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Neuroscience Nursing Annual Conference

Saturday, March 18 - Tuesday, March 21, 2023
Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando™, Orlando, FL

Celebrating the Value and Impact of Neuroscience Nurses

2023 Neuroscience Nursing Annual Conference Schedule

The 2023 Neuroscience Nursing Annual Conference will be held from March 18 – 20 at the Loews Sapphire Falls Resort at Universal Orlando™, Orlando, FL.

Saturday, March 18

Registration

6:30 am – 6:00 pm

Pre-Conference Workshops

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

(001) Brain Anatomy With 3D Correlation to Trauma, Stroke, and Other Pathology

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

This session requires an additional fee to attend. Find more information on the session here.

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

(002) Basic Neuroimaging: More Than Fifty Shades of Grey

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

This session requires an additional fee to attend. Find more information on the session here.

1:00 - 3:00 pm (2 CE contact hours)

(003) Spine Anatomy and 3D Correlation to Trauma and Degenerative Disease

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

This session requires an additional fee to attend. Find more information on the session here.

(004) "Escape" and Explore Gamification

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neuro Leadership
Mary Guanci, MSN RN SCRN CNRN

This session requires an additional fee to attend. Find more information on the session here.

Regular Sessions

2:10 - 3:10 pm (1 CE contact hour)

(100) Discussing Difficult News in Parkinson's Disease

Level: Expert
Track: Movement Disorders
Carey Heck, PhD CRNP CNRN
Caitlyn Moore, DNP MS CRNP AGACNP-BC ACHPN

(101) Utilization a Three-Question Tool to Identify Posterior Circulation Stroke: What Did We Learn?

Level: Intermediate
Track: Stroke
Doanh Ly, DNP RN CNS CCRN SCRN
Joseph Mojares, MSN RN CNL

Break

3:10 - 3:40 pm

Concurrent Sessions

3:40 pm - 4:40 pm (4 sessions, 1 CE hour)

(102) Paint Your Brainstem: A Beginner’s Guide to Neuroanatomy

Level: Beginner
Track: Anatomy
Denelle Hebert, BSN RN SCRN
DaiWai Olson, PhD RN CCRN FNCS

(103) Is That Blood on the Brain? What's New in Managing the ICH Patient

Level: Beginner
Track: Stroke
Kiffon Keigher, DNP MSN ACNP RN
Pharmacology hours: 0.25

(104) Infectious Complications Following Head Injuries

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neurotrauma
Cynthia Blank-Reid, MSN RN TCRN CEN
Pharmacology hours: 0.5

(105) Curious Cases of Encephalitis: A Pediatric Case Series

Level: Intermediate
Track: Pediatric
Jenifer Sant, MS CPNP CNRN
Pharmacology hours: 0.15

Concurrent Sessions

4:50 pm - 5:20 pm (4 sessions, 0.5 CE hour)

(106) Ictal Asystole: A Rare But Significant Phenomenon in Epilepsy

Level: Intermediate
Track: Epilepsy
Phyllis Dubendorf, MSN RN CCNS CNRN ACNP-BC
Colleen Peachey, MSN RN CCRN AGCNS-BC

(107) CGRP: What Neuroscience Nurses Need to Know About a New Era in Pain Management

Level: Intermediate
Track: Pharmacology
Susan McMillan, DNP NP-C
Pharmacology hours: 0.5

(108) No Pain No Gain: How to Do a Research Bootcamp

Level: Beginner
Track: Special Topics
Sonja Stutzman, PhD
Denelle Hebert, BSN RN SCRN

Opening Reception with Posters and Exhibits

5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Sunday, March 19

Registration

7:00 am – 5:00 pm

Opening Remarks & AANN/ABNN/JNN Awards

8:00 am – 8:30 am

Agnes M. Marshall Keynote Address

8:30 am – 9:30 am (1 CE contact hour)

Inspired Nurse

Rich Bluni

Breakfast with Exhibits and Posters

9:30 am – 10:30 am

Corporate Showcase

9:45 am – 10:15 am

Concurrent Sessions

10:30 am – 11:30 am (3 sessions, 1 CE contact hour)

(200) Seeing the Light: Evaluation and Management of Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension

Level: Expert
Track: Technology
Kimberly Meyer, PhD ACNP-BC CNRN
Pharmacology hours: 0.5

(201) The Neuro Nurse Super Sleuth: Stroke Symptom Localization

Level: Intermediate
Track: Anatomy
Jamie Jones, MS RN CCRN CNRN

(202) Hiding in Plain Sight: Seizure Mimics and Chameleons

Level: Beginner
Track: Epilepsy
Holly Wirth, MSN RN SCRN NE-BC
Becky Schrews, MSN RN

Lunch with Exhibits and Posters

11:30 am – 12:45 pm

Corporate Showcase

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm

Concurrent Sessions

12:45 pm - 1:15 pm (4 sessions, .5 hr CE)

(203) Shifting Gears With Nursing Certification Drive

Level: Intermediate
Track: Special Topics
Kathryn Bernal, BSN RN CNRN
Rachelle Bulan, MSN RN-BC

(204) Nursing Assistants Can Obtain Pupillometer Measurements: Our Journey With the Board of Nursing

Level: Beginner
Track: Neurocritical Care
DaiWai Olson, PhD RN CCRN FNCS
Donald Stout, BSN RN RT(R) ARRT

(205) ICD-10s and DRGs: What Do These Codes Mean for your PI/QI?

Level: Expert
Track: Quality/Safety
Lauren Macko, MSN APRN ACCNS-AG CCRN-K SCRN

(206) Finding the Clues to Diagnosing CJD

Level: Intermediate
Track: Movement Disorders
Misti Tuppeny, MSN APRN-CNS CCRN CNRN CCNS

Concurrent Sessions

1:25 pm - 2:25 pm (4 sessions, 1 hr CE)

(207) ABNN Session: The Importance of Certification for Nurses, Patients, and Hospitals

Level: Intermediate
Track: Professional Development
Suzy Walter, PhD APRN FNP-BC CNRN
Marianne Vyas, PhD RN ANP-BC CNRN

(208) Stop the Clot: Current Antithrombotic Trends for Secondary Stroke Prevention

Level: Expert
Track: Pharmacology
Josh Snavely, DNP ARNP ACNPC-AG SCRN EMT-P
Pharmacology hours: 1

(209) Hello, How are You Doing After Discharge? Automating Outreach Post Stroke Achieves Results

Level: Intermediate
Track: Stroke
Carmen Lewis, BSN RN SCRN
Anna Moore, BSN RN SCRN

(210) Past President Session Panel

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neuro Leadership

Break with Exhibits and Posters

2:25 pm - 3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm (3 sessions, 0.5 hr CE)

(211) Developing an APP-Led Pediatric Neurocritical Care Program in a Quaternary Children's Hospital

Level: Intermediate
Track: Pediatric
Amelia Sperber, MSN RN CPNP-PC CNS
Nathan Chang, MSN CPNP-AC CCRN
May Casazza, MSN RN CPNP-AC CNRN

(212) Epilepsy Foundation Session

 

Concurrent Sessions

3:40 pm - 4:40 pm (3 sessions, 1 hr CE)

(213) Drawing the Circle of Willis Friends

Level: Expert
Track: Anatomy
Melissa Moreda, MSN APRN ACCNS-AG CNRN SCRN Alumnus CCRN

(214) Dystonia and Spasticity in the Pediatric Patient

Level: Intermediate
Track: Movement Disorders
Margo Simon, BSN RN CPN
Lindsey Brewer, BSN RN CPN

Pharmacology hours: 0.25

(215) P3 + Y = Professional Success

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

Agnes Marshall Walker Foundation (AMWF) Light Up Luau

7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

This even requires an extra fee to attend. Find more information here.

Monday, March 20

Registration

7:00 am – 6:00 pm

Non-CE Breakfast Symposium

7:30 am – 8:30 am

Breakfast with Exhibits & Posters

8:30 – 9:00 am

AANN/ABNN/AMWF Update (30 min)

9:00 am

Invited Speaker

9:30 am – 10:30 am (1 hr CE )

Leadership Practice and Health Equity

Regina Cunningham, PhD RN AOCN FAAN

Break with Exhibits & Posters

10:30 – 11:00 am

Concurrent Sessions

11:00 am – 12:00 pm (4 sessions, 1 hr CE)

(300) AMWF Research Session

Level: Intermediate
Track: Professional Development

(301) JNN Session

Level: Intermediate
Track: Professional Development

(302) Demystifying the NIHSS: Tips and Tricks for the Bedside Practitioner

Level: Intermediate
Track: Anatomy
Jamie Jones, MS RN CCRN CNRN

(303) Learning Neuroscience Nursing from Famous Floridian Case Studies

Level: Intermediate
Track: Special Topics
Cynthia Blank-Reid, MSN RN TCRN CEN
Pharmacology hours: 0.5

Concurrent Sessions

12:10 pm – 12:40 pm (3 sessions, .5 hr CE)

(304) CPG Editorial Board Session

Level: Intermediate
Track: Professional Development

(305) Read My Brain: RNS Therapy in the Pediatric Population

Level: Intermediate
Track: Pediatric
Wynne Bird, MSN RN CNRN CPN

(306) Bringing the Basics Back: Making Epilepsy Nursing Education Easy!

Level: Epilepsy
Track: Beginner
Kentlee Battick, MSN RN CNL CNRN
Pamela Gehrich, BSN RN NPD-BC CPN
Amy Sullivan, BSN RN CNRN

Non-CE Lunch Symposium

12:50 pm – 1:50 pm

Concurrent Sessions

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

(307) COVID-19 and Elective Spine Surgery: The Older Persons’ Experience of Going it Alone

Level: Intermediate
Track: Spine
Andrea Strayer, PhD NP CNRN

(308) Increasing Referring Provider and Patient Family Satisfaction When Triaging Possible Spinal Dysraphism

Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality/Safety
Andrea "Cookie" Colvin, BSN RN CPN

(309) Low-to-Moderate Risk Transient Ischemic Attack Patients Can Be Safely Discharged from the Emergency Department to a Nurse Practitioner-Led Clinic

Level: Expert
Track: Stroke
Fnu Alfandy, DNP APRN AGACNP-BC ANP-BC CNRN SCRN

Concurrent Sessions

2:00 pm – 2:30 pm (3 sessions, 0.5 hr CE)

(310) Debriefing: An Interprofessional Approach to Impacting Disruptive Behavior

Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality/Safety
Jessica M.A. Atkinson, BSAVS BSN RN

(311) Work Place Violence

Level: Beginner
Track: Special Topics
Amelia Rella, RN SCRN
Pharmacology hours: 0.1

(312) Brain Lung Interactions: Management of Acute Stroke Patients and Mechanical Ventilation

Level: Intermediate
Track: Neurocritical Care
Guillermina Nelson, DNP AGACNP-BC

Break

2:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Concurrent Sessions

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm (4 sessions, 1 hr CE)

(313) Culturally Competent Care of the Queer Neuroscience Patient

Level: Beginner
Track: Special Topics
Lindsay Higginbotham, MSN RN CNRN
Adonis Veliz, BSN RN

(314) Read All About It: Leveraging High Profile Cases to Support a Culture of Safety in Neuroscience Nursing

Level: Beginner
Track: Quality/Safety
Holly Wirth, MSN RN SCRN NE-BC
Jackie Wavelet

(315) Tenecteplase for Ischemic Stroke (Part 2): Is the Jury Still Out?

Level: Intermediate
Track: Stroke
Doanh Ly, DNP RN CNS CCRN SCRN
Pharmacology hours: 0.1

(316) The Nurse's Role in Optimizing Outcomes for Neuroscience Patients on Antithrombotics

Level: Intermediate
Track: Pharmocology
Patricia Blissitt, PhD ARNP-CNS CCRN CNRN SCRN CCNS CCM ACNS-BC
Pharamcology hours: 0.75

Concurrent Sessions

4:10 pm – 4:40 pm (4 sessions, .5 hr CE)

(317) Impact of Clinical Nurse Leader in Neurosurgery Patient Outcomes

Level: Beginner
Track: Quality/Safety
Kentlee Battick, MSN RN CNL CNRN

(318) Shocks, Zaps, and Zings: Diagnosis and Management of Trigeminal Neuralgia

Level: Intermediate
Track:Special Topics
Devon Orzano, MSN ACNP-BC SCRN
Pharmacology: 0.15

(319) Validation of the Biegler Nursing Dysphagia Screening Tool for Patients Suspected of a Neurological Disorder

Level: Beginner
Track:Anatomy
Jessica Biegler, MS BSN RN

Tuesday, March 21

Registration

7:00 am – 10:30 am

Morning Network with Breakfast

8:00 – 9:00 am

Concurrent Sessions

9:10 am – 9:40 am (3 sessions .5 hr CE)

(400) Staffing Models for Neuro-Interventional Radiology

Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality/Safety
Patricia Zrelak, PhD RN NEA-BC SCRN CNRN PHN FAHA

(401) Knowledge is Power: Interactive Learning Engagement Strategies

Level: Intermediate
Track: Special Topics
Emily Colonna, BSN RN SCRN
Leasha Roy, MSN/MHA APRN ACCNS-AG PCCN

Break

9:40 am – 10:10 am

Concurrent Sessions

10:10 am – 11:10 am (3 sessions, 1 hr CE)

(402) Is This a Migraine? A Case Study Approach for Differentiating Migraine with Other Headaches and Review of Migraine Treatments

Level: Expert
Track: Special Topics
Amy Larson, APRN CNP CNRN Pharmacology hours: 0.5

(403) Bugs in Your Brain

Level: Beginner
Track: Special Topics
Michele Wilkerson, MSN RN CCRN CNRN SCRN
Paul Rodgers, MSN APN-C CCRN

(404) “Right-sizing” to “Up-size” Outcomes: Transitioning Low-Risk NSICU Patients to a Neuro-specific Intermediate Unit

Level: Intermediate
Track: Quality/Safety
Julie Pagel, DNP RN CCRN SCRN CNE-cl
Ashley Higgins, MSN APRN ACCNS-AG CCRN CNRN SCRN
Lauren Macko, MSN APRN ACCNS-AG CCRN-K SCRN