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Apr 2016


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2016 22nd Annual Symposium Orlando






PCNA's Annual Symposium planning team is in the process of planning the 22nd Annual Symposium scheduled for April 14 - 17 in Orlando, Florida. We know that the attraction of beautiful central Florida has always been strong for PCNA conference attendees, so we are anticipating a great turnout! We have reviewed all of the attendee evaluations (thank you for your thoughtful feedback!) from the 2015 meeting as well as our August 2014 member survey to develop an agenda that we think will meet your learning needs - as well as provide time for networking with local colleagues and others… and hopefully a little “fun in the sun” at the end of another long winter!

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Apr 14   

Registration open 9:00 PM to 7:00 PM

11:00 AM - 12:15 PM Lunch Product Theater (non-CE)

12:30 - 12:45 PM Welcome Course Director, Joanna Sikkema, DNP, MSN, ANP-BC, FAHA, FPCNA

12:45 - 2:15 PM Pharmacological Management of the Cardiac Patient With Complex Comorbid Disease Joanna Sikkema, DNP, MSN, ANP-BC, FAHA, FPCNA

2:30 - 3:45 PM Managing the Cardiac Patient Requiring Antithrombotic Therapy Kim Newlin RN, CNS, NP-C, FPCNA

3:45 - 5:00 PM Over the Counter Medications and Dietary Supplements: What the Cardiovascular Nurse Needs to Know Rhonda Cooper DeHoff, PharmD

5:00 - 5:30 PM Case Studies with All Faculty Panel

Apr 15   

Exhibit hours are 12:15 PM to 2:15 PM


5:20 PM to 6:45 PM 8:15 AM Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 AM Welcome

8:45 - 9:45 AM Heart Failure

9:45 - 10:15 AM Awards, Annual Review, President's Address

10:15 - 10:25 AM Break

10:25 - 11:20 AM Strategies to Reduce CV Risk in the Hispanic Community Eduardo Sanchez

11:20 AM - 12:15 PM Hypertension: A 2016 Update Jan Basile

12:15 - 2:15 PM Exhibits 12:15 - 1:15 PM Lunch Product Theater (non-CE)

2:15 - 3:10 PM Brain Attack: Transitions from Acute Care to Home or Rehabilitation Elain Miller

3:10 - 3:20 PM Break

3:20 - 5:20 PM Skill Building Workshops: Choose One 12-Lead ECG Interpretation: Intermediate Level Imaging = echo + nuclear TBD Moderated Poster Session I

5:20 - 6:45 PM Exhibits, Opening Reception, and Poster Presentations

6:45 - 7:45 PM Product Theater Dinner (non-CE)

Apr 16   

Exhibit hours are 9:45 AM to 10:45 AM

12:10 PM to 2:15 PM 8:15 AM Breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 AM Welcome: Fellow Recognition, Poster Winners Announced

8:45 - 9:45 AM Post ACS Adherence TBD

9:45 - 10:45 AM Break / Exhibits Open

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM Winning Abstract Presentations

11:15 AM - 12:10 PM Leveraging Technology for Cardiovascular Health: How Fast Are We Moving Mary Cain

12:10 - 2:15 PM Exhibits

12:10 - 1:15 PM Product Theater Lunch (non-CE)

2:15 - 3:10 PM Medication Reconciliation, Page 17: Just How Big a Problem is Polypharmacy Amanda Engle

3:20 - 4:15 PM Proactive Management of Afib: Prevention and Early Identification Eileen Handberg

4:15 - 4:25 PM Break

4:25 - 5:20 PM Breakout Sessions: Choose one Heart Failure: Hospital to Home and Hopefully Not Back Nita Riegle Stress Management: Good for You, Good for Your Patient! Jane Nelson Worel Sleep, Blessed Sleep: Relationship to Cardiovascular Health Glenn Brassington

5:20 - 6:20 PM Dinner Product Theater

Apr 17   

8:00 AM Breakfast

8:15 - 8:25 AM Welcome

8:25 - 9:25 AM Lipids

9:25 - 10:20 AM Plant-Based Diet: What's in it for the Planet and the Patient? Catherine Christie

10:20 - 10:35 AM Stretch Break

10:25 - 11:30 AM Obesity: Mangement of a Chronic Illness with Lifestyle, Pharmacologic and Surgical Approaches Donna Ryan

11:30 AM - 12:25 PM Health of the Nation: A Preventive Focus Boris Lushniak, MD, MPH

12:25 - 12:30 PM Closing Remarks and Prize Drawing

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Joanna D. Sikkema

Joanna Sikkema, DNP, MSN, APRN-BC, FAHA, FPCNA is a Board Certified Adult nurse practitioner and a full time Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of North Dakota School of Nursing. She currently teaches in the Doctor of Nursing and Adult/Family Nurse Practitioner Programs. Dr. Sikkema has been providing primary and urgent care to employees and their families at a corporate health site in South Florida for the past 5 years. She is a Fellow of the American Heart Association’s Council of Cardiovascular Nursing and a Fellow of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association. Dr. Sikkema has recently served on several national health care advisory boards including the National Forum for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Heart Failure Project, the American College of Cardiology CREDO (Coalition for Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Cardiovascular Outcomes), the American Medical Association PCPI Project in Cardiology and the American Nurses Association Congress of Nursing Practice and Economics. She has authored several publications, served on several national guideline writing committees including the ACC/AHA Management of the Patient with Stable Ischemic Heart Disease and written several chapters in current primary care, APRN leadership and cardiology textbooks. She recently completed a research study on cardiovascular risk among Hispanics and the impact of gender, age and family history.

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