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Conference 2018 | Ambulatory Care Nursing Conference
29th Annual Pacific Northwest

Wednesday, April 18, 2018 to Thursday, April 19, 2018  | 8:15 AM - 4:05 PM  | Lynnwood Convention Center

Activity Details

Target Audience

For nurses, nurse practitioners, medical assistants and other interested healthcare professionals.


Nurses in ambulatory care have diverse roles, serve unique groups of patients and require specialized clinical and management skills. This conference is an educational forum for those who practice in a wide variety of settings, including large and small clinics, physician offices, home health, long term care, public health, community health, occupational health, school health, college health, military health, specialty clinics, case management and other outpatient settings. Two general sessions and nine sets of concurrent sessions allow registrants to design a conference that meets their individual needs. Speakers include distinguished local, regional and national experts presenting on clinical assessment, nursing interventions, administrative/management issues and professional development. Conference goals are to strengthen the practice of nursing, promote innovation and create seamless systems for patients and communities. Teaching methods include lecture, discussion, case studies, poster sessions and collegial interchange.

Provided By

UW School of Nursing, Continuing Nursing Education


Kaiser Permanente
Pacific Medical Centers
Sea Mar Community Health Centers
Seattle Children’s Hospital
Swedish Medical Center
The Everett Clinic
UW Environmental Health and Safety
UW School of Nursing
UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center
UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center
UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center
Virginia Mason
Washington State Nurses Association

Contact Hour Credit

Contact Hours: Up to 13.3 | Pharmacology Hours: Up to 5.4 (at the advanced practice level)


Price: $395.00
Please see the website for available discounts and registration options.

Activity Details

Professional Credit

Up to 13.3 contact hours will be awarded. Attendance at sessions (or activity completion) and submission of an evaluation form is required for successful completion.


Respiratory Therapists:  UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor under the Washington Administrative Code, WAC 246-928-442.

School Personnel:  UWCNE is approved as a Washington State clock hour provider by the Washington State Board of Education.

Social Workers and Counselors:  UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor for social workers and counselors under WAC 246-809-610.

Psychologists:  UWCNE qualifies as a Washington State CE program sponsor for psychologists under WAC 246-924-240.

All Other Disciplines:  A certificate of contact hours is awarded for successful completion. Please check the website for the number of contact hours to be awarded for each offering.

UWCNE|Program Schedule

Program Schedule

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Start TimeSessionTitleSpeaker
7:30 AMRegistration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits  
8:15 AMWelcome and Overview  
8:30 AMLiving as Prescribed: Ways to Motivate Improved Self-CareWendy Lustbader 
9:30 AMBreak and Exhibits  
9:50 AMConcurrent Sessions
A01Concussions in Youth Sports (Limited space.)Monique Burton, Haley Seymour, Lauren Roberts 
A02In the Middle of It: Responding to Sensitive Family Issues (Limited space.)Wendy Lustbader 
A03Wound Care: Basics and Beyond for the Ambulatory Care Provider (Limited space.)Teresa Gegax-Martinez 
A04How Documentation Affects Litigation Outcomes (Limited space.)Melissa Hartley 
A05Evolution or Revolution? Current State of Pain Management (Rx=1.16)  (Limited space.)Debra Gordon 
11:00 AMBreak, Exhibits and Posters  
11:15 AMConcurrent Sessions
B01The Evaluation and Management of Common Pediatric Thyroid Conditions and Thyroid Nodules (Rx=1.16)  (Limited space.)Scott Manning, David Werny 
B02Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (Limited space.)Sara Worden 
B03Supporting Transgender Patients in Healthcare (Limited space.)Connor Wesley 
B04Motivational Interviewing: Basics, Updates and Practices (Limited space.)Jonnae Tillman 
B05What to Eat? Fad Diets and Celiac Disease in Pediatrics (Limited space.)Helene Law 
12:25 PMLunch (provided), Optional Group Networking Opportunity (sit with colleagues with similar interests), Exhibits and Posters (Rx=0.0)  
1:30 PMConcurrent Sessions
C01Autism Spectrum Disorder and Early Intervention (Limited space.)C. J. Stout 
C02Living Beyond Breast Cancer: The Nurse’s Role in Prevention and Survivorship (Limited space.)Heidi Trott 
C03Communicable Disease Outbreaks: The Role of Vaccines (Rx=1.16)  (Limited space.)Trang Kuss, Chas DeBolt 
C04Trauma Informed Care - Understanding the Concept and Making It a Reality (Limited space.)Lea Ann Miyagawa 
C05Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact and Practice Issues (Limited space.)Margaret Holm 
2:40 PMBreak, Exhibits and Posters  
2:55 PMConcurrent Sessions
D01Immunization Updates (Rx=1.16)  (Limited space.)Trang Kuss 
D02Social Determinants of Health and Health Disparities (Limited space.)Julian Perez 
D03Sexy Topics in Sexually Transmitted Diseases (Limited space.)Shireesha Dhanireddy 
D04Nurse Care Management: Improving Outcomes with a Patient-Centered ApproachAllison Zelikoff 
D05Emergency Preparedness: The Golden HourTamlyn Thomas 
4:05 PMAdjourn and Evaluation (10 minutes are added to the contact hours for the completion of the online evaluation.)  

Thursday, April 19, 2018

7:00 AMRegistration, Continental Breakfast and Exhibits  
7:30 AMConcurrent Sessions
E01Moving Palliative Care Upstream - Improving Access (Limited space.)Darrell Owens 
E02Poster Presentations SimplifiedYashica Crumpton 
E03HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (Rx=0.83)  (Limited space.)Ann Dreyer 
E04Words Matter - How the Language We Use Influences Our PatientsNatasha Parman, Elliot Feldman 
8:20 AMBreak, Exhibits and Posters  
8:30 AMWelcome and Overview  
8:40 AMEmbracing the Best in Ambulatory Care NursingKathy Mertens 
9:40 AMBreak, Exhibits and Posters  
10:00 AMConcurrent Sessions
F01Nick of Time Foundation: ECG Youth Heart Screening (Limited space.)Sue Apodaca, Darla Varrenti 
F02Chronic Cough in Kids: What to do? (Limited space.)Lisa Musso 
F03Hot Topics in Travel Medicine (Limited space.)Anne Terry 
F04Caring for Victims of Sexual Assault (Limited space.)Terri Stewart 
F05Clinic-to-Community Links with the Y: Evidence-Based Disease Prevention and Management Programs (Limited space.)Wendy Bart 
11:10 AMBreak, Exhibits and Posters  
11:20 AMConcurrent Sessions
G01Caring for Transgender Youth (Limited space.)Julia Crouch 
G02Dementia in Practice: Practical Tools, Real World Advice (Limited space.)Barak Gaster 
G03Emerging InfectionsChristopher Baliga 
G04Heart Failure Management: The Role of the Outpatient Nurse (Limited space.)Jaimie Pechan 
G05Opioid Response - Prescribing and Monitoring Project (Limited space.)Christopher Baumgartner, Blake Maresh 
12:30 PMLunch (provided), Optional Group Networking Opportunity (sit with colleagues from participating agencies), Exhibits and Posters  
12:45 PMOptional certification classLaurie King, Kerri Black 
1:30 PMConcurrent Sessions
H01Pediatric Dermatology for the Ambulatory Care Nurse and Provider (Limited space.)Suing Lockhart 
H02Getting to the Spirit of Motivational Interviewing: The Role of a Values Assessment in Facilitating Behavior ChangeGlen Felias-Christensen 
H03Call Management for Patients with Underlying Mental Health Symptoms (Limited space.)Annelise Joslin, Amanda Hapenny 
H04Training Population Health Nurses (Limited space.)Meredith Cotton 
H05Probiotics, Vitamin D, and Other Supplements that Impact the Healthcare of Your PatientsKris Somol 
2:40 PMBreak, Exhibits and Posters  
2:55 PMConcurrent Sessions
J01Anxiety and Related Disorders: Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment for Youth (Limited space.)Kendra Read 
J02Diet, Bugs and Disease (Limited space.)R. William DePaolo 
J03Diabetes Updates for Primary Care (Limited space.)Avantika Waring 
J04State of Health: What is Next for Washington State? (Limited space.)Mich'l Needham 
4:05 PMAdjourn and Evaluation (10 minutes are added to the contact hours for the completion of the online evaluation.)  

Rx = Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level.



Sue Apodaca   
Director of Operations, Nick of Time Foundation, Mill Creek, WA

Christopher Baliga, MD   
Infectious Disease Physician, Virginia Mason , Seattle, WA

Wendy Bart, BS   
SVP/Chief Membership and Health Officer, YMCA of Greater Seattle, Seattle, WA

Christopher Baumgartner, BS   
Drug Systems Director, WA State Dept of Health, Olympia, WA

Kerri Black, BSN, RN-BC   
TBA, Kent, WA

Monique S. Burton, MD   
Medical Director, Sports Medicine Program, Seattle Childrens, Seattle, WA

Meredith Cotton, MSN, RN, CDE   
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Improvement and Prevention/Diabetes Program, Kaiser Permanente Washington, Olympia, WA

Julia Crouch, MPH   
Outreach Educator and Research Associate, Seattle Children's Gender Clinic, Seattle, WA

Yashica Crumpton, MSN, RN, CEN   
Education and Clinical Practice Specialist, Kaiser Permanente Washington, Renton, WA

Chas DeBolt, MPH, RN   
Senior Epidemiologist for Vaccine Preventable Diseases, Washington State Dept of Health, Shoreline, WA

R. William DePaolo, PhD   
Director, Center for Microbiome Sciences and Therapeutics (CMIST), UWMC

Shireesha Dhanireddy, MD   
Associate Professor, Dept of Medicine, University of Washington

Ann Dreyer, MD   
Retired, The Everett Clinic in Mukilteo, Edmonds, WA

Elliot Feldman, PT, DPT, MTC   
Physical Therapist Supervisor, Eastside Specialty Center, Bellevue, WA

Glen Felias-Christensen, BS, RN, MPH   
Enhance®Wellness Counselor and T-Trainer, Sound Generations, Seattle, WA

Barak Gaster, MD   
Professor of Medicine, General Internal Medicine, University of Washington

Teresa Gegax-Martinez, MSN, ARNP, CWCN   
Nurse Practitioner, Wound Care Outreach, UW Medicine/NW Hospital and Medical Center, Lynnwood, WA

Debra B. Gordon, DNP, MS, RN-BC, ACNS-BC, FAAN   
Co-Director, Harborview Integrated Pain Care Program, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, UW Medicine and Harborview Medical Center

Amanda Hapenny, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC   
Regional Lead Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Behavioral Health/Sea Mar CHC, Kent, WA

Melissa Hartley, BA, JD   
Senior Health Law Counsel and Deputy Center Judge Advocate, Madigan Army Medical Center, Tacoma, WA

Margaret C. Holm, JD, RN   
Nurse Consultant, Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission, WA State Dept. of Health, Olympia, WA

Annelise Joslin, RN, MSN, PMHNP-BC   
Regional Lead Family Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, Behavioral Health, Everett, WA

Laurie King, MSN, RN, CCCTM   
RN Care Manager, UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center, Renton, WA

Trang Kuss, RN, MN, MPH   
Immunization Nurse Consultant, WA Dept of Health, Olympia, WA

Helene Law, MSN, ARNP   
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Dept of Gastroenterology, Seattle Childrens Hospital, Seattle, WA

Suing Lockhart, MSN, ARNP   
ARNP, Division of Dermatology, Seattle Childrens Hospital, Seattle, WA

Wendy Lustbader, MSW   
Clinical Faculty, School of Social Work, UW, Burton, WA

Scott Manning, MD   
Professor, Dept. of Otolaryngology, University of Washington

Blake Maresh, MPA, CMBE   
Executive Director, WA State Dept of Health, Olympia, WA

Kathy Mertens, DNP, MN, MPH, RN   
Assistant Administrator Ambulatory Care Nursing Practice, Quality and Patient Safety, UW Medicine /Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Lea Ann Miyagawa, MN, RN   
Assistant Nurse Manager - Community House Calls/Interpreter Services, UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Lisa Musso, MN, ARNP, CPNP   
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Pulmonary and Sleep Division, Seattle Children's, Seattle, WA

Mich'l Needham, MPA   
Chief Policy Officer, Health Care Authority WA State, Olympia, WA

Darrell Owens, DNP, ARNP   
Nurse Practitioner and Section Chief, UW Medicine Supportive Care Service at NW Hospital, Seattle, WA

Natasha Parman, PT, DPT, OCS   
UW Medicine, Eastside Specialty Center, Bellevue, WA

Jaimie Pechan, MSN, CNL, RN   
Staff Nurse, Cardiology Clinic, UW Medicine /Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Julian Perez, MD   
Family and Community Physician, Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Seattle, WA

Kendra Read, PhD   
Acting Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UW School of Medicine, Seattle, WA

Lauren Roberts, MSAT, LAT, ATC   
Certified Athletic Trainer, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA

Haley Seymour, LAT, ATC   
Certified Athletic Trainer, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA

Kris M. Somol, ND   
Naturopathic Physician Private Practice, Bastyr Center for Natural Health, Kenmore, WA

Terri Stewart, BSN, RN   
SANE Program Coordinator/Medical Training Coordinator, Harborview Center for Sexual Assault & Traumatic Stress, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle, WA

C. J. Stout, MEd, BCBA   
Special Education Department Manager, Board Certified Behavior Analyst, Kindering, Bothell, WA

Anne C. Terry, MSN, ARNP   
Manager, UW Medicine Travel Clinic, Hall Health Center, UW

Tamlyn Thomas, BSN, RN   
STAT ICU Resource Nurse, UWMC Emergency Management Coordinator

Jonnae Tillman, BA, RN-DNP Student   
Adjunct Faculty, Seattle University College of Graduate Nursing, Edmonds, WA

Heidi Trott, MN, ARNP   
Nurse Practitioner, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle, WA

Darla Varrenti   
Executive Director, Nick of Time Foundation, Mill Creek, WA

Avantika Waring, MD   
Medical Director, Diabetes Program, KPWA, Dept of Endocrinology and Metabolism, KPWA, Seattle, WA

David Werny, MD, MPH   
Acting Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Endocrinology and Diabetes, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle, WA

Connor Wesley, BSN, RN   
Float Pool RN, Swedish Medical Center, Seattle, WA

Sara Worden, MD   
Colorectal Surgery, The Everett Clinic, Everett, WA

Allison Zelikoff, RN-BC, MSN   
Clinic Practice Manager, Cardiology/Endocrine/Lipids, Burn/Plastic Surgery, UW Medicine/HMC

Planning Committee Members

Planning Committee

Barbara Albertson, MN, RN-BC
Clinical Nurse Educator, Ambulatory Care, UW Medicine/UWMC, Seattle

Angela Ament, BSN
Clinical Educator, The Everett Clinic, Everett

Kerri Black, BSN, RN-BC

Nancy Campbell, BSN, RN
Clinical Coordinator, 2 East Outpatient, UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital and Medical Center, Seattle

Natalie Conner, MS, RN-BC
Nurse Manager, Health Sciences Immunization Program, Environmental Health and Safety, Campus Preventive Health, UW, Seattle

Sally Cramer, BSN, RN
Staff Nurse, Neurosurgery, Virginia Mason, Seattle

Yashica Crumpton, MSN, RN, CEN
Education and Clinical Practice Specialist, Kaiser Permanente Washington, Renton

Pamella Guntrum, DNP, MSN, RN-BC, AHN-BC
Manager, Clinical Development and Patient Education, Harborview Medical Center, Seattle

Beverly Hagar, BSN, RN, COHN-S
Supervisor Employee Health, Virginia Mason, Seattle

Laurie King, MSN, RN, CCCTM
RN Care Manager, UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center, Renton

Sherri McDonald, MPA, RN
Independent Consultant, Public Health, McDonald Consulting, Raymond; Retired Public Health Nurse and Administrator

Jennifer Minhas, BSN
Nurse Manager, Outreach Education, Seattle Children's Hospital, Seattle

Colleen Nolan, MN, BSN
Clinical Educator, Pacific Medical Centers, Seattle

Virginia Ramos, ASN, RN, BSBM
Clinical Care Teams Manager, Sea Mar Community Health Centers, Seattle; Infection Control Nurse, Sea Mar Community Health Centers

Martha Wick, BSN, RN
Clinical Operations Manager Specialty Clinics, Kaiser Permanente, Everett

Handouts, Evaluations and Certificates

Log into your account at to access speaker handouts as they become available before the conference. After the conference, log back into your account to fill out an evaluation and print your certificate of attendance.

Internet Access

Wireless access is available in the registration area. Charging stations are available in the registration area. Power and wireless access are not available in the meeting rooms. Please download your handouts to your computer/tablet/phone before going into the meeting rooms.

Registration Information

Register online:

Registration Fees Include:

Tuition, web access to handouts, continental breakfast and lunch.

Program Changes:

UWCNE reserves the right to revise the program schedule as needed.

Refund Policy:

If you register and then are unable to attend or send a substitute, you may obtain a refund for the fee less 15% for handling by submitting a written request to UWCNE prior to the conference. In the event of course cancellation, registration fees are automatically refunded in full. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.


(If provided.) We try to be sensitive to many common dietary restrictions in planning our complimentary food menu. However, if you have special dietary needs, please bring food items that will meet your individual nutritional requirements.


Reserve exhibit space online! Visit the Exhibitor Portal on our website at For more information, please contact Corie Goodloe at or 206-616-3826.

Hotel Information

Hotel Information

When making reservations, be sure to mention the University of Washington to get the conference rate, if available. Some hotels offer free shuttles. Call the hotel to check for availability or to make shuttle reservations in advance.

Plan a Trip to Seattle!

Seattle has a very active calendar of theater, music, festival and sporting events. Plan ahead and make the most of your time during your conference stay. You can find area attractions and a list of things to do at these websites:

Accessibility Accommodation

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation, contact the Disability Services Office at least ten days in advance of the conference at: 206-543-6450/V, 206-543-6452/TTY, 206-685-7264 FAX, or

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