7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast for all Pre-Conference registrants
8:00 am – 12:00 pm FULL Basic Suturing  Jean Austin, DNP, CNP, FA; Vaughn Hoblet, MSN, FNP-BC; Lorrie Elchert, DNP, CNP; Tim Hauphrict, MSN
Learn fundamentals of wound evaluation and treatment, wound healing, skin anatomy, type of injury, anesthesia drug selection, blocks, local infiltrate, closure methods, suturing and knot tying, minimizing cosmetic disfigurement, after care and more. This is a hands on workshop with opportunity for individual instruction.
(0.50 hours Pharm)
8:00 am – 12:00 pm FULL Intraarticular and Periarticluar Injections Larry Rosenberger, CNP; Julie Melendez, CNP
This is a hands-on workshop where you will learn proper intraarticular and periarticular injection techniques. Topics include: common musculoskeletal pathologies and indications for intraarticular and periarticular injection; musculoskeletal anatomy and anatomic land-marks necessary to perform successful intraarticular and periarticular injections; codes for billing and reimbursement; and pharmacological principles of common injectables including local anesthetics and corticosteroids. 
(0.30 hours Pharm)
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Infectious Diseases Frank Kaydo, CNS
Diagnosis and treatment of infectious diseases including MRSA, Lyme disease, urinary tract infections, C-Diff, and community acquired pneumonia will be discussed.    Data, trends, antibiotics, microbiology, adverse reactions, dosing and testing and more will be covered as they relate to these and other infectious diseases.
(4.0 hours Pharm)

8:00 am – 12:00 pm Beginning 12-Lead ECG Louann Bailey, MSN, ACNP, FAANP
This workshop will cover the normal ECG as well as common abnormalities such as axis deviation, hypertrophy, intervals and ischemia/injury/infarct and other ECG changes. We will discuss basic anatomy of the heart and examine how changes to the heart due to various co-morbid conditions can be reflected on the 12-Lead ECG.
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Lunch & Sponsor Presentation
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm FULL Minor Office Procedures Buffy Blunt, PhD, FNP-BC; Colleen Stellabotte, MSN, FNP-BC
This hands-on workshop will cover injections of local anesthesia for digital block, abscess incision, drainage indications, procedures for nail removal and more.  You will have an opportunity to practice the skills demonstrated.
(0.60 hours Pharm)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm FULL Basic Suturing (repeat of  morning session)  Jean Austin, DNP, CNP, FA; Vaughn Hoblet, MSN, FNP-BC; Lorrie Elchert, DNP, CNP; Tim Hauphrict, MSNLearn fundamentals of wound evaluation and treatment, wound healing, skin anatomy, type of injury, anesthesia drug selection, blocks, local infiltrate, closure methods, suturing and knot tying, minimizing cosmetic disfigurement, after care and more. This is a hands on workshop with opportunity for individual instruction. 
(0.50 hours Pharm)
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm FULL Ortho Assessment Annette Kornasiewicz, PT, MDT
Attendees will receive a head-to-toe overview of common musculo-skeletal disorders, symptom presentations and signs with a review of differential diagnosis and the latest research on the efficacy of treatment options. This lecture provides an excellent overview for those wanting to enhance their orthopedic knowledge base and to gain confidence in their skills to recognize and differentiate between musculoskeletal complaints and conditions that warrant further medical intervention.
1:00 pm – 5:00 pm Reimbursment: Optimizing Revenue with Correct Documentation and Coding Christine Williams, CNP; Sally Streiber, MBA, CPC, CEMC
Join us for this popular conference workshop and hear updates on reimbursement issues and strategies specifically for Ohio’s APRNs.  Topics include electronic medical records; components of evaluation and management codes; physical examination; medical decision making; office and outpatient evaluation and management coding; hospital inpatient and SNF/NF evaluation and management coding; incident-to; split/shared visits; Medicare wellness visits; data mining and benchmarking .. and more!
5:00 pm Exhibits Open
5:30 pm Opening Reception (cash bar and heavy appetizers)
Poster Presentations (CEs available)
Visit exhibits and network with colleagues
7:30 pm A Closer Look at Humor and Nursing Terry Foster, RN
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast in Exhibit Hall for all registrants
8:00 am – 8:30 am Welcome & Introductions Mary Jane Maloney; Andrew Minton
8:30 am – 9:30 am A Call to Action: Education, Policy, and Practice needs YOU! Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP
Dr. Golden believes that nurse practitioners are an answer to America’s healthcare crisis.  During the opening session, she will share how you can help create this answer in health policy, education, and practice as individuals. Come and hear this call to action for each of us! 
9:30 am – 10:00 am

Break & Exhibits Open 

10:00 am – 11:15 am The Future of NP Practice: FPA as a National Model for Healthcare Delivery Penny Kaye, DNP, FNP-C
Dr. Jensen will discuss her difficult and arduous journey in securing Full Practice Authority for APRN’s working for the Veterans Administration (VA). The impact of the VA’s recognition of full practice authority for all APRNs increases the public visibility of APRNs and helps push for removal of barriers to practice for APRNs across the country.

11:30 am – 12:45 pm Lunch In Exhibit Hall for All Registrants
Breakout Sessions 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Using Your Strengths to Become Engaged at Work Scott Graham, PhD
Main objectives: (1) to understand the power in the research behind work force engagement; (2) to gain an understanding and appreciation of focusing on strengths vs weaknesses to lead others; and (3) to walk away with specific strategies on how to engage others to do their best at work
Sunshine on a Cloudy Day: An Antidepressant and Anxiolytic Overview Chris Paxos, PharmD
Main objectives: (1) compare and contrast the pharmacologic properties of modern antidepressants; (2) describe prominent adverse effects and drug interactions associated with modern antidepressants; and (3) describe the pharmacologic properties of benzodiazepines and other anxiolytic medications
(1.50 hours Pharm)
Sports Injuries and Concussions in Young Athletes: 2017 Update Joe Congeni, MD
Main objectives: (1) better recognize the signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injury, especially concussion; (2) better understand initial management and treatment of concussion; and (3) be familiar with current prevention strategies for traumatic brain injury.
Hepatitis A, B, & C: What You Need to Know Madeleine Murphy, DNP
Main objectives: (1) compare and contrast types of viral hepatitis with regard to epidemiology and clinical presentation: Hep A, Hep B, Hep C; (2) identify appropriate diagnostics when viral hepatitis is suspected; (3) demonstrate knowledge of pharmacologic treatment options for individuals with viral hepatitis; and (4) understand appropriate follow up care for the patients with viral hepatitis/chronic liver disease
(0.50 hours Pharm)
Breakout Sessions 2:45 pm – 4:15 pm
Acute/Chronic Pain Management Melinda Lawrence, MD
Main objectives: (1) review non-opioid medications for the treatment of chronic pain; (2) discuss when and how to utilize them; (3) screening patients for opioids; (4) how to carry out drug monitoring and interpretation of results; (5) discontinuation of controlled substances (opioids), how to; and (6) other pain management treatment options, non-pharmacologic
(0.50 hours Pharm)
Law & APRN Practice (Category A)  Mary Jane Maloney; Christine Williams
Main objectives: (1) discuss law and rules pertinent to APRN practice in Ohio; (2) review most recent changes to the OBON formulary; (3) review 2016 & 2017 changes to the SCA; (4) review 2017 statute and rule changes resulting from HB 216; (5) brief review of OARRS & new requirements for opioid prescriptions, effective 4/6/2017; (6) brief review of proposed prescribing rules for scheduled drugs Rx for acute pain and new formulary; (7) review current practice issues in Ohio and common APRN pitfalls; and (8) state what APRNs should do when contacted by OBON
Breast Cancer: It’s More Than Just Pink Ribbons Marla Sustin, MSN, ANP-BC
Main objectives: (1) review the statistics for breast cancer survivorship from the past and compare survival rates for each stage; (2) discuss the newer chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and endocrine therapy regimens including side effects and how to manage them; (3) consider the latest data on complete axillary dissections vs sentinel node biopsies; (4) examine onco-plastic surgery and the benefits of a more natural reconstructed breast after mastectomy; and (5) talk over the management of side effects of breast cancer treatment such as depression, anxiety, body image issues, vaginal atrophy and dryness, sexual dysfunction, bone pain, leg cramps, neuropathy
(0.80 hours Pharm)
Introduction to Aromatherapy in Clinical Practice Angela Gordon, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP
Main objectives: (1) Review current research for the use of essential oils in clinical practice; (2) list the indications of 10 essential oils and their use for clinical practice; and (3) demonstrate use of essentials oils through case studies
Breakout Sessions 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm
Men’s Health Tom Zaciewski, MD
Main objectives: (1) identify physiological causes of BPH the lead to LUTS; (2) Diagnosis and treatment of BPH, includes pharmacology treatment discussion; (3) identify evidence based PSA screening and diagnosis of prostate cancer and when to refer to urologist; (4) male sexual dysfunction: identify psychophysiology, evidence based diagnosis, and treatment, includes pharmacology treatment discussion; and (5) common acute male GU issues seen in primary care: prostatitis, hydrocele, varicocele, epididymitis – diagnosis and treatment, will include pharmacology treatment
(0.75 hours Pharm)

Hypercortisolism Christine Kessler, ACNP
Main objectives: (1) review the intracerebral hemorrhage (ICH) demographics and associated Main objectives: (1) recognize the clinical features of hypercortisolism; (2) properly workup a patient for hypercortisolism; (3) identify possible treatment options based on patient features; and (4) properly prescribe and maintain therapeutic interventions
(0.50 hours Pharm)

Intracerebral Hemorrhage (ICH): Updates in Management Tina Resser, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, CNRN
Main objectives: (1) morbidity/mortality; (2) describe causes of intracerebral hemorrhage and associated symptoms; (3) review anticoagulant risks and reversals; (4) examine current guidelines for ICH management; (5) review historical context of surgical treatment for ICH; and (6) discuss current research and surgical treatment considerations in ICH
(0.30 hours Pharm)
Contraception Update Lucia Jenkusky, CNM, C-EFM, FACNM; Randee Masciola, DNP, CNP
Main objectives: (1) Identify missed opportunities for prevention of an unintended pregnancy; (2) complete a reproductive and sexual history every visit, every time; (3) understand the pharmacodynamics, pharmokinestics, and pharmacotherapies of estrogen and progesterone for couseling of patients on all contraception options; and (4) utilize USMEC (United States Medical Eligibility Criteria) to assess and recommend appropriate contraceptive options to patients in a primary care setting
(0.75 hours Pharm)
7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast for all Pre-Conference registrants
8:00 am – 10:00 am Drugs of Addiction Chris Paxos, PharmD; Sara Dugan, PharmD
Dr. Chris Paxos and Dr. Sara Dugan will open Saturday’s program discussing drugs of addiction, including both alcohol use disorder  and opioid use disorder which are the most prevalent in the US. This presentation will review tools to identify substance use disorders, medication treatment options for AUD and OUD, and medication-related pearls for treating patients with substance use disorders.

(1.90 hours Pharm)

10:00 am – 10:15 am Break with snacks
10:15 am – 12:30 pm Vivitrol Amy Black, MSN, FNP; Judge Fred Moses
Judge Frederick T. Moses of Hocking County and Amy Black, CNP will discuss Hocking County’s Municipal Drug Court utilizing Vivitrol as a Medication Assisted Therapy (MAT). This creative drug court program reviews the information needed to to determine if Vivitrol is the right choice for your patient. The court program, Vivitrol as an MAT, the latest research, pros and cons as well as case studies will be presented.

(0.25 hours Pharm)