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 Export to Your Calendar 11/17/2017
When: November 17, 2017
Where: Inn at Loretto
211 Old Santa Fe Trail
Santa Fe, New Mexico  87501
United States
Contact: Rachel Bevan, RN, BSN
(505) 948-4115

Online registration is available until: 11/5/2017
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NMNPC Fall Conference
November 17, 2017

General Information

NMNPC's 2017 fall conference celebrating NP Week will be held at the Inn and Spa at Loretto in Santa Fe, NM. The fall conference will focus on screening, treating and providing support to victims of sexual assault.

Registration Information

Registration will open July 15th. Register by October 13th 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 100 so register early to avoid disappointment.

Members Students Non-Members Late Registration*
Conference Registration Fee
   $150    $50      $250        add $20

          *Late registration begins October 13, 2017.

The conference registration fee includes all 9 hours of presentations, breakfast, lunch, and breaks. The fee also includes dinner on Thursday (November 16th) and Friday ( November 17th). Registration is limited to members only until August 8th, 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 October 27th.

Conference Brochure

Coming soon!

Conference Agenda

Thursday, November 16th

6:00 – 8:00 pm
Evening Dinner Reception: Celebrating NP Week

Friday, November 17th

 Time Title Presentation Speaker


Keynote: The Medical Response to Human Trafficking

Shalon Nienow, MD


Mind-body-spirit techniques for provider and patient: Breath, teach specific breath work demonstrated to reduce stress and lower the inflammatory response.

Melissa Rietz, CNP




Child and adolescence sex education and sexual abuse screening



Mind-body-spirit techniques for provider and patient: Herbs, specifically highlighting the benefits of 2-3 Adaptogen Herbs demonstrated to lower anxiety

Melissa Rietz, CNP


Legal issues surrounding survivors and their care

Amy Dudewicz, legal analyst, victim


Mind-body-spirit techniques for provider and patient: Essential Oils, how to use oils in the home and the clinic setting to decrease anxiety and stress, specifically when used during invasive procedures or when discussing challenging topics

Melissa Rietz, CNP


Lunch presentation: Misuse, Abuse & Diversion of Prescription Drugs (Sponsored by Southwest Labs)

Roberto Saenz


Sexual abuse survivor (screening questions, treatment, etc.)



Mind-body-spirit techniques for provider and patient: Supplements, which nutrients are depleted in times of stress and which can we supplement to ensure our best response during periods of prolonged stressful situations

Melissa Rietz, CNP


STD: Prep, new guidelines, GC chlamydia



Mind-body-spirit techniques for provider and patient: Food, how can food serve as a tool for healing? Which foods have been shown in the literature to decrease our stress response, which heighten this response?

Melissa Rietz, CNP





Housing and funding for sexual assault victims



Mind-body-spirit techniques for provider and patient: Mantra, the power of positive thinking!

Melissa Rietz, CNP


How and why to build a successful program for Suboxone treatment

Minda Jaramillo


Mind-body-spirit techniques for provider and patient: Yoga! Moving the body to release toxins, simple poses that anyone can do

Melissa Rietz, CNP

Presentation Handouts
Coming soon!

Hotel Reservations

Your special conference rate at the Inn and Spa at Loretto is $119/night plus tax and valet parking has been reduced to $5 for the day of the conference. 

To reserve a room at the Inn and Spa at Loretto, call (866) 582-1646 or click here to book online. To receive the group rate, guests must mention either the group name, Nurse Practitioners Council Annual Meeting, or you may refer to the group code (171116NURS).

Our room block is very limited so reserve early!

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