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Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Pre-Conference Session

1:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Understanding Neuro Imaging – A Review of Basic Radiology, Test Selection and Case Study Review

Tracey Anderson, MSN FNP-BC ACNP-BC CNRN
Benjamin Liu, MD

Pharmacology hours: 0.25 CE

EEG Essentials for Advanced Practice Nurses

Madona Plueger, MSN APRN ACNS-BC CNRN FAES
Mark Stecker, MD PhD
Mona Stecker, DNP NP-BC CNRN SCRN

Opening Reception with Exhibitors

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Breakfast with Exhibitors

7:00 am – 8:00 am

Educational Session

7:30 am – 8:00 am

Primary Brain Tumors: Work-up and Managment

Sarah Beam, MSN APRN ACNP-BC CCRN CNRN

Neuromuscular Diseases: GBS, MG, and ALS

Cynthia Bautista, PhD APRN FNCS FCNS
Pharmacology Hours: 0.5 CE

Educational Session

8:40 am – 9:40 am

Movement Disorders/Pre-surgical evaluation for DBS

Mark Stecker, MD PhD

Work-up and Management of Epilepsy

Madona Plueger, MSN APRN ACNS-BC CNRN FAES

Break with Exhibitors

9:40 am – 10:10 am

Educational Session

10:20 am – 11:20 am

Breaking Bad: The Toxicology of Street Drugs and Their Neuro Effects

Kristin Slown, PharmD BCCCP BCPS
Pharmacology Hours: 1 CE

Management and Special Considerations for the Geriatric Trauma Patient

Michele Grigaitis-Reyes, DNP FNP-BC CNRN FAAN
Pharmacology Hours: 0.25 CE

Lunch with Exhibitors

11:30 am – 1:00 pm

Educational Session

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

Unmasking the Neurological Impact of Covid 19

Mary Guanci, MSN RN CNRN SCRN
Pharmacology Hours: 0.33 CE

Educational Session

1:10 pm – 2:10 pm

Neuroendocrine Disorders in Neurosurgery

Anthony Digiorgio, DO

Concussion Evaluation and Symtomatic Treatment of Post-Concussive Syndrome

Daniel McGuire, MS RN AGACNP-BC

Educational Session

2:20 pm – 3:20 pm

Critical Care Management of the Neuro Patient

Joshua Medow, MD PhD MS FACS FCCM

Management and Stabilization of Acute Spine Injury

Ebonye Green, MNSc RN APRN ACNPC-AG CNRN ENLS
Pharmacology Hours: 0.25 CE

Break with Exhibitors

3:20 pm – 3:50 pm

Educational Session

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Animated Strokes in Animated Folks

Daiwi Olson, PhD RN CCRN FNCS

Bring It On.....Can You Save This Patient?

Cynthia Bautista, PhD APRN FNCS FCNS

Workshop Session

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Suturing & Knot Tying Workshop: An Introduction to Techniques

Tracey Anderson, MSN FNP-BC ACNP-BC CNRN
Anthony Digiorgio, DO
Ebonye Green, MNSc RN APRN ACNPC-AG CNRN ENLS

Pharmacology Hours: 0.5 CE

Friday, January 22, 2021

Educational Session

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Management of Non-Operative Spine Injuries

Ebonye Green, MNSc RN APRN ACNPC-AG CNRN ENLS
Pharmacology Hours: 0.25 CE

The Absurd History of and Development of ICP As a Fundamental Construct

Daiwai Olson, PhD RN CCRN FNCS

Educational Session

8:40 am – 9:40 am

Posterior Reversible Encephalopathy Syndrome (PRES)

Joshua E. Medow, MD PhD MS FACS FCCM

Spinal Cord Injury Management in the Acute Care Setting

Daniel McGuire, MS RN AGACNP-BC

Educational Session

10:20 am – 11:20 am

Management of Severe TBI

Anthony Digiorgio, DO

Notable Neurological Findings from Head to Tail

Cathy Cartwright, DNP RN-BC PCNS FAAN

Lunch

11:45 am – 12:45 pm

CE Symposia Session

Educational Session

1:10 pm – 2:10 pm

Pain and Sedation In the Neuro Patient

Kristin Slown, PharmD BCCCP BCPS
Pharmacology Hours: 1 CE

Infections of the Pediatric Central Nervous System

Donna Wallace, MS RN CPCP
Pharmacology Hours: 0.5 CE

Educational Session

2:20 pm – 3:20 pm

Evaluation and Treatment of Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Michele Grigaitis-Reyes, DNP FNP-BC CNRN FAAN
Pharmacology Hours: 0.25 CE

What's Wrong With My Baby's Head?

Cathy Cartwright, DNP RN-BC PCNS FAAN

Educational Session

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Law and Order for Neuroscience Nurses and Neuroscience APPs

Lorie Brown, MN JD RN

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Post-Conference session

8:00 am – 12:15 pm

AANN Neuroscience Skills Workshop

Tracey Anderson, MSN FNP-BC ACNP-BC CNRN
Frank Bova, PhD
Rachel Malloy, MSN RN CNRN SCRN ANVP
Donna Wallace, MS RN CPCP

Challenging Conversations: Communicating with Patients and Families about Goals of Care and End of Life Care

Lawrence Chyall, MS RN CNS
DorAnne Donesky, PhD ANP-BC

Continuing Education Credit

The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

The American Association of Neuroscience Nurses is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing (CEP: 13331).

Successful completion: Participants must be registered for the conference and attend the session(s). Attendees can be awarded 1 nursing contact hour for every 60-minute educational session they attend and evaluate. Each participant will receive a username and password to complete an online evaluation. Participants must complete a form for each session they attend and an overall conference evaluation to receive contact hours.

Contact hours available for each component of the event are as follows:
• Preconference workshop: 4 CE hours
• Postconference workshop: 4 CE hours
• Lunch session: 1 CE hour
• Neuroscience Advanced Practice Provider Educational Meeting: 12 CE hours (this is just content, no pre/post or lunch sessions)