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Primary Care Conference & Pharmacology Update – Phoenix

JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa


Thursday, September 27, 2018 – Sunday, September 30, 2018

Primary Care Conference (September 27-28)*
Pharmacology Update (September 29-30)*

*Please note that the conference dates have changed since materials were printed/distributed in September, 2017.



JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa
5350 East Marriott Drive
Phoenix, AZ 85054





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September 27-28: Primary Care Conference

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Keynote Speaker:  Mimi Secor, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP


Dr. Mimi Secor is a Nurse Practitioner, National Speaker/ Educator, and Consultant.   Her current passion is helping NPs become Healthy, Confidence and Successful!

She has worked for 40 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner specializing in Women's Health.  In 2015, Ms. Secor earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice (DNP) degree from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah.

Ms. Secor is a guest lecturer at NP programs in New England and around the country.  She has also published extensively, including her 2014 co-authored textbook, Advanced Health Assessment of Women; Skills and Procedures, that was recently selected as an 2016 “AJN Book of the Year-honorable mention” and her 2012 co-authored textbook, Fast Facts About the Gynecologic Exam for Nurse Practitioners: Conducting the GYN Exam in a Nutshell.

She has years of media experience including as a national radio host of the NP program, Partners in Practice on ReachMD.  She has also been a guest on Good Morning America, interviewed by the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe and many others.

Mimi has received several awards, including the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners (MCNP), and the 2015 Student Service Award from Rocky Mountain University for her contributions to the NP profession.

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Program Agenda

(12 Contact Hours Total)
Day 1:
  • Keynote: Healthy NP, Healthy Patient: The Power of Modeling a Healthy Lifestyle
  • Women's Health Guidelines Update
  • Cognitive Therapy: A Non Pharm Option for your Patients
  • Contraception
  • Managing Sleep Disorders in Primary Care
  Day 2:
  • Coding and Reimbursement
  • Diabetes Oral Medication Update with Case Studies
  • Pain Management in Primary Care
  • Pedi Growth and Development: Latest Recommendations in Screening Guidelines
  • Diabetes Injectable Meds Update with Case Studies


September 29-30: Pharmacology Update

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Featured Speaker:  Wendy L. Wright, MS, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP

Wendy is a 1992 graduate of the Adult Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program at Simmons College in Boston, Massachusetts and completed a family nurse practitioner post-master’s program in 1995.  She is an adult and family nurse practitioner and the owner of two, nurse practitioner owned and operated clinics within New Hampshire named: Wright & Associates Family Healthcare.  In addition, she is the Owner of Partners in Healthcare Education, a medical education company.  She is the Past President of NPACE and the Senior lecturer for Fitzgerald Health Education Associates.  She is the recipient of numerous awards and was chosen by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as the 1999 recipient of the New Hampshire State Excellence Award.  In addition, she received the 2009 NH Nurse Practitioner of the Year and the 2014 Top 5 Women in New Hampshire Business Award.  In 2005, she was inducted as a Fellow into the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners; in October 2014, a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing, and in March 2017, a Fellow into the National Academies of Practice. She is the founder of the NH Chamber of Entrepreneurial Nurse Practitioners, an organization designed to assist nurse practitioners with independent practice issues.  In addition to full-time clinical practice, she presents nationally to different audiences and has been a speaker at over 1000 conferences in 46 states.  She is the nurse practitioner representative to the State of NH Immunization Advisory Board.  She has been a medical media spokesperson for a number of companies and has appeared on radio, television, and in print magazines.  Wendy is frequently consulted by malpractice attorneys around the area of clinical practice and has worked on more than 100 malpractice cases involving nurses and nurse practitioners.Sold Out

Program Agenda

(12 Contact Hours Total)
Day 1:
  • New Drug Update
  • Arthritis: New Treatment Options
  • Urinary Tract Infections
  • Asthma and COPD
  Day 2:
  • Hypertension and Hyperlipidemia
  • Managing Anxiety and Depression
  • Managing Respiratory Infections
  • New Immunization Update