Nurse Practitioner Symposium 2017

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Golden Nugget Casino & Resort

Biloxi, Mississippi

August 25-26, 2017

Cost: $75

This conference is designed to provide exceptional education and networking opportunities. The purpose of this nurse practitioner symposium is to enhance the learner’s knowledge base in neurology, cardiovascular, oncology, radiology, otolaryngology, and dermatology/wound care in order to improve quality patient care when treating or referring the patient.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, until August 4, 2017, available on a first-come basis.  Specify the group code, S174107, when making your reservations to get the special group rate.

Online conference registration is available with a valid email and credit card. A late fee of $25 will apply for registration after August 18.

Registration is Now Closed

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Symposium Agenda

Friday, August 25, 2017

2:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Welcome / Announcements
Lori Brent, FNP, Jackson Oncology Associates
Gina Burge, NP-BC, Baptist Neurosciences

2:15 PM – 3:00 PM
Thinking Through Some Acute Coronary Syndromes
Earl Fyke, MD

Baptist Heart

3:00 PM – 3:45 PM
Everything that You Wanted to Know about Documentation but Were Afraid to Ask
Whitney Raju, MD
MBMC Health Information

3:45 PM – 4:00 PM
Break / Exhibits

4:00 PM – 4:45 PM
Back Pain: Red Flags and Black Discs
Matthew Vanlandingham, MD
NewSouth Neurospine

4:45 PM – 5:30 PM
Deprescribing - An RX for Medication Safety
Anees Kanorwala, Pharm.D
Mississippi Baptist Medical Center

5:30 PM – 6:15 PM
When, Why and How to Start Insulin Therapy in Diabetic Patients

Donna Hodges, CFNP

Baptist Premier Medical Group

6:15 PM – 7:00 PM
Review of Cyclical Mood Disorders

Mark Rester, MD
MBMC Senior Behavioral Health

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Welcome Reception

Saturday, August 26, 2017

7:00 AM – 7:15 AM
Breakfast / Exhibits / Welcome & Acknowledgements
Lori Brent, FNP, and Gina Burge, NP-BC

7:15 AM – 8:00 AM
Rheumatology Labs: A Primer
Neal Shparago, DO
Baptist Premier Medical Group

8:00 AM – 8:45 AM
Outpatient Cardiac Testing for Evaluation of Chest Pain
James Warnock, MD

Baptist Heart

8:45 AM – 9:30 AM
Zika Virus
Barbie Sullivan, MD
The Woman’s Clinic

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM
Break / Exhibits

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM
What’s Going on Down There? Updates in Urogynecology
Robert Harris, MD

Southeast Urogynecology

10:30 AM – 11:15 AM
Diagnosis and Treatment of Thyroid Nodules

Tyler Winford, MD
Baptist Medical Clinic – Ear, Nose & Throat

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM
Lunch / Exhibits

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM
Medical Importance of Insects
Jerome Goddard
The Bug Man

1:00 PM – 1:45 PM
Cancer Survivorship
Grace Shumaker, MD
Jackson Oncology Associates

1:45 PM – 2:00 PM
Wrap Up / Evaluations / Kahoot

A Q&A session will conclude each presentation.

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