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30th Annual Southwestern Regional Nurse Practitioner Symposium
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30th Annual Southwestern Regional Nurse Practitioner Symposium

The annual symposium is held to review and update current concepts in clinical and practice management for advanced practice nurses and advanced practice nursing students. Almost all of the breakout sessions contain pharmacology contact hours.

7/28/2018 to 7/29/2018
When: Saturday, July 28, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West
860 N. Riverview
Mesa, Arizona  85201
United States
Contact: Debby Wood

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Online Registration is Now closed -- WALK UP REGISTRATION IS AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR beginning at 7:30am

Cash/CC accepted. See you there!

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Don't miss the Friday and Saturday night dinner meetings sponsored by Allergan.

Keynote Presentation

"It's the Law: New Opioid Statutes Affecting YOUR Practice"

A CANNOT miss panel presentation for all Nurse Practitioners.  A review of the legislation - how it happened and the effects being felt in practice today.  Also, a look at the Arizona guidelines to help with the opioid treatment and epidemic issues.  Panel members include:

  • Kathy Busby, JD, AzNA Lobbyist
  • Janeen Dahn, PhD, FNP-C, Arizona State Board of Nursing
  • Karen Holder, MHS, FNP-BC, AHN-BC, Arizona RX Initiative Health Care Advisory Team
  • Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, Moderator

Saturday Breakout Sessions

For presentation descriptions and speakers click on the sessions tab in the registration form.

All presentations provide pharmacy contact hours with the exception of one.   Please see the descriptions for each presentation in the sessions section of the registration for the number of pharmacy contact hours.


Breakout #1

  • Medication-Assisted Treatment Essentials: Life Saving Medications for Substance Use Disorders and Implications for NPs
  • Putting the New Hypertension Guidelines into Practice
  • Wound Care in Primary Care
  • Prescribing in the Elder Adult

Breakout #2

  • Hormone Replacement and Management of Perimenopause and Menopause
  • Dyslipidemia: Which Drug is Best
  • Uncommon Skin Presentations for the Primary Care Provider - A Report of 5 Cases
  • Understanding Medications Associated with Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Breakout #3

  • Tobacco Use Update and Cessation Treatment Guidelines
  • Pharmacological Treatments for Heart Failure According to AHA/ACC Guidelines
  • A Pharmacologic Management of Obesity: Today's Best Evidence for Use of Medication
  • Updates on Medications from ADA and AACE/ACE 2018 Guidelines for Type 2 Diabetes

Breakout #4

  • Electronic Health Records: Legal Implications for NP's (no pharma CE provided)
  • Pharmacologic Management of Difficult Cases in Type 2 Diabetes
  • Current Asthma Management Recommendations and Considerations
  • Low Back Pain: By the Guidelines


Saturday Lunch

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Sunday Workshops

  •  Basic Suturing for the Office (no pharma CE provided)
  •  Alan Agins Presents - Opioid Prescribing Safe Practice, Changing Lives - Update 2018
  •  Advanced Physical Exam Skills (no pharma CE provided)
  • Treating Obesity in Your Practice
  •  Case Studies in Care of Geriatric Patients

Registration Fees 

Early Bird Fees Until July 13, add $50 for registration after July 13
Full 2 day Conference Registration Fee
  • AzNA Members $225 - not already a member? Join Today!
  • Non-Members $325
  • NP Students $175
Saturday Only Conference Registration Fee
  • AzNA Members $175
  • Non-Members $275
  • NP Students $150
Sunday Only Conference Registration Fee
  • AzNA Members $150
  • Non-Members $250
  • NP Students $100
Cancellation Policy: Refund for registration cancellations will be processed until July 16 less a $35 administrative fee.  No refunds after July 16.

Hotel Rooms

The Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West offers rates for $109 per night for single and double occupancy and no resort fee. Click here to reserve online or call 1-855-811-0083 and refer to Arizona Nurses Association to secure this special group rate.  The cut-off date has been extended to July 10, 2018. 

Exhibit and Sponsor Opportunities

This conference is a southwest regional symposium and we are anticipating between 225-250 prescribing providers.  Your participation provides direct interaction with the participants during breaks and meals.

Click here for Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration Form


Continuing Education

  • The SW Regional Nurse Practitioner Symposium provides up to 9.25 nursing continuing education contact hours. Pharmacy contact hours are also available and have been calculated, see sessions for the number available.
  • The Western Multi-State Division is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)Commission on Accreditation.
  • Conference Goal: To review and update current concepts in clinical and practice management for advanced practice nurses
  • Target audience: Advanced practice nurses and advanced practice nursing students
  • Participants must attend the entire event to receive contact hours. A CE certificate will be electronically generated after an online conference evaluation is completed

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