; Speaker's Bureau: Endo, Pfizer

Karen Innocent, MS, CMSRN, APRN, BC, CRNP
Director of Continuing Education & Conferences
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Ambler, PA
Financial Disclosure/Conflict of Interest: Yes; Spouse is employee of Merck

Louise McDevitt, MS, APRN, BC
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Emergency Care Services/Grace Cottage Family Practice
Board Certified Acute Care, Family Practice, Adult NP
Keene, NH and Townsend, VT
Financial Disclosure/Conflict of Interest: None

Jamesetta A. Newland, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FNAP
Editor-in-Chief, The Nurse Practitioner journal
Clinical Associate Professor
New York University College of Nursing
New York, NY
Financial Disclosure/Conflict of Interest: None

Mary Perrong, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC, MSN
Clinical Editor, Nurse Practitioner and OR Nurse
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Ambler, PA
Financial Disclosure/Conflict of Interest: None

Sophia Chu Rodgers, ACNP, FNP, FAANP, FCCM
Southwest Internists, Inc
Sophia Chu Rodgers Consulting, LLC
Clinical Adjunct Faculty for University of New Mexico ACNP Program
Albuquerque, NM
Financial Disclosure/Conflict of Interest: None

Janet S. Thomas, MS, RN-BC
Continuing Education Manager
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Ambler, PA
Financial Disclosure/Conflict of Interest: None

In accordance with the ANCC Standards for Commercial Support, all potential conflicts of interest have been resolved through a peer-review process.

2009 Continuing Education Information

Program Goals and Objectives

The purpose of the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners is to offer interactive tutorials, presentations, and practical workshops that promote clinical excellence and improve the quality of care that health care practitioners provide. By attending this conference and participating in the educational sessions, you’ll be able to:

  1. Consult with experts in primary and acute care as well as clinical subspecialties.
  2. Discuss issues related to family, adult, pediatric, geriatric, women’s health, legal, mental health, and acute care practice specialties.
  3. Develop your assessment and clinical management skills in hands-on and skill-building workshops.
  4. Evaluate current and new treatment methods and pharmacologic therapies.
  5. Identify issues that affect advanced practice, including reimbursement, malpractice, clinical practice guidelines, and using the latest technologies in the industry.
  6. Increase advance practice clinicians’ skill set in order to provide expanded services, improve billing, and reimbursement.

Provider Accreditation

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), publisher of The Nurse Practitioner journal, will award a maximum of 21 contact hours for this continuing nursing education activity.

Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749 for 21 contact hours. LWW is also an approved provider by the District of Columbia and Florida #FBN2454. Your certificate is valid in all states.

Pharmacology Credit

There are many sessions with significant pharmacology content, and up to 19 contact hours can be applied to advanced pharmacology requirements.

The ANCC's accreditation status of Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Department of Continuing Education refers only to its continuing nursing educational activities only and does not imply Commission on Accreditation approval or endorsement of any commercial product

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