Primary Care Conference with Workshops – New Orleans, LA

Sheraton New Orleans


Sunday, March 11 – Wednesday, March 14, 2018



Sheraton New Orleans
500 Canal Street
New Orleans, LA 70130


Conference Details

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March 11: Pre-Conference Workshops

Pre-Conference Workshops
Three-hour, intensive programs covering the latest updates in clinical practice (3.0 contact hours). Enrollment is limited; Lecture style format; Open to Primary Care Conference registrants only.
Topics Include:
  1. Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapeutics
  2. Management of Spine Problems
  3. Pain Management and Headaches
  4. EKG Interpretation
  5. Common Extremity Issues
  6. Dermatology and New Drug Update
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March 12-14: Primary Care Conference

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Keynote Session: Through The Looking Glass: Are We At a Crossroad?

Speaker:  Mary Ellen Roberts, DNP, RN, APNC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN

Director of Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program and Director DNP Program College of Nursing and Seton Hall University.


Dr. Roberts is certified as an Adult Nurse Practitioner and Acute Care Nurse Practitioner. Her professional interests are in the primary care of Adult Cardiovascular patients.  Dr. Roberts is co-author of the seminal AANP white paper on the Doctor of Nursing Practice. Dr. Roberts is known for her expertise in cardiovascular care, specializing in women and heart disease, hypertension, lipids and acute coronary syndrome. Her current research focuses on nurse practitioner preceptors, self-efficacy and PTSD in vulnerable populations. She has experience in both the Intensive Care Unit and the Coronary Care Unit and extensive Emergency Department experience. She maintained a private cardiology practice for many years.


Dr. Roberts serves on the editorial board of the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and the Internet Journal of Advanced Nursing Practice. An active member of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, Dr. Roberts is Past President of the AANP Board of Directors. She is Past Region 2 Director and Recording Secretary for the Board of Directors. She is a Charter member of the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Political Action Committee. Dr. Roberts is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, the American Academy of Nursing and the National Academies of Practice. She serves as Chair, Board of Commissioners of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board (AANPCB), Immediate Past Chair of the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners. Senior Advisor to the Planning Committee for the National Conference for AANP, and Planning committee member for the American Academy of Nursing annual conference.


Primary research interests: Nurse Practitioner Preceptors, PTSD, Self-Efficacy, Cardiovascular Disease, Role of the Nurse Practitioner, Lipids and Hypertension.

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Program Topics:  
  • Pediatric Pharm.
  • Lab Interpretation
  • Stroke Prevention
  • Concussions
  • COPD
  • Palliative Care Skills
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Cognitively Impaired Patient
  • Challenging Pulmonary Disorders
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Endocrinology
  • Movement Disorders