2022 Annual Conference

NACNS Rise 2022 Annual Conference

PROGRAM GUIDE

VIRTUAL REGISTRATION STILL OPEN!

In Person Benefits and Virtual Benefits

This March, join colleagues for the NACNS 2022 Annual Conference, the only national conference dedicated to the clinical nurse specialist.

The NACNS 2022 Annual Conference takes place at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel March 14-17, 2022. The conference will have a hybrid component, meaning there will be certain conference content available online in addition to in person.

We’re thrilled to introduce our Opening Keynote Speaker Andrew Miller, MA, and our Closing Keynote Speakers Deborah Klein, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K, FAHA, FAAN and Mary J. Zellinger, APRN, MN, ANP-BC, CCRN-CSC, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN.

We are also pleased to announce our Pharmacology Workshops:

Iron Deficiency Anemia: Ironing Out the Details in Special Populations with Dannielle R. Brown, PharmD, BCPS

Diagnosis and Pharmacotherapy of Depression with Seferina Kim, PharmD, BCPS and Megan Tomas, PharmD

Pearls for Hospital Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs with Mary Banoub, PharmD, BCIDP

We will offer a multitude of opportunities to engage with CNSs and other nursing leaders from around the nation. Our exhibit hall will allow you to explore new opportunities and relationships with universities, health care systems and technology vendors, publishers, and more.

Our agenda will provide a variety of high-quality, CNS-specific sessions and hands-on clinical skills-building workshops rich in Continuing Education credits.

You don’t want to miss this opportunity to learn and network with colleagues while celebrating the RISE of the CNS!

VIRTUAL REGISTRATION STILL OPEN!

In Person Schedule

PROGRAM GUIDE

Agenda at a Glance Full Agenda

All Virtual content will be available on-demand through EventMobi March 28, 2022.

CE Hours

National Association of Clinical Nurse specialists/NACNS
2022 Annual Meeting
March 14-17, 2022
Virtual and In Person

Jointly Accredited ProviderAccreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nurses (ANCC) Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this live activity for a maximum of 19.50 ANCC contact hours.

Nurse Pharmacology Credits
Please note onsite agenda for identification of sessions eligible for pharmacotherapeutic hours and self-submit those to your board. Keep the agenda as a reference in case they have questions.

Enduring

Jointly Accredited ProviderAccreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Amedco LLC and National Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists. Amedco LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Nurses (ANCC) Credit Designation
Amedco LLC designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 62.50 ANCC contact hours.

In-person attendees will earn up to 19.50 ANCC Contact Hours on-site and then will be able to earn additional CEs, up to the full 62.50 ANCC contact hours, during the virtual on-demand period. In-person attendees have access to all virtual content at no additional cost.

Registration

VIRTUAL REGISTRATION STILL OPEN!

Virtual Registration will be open until May, 31st, 2022.
On-demand content will be available March 28, 2022.

Featured Speakers

Keynote Speakers

Andrew Miller

Andrew Miller, MA Denver Health’s LGBTQ Center of Excellence

Andrew Miller (he/him/his) provides training, consultation, and capacity-building assistance through the Denver Health’s LGBTQ Center of Excellence. Specializing in Transgender and Gender Expansive affirming care, Andrew provides trainings spanning across medical systems, public health departments, academic settings, and community-based non-profit programming. After graduating with a Master’s in Multicultural Clinical Counseling in 2019, Andrew combined his over ten years of national training experience with his passion for creating accessible, affirming clinical settings, and has focused his work towards medical and public health settings.

Deborah Klein

Deborah Klein, MSN, APRN, ACNS-BC, CCRN-K, FAHA, FAAN

Deborah Klein recently retired as the Clinical Nurse Specialist for the Cardiac ICU, Heart Failure ICU, and Cardiac Short Stay/PACU/CARU at Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio where she also served as Vice-Chair for the Ethics Committee.  Her interests include end-of-life care, targeted temperature management, and cardiac assist devices. She has more than 44 years’ experience as a nurse and 39 years as a Clinical Nurse Specialist. She received her BSN and MSN from Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio.  Ms. Klein is active both locally and nationally in professional organizations, including the American Heart Association and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses, where she has served on the Board of Directors and on the Certification Corporation Board of Directors. She has presented at numerous conferences nationally and internationally including serving as Co-Director, Annual Primary Care Update for Nurses (International), US Department of State. Ms. Klein has served on editorial boards of several critical care nursing journals and has published extensively on critical care topics and CNS practice in peer-reviewed journals. She is second editor of the past five editions of the book Introduction to Critical Care Nursing which was the recipient of an American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award. Ms. Klein has received several honors throughout her career including induction as a Fellow in the American Heart Association and as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing. She has received the Cleveland Clinic Health System Carolyn Nieman APRN Excellence Award, American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, the Cleveland Clinic Zielony Nursing Institute Lifetime Achievement Award, the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Circle of Excellence Award, and the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, Nursing Alumni Association Case Western Reserve University Award for Excellence.

Mary Zellinger

Mary J. Zellinger, APRN, MN, ANP-BC, CCRN-CSC, CCNS, FCCM, FAAN Emory University

Mary Zellinger is the Clinical Nurse Specialist for Cardiovascular and Critical Care Services at Emory University Hospital, and a collaborative faculty member of the Emory University School of Nursing in Atlanta, Georgia.  She received her BSN from Duke University, her MN in Adult Health/Critical Care and her Post Masters Nurse Practitioner degrees from Emory University.  Ms. Zellinger has presented at numerous conferences on a national level including the AACN NTI’s, the Scientific Sessions at the AHA, the Society of Thoracic Surgery annual conferences, and the American Cardiology Conferences.  In addition to book chapters, she has published in numerous journals including the Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Issues in Critical Care Nursing, Anesthesia & Analgesia, Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing and AJN.  She is a Fellow in the Society of Critical Medicine, and a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing.  She received the Emory Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award and has been honored as ‘Advanced Practice Nurse of the Year’, and AACN’s National Mentor. She has served on the National AACN Advanced Practice Task Force, the AACN NTI Work Group, and as an item writer for the national AACN Cardiovascular Surgery Critical Care Exam.  Ms. Zellinger is a past president of the Atlanta Chapter of AACN and served on the National Board of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, on the Certification Board of the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, and the Foundation for the Advancement of Cardiovascular Critical Care. She currently serves on the Enhanced Recovery After Cardiac Surgery Advisory Board, the Society of Thoracic Surgery Multidisciplinary Education Committee, the American College of Chest Physicians Education Committee, and the board of the Atlanta AACN Chapter.

Pharmacology Workshop Leads

Dannielle Brown

Dannielle R. Brown, PharmD, BCPS Johns Hopkins Hospital

Dannielle is a clinical pharmacy specialist in Internal Medicine, serving one of the four large academic medicine teams at The Johns Hopkins Hospital. After graduating with her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Hampton University School of Pharmacy in 2015, she completed both a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency and a PGY2 Internal Medicine Pharmacy Residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC prior to taking her current role at The Johns Hopkins Hospital about four and a half years ago. She holds board certification in Pharmacotherapy, and serves as an educator of pharmacy students, post-graduate year (PGY) 1 pharmacy residents, PGY2 pharmacy residents in Pharmacotherapy, as well as medical students and residents. Hematology has always been an interest area of hers and, more recently, she has been involved in analyzing new literature regarding iron repletion in iron deficiency – a topic that she has presented in several settings to interdisciplinary providers. Currently, she is a primary investigator in two ongoing studies at Johns Hopkins looking at current practices surrounding iron repletion in special populations, heart failure and CKD, based on new studies suggesting clinical benefits in these groups…. New studies that will be discussed this evening!

Seferina Kim

Seferina Kim, PharmD, BCPS University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Seferina Kim, PharmD, BCPS is a 2009 graduate of the University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB) School of Pharmacy and has worked in a variety of specialties including adult internal medicine, oncology, transitional care, and ambulatory care. She currently is clinical staff for the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy with a primary site at the outpatient Medication Therapy Management Clinic at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) where she precepts pharmacy doctoral candidates and pharmacy and medical residents. Dr. Kim also serves on an Intimate Partner Violence Collaborative at UMB and is a member of a variety of committees addressing issues of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at both institutions.

Megan Tomas

Megan Tomas, PharmD, BCPS University of Maryland Medical Center

Megan Tomas, PharmD is a 2015 graduate of the Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy. She is a clinical pharmacist at University of Maryland Medical Center and has experience with treating acute care, critical care, and pediatric patients, as well as a special interest in psychopharmacology. She has presented on topics including antimicrobial therapy in pediatric patients on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, treatment of sleep disturbances in post-traumatic stress disorder, and has worked as a research assistant at Sheppard Pratt Hospital reviewing articles relating trauma and dissociation.

Mary Banoub

Mary Banoub, PharmD, BCIDP University of Maryland Medical Center

Dr. Banoub is a clinical specialist in infectious diseases at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). She earned her PharmD at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Pharmacy and completed her first year of residency training at the Johns Hopkins Hospital and second year infectious diseases specialty residency at Wake Forest Baptist Health. In her current position, she serves in her hospital’s Antimicrobial Stewardship Program, on inpatient Infectious Diseases consulting teams, and in an outpatient Infectious Diseases clinic. Her interests include antimicrobial stewardship, antimicrobial resistance, and antiretroviral therapies.

Sponsorship

Please review our Sponsorship Prospectus below!

Sponsors

Thank you to our 2022 Annual Conference Sponsors

Friend Annual Sponsor

Cardinal Health

Supporter Annual Sponsor

Molnlycke Hibiclens

Conference Sponsor

AstraZeneca

Social Event Sponsor

Student Breakfast Sponsor

AANC

Student Breakfast Sponsor

ANCC

Focus Group Sponsor

Cardinal Health

Welcome Bag Sponsor

NSO

Exhibitors

AANC

ANCC

Avanos Cortrak*

Cardinal Health

CMS

DABIR

EMK Medical Services

Enteral Access Tech

ENvizion

Johns Hopkins School of Nursing

Johnson's

Magnolia Medical Technologies

Molnlycke Hibiclens

RF Health

SureSet

University of South Alabama

NACNS Professional Development Committee

Wolters Kluwer

Advertisers

ANCC

CMS

NSO

Molnlycke Hibiclens

WOCNCB

Reservations & Travel

RENAISSANCE BALTIMORE HARBORPLACE HOTEL
202 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21202 USA
+1 410-547-1200

NACNS has a discounted room block at the host hotel for the 2022 Annual Conference. The discounted rate is $164 per night while availability lasts.

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COVID-19 Health & Safety Precautions

NACNS is committed to your health and safety and those of all our guests during the Annual Conference. We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic, CDC recommendations and guidelines, as well as state and local guidelines, and provide updates as needed.

To ensure a safe experience for all, here are the health and safety guidelines at the 2022 Annual Conference:

  1. Face coverings will be REQUIRED at all indoor meeting activities, regardless of vaccination status (Exceptions: when speaking/presenting as part of the Annual Conference program or when eating/drinking). Face coverings will be required, regardless of current city, county, or state policies at the time of the meeting.
  2. In addition to the face coverings requirement, NACNS is requesting that all attendees be vaccinated or have a negative COVID-19 test within 72 hours of attending the meeting. NACNS will provide an electronic attestation, confirming vaccination or negative test status in addition to adherence to the face covering policy. By submitting this attestation form, you also agree to not hold NACNS liable for any possible COVID-19 exposure as a result of traveling to or attending the conference.
  3. If you don’t feel well or show any symptoms of COVID-19, please stay home. Please refer to the CDC Screening questionnaire as a resource (https://www.cdc.gov/screening/paper-version.pdf).
  4. When making your flight and travel arrangements, check the requirements of your airline and the destinations from which you will be travelling.

Current COVID-19 information can be found from the pertinent organizations below: