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2020 NMNPC Fall Online Mini Conference
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 Export to Your Calendar 11/13/2020 to 2/12/2021
When: Friday, November 13, 2020
Where: Online
United States
Contact: Rachel Bevan

Online registration is available until: 2/11/2021
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2020 Fall Online Mini Conference


General Information

Due to the extraordinary circumstances associated with COVID-19 in New Mexico and surrounding states, NMNPC is offering this year's fall conference online only. The 2020 NMNPC Fall Online Mini Conference will include individual stimulating continuing education presentations. NMNPC will be offering these continuing education presentations on a complimentary basis to our members as a celebration of NP Week. You can register now for the presentations and they will be available to view starting on November 13, 2020; registrants will have three months to view the presentation(s).

Conference Registration Fees

Presentations are FREE for our members. If you're not a member of  NMNPC, you can join now to be eligible for the complimentary member registration or you can register at the special price of $35 for each presentation. Register now - all presentations will be available to view beginning November 13, 2020. 




  Nature's Booster Shot 



  The ADOBE Program



  Decolonizing Nursing




Cancellation Policy

Participants will have up to three months following the conference to complete the CE activities online so the need to cancel will be minimal. All cancellation requests require email notification to contact@NMNPC.orgNMNPC will consider conference registration refunds at our discretion for emergency situations only. If approved, refunds are subject to a $25 administrative fee. Please note: NMNPC will not consider any cancellation requests after November 13th.

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To review the objectives and speakers for each presentation, click on the name of the presentation.


Nature's Booster Shot: Eating Smart to Combat COVID-19
A registered and licensed nutritionist and a board certified pediatric dentist will present this content-rich, interactive course that shows the vital link between the foods we eat and our immunity. Attendees will learn about the irrefutable scientific evidence surrounding the impact of diet and nutrition on the immune system.

Course Objectives:

  • Discuss the emerging body of science and new research supporting the association of healthy eating and food synergy to promote optimal systemic health.

  • Describe the role nutritional status has on supporting a better response to preventing inflammation in the body and how to incorporate nutrient dense foods into a daily dietary routine. 

Meet the Presenters

Ellen Karlin MMSc, RDN, LDN, FADA

Ellen Karlin is a nutrition consultant with vast professional and personal knowledge in nutrition and food allergy, and has been a nutrition consultant in private practice in Owings Mills, Maryland for the past 34 years. She has also been a nutrition consultant at the Comprehensive Asthma and Allergy Center for the past 32 years. Ms. Karlin holds a Master of Medical Science degree in nutrition education from Emory University. She is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (ADA), a member of Food Allergy Awareness and Education, and serves as a volunteer for these organizations. A nationally recognized speaker, she has delivered numerous nutrition lectures at national and local dental, dental hygiene, medical, nurse practitioner, dietitian, nutritionist and school nurse conferences throughout the United States. She is the co-author of Dental and Oral Considerations in Pediatric Celiac Disease published in J Dent Child, May 2016. Ms. Karlin has contributed to a variety of other resources.

Sara Karlin, DDS

Sara Karlin is a pediatric dentist. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland, College Park, and completed her D.D.S. at the University of Maryland School of Dentistry. Dr. Karlin pursued her specialty training at New York University and Bellevue Hospital Center, earning a certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. Her comprehensive treatment plans include nutritional assessments and guidance related to optimal oral health care. Dr. Karlin is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry,  American Dental Association and the New York County Dental Society. In June, she was on a panel discussing inter-professional collaboration, at the American Dental Hygienists’ Association 2019 annual conference in Louisville, KY. Dr. Karlin co-presented a nutrition and pediatric oral health session at the New York County Dental Society meeting in August 2019, and presented this course at the Maryland Dental Hygiene Association annual meeting in October 2019. She is the primary author of Oral and Dental Manifestations in Pediatric Dentistry, and has contributed to a variety of other resources.

This education activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
for approval of up to 1.0 contact hours of accredited education.

The ADOBE Program: Model Program to Reduce Health Risks from ACEs for Youth Released from Incarceration
Bernalillo County provided funding to develop the ADOBE (Averting Disparities in Outcomes by Building Engagement) Program to create a safety net program for youth released from incarceration in county detention, the Youth Services Center (YSC). The purpose of this presentation is to address mental health needs for children and families in a primary care approach. 

Course Objectives:

  • Identify common symptoms and diagnosis of mental health disorders in youths.

  • Understand the impact of adverse childhood events and implications on health outcomes. 

  • Recognize a multidisciplinary team approach to treating mental health disorders amongst youths and families.

  • Understand the evaluation goals and how to plan appropriate referrals to the ADOBE Program. 

Meet the Presenters

Andrew Hsi, MD

Andrew Hsi, MD, MPH, started the ADOBE Program, a comprehensive two-generation model of care for youths released from incarceration in Bernalillo County, New Mexico. ADOBE provides care for youths and their family members designed to reduce their risks of return to incarceration. The program developed based on research by Dr. Hsi and collaborators that documented the burden of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) loaded onto youths before their incarceration in the NM Juvenile Justice System. The ADOBE Program provides interdisciplinary team care for youths and all family members who might have an impact on the youths' health and progress and provides an important educational resource for the residency program. Dr. Hsi is a Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, and for 30 years has founded programs focused on reduction of ACEs and the effects of those experiences on infants and children. The health systems planning and research have led to a two-brain, two-generation model of primary care. Dr. Hsi has started programs that have served as training sites for nurse practitioner students from many schools, allied health professionals and medical trainees over 30 years. Dr. Hsi received the first “Humanism in Medicine” award from the American Association of Medical Colleges in 1999. As an educator, he has received many accolades from his residents and medical students. As a community leader, he is recognized for his advocacy work serving on the Vision Council for Mission Families of the United Way of Central New Mexico and the Committee on Native American Child Health for the American Academy of Pediatrics. He leads the Institute for Resilience, Health, and Justice in the UNM Health Sciences Center.

Melody Avila, DNP, RN, FNP-BC

Melody Avila is a Clinician Educator/Assistant Professor at The University of New Mexico (UNM) College of Nursing. She teaches in the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner programs. As a native New Mexican, her professional interests are driven by providing high-quality care to underserved and rural communities. Specialty areas includes pediatric and adolescent health. Her doctoral project was based on preventing risk factors for type 2 diabetes mellitus in an at-risk adolescent population. Ms. Avila worked for several years as a hospice case manager in Northern New Mexico. She continues to practice as a family nurse practitioner at a school-based health center and family practice clinic. She received her Doctor of Nursing Practice and Master of Science in Nursing from the University of South Alabama and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from UNM.

This education activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for approval of up to 1.0 contact hours of accredited education.


Decolonizing Nursing: Truth and Reconciliation for the Health Professions

Decolonization is the process of revealing and dismantling colonialist power in all its forms. Nurses know that health disparities disproportionally affect certain populations but may not know how to recognize the factors that cause the disparities. This presentation will provide an informed discussion of how historical, geopolitical and cultural realities intersect in American Indian/Alaska Native people and how those realities manifest in contemporaneous health issues and health disparities.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify who are American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) people in the United States.

  • Distinguish between social and structural determinants of health.

  • Construct how historical, geopolitical and cultural realities intersect in AI/AN people and can manifest in contemporaneous health issues/health disparities.

Meet the Presenter

Margaret P. Moss, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN

Margaret Moss, PhD, JD, RN, FAAN, is an Associate Professor and Coordinator of Nursing Management, Policy and Leadership Specialty, and was the first Director of the DNP program at Yale University School of Nursing. Dr. Moss has just completed a Fulbright Visiting Professorship at McGill University in Montreal, QC, on Indigenous Life across the North American context. Her clinical experience includes being staff nurse, then house supervisor and patient education specialist with the U.S. Public Health Service, Indian Health Service, at Santa Fe Indian Hospital. Dr. Moss has published 15 research papers primarily focused on American Indian Elders, Zuni Elders and aging, migration and re-migration of American Indians and the impact on Elders. Since joining the faculty at Yale, Dr. Moss has taught graduate courses in Health Policy Leadership and Cultural Aspects of Health Care. She has written three book chapters. She is a popular speaker and delivered 13 invited papers in 2011 and 2012 alone. Overall, Dr. Moss has delivered more than 50 invited papers internationally and nationally on health policy, health disparities, Indians and research and healthy aging in American Indians. She is an enrolled member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara Nation.

This education activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for approval of up to 1.0 contact hours of accredited education.

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