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At the 2007 National Conference for Nurse Practitioners and Acute Care Clinicians, every attendee will find content suited to his or her practice needs. With excellent speakers at the top of their field, attendees will find comprehensive and diverse content in areas such as adult and family practice, acute care, pediatrics, geriatrics, women's health, mental health, business and legal issues, as well as topics for students.

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In addition, the NP Certification and Practice Preparation Course will be offered once again. If you are an NP who is graduating soon, changing your practice focus, considering certification, or getting ready for clinical rotation, this course is for you. Also, be sure to register for the hands-on workshops on topics such as suturing, ophthalmology, and chest and bone X-rays.


Improve Clinical Outcomes

One of the many topics on the schedule is "Hormonal Horrors: Hyper- and Hypothyroidism" by Christine Kessler, RN, CS, ANP, MN. This lively presentation will address classic clinical conundrums: When should subclinical hyper- or hypothyroidism be treated? What is the safest thyroid hormone replacement or thyroid ablation regimen? How do you interpret the plethora of thyroid tests? How do drugs, lifestyles, pregnancy, and comorbidities affect thyroid function? These and many more real-life issues will be covered.


From the acute care track, be sure to check out, "Updates in Shock Management," presented by Ruth M. Kleinpell, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAANP. This session will feature an overview of shock, including risk factors, pathophysiology, and management.


Boost Your Career

Have you thought about writing for professional publication but don't know how to go about it? This year, the conference offers an optional lunch session, "Do the 'Write' Thing for Your Career." Led by the clinical director of The Nurse Practitioner journal, this session will help you to develop a manuscript that suits the needs of the reader, the journal, and the editors, so you are more likely to get published. During the session, attendees will participate in an open discussion of topic ideas and listen to feedback from the group.


This, as well as many other topics, are sessions you won't want to miss. In addition, on May 16, make plans to stay for the keynote address on Emerging Infectious Disease Threats by Frank Edward Myers, III, MA, CIC, CPHQ. Hear an informed analysis of which infectious diseases will most impact your practice in the next 5 years. The speaker will review common misconceptions about emerging infectious disease and review what practice changes will help prevent excess morbidity and mortality in your patient population. The grand opening of the exhibit hall will follow immediately.


Find Out More

To find out more information, visit or call 1-800-346-7844 ext. 6591. The super-early registration fee for the main conference is $499 (regular price $599)!! Call today to explore the full breadth of what the National Conference for Nurse Practitioners and Acute Care Clinicians has to offer!!