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The NMNPC 2018 annual conference will be held at Hilton Buffalo Thunder in Santa Fe April 26th-28th. This activity is approved for 22.25 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 10.42 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 18023072. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

4/26/2018 to 4/28/2018
When: April 26-28, 2018
Where: Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder
20 Buffalo Thunder Trail
Santa Fe, New Mexico  87506
United States
Contact: Rachel Bevan
(505) 948-4115

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NMNPC 2018 Annual Conference
April 26-28, 2018

Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder



General Information

The 2018 NMNPC annual conference will include 3 full days of continuing education, including our "all pharmacology" day on Friday, April 27th. You may register for the full conference, Thursday & Friday only, or Friday & Saturday only. Take advantage of this high quality educational opportunity and allow time to unwind at this beautiful property.

Hotel Reservations

A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees. The special room rate will be available until April 4th or until the group block is sold-out, whichever comes first.

Your special room rates are:

King with balcony - $99.00 USD/Night                                 ****All rooms are NON-Smoking****
2 Queen beds with balcony - 99.00 USD/Night

To reserve a room at the Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder, call (505)-455-5555 or click HERE to book online. If you call to make your hotel reservation please make sure to mention the group name, Nurse Practitioners Council Annual Meeting to receive the special group rate.

NOTICE: It has been reported that we have sold out of our room block at Buffalo Thunder for Thursday and Friday night.

NMNPC has also contracted with the following hotels:

Homewood Suites at Buffalo Thunder

Double queen suites are $149
Two bedroom suites are at $239 ( The two bedroom suite have one king bed in one room and in the other room there are two queen beds - so this is a great room for those who can share a room)
To book your room at Homewood Suites please call 505- 455-9100
and mention the group name NPC.

Hotel St. Francis

Classic Queen room includes one queen-size bed $109/night plus $10 resort fee. 

Click HERE to book online or call 800-529-5700 and mention the Group Name NMNPC 2018 Annual Conference.


Hotel Chimayo

Junior Fireplace Suite with 1 King Bed for $119/night plus $15 resort fee.

Click HERE to book online or call 855-752-9273 and mention the Group Name NMNPC 2018 Annual Conference.

CE Approval

This activity is approved for 22.25 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 10.42 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 18023072. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP CE Standards and Policies.

Exhibit Opportunities
Do you want to showcase your business, or know of a business that would like to showcase their business? Click HERE for more information.

Registration Information

Registration opened January 21st. 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 pursuing additional education 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.

NEW Opportunity: Can't make it to Santa Fe? Join us online!
NMNPC is now offering Thursday and Friday ONLY of this program via webinar. If you can not make it to the in-person event, please click HERE to register for the webinar. You will need an internet speed of 5.0 mbps or higher to ensure smooth streaming.

Conference Registration Fees 

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

                                                                             *Late registration begins March 29, 2018.

The conference registration fee includes all presentations, breakfast, lunch and breaks. The fee also includes non-CE dinners if you choose to attend.

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 April 12th.

Complimentary Sponsored Dinners (Non- CE)

 Wednesday | April 25  Thursday | April 26 Friday | April 27

7:00 PM | Tewa 2
Hosted by Gilead

6:00 PM | Tewa 2
Hosted by Genentech
 6:00 PM | Tewa 2
 Hosted by Amgen

Presentation on: AMBITION – A randomized, multicenter study of initial ambrisentan and tadalafil combination therapy in subjects with pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Presented by: Cindy Hartsfield, PhD


Presentation on Understanding IPF.

Presented by: TBD

Presentation on MIGRAINE: MORE THAN JUST A HEADACHE Uncovering the Patient Burden, Pathophysiology, and the Role of CGRP.

Presented by: Eric J. Eross, D.O

Agenda ( Click HERE for Instructions for obtaining CE credit)

 Thursday | April 26  Friday | April 27  Saturday | April 28
 7:00 – 7:50 am  7:00 – 7:30 am  7:00 – 7:50 am
Registration & Breakfast Registration & Breakfast Registration & Breakfast
7:50 – 8:00 am 7:30 – 7:40 am 7:50 – 8:00 am
Welcome & Morning Announcements 
Welcome & Morning Announcements Welcome & Morning Announcements

AM Breakouts | Choose ONE

Pediatrics Professional Development
8:00 – 9:00 am 7:40 – 8:40 am 8:00 – 9:00 am 8:00 – 9:00 am
Keynote Presentation: Humor In The Workplace, The Healing Power of Laughter
Diana Jordan
Chemotherapy – New Treatment, Myoclonic Treatment & Long Term Effects
Pranshu Bansal, MD
Research & Legislation to Prevent Shaken Baby Syndrome
Kathy Lopez-Bushnell, FNP-BC

When is an NP Not an NP? Scope of Practice Issues
Ken Miller, PhD, MJ, MSN, BSN, BA

9:00 – 10:00 am 8:40 – 9:40 am 9:00 – 10:00 am 9:00 – 10:00 am
Hearing Loss, Hearing Rehabilitation
Ready, Set, PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis for HIV)
Renee Mercier, PharmD
Holistic Management of Pediatric Diabetes: Medical and Psychosocial
Jessica Kirk, MSN, BSN
Panel - Pros & Cons of the Advance Practice Compact
Moderator:  Deborah Walker MSN RN
Panel: Anita Ralstin, FNP, Elaine Brightwater,, CNM  Gloria Doherty, PhDc, MSN, ACNP
10:00 –10:30 am 9:40 – 10:10 am 10:00 – 10:30 am 10:00 – 10:30 am
Break/Exhibits Break/Exhibits Break/Exhibits Break/Exhibits
10:30 –11:30 am 10:10 –11:10 am 10:30 –11:30 am 10:30 am –12:30 pm
Breast Health
Katherine Lee, MD
The Science Behind Essential Oils
Melissa Rietz, FNP-BC
Medically Complex Children And Care In New Mexico
Stephanie Gehres, MD
Self-Awareness in Clinical Practice: Cultural Safety & Unconscious Bias
Joanne Keefe, DNP, MPH, FNP-BC, Carolyn Montoya, DNP, PNP-BC & Lisa Taylor, DNP, FNP-BC
11:30 am – 12:00 pm 11:10 am –12:10 pm 11:30 am –12:30 pm  
NMNPC Membership Meeting
Sam Conley, FNP-BC
NMNPC President
Lipid Guidelines: Who, What & How Low?
Anita Ralstin, FNP-BC
Pediatric Guidelines for Hypertension
Milena Archuleta, FNP-BC

12:00 – 1:00 pm 12:10 –1:10 pm 12:30 –1:30 pm
Lunch Presentation Hosted by Legally Mine (Non-CE)
Understanding Business Tools Used to Eliminate Lawsuits & Increase Tax Savings
Dave Gibb
Lunch Presentation  Hosted by Lilly (Non-CE)
Trulicity® (dulaglutide injection) Product Theater
Kathleen C. Arnold, ACNP-BC, ADM-BC
Lunch Presentation Hosted by Shire (Non- CE)
Blood Disorders: Diagnosing and Treating
Tammuella Singleton, MD

PM Breakouts | Choose ONE

ECG: Didactic & Hands-On Holistic Practice
1:30 – 2:30 pm 1:10 – 2:10 pm 1:30 – 2:30 pm 1:30 – 2:30 pm
Dementia: More Than Just The Memories
Rosemary Henrich, DNP, FNP-BC & Amelia Schreibman, DNP, ANP-BC
What's New in Type 2 Diabetes?
Jessica Conklin, PharmD & Luis Gonzalez, PharmD
ECG: Basics
Anita Ralstin, FNP- BC & Sharon Schaaf, DNP
Nutritional Aspects of Lipid Management
Carmen Ritz, MS
2:00 – 3:00 pm 2:10 – 3:10 pm 2:30 – 3:30 pm 2:30 – 3:30 pm
Hospice Care
Jairon Johnson, MD
Hospice Card Handout
Antihypertensive Drugs - What's New
Robert Orchard, MD

ECG: Intermediate
Anita Ralstin, FNP- BC & Sharon Schaaf, DNP

Fire & Fury: The Mind, Food, Mood Connection
Bronwyn Radcliffe, MSN, BSN


Diet, Nutrition, and Lifestyle
Phytonutrient Spectrum Foods

3:00 – 3:30 pm 3:10 – 3:40 pm 3:30 – 4:00 pm 3:30 – 4:00 pm
Break/Exhibits Break/Exhibits Break/Exhibits Break/Exhibits
3:30 – 4:00 pm 3:40 – 5:40 pm 4:00 –5:00 pm 4:00 –5:00 pm
Keeping Up With the New Mexico Legislature
Linda Siegle, JD
AANP CE Series: Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives
Randall Hudspeth, PhD, MBA, MS, BSN

ECG: Hands-On Interpretation
Anita Ralstin, FNP- BC & Sharon Schaaf, DNP

12 Lead ECG for Discussion

Rhythm Guide

Non-Cardiac Drug & Electrolyte Effects

The Continued Search for the Magic Bullet: This is Not Your Parent's Marijuana
Ernest Dole, PharmD
4:00 – 5:30 pm

Current Reimbursement, Regulatory And Professional Issues, Relevant to Nurse Practitioners
Moderator: Linda Siegle, JD
Panel: Peter Ryba, PharmD (PMP), Anita Ralstin, FNP (AANP Representative)


NM Health Care Workforce Committee

The Committee's informative report presents data & analysis from the licensing boards of healthcare professionals (including NPs) in NM. Click here for the full report.

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