2011 National Conference for Nurse Practitioners

2011 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

Victor Czerkasij, MA, MS, FNP-BC
Certified Histotechnologists, Skin Cancer and Cosmetic Dermatology, PC, Adult and Pediatric Dermatology Cleveland, TN and Dalton, GA
Associate Lecturer, FHEA, Inc.
Financial Disclosure/Conflict of Interest: None

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

Jamesetta A. Newland, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP, DPNAP
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
Alburquerque, NM
Financial Disclosure/Conflict of Interest: None

Joyce L. Ross, MSN, CRNP, CS
Certified Clinical Lipid Specialist
University of Pennsylvania Health System
Philadelphia, PA
Financial Disclosure/Conflict of Interest: Consultant: Kaneka America
Speaker's Bureau: Abbott, Merck-Schering Plough, Astra Zeneca, Oscient, BMS/Sanofi-Aventis

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

Anne Dabrow Woods, MSN, RN, CRNP, ANP-BC
Chief Nursing Officer
Publisher, American Journal of Nursing (AJN)
Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincot 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.

2011 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:

  • Consult with experts in primary and acute care as well as clinical subspecialties.
  • Discuss issues related to family, adult, pediatric, geriatric, women's health, legal, mental health, and acute care practice specialties.
  • Develop your assessment and clinical management skills in hands-on and skill-building workshops.
  • Evaluate current and new treatment methods and pharmacologic therapies.
  • Identify issues that affect advanced practice, including reimbursement, malpractice, clinical practice guidelines, and using the latest technologies in the industry.
  • 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 22 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 Centers Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is also provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749 for 22 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 that can be applied to advanced pharmacology requirements. Any commercial product presented or displayed within the educational activity is not indicative of endorsement or approval by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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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