Allied Health Conference 2018

Allied Health Conference 2018

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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:
The Office of Professional Education
at National Jewish Health

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.

Session and Workshop Topics 

  • Airway Clearance: Improving Quality of Life
    Cheryl Torres, RRT

  • All Things Atopy: Eczema, Food Allergies and Asthma in Kids
    Alexandra Phillips, PA-C, MPH

  • Biologics and Biosimilars: It’s a mAb, mAb, mAb World
    Renee Sprik, PharmD, RPh

  • Cystic Fibrosis: Transition to Adult Care
    Cathy Chacon, RN, BSN
    Courtney Trout, MSW, LCSW

  • Does This Inhaler Make Me Look Awesome? Inhaled Medication Delivery; Tools & Techniques
    Deborah Fending, RN, BSN, AE-C

  • Eating for Health and Wellness
    Michelle MacDonald, MS, RDN, CDE

  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis in Review
    Jeffrey Swigris, DO, MS

  • Infection Prevention Through the Ages
    Sarah Partain, RN, MSN, MBA, CIC

  • Rheumatology in Practice: An Overview of RA, SLE and Sjögren's Syndrome
    Mehrnaz Maleki, MD

  • Spirometry Tools & Techniques: Putting it all Together
    Becky Kolenbrander, RRT, AE-C

  • Take a Deep Breath: We’re Going to Talk About Asthma
    Deborah Fending, RN, BSN, AE-C

  • Type 2 Diabetes: The Latest in Medication and Lifestyle Management
    Dthia Kalkwarf, RN, MSN, CDE, BC-ADM

  • What’s New in COPD: A Nursing Perspective
    Ann Mullen, RN, CNS, AE-C, CDE, TTS

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Conference Objectives

Upon completion of this conference, the participant will be able to:

  1. Describe the latest treatments and key self-management strategies for a variety of chronic diseases and conditions.

  2. Review medication updates for selected chronic diseases.

  3. Discuss current issues related to inhalation therapy.

Schedule & Location

September 14, 2018, 7:55 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. 
Molly Blank Conference Center at National Jewish Health Main Campus
1400 Jackson St. 
Denver, Colorado 80206

Registration Fee is $135 / Early bird rate is $120 through August 20, 2018!

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Total price (without tax): $120.00

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.

Advanced Practice Nurses: This activity is approved for 4.98 contact hour(s) of continuing education (which includes 1.0 hours of pharmacology) by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Activity ID 18063236. This activity was planned in accordance with AANP Accreditation Standards and Policies.

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 151335000.

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.

Exhibiting Opportunities:

We would like to invite you to exhibit at the 23rd Annual Regional Allied Health Conference. Now is the time to reserve your exhibit space! Space is limited and we sold out last year. We expect 100-120 local health care professionals to attend.

We are certain that you will find this conference to be relevant to your marketing goals. When you exhibit at the 23rd Annual Regional Allied Health Conference, 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 complete and return the application to Mandy Comeau at to hold your spot. Feel free to contact us with any questions, 303.728.6585.