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March 3, 2018     8 am to 5 pm    Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton, Wa

Conference Agenda 2018

7:30 - 8:00am
Registration, Continental Breakfast

8:00 - 8:15am
Welcome, Announcements

8:15 - 9:30 am
Session 1
Keynote: Grace, Grit and Gratitude: Finding IKIGAI-Our Reason for Being
Gretchen Schodde, MN, ARNP, FNP-BC, NC-BC

9:45 - 10:45 am
Session 2 Concurrent Sessions (select one)

Session 2A
Communication & Nursing Considerations with Individuals with Developmental Delays/Autism
Debra Dineen, BCBA & Courtney Vain, MSW
Session 2B
Orthopedic Surgery Preparation & Post -op Interventions
Brian Wicks, MD
Session 2C
Difficult Conversations: End of Life Preparations
Joe Johnson, MD
Session 2D
Pre Diabetes: Prevention as a Community Action
Susan Buell, Christine Fisher, RD,CD,CDE, CPT
Session 2E
Physical Examination Skills Workshop: HEENT: Cranial Nerves
DoQuyen Huynh, ARNP, DNP, FNP
10:45 - 11:00 am
Break and Exhibits

11:00 - 12:00 am
Session 3 Concurrent Workshops (select one)

Session 3A
Physical Therapy's Role in the Treatment of Pain
Steve Goldrick, PT, DPT, OCS, TPS, CSCS
Session 3B
Addiction in the Local Community: Meth & Heroin
Brian Burwell, MSSA, CDP, LSWAIC
Session 3C
Pelvic Pain: A Non-Pharmacologic Approach
Kara Stadshaug, PT, DPT, CLT, PHC
Session 3D
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Brain Wood, MD
Session 3E
Physical Examination Skills Workshop: Cardiovascular: Murmurs
DoQuyen Huynh, ARNP, DNP, FNP

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Exhibits

1:00 - 2:15 pm
Session 4
Keynote Panel: The Ever-evolving Research in Health and Wellness: Nutrition, Mindfulness, & Sleep
Keynote Speaker: Linda Pedersen, MN, ARNP, FNP-BC, moderator
Panel: Anita Bermann, MS, RDN, CD
Cy Fisher, ND Jayne Peterson, BSN, RN, NC-BC

2:30 - 3:30 pm
Session 5 Concurrent Workshops (select one)

Session 5A
Nutrition and Wellness
Anita Bermann, MS, RDN, CD
Session 5B
Sleep and Wellness
Cy Fisher, ND
Session 5C
Mindfulness Practice & Self Care: Promoting Wellness at Home & at Work
Jayne Peterson, BSN, RN, NC-BC
Session 5D
Justin Penn, MD
Session 5E
Physical Examination Skills Workshop: Respiratory: Auscultation
DoQuyen Huynh, ARNP, DNP, FNP

3:30 - 3:45 pm
Break and Exhibits

3:45 - 4:45 pm
Session 6 Concurrent Workshops (select one)

Session 6A
Medical Marijuana: An Evidence-based Review
Jennifer Kapur, PharmD
Session 6B
Immune Modulators in Cancer Treatment
Cynthia Smith, RN, BA, MSN, AOCN
Session 6C
Pediatric Primer
Niran Al Agba, MD, FAAP
Session 6D
Contraceptive Update
Lori Nelson, BSN, ARNP
Session 6E
Physical Examination Skills Workshop: Abdomen
DoQuyen Huynh, ARNP, DNP, FNP

Conference Ended:
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Nursing care and the specialty areas of nursing are undergoing many changes. It is imperative for nurses to maintain a current understanding of disease management and nursing implications. This program includes a variety of educational topics designed to improve the nurse’s ability to provide patient care across the spectrum of health and illness.

To enhance the knowledge and skills of nurses and advanced practitioners on the Kitsap Peninsula and in surrounding areas. Also, to foster a sense of community and provide networking opportunities among all levels of healthcare providers.

Nursing continuing education contact hours are provided by Harrison Medical Center. Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15532, for 6.25 contact hours.

It is the policy of the West Sound Advanced Practice Association and Harrison Medical Center to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational programs. All individuals who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Mechanisms to ensure that presentations are free from commercial bias are in place. Faculty will disclose any off-label and or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation. Full disclosure of this information will be given at the beginning of the course presentation.

Acknowledgements will be given to all supporters at the time of the conference.

Hard copies of speaker slides and note-taking materials will not be provided. You may download conference materials from our website prior to the conference by going to and clicking on the “Conference Materials” tab. You will be prompted to enter the login and password you receive when you register. Although we do our best to include all speaker notes on the website prior to the conference, we cannot guarantee that each speaker will provide their finalized notes before the symposium.

The option for "day of" registration will be determined on space available. Please preregister. If you need information about "day of" registration availability, please contact WSAPA at There is a high likelihood that registration will be closed before the day of the event due to high registration volume. We encourage you to register early online.

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