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8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL 32821

Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 8:00am ET - Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 5:00pm ET
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Additional Information

Thursday is a Workshops only Day.  General Conference starts Friday.

Dialogue in Policy and Participation - FNPN PAC EVENT -Thursday Night Click Here for more information. 

For Room Reservations CLICK HERE   Special room pricing ends August 1, 2019

Program Advertising is Available.  See Exhibitor Registration for more Details and Pricing.

**This year, the Florida Nurse Practitioner Network will be collecting donations of school supplies at our annual meeting to benefit the Women’s and Children’s Shelter at the Salvation Army. Please bring your donations of backpacks, notebooks, pens, pencils, markers, crayons, paper, etc. to the designated donation table during the conference. You will receive a raffle ticket for each donation.

The Salvation Army Women’s and Children’s Shelter serves the Orlando Metropolitan Area as a 62 bed facility for women and children experiencing homelessness.  This facility provides a warm and safe environment to women and children in need of emergency shelter and women and children seeking to make the transition from homelessness to stable housing.   

Through their partnership with Housing and Urban Development, they offer a Supportive Housing Program and through our partnership with The Veteran’s Administration, they offer transitional programs to women veterans who are experiencing homelessness, the only shelter of this kind in Central Florida.

Registration Refund and Cancellation Policy

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Refunds will not be issued after Monday July 26, 2019

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations: All cancellations require written notification to FNPN at Please Note: If you cancel your conference registration please cancel your housing reservation.

FORCE MAJEURE: In the event FNPN should find it necessary to cancel or postpone the FNPN 2019 Annual Conference for any reason, including but not limited to low registration, strikes, acts of nature, war, terrorist acts or other circumstances beyond FNPN's control, FNPN's liability shall be limited to refund of registration fees paid minus any fees incurred by FNPN.

Refunds: Refunds on paid registrations will be issued for written cancellation requests received via email no later than July 26th 2019 midnight. All refunds will be issued for the paid registration minus a $50 administrative fee or a $25 administrative fee for a student/retired registration.  Refunds will not be issued after Friday, July 26, 2019.

Returned Checks: An administrative fee of $150 will be charged for all checks returned to FNPN for insufficient funds.

No Shows: If you do not cancel in writing to FNPN and do not attend, you still are responsible for payment.

Event Agenda


Event Agenda

Thursday, August 15, 2019 at 8:00am ET - Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 5:00pm ET

All times listed in Eastern Time (US & Canada).
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Thursday, August 15, 2019

  • 7:30am - 12:00pm

    Workshop Registration

    Exhibitor Registration 1:00pm -4:00pm

    Thursday is Workshops Only. The general conference starts Friday.
    Please note that workshops are a separate additional fee and may be purchased without attending the conference. General Conference ticket prices do not include workshop and additional registration for general session is required .

  • 8:00am - 12:00pm

    Location-Grand 4 -Acute care topics in a stepwise approach: Sepsis, ECG and CXR interpretation, and preoperative clearance for surgery.

    Donna Lester, DNP, MS, CNS-CC, ACNP-BC
    4.0 CE Credits

  • 8:00am - 11:00am

    Location: Grand 2 -Business 101 for NP’s

    Cindy Parsons, DNP, APRN-BC, FAANP Laureen Fleck, PhD, FNP-BC, CDE, FAANP Janet Dubois, DNP, ARNP, FAANP
    3.0 CE Credits

  • 9:00am - 12:00pm

    Location: Grand 3 -Introduction to IUD Insertion and Removal

    Suzy Ruxton, MS, APRN, FNP-C Donna Cruey, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
    3.0 CE Credits

    In this workshop, participants will learn about the different types of Intrauterine Devices, as well as techniques for insertion and removal. Participants will practice on non-live models.

  • 1:00pm - 4:00pm

    Location: Grand 3 -Incision and Drainage and Techniques for Excision

    Suzy Ruxton, MS, APRN, FNP-C Donna Cruey, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
    3.0 CE Credits

    In this workshop, participants will learn two techniques of Incision and Drainage, as well as methods for Excisions. Participants will practice on non-live models.

  • 6:30pm - 8:00pm

    Location: 222276 - FNPN PAC Event - Dialogue in Policy and Participation.

    Sen. Denise Grimsley, Vice President for AdventHealth Wauchula and AdventHealth Lake Placid Lecture Title: The In and Outs of the Legislature.

    Cocktails, Desserts, and Networking.
    Additional tickets are available, bring a guest, bring a friend, bring a spouse!
    Your $50 donation benefits the FNPN PAC.
    Cash Bar

Friday, August 16, 2019

  • 7:00am - 4:00pm


    Please note that general session prices do not include workshops on Thursday. Thursday workshops are a seperate ticket and an additional registration is required for workshops.

  • 7:00am - 8:00am

    7am Breakfast with Exhibitors

    Please join us for breakfast in the exhibit hall before the first session.

  • 8:00am - 9:15am

    Location: Grand 7B -The Healing Power of Laughter: Nourishing the Nurse Within You

    Keynote Speaker: Diana Jordan
    1.25 CE Credits

    Motivational Speaker Nurse Humorist

  • 9:15am - 10:00am

    Break/Exhibits/Ribbon Cutting

  • 10:00am - 12:15pm

    2019 AANP CE Series: Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks & Benefits

    Brett Badgley Snodgrass, FNP-C, CPE, FACPP, FAANP
    2.0 CE Credits

    The most recent nationally vetted standards for safe opioid prescribing are presented based on the FDA Prescriber Education blueprint and developed by CO*RE. Content discusses the four phases of safe prescribing standards: (1) pain assessment and screening tool use guidelines; (2) opioid trial definition and expected components including UDT, PPA & Informed Consent; (3) long term therapy, UDT and screening tool use frequencies, and (4) aspects associated with termination of care. Concepts of Red Flag behaviors and problem cases are reviewed. Pharmacology information includes CO*RE content on immediate release and long acting opioids, dose and drug family changes, equal analgesic drug conversions and abuse deterrent medications. Completion of this program and its evaluation meets many state based requirement, including Boards of Nursing, for opioid prescriber education.
    *Non BON Mandatory* CE per AANP

  • 12:00pm - 12:15pm


  • 12:15pm - 1:15pm

    The Interventions Project For Nurses : An Overview

    Shannon Large, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, CARN-AP CEO Intervention Project for Nurses
    1.0 CE Credit

  • 1:15pm - 2:15pm

    Industry Sponsored Product Theater- Avion/Acella Pharmaceuticals

    Avion Speaker-Jamille Nagtalon-Ramos EdD, MSN, WHNP-BC, IBCLC, FAANP- Choosing a combination oral contraceptive to balance the needs of your patients. Acella Speaker-Christine Kessler MN, CNS, ANP, BC-ADM, CDTC, FAANP - Understanding the options for management of hypothyroidism

  • 2:15pm - 3:15pm

    NSO: Medication Management for Nurse Practitioners: Protecting yourself from liability

    David Griffiths, MBA, BS
    1.0 CE Credit

  • 3:15pm - 4:15pm


    Posters = 1.25 CE applied

  • 4:15pm - 5:15pm

    Location: Grand 7B - Breakout 1A-Behavioral Health

    Heidi B. Magyar, PsyD, APRN
    1.0 CE Credit

    Depression in the 21st Century.

  • 4:15pm - 5:15pm

    Location: Grand 2 -Breakout 2A-Chronic Disease

    1.0 CE Credit

    Management of Chronic Kidney disease.

  • 4:15pm - 5:15pm

    Location: Grand 3 -Breakout 3A-Evidence & Practice Part 1

    Susan Smith, PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, ACNP- BC, RNFA, WCC, FAANP
    1.0 CE Credit

    Integrating the Best Available Evidence into Clinical Practice

  • 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Location: Grand 2 -Breakout 1B-Behavioral Health

    Cindy Parsons, DNP, APRN-BC, FAANP
    1.0 CE Credit

    Suicide Assessment and Prevention starts with Primary Care

  • 5:15pm - 6:15pm

    Location: Grand 7B -Breakout 2B-Chronic Disease

    Amanda Chaney, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
    1.0 CE Credit

    Update on Hep C and other liver diseases.

  • 5:30pm - 6:15pm

    Location: Grand 3 -Breakout 3B-Evidence & Practice Part 2

    1.0 CE Credit

    Integrating the Best Available Evidence into Clinical Practice

  • 6:30pm - 7:15pm

    Wine and Cheese Reception

    Please join us for networking with regional directors as well more exhibitor time!!

Saturday, August 17, 2019

  • 7:00am - 4:00pm


    All Lectures Saturday Located in Grand 7B

  • 7:00am - 7:30am

    Breakfast with Exhibitors

  • 7:30am - 8:30am

    Industry Sponsored Product Theater Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc

    Elena A. Christofides, MD, FACE Endocrinology Associates, CEO Endocrinology Research Associates, CEO

    JARDIANCE Data From the Comprehensive Clinical Development Program
    This program will discuss recent data from the ongoing JARDIANCE clinical development program. The presentation will cover efficacy and safety data, as well as the dosing information for JARDIANCE.
    Attendees will also have the opportunity to ask the faculty questions about the data presented.

  • 8:30am - 9:45am

    Annual Membership Meeting

    FNPN Board of Directors
    1.25 CE Credits

    2019 Legislative roundup and strategies for 2020

  • 9:45am - 10:30am


  • 10:30am - 11:30am

    The Pocket Endocrinologist : When To Play and When To Punt

    Featured Speaker: Christine Kessler, MN, CNS, ANP, BC-ADM, CTDC, FAANP
    1.0 CE Credit

  • 11:30am - 12:00pm

    Rapid Fire Presentations

    0.5 CE Credits

  • 12:00pm - 1:00pm

    PTSD in Primary Care

    Irma Jordan, DNP, FNP/PMHNP-BC
    1.0 CE Credit

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Industry Sponsored Product Theater Novo Nordisk

    Arelis Madera, MD, FACE, FACP

    Are We Waiting Too Long to Start a GLP-1 RA in Adult Patients With Type 2 Diabetes?

  • 1:00pm - 2:00pm

    Invitational think tank working lunch

  • 2:00pm - 3:00pm

    Anticoagulation : Know When To Hold Em

    Pam Dudkiewicz, DNP, APRN, AOCNP
    1.0 CE Credit

  • 3:00pm - 3:30pm

    Wrap up/closing