Saturday, November 2, 2019

8 a.m - 4:30 p.m

Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
Main Lecture Hall 
401 Broadway
Camden, NJ 08103

About the Advanced Practice Provider Symposium
Cooper University Health Care’s Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Symposium is designed to enhance APP’s 
knowledge in areas of surgery, osteoporosis, pharmacology, pediatrics, infectious disease and cardiovascular care. Our speakers are experts in their field and are delighted to share current evidence-based treatments and exciting new developments in their areas of expertise. The educational opportunity offers continuing education credits and networking opportunities for APP’s who are working in hospital and ambulatory settings.


Continuing Education

This seminar is approved for up to 7 Continuing Education credits (CEU) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits through the American Academy of Physician Assistants and the NJ State Nurses Association.


2019 Advanced Practice Provider Symposium Schedule

8:00 a.m. - 8:45 a.m. - Registration and Breakfast
8:45 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. - Opening Remarks and Announcements
Advanced Practice Providers and Independent Licensed Practitioners
Eileen Campbell, MSN, APN Assistant Vice President Cooper University Health Care
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. - KEYNOTE
Strategies for Improving Your Emotional Intelligence
Maureen Sullivan, MHS, PAC
Presenter will discuss the importance of emotional intelligence in relationships, how to recognize social emotional awareness and the effects on patients and other team members. Attendees will learn the three secrets of good emotional health.
10:15 a.m. - 11:05 a.m. - Session 1
Track 1 Urology: Female Urinary Incontinence
Monique Wilson, MSN, APN-C
Focus of this session is on female urinary incontinence in a world where a woman is juggling so much. What can she do when staying dry is added to the many lists of tasks? Discussion on types, causes and management of urinary incontinence will be presented. 
Track 2 Pain Management: Managing Pain in the Acute Care Setting
Janice Delgiorno, MSN, ACNP-BC
This session will focus on managing pain using a multi modal approach. Challenging cases such as patients with acute and chronic pain will be presented.
Track 3 Wound Care: Basic Toolbox for the Provider to Manage Wounds
Rosemary Kates, MSN, APN, CWON
Presenter will discuss basic wound healing and the factors that compromise wound healing. Common etiologies seen by the provider in the office or hospital setting will be explored with a discussion on how to select basic dressings to promote wound healing.
Track 4 Pediatric Surgery: Surgical Emergencies of the Newborn 
Jaquelyn English, MS, PA
This presentation will provide information on identifying anomalies in the newborn that may require emergent surgical care. Pre and post-operative care will be discussed with focus on recognizing potential complications.

11:05 - 11:30 a.m. - Break, Networking, Poster Presentations

11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. - Session 2
Track 1 HIV Hepatitis: Hepatitis C and Linkage to Care and HIV General Medicine Update 
Elizabeth Fletcher, DNP, RN, APN-C
This session will focus on identifying patients at risk for Hepatitis C and HIV. Discussion will focus on screening and testing recommendations from the CDC.
Track 2 TAVR: The Ever Changing Landscape of TAVR 
Wendy Shell, MSN, AGACNP, APN

This session will focus on TAVR or Transcatheter Aortic Valve replacement .This minimally invasive procedure will be described and patients who would benefit as potential candidates will be discussed.

Track 3 Headaches: Managing Migraines
Jessica Bryson, PA-C
Presenter will provide a deeper look into managing headaches and migraines for the provider.
Track 4 ADHD: ADHD Fact and Fiction?
Nora Vizzachero, DNP, APN
Speaker will focus of the multimodal approach to treatment of ADHD and will offer some alternative treatments. Discussion will also focus on the myths of ADHD.
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Lunch (provided), Exhibits, Poster Presentations
1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. - Session 3
Track 1 Survivorship: Survivorship
Evelyn Robles, DNP, APN, AOCN
As Director of the Survivorship program at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper, this speaker will discuss national guidelines for the management of patients who have completed their active treatment and are transitioning into survivorship care including a focus on wellness, quality of life and health promotion.
Track 2 Orthopedics: In Hospital Complications of Total Joint Arthroplasty
Shaun Rowe, PA-C
This presentation will focus on the optimization of patients undergoing joint arthroplasty prior to surgical intervention.
Track 3 Polypharmacy: When Less is More
Jayme Morris, APN-BC, MSN
The speaker will focus on defining polypharmacy, identifying risks and consequences in overprescribing and the benefits to conscious prescribing. Strategies for safer practices for prescribers will be discussed.
Track 4 Pediatric HIV: Management of Pregnant Women Living with HIV and Prevention of Perinatal Transmission
Susan Burrows Clark, APN-C, MSN
Discussion will center on screening, best practices and management of HIV during pregnancy. Case reviews will be presented in order for the learner to understand the impact of systems and situations in clinical care.
2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. - Session 4
Track 1 Breast Cancer: Dense Breast and High Risk Assessment and Management
Helen Nichter, APN-C, CBCN & Jennifer Bonafiglia, MSN, APN-C, AGCNP, OCN
Speakers will provide an overview of dense breast management and assessment of patients at high risk for breast cancer. Discussion will include the definition of “high risk” and the management of patients at considered high risk.
Track 2 Trauma Informed Care: Getting to Why: Adult Health Risks from Biologic Embedding of Childhood Adversity
Rebecca Bryan, DNP, AGPCNPC, APN
This session will focus on Trauma Informed Care. The learner will be able to describe how Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE’s) increase risk of the leading cause of death in the United States and how to assess for ACE in adult patients.
Track 3 Obesity: Obesity in Practice
Dawn Stepnowski, DNP, ANP-BC, NEA-BC, CBN
Learn how obesity is affecting many of the disease states treated in the acute care and ambulatory settings.
Track 4 Pediatric Trauma: Initial Resuscitation
Stacey Staman, 
This session will focus on the emergent care of the severely injured child. Discussion will include the common mechanisms of injury and the physiologic responses of traumatically injured children as compared to adults.
3:20 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Break, Networking, Poster Presentations, Snack
3:30 p. m. - 4:20 p.m. - Provider Self-Care
Caring for Yourself While Taking Care of Others
Kelly Gillrain, PhD & Anastasia Bullock, PsyD
Provider well-being and burnout will be addressed. The speakers will focus on exploring skills to keep you stay healthy, both physically and emotionally.
4:20 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Closing Remarks
Eileen Campbell, MSN, APN
4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Wine and Cheese Social (optional)