UW School of Nursing

November 29, 2022

Ambulatory Care Nursing Conference 2023 | Day 1 and 2

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Our premier Ambulatory Care Conference happens every year in Lynnwood, WA. This year brings together the very best Ambulatory Nurse experts in the practice. Join us in person for enriching practical sessions on transforming leadership and Innovation of Care in Ambulatory Practice. Take the opportunity to participate in a specialty interest group.

FORMAT: In-person Conference
DATE: Wednesday-Thursday | April 26-27, 2023
LOCATION: Lynnwood Event Center | Directions & Parking
SAVE $100 IF YOU BOOK BEFORE FEBRUARY 15, 2023 (use coupon code: AMBBIRD2023 at check-out) only applies if you register for both days
 One-Day Only Information and Registration

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 conference 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 on 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.  

Discount Rates

Discount rates below are applicable for the 2-day registrations. Please email cne@uw.edu for the coupon code.

  • Students = $250
  • Retirees = $300
  • Poster Presenters = $400
  • UW SoN Faculty & Staff = $400

Program Schedule

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26, 2023 – Program Schedule


Time Session Topic Speaker
8:15-8:30   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 the Lead: Influencing the Health of Your Work Environment Caron McMahon MSN, RN
B3 Developing a Urine Drug Screening Protocol for Labor and Delivery Jennifer Chin MD MS
B4 Panel #3 Women’s Health in Primary Care Erika Orban ARNP

Megan Eagen-Torkko, PHD, CNM, ARNP, FACNM

Elizabeth Crouch, PT, PA-C, BCC


B5 Myth Busting Diabetes Nutrition Education


Jonathan Haldorson BSN, BSPH, RN, CDCES


 12:10 – 12:55 Lunch & Exhibitors, Posters
12:55 – 1:40 Continue lunch: Interest group and mentorship meeting opportunity

Concurrent Sessions C

Time Session Topic Speaker
1:40-2:40 C1 Demystifying Advance Care Planning Sarah Peterson, BA
C2 Providing Culturally Sensitive Lactation Support to Various Black Ethnic Subgroups Shavonne Reynolds, BSN, RN-BC, DNP-FNP Student

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 #1: patient generated clinical data collection and dissemination (best practice, organization’s experience (pros/cons, successes, solutions) a.       John Geyer, MD

b.       Ann Hoene, MSN, BSN, RN

c.        Alysia Hill BSN, RN, CMSRN,CWOCN

d.       Jodi Moberly [moderator]

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 [45 minutes]
4:45 Closing [30 minutes for Evaluation]

UWCNE reserves the right to schedule changes if needed

THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2023 Program Schedule

Time Session Topic Speaker
7:15- 8:15 EARLY BIRD 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 Becoming a Champion of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Healthcare 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  Call Assist RN Victoria Zhu MSN, RN

Christine Ogden RN


E4 Resiliency Rasheda Hatchet, RN, MSN
E5 Nurse-Led Pop-Up Clinics Impact Health Equity Jennifer Hernandez, RN, BSN
 11:20 – 12:05 Lunch & Exhibitors, Posters
12:05 – 12:50 Continue lunch: Interest group and mentorship meeting opportunity

Concurrent Sessions F

Time  Session  Topic  Speaker 
12:50 – 1:50 F1 Cultural Humility Kawai Kaneali’I MSN, RN
F2 Clinical Care and Resources for Patient's with Parkinson's Disease 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

And Julie Burson MN, BSN, RN, NPD-BC

F4 Tuberculosis [latent TB treatment and care updates]; screening best practices Mary Tuncil, MSN, RN
F5 Lactation as a Specialty Service Rebecca Swanson, RN

Javiera Lakkis, BSN, RN, IBCLC

 1:50 – 2:10 PM Break & Exhibitors

Concurrent Sessions G 

Time Session Topic Speaker
2:10 - 3:10 G1 Beyond Teach Back Roland Upenieks, RN & Hannah Nguyen, BSN, RN and Leondra Weiss, MN, RN, C-EFM, AMB-BC
G2 Neuro-rehabilitation: Not a Lost Art! Anisa Young MS, MN, ARNP-CNS, AGCNS-BC, SCRN, CNRN, CRRN
G3  Cultural Humility Kawai Kaneali'I MSN, RN
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

 3:10 – 3:30 Break & Exhibitors

Concurrent Sessions H

Time Session Topic Speaker
3:30- 4:30 H1 Provider Secondary Trauma, Burnout & Wellness Josh Cutler MSW, LICSW
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

Cathrine Wheeler MD, FACP

H3 Ambulatory Infusion Centers Leverage Shared Governance for RN Engagement Bren Hammond RN, BSN, CRNI

Julie Un

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 opportunity
5:15 Closing & Evaluations

UWCNE reserves the right to schedule changes if needed


Hotels and Activities

For those in need of accommodations and things to do in the area of Lynnwood: 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

CNE has partnered with Courtyard by Marriott Seattle North/Lynnwood Everettto get a special rate for the duration of the Conference. Below is the link where you can make a reservation or you can call 425-670-0500 to reserve a room.
Book your group rate for UW School of Nursing
Rate: $144/night (taxes not included)
Start Date: Tuesday, April 25, 2023 | End date: Thursday, April 27, 2023
Last Day to book: March 24, 2023

Poster Abstract Invitation

Registration Discount Price: $400 (if you are a student, check the student rate below)

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