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Association of Southeast Minnesota Nurse Practitioners

2017 MNNP Conference "Strengthening Our Foundation"

Posted about 1 year 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