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* Generalist Clinical Review Train-the-Trainer (8 am-5 pm)Nancy L. Grandovic, RN, BSN, MEd, HPNA, Pittsburgh, PAAn application is required. 7.3 contact hours. Fee: $200.00 (lunch not included)


* Withholding/Withdrawing Life-Sustaining Treatments (8 am-5 pm)Peg Nelson, MSN, APRN, BC-PCM, Pontiac, MIMargaret L. Campbell, PhD, RN, ACHPN, FAAN, Detroit, MIChristy Torkildson, RN, MSN, PHN, San Leandro, CA7.0 contact hours. Fee: $170.00 (lunch not included)


* Through the Looking Glass: Making Sense of APN Billing (8 am-12 noon)Constance Dahlin, MSN, RN, ANP, ACHPN, Boston, MA3.5 contact hours. Fee: $85.00


* Precise Pharmacopalliation of Advanced Non-cancer Illnesses (8 am-12 noon)Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, BPCS, CDE, Baltimore, MDMichael J. LaPenta, MD, FAAFP, DABHPM, Annapolis, MD3.5 contact hours. Fee: $85.00


* Don't Panic! The CoPs Are Here! How To Be Sure You Are Ready (1 pm-5 pm)Janet Snapp, RN, MSN, OCN, CHPN, Lexington, KYSusan G. Swinford, MSW, Lexington, KY3.5 contact hours. Fee: $85.00


* Initiating and Maintaining a Palliative Care Service for APNs (1 pm-5 pm)Patrick Coyne, MSN, ACHPN, FAAN, Richmond, VAConstance Dahlin, MSN, RN, ANP, ACHPN, Boston, MAKerstin McSteen, RN, MS, CNS-BC, APRN, BC-PCM, Minneapolis, MN3.5 contact hours. Fee: $85.00


* Cultivating Palliative Advanced Practice Nursing Through Mentoring (6 pm-10 pm)Todd Hultman, PhD, APRN-BC, ACHPN, Boston, MALynn Ceronsky, MS, GNP, Fairview, MNConstance Dahlin, MSN, RN, ANP, ACHPN, Boston, MASandra L. Muchka, RN, MS, APRN, BC, ACHPN, West Allis, WIPeg Nelson, MSN, APRN, BC-PCM, Pontiac, MIEdmund Phillip Pendleton, MSN, FNP, ARNP, Richmond, KY