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31st Annual Southwestern Regional Nurse Practitioner Symposium
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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.

7/27/2019 to 7/28/2019
When: Saturday, July 27, 2019
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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Keynote Presentation


"Health Policy and the Nurse Practitioner in Today's Environment"


Heather Ross, PhD, DNP

Dr. Ross is a clinical assistant professor affiliated with the School for the Future of Innovation in Society (SFIS), College of Nursing and Health Innovation (CONHI), and Global Security Initiative (GSI). Her research interests include biomedical technology innovation in complex sociotechnical systems; interdisciplinary team work in health care, including non-traditional team members; cardiac electrophysiology; implanted and wearable medical devices; and person-centered care.  She was a candidate for the U.S. Congress in the 2018 election.


Saturday Breakout Sessions

*Pharma contact hours will be provided for this session.

Breakout #1

  • SGLT2 Inhibitors: What Role do They Have on Cardiovascular Disease and Obesity* 1 pharma contact hour
  • The CBC - This Basics and Beyond for the Primary Care Provider
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening Update and Case Study
  • What NP's Need to Know About Wearables

Breakout # 2

  • 10 New Medications Impacting Primary Care for 2018-2019* 1 pharma contact hour
  • Direct to Consumer Genetics: How to Use in Clinical Practice
  • How to Screen for Severe Mental Illness
  • Cervical Cancer Screening and Sexual Health* .25 pharma contact hour


Breakout #3

  • It's Over the Counter so It Must Be Safe: The Other Overdose Crisis* .50 pharma contact hour
  • Security in Today's Electronic World
  • 10 Obesity Myths* .30 pharma contact hour
  • Treating Your Transgender Patient in Primary Care * .25 pharma contact hour


Breakout #4

  • Hot Topic Medications in Pregnancy: What PCPs Should Know* .55 pharma contact hour
  • Sports Physicals What Not to Miss
  • Acne, Actinic Damage & Anti-Aging: An Overview
  • Contract Negotiations: How to Get A Winning Contract


Sunday Workshops

  • Billing and Coding 101: How to Show Them the Value of Your Work
  • Lab Interpretation
  • Basic Suturing for the Office (additional $40 supply fee required)
  • NP Business Owners Panel: Learn About Owning Your Own Practice in 4 Different Settings

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Exhibit and Sponsor Opportunities

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

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Registration Fees 

Early Bird Fees Until July 15, add $50 for registration after July 15
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 15 less a $35 administrative fee.  No refunds after July 15.

Hotel Rooms

The Sheraton Mesa Hotel at Wrigleyville West offers rates for $115 per night for single and double occupancy and no resort fee.  The cut-off date is July 5, 2019  Please call 1-855-811-0083.

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 Continuing Nursing Education Group 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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