UW School of Nursing

November 29, 2022

Ambulatory Care Nursing Conference 2023 | Day 2

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FORMAT: In-person Conference
DATE: Thursday | April 27, 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 is 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 2 Morning speaker | Kevonya Eliza, MA, BS, RN 

Director of Justice Equity Diversity & Inclusion at National Healthcare for the Homeless Council

Kevonya is a Registered Nurse and an Integrative Healing Facilitator. As a facilitator, my work focuses on engaging individuals within the classroom, community, and organizational setting to see racial healing as integral to public health and personal well-being. As an RN, she works at Neighborcare Health as a community health nurse providing RN led primary care within a permanent supportive housing setting in the Seattle area.


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

THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2023 Program Schedule

Time Session Topic Speaker
7:00 - 8:00

7:15- 8:15



Registration and breakfast

Why Mindfulness Matters


Dani Dutro MC, NCC, LMHC

8:15-8:30 Welcome and Overview Planning Committee
8:30 –9:00 HUB Facilitator Recognition Planning Committee
9:00-10:00 Keynote A Journey of Being—What It Means to Embody the Role of a Justice, Equity, Diversity, and
Inclusion Champion
Kevonya Elzia MA, BS, RN
 10:00 – 10:20 Break & Exhibitors

Concurrent Sessions E

Time  Session Topic  Speaker 
10:20 – 11:20 E1 The Importance of Seizure First Aid Olivia Ackerman, BSN, RN
E2 Complex Medical Conditions: Coordinating Pediatric Transitions of Care Serena Stamper BSN, RN and Natalie Conner MS, ARNP-CNS, PHCNS-BC, AMB-BC
E3  Telehealth Victoria Zhu MSN, RN & Christine Ogden RN
E4 The Power of Organizational Resilience Rasheda Hatchet, RN, MSN
E5 Nurse-Led Pop-Up Clinics Impact Health Equity Jennifer Hernandez, RN, BSN
 11:20 – 12:20 Lunch & Exhibitors, Posters
12:20 – 12:50 Networking session: Interest group and Mentorship meeting

Concurrent Sessions F

Time  Session  Topic  Speaker 
12:50 – 1:50 F1 Cultural Humility Kawai Kaneali’I MSN, RN
F2 Neuro-Rehabilitation: Not a Lost Art! Anisa Young MS, MN, ARNP-CNS, AGCNS-BC, SCRN, CNRN, CRRN
F3 Nursing Shared Governance -Leveraging Nursing Voice in Ambulatory Care Victoria Zhu MSN, RN
F4 Latent Tuberculosis Update Mary Tuncil, MSN, RN
F5 Lactation as a Specialy Service Rebecca Swanson, RN & Javiera Lakkis, BSN, RN, IBCLC
 1:50 – 2:10 Break & Exhibitors

Concurrent Sessions G 

Time Session Topic Speaker
2:10 - 3:10 G1 Beyond Teach Back Roland Upenieks, RN & Hannah Nguyen, BSN, RN
G2 Clinical Care and Resources for Patients with Parkinson's Disease Anisa Young MS, MN, ARNP-CNS, AGCNS-BC, SCRN, CNRN, CRRN
G3 Transitioning to Text-Based Nursing Triage Jonathan Halldorson, BSN, BPH, RN, CDCES
G4 Nurse Navigation at Fred Hutchison Cancer Center Ann Gfeller, RN
G5 Current Updates in HIV Care and Prevention Janna Cuneo FNP-BC, AAHIVS & Kate Featherston RN, BC, BSN, MPH
 3:10 – 3:30 Break & Exhibitors

Concurrent Sessions H

Time Session Topic Speaker
3:30- 4:30 H1 Provider Secondary Trauma, Burnout & Wellness (canceled) Josh Cutler MSW, LICSW (canceled) TBD
H2 Harnessing the power of the human-animal bond to improve the health and well-being of those living unhoused Jessica Lowery BSN, RN-BC & Catherine Wheeler MD, FACP
H3 Nuts and Bolts of a Nurse-Driven Infusion Suite Julie Un, RN, BSN, CMSRN & Bren Hammond, RN, BSN, CRN
H4 When Disorder is the Norm: Helping Without Harming Courtney Saylors, MS, RD, CD, CEDS-S LMHC
H5 Care of Incarcerated Patient Susan Densmore, MHA, BSN, RN
4:30- 5:15 Interest group and mentorship Meeting
5:15 Closing & Evaluations

The program schedule is subject to unexpected change. Networking hours included in total contact hours

Discount Rates

Discount rates below are applicable for 1-day registrations. 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