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NEURO-APP CONFERENCE

ADVANCED CARE FOR NEUROSCIENCE PATIENTS

January 20–23, 2021 | Virtual

Thank you to everyone who attended the first Neuro-APP Conference!

Thanks to you, Neuro-APP was a success! Join us next year in San Diego for 2022 Neuro-APP Conference from Wednesday, January 5- Saturday, January 8. While the 2022 program is being finalized, browse through the robust programming the 2021 Neuro-APP had to offer.

Neuro-APP Conference recordings are available until July 1, 2021.

2021 Conference Schedule
(2022 Schedule Coming this Fall)

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.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Non-CE Product Theater

10:00 am – 10:30 am

Exploring the Proposed Mechanism Behind Delusions and Hallucinations in Dementia-Related Psychosis

Stephen M. Stahl, MD, PhD, DSc (Hon)
Stephen Brunton, MD, FAAFP
Presented by Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

Pre-Conference Sessions

11:00 am – 3:00 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

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Welcome

8:15 am – 8:25 am

Educational Sessions

8:30 am – 9:30 am

Primary Brain Tumors: Work-Up and Management

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

9:35 am – 10:35 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

10:35 am – 10:50 am

Educational Sessions

10:50 am – 11:50 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

11:55 am – 12:55 pm

Unmasking the Neurological Impact of COVID-19

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

Exhibitor Session

1:05 pm – 1:35 pm

Featuring:

Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.
Greenwich Biosciences 

Educational Sessions

1:40 pm – 2:40 pm

Neuroendocrine Disorders in Neurosurgery

Anthony Digiorgio, DO

Concussion Evaluation and Symptomatic Treatment of Post-Concussive Syndrome

Daniel McGuire, MS RN AGACNP-BC

Break

2:40 pm – 2:55 pm

Educational Sessions

2:55 pm – 3:55 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

4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

*Animated Strokes in Animated Folks

DaiWai Olson, PhD RN CCRN FNCS

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

Cynthia Bautista, PhD APRN FNCS FCNS

Opening Reception

5:10 pm – 5:55 pm

Cocktails and Networking

Friday, January 22, 2021

Educational Sessions

8:30 am – 9:30 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

9:35 am – 10:35 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

Break

10:35 am – 10:50 am

Educational Sessions

10:50 am – 11:50 am

Management of Severe TBI

Anthony Digiorgio, DO

Notable Neurological Findings from Head to Tail

Cathy Cartwright, DNP RN-BC PCNS FAAN

Non-CE Symposia

11:55 am – 12:55 pm

Management of Motor Fluctuations in Parkinson’s Disease (PD): Advancements in COMT Inhibition

Whitney Tice, MSN APRN FNP-C
Olga Klepitskaya, MD FAAN
Presented by Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.

Break

12:55 pm – 1:10 pm

Educational Sessions

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 CPNP
Brittany Gerald, BS
Pharmacology Hours: 0.5 CE

2:15 pm – 3:15 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

Break

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm

Exhibitor Session

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Featuring:

Integra LifeSciences

Educational Session

4:05 pm – 5:05 pm

Law and Order for Neuroscience Nurses and Neuroscience APPs

Lorie Brown, MN JD RN

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Post-Conference Session

11:00 am – 3:00 pm

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

Cynthia Blank-Reid, MSN RN TCRN CEN
Caleb Rogovin, MS CRNA CCRN TCRN CEN

 

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:
• Pre-conference workshop: 4 CE hours
• Post-conference workshop: 4 CE hours
• Neuroscience Advanced Practice Provider Educational Meeting: 24 CE hours (this is just content, no pre/post sessions)