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29th Annual Southwestern Regional Nurse Practitioner Symposium
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This annual symposium is held to review and update current concepts in clinical and practice management for advanced practice nurses and advanced practice nursing students.

7/29/2017 to 7/30/2017
Where: Embassy Suites Scottsdale
5001 N. Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ  85250
United States
Contact: Debby Wood

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"New" Friday Dinner

Recent Developments in the Treatment of Altered GI Motility and Visceral Hypersensitivity

Sponsored by and the speaker presenting on behalf of Allergan USA, Inc. It is being presented consistent with FDA Guidelines and is not approved for continuing education credit.
This program is limited to NP’s affiliated with Gastroenterology, Internal Medicine, and Family Practice
6:00 pm Registration
6:30 pm Dinner


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MaryAnne Sapio, Vice President of Federal Government Affairs
with the American Association of Nurse Practitioners will present
"Health Policy and Politics in Washington Today" 

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Saturday Breakout Sessions:

  • Evidence Based Family Planning in Primary Care
  • Depression and Anxiety in Children and Adolescents
  • Overuse Injury Treatment and Management
  • Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation
  • Pain Management: More than Just Opioids
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease Update: Five Tips to Improve Your Practice
  • Obesity Medicine - Nutrition, Physical Activity and Medications, Oh My!
  • Concussion in Toddlers and Sequela
  • Update and Overview Dosing Strategies to Include: Methadone. Levorphonal and Suboxone
  • Insomnia and Sleep Impact on Chronic Disease
  • Avoiding Unnecessary X-Rays - Evidence Based Care
  • Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease with a Whole-Food, Plant-Based Diet
  • Update on the Evaluation and Treatment of Dementia
  • Delving Deeper into Setting up a Practice, Scope of Practice and Malpractice for NP's
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome - NP Clinical Approach
  • Dermatology for the Primary Care Provider

Sunday Workshops:

  • A Neuromuscular Training Approach to the Treatment of Movement Disorders
  • Physical Assessment
  • Basic Suturing for the Office Nurse Practitioner
  • EKG

Exhibit and Sponsor Opportunities

This conference is a southwest regional symposium and we are anticipating between 200-225 prescribing providers.  Your participation provides direct interaction with the participants during breaks and meals.

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Posters addressing evidence based practice projects or proposed or completed research of interest to nurse practitioners in various specialty areas and practice settings will be considered.  Click here for submission guidelines and instructions.  Deadline for submission is June 30, 2017.


Registration Fees

Early Bird Fees Until July 16, add $50 for registration after July 16
Full 2 day Conference Registration Fee
  • AzNA Members $225
  • Non-Members $325
  • Students $175
Saturday Only Conference Registration Fee
  • AzNA Members $175
  • Non-Members $275
  • Students $150
Sunday Only Conference Registration Fee
  • AzNA Members $150
  • Non-Members $250
  • Students $100
Registration Cancellation Policy:  Cancellations made on or before July 16 will result in a refund of registration fees minus a $35 processing fee.  No refunds will be processed after July 16, 2017.

Hotel Rooms

Embassy Suites is an all suite hotel. Complimentary full American breakfast and an evening reception are included.  There are no resort, porterage or housekeeping fees. Suite rates are $109 per night for single and double occupancy.  Call 1-800-528-1456 and refer to Arizona Nurses Association to secure this special group rate.  The cut-off date is July 7, 2017. 


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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