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Association of Southeast Minnesota Nurse Practitioners

2017 MNNP Conference "Strengthening Our Foundation"

Posted 10 months ago by Marci Newcome

Registration is now open for the 2017 Minnesota Nurse Practitioners' Conference "Strengthening Our Foundation" on December 1 and 2 at the Continuing Education and Conference Center in St. Paul, MN.  More information and a registration link can be found at


Friday (Clinical Topic Focus)

8-8:10 President address: (Dianne Willier-Sly)

8:10-9:10 Keynote speaker: (Cindy Cooke)

9:15-10:15 (Breakout)

  1. Anxiety/Depression management (Karen Anderson, CNS)
  2. Pain Management (Kirsten Lappen, CNS)

10:30-11:30 (Breakout)

  1. Diabetes Management (Alexis Forsberg)
  2. Resistant HTN (Dr. Matthew Chu) 

11:30-12:30 Lunch/Vendors

12:30-1:30 Ortho Skills: (Noelle Maze, APRN, CNP)

1:30-1:45 Break/Vendors

1:45-2:45 (Breakout)

  1. Lab Values (Pat Fahey-Bacon)
  2. Access to mental health care in the rural area (Dr. Beth Goode)

2:50-3:50 Radiology (Dr. Chris Major)

3:50-4:00 Closing

4-5:30 Networking/professional reception (cash bar and free hors d'oeuvres) and vendor interaction

Saturday (Professional Practice Focus)

8:00-8:10 Opening presentation

8:10-9:10 (Breakout)

  1. Student session (Tips and Tricks for new NPs) (Julie Sabo)
  2. Career NP (The why’s and How’s to become politically involved as a NP) (Maria Ruud)

9:10-9:20 Break/vendors

9:20-10:20 MIPS/Macra and what you need to know- (Lisa Gall & Candy Hansen)

10:20-11:50 Panel Discussion (Giving back through volunteerism)-Moderated by Julie Dahl (MNNP board volunteer)

  • MN Med Corp (MDH)-Barbara Lundgren
  • Medical Missions-Marci Newcome, MSN, APRN, CNP
  • St. Mary’s Health Clinic (free clinic)- Diana Tafur APRN, CNP
  • AANP (national organization)-Deb Lindgren-Clendenen APRN, CNP