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Pharmacology Update

When: Wednesday, May 23, 2018
8:00 AM
Where: Wyndham Springfield City Centre
700 E Adams Street
Springfield, Illinois  62701
United States
Contact: Joanne Buckley

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Pharmacology Updates are a single day program and a must attend for the APRN.

Now more than ever practitioners must keep current with updates for the drugs widely prescribed in primary and specialty healthcare to address the issues and concerns that commonly arise with their use in the treatment of adult and pediatric patients.

Building on the knowledge base of past programs expert faculty who have demonstrated expertise and a passion for education of their peers, the Pharmacology update provides a unique and valuable opportunity to increase or maintain prescribing skills, stay current with the latest in pharmacology, and get needed pharmacology contact hours.

Topics to be covered:

7:30 a.m.                    Registration and Coffee

9:00 – 11:00 a.m.       Opioids:  From the Poppy Fields to the Patient

Kirk Moberg, M.D., PhD

11:00 – 12:00 p.m.     "A Pill for Your Thoughts: Understanding the Role of Oral Prostacyclins in Pulmonary Hypertension"

            Erin Mancl, PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP

12:00 -- 12:45 p.m.    Networking Lunch

12:45 – 1:45 p.m.       Pulmonary Medications- Common Drugs and Treatments

                                    Margaret Gaynor, APRN, CNP

1:45 – 2:45 p.m.         Update in Treatment of Pediatric Epilepsy

                                    Kristie Taggart, MSN, APRN, PCNS-BC

2:45- 3:00 p.m.          Break

3:00 – 4:00 p.m.         Weighing the Pros and Cons of Hormonal (and non- hormonal) Contraception

                                    Whitney Henderson, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.         Managing Neurodegenerative Disease- New Treatments and Medications

                                    Theresa Towle, DNP, FNP-BC, CNRN, APRN


Illinois Society for Advanced Practice Nursing
P.O. Box 636
Manteno, IL 60950
Phone: 815-468-8804