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AANN 53rd ANNUAL EDUCATIONAL MEETING

Saturday, April 17-Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Connecting. Educating. Inspiring.

AANN Annual Educational Meeting Schedule

The AANN Annual Educational Meeting, preconference workshops, and special events include an array of educational and networking opportunities for neuroscience nurses at all stages of their career. Attendees can visit the exhibit hall to learn more from vendors and institutions, and earn CE from educational programming.

All times are in the Central time zone (CST). Sessions marked with an asterisk (*) will be available only as a live session. There will not be recordings of these sessions available.

Saturday, April 17

Registration

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshops

8:00 am - 5:00 pm (8 hours)

*(001) CNRN Review Course

Level: Intermediate
Track: Special Topics
Course Director: Erin Fecske, DNP APRN CNRN CPNP

8:00 am - 12:00 pm (4 hours)

*(002) 3D Brain and Spine Anatomy and Pathology

Level: Intermediate 
Track: Anatomy
Linda Littlejohns, MSN RN SCRN CNRN FAAN

10:00 am - 12:00 pm (2 hours)

*(003) Basic Neuroimaging: More Than Fifty Shades of Grey

Level: Intermediate
Track: Special Topics
Cathy Cartwright, DNP RN-BC PCNS FAAN
Rachel Malloy, MSN RN CNRN SCRN

Pharmacology contact hours: 0.15

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm (4 hours)

*(004) Anesthesia 101 for the Neuroscience Nurse: Understanding Its Role and Use in the Neuroscience Patient Population along the Continuum of Care

Level: Beginner
Track: Special Topics
Cynthia Blank-Reid, MSN RN TCRN CEN
Caleb Rogovin, MS CRNA CCRN TCRN CEN

*(005) Spinal Cord Injury: From Roadside to Rehab and Beyond

Level: Intermediate
Track: Spine
Course Directors: Dea Mahanes, DNP RN CCNS CNRN FNCS
Julie Pagel, MSN RN CCRN SCRN CNE-cl

This session is supported by Grant #854 from the Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation.

Sunday, April 18

Registration

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Agnes M. Marshall Keynote Address (1 hr CE)

8:00 am - 9:30 am

Through the Mask: Staying Connected and Maintaining Compassion Through Challenging Times

Tim Cunningham, DrPH RN FAAN

Concurrent Sessions

10:30 am – 11:30 am (5 sessions, 1 hour CE)

(100) Advocacy Session

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neuro Leadership

(101) Post-Stroke Depression: Does it matter in the acute care phase?

Level: Intermediate
Track: Stroke
Sarah Beth Thomas, MSN RN CCRN SCRN CNRN
Katherine Belategui, BSN RN CNRN

(102) Migraine Headache: New Drugs, Old Drugs, How to Choose and Use

Level: Expert
Track: Special Topics
Amy Larson, MS MSCN RN APRN CNRN

(103) Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, and Dodge: Managing a Behaviorally Challenging Patient (BCP) with a Neurological Disorder

Level: Beginner
Track: Quality
Kyndra Alspaugh, MSN RN CNRN SCRN
Christy Balster, BSN RN SCRN
Morgan Cadena, BSN RN CRN CNRN PHN
Alma Patino, MSN RN CNRN SCRN

(104) A Stroke of Genius: Developing and Implementing A Preceptor Bootcamp

Level: Intermediate
Track: Special Topics
Tara Miles, MSN MSM RN CCRN SCRN
Tiffani Lee, MSN RN PCCN NE-BC SCRN

Concurrent Sessions

1:55 pm – 2:55 pm (5 sessions, 1 hour CE)

(109) Too cool for school: Targeted temperature management modalities

Level: Intermediate
Track: Stroke
Michele Wilkerson, MSN RN CCRN CNRN SCRN
Paul Rodgers, MSN APN-C CCRN

(110) Advanced Anatomy and Physiology of the Cranial Nerves

Level: Expert
Track: Neurotrauma
DaiWai Olson, PhD RN CCRN

(111) Impacting the Continuum of Care Through the Role of the Nurse Navigator

Level: Intermediate
Track: Special Topics
Jordan Ponder, BSN RN CNRN SCRN

(112) Past President Session 

Level: Intermediate 
Track: Neuro Leadership

(113) The Nurse Suicide Epidemic: AANN and ANA's Commitment to Its Members and Healthy Living

Level: Beginner
Track: Special Topics
Cynthia Blank-Reid, MSN RN TCRN CEN

Concurrent Sessions

3:50 pm – 4:50 pm (5 sessions, 1 hour CE)

(114) Anticoagulation Reversal

Level: Expert
Track: Stroke
Mary Amatangelo, DNP RN ACNP-BC CCRN CNRN SCRN FAHA FNCS

(115) Building Partnerships in Acute Pediatric Stroke Care to Drive Positive Outcomes

Level: Intermediate
Track: Pediatrics
Lindsey Peters, MSN APRN FNP-C CNRN
Rebecca Kahler, MSN APRN FNP-BC
Sarah Langston, BSN RN CCRN-K SCRN

(116) What "IF": A Comprehensive Overview of Lumbar Interbody Fusions

Level: Beginner
Track: Spine
Lynn Camera, RNC CNRN HC
Brittany Vizzo

(117) Optimizing Family Education in a Disorders of Consciousness Rehabilitation Program

Level: Intermediate
Track: Special Topics
Diane Mortimer, MSN MD
Elise Mincke
Amanda Momin, MSN RN CRRN

Pharmacology contact hours: 0.25

(118) Epilepsy Foundation Session

 

Concurrent Sessions

5:00 pm – 5:30 pm (4 sessions, .5 hour CE)

(119) Stroke Prevention in Persons with Atrial Fibrillation: The WATCHMAN Procedure

Level: Intermediate
Track: Stroke
Susan Fowler, PhD RN CNRN FAHA
Mary Janette Sendin

Pharmacology contact hours: 0.25

(120) Chapter session

Level: Intermediate 
Track: Professional Development

(121) Enhance Transition Care for Medically Complex Adolescents

Level: Beginner
Track: Pediatric
Lauren Mitchell, DNP APRN FNP-C CPN

(122) Communication: Exploring New Horizons

Level: Intermediate
Track: Stroke
Maryann Brogden-Brandt, ND MSN RN APN-C CCNS SCRN

Monday, April 19

Registration

6:30 am – 6:00 pm

(SY1) Breakfast Symposium 

6:30 am – 8:00 am

Concurrent Sessions

7:00 am – 8:00 am (3 sessions, 1 hour CE)

(200) Myasthenia Gravis: A Clinical Update

Level: Intermediate
Track: Movement Disorders
Jennifer Woods, MSN RN CCNS CNRN SCRN

(201) Neurotrauma SFG: The Dilemma of Surviving a Brain Injury: Severe Disorders of Consciousness

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neurotrauma
Rosemarie Girardeau, RN CCRN CNRN SCRN

Pharmacology contact hours: 0.25

(202) In-Hospital Stroke: More Can Be Done

Level: Intermediate
Track: Stroke
Josh Snavely, DNP ARNP ACNPC-AG SCRN CEN EMT-P

Special Lecture (1 hr CE)

8:30 am – 10:00 am

Understanding the "Bizarre" and "Unique" World of Epilepsy

Stacia Kalinoski

Concurrent Sessions

10:30 am – 11:30 am (5 sessions, 1 hour CE)

(203) The Brain Bone's Connected to the Heart Bone - Cardiovascular Complications in Brain Injuries

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neurocritical Care
Paul Rodgers, MSN APN-C CCRN
Michelle Wilkerson MSN, CCRN CNRN SCRN

Pharmacology contact hours: 0.15

(204) JNN Session: How to Become a Journal Reviewer

Level: Intermediate
Track: Professional Development
DaiWai Olson, PhD RN CCRN FNCS

(205) Purple & Green: What Does it Mean?

Level: Expert
Track: Stroke
Anna Maria Helms, MSN RN SCRN CCRN-E
Emily Snider, SCRN

(206) Skin Biopsy as a New Potential Biomarker for Early Detection in Neuro degenerative diseases

Level: Intermediate
Track: Movement Disorders
Jamie Cherup, DNP CRNP
David Goldstein, MD

(207) Forward Vision Through Creative Neuroscience Education

Level: Intermediate
Track: Special Topics
Daphny Peneza, MSN RN CNOR CSSM TNCC

Concurrent Sessions

11:40 am – 12:10 pm (4 sessions, .5 hour CE)

(208) Brain Basics: Tools for Non-Contrast Head CT Interpretation

Level: Intermediate
Track: Stroke
Kathryn McNabb, DNP AGACNP-BC

(209) Myasthenia Gravis in Patients Treated with Immune-Modulating Therapy – What Neurology Nurses Need to Know

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neuro-oncology
Yelena Shames, MSN ACNP-BC CNRN

(210) Heavily Meditated: Mapping Central Nervous System Function with Meditative Mind-Body Integration

Level: Beginner
Track: Special Topics
Lynn Camera, RNC CNRN HC

(211) Connecting Stroke Centers, Educating Stroke Teams, Inspiring Care During a Pandemic

Level: Intermediate
Track: Stroke
Erin Conahan, MSN RN ACNS-BC CNRN SCRN PHRN
Claranne Mathiesen, MSN RN CNRN SCRN FAHA

(SY2) Non CE Lunch Symposium

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm

Concurrent Sessions

1:20 pm – 1:50 pm (3 sessions, .5 hour CE)

(212) Preventing Stroke: An Extended Analysis of health promotion behaviors among Urban Black Women

Level: Intermediate
Track: Stroke
Millie Hepburn, PhD RN SCRN ACNS-BC
Cynthia Bautista, PhD RN CNRN SCRN CCNS ACNS-BC FNCS FCNS

(213) Teaching with a Twist: Escape Rooms and Mock Stroke Codes

Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality
Alexa Collins, BSN RN SCRN
Lisa Smith

Pharmacology contact hours: 0.5

(214) An Unusual Complication following Craniopharyngioma Resection

Level: Beginner
Track: Pediatric
Jennifer Judge, MS FNP CNRN

Concurrent Sessions

2:00 pm – 3:00 pm (5 sessions, 1 hour CE)

(215) Clinical Practice Guidelines - Editorial Board Session

Level: Intermediate 
Track: Professional Development

(216) Neuro ICU Care of the Stroke Patient

Level: Expert
Track: Neurocritical Care
Mary Amatangelo, DNP RN ACNP-BC CCRN CNRN SCRN FAHA FNCS

(217) Chapter session 

Level: Intermediate 
Track: Professional Development

(218) Recognizing Barriers to Recovery: Post-Stroke Depression

Level: Beginner
Track: Stroke
Serena Doyle, BSN RN

(219) Brain Tumors and COVID-19: The Patient, Caregiver, and Advocacy Group experience

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neuro-oncology
Jean Arzbaecher, MS APN CNRN

Concurrent Sessions

3:10 pm – 4:10 pm (4 sessions, 1 hour CE)

(220) Neurologic Disease Management and its Love Affair with the Monoclonal Antibody

Level: Intermediate
Track: Pharmacology
Heidi Maloni, PhD ANP-BC CNRN MSCN

(221) Determining Feasibility of Using the Management Information Decision Support Epilepsy Tool (MINDSET) Among Adult Patients at a Level IV Epilepsy Center

Level: Beginner
Track: Epilepsy
Patricia Rogers, DNP RN ANP-C

(222) Long Term Effects of Toxic Stress on the Growing Brain

Level: Intermediate
Track: Pediatrics
Cathy Cartwright, DNP RN-BC PCNS FAAN

(223) Inspiring Children and Parents to Connect through Education: Finding a Path of Survivorship for Children Whose Parents are Undergoing Treatment for Brain Tumors or Cancer

Level: Beginner
Track: Special Topics
Marilyn Reed, BSN RN CNRN
DeAnn Gallatin

Pharmacology contact hours: 0.25

Concurrent Sessions

4:20 pm – 5:20 pm (4 sessions, 1 hour CE)

(224) Development of an APRN Academy for Professional Development

Level: Expert
Track: Special Topics
Cathy Cartwright, DNP RN-BC PCNS FAAN

Pharmacology contact hours: 0.25

(225) Stroke SFG: Numbers, Calculations and Graphs...Oh My!

Level: Intermediate
Track: Stroke
Nicole Burnett, BSN RN CNRN SCRN CCRN-K
Karen Vallecillo-Pereira, MHA

(226) Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation 2020 Research Panel

Level: Intermediate
Track: Special Topics
Malissa Mulkey
Kathrina Siaron
Meghan Tierney

(227) From Surviving to Thriving: A Case Study of How Nurses Recovered a Patient with Delirium in the Neurosurgical ICU

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neurocritical Care
Maureen Lall, PhD APRN FNP-BC COHN-S SCRN
Georgina Hurley

AMWF Movie Screening of Brainstorm

5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

The movie is 55 minutes long and will be followed by a Q&A with Stacia Kalinoski. An additional $30 fee applies.

Tuesday, April 20

Registration

7:00 am – 12:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

7:00 am – 7:30 am (3 sessions, .5 hour CE)

(300) More Nurses At The Bedside: A Manager's Strategy to Lobby for Higher Staffing Ratios

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neuro-critical Care
Byron Carlisle, BSN RN CCRN-K SCRN

(301) Anti-NMDA Receptor Encephalitis...It's Not What You Think!

Level: Intermediate
Track: Special Topics
Amy Young, MSN APRN, ACCNS-AG CCRN Erica Yates

Pharmacology contact hours: 0.5

(302) The Need for Speed: A Workflow to Decrease Door-In Door-Out Time for Stroke

Level: Intermediate
Track: Stroke
Susan Maynard, MS RN-BC CCNS-CMC CCRN-K

Special Lecture (1 hr CE)

8:00 am – 9:45 am (1 hour CE)

Health Disparities in Neurological Diseases: NIH Role

Richard Benson, MD PhD

Concurrent Sessions

9:55 am – 10:55 am (5 sessions 1 hour CE)

(303) Diabetes and Neuroscience: Medications that Synapse Improved Outcomes

Level: Expert
Track: Pharmacology
Melissa Moreda, MSN RN ACCNS-AG CCRN CNRN SCRN

(304) Diversity and Inclusion Session

Level: Intermediate
Track: Special Topics

(305) A Case Report - Mycotic Intracranial Aneurysm in a Patient with Infective Endocarditis

Level: Beginner
Track: Stroke
Doanh Ly, MS RN CNS CCRN SCRN

(306) Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation 2021 Research Panel

Level: Intermediate
Track: Special Topics
Jennifer Hayakawa
James Ryan

(307) Guillain–Barre Syndrome (GBS): Unique Patient Perspective- Finding Inspiration in the Face of Adversity

Level: Intermediate
Track: Movement Disorders
Christine Conrad, RN CNRN CCRN
Katherin Titus-Wells

Pharmacology contact hours: 0.5

Concurrent Sessions

11:05 am – 11:35 am (5 sessions .5 hour CE)

(308) Creation of a Cervical Collar Care Guideline by a Neuroscience Clinical Nurse Specialist to Prevent Pressure Injuries

Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality
Dana Wong, MSN RN ACCNS-AG CCRN CNRN

(309) Neuro Fluorescence: Taking a Second Look at High Grade Glioma Resection

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neuro-oncology
Phyllis Dubendorf, MSN RN CCNS CNRN
Eileen Maloney
Kristin Rupich

(310) Caring for Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals: Best Practices

Level: Beginner
Track: Special Topics
Sam Brighton, BSN RN

(311) Connecting with Informal Stroke Caregivers to Facilitate Role Adaptation

Level: Intermediate
Track: Stroke
Beverly Kass, DNP RN CPHQ HACP

(312) The Opioid Epidemic: An Emerging Neuroscience Population

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neurocritical Care
LeeAnne Likens, RN
Tiffany Smith, BSN RN-BC
Kristina Trautman, BSN RN CNRN SCRN

Concurrent Sessions

11:45 am – 12:45 pm (3 sessions 1 hour CE)

(313) Ketogenic Diet: We are ready to treat you virtually

Level: Intermediate
Track: Epilepsy
Erin Fecske, DNP APRN CNRN CPNP-PC
Rachel Finn, BS
Megan Gustafson, MSN RN CPNP-PC
Lindsey Thompson, PhD RD LD CSP

(314) Intrahospital Transport of Critically Ill Neuroscience Patients

Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality
Patricia Blissitt, PhD ARNP-CNS CCRN CNRN SCRN CCNS CCM ACNS-BC

(315) A Story of Recovery after Anoxic Brain Injury

Level: Expert
Track: Special Topics
Megan Moyer, MSN ACNP-BC CNRN