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May 18-21, 2006

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Dear Colleague,

I'm excited to announce the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners & Acute Care Clinicians conference that will be held May 18-21, 2006, at the Philadelphia Marriott in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The conference is sponsored by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, publisher of The Nurse Practitioner journal. I'd like to personally invite you to join me for this exciting event. We'll kick off the meeting with afternoon breakout sessions and an evening Keynote Address presented by Diann B. Uustal, EdD, RN, MS, President/Consulting Educator, Clinical Ethicist, Educational Resources in Health Care, Inc., Soddy Daisy, TN entitled, "24/7 Rebalance Your Life(style)," followed by an early evening reception with exhibitors. Count on hearing some outstanding speakers! Our top-rated, expanded faculty will bring you topics with a broad array of appeal to those who practice in either the primary care or the acute care setting. Be sure to register for the hands-on workshops--a big reason why many of you choose this conference over the many others available to you. We welcome NPs, CNSs, PAs, and students who want to advance their knowledge and skills and earn CE, CME, and pharmacology credit. New and notable this year is the addition of an acute care track in every time slot! You'll notice the first 4 tracks are dedicated to primary care clinicians and tracks 5 and 6 are specifically geared toward acute care clinicians. As we recognize the need for the expanded tracks, the panel has pulled together an outstanding program that is sure to excite you and fit your practice needs. See page 3 for information on accreditation for Physician Assistants this year, in addition to the nursing credit already offered! And, once again...we're offering the NP Certification and Practice Preparation Course, the nation's leading review course. More than 35,000 nurse practitioners have used this course to successfully achieve certification. If you're an NP who is graduating soon, changing your practice focus, considering certification, or getting ready for a clinical rotation, this course is for you! We're offering the prep course for those of you seeking ANP, FNP, or GNP certification. The prep course is offered during every time slot beginning on Friday morning. You must complete the entire course, but will have the opportunity to add additional courses and will also have access to the exhibit hall throughout the conference. Read further in this brochure for more detailed information and pricing. My visibility at each conference earns me opportunities for feedback from the clinicians who attend. As a program planner, my greatest rewards are hearing them describe how much they've learned and seeing them so enthused about their professional and personal growth. I'm humbled to hear how the conference motivates clinicians to spearhead improvements at work, re-excites them about their profession, and helps them recognize the difference they make in other people's lives. I look forward to seeing you in Philadelphia this spring. Sincerely,

Planning Panel

Margaret A. Fitzgerald, MS, APRN,BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP Conference Chairperson President, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc. North Andover, MA Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN-CS, FAAN, ACNP, CCRN Associate Professor Rush University College of Nursing, Chicago, IL Karen McPherson, MS, CMSRN, APRN,BC, CRNP Director of Continuing Education & Conferences Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Ambler, PA Jamesetta A. Newland, PhD, APRN,BC, FNP, FAANP, FNAP Editor-in-Chief, The Nurse Practitioner Director of Primary Health Care Associates, Pace University, Lienhard School of Nursing, Pleasantville, NY AnneMarie Palatnik, MSN, APN,BC Clinical Nurse Specialist Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, NJ Janet Thomas, MS, RN,BC Manager, Continuing Education Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Ambler, PA Anne Woods, RN, CRNP, APRN,BC, MSN Clinical Director, Journals Lippincott Williams & Wilkins Ambler, PA Adjunct Faculty, Immaculata University Immaculata, PA Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care, Chester County Hospital West Chester, PA

Margaret A. Fitzgerald, MS, APRN, BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP Conference Chairperson President, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc. N. Andover, MA; Family Nurse Practitioner, Greater Lawrence (MA) Family Health Center; Adjunct Faculty, GLFHC Family Practice Residency, Lawrence, MA

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Topics Poster submissions should contain subject matter of interest to either primary care and/or acute care practitioners in all specialty areas and practice settings. Proposal Guidelines Poster Proposal Format Requirements · Abstract title · Author/presenter name(s), institution represented, address, phone number. Please indicate who will serve as the primary contact (we will contact that person only). · 2-3 behavioral objectives (what the attendee will learn after viewing your poster) · Abstract (250 word-limit includes abstract only)--statement of the problem, rationale, methodology, results, and conclusion. (When presenting a product, use the generic name.) · Recent references (dated from 1999 to 2006 unless it is a "landmark study") · Submit your abstract via e-mail to [email protected] in a Microsoft Word format. Submit to: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins c/o Karyn Cousart 323 Norristown Road, Suite 200 Ambler, PA 19002 Phone: 1 (800) 346-7844, ext. 7750 E-mail: [email protected] Deadline All submissions must be postmarked by March 1, 2006. Notification Abstract submissions will be reviewed by a member of the planning panel. You'll receive notification of acceptance or rejection via e-mail by March 31, 2006. Web site Visit our Web site for additional information at www.ncnpconference.com.

Continuing Education Provider Information

Program Goals and Objectives The purpose of the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners & Acute Care Clinicians is to offer interactive tutorials, presentations, and practical workshops that promote clinical excellence and improve the quality of care that health care practitioners provide. By attending the conference and participating in the educational sessions, you'll be able to: 1. Consult with experts in primary and acute care, as well as clinical subspecialties. 2. Discuss issues related to family, adult, pediatric, geriatric, women's health, legal, mental health, and acute care practice specialties. 3. Develop your assessment and clinical management skills in hands-on workshops. 4. Evaluate current and new treatment methods and pharmacologic therapies. 5. Identify issues that affect advanced practice, including reimbursement, malpractice, credentialing, starting your own practice, and using the latest technology. 6. Increase advanced practice clinicians' skill set in order to provide expanded services, improve billing, and reimbursement. Provider Accreditation Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (LWW), publisher of The Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist journals, will award up to 25 contact hours for this continuing nursing education activity. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is also provider-approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 11749 for 25 contact hours. LWW is also an approved provider by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN 00012278), Alabama #ABNP0114, Florida #FBN2454, and Iowa #75. Your certificate is valid in all states. Pharmacology Credit There are many sessions with significant pharmacology content, and up to 20 contact hours can be applied to advanced pharmacology requirements. NEW for 2006! CME Credit Lippincott Williams & Wilkins has applied for 20 CME credits from the American Academy of Physician Assistants, approval pending. Any commercial product presented or displayed within the educational activity is not indicative of endorsement or approval by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

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THURSDAY, MAY 18, 2006

12:30 pm ­ 2:00 pm 101 Managing Chronic Heart Failure Kismet Rasmusson, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Family Nurse Practitioner, The Heart Failure Prevention and Treatment Program at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT; Adjunct Faculty NP student preceptor, University of Utah College of Nursing, Salt Lake City, UT Review the spectrum of heart failure management based on the latest AHA/ACC heart failure guidelines in this session. The focus will be how the stages of heart failure can guide both pharmacologic and device/mechanical treatment. 102 The Next Step in Pain Control: Post COX-2 Inhibitors in the Age of Oxycontin Abuse Yvonne D'Arcy, MS, CRNP, CNS, Pain Management & Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner, Pain & Palliative Care Outcomes Manager, Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, MD What does a busy practitioner do for patients who complain of pain now that options are limited for nonopioid medications? Should you start opioid medications? This session will provide information on prescribing pain medications, using medication combinations for complex pain presentations, and dealing with patients who have both pain and substance abuse disorders. 103 Cutaneous Manifestation of Systemic Disease Barbara Sinni-McKeehen, MS, APRN, BC, DNC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Dermatology Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Administrator, Bay Pines VAMC, Bay Pines, FL The presenter will combine her lecture with detailed color photos and a discussion of skin findings associated with a variety of systemic diseases. 104 A Prospective Look at Anticoagulation Therapy: From the Inpatient to the Outpatient Setting Lynn B. Oertel, RN, MS, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA Anticoagulants are used commonly by primary care providers for the management and prevention of a variety of diseases including atrial fibrillation and venous thromboemboli. This session will discuss the latest anticoagulant management strategies for a variety of common indications in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. 105 Acute Care Management of Liver Failure Lynn A. Kelso, MSN, RN, APRN,BC, FCCM, Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Assistant Professor, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, KY Learn assessment and management strategies for problems that occur in patients with liver failure. The lecture will include a discussion of neurological abnormalities, bleeding and coagulopathies, and renal dysfunction associated with liver failure. 106 Status Asthmaticus and COPD Exacerbations Susan Corbridge, MS, RN, ACNP, Clinical Instructor, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL Review the clinical presentation and assessment of patients with acute exacerbations of asthma and COPD and provide the rationale for an evidence-based therapeutic approach to both disease states. Prevention of acute exacerbations also will be addressed. 2:00 pm ­ 2:30 pm Break 2:30 pm ­ 4:00 pm 107 Emerging Infectious Disease Threats: Community-Acquired MRSA and More Margaret A. Fitzgerald, MS, APRN, BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, President, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Family Nurse Practitioner, Greater Lawrence (MA) Family Health Center; Adjunct Faculty, GLFHC Family Practice Residency, Lawrence, MA What community, patient, and provider factors have contributed to the development of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphyloccus aureus (CA-MRSA)? What are the risk factors and common clinical presentations of CA-MRSA? What are the most effective treatment options for this condition? These questions, and what community-acquired infectious disease risk looms on the horizon, will be answered in this case-based session. 108 Arrhythmias in Primary Care: Diagnosis and Treatment W. Lane Edwards, Jr., MSN, ARNP, ANP, Nurse Practitioner, Department of Internal Medicine, Lee Memorial Health System, Ft. Myers, FL Participants in this session will experience a lecture, discussion, case study, and computer-assisted presentation that will aid the primary care provider in the identification and treatment of common office arrhythmias. Additionally, PAC, PVC, atrial fibrillation, atrial flutter, heart blocks, bradyarhythmias, and tachyarrhythmias will all be discussed.

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109 Allergy Therapeutics: What to Use When Kathleen Conboy-Ellis, NP, PhD, AE-C, FAAAAI, Assistant Professor of Nursing, University of Tampa, Tampa, FL With the plethora of medications available for the treatment of allergies, it becomes a real challenge to decide maximal therapeutic benefits with minimal adverse effects. Both drugs and delivery systems will be discussed. 110 Five More Things I Wish I Knew Last Year Louis Kuritzky, MD, University of Gainesville, Gainesville, FL There are numerous overlooked or misunderstood pearls in the literature today. This presentation will provide an assortment of clinical insights applicable to daily practice. 111 Time is Brain: Assessment and Management of Stroke Mary Kay Bader, RN, MSN, CCRN, CNRN, Neuro/Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist, Mission Hospital, Mission Viejo, CA Patients presenting to the hospital with an acute ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke must be quickly identified so that the hospital's stroke team can be accessed and emergent care provided. From the emergent phase in the emergency department to the diagnostic/operative phase in radiology/OR to the ICU, advanced practice nurses must be knowledgeable and involved in the care of the acute stroke patient. This session will review the national standards for stroke centers devised by the American Stroke Association, evidence-based protocols for assessing, diagnosing, and intervening with stroke patients, and the continuum of care for patients presenting with acute stroke. 112 Severe Acute Pancreatitis: An Update in Management Sophia Chu Rodgers, MSN, NP-C, ACNP, Nurse Practitioner, Cardiothoracic Service, Lovelace Sandia Health Systems, Albuquerque, NM Severe acute pancreatitis can have a high-associated morbidity and mortality. Many of these patients can have a prolonged ICU course. This presentation will review the pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, diagnostic studies, potential complications, and also will discuss current and new treatments. 4:30 pm ­ 5:00 pm Welcome and Opening Address 5:00 pm ­ 6:00 pm Keynote Address 113 24/7 Rebalance Your Life(style) Diann B. Uustal, EdD, RN, MS, President/Consulting Educator, Clinical Ethicist, Educational Resources in Health Care, Inc., Soddy Daisy, TN Too many of us are living a lifestyle that's hectic and work oriented, leaving little time for nourishing our own souls and creating healthy relationships! This session will engage and inspire you by providing insightful tips and practical tools for rebalancing work and play, establishing healthy boundaries, and enhancing authentic relationships. Get real about your lifestyle and take responsibility for adding meaning to your life, not just for a day, but 24/7! 6:00 pm ­ 8:00 pm 114 Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall Join us for the Grand Opening of Exhibits! Enjoy a light reception while you network with colleagues and faculty, and visit company representatives to review the latest products and technologies in the industry today.

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7:30 am ­ 8:30 am Exhibit Hall Open/Posters Network with colleagues and faculty, and visit company representatives to review the latest products and technologies in the industry today. Coffee and tea will be available. 8:30 am ­ 10:00 am 201 NP Certification and Practice Preparation Louise McDevitt, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Adult, Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Dartmouth-Cheshire Emergency Care Services, NH and Grace Cottage Family Practice, VT; Adjunct Clinical Professor, UMASS Graduate School of Nursing; Clinical Instructor, Albany Medical School, Albany, NY If you're an NP who is graduating soon, changing your practice focus, considering certification, or getting ready for a clinical rotation, this course is for you! We're offering the preparation course for those of you seeking ANP, FNP, or GNP certification. More than 35,000 nurse practitioners have used this course to successfully achieve certification. We'll cover a wide range of subject matter and after taking this course, you'll be able to apply clinical decision-making skills at test time and in

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your practice. All participants (ANP, FNP, GNP) will take the core track, which is 2 full days (May 19 & 20); add the extra half-day session (May 21) if you're seeking FNP certification. You also have the option of adding regular conference sessions and exhibits before and after this course. See registration page for options. 202 Gaining Hospital Privileges Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, ARNP, FNP, Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner, Merrimack Village Family Practice, Merrimack, NH Whether your focus is acute care or primary care, independent practice, or collaborative practice, you need to know the steps to getting credentialed to practice in a hospital. Benefit from your colleague's experience and learn what lies ahead. 203 Contraceptive Options: Menarche to Menopause Nancy E. Dirubbo, BS, APRN,BC, RNC, Director, Laconia Women's Health Center, Laconia, NH Learn about the wide range of contraceptive choices available for your patients from puberty through menopause. Help your patients make the best contraceptive choices based on her lifestyle, health status, and age. 204 WORKSHOP PART 1: Advanced 12-Lead ECG Analysis W. Lane Edwards, Jr., MSN, ARNP, ANP, Nurse Practitioner, Department of Internal Medicine, Lee Memorial Health System, Ft. Myers, FL A lecture, discussion, and computer-assisted presentation designed to assist the primary care provider with advanced knowledge in the interpretation and clinical implications of axis calculation, bundle branch blocks, hemi-blocks, hypertrophy, ischemia, injury, and infarction. This is not an introductory class in 12-lead ECG analysis. The participant is expected to have a working knowledge of rates, intervals, waveforms, leads, and their anatomical associations. If you register for this session, you must also take session 210. 205 Sticks and Stones Can Break Your Bones: The Essentials of Orthopedic Trauma Linda Laskowski Jones, RN, MS, APRN, BC, CCRN, CEN, Director, Trauma, Emergency and Aeromedical Services, Christiana Care Health System ­ Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE Fractures can be simple or complex--even life or limb threatening. This session will cover essential information that nurses need to competently care for patients with orthopedic injuries. Areas of emphasis will include patient assessment, initial fracture stabilization, pertinent diagnostic studies, management strategies and common complications. 206 Recognize and Reduce the Risks of Acute Renal Failure Mary Schira, PhD, APRN, BC, ACNP, Associate Clinical Professor and Director, ACNP and ENP Programs, The University of Texas at Arlington School of Nursing, Arlington, TX We'll focus on the types of acute renal failure (prerenal, intrarenal, postrenal), common etiologies of each, and how to differentiate among the types. Individuals at high risk to develop acute renal failure will be identified and strategies to prevent, as well as treat, acute renal failure will be addressed. 10:00 am ­ 10:30 am Exhibit Hall Open/Posters Network with colleagues and faculty, and visit company representatives to review the latest products and technologies in the industry today. 10:30 am ­ 12:00 pm 207 NP Practitioner Certification and Practice Preparation Louise McDevitt, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Adult, Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Dartmouth-Cheshire Emergency Care Services, NH and Grace Cottage Family Practice, VT; Adjunct Clinical Professor, UMASS Graduate School of Nursing; Clinical Instructor, Albany Medical School, Albany, NY Certification preparation course for ANP, FNP, GNP continues. Please see session 201 for complete description. 208 How to Manage ADD/ADHD in the Primary Care Setting Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, ARNP, FNP, Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner, Merrimack Village Family Practice, Merrimack, NH Attention deficit disorder and attention deficit hyperac6

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tivity disorder are growing concerns in pediatric and family practice. Discussion will focus on how to identify these conditions and how to provide pharmacologic management and ongoing monitoring. In addition, you will learn when to refer and how to provide support to families and caregivers. 209 Sexual Dysfunction in the Female Louis Kuritzky, MD, University of Gainesville, Gainesville, FL New and exciting information has recently been released for sufficiently commonplace maladies for which every primary care clinician should have a functional knowledge base. This presentation will review new management techniques for common disorders affecting female sexual function. Fortunately, clinicians can anticipate a high success rate of treatment. 210 WORKSHOP PART 2: Advanced 12-Lead ECG Analysis W. Lane Edwards, Jr., MSN, ARNP, ANP, Nurse Practitioner, Department of Internal Medicine, Lee Memorial Health System, Ft. Myers, FL Please see session 204 for complete description. If you register for this session, you must also take session 204. 211 Management of Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Teresa Hills, MSN, RN, ACNP, BC, CNRN, Neurosurgery/Neurotrauma Critical Care Nurse Practitioner, Christiana Care Health Systems, Newark, DE Understanding the critical care management of severe traumatic brain injury is vital in improving outcomes and survivability. With the latest technologies in monitoring intracranial pressure, cerebral tissue oxygenation, and cerebral blood flow, secondary brain injury can be prevented. This presentation will focus on the management of severe traumatic brain injury with the latest technologies and treatments. 212 Acute Coronary Syndromes and the Need for Early Intervention AnneMarie Palatnik, MSN, APN, BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, NJ Learn the pathophysiology of atherosclerosis, plaque rupture, and thrombogenesis. The use of platelet inhibitors, anticoagulants, fibrinolytics and their effects on thrombus will be discussed. Specific attention will be given to the AHA/ACC guidelines for treatment of NSTEMI. 12:00 noon ­ 1:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open/Posters Network with colleagues and faculty, and visit company representatives to review the latest products and technologies in the industry today. Lunch will be available. 12:30 pm-1:30 pm Optional Lunchtime Session 213 Do the "Write" Thing for Your Career Anne Woods, RN, MSN, APRN,BC, CRNP, Clinical Director, Journals, Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Ambler, PA Have you thought about writing for professional publication but don't know how to go about it? Meet the clinical director of The Nurse Practitioner journal to get her perspective. Learn to develop a manuscript that suits the needs of the reader, the journal, and the editors so it's more likely to be accepted. Even if you've written before, you can pick up tips on how to streamline your work and increase your chance of success. Bring topic ideas so you can participate in an open discussion and get feedback from the group. Lunch will be available in the session room. 1:30 pm ­ 3:00 pm 214 NP Certification and Practice Preparation Louise McDevitt, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Adult, Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Dartmouth-Cheshire Emergency Care Services, NH and Grace Cottage Family Practice, VT; Adjunct Clinical Professor, UMASS Graduate School of Nursing; Clinical Instructor, Albany Medical School, Albany, NY Certification preparation course for ANP, FNP, GNP continues. Please see session 201 for complete description. 215 When Sugar Goes Sour: Intensive Insulin Therapy in the Hospitalized Patient Christine Kessler, RN, CS, ANP, MN, Nurse Practitioner, Department of Endocrinology & Metabolic Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC Research has found that intensive insulin therapy can reduce the mortality of hospitalized diabetics by as much as 34%. This fascinating session will provide practical tips on how to sensibly manage these challenging patients--tips that can be easily adapted to nearly every diabetic clinical situation. 216 Primarily Migraine Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, ARNP, FNP, Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner, Merrimack Village Family Practice, Merrimack, NH In the United States, 28 million individuals suffer from migraine headaches, yet only 48% of these individuals have actually been diagnosed with migraines. Recent research has shown that the vast majority of these indi7

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viduals have been diagnosed incorrectly, many having been told that he or she suffers from sinus or tension headaches. The etiology, symptoms, signs, and current treatments will be discussed. In addition, comparison between the various triptans will be made. 217 WORKSHOP PART 1: Accurate Ortho Examination and Joint Injection Clifford F. Ashley, BS, LATC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Certified Athletic Trainer; Lab Instructor, Northeastern University ­ Athletic Training Education, Boston, MA; Monica N. Tombasco, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., North Andover, MA; Family Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Department, MWV Health Care, North Conway, NH This dynamic, interactive course will give the participant both a didactic and hands-on learning experience. Physical assessment of the knee and shoulder as well as joint and soft tissue aspiration and injection will be discussed. In addition, each participant will demonstrate (on a colleague) a thorough physical exam of the knee and shoulder and will practice joint and soft tissue injections of these areas on simulated models. Please wear loose, comfortable clothing. If you register for this session, you must also take session 223. 218 WORKSHOP PART 1: Places in The Heart: Central Venous Access Sophia Chu Rodgers, MSN, NP-C, ACNP, Nurse Practitioner, Cardiothoracic Service, Lovelace Sandia Health Systems, Albuquerque, NM This presentation will provide a direct hands-on approach to the insertion of central venous catheters. In addition to learning the various landmarks to the internal jugular, subclavian, and femoral approach, the participants also will learn to use an ultrasound access locator device. If you register for this session, you must also take session 224. 219 Use Rapid Response Teams for Improved Outcomes JoAnne Phillips, RN, MSN, CCRN, CCNS, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Patient Safety, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA ` What's your role in developing a rapid response team? Learn the answer to this question and more ... including gaining administration's support, interdisciplinary collaboration, staffing, and measuring outcomes. 3:00 pm ­ 3:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open/Posters Network with colleagues and faculty, and visit company representatives to review the latest products and technologies in the industry today. 3:30 pm ­ 5:00 pm 220 NP Certification and Practice Preparation Louise McDevitt, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Adult, Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Dartmouth-Cheshire Emergency Care Services, NH and Grace Cottage Family Practice, VT; Adjunct Clinical Professor, UMASS Graduate School of Nursing; Clinical Instructor, Albany Medical School, Albany, NY Certification preparation course for ANP, FNP, GNP continues. Please see session 201 for complete description. 221 Challenging Cases in Lab Diagnosis Margaret A. Fitzgerald, MS, APRN, BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, President, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Family Nurse Practitioner, Greater Lawrence (MA) Family Health Center; Adjunct Faculty, GLFHC Family Practice Residency, Lawrence, MA Are you looking to improve your lab data interpretation skills? Using a case-based approach, this program is designed to help you refine your skills in ordering and analyzing the results of laboratory tests in select hepatic, renal, and hematologic problems. 222 Osteoporosis 2006: Choices in Therapy W. Lane Edwards, Jr., MSN, ARNP, ANP, Nurse Practitioner, Department of Internal Medicine, Lee Memorial Health System, Ft. Myers, FL The goal of this session is to provide the primary care provider with the ability to diagnose and treat osteopenia and osteoporosis given an array of treatment alternatives. This multimedia presentation is designed to assist you with the identification and treatment options for bone resorption and prevention of fractures. The discussion will include pathophysiology of resorption, risk factors for osteoporosis, and treatment options for both peri- and postmenopausal women. 223 WORKSHOP PART 2: Accurate Ortho Examination and Joint Injection Clifford F. Ashley, BS, LATC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Certified Athletic Trainer; Lab Instructor, Northeastern University ­ Athletic Training Education, Boston, MA; Monica N. Tombasco, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., North Andover, MA; Family Nurse Practitioner, Acute Care Focus

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Emergency Department, MWV Health Care, North Conway, NH Please see session 217 for complete description. If you register for this session, you must also take session 217. 224 WORKSHOP PART 2: Places in the Heart: Central Venous Access Sophia Chu Rodgers, MSN, NP-C, ACNP, Nurse Practitioner, Cardiothoracic Service, Lovelace Sandia Health Systems, Albuquerque, NM Please see session 218 for complete description. If you register for this session, you must also take session 218. 225 Promoting Positive Outcomes by Integrating Evidence-Based Practice into Advanced Practice Ruth Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP, Nurse Practitioner, Rush University College of Nursing; Our Lady of the Resurrection Medical Center, Chicago, IL The use of evidence-based practice is being advocated for many areas of practice to ensure best practices for patients and to promote positive outcomes. This is especially important for acute care clinicians as many aspects of patient care are impacted by research findings and best practices. Yet, evaluating research for use in practice can be challenging. This session will review the use of evidence-based practice and highlight recent advances in practice pertaining to advanced practice. 8:30 am ­ 10:00 am 301 NP Certification and Practice Preparation Louise McDevitt, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Adult, Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Dartmouth-Cheshire Emergency Care Services, NH and Grace Cottage Family Practice, VT; Adjunct Clinical Professor, UMASS Graduate School of Nursing; Clinical Instructor, Albany Medical School, Albany, NY Certification preparation course for ANP, FNP, GNP continues. Please see session 201 for complete description. 302 The Complexities of Caring for the Person with Metabolic Syndrome Joyce L. Ross, MSN, CRNP, CS, Nurse Practitioner, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA Prevalence, assessment, and treatment for metabolic syndrome will be addressed in this dynamic session. We'll use handouts and review case studies throughout the lecture to assist participants in recognizing and identifying treatments for this syndrome that currently affects 24% of our population. We'll discuss how each component of this syndrome can lead to coronary artery disease. 303 Early to End-Stage COPD in the Outpatient Setting Mary Knudtson, DNSC, NP, Professor Family Medicine, Director of FNP Program, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA Learn current pharmacologic, diagnostic, and management techniques for patients with COPD. In this session, we'll discuss the clinical presentation of COPD including diagnosis and treatment of the acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis in the adult patient along with the epidemiology, pathophysiology, pathogenesis, diagnosis and management of COPD. The new GOLD and ACPISIM/ACCP guidelines for COPD will be reviewed. Evidence-based guidelines for the management of acute exacerbations of chronic bronchitis will be included. Home management and hospital admission criteria also will be presented. 304 Cyclic Fluctuations and Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding Nancy E. Dirubbo, BS, APRN,BC, RNC, Director, Laconia Women's Health Center, Laconia, NH Differentiating normal from abnormal uterine bleeding can be a challenge. What choices can women be offered to improve quality of life? When is medical intervention necessary? Learn the causes and medical and surgical treatments of dysfunctional uterine bleeding.

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305 What Advanced Practice Clinicians Should Know About Cardiovascular Studies Suzanne Wambold, PhD, RN, RDCS, FASE, Associate Professor, The University of Toledo; Director of the Cardiovascular Program and Chairperson for the Department of Health Professions in the College of Health and Human Services, Toledo, OH This session will provide clinicians with practical knowledge and application of cardiovascular exams which can be used in the diagnosis and treatment of common cardiac conditions. Case studies will be interspersed throughout the lecture to emphasize the importance and clinical utility of each exam. Discussion and questions are encouraged. 306 Updates in Sepsis Management Michael Ackerman, DNS, RN, CCRN, ACNP, Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY Learn the latest in evidence-based clinical practice to manage sepsis. This session includes an in-depth overview of the clinical signs and symptoms, diagnostic studies, and pharmacologic management, and methods to prevent complications of this deadly condition. 10:00 am ­ 10:30 am Exhibit Hall Open/Posters Network with colleagues and faculty, and visit company representatives to review the latest products and technologies in the industry today. 10:30 am ­ 12:00 pm 307 NP Certification and Practice Preparation Louise McDevitt, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Adult, Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Dartmouth-Cheshire Emergency Care Services, NH and Grace Cottage Family Practice, VT; Adjunct Clinical Professor, UMASS Graduate School of Nursing; Clinical Instructor, Albany Medical School, Albany, NY Certification preparation course for ANP, FNP, GNP continues. Please see session 201 for complete description. 308 Hot Topics in Drug Therapies: New Products, New Uses, New Warnings Margaret A. Fitzgerald, MS, APRN, BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, President, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Family Nurse Practitioner, Greater Lawrence (MA) Family Health Center; Adjunct Faculty, GLFHC Family Practice Residency, Lawrence, MA What is the latest in drug therapy? What are the treatment guidelines? What are the latest new uses and cautions for use of established medications? What products

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have recently gone generic? Learn the answers to these and other questions in this informative session. 309 Community-Acquired Pneumonia (CAP) in the Adult Patient Mary Knudtson, DNSC, NP, Professor Family Medicine, Director of FNP Program, University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA Learn current, pharmacologic, diagnostic, and management techniques for adult patients with CAP. The latest Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS) guidelines for the treatment of CAP will be identified. Common etiologic and atypical agents, recommendations for chest radiographs, indications for hospitalization, antibiotic susceptibility, and choice will be presented. Recommendations for initial empiric antimicrobial therapy and laboratory testing also will be discussed. 310 Peripheral Arterial Disease: The Insidious Invader Mary Sieggreen, APRN, NP, CNS, CVN, Nurse Practitioner, Vascular Surgery, Harper University Hospital, Detroit Medical Center, Detroit, MI Peripheral arterial disease, common in the United States, is often overlooked by primary care providers. It affects approximately 12% of adults. It's more common in men under the age of 65 but after age 65, both genders are equally affected. It can be a marker for cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease. The physical findings can be subtle and patients may not complain of symptoms until the disease is advanced. Assessment, diagnosis, and management of lower extremity arterial disease will be discussed. 311 Approaches to Wound Care in the Emergency Department and Family Practice Robert M. Blumm, MA, PA-C, Surgical PA, Clinical Instructor of Surgery and Emergency Medicine, Hofstra University, Long Island, NY We are considered the experts in the emergent care of wounds, and in particular, lacerations. We live in a time where national security is being compromised by terrorism and the probability exists that we'll need to be experts in dealing with mass casualties. Cutting-edge knowledge of the approach to the trauma patient in the emergency department and family practice office is essential to our flawless response to disaster situations, as well as the everyday care of patients with lacerations. This lecture will reinforce the quality assurance issues, as well as A-Z care of a patient who presents with a wound.

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312 Intraabdominal Hypertension and Abdominal Compartment Syndrome: Rare or Unrecognized? John J. Gallagher, MSN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, RRT, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Surgical Critical Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA By attending this session, you'll become familiar with the pathophysiology, detection, and treatment of intraabdominal hypertension (IAH) and abdominal compartment syndrome (ACS). Key assessment findings associated with IAH/ACS and clinical application of bladder pressure measurement will be discussed. 12:00 noon ­ 1:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open/Posters Network with colleagues and faculty, and visit company representatives to review the latest products and technologies in the industry today. Lunch will be available. 1:30 pm ­ 3:00 pm 313 NP Certification and Practice Preparation Louise McDevitt, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Adult, Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Dartmouth-Cheshire Emergency Care Services, NH and Grace Cottage Family Practice, VT; Adjunct Clinical Professor, UMASS Graduate School of Nursing; Clinical Instructor, Albany Medical School, Albany, NY Certification preparation course for ANP, FNP, GNP continues. Please see session 201 for complete description. 314 Identifying Drug/Herb Interactions Christine Kessler, RN, CS, ANP, MN, Nurse Practitioner, Department of Endocrinology & Metabolic Medicine, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Washington, DC Over 60 million Americans use herbal remedies--a 400% increase in the past decade! Make no mistake, this form of therapy is here to stay. The concern for practitioners is their safe use. This session will address more than a dozen of the most commonly used herbs, their intended use (and "real" efficacy) and their frequent drug-herb interactions. 315 Hypertension and End Organ Damage: Choosing the Best Medications W. Lane Edwards, Jr., MSN, ARNP, ANP, Nurse Practitioner, Department of Internal Medicine, Lee Memorial Health System, Ft. Myers, FL This lecture is designed to assist the primary care provider with the ability to identify and treat hypertension with the goal of decreasing end organ damage associated with high blood pressure. A group discussion will allow the primary care provider to identify the best medication regimen to decrease proteinuria, decrease LVH, reduce CAD, and promote glucose disposal. 316 WORKSHOP PART 1: Ophthalmology/Eye Exam Linda S. Blasen, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Physician Specialists at Doctor's Hospital and Azure Medical Group, Sarasota, FL Learn to assess the patient with ocular complaints, including orbital trauma, lid problems, red eye, painful eye, dry eye, diabetic or hypertensive retinopathy, and macular degeneration. A detailed description of the anatomy of the eye, along with discussion of common acute, chronic, and emergent problems and interventions will be presented. Hands-on experience will include performing an ocular exam, and use of ophthalmoscope and panoptic ophthalmoscope. BRING AN OPHTHALMOSCOPE, if possible. If you register for this session, you must also take session 322. 317 WORKSHOP PART 1: Thoracic Procedures for the Acute Care Clinician Michael Ackerman, DNS, RN, CCRN, ACNP, Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY If you are employed in an emergency room, critical care unit, or procedural suite, you could be called upon to assist or perform various emergency procedures. In this session, you'll become skillful in chest tube insertion. If you register for this session, you must also take session 323. 318 Management of Acute Lung Injury and ARDS: An Evidence-Based Approach John J. Gallagher, MSN, RN, CCNS, CCRN, RRT, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Surgical Critical Care, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA This session is designed to familiarize the critical care nurse with current mechanical ventilation and adjunctive treatment strategies applied to the patient with Acute Lung Injury (ALI) and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS). Strategies explored include lung protective ventilation, positioning, and pharmacological agents with potential benefit. Associated complications also will be discussed. 3:00 pm ­ 3:30 pm Break 3:30 pm ­ 5:00 pm 319 NP Certification and Practice Preparation Louise McDevitt, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Adult, Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Dartmouth-Cheshire Emergency Care

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Services, NH and Grace Cottage Family Practice, VT; Adjunct Clinical Professor, UMASS Graduate School of Nursing; Clinical Instructor, Albany Medical School, Albany, NY Certification preparation course for ANP, FNP, GNP continues. Please see session 201 for complete description. 320 Lipid Risk Evaluation Joyce L. Ross, MSN, CRNP, CS, Nurse Practitioner, University of Pennsylvania Health System, Philadelphia, PA We'll discuss components of the assessment for dyslipidemia. Attention will be drawn to all aspects of the assessment inclusive of standard risks, Framingham assessment, assessment for metabolic syndrome, as well as independent risk factors for cardiovascular disease, and how they affect the lipid profile. 321 What's a Mind Got to Do With It? Maintaining the Cognitive Abilities of Your Older Patient Peg Gray-Vickrey, DNS, RN,C, Professor and Associate Vice President, Florida Gulf Coast University, Fort Myers, FL Early diagnosis and treatment of dementia has the potential to improve cognition, functional ability, and behavioral symptoms, as well as delaying nursing home placement. In this session, we'll review criteria for diagnosis and management of Alzheimer's disease and other related dementias. Emphasis will be placed on interventions to maintain cognitive abilities in your older patient. 322 WORKSHOP PART 2: Ophthalmology/Eye Exam Linda S. Blasen, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Physician Specialists at Doctor's Hospital and Azure Medical Group, Sarasota, FL Please see session 316 for complete description. If you register for this session, you must also take session 316. 323 WORKSHOP PART 2: Thoracic Procedures for the Acute Care Clinician Michael Ackerman, DNS, RN, CCRN, ACNP, Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY Please see session 317 for complete description. If you register for this session, you must also take session 317. 324 Management of Decompensated Heart Failure Donna Chojnowski, MSN, CRNP, Clinical Manager/ Nurse Practitioner Heart Failure/Transplant Program, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA The presenter will discuss the failing heart in both the acute and chronic care settings. The lecture and discussion will include assessment of the condition and treatment options available based on the most current heart failure guideline recommendations.

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SUNDAY, MAY 21, 2006

7:30 am ­ 8:30 am Coffee/Tea service will be available. 8:30 am ­ 10:00 am 401 NP Certification and Practice Preparation Louise McDevitt, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Adult, Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Dartmouth-Cheshire Emergency Care Services, NH and Grace Cottage Family Practice, VT; Adjunct Clinical Professor, UMASS Graduate School of Nursing; Clinical Instructor, Albany Medical School, Albany, NY Certification preparation course for FNP, continues. Please see session 201 for complete description. 402 Drug Therapy for Depression and Anxiety Sally K. Miller, PhD, APRN, BC, FAANP, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Prison Health Services, Las Vegas, NV; Assistant Professor, University of Nevada School of Nursing Pharmacologic therapy can be important both as primary management for depression and anxiety and as adjunct to other behavioral and therapeutic interventions. This presentation focuses on the drug management component of depression and anxiety, including SSRIs, SNRIs, TCAs, atypical antidepressants, and benzodiazepines. Both acute and chronic management will be discussed and illustrated via clinical case study. 403 Childhood Otitis Media and Sinusitis: Treatment Guidelines Linda S. Blasen, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Physician Specialists at Doctor's Hospital and Azure Medical Group, Sarasota, FL History and physical exam information will be discussed in order to support a diagnosis of acute otitis media (AOM) or acute bacterial rhinosinusitis (ABRS). Current guidelines for treatment of AOM and ABRS will cover selection of antimicrobials, symptomatic treatment, and supportive care. 404 WORKSHOP PART 1: Dermatology Workshop Sponsored by Orasure Technologies Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, ARNP, FNP, Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner, Merrimack Village Family Practice, Merrimack, NH

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This session will help you develop valuable skills and learn how to use the essential tools and techniques in the diagnosis and management of skin lesions. If you register for this session, you must also take session 410. 405 Type 2 Diabetes: The Latest Treatment Options and Therapeutic Guidelines Tom Bartol, NP, CDE, Family Nurse Practitioner, Richmond Area Health Center; Adjunct Faculty, Husson College, Manchester, ME Due to new diagnosis guidelines for type 2 diabetes, we suddenly have a pandemic. What are you going to do to manage these patients? The good news is that you can improve long-term outcomes. In this session you will learn how to reduce target organ damage by starting your patients on lifestyle and pharmacologic management early. Also learn about exciting new therapies in the management of type 2 diabetes. 406 Common Acute Hematologic Crises Victoria Anderson, MSN, CRNP, Director Clinical Services/Senior Nurse Practitioner, National Institutes of Health National Institutes of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vienna VA Review complex case studies of patients with hematologic abnormalities in this vigorous session. We'll review and discuss the common acute hematologic crises as seen in primary care assessment, diagnosis, treatment, and management. 10:00 am ­ 10:30 am Break 10:30 am ­ 12:00 pm 407 NP Certification and Practice Preparation Louise McDevitt, MS, APRN, BC, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Adult, Family and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Dartmouth-Cheshire Emergency Care Services, NH and Grace Cottage Family Practice, VT; Adjunct Clinical Professor, UMASS Graduate School of Nursing; Clinical Instructor, Albany Medical School, Albany, NY Certification preparation course for FNP, continues. Please see session 201 for complete description. 408 CYP-450 and Drug Metabolism Sally K. Miller, PhD, APRN, BC, FAANP, Associate Lecturer, Fitzgerald Health Education Associates, Inc., No. Andover, MA; Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Prison Health Services, Las Vegas, NV; Assistant Professor, University of Nevada School of Nursing CYP-450 oxidation-reduction and its role in hepatic metabolism of therapeutic pharmacologic agents will be presented. Relevant genetic families and subfamilies will be discussed, and the interactions among substrates, inhibitors, and inducers analyzed. Clinically relevant examples are highlighted. 409 Intensive Insulin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes in the Outpatient Setting Tom Bartol, NP, CDE, Family Nurse Practitioner, Richmond Area Health Center; Adjunct Faculty, Husson College, Manchester, ME More and more people with type 2 diabetes will eventually need insulin therapy to achieve glycemic goals. Many clinicians may feel insecure or overwhelmed starting or continuing type 2 patients on insulin therapy; In insulin therapy can be effectively managed in the outpatient setting. This session will give you some practical tools for initiating, monitoring, and managing insulin therapy in patients with type 2 diabetes. 410 WORKSHOP PART 2: Dermatology Workshop Sponsored by Orasure Technologies Wendy L. Wright, MS, RN, ARNP, FNP, Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner, Merrimack Village Family Practice, Merrimack, NH Please see session 404 for complete description. If you register for this session, you must also take session 404. 411 Hemodynamic Fine-Tuning with Advanced Drug Therapy AnneMarie Palatnik, MSN, APN, BC, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, Camden, NJ Build your confidence in maintaining hemodynamic stability. This session will review the influences of pharmacologic agents to enhance hemodynamic function. Specific attention will be given to continuous intravenous infusion medications. 412 Acute Gastrointestinal Bleeding: More Than Just Blood and Guts Eleanor Fitzpatrick, MSN, RN, CCRN, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Surgical ICU, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA We'll provide an in-depth review of the potentially lifethreatening disorder of acute gastrointestinal bleeding. Current concepts in diagnosis and management will be offered as well as important prevention strategies. All sessions are subject to change based on speaker availability.

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Hotel Information Philadelphia Downtown Marriott 1201 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107 Single Occupancy: $165 Double Occupancy: $185 Reservations: 1-215-625-6139 A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott. A reduced room rate of $165 single/$185 double occupancy (plus tax) is available until the cut-off date of Tuesday, April 25, 2006. Reservations made after this date are subject to the hotel's regular daily rate. To make reservations, call 1-215-625-6139. You can also reserve your hotel room online at www.ncnpconference.com. Check-in time is 4:00 pm; check-out time is 12:00 noon. The Philadelphia Downtown Marriott is located in center city Philadelphia and is 8 miles from Philadelphia International Airport. At the Marriott, your ultimate comfort is their first priority. This hotel has been awarded a 4-diamond rating by AAA and it offers guest rooms featuring upgraded amenities, as well as services that make your trip as easy as it is pleasurable. The spacious guest rooms are designed with the business traveler in mind, with plenty of space to spread out, and comfortable places to relax. The Marriott's facilities include an indoor swimming pool, a whirlpool, and a fitness facility. In the heart of the business district, and in the heart of America's historic quest for liberty, the Marriott Downtown commands a towering presence, rising to every occasion for your business, leisure, and meeting needs. The hotel is connected to the Pennsylvania Convention Center (although all meetings will be held within the hotel) and Gallery Mall in Downtown Philadelphia, and it is within walking distance to historic and cultural sites including the Betsy Ross Home, Chinatown, the Cultural District, the Franklin Institute, the Liberty Bell, the Philadelphia Art Museum, Independence Hall, Penn's Landing/Waterfront area, Adventure Aguarium, and much more. Cancellation Policy Bookings are subject to a $25 USD fee for any cancellation/change. If cancellation occurs within the cancellation policy period, a charge of one night's room rate, tax recovery charges, and service fees will be assessed. No refunds will be made for no-shows or early checkouts. Airport Information Philadelphia International Airport is located approximately 8 miles from the Philadelphia Downtown Marriott. Taxi fare is approximately $25.00 one way. Airport shuttle service is available. Air Travel Discounted airfare is available from Northwest and United Airlines, the official carriers of this meeting. Northwest Reservations, scheduling, and ticketing information may be obtained by calling Northwest Airlines at 1-800-328-1111, Monday-Friday, 7am-7pm. Attendees can also access flight information and book tickets online at www.nwa.com. Refer to WorldFile Code NYT65. United Airlines Reservations, scheduling, and ticketing information may be obtained by calling United Airlines at 1-800-521-4041, Monday-Friday, 8am-10pm. Refer to Meeting ID Code: 531RU Car Rental Avis has been chosen as the official car rental company. To receive discounted rates, contact Avis directly at 1-800-331-1600 or visit their web site www.avis.com and refer to AWD code K609400.

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All preregistration for the conference must be received no later than May 5, 2006. Walk-in registrations will be accepted onsite at the Philadelphia Marriott.

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Thursday, May 18

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Full Conference (May 18-21)

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Friday, May 19

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8:30 am ­ 10:00 am 10:30 am ­ 12:00 noon 12:30 pm ­ 1:30 pm (optional lunch session) 1:30 pm ­ 3:00 pm 3:30 pm ­ 5:00 pm

Saturday, May 20

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8:30 am ­ 10:00 am 10:30 am ­ 12:00 noon 1:30 pm ­ 3:00 pm 3:30 pm ­ 5:00 pm

Main Conference A NP Exam Prep-FNP only (2.5 full days) B NP Exam Prep-FNP plus Thursday Sessions/Exhibits C NP Exam Prep-ANP only (2 days) E NP Exam Prep-ANP plus Thursday/Sunday/Exhibits F Full-Time Student (Proof of ID required) G Daily (Full Day 5/19 or 5/20) D Daily (Half Day 5/18 or 5/21) H *Workshop Fee (w/conference) *Workshop Fee (w/out conference) Guest (exhibit hall only)

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A $519 B $440 C $519 E $380 F G D H $519 $269 $229 $129 $79 $129 $75

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All cancellations and transfers must be received in writing. For cancellations received prior to April 27, 2006 we will refund registration cost less a $75 administrative fee. We are unable to make refunds after April 27, 2006 but will gladly transfer your registration to a colleague if the request is made in writing to Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., NCNP Registration, East Holly Avenue, Box 56, Pitman, NJ 080710056. Substitutes must have copy of original confirmation.

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Friday, May 19, 8:30 ­ 12:00 noon Friday, May 19, 1:30 pm ­ 5:00 pm Saturday, May 20, 1:30 ­ 5:00 pm Sunday, May 21, 8:30 ­ 12:00 noon

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