42nd Annual NPO Education Conference

24.75 CNE contact hours

Date / Time

Oct 16, 2019, 6:30am – Oct 19, 2019, 8:00pm Save to your calendar (.ics file)

Valley River Inn
1000 Valley River Way
Eugene, OR 97401

42nd Annual NPO Education Conference #

Join us for the 42nd Annual NPO Educa­tion Confer­ence at the Valley River Inn in Eugene, OR. The confer­ence will open with a workshop, poster presen­ta­tions and recep­tion on the evening of Wednesday, Oct. 16 and will continue with workshops and educa­tion sessions running through Saturday, Oct. 19.

The confer­ence is designed to support the profes­sional practice and learning needs of nurse practi­tioners, clinical nurse special­ists, advanced practice nurses, physi­cian assis­tants and other inter­ested health care providers by providing a variety of evidence-based educa­tional topics.

Educational Sessions #

The confer­ence features more than three days of educa­tional sessions including:

  • Changing Minds, Changing Policies: Making the Most of the Evidence on the Contri­bu­tions of Nurse Practitioners
  • Role of the NP in Aging America
  • Case Studies in NP Malprac­tice Suits
  • Wilder­ness and Human­i­tarian Medicine
  • LGBTQ Sexual Health
  • Chronic Condi­tions in Psychiatry
  • many more!

Get hands-on experi­ence in workshops such as:

  • Begin­ning and Advanced Suturing
  • Joint Injec­tion
  • Hands-on Women’s Health
  • Mastering Your Muscu­los­ketetal Exam

Featured Speakers #

Peter I. Buerhaus, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP(h)
Dr. Peter Buerhaus is a nurse and a health care econo­mist, well known for his studies and publi­ca­tions focused on the nursing and physi­cian workforces in the United States, forecasting nurse and physi­cian supply, devel­oping and testing measures of hospital quality of care, deter­mining public and provider opinions on issues involving the delivery of health care, and assessing the quantity and quality of health care provided by NPs.

Sessions: Changing Minds, Changing Policies: Making the Most of the Evidence on the Contri­bu­tions of NPs

Laurel Short, DNP, MSN, FNP‑C
Laurel Short is a Physical Medicine and Rehabil­i­ta­tion Nurse Practi­tioner with Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic in Overland Park, Kansas. She earned her under­grad­uate degree in Nursing from Luther College, a master’s degree in Nursing from the Univer­sity of Kansas, and recently completed a Doctor of Nursing degree with an emphasis on self-manage­ment for chronic migraine. She finds working with patients who have chronic condi­tions extremely rewarding. Nothing beats seeing a patient trans­form from being overwhelmed by a medical issue to feeling empow­ered and in control. I often say that a major treat­ment goal is to put you back in the driver’s seat of your life.’ ” She is passionate about working with rehabil­i­ta­tion patients to maximize their function and wellness. She enjoys presenting at medical confer­ences and commu­nity events about rehabil­i­ta­tion topics.

Laurel is a board-certi­fied Family Nurse Practi­tioner and an active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practi­tioners and the Academy of Spinal Cord Injury Profes­sionals. Her clinical practice includes compre­hen­sive muscu­loskeletal and neuro­logic rehabil­i­ta­tion medicine.

Continuing Education #

Up to 24.75 contin­uing nursing educa­tion contact hours will be avail­able. Pharma­cother­a­peutic contact hours will also be avail­able.

Oregon Nurses Associ­a­tion is accred­ited as a provider of contin­uing nursing educa­tion by the American Nurses Creden­tialing Center’s Commis­sion on Accreditation.

Registration #

Regis­tra­tion is currently open through Friday, Oct. 4, 2019.

To register, go the the NPO website. If you have any questions or diffi­cul­ties with regis­tra­tion, please contact Amy Ferguson at NPO@oregonrn.org or (503) 293‑0011 ext. 1306.

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Valley River Inn
1000 Valley River Way
Eugene, OR 97401