UW School of Nursing

May 1, 2023

Advanced Practice in Primary and Acute Care 2023 | Day 1

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FORMAT: In-person Conference
DATE: Thursday-Friday | October 19-20, 2023
LOCATION & PARKING: Bell Harbor, Seattle WA

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Conference Description

APPAC 2023 offers healthcare providers an opportunity to validate and enhance clinical competencies, acquire new assessments, and examine critical issues in healthcare at the state and national levels. Learn about new products, services, and pharmacotherapeutic agents.

The program includes experts in all tracks. Different sessions allow participants to design their own educational tracks in the areas of adolescent, adult, family, geriatric, pediatric, psychosocial, and sexual and reproductive health care. Teaching methods include lectures, case studies, discussions, and poster sessions.

Benefits of attending this conference:

  • Learn from experts in your field
  • Have the opportunity to explore an extensive variety of topics
  • Connect with exhibitors
  • Network with your peers to reflect and reconnect

Target Audience

Healthcare professionals include staff nurses, clinical nurse leaders, clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse educators, primary care providers, physicians, physician assistants, managers, administrators, social workers, and other interested healthcare providers, as well as the UW School of Nursing Faculty and students.

Learning Outcomes

  • Apply up-to-date clinical evidence-based practices to assess and manage health problems in primary and acute specialty care settings.
  • Understand pharmacologic trends and management in own specialty related to clinical practice.
  • Perform advanced skills related to own specialty to better provide safe patient care.
  • Promote interprofessional collaboration by engaging with interprofessional speakers and using social media platforms to share knowledge, insights, and resources.

Discount Rates

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

  • Students = 50%
  • Retirees = 25%
  • UW SoN Faculty & Staff = 20%

Keynote Speaker
Advancing Health Equity Through Policy and Practice

Patty Hayes, MN, RN
Former Director, Public Health Seattle & King County, Member State Board of Health (Retired)
For over 40 years, Patty Hayes has been a leader in Public Health & public policy development. She recently retired from her position as Director of Public Health Seattle & King County where she led the efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic as well as other public health initiatives such as Best Starts for Kids. Currently, Patty has been appointed by the Governor to serve on the State Board of Health and the Public Health Advisory Board. She also serves as Chair of the UW School of Nursing Dean’s Advisory Board. Patty has received numerous awards including the UW Alumna Summa Laude Dignata in 2020, the MLK Medal of Distinguished Service in 2021, ANA Honorary Recognition Award in 2011 and was inducted into the WSNA Nursing Hall of Fame in 2002.


Time Concurrent Sessions 1 Concurrent Sessions 2 Concurrent Sessions 3 Concurrent Sessions 4 Concurrent Sessions 5
7:15 – 8:00 Check-In and Breakfast
8:00 – 9:00 Welcome and Keynote - Advancing Health Equity Through Policy and Practice | Patty Hayes, MN, RN 
9:00 – 9:15 Break and Exhibitors
9:15 – 10:15 SRH| Consent & confidentiality in the care of the adolescent patient in WA state| Jennifer Curwen, DNP, MS, ARNP, CNM, FNP-C Peds| Neonatal Hyperbilirubinemia: A review of updated guidelines and recommendations for practice | Icel Sullivan, DNP, ARNP, CPNP-PC, ARNP Adult/Gero| SGLT-2s: Drug of the year (Rx) | Abby Winter, PharmD, MPA, BCACP, CDES Acute/Critical | Role of advance practice providers on inpatient team | Laurie A. Soine PhD, ARNP Psych | Mood disorders in the peripartum period and parenthood part 1 (Rx) | Tricia Spach, MN, ARNP
10:15 – 10:30 Break and Exhibitors
10:30 – 11-30 Psych | Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation | Nick Weiss, MD FNP |Concussion: Heads Up on New Updates | Renee Cartarini, DNP,ARNP, FNP-BC FNP| Palliative Care on Dementia Patients| Gina Kang, MD Acute/Critical |Approaches to Acute Renal Failure (with a heart failure flavor)   | David Mariuma, MD Psych | Mood disorders in the peripartum period and parenthood part 2 (Rx) | Tricia Spach, MN, ARNP
11:30 – 12:30 Lunch and Exhibitors
SRH |Itching for an Answer:
Female Genital & Vulvar Dermatology--When to Treat and When to Refer? | Jennifer Heuberger, ARNP, MSN, FNP-C
Peds | Gender Affirming Primary Care ( Presented via Zoom) | Emily Robinson DNP, ARNP & Anna Boomgaarden, RN, BSN Adult/Geri | Chronic Kidney Disease (Rx) | David Mariuma, MD Acute/Critical | Setting Limits: Responding to requests for medically inappropriate care | Mark Tonelli, MD, MA Adult/Geri | Menopause Assessment and Management in the Primary Care Setting (Rx)| Ginny Ryan, M.D. M.A.
1:30 – 1:40 Break and Exhibitors
1:40 – 2:40 SRH| STD Update and PREP (Rx) | Jacqui Murillo, ARNP, FNP-C Peds | Cancer Patients Need Primary Care Too| Cory Hoeppner, ARNP, MN FNP | A talk on back pain | Lauren Paladino, DO Adult/Geri | When Memory Starts to Slip: Evaluating and Treating Signs of Cognitive  Impairment | Barak Gaster, MD Psych | Stress Reduction for Work and Beyond: Tips to Become a Little Happier | Nicole Johnson, BSN, RN, CCRN, CEP
2:40 – 2:50 Break and Exhibitors
2:50 – 3:50 FNP | Osteoporosis in Primary Care| Thuan Ong, MD, MPH SRH | Contraceptive Updates (Rx) | Mackenzie Weiland, MSN, ARNP, WHNP-BC, SANE-A Workshop 1| When in doubt, gel it out: The basics of point of care lung ultrasound| Kris Ramilo, DNP, ARNP, AGPNP (Acute/Critical Care) Workshop 2 |Pregnancy Options Counseling : principles of care and identifying implicit bias| Jenny Hamblett Mohr, CNM, ARNP (SRH)  Workshop 3 | Suturing Workshop| Anna Sturm, PA-C (Acute/Critical Care)
3:50 – 4:00 Break and Exhibitors
4:00 – 5:00 Acute/Critical | The 3 Wishes Project | Matthew Smith, PA-C, MCHS Peds | Urgent Issues in Pediatrics | Matthew Graves, MD

*Schedule subject to change

Poster Abstracts Invitation

Promoting Improvement in Healthcare Delivery, Education, Research, and Policy

Have you created a practice improvement project or developed an innovative educational strategy, clinical program, or research project that highlights improvements in health care delivery, education, research, or policy? We invite you to submit a poster abstract.

Registration Discount Price: $450 Both days
Poster Presentation Benefits:
    1. Communicate research or program findings to enhance the practice of others.
    2. Network with providers who share your interests.
    3. Discuss practical strategies for healthcare delivery.
    4. Strengthen your resume.
    5. Some employers will pay your registration fees if you present a poster!

Hotels and Activities

For those needing accommodation, we have partnered with Seattle Marriott Waterfront to get a special rate for the duration of the Conference. Use the reservation link or call (800) 228-9290 and ask for the“Advanced Practice in Primary and Acute Care Room Block” to reserve a room.
From Wed, Oct 18 to Saturday, Oct 21st, 2023.
Last day to book: Thursday, September 21, 2023

Book Your Group/Corporate Rate | Marriott International

For those who want to check out other accommodations and things to do in the area: Hotels and surroundings
Seattle is a vibrant and culturally diverse destination that offers a unique experience in a stunning natural setting. With great restaurants, iconic landmarks like the Space Needle, a thriving arts and cultural scene, and of course, numerous coffee cafes, you’ll find any number of things to explore 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 = $35 cancellation fee 
  • 48 hours before the event = $50 cancellation fee
  • No show = No refund