"Speaking in One Voice: Fostering Evidence Based Practice"

"Speaking in One Voice: Fostering Evidence Based Practice"


12th Annual NPAA Conference:
"Speaking in One Voice: Fostering Evidence Based Practice"
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The Nurse Practitioner Alliance of Alabama (NPAA) will hold its 12th Annual Advanced Nursing Practice Conference on September 14-15, 2018 at the Hyatt Wynfrey Conference Center in Birmingham, AL (located at Galleria Mall).  The theme for this year’s conference is “Speaking in One Voice: Fostering Evidence Based Practice.” The NPAA conference committee has met on several occasions and has been hard at work for our 12 thAnnual Conference. We are pleased to announce the format has been revised to include choice of breakout sessions on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning.

Friday morning will begin with group sessions focused on Legislative and Reimbursement issues specific to Alabama. The keynote speaker will be Mr. Frank Harrington, Director of Reimbursement and Regulatory Affairs American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Frank has already been busy consulting on reimbursement issues confronting Nurse Practitioners within Alabama. Other morning presentations will include advance practice issues from BON Director Peggy Benson, optimizing reimbursement coding tips by Lynn Rapsilber and legislative update by NPAA executive committee.
Friday afternoon will offer breakout sessions on topics such as: Structural Heart Disease, dyslipidemia, overactive bladder, men’s health, update on bariatric surgery and sessions on pharmacogenetics and more to come. On Saturday morning there will be the annual opioid prescribing update or optional concurrent sessions. Bayer will offer two hands-on-lab-sessions on IUD insertion. Other sessions will include topics such as erectile dysfunction, diabetes management and more.

Be sure to sign up for the IUD Insertion Lab on September 15th.
You must be registered for the full conference in order to attend the IUD Lab.
 Space is limited so sign up today!
NPAA is pleased to announce on Saturday morning September 15ththere will be two lab style breakout sessions (0800-1000 or 1000-1200) sponsored by Bayer Pharmaceuticals on insertion of Intrauterine Devices (IUD). The session will contain both didactic information and opportunities for hands on insertion practice with desktop models and computer simulation (e.g., Mirena, Kyleena and Skyla). Dr. Kimberly Hart a Board Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner will present the sessions. Space is limited and advance registration is recommended. First register for conference and then reserve your space today. Priority will be given to members of NPAA as enrollment is limited. Please note: No CEs can be awarded, participants will receive a certificate of completion.
Clinical overview and hands on insertion practice will include:
  • Indications and Important Safety Information about Bayer Levonorgestrel-releasing intrauterine systems (LNG-IUS) Mirena 52mg®, Kyleena 19.5mg® & Skyla 13.5mg®
  • How do the Bayer LNG-releasing IUS work?
  • How effective are the Bayer LNG-releasing IUS?
  • What effect do the Bayer LNG-releasing IUS have on bleeding?
  • What are some of the serious risks of a Bayer LNG-releasing IUS?
  • Most common adverse reactions
  • Insertion Instructions for Mirena, Kyleena and Skyla
  • Opportunity for hands on insertion practice with desktop models and computer simulation
Kimberly Hart, PhD, MSN, WHNP-BC ~ Senior Medical Science Liaison, Women’s Healthcare

Kimberly Hart is a field based senior medical science liaison within the medical affairs division of Bayer U.S. Pharmaceuticals. She currently covers the states of NC, TN, MO, AL and MS

Kimberly is a certified women’s health nurse practitioner, receiving her masters of science in nursing degree from Vanderbilt University. Prior to joining Bayer, she practiced as a WHNP in Nashville, TN.
Kimberly recently earned her PhD from the University of Missouri-Columbia, Sinclair School of nursing.