24th Annual Regional Nursing and Health Care Professionals Conference

24th Annual Regional Nursing and Health Care Professionals Conference

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Molly Blank Conference Center at National Jewish Health Main Campus 1400 Jackson St.
Denver, Colorado 80206
For more information, please contact:
Office of Professional Education

Who Should Attend:

This full-day program provides an update for Registered Nurses, Advanced Practice Nurses, Physician Assistants, Respiratory Therapists and Allied Health Professionals who work with patients who have chronic diseases and conditions.

The 24th Annual Regional Nursing and Health Care Professionals Conference: Current Perspectives in Asthma, Allergy & Pulmonary Practice was developed by leading faculty and allied health professionals at National Jewish Health with the goal of providing critical education and updates to allied health professionals in a variety of therapeutic areas. The conference is a one-day program composed of didactic lectures, as well as small group case-based workshops and demonstrations designed to best address the learning objectives of the lectures.

This year, case-based and interactive workshops facilitated by allied health providers and faculty will be a focus. The presenters help provide critical perspective and insight into the interdisciplinary approach to disease management. Although these sessions may attract primarily allied healthcare providers, these workshops are intended to provide practical tools for all healthcare providers with competing priorities and limited time to integrate into their practice.

Schedule & Location

September 13, 2019
8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Molly Blank Conference Center at National Jewish Health Main Campus
1400 Jackson St. 
Denver, Colorado 80206

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  • ​A Population Health Approach to Severe Asthma in Pediatrics
    Darci Martinez, RN, BSN and Audra Swies-Gladysh, RN, BSN, MSN

  • Biologics & Biosimilars: It's a mAb, mAb, mAb World
    Renee Sprik, PharmD

  • Blow, Blow, Blow: Hands On Spirometry
    Deborah Fending, RN, BSN, AE-C and Becky Kolenbrander, RRT, RPFT, AE-C 

  • COPD: A Case Study Approach
    Ann Mullen, RN, CNS, AE-C, CDE, TTS

  • Cystic Fibrosis: The Latest Updates
    Sara Brayshaw, RN, MSN

  • Got Culture? #NTM
    Jennifer Faber-Gerling, RN, MS, ACNS, ANP-BC

  • Inhaled Medication Delivery: Tools & Techniques
    Deborah Fending, RN, BSN, AE-C, Ann Mullen, RN, CNS, AE-C, CDE, TTS and Karyn Newlon, RN, BSN, CMSRN

  • Mimickers of Atopic Dermatitis
    Alexandra Philips, PA-C, MPH

  • Opioids 101
    Bronwyn Long, RN, DNP, MBA, ACHPN

  • Pulmonary Hypertension: Disease Management and Nursing Care
    Jean Glock, RN, A. Kalivas, RN, BSN, MSN, Vera Pillitteri, DNP, FNP-BC, Ann Randall, RN, BSN, CCRN and Vicky Shin, RN, BSN

  • Soak & Seal Skin Care: Best Practice for Atopic Dermatitis 
    Beth Ann Wagy, RN, BSN

  • Suicide Awareness & Response
    Elizabeth Langhoff, LCSW

  • Waiting to Exhale: Know Your Endotype, Treat Your Asthma
    Rachel Alvidrez, RN, BSN

  • What Is That Upside Down Ice Cream Cone Telling Me? How to Interpret Spirometry
    Deborah Fending, RN, BSN, AE-C and Becky Kolenbrander, RRT, RPFT, AE-C

The registration fee is $150.

The Early Bird Rate is $130 through Friday, August 30, 2019.

For more information or questions please contact Mandy Comeau at 303.728.6585 or comeaum@njhealth.org.

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About the Sponsor

This conference is sponsored by the Nursing Department at National Jewish Health, which is the only medical and research center in the United States devoted entirely to respiratory, allergic, and immune system diseases, including asthma, tuberculosis, emphysema, severe allergies, AIDS, cancer, and autoimmune diseases such as lupus. Founded in 1899, National Jewish Health is a non-profit, non-sectarian institution dedicated to enhancing prevention, treatment, and cures through research and to developing and providing innovative clinical programs for treating patients regardless of age, religion, race, or ability to pay.


Registered Nurses: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 12724, for 7.0 contact hours.

Physician Assistants
: This program has been reviewed and is approved for a maximum of 5.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits by the AAPA Review Panel. PAs should claim only those credits actually spent participating in the CME activity. This activity was planned in accordance with AAPA CME Standards for Live Programs and for Commercial Support of Live Programs.

Respiratory Therapists
:  This program has been approved for a maximum of 5.81 contact hours of Continuing Respiratory Care Education (CRCE) credit by the American Association for Respiratory Care. Course Number 181462000.

Application will be made to the following:

  • American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP)

Exhibiting Opportunities:

We would like to invite you to exhibit at the 24th Annual Regional Nursing and Health Care Professionals Conference. Now is the time to reserve your exhibit space! Space is limited and we sold out last year. We expect 90-100 local health care professionals to attend. Download Exhibitor Packet.

We are certain that you will find this conference to be relevant to your marketing goals. When you exhibit, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Increase your company's visibility in the respiratory, allergy, and pulmonary community;

  • Share your company’s newest advancements with allied health professionals who are eager to learn;

  • Interact and network directly with current and potential customers;

  • Discover new information, fresh ideas, and future industry directions.

Please contact Mandy Comeau at comeaum@njhealth.org to hold your spot. Feel free to contact us with any questions, 303.728.6585.