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NEURO-APP CONFERENCE

ADVANCED CARE FOR NEUROSCIENCE PATIENTS

January 11-14, 2023 | Long Beach, CA OR Online

2022 Conference Schedule

This conference will be a hybrid event that you can attend in-person or online. Please note the pre-conference sessions and workshop require an additional fee to attend. All times are in the Pacific time zone (PST). Live sessions marked with an asterisk (*) will be available only as in-person or livestreamed and will not be recorded.

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Pre-Conference Sessions

1 – 5:30 pm PST (2 sessions, 4 CE contact hours)

Suturing Course

This course requires an additional fee of $120 to attend and will only be offered in-person.
Roxanne Buterakos, DNP RN PCPNP-BC AG-ACNP-BC
Room:Indigo AB

Advanced Neuroassessment and Anatomy

This course requires an additional fee of $120 to attend.
Linda Littlejohns, MSN RN SCRN CNRN FAAN
Twyila Lay, MSN ANP-BC ACNP-BC CNRN
Room: Indigo EF

Opening Reception with Exhibitors

5:30 – 7 pm PST

Room: Indigo West Foyer

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Breakfast with Exhibitors

7 – 8 am PST

Room: Indigo West Foyer

Concurrent Sessions

7:30 – 8:30 am PST (2 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

Saving the CNS: Resuscitation and Management of the Multi-Trauma Patient with Head or Spine Injury

Roxanne Buterakos, DNP RN PCPNP-BC AG-ACNP-BC
Megan Keiser, DNP RN CNRN SCRN CHSE ACNS-BC NP-C
Room: Indigo AB

When Patients Grow Up: Transitioning to Adult Care with Epilepsy

Erin Fecske, DNP APRN CNRN CPNP-PC FAES
Room: Indigo EF

Concurrent Sessions

8:40 – 9:40 am PST (2 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

It's Personal, It’s Strictly TBI: Individualizing Care for Severe Traumatic Brain Injury using Multimodal Neuro Monitoring

Lawrence Chyall, MS RN CNS CCRN
Room: Indigo AB

Coagulopathy Reversal

Joshua Medow, MD MSc PhD FAANS FACS FNCS FAHA FCCM
Room: Indigo EF

Break with Exhibitors

9:40 – 10:10 am PST

Room: Indigo West Foyer

Poster Session

9:40 – 10:10 am PST

Room: Indigo AB

Concurrent Sessions

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

General Cognitive Evaluation and Management for the Advanced Practice Provider

Christina Weyer Jamora, PhD RN CBIST
Room: Indigo AB

Diabetes in the Neuro Patient

Melissa Moreda, MSN APRN ACCNS-AG CCRN CNRN SCRN
Pharmacology Hours: 1 CE
Room: Indigo EF

Non-CE Symposium Lunch

11:30 am – 12:30 pm PST

Understanding the Benefits of COMT Inhibition and ONGENTYS® (opicapone) Capsules for Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. 
Room: Indigo AB

Concurrent Sessions

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

When Your Patient Needs a Salty Brain: Diagnosis and Management of SIASH and CSW

Megan Keiser, DNP RN CNRN SCRN CHSE ACNS-BC NP-C
Room: Indigo AB

The Pharmacology of Cannabis

Marianne Beare Vyas, PhD RN MSN ANP-BC
Room: Indigo EF

Concurrent Sessions

1:10 – 1:40 pm PST (2 sessions, 0.5 CE contact hours)

Mimics, Chameleons and Practice Pearls

Lynn Hundley, MSN APRN CCNS CNRN ANVP-BC
Room: Indigo AB

COVID and the Management of the Immunocompromised Patient

Heidi Maloni, PhD ANP-BC CNRN MSCN
Room: Indigo EF

Break with Exhibitors

1:40 – 2:10 pm PST

Sponsored by Integra LifeSciences

Room: Indigo West Foyer (for in-person attendees)

Exhibitor Sessions will be held for virtual attendees from Neuroptics, Quest Healthcare, and Brain4Care

Concurrent Sessions

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

Headache Differentiation and Treatment

Amy Larson, APRN CNP CNRN
Room: Indigo AB

*Pharmacotherapy and Mood Stabilizers: Beyond Bipolar Disorder

Reamer Bushardt, PharmD PA-C DFAAPA
Room: Indigo EF

Industry Poster Presentation

3:20 – 3:50 pm PST

Room: Indigo EF

Evaluation of Diazepam Nasal Spray in Patients With Seizure Clusters Concomitantly Receiving Clobazam: A Subgroup Analysis From a Completed Phase 3, Long-Term, Open-Label Safety Study

Sponsored by Neurelis

Once-Daily Valbenazine Is Effective for Tardive Dyskinesia in Elderly Patients (≥65 Years)

Sponsored by Neurocrine

Development of the MIND-TD Questionnaire as a Screening Tool for Tardive Dyskinesia

Sponsored by Neurocrine

Efficacy and Safety of Once-Daily Opicapone in Older Patients with Parkinson’s Disease and Motor Fluctuations

Sponsored by Neurocrine

Evaluating Patients’ Preferences for Parkinson’s Disease Treatments

Sponsored by Neurocrine

Educational Session

3:30 – 5:30 pm PST (1 session, 2 CE contact hours)

Role Development Workshop

This course requires an additional fee of $60 to attend and will only be offered in-person.
Tracey Anderson, MSN CNRN FNP-BC ACNP-BC
Lynn Hundley, MSN APRN CCNS CNRN ANVP-BC
Room: Indigo AB

Friday, January 7, 2022

Concurrent Sessions

7:30 – 8:30 am PST (2 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

Treating the Whole Brain: Mental Health in Epilepsy

Erin Fecske, DNP APRN CNRN CPNP-PC FAES
Room: Indigo AB

The Neurobiology of Addiction: Opioids, Alcohol, and Beyond

Marianne Beare Vyas, PhD RN MSN ANP-BC
Room: Indigo EF

Concurrent Sessions

8:40 – 9:40 am PST (2 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

*Best Practices in Prescribing Opioids: A Regulatory Perspective

Reamer Bushardt, PharmD PA-C DFAAPA
Room: Indigo AB

Complex Case Review

Joshua Medow, MD MSc PhD FAANS FACS FNCS FAHA FCCM
Room: Indigo EF

Break with Exhibitors

9:40 – 10:10 am PST

Room: Indigo West Foyer

Concurrent Sessions

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

Deep Brain Stimulation: Who, When, How and WOW!

Farrokh Farrokhi, MD
Room: Indigo AB

Management of Migraines

Amy Larson, APRN CNP CNRN
Room: Indigo EF

Concurrent Sessions

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

Current Management of MS

Heidi Maloni, PhD ANP-BC CNRN MSCN
Room: Indigo AB

Post-Concussive Evaluation and Treatment

Christina Weyer Jamora, PhD RN CBIST
Room: Indigo EF

Non-CE Symposium Lunch

11:30 am – 12:30 pm PST

Differentiating DRBA-Induced Movement Disorders and Conducting the AIMS Assessment for Tardive Dyskinesia

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. 
Room: Indigo AB

Concurrent Sessions

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

AI Application in Neurosciences: Separating Fact from Fantasy

Farrokh Farrokhi, MD
Room: Indigo AB

Metabolic Causes of Encephalitis

Melissa Moreda, MSN APRN ACCNS-AG CCRN CNRN SCRN
Room: Indigo EF

Concurrent Sessions

1:10 – 1:40 pm PST (2 sessions, 0.5 CE contact hours)

Post-ictal Psychosis and Management of Epilepsy

Madona Plueger, MSN RN ACNS-BC CNRN FAES
Room: Indigo EF

Pre-Op Spine Workup

Tracey Anderson, MSN FNP-BC ACNP-BC CNRN
Room: Indigo AB

Concurrent Sessions

1:50 – 2:20 pm PST (2 sessions, 0.5 CE contact hours)

Post-Op Spine Workup

Tracey Anderson, MSN FNP-BC ACNP-BC CNRN
Room: Indigo AB

The Spine and Compassion

Lawrence Chyall, MS RN CNS CCRN
Room: Indigo EF

Break with Exhibitors

2:20 – 2:50 pm PST

Room: Indigo West Foyer

Concurrent Sessions

2:50 – 3:50 pm PST (2 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

Acute Management of Spine Trauma

Kimberly Meyer, PhD APRN CNRN
Room: Indigo AB

TRACK-TBI: A 10 Year Journey to Transform Research and Clinical Knowledge in TBI

Geoffrey Manley, MD
Room: Indigo EF

Concurrent Sessions

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

*Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Cathy Cartwright, DNP RN-BC PCNS FAAN
Room: Indigo AB

Brain Metastases 

Brad Zacharia, MD MS
Room: Indigo EF

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Concurrent Sessions

8 – 8:30 am PST (2 sessions, 0.5 CE contact hour)

Surgery, Glue or a Bath in the Therapeutic Rays: Treatment Strategies for Arteriovenous Malformations

Sandi Brettler, MSN RN CNRN
Room: Indigo AB

Biomarkers and TBI

Geoffrey Manley, MD
Room: Indigo EF

Concurrent Sessions

8:40 – 9:40 am PST (2 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

*But I'm Too Young to Have a Stroke

DaiWai Olson, PhD RN CCRN FNCS
Room: Indigo AB

Pituitary Tumor

Brad Zacharia, MD MS
Room: Indigo EF

Break

9:40 – 10:10 am PST

Room: Indigo West Foyer

Concurrent Sessions

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

*Common Law Aspects of Advanced Practice

Cathy Cartwright, DNP RN-BC PCNS FAAN
Room: Indigo AB

Evaluation & Management of Intracranial Aneurysms

Kimberly Meyer, PhD APRN CNRN
Room: Indigo EF

Concurrent Sessions

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

Management of Pediatric Hydrocephalus

Marike Zwienenberg, MD FAANS
Room: Indigo AB

Surgical Infections

Cindy Sullivan, MN ANP-C CNRN
Room: Indigo EF

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)