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2017 NMNPC Annual Conference: Renewing Our Passion for Care - Springtime in New Mexico

The NMNPC 2017 annual conference will be held at Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town April 27th-29th. The theme for the 2017 annual conference is renewing passion for care.

4/27/2017 to 4/29/2017
When: April 27-29, 2017
7:00 AM
Where: Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
800 Rio Grande Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87104
United States
Contact: Rachel Bevan
(505) 948-4115

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Renewing Our Passion for Care - Springtime in New Mexico

NMNPC Annual Conference
April 27-29, 2017

Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town


General Information

The 2017 NMNPC annual conference will include 3 full days of continuing education, including the 5 hours of required non-cancer pain management CE on Saturday, April 29th. You may register for the full conference, Thursday & Friday only, or Friday & Saturday only. Friday will be our "all pharmacology" day.

Registration Information

Registration opened January 21th. Register by March 29th to avoid late registration fee (use the register link above left). Student members are eligible for a significantly reduced registration fee but must submit a letter from their program director confirming student status in an NP program to finalize registration (NPs in a program to receive an advanced degree or an additional certification are not eligible for the student rate). If you're not already a member of NMNPC, you may join now and be eligible for the member registration fee. Registration will be limited to 300 so register early to avoid disappointment.

Members Students Non-Members Late Registration*
Full Conference $450 $300 $600 add $60
Two Day Registration $300 $200 $400 add $40


*Late registration begins March 30, 2017.

Registration is open for members only until January 30th, then will open to non-members.

Cancellation Policy

  • All cancellation requests require email notification to
  • Conference registration refunds will be considered at the discretion of NMNPC for emergency situations only.
  • If approved, refunds will be subject to a $25 administrative fee.
  • No cancellation requests will be considered after Monday April 3rd.

CE Approval

This activity is approved for 22.5 contact hours of continuing education (which includes 13 hours pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies. The agenda lists the number of contact hours approved for each presentation, including the number of pharmacology hours approved for each presentation.

Room Reservations

To reserve a room for the NMNPC annual conference, you can book online by clicking here or call  call (505) 843-6300 or (800) 237-2133 and request the 2017 NMNPC Annual Conference room block (block code 17042017NM) to get the discounted rate. Reservations must be made on or before the reservation due date of April 3rd, 2017 in order to be eligible for the group rate. The hotel conference rate is $119 per night.



Presentations & Handouts

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Thursday April 27, 2017

8:00 – 10:00 am
Keynote Presentation: Transgender 102 (Presentation)

How You Can Help (Handout)
Executive Summary
Adrien Lawyer

10:30 – 11:30 am
Obesity and Pre-Diabetes in the Pediatric Population (Presentation)
Louise Laskaratos, FNP-BC

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Eliminating Apprehension of Rashes: Developing Diagnostic Expertise (Presentation)
Rash skin lesion guide (Handout)
Skin rash decision tree (Handout)

Melissa Livingston, RN & Melissa Cometti, RN

1:30 – 2:30 pm
Legal Issues in NP Practice (Presentation)
Holly Armstrong, JD

2:30 – 3:00 pm
NMNPC Membership Meeting (Presentation)
Gloria Doherty, FNP-BC, President

3:30 – 4:30 pm
Keeping up With the New Mexico Legislature (Presentation)
Linda Siegle, JD

4:30 – 5:30 pm
You’ve Got Questions – Insurance Companies Have Answers

Friday, April 28, 2017

7:40 – 8:40 am
Treatment of Insomnia- A Clinical Pharmacological Approach (Presentation)
Joanne Haeffele, FNP-BC

8:40 – 9:40 am
Psychopharmacology of ADHD (Presentation)
Scott Carroll, MD

9:40 – 10:10 am

10:10 – 11:10 am
Heart Failure Pharmacology: Chronic and Acute (Presentation)
Anita Ralstin, FNP-BC

11:10 am – 12:10 pm
Pharmacology of Diabetes Medications (Presentation)
Initiate Basal Insulin Chart (Handout)
What Therapy to Use Chart (Handout)

Krista Dominguez-Salazar, PharmD

1:10 – 2:10 pm
Medication Issues in Prenatal & Breastfeeding Moms (Presentation)
Emilie Sebesta, MD

2:10 – 3:10 pm
COPD Treatment: Using Evidence-based Practice to Go for the GOLD (Presentation)

At-A-Glance 2017

Rosemary Henrich, FNP-BC & Amelia Schreibman, ANP-BC

3:10 – 3:40 pm

3:40 – 4:40 pm
Urology Pharmacology: UTIs and Beyond (Presentation)

Alison Hanson, MD

4:40 – 5:40 pm
Rat Poison, Your Days are Numbered: An Overview of Oral Anticoagulants (Presentation)

Quick reference for TSOACs

First Choice of Long Term Anticoagulation Flowchart

Linda Kelly, PharmD

Saturday, April 29, 2017

AM Breakout: Non-Cancer Pain Management (Track A)

7:30 – 8:30 am
Non-Cancer Pain Management (Part 1): Safe Prescribing of Opioid Medications in Non-Cancer Pain: Using Opioids in Troubled Times (Presentation)
Ernest Dole, PharmD

8:30 – 9:30 am
Non-Cancer Pain Management (Part 2): State & Federal Controlled Substance Regulations: Confronting the Opioid Abuse Epidemic (Presentation)
Rule 9 (Handout)
PMP Brochure (Handout)
Kate Goldblum, FNP-BC

10:00 – 11:00 am
Non-Cancer Pain Management (Part 3): Medications for treating Opioid Use Disorder (Presentation)
Buprenorphine (Handout)
Karen Cardon, MD

11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Non-Cancer Pain Management (Part 4): The Pharmacological Management of Acute and Chronic Back Pain (Presentation)
Clare Romero, FNP-BC

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Non-Cancer Pain Management (Part 5): Trigger Point Injections (Presentation)
Clare Romero, FNP-BC

AM Breakout: Holistic Care (Track B)

7:30 – 9:30 am
Minding the Body: A Path to Navigate Change (Presentation)

Today's News

Intro Into Functional Medicine (Handout)
Bronwyn Radcliffe, FNP-BC

10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Breathe Experience (Presentation)
Raj Inder K. Khalsa, FNP-BC

12:00 – 1:00 pm
Moving Past the One Pill Protocol: Healing Hashimoto's (Presentation)
Melissa Reitz, FNP-BC

PM Breakout: Orthopedic Assessment (Track A)

2:00 – 4:30 pm
Orthopedic Evaluation Workshop (Presentation)
Rafael Garcia, PA

PM Breakout: EKG Interpretation (Track B)

2:00 – 3:00 pm
ECG Interpretation Workshop (Part 1): Minding Your PQRSTs: The Fundamentals & Beyond of ECG (Presentation)
ECG Guide (Handout)
ECG Handout (Handout)
Leads for Discussion
Sharon Schaaf, ACNP-BC & Anita Ralstin, FNP-BC

3:30 – 4:30 pm
ECG Interpretation Workshop (Part 2): Minding Your PQRSTs: The Fundamentals & Beyond of ECG (Presentation)
Sharon Schaaf, ACNP-BC & Anita Ralstin, FNP-BC

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