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November 29, 2022

Ambulatory Care Nursing Conference 2023 | Day 1

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FORMAT: In-person Conference
DATE: Wednesday | April 26, 2023
LOCATION: Lynnwood Event Center | Directions & Parking

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Conference Description

Nurses practicing in Ambulatory Care Specialty have diverse roles, serve unique groups of patients, and require specific clinical and management skills. This conference is an educational forum for those who practice in a wide variety of settings, including large and small primary and specialty clinics, physician offices, home health, long-term care, public health, community health, occupational health, school health, college health, military health, case management, and other outpatient settings.

General and 5 sets of concurrent sessions allow registrants to design a conference that meets their needs. The goals are to strengthen nursing practice, promote innovation and create seamless systems for patients and communities. Teaching methods include lectures, discussions, case studies, poster sessions, and collegial interchange.  

Day 1 Keynote Speaker | Dr. Michele Andrasik

Director for Fred Hutch Cancer Center  

Dr. Michele Andrasik is a clinical health psychologist and Director of Social Behavioral Sciences and Community Engagement for the Fred Hutchinson-based HIV Vaccine Trials Network and the COVID-19 Prevention Network. With expertise in community engagement and historical trauma, she’s making an impact in clinical research. Her presentations inspire and inform audiences about the intersection of community engagement and clinical research. Book Dr. Andrasik for your next event to take your audience on a journey toward a more equitable future.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

Learners will be able to: 

  1. Appraise relevant clinical guidelines and evidence-based practice within their practice setting.
  2. Explore strategies for providing primary, community-based, and preventative services to promote value-based care
  3. Evaluate work environments and cultures that promote patient and health professional well-being and foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

Target Audience

Registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, nurse leaders, clinical nurse specialists, medical assistants, nurse practitioners, and other interested healthcare professionals working in the Ambulatory Care Setting.  

Program Schedule

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2023 – Program Schedule

Time Session Topic Speaker


Registration and Breakfast

Welcome and Overview

8:30-9:30 Keynote Trauma Informed Care Michelle Andrasik PhD, EdM
9:30 – 9:50 Break & Exhibitors

Concurrent Sessions A

Time Session Topic Speaker
9:50 – 10:50 A1 Pee Without Prejudice: Know When to Normalize Urinary Management Systems and When to Intervene Erika Orban-Astudillo MSN ARNP AGPCNP-BC CUNP CWOCN-AP
A2 Innovation in Ambulatory Nursing Education and Nurse Residency Programs Kathleen Shannon Dorcy PhD, RN FAAN, and Anna Petersen, BSN RN OCN
A3 De-escalation Techniques for Providers Cheryl Carp MA, LMHC
A4 Current Diet Trends: What is safe for our patients with diabetes? Xenia Averkiou MS, RDN, CDCES, CD
A5 Clinic Down: Lessons Learned During 14-Day Downtime Nancy Olson RN-BC, BSN MBA PhD & Diane Humbrecht DNP, RN, BC
 10:50 – 11:10 Break & Exhibitors

Concurrent Sessions B 

Time Session Topic Speaker
11:10 - 12:10 B1 Building a Bridge for Patients and Caregivers Ann Breen MN, RN, OCN
B2 AACN Healthy Work Environment Standards: Taking Work Environment Caron McMahon MSN, RN
B3 Developing a Urine Drug Screening Protocol for Labor and Delivery Jennifer Chin MD MS
B4 Panel: Women’s Health in Primary Care Megan Eagen-Torkko, PHD, CNM, ARNP, FACNM &
Elizabeth Crouch, PT, PA-C, BCC
B5 Myth Busting Diabetes Nutrition Education Jonathan Halldorson BSN, BSPH, RN, CDCES
 12:10 – 12:55 Lunch & Exhibitors, Posters
1:10 – 1:40 Networking:  Interest Group and Mentorship (open seating)

Concurrent Sessions C

Time Session Topic Speaker
1:40-2:40 C1 Demystifying Advance Care Planning Sarah Peterson, BA & Susanna Kron, MSW, APHSW-C
C2 Providing Culturally Sensitive Lactation Support to Various Black Ethnic Subgroups Shavonne Reynolds, BSN, RN-BC, FNP & Shevonne Tsegaye, CLC
C3 CGM and Insulin Pump Basics for Ambulatory Care RNs Faaiza Alibhai PharmD
C4  Nurse Interventions for the Overdose Epidemic  Addy Adwell BSN, RN-BC
C5 Becoming a Champion of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Healthcare Priyanka Choudhury MHA & Ada Cohen
 2:40 – 3:00 Break & Exhibitors

Concurrent Sessions D

Time Session Topic Speaker
3:00 –4:00 D1 Antibiotics & You! Rupali Jain, PharmD
D2 Panel: VA Telemedicine and Patient-Generated Data
Moderator: Jodi Moberly
John Geyer, MD | Ann Hoene, MSN, BSN, RN | Alysia Hill BSN, RN
D3 Mental Health and Youth Athletes Tessa McIlraith MS, BSN, RN
D4 Refugee and Immigrant Health Diane Reichert RN.BSN &
Jenny Forbes BSN, RN, CMSRN, CWOCN
D5 Current Topics in Travel Medicine Marguerite Brady ARNP & Anne Terry ARNP, CTH, CTropmed
4:00 - 4:45 Interest group and mentorship Meeting opportunity
4:45  Adjourn & Evaluations

The program is subject to change. Networking Hours are included in the total CE hours.

Discount Rates

Discount rates below are applicable for the day 1 registration. Please email cne@uw.edu for the coupon code.

  • Students = $175
  • Retirees = $262.50

UW SoN Faculty & Staff = $280

Hotels and Activities

For those in need of accommodations and things to do in the area: Hotels and surroundings
Seattle has a very active calendar of theater, music, festival, and sporting events. Plan ahead and make the most of your time during your conference stay. You can find area attractions and a list of things to do on these websites:
visitseattle.org  |  downtownseattle.com  | experiencewa.com

Refund Policy

If you register but cannot attend, you must submit a written request to UWCNE by email at cne@uw.edu.

  • 30-days before the event = $25 admin fee 
  • 48h day before the event = $ 50 cancellation fee
  • No show = No refund