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National Conference for Nurse Practitioners Aims to Improve Quality of Patient Care with Evidence-Based Sessions, Hands-On Workshops

April 23-26, 2014 • Hilton Chicago • Chicago, IL

​With increased demand for nurse practitioner care, advanced skills training in evidence-based learning is essential to help improve their overall quality of patient care. Nurse practitioners are invited to attend the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners: The Conference for Primary and Acute Care Clinicians, (, April 23-26, 2014, at the Hilton Chicago in Chicago, IL. The conference provides a forum for evidence-based educational sessions, hands-on workshops, and skill-building sessions that deliver comprehensive, results-oriented strategies. The conference is sponsored by  Wolters Kluwer Health – Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, publisher of  The Nurse Practitioner journal.
Nurse practitioners and advanced practice clinicians in primary and acute care settings will learn from top-rated speakers in a variety of sessions on drug updates, chronic pain, laboratory diagnosis, health disparities among LBGT persons, ARDS and asthma, heart failure, dermatology, pediatrics, geriatrics, billing and coding, and more. CE and Rx credit will be awarded.

Participants can earn additional contact hours and extend their learning experience after the conference by visiting

"With a strong evidence-based approach to learning, attendees at the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners will gain valuable skills, insight from advanced practitioner educators on a range of topics, and hands-on learning workshops," said Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, and conference chairperson. "Plus, we offer easy access to online session content and continuing education, and an opportunity to exchange ideas with your peers.  This is the conference of choice for among advanced practitioners."

For complete registration information, visit the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners website at

Program Highlights 
Wednesday, April 23, keynote address: "Awesome Practiced Daily!"
Carol L. Thompson, PhD, DNP, ACNP, FNP, FCCM, FAANP, Professor and Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP, Concentration Coordinator, Department of Advanced Practice and Doctoral Studies, The University of Tennessee, College of Nursing, Memphis, TN.

Dr. Thompson will characterize 'awesome' by the '5 C's:' Competence, Caring, Coordination, Collaboration, and Compensation.

Breakout sessions, workshops, and skill-building sessions will follow over the course of the conference, including:

  • Making Sense of Diabetes Medications
  • Providing the Annual Medicare Wellness Visit: Effective Strategies for Scheduling, Documenting, Billing, and Coding
  • Advanced Heart Failure: Recognition, Evaluation, and Treatment
  • Understanding the Latest Sepsis Guidelines
  • Helping Your Patients (and you) Find Balance and Calm in a Chaotic Life/Practice
  • Getting Ready for NP Certification
  • Botanicals for Women's Health
  • Diagnostic Criteria for Managing Depression and Anxiety in Primary Care

Hands-on workshops are incorporated throughout the program and are among the most popular annual offerings. Featured workshops, presented as two-part courses, include "Basic Suturing," "Common Office Procedures," "Dermatologic Procedures," "Orthopedic Assessment/Upper Extremity/Joint Injection," and "Principles of Splinting."

Continuing Education/Pharmacology Credit
The 2014 conference offers up to 21.75 contact hours of continuing nursing education and up to 16.5 contact hours can be applied to advanced pharmacology requirements. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins is accredited as an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. 
About Wolters Kluwer Health
Wolters Kluwer Health is a leading global provider of information, business intelligence and point-of-care solutions for the healthcare industry. Serving more than 150 countries and territories worldwide, Wolters Kluwer Health's customers include professionals, institutions and students in medicine, nursing, allied health and pharmacy. Major brands include  Health Language ®Lexicomp ®Lippincott Williams & WilkinsMedicom®MedknowOvid ®Pharmacy OneSource®ProVation ® Medical and  UpToDate ®.

Wolters Kluwer Health is part of  Wolters Kluwer, a market-leading global information services company. Wolters Kluwer had 2012 annual revenues of €3.6 billion ($4.6 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations in over 40 countries across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America. Follow our official Twitter handle:  @WKHealth.
About Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc.
Conference management services are provided by Anthony J. Jannetti, Inc., a healthcare management, marketing, and publishing corporation located in Pitman, NJ (

Members of the press are invited to attend the conference and interview speakers and exhibitors. A complimentary one-day pass will be granted to members of the press. An editorial production timeline will be requested. For more information, contact Connie Hughes at (646) 674-6348 or via e-mail at