Minnesota APRN Coalition

Fall Pharmacology Review

Radisson Hotel Duluth-Harborview
505 West Superior Street
Duluth, MN 55802

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30am CT - 4:30pm CT
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505 West Superior Street, Duluth, MN 55802



Do you need pharmacology credit to meet the requirement for re-certification?

Credits Offered

This event offers 6.5 contact hours to attendees (6.5 Pharmacology credits) .
Accredited by This education activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners for approval of up to 6.5 contact hours of accredited education..

Additional Information

This fall we are excited to bring a 1-day Pharmacology Review to Duluth!  

This conference is designed to enhance the attendee's ability to prescribe and monitor patients on pharmacologic therapy.  Topics such as dosing, interactions, and other pharmacokinetics will be included.

Speakers featured have specific expertise on their topic and presentations will incorporate evidence-based information and updated guidelines.  Teaching methods will include lecture, case studies, and discussion.   

This education activity will be submitted to the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) for approval. AANP credit is accepted by most APRN certifying bodies, including the American College of Midwives.  

Handouts for the presentations will be made available for download approximately 1 week prior to the conference. Participants will receive an email with instructions on how to access the handouts. 

Cancellation Policy - The registration fee, less a $50 dollar administrative charge, is refundable only if a cancellation request is received 5 business days in advance of the conference date.  Contact admin@mnaprnc.org

Accommodations - A small block of rooms has been set aside for conference attendees. The rate for a single or double room is $129.00.  Please make your reservation by August 20, 2019. The PAC code for the block is MNAPRN. Hotel phone is: 218-727-8981

Event Agenda

Fall Pharmacology Review

Event Agenda

Saturday, September 21, 2019 at 7:30am CT - 4:30pm CT

All times listed in Central Time (US & Canada).
Download event agenda (PDF)

Saturday, September 21, 2019

  • 8:00am - 8:30am

    Welcome and Update

    Brian K. Goodroad, DNP, APRN, CNP, FAANP

    Update on the activities of the Minnesota APRN Coalition. Breakfast provided

  • 8:30am - 10:00am

    Medication Assisted Therapy;Tools in the treatment of opioid use disorder

    Heather Blue PharmD, BCPS, BCGP
    1.5 CE Credits

    This presentation provides an overview of the medications used to treat opioid use disorder, how they work, and the effects they may have on other medications and conditions.

  • 10:00am - 10:15am



  • 10:15am - 11:45am

    COPD and Asthma: Pharmacology Review and Updates

    Eric Aguirre, APRN, CNP
    1.5 CE Credits

    This session provides a brief overview of asthma, COPD and addresses the most common medication interventions associated with both diseases.

  • 11:45am - 12:30pm


    Soup and Sandwich Buffet

  • 12:30pm - 1:45pm

    New(ish) Agents in Anticoagulation

    Jared Van Hooser, Pharm.D.
    1.25 CE Credits

    Since 2010, four non–vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have become commercially available in the United States: dabigatran, rivaroxaban, apixaban, edoxaban. The therapeutic landscape of anticoagulation has been significantly changed by the NOACs. Clinician familiarity with these agents and their individual properties is needed for optimal patient care. This talk will focus on the NOACs, specifically their indication, effectiveness, safety, and convenience.

  • 1:45pm - 2:45pm

    PrEP: A Tool for HIV Prevention for the Primary Care Provider

    Brian Goodroad, DNP, APRN, CNP, FAANP
    1.0 CE Credit

    Since 2012, the medication Truvada has been approved for Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) to reduce potential HIV transmission. Taken daily by a person without but at risk for HIV, the medication offers a greater than 90% reduction in HIV acquisition when taken correctly. This presentation reviews the current guidelines for PrEP use including pharmacologic considerations for the prescriber.

  • 2:45pm - 3:00pm


    Coffee/Tea and Light Snacks

  • 3:00pm - 4:15pm

    Contraception Update: From pills to LARCs

    Melissa A. Saftner, Ph.D., APRN, CNM, FACNM Stephanie Delkoski, DNP, APRN, WHNP-BC
    1.25 CE Credits

    This session will synthesize the data on contraception and provide clinical “pearls” you can use immediately in your practice. The speakers will discuss best practices for initiating, maintaining and discontinuing contraception.

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