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Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians Las Vegas 2014

Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino * | Las vegas, USA
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Title: Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians Las Vegas 2014
Specialty: , Clinical Pharmacology
Dates: From Nov, 10, 2014 to Nov, 16, 2014
Location: Las vegas, USA
Type: Conference
Registration Cost: From 255 to 875 USD
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A Certificate of Attendance will be available online after you complete the course requirements, enabling you to register your credit with the appropriate licensing boards or associations. To apply for credit not listed below, use the procedure established by the specific organization.

Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Pediatric Pharmacology: 7.5 ANCC/9 CA BRN contact hours
Pharmacology Course: 45 ANCC/54 CA BRN contact hours
Contemporary Forums is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.  
Contemporary Forums is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #04516. 
(CA BRN contact hour = 50 minutes)  
The Pediatric Pharmacology Preconference is approved for a maximum of 7.5 NAPNAP contact hours of which a maximum of 7.5 contain pharmacology(Rx) content per the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP) Continuing Education Guidelines. Contemporary Forums, NAPNAP Approved Provider, Agency #12.

This continuing nursing education activity was approved by the Ohio Nurses Association (OBN-001-91), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. ONA #APN-03-07-R13  45 contact hours (includes the 5.5 contact hours for “Prescribing Schedule II Controlled Substances”)  Approval valid through May 6, 2015.

ANCC Certified NPs and CNSs

Effective January 1, 2014, re-certifying NPs and CNSs must include at least 25 of the required 75 CE hours in pharmacotherapeutics in order to fulfill Category 1 requirements.  This course meets the requirement.

The Extended Release/Long-Acting Opioid Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) curriculum has been integrated into Friday’s content at each Pharmacology Course. This activity is presented by the Nurse Practitioner Healthcare Foundation, a member of the Collaborative for REMS Education, a group of 10 national organizations that work together to address the FDA REMS for opioids. It is fully compliant with the education requirement issued by the U.S. FDA to improve pain management and prevent adverse outcomes.  NPs and CNMs who attend the full Pharmacology Course or Friday only will receive a separate certificate verifying 3 hours of ANCC credit for ER/LA Opioid REMS education. For further information about the REMS project, go to

Pediatric Pharmacology: 7.5 credits
Pharmacology Course: 45 credits
Contemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Contemporary Forums designates this Live Activity for a maximum of 52.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Pediatric Pharmacology: 7.5 hours
Pharmacology Course: 45 hours
The Continuing Education Committee of the American College of Nurse-Midwives grants reciprocity status to the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for Category 1 offerings, providing the program is relevant to nurse-midwifery. Nurse-Midwives may report up to the listed hours of credit. 

Physician Assistants
Pediatric Pharmacology: 7.5 hours
Pharmacology Course: 45 hours
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.  Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 52.5 hours of Category I credit for completing this program.

Pharmacology Credit for Prescriptive Authority 
Pediatric Pharmacology: 7.5 hours
Pharmacology Course: 45 hours
Rx indicates pharmacology content. Because states' requirements vary, contact your Board of Nursing for more information.

Pediatric Pharmacology: 7.5 hours/.75 CEUs
Pharmacology Course: 44.25 hours/4.425 CEUs
Contemporary Forums is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This conference has multiple ACPE Universal Activity Numbers and is a knowledge-based CPE activity. Contemporary Forums will utilize CPE Monitor for tracking and reporting of all ACPE accredited sessions. Pharmacists will need to create their e-profile at in order to obtain their NABP e-Profile ID (ePID). To receive CE credit you must provide your ePID and birth date when you complete your online post-conference evaluations.

Event Overview
Welcome message:

Pharmacology for Advanced Practice Clinicians," continues to be the "go-to" outpatient pharmacology course, whether you are applying for or renewing prescriptive authority or renewing your ANCC certification. Our Principal Instructors, Alan Agins, PhD and Jody Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC,WCC, have designed a comprehensive course which addresses the pharmacology and therapeutic uses of current medications used for primary care , as well as common clinical issues and concerns related to prescribing. 

Highlights and benefits of this course include:

  • 7 information-packed days with up to 52.5 hours of pharmacology content, allowing you to meet the ANCC's new rules for re-certification as well as many states' requirements for prescriptive authority, with minimal time away from your life and practice.
  • A dynamic Preconference on Pediatric Pharmacology, focusing on medications and prescribing regimens specific to caring for children in the outpatient setting. The Pharmacology Course's primary focus is adults in the outpatient setting, so plan to attend this Preconference if you need additional knowledge about prescribing for children.
  • Experienced and knowledgeable clinical faculty with a relaxed and entertaining teaching style.
  • A case-based approach to help you apply the content to clinical problems you face daily in your practice.
  • Daily registration for those with selective needs for renewing prescriptive authority or updating current knowledge in pharmacology.
  • Inclusion of the California BRN Schedule II Controlled Substances educational requirements in the San Francisco and Las Vegas courses.

Please Note: States' requirements for prescriptive authority vary. Please contact your State Board of Nursing regarding educational requirements.


Dr. Alan P. Agins earned a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of Rhode Island.  He has held faculty appointments at Brown Medical School, Northeastern University School of Pharmacy and University of Virginia School of Nursing.  During his tenure at Brown, he received the "Dean's Teaching Excellence Award" over five consecutive years for his outstanding pharmacology lectures. As founder and President of PRN Associates, Dr. Agins has lectured nationally to more than 75,000 advanced practice clinicians and allied health professionals over the past 20 years. He is the author of 3 books, writes pharmacology-related articles and continuing education monographs and presents weekly live CE webinars for pharmacists through RxSchool (AMN Healthcare). In addition, Dr. Agins has recently launched Pharmacology One-on-One, a continuing education website containing originally produced videos that are unique, informative and entertaining.

Jody F. Agins, MSN, RNP, FNP/GNP-BC, WCC received her MSN/Family Nurse Practitioner from the University of Kansas. She has held faculty appointments at the University of Kansas, Truman State University and Arizona State University. Mrs. Agins is board certified by the ANCC in Family Practice and Gerontology as well as wound care certified through WCEI.  She is currently in private practice in Tucson and also serves as a primary care provider for CareMore Touch (WellPoint). Additionally, she is a healthcare consultant and president of Seminars for Healthcare Education, Inc. Mrs. Agins is a clinical preceptor for Family and Geriatric Nurse Practitioner students for University of Phoenix, University of Arizona and Arizona State University and is currently on the editorial board for Clinician Reviews.   

The "take-home-message" that Dr. Agins and Mrs. Agins attempt to instill is to adopt a profound respect for, but also cautious attitude about drugs - what they can do … and what their limitations are.  After many years "on the road" and every conceivable pharmacology question from their audiences, they maintain their great sense of humor and wit, as well as a unique talent for breathing life into dry or difficult subject matter.  Their goal is to make this course memorable, informative and enjoyable … essentially the very best pharmacology CE experience for everyone who attends.

Additional Faculty


Patricia Reiter Becker, MS, CFNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner
Broomall Pediatrics
West Chester, Pennsylvania
Faculty, Widener University
Chester, Pennsylvania

Carolyn Buppert, JD, MSN, CRNP 
Author: Prescribing: Preventing Legal Pitfalls (2010) 
The Nurse Practitioner's Business Practice and Legal Guide (2014)
Attorney, Health Care Law 
Boulder, Colorado

Patricia Geraghty, MSN, FNP-BC, WHNP
Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Holy Names University   
Oakland, California         
Nurse Practitioner, Private Practice
Walnut Creek, California

Jamie Lynch, MSN, ARNP 
Nurse Practitioner
Orlando Heart Center
Orlando, Florida

Vanessa Kalis, DNP, PNP, ACNP, CNS
Nurse Practitioner
Cardiovascular ICU
Children’s Hospital of Orange County
Orange, California 

Theresa Ullrich, MSN, FNP
Health Practice Chair, California Association of NPs (2010-2013)
Nurse Practitioner, Fullerton Community College Student Health
Nurse Practitioner, St. Joseph Hospital
Brea, California

Victoria Weill, MSN, CPNP-PC
Associate Program Director
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program
University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Abington Health Children's Clinic
Lansdale, Pennsylvania

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Hotel Accommodations

Special group rates are in effect for participants and their guests, based on room availability.

You must make your reservation early and before the "hotel room block release date" listed for each hotel.  Rooms may sell out before this date so be sure to make your reservation now.  After the release date, rooms and group rates may no longer be available so call the hotel for availability. Rates are per room and subject to prevailing state and local taxes.

For room reservations, call the hotel and inform them that you are attending the Contemporary Forums' Pharmacology Course. Request a confirmation number and written confirmation of your reservation.

This course will be held at Planet Hollywood, 3667 Las Vegas Blvd. South, Las Vegas, NV  89109.

Rates: $119 single/double occupancy

Special group rates are in effect from November 10-16

Hotel room block release date is October 10, 2014.
For room reservations click here or call (866) 317-1829.  For additional hotel information, callPlanet Hollywood at  (702) 785-5555.

Travel Discounts

Contemporary Forums has a special discount agreement with United Airlines unavailable to the general public. To obtain these special conference fares or (800) 426-1122 insert Offer Code ZQT4365370. Ticketing and payment can be done directly by you or through your travel agent. To ensure the best flights and times, since seats are limited, make your reservations early. Fares are guaranteed at the time of the ticket purchase.

Hertz is the official car rental agency for the conference. Special rates will be in effect throughout the conference as well as one week before and after. For special rates and reservations, call HERTZ at (800) 654-2240 or (405) 749-4434, or go online and refer to Contemporary Forums plus the conference discount codeCV#03000261. 

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