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NEURO-APP CONFERENCE

ADVANCED CARE FOR NEUROSCIENCE PATIENTS

Wednesday, January 11-Saturday, January 14, 2023 | Long Beach, CA

2023 Conference Schedule

The 2023 conference will be held in-person only. Please note the pre-conference sessions and workshop will require an additional fee to attend. 

Wednesday, January 11, 2023

Pre-Conference Sessions

12:45 –2:45 pm PST (2 sessions)

Advanced Cerebral Imaging

This course requires an additional fee to attend and will only be offered in-person.

Advanced EEG Interpretation and Identification

This course requires an additional fee to attend.
Mona Stecker, DNP NP-BC CNRN SCRN
Mark Stecker, PhD MD FAAN FASNM FACNS

3:00 –5:00 pm PST (2 sessions)

Advanced Spinal Imaging

This course requires an additional fee to attend and will only be offered in-person.

AEDs for the Management and Treatment of Refractory Epilepsy

This course requires an additional fee to attend.
Erin Fecske, DNP APRN CNRN CPNP-PC FAES

Opening Reception with Posters and Exhibitors

5:00 – 6:30 pm PST

Thursday, January 12, 2023

Non-CE Breakfast Symposium

7 – 8 am PST

Coffee with Exhibitors

8 – 8:30 am PST

Concurrent Sessions

8:30 – 9:30 am PST (2 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

Neurosurgical Decision Making in the Geriatric Population: How Do We Have the Conversation?

Michele Grigaitis-Reyes, DNP FNP-BC CNRN FAAN

Glioblastoma: From Diagnosis to Treatment and Beyond

Allie Schaber, MSN APRN FNP-C

Concurrent Sessions

9:40 – 10:40 am PST (2 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

Optimizing the Role of the APP in Spine Care

Tracey Anderson, MSN CNRN FNP-BC ACNP-BC
Michelle Lancaster, PA-C

Seeing the Light: Evaluation and Management of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Kim Meyer, PhD ACNP-BC CNRN

Concurrent Sessions

10:50 – 11:20 am PST (2 sessions, 0.5 CE contact hour)

Utilization of TEG in TBI

Michael Huang, MD FAANS

Functional Neurologic Disorder

Erin Fecske, DNP APRN CNRN CPNP-PC FAES

Lunch with Exhibitors

11:20 am – 12:30 pm PST

Concurrent Sessions

12:30 – 1:00 pm PST (2 sessions, 0.5 CE contact hours)

Management of Vestibular Schwannomas

Allie Schaber, MSN APRN FNP-C

Shunt Malfuntion and Infections

Christi DeLemos

Concurrent Sessions

1:10 – 2:10 pm PST (2 sessions, 1 CE contact hours)

Advances in Pharmaceutical Management in Headache

Vinh Dao, PharmD

Spreading Deploarization Contributes to Secondary Brain Injury

Britta Lindquist, PhD MD

Concurrent Sessions

2:20 – 2:50 pm PST (2 sessions, 0.5 CE contact hour)

Biomarkers in the Diagnosis and Management of TBI

Michael Huang, MD FAANS

How to Become a Published Author When You Aren't Given Time to Write

DaiWai Olson, PhD RN FNCS

Break with Exhibitors

2:50 – 3:20 pm PST

Concurrent Sessions

3:20 – 4:20 pm PST (2 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

Advances and Management of Neuropathic Pain

Vinh Dao, PharmD
Rebecca Vogsland, DPT OCS

Epilepsy in the Developmentally Disabled Adult: When Drugs Don't Control Seizures

Rupert Exconde, MD

Concurrent Sessions

4:30 – 5:00 pm PST (2 sessions, 0.5 CE contact hour)

Up, Down and All Around: Nystagmus

Audrey Paulson, DNP FNP-BC RN SCRN CCRN CNRN

Neurology Medications: Is Your Pediatric Patient at Risk?

Jennifer Coffman, DNP APRN CPNP-AC CNRN

Friday, January 13, 2023

Non-CE Breakfast Symposium

7 – 8 am PST

Coffee with Exhibitors

8 – 8:30 am PST

Concurrent Sessions

8:30 – 9:30 am PST (2 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

Workup and Treatment of Neuropathies and Myopathies and Use of EMG

Michael McCabe, MD

Cerebrovascular Injury Associated with Penetrating Brain Injury

Kim Meyer, PhD APRN CNRN

Concurrent Sessions

9:40 – 10:40 am PST (2 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

Systemic Contributions to Neuro Protection in Acute Brain Injury

Britta Lindquist, PhD MD

Alzheimer's Disease: Pharmacologic Management and Research Update

Michele Grigaitis-Reyes, DNP FNP-BC CNRN FAAN

10:50 – 11:20 am PST (1 sessions, 0.5 CE contact hour)

Hydracephalus Workup

Christi DeLemos

Lunch with Exhibitors

11:20 am – 12:30 pm PST

Non-CE Symposium Lunch

11:30 am – 12:30 pm PST

Session

12:30 – 2:00 pm PST (1 session, 1.5 CE contact hour)

You've Got Nerve: Nervous System Case Review for the APP

Linda Littlejohns, MSN RN CNRN SCRN FAAN
Sandi Brettler, MSN RN CNRN

Concurrent Sessions

2:10 – 2:40 pm PST (2 sessions, 0.5 CE contact hours)

Why Are You Here? Obtaining a Neurologic History and Physical Exam

Mona Stecker, DNP NP-BC CNRN SCRN
Mark Stecker, PhD MD FAAN FASNM FACNS

Neuropsychopharmacology Primer: Neurotransmission and Drugs

Marianne Beare Vyas, PhD RN ANP-BC CNRN

Break with Exhibitors

2:40 – 3:10 pm PST

Concurrent Sessions

3:10 – 4:10 pm PST (2 sessions, 1 CE contact hours)

The Future of Child Neurology, Today: Novel Therapies and the Role of the APP

Jennifer Coffman, DNP APRN CPNP-AC CNRN

ICU Delirium: An Ounce of Prevention

Melody Chang, MD

Concurrent Sessions

4:20 – 5:20 pm PST (2 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

Making Sense of Subtle Findings in Neurological Exams

Michael McCabe, MD

Non-Pharmceutical Management of Headache

Rebecca Vogsland, DPT OCS

Saturday, January 14, 2023

Concurrent Sessions

8 – 9:00 am PST (2 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

Confounding Variable in the Workup of Spine Disorders

Tracey Anderson, MSN CNRN FNP-BC ACNP-BC

Mental Health Disorders: A Spotlight on Neurobiology and Pharmacotherapeutic Actions for Mood, Psychosis & Impulse Control

Marianne Beare Vyas, PhD RN ANP-BC CNRN

Concurrent Sessions

9:10 – 9:40 am PST (2 sessions, 0.5 CE contact hour)

Frequent Medications Used in Neuroscience ICUs

Ebonye Green, MNSc ACNPC-AG CNRN SCRN APRN FNCS

Increasing Confidence in Interpreting Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Multiple Sclerosis and an Update on Recommendations for the Use of MRI in MS

Heidi Maloni, PhD ANP-BC CNRN MSCN

Break

9:40 – 10:10 am PST

Concurrent Sessions

10:10 – 11:10 am PST (2 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

Statistics is Fun - No Really - Dude, I'm Serious - Stats are Fun

DaiWai Olson, PhD RN FNCS

Do You See What I See

Audrey Paulson, DNP FNP-BC RN SCRN CCRN CNRN

Concurrent Sessions

11:20 – 11:50 am PST (2 sessions, 0.5 CE contact hours)

Advances in the Monitoring and Management of Post-SAH Vasospasm

Brad Douglas, MSN RN ACNP-BC

Perioperative Pituitary Tumor Resection Guideline for Identifying and Treating Neuroendocrine Complications

Patricia Simonowicz, MSN RN ACNP-BC CCRN CNRN SCRN

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 earn 1 CE contact hour for every 60 minutes of educational session they attend and evaluate. Participants must complete an overall conference evaluation to receive CE contact hours. CE contact hours will be awarded through March 15, 2022.

CE contact hours available for each component of the event are as follows:

  • Pre-conference sessions: 4 CE contact hours each
  • Workshop: 2 CE contact hours
  • Neuroscience Advanced Practice Provider Educational Meeting: 20 CE content hours (without pre-conference sessions or workshop)