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.


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.  

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


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 included in the total CE hours.

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


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