March 23, 2019 9:00am – 4:00pm (CST) Online
CE: 6 hours; 3.92 pharmacology
This education activity is pending approval by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners of up to six contact hours of accredited education.
With the AANP Live: 2019 Diabetes Virtual Conference, you'll gain advanced educational content about diabetes through a highly interactive, virtual environment. Follow Barbara—a long-term diabetes patient—on her journey through multiple health care settings as she seeks to manage this chronic disease. Learn about Barbara's comprehensive treatment from nurse practitioner (NP) experts in diabetes representing her primary care provider and emergency, endocrinology, cardiovascular and obesity specialists.
This virtual conference experience provides in-depth educational sessions about diabetes treatment, as well as its benefits and consequences, so you can lead your patients in making informed choices. Offered completely online, this means no traveling, no housing expenses and reduced time constraints—only the education and networking you need.
Diabetes is an evolving, complex disease that can involve a number of treatment options and an expanded care team. With the AANP Live: 2019 Diabetes Virtual Conference, you can follow a patient with diabetes as she transitions through comprehensive health care for this multisystem chronic disease.
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Cancellation and registration policies may be found in the terms and conditions tab. If you have a question about registration, please contact AANP at:
9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays
Mail: American Association of Nurse Practitioners
P.O. Box 12846
Austin, TX 78711
AANP is pleased to offer six sessions, presented by experts in the field. Attendees should come prepared with a basic understanding of diabetes management. This conference does not offer beginner-level courses.
This educational activity is pending approval by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) of up to six contact hours of accredited education with 3.92 pharmacology.
Attendees have easy online access to all materials, such as PowerPoint presentations and handouts, prior to the start of the sessions in the virtual Resource Center. Registrants are encouraged to download or print the materials prior to the start of the first session.
Speaker: Michael Gooch, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, ENP-C
Dr. Michael Gooch is board certified as an acute care, family and emergency NP and has more than 20 years of emergency and transport medicine experience. He obtained his MSN from Vanderbilt University and his DNP from Loyola University Chicago. He is an assistant professor of nursing at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing in Nashville and is a faculty member at the Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia in Madison, Tennessee. He practices as an emergency NP with TeamHealth and has completed more than 1,400 patient transports during his tenure with the Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s LifeFlight transport program. He is a nationally recognized speaker regarding varied emergency and transport medicine topics. His clinical interests include transport medicine, airway management, toxicology and pharmacology.
Speaker: Dixie Harms, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, FAANP
Dr. Dixie Harms is a board-certified family NP and is also board certified in advanced diabetes management. She is employed at Mercy Clinics Internal Medicine West in Clive, Iowa, where she provides specialty care in diabetes and hormone therapy. As part of her employment, she has served on Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) Advanced Practice Leadership Council participating as a co-director, chair of Quality Committee and member of the Value Committee. Dr. Harms is a commissioner on the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Certification Board, vice-president of the American Nurse Practitioner Foundation and a member of the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (JAANP) Editorial Board. She is clinical faculty for the University of Iowa College of Nursing and precepts NP students on a regular basis. She was honored as one of the 100 Great Iowa Nurses in 2017 and was inducted into the Fellows of AANP in 2005.
Speaker: Angela Thompson, DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDE, FAANP
Dr. Angi Thompson is a family NP specializing in the care of adolescents and adults with diabetes and conditions related to diabetes for the past 18 years. Her current clinical practice is within a hospital-based endocrinology clinic at Hendricks Regional Health in Danville, Indiana, and she is the active medical director for the Diabetes Youth Foundation of Indiana (DYFI). She is board certified as a family NP (FNP), as a diabetes educator (CDE) and in advanced diabetes management (BC-ADM). Dr. Thompson has served as the past-president of the Indiana Central Association of Diabetes Educators (ICADE) and content reviewer for both the American Association of Diabetes Educators (AADE) and JAANP. She has served as a clinical faculty member for multiple diabetes AANP CE programs and has presented both locally and nationally on a variety of diabetes and diabetes-related topics.
Speaker: Margaret Bowers, DNP, FNP-BC, AACC, FAANP
Dr. Margaret Bowers has more than 35 years of experience in cardiovascular care. She practices in a cardiology same-day-access clinic for patients with heart failure. She is an associate professor at Duke University School of Nursing and leads the cardiovascular specialty. As a Fellow in AANP, Dr. Bowers has presented several times at the AANP national conference and is the current co-chair for the Cardiology Special Practice Group (SPG). She is a certified health simulation educator and engaged in simulation activities related to cardiovascular care in a variety of professional venues. Dr. Bowers has published in diverse journals and books on topics related to cardiovascular care.
Speaker: Sandra Christensen, MSN, ARNP, FNP-BC, FOMA
Sandra Christensen has specialized in obesity treatment since 2005. She owns Integrative Medical Weight Management in Seattle, Washington, where she provides evidence-based, comprehensive obesity treatment in a comfortable, healing setting. She is a fellow of the Obesity Medicine Association (OMA) and serves on the NP/PA Committee and the Education Planning & Review Committees, and she is chair of the recently launched OMA Speakers Bureau Task Force. She co-authored two OMA initiatives that recognize the clinical expertise and leadership of PAs and NPs. She serves as faculty for obesity education programs, including the Certificate of Obesity Management in Primary Care program, which is a collaboration among the American Academy of PAs (AAPA), AANP and OMA. Through clinical practice, speaking, writing and advocacy, Ms. Christensen empowers clinicians and patients to approach obesity with knowledge and sensitivity.
Speaker: Dixie Harms, DNP, ARNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, FAANP
See Module 2 for Dr. Harms' full bio.
The following is a glance at the live day conference schedule. All sessions will take place on Saturday, March 23, in Central Daylight Time (CT).
|8:00 a.m.||AANP Live Virtual Conference Site Opens|
|8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.||Open Networking Lounge and Exhibit Hall|
|9:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.||Module 1: Emergency Department Management of the Hyperglycemic Diabetic Patient|
|10:10 a.m.–11:10 a.m.||Module 2: Primary Care Management of the Patient With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|11:20 a.m.–12:20 p.m.||Module 3: A Focus on Endocrinology for the Patient With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|12:20 p.m.–12:40 p.m.||Networking Lounge and Exhibit Hall Break|
|12:40 p.m.–1:40 p.m.||Module 4: Cardiovascular Implications & Treatment Strategies for the Patient With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|1:50 p.m.–2:50 p.m.||Module 5: Comprehensive Obesity Care for the Patient With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
|3:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.||Module 6: Coming Full Circle—Ongoing Management of the Patient With Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus|
AANP Live virtual conferences allow you to gain CE, develop skills necessary for your practice and interact with industry thought leaders—all in an online environment that can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection.
At the virtual conference site, you will be able to watch live educational sessions via video streaming and participate by asking questions, leaving comments and joining activities in real time.
By participating online, you have access to all session materials, such as PowerPoint presentations and handouts, prior to the start of the sessions. A virtual session facilitator will be in the room for all live sessions to ensure that questions, comments and group work are shared with both attendees and speakers.
In addition to educational sessions, AANP Live includes online networking opportunities, a conference resource center and the ability to search for and chat with other conference attendees. These features are specifically designed to give virtual attendees the opportunity to engage with presenters and achieve educational outcomes comparable to an on-site conference.
Virtual conferences allow for participants from across the globe to join together for innovative learning opportunities. The inaugural AANP Live: 2019 Diabetes Virtual Conference will feature educational sessions designed to provide in-depth diabetes content suited for advanced learners and clinicians.
Each virtual conference attendee must have his or her own unique AANP login ID and password in order to participate in all conference activities and receive CE credit for attending.
No, registration includes all six sessions for one low cost.
Yes, anyone is welcome to register online for this conference, but AANP members have access to an exclusive discounted rate. Join now and save!
After your registration is complete, you will receive a receipt that includes a full schedule of the live session times (Note: All sessions will be presented in Central Daylight Time [CT]). You will also be asked to test your device prior to logging in to ensure you have the appropriate settings before the event begins.
You will receive email updates from AANP in the weeks leading up to the event. You will also receive an email prior to live day (March 23, 2019) with the link to log in to the virtual conference site.
The virtual conference site will open one hour before the start of the first session. To log in, simply use your MyAANP login ID and password. After you successfully log in, you will receive conference announcements straight to your email inbox.
The virtual conference site will also offer a video presentation upon log in, which will walk you through how to participate in live sessions, post in discussion forums, download conference materials, participate in live chats and use the other site functions.
The conference site will remain open to attendees for 15 days following the live day of the conference.
The AANP Live: 2019 Diabetes Virtual Conference is accessible using any standard web browser. Google Chrome is recommended for the best experience. Alternatively, Windows users will need Internet Explorer version 6 or later, Netscape Navigator version 6.2 or later or Mozilla Firefox. Mac users will need Safari, Netscape Navigator 6.2 or later or Mozilla Firefox. In addition, most mobile operating systems are supported.
AANP reserves the right to change information on this webpage without advance notice.
Cancellations: Your conference registration is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Returned Checks: An administrative fee of $35 will be charged for all checks returned to AANP for insufficient funds.
AANP conference assistance is available during the hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.
AANP appreciates your dedication in planning and providing advisement.
Kathleen Haycraft, DNP, FNP/PNP-BC, DCNP, FAANP
Elda Ramirez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, FAANP
Doreen Cassarino, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, BC-ADM, FNAP, FAANP
Ellie Strock, APRN-BC, ANP, CDE, FAANP
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