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November 13 - 16, 2020


In light of recent COVID-19 developments and new restrictions in Boston, the NPACE Primary Care with Workshops and the Global Health Disaster Response Training in Boston, MA (November 13-16) has been canceled. Those registered for the conference were notified by email earlier today and provided with details on registration refunds. The Laguna Cliffs Marriott is also closed indefinitely and will be canceling all room reservations made in the NPACE room block.

We continue to monitor this rapidly developing situation for all of our upcoming conference destinations and will provide additional updates as needed. Please continue to monitor your email, the NPACE web site, and our social media channels for the latest conference details. Be sure to check out NPACE’s inaugural Virtual Conference, September 25 & 26!



Boston, MA Conference  |  Westin Boston Waterfront 


  • Main Conference: 1-day Workshops + 2-day Primary Care + 1-day Pharmacology
    • November 13-16, 2020


  • Also Available: 2-day Global Health Disaster Response Training 
    • November 14-15, 2020



Fulfill your professional development and specific licensure needs at this Boston, MA NP conference. Sessions emphasize the latest evidence and guideline-based clinical knowledge needed to prescribe and manage high priority primary care topics.

In addition to the evidence-based, practical knowledge you’ll receive from leading experts in conference sessions, you’ll also have the opportunity to earn additional contact hours in smaller, more intensive workshops. Improve upon your skills in caring for primary care patients with case studies and close interaction with faculty at an unprecedented value.

About the 2-day Global Health Disaster Response Training Conference

Have you ever wanted to volunteer for a disaster but were not sure what was required? Do you want to learn more about Global Health and how you can become involved? Then join us in Boston for our Global Health-Disaster Response Training Conference. These two days of sessions are inclusive of table top simulations and possible field experience led by experts who have experienced first hand the impact of disasters and the changing world of Global Health. You will learn how these topics can affect our roles as primary care providers-availability of resources, exposures to diseases, and responding to disasters ‘in your backyard.’  Our curriculum was selected and developed by these same experts using criteria to ensure this will be an enriching introductory experience for all involved. These experts will be presenting topics such as utilization of available resources, and ethics and social justice. We hope you will join us for this exciting conference!



Select one of the following options during registration:

  • First 3-days of the conference: 1-day Workshops and 2-days Primary Care
  • Last 3-days of the conference: 2-days Primary Care and 1-day Pharmacology
  • All 4-days of the conference: Workshops, Primary Care and Pharmacology
  • 2-day Global Health Disaster Response Training Conference



Early Registration – by October 9, 2020
General Attendee: $325 (2-days) | $535 (3-days) | $680 (4-days)
Senior (60+), Student/New Grad: $290 (2-days) | $475 (3-days) | $635 (4-days)

Standard Registration (all types except Military)  – after October 9, 2020
$385 (2-days) | $630 (3-days) | $800 (4-days)

Military – (anytime)
$270 (2-days) | $440 (3-days) | $585 (4-days)

All registrations are subject to a $50 non-refundable administration fee.


Keynote speaker


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Monica Adhiambo Onyango, PhD, RNM, MPH, MS
Dr. Onyango is a Clinical Associate Professor at Boston University School of Public Health/Department of Global Health, with over 30 years in health care delivery, management, education and research. Dr. Onyango co-founded the Global Nursing Caucus to advance the role of nursing in global health. Her previous work include Kenya Ministry of Health as a nurse manager, a health team leader with international non-governmental organizations in relief and development. Her research interests, consultancies and publications are on sexual and reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, populations in humanitarian crises, nurses and midwives’ role in population health. She holds a PhD in Nursing, Boston College; a Master of Science (nursing), Boston College; a Master in Public Health, Boston University School of Public Health; Diploma in Advanced Nursing, Nairobi University; Diploma in general nursing and midwifery, Kenya Medical Training College, Nairobi.
Margaret Bobonich, DNP, FNP-C, DCNP, FAANP
Margaret Bobonich completed her Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Doctorate of Nursing Practice at Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Margaret Bobonich, Assistant Professor at Case Western Reserve School of Medicine and Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, is a Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner with an active clinical dermatology practice at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Centers (UHCMC) in Cleveland, Ohio. She is the Director of the innovative 2-year interdisciplinary post-Master’s Dermatology NP training program at UHCMC. Its provides a national model of interprofessional practice and improved access to high quality dermatologic care. Dr. Bobonich was co-Chair and first author of the national task force establishing the Professional Competencies for Nurse Practitioners in Dermatology (2018). She is a founding member of the American Association of Dermatology Nurse Practitioners and served as a member of the national work group for the Scope and Standards of Care for Dermatology Nursing and Dermatology NP Coalition. Her achievements include principal investigator of seminal research for a Dermatology NP core curriculum and co-editor of the first dermatology textbook for advanced practice clinicians Dr. Bobonich is a Fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and is a well-known national educator on complex dermatology for NPs, PAs and physicians.
Peter Buch, MD, AGAF, FACD
Peter Buch, MD, is a clinical gastroenterologist with 38 years of teaching experience. Teaching is his PASSION. His style is case based, practical, very interactive and FUN. He is an Associate Professor at The University of Connecticut School of Medicine; University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Eastern Connecticut Health Network branch; and at the Frank H Netter School of Medicine/Quinnipiac University. He has mentored dozens of APRNs. Dr Buch has significant national teaching experience and always learns from his audience.
Dawn Carpenter, DNP, ACNP-BC, CCRN
Dawn Carpenter is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and coordinates the Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Track. With over 25 years in nursing, Dawn maintains her clinical skills as an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner in the critical care department at UMass Memorial Medical Center. Dawn is actively engaged at the national level with the American Association of Critical Care Nurses and National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties.
Sattaria S. Dilks, DNP, PMHNP-BC
Dr. Tari Dilks has been a Licensed Professional Counselor since 1988, a Family NP since 2002 and Psych Mental Health NP since 2006 in private practice in Lake Charles, LA. Dr. Dilks is also a professor and co-coordinator of the graduate nursing department of McNeese State University, which is a member of a consortium of four universities offering a Master’s of Science in Nursing. Tari is the director of the Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner track in the graduate nursing department at Mcneese and has designed a multifaceted and engaging curriculum that provides educational opportunities to students across her home state of Louisiana. In 2017, she was awarded the American Psychiatric Nurses Association Award for Excellence in Education.
Patti Duprey, MSN, APRN, CDE
Patti Duprey is nurse practitioner with over 27 years experience as a diabetes expert providing medical management focused on individualized treatment plans. After developing a full-service Diabetes Center at a NH rural hospital, Patti ventured out on her own in 2012 to open an independent nurse practitioner office in Conway, NH, specifically for patients with diabetes. Patti’s passion is to support people with diabetes to enjoy adequate control while promoting wellness. Patti now enjoys the rewards of independent practice with two offices: celebrating the second office opening in Kennebunk in 2015. Additionally, she enjoys collaborating with other organizations to develop diabetes education and treatment programs. As a consultant with Project Hope, Patti working with the team, was instrumental in launching an International Diabetes Educator E-Learning (IDEEL) program and write a position paper for diagnosing Gestational Diabetes in underdeveloped countries. On the home front, Patti is a reviewer for the American Diabetes Association and a primary author in the development of a Type 1 on-line education program for patients. Her volunteer work includes over 16 years active with the National Certification Board of Diabetes, and multiple state organizations. Over the past year, she has helped NP’s to establish independent diabetes practice.
Susan Feeney, DNP, FNP-BC
Dr. Susan Feeney is an Assistant Professor at UMass Medical School Graduate School of Nursing and is the Coordinator of the Family Nurse Practitioner Program. Prior to her current position, she was lead FNP faculty and Director of Graduate Nursing Education at Rivier University in Nashua, NH. Over the past 20 years Dr. Feeney has provided comprehensive primary care in an independent NP owned family practice clinic in NH and currently practices in College Health at Worcester State University Student Health Center. She is also the Immediate Past President of the NH Nurse Practitioner Association. Dr. Feeney has been an educator for over 20 years, dedicated to teaching, mentoring, and supporting Registered Nurses as they work toward becoming advanced practice nurses and health care leaders.
Stephanie C. Garbern, MD, MPH, DTMH
Dr. Stephanie Garbern is an Assistant Professor of Global Emergency Medicine and a Fellow of the Center for Human Rights and Humanitarian Studies at Brown University. Dr. Garbern has been working and volunteering in global health for over 15 years, and began her career founding a volunteer organization to provide free medical care in rural Honduras. She has volunteered or conducted global health research in Guatemala, Peru, Tanzania, Rwanda, Ghana, Liberia, China, Bangladesh, and Lebanon. She served as a volunteer emergency response physician for International Medical Corps in Caguas, Puerto Rico after Hurricanes Irma and Maria and currently is working on several research projects to improve care for patients with infectious diseases and sepsis in Rwanda, Ghana, and Bangladesh.
Sean Kivlehan, MD, MPH
Sean Kivlehan, MD, MPH is the director of the Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA. He is an Instructor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Affiliate Faculty at the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, and an academic representative the Global Health Cluster. He has worked as a consultant to the World Health Organization’s Emergency, Trauma, and Acute Care Program and is past chair of the Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship Consortium. He works clinically as an attending physician in the Emergency Department.
Abigail Matos Pagan, DNP, MS, ANP, NHDP-BC, RN
A nurse for 30 years from which she has gained experience as a critical care nurse, adult nurse practitioner and a disaster/forensic professional. In 2003, she founded the Coalition of Nurses for Communities in Disasters and is a leader in training and education on disasters, collaborating with National and International organizations. She is considered an expert in disaster simulation and for 12 years she has organized /presented in the Annual Conference of Disaster, training nurses and multidisciplinary teams including disaster scenarios drills. Proud Commander of the DMAT-PR1 team for the National Disaster Medical System-HHS, from where she continues to gain experience and deploy to many disaster areas. As a Professor and researcher at the University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez, she is studying the effects of disasters on the cardiovascular system and the multidimensional wellbeing of the elderly population in PR.
Samuel Plasmati
Samuel Plasmati is the Educational Programs and Operations Manager for the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI). In this role Samuel is responsible for the development and delivery of a growing number of training programs designed for both university-based students and mid-career professionals pursuing careers in the humanitarian sector, in addition to working on a number of other HHI programs. Much of Samuel’s professional expertise involves designing and implementing table-top and live role-play simulation exercises. Samuel holds a BA in History from Tufts University.
Vanessa Pomarico-Denino, Ed.D, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
Vanessa Pomarico, EdD, FNP-BC, FAANP is certified as a family nurse practitioner and earned a doctorate in Nursing Education from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT. She practices at Northeast Medical Group (NEMG), specializing in Internal Medicine with a special interest in women's health and transgender healthcare. An author, lecturer, educator, and volunteer, Dr. Pomarico is the transgender healthcare trainer for NEMG system-wide. Dr. Pomarico is the former Director and Lead faculty of the FNP track in the Department of Nursing at Southern Connecticut State University. Dr. Pomarico-Denino is the recipient of numerous awards including the Nightingale award, AANP Nurse Practitioner Excellence Award and the Northeast Medical Group/YNHH Advanced Practice Provider Leadership Award. She has presented at numerous state and national conferences on a variety of topics but most notably for transgender healthcare. Dr. Pomarico is the co-author of two nursing pathophysiology textbooks and a contributing author in "Focus on Adult Health Nursing". She served on the advisory board for The Jim Collins Foundation, a non-profit organization community-based initiative promoting the self-determination and empowerment of all transgender people. Dr. Pomarico has served as the Co-Chair of Health Policy and is a Past President of the Connecticut Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Society (CTAPRNS).
Joyce Pulcini, PhD, PNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Dr. Joyce Pulcini joined George Washington University School of Nursing as Professor in 2012 and until July 2018 was the Director of Community and Global Initiatives. With a career of over 40 years as a pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP), educator and author, Dr. Pulcini directed nurse practitioner programs at Northeastern University, Boston University and Boston College and has consistently been a leader in health care and nursing policy at state, national and international levels. She is a Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing and a Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners. She is a senior associate editor for Policy, Politics and Nursing Practice. She is an active member of the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties and was its President in 2000 to 2001. She was the first Co-Chair of the American Academy of Nursing’s Expert Panel on Primary Care. She has been an active member of the International Nurse Practitioner/Advanced Practice Nursing Network for 12 years serving as a co-Chair of the Education/Practice subgroup for 8 years and on the Core Steering Group. She has led service learning trips for students to Haiti, Nicaragua and Ecuador and developed Global Health Courses for graduate and undergraduate students.
Steven Purcell, DNP, MPH, RN, FNP-BC
Steven Purcell, DNP, MPH, RN, FNP-BC is the Treasurer of the Global Nursing Caucus and works clinically in hospital and outpatient settings. For his DNP project, he researched the evolving role of advanced practice nurses around the world to improve universal health coverage and global health equity. He has field experience in El Salvador, Uganda, Ethiopia, and the Dominican Republic and has contributed to program implementation and applied research in Zambia, Sierra Leone, Namibia, South Africa, Nigeria, and Peru. He has experience with qualitative research, program and financial management, and grant writing. His greatest interest is in disaster management and improving response through technological innovation, information management, and humanitarian professionalization. He’s experienced in the design and implementation of complex humanitarian emergencies in field and tabletop simulations, crisis mapping, and mHealth solutions.
Luis R Rivera Cintron, PhD
I am a four times volunteer—ARMY, AIRBORNE, SPECIAL FORCES and with the Coalition of Nurses for Communities in Disasters (CONCID). As a retired US ARMY Special Forces Warrant Officer and a combat veteran with 30 years of active Military service of which 24 were in Special Operations, I have acquired extensive experience in Counterterrorist, Antiterrorist, Security Operations, and the development of training, exercises and evaluation programs. As a civilian, I have used these skills to help State, local government agencies, disaster intervention organizations, as well as communities, and my fellow citizens to prepare and mitigate the negative impact of crisis and disaster situations. The motivation behind what I have done as a Soldier, a community volunteer, and private citizen comes from my desire to serve my country. As a leader, it is my responsibility to look after the welfare of those assigned to me and influence them to accomplish the mission by providing clear guidance, purpose, direction, and motivation
Nancy Rudner, DrPH, MPH, APRN, RN
Dr. Nancy Rudner is currently a Graduate Faulty member at George Washington University School of Nursing. Her work throughout the years has included teaching, managed care, quality improvement and policy analysis. As a family nurse practitioner, Dr. Rudner has served patients in a range of settings, including community health centers, farmworker services and in the workplace. She is also a nurse coach, providing employee health coaching.
Gina M. Smith, RN, CHEP, NHDP-BC
Gina Smith is no stranger to healthcare, emergency preparedness or disaster response. A nurse for over 35 years, she has focused her nursing skills on Emergency Medicine, Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Response. For the past 17 years, this nurse has served as the Director of Emergency Management and Preparedness for UMass Memorial Medical Center, a large academic and level 1 trauma facility in Worcester Massachusetts. In this role, Gina serves as an advisor to UMass Memorial senior leadership in the areas of Emergency Preparedness, Management, and Response. Other responsibilities include representing the medical center on several local, regional and state Emergency Management workgroups and executive committees. As a public speaker, Gina has spoken and presented at numerous Emergency Preparedness conferences throughout the United States as well as an international presentation in India. An active disaster medical responder since 1994, and present Team Commander of the Massachusetts 2 Disaster Medical Assistance Team, (DMAT MA2), Gina has responded to more than 25 nationally declared disasters, mass gatherings and special security events. In addition to disaster response, Gina enjoys volunteering her time and medical skills to care for those in need both in the Dominican Republic and Kenya.
Sohera N. Syeda, MD
Dr. Syeda is ABIM board certified in Internal Medicine, Pulmonary Medicine and Critical Care Medicine. She is an Assistant Professor at Boston University School of Medicine’s Section of Pulmonary, Critical Care Section and holds a Lecturer of Medicine appointment at the Harvard Medical School. She is a practicing physician at the VA Boston Healthcare in West Roxbury, MA and Bedford VA in Bedford, MA. She is on staff at Steward Norwood Hospital’s intensive care unit in Norwood, MA. She serves as a consultant to the Boston University School of Medicine, Barry M. Manuel Office of Continuing Medical Education and COPD Quality Improvement Consortium and has engaged in several collaborative COPD QI projects. She has presented on several pulmonary topics including COPD, asthma, smoking cessation and e-cigarettes/vaping at NPACE over the past two years. Dr. Syeda received her MD in 2005 in at Rush University Medical Center and completed residency and Chief residency in Internal Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. She completed a Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship and conducted health services research focusing on the impact of prolonged mechanical ventilation and use of tracheostomy on chronic critical illness at Boston University. Dr. Syeda is engaged in various clinical, educational and administrative initiatives and is involved in various programs to improve the health of patients with advanced lung disease.
Charles P. Vega MD, FAAFP
Clinical Professor of Family Medicine, Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education, University of California, Irvine, Santa Ana, CA


Friday, November 13, 2020

Morning Workshops

8:00 am - 11:15 am
WS1: Dermatology
8:00 am - 11:15 am
WS2: Top 10 Pulmonary Pearls
8:00 am - 11:15 am

Afternoon Workshops

1:00 pm - 4:15 pm
1:00 pm - 4:15 pm
1:00 pm - 4:15 pm
WS6: Interpretation of the CBC/ Differential
Saturday, November 14, 2020

Primary Care

8:00 am - 9:00 am
9:15 am - 10:15 am
A1: Lyme and Other Tick-borne Diseases
10:25 am - 11:25 am
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
LP1: NON-CE Product Theater Lunch Session

This session is sponsored by commercial interest. Contact hours will not be awarded

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
D1: Deprescribing Psychiatric Medications for Primary Care Providers
3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
BR1: Expanding the Role of the NP in Managing Major Depressive Disorder: Challenge Accepted

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Lundbeck.

This continuing nurse education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Primary Care

7:00 am - 8:00 am
BR2: Influenza Treatment in the Primary Care Setting

By completing this session, participants will be able to apply new evidence into practice regarding the use of diagnostic testing, treatment and chemoprophylaxis for people with, or at risk for, influenza. Also, Incorporate the use of antiviral agents into practice based on their ability to reduce transmission, as well as treat people with influenza who are at normal or high risk for complications.

Content Developed by: John J. Russell, MD, Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Sidney Kimmel School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; Chair, Department of Family Medicine and Program Director, Family Medicine Residency, Abington – Jefferson Health, Abington, PA.  This activity is supported by an educational grant from Genentech, Inc.
This continuing nurse education activity is provided by Vindico Medical Education.

8:15 am - 9:15 am
9:45 am - 10:45 am
F1: Assessing Abdominal Pain: A Practical Review
10:55 am - 11:55 am
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
LP2: NON-CE Product Theater Lunch Session

This session is sponsored by commercial interest. Contact hours will not be awarded

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
H1: Sexuality and Psychotropics
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm
I1: Geriatric GI Patients: Tread Carefully
4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Psoriasis Dinner Program
In conjunction with the National Psoriasis Foundation this Psoriasis Recognition Program is designed to help enhance your skills in caring for those with psoriasis. After completing this program, attendees will be formally recognized as up-to-date in the latest psoriasis education. This activity is supported by educational grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb and Janssen.
The National Psoriasis Foundation designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Saturday, November 14, 2020

Global Health

8:00 am - 9:00 am
KEYGHDR1: Making a Difference After a Major Disaster: The Role of a Medical Responder
Over the Past 20 years, the United States has had it’s share of major disasters. These disasters include man made disasters, such as the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and US Pentagon of 9-11-2001, 8 major hurricanes in 2005, most notable, Hurricane Katrina, and more recently Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico. During and in the aftermath of these disasters, many ask the questions, “What can I do to help?” This presentation will take a look back at several of these major disasters, and share lessons learned through the eyes of a Nurse response professional, including tips and tools on planning and preparedness for a response. Every disaster can benefit from the help of others. The help may come from a local state of federal resource, in the way of money, paid professional responders, material resources, and volunteers. Before stepping forward in a disaster response and/or recovery effort, responders and volunteers must be ready and informed. If uniformed and not prepared, these efforts to “make a difference” could actually compromise the safety of those that you are trying to help. Planning and preparedness as a medical responder and/or volunteer before a disaster occurs, will likely make one much more deployable for a successful mission in the aftermath of disaster. Learning opportunities and resources provided in this presentation.
9:15 am - 10:15 am
GHDR1: Nurse Practitioners Caring for Refugees Coming to U.S.
Violence, poverty, and crop failures have forced families to flee their homelands. The factors forcing migration, the journey, detention, and uncertainty impact health status. The presenter will discuss conditions seen in shelters at the US Border and current status of refugees. Nurse practitioners can support refugee families and assist in resettlement if they understand the factors affecting health and legal status. Ethical and social justice considerations will be discussed.
10:25 am - 11:25 am
GHDR2: Global Health 101
This presentation will overview the basics of how to prepare and engage in a global health experience. Key concepts including cultural and ethical issues will be discussed as they relate to a global experience. The presentation will expand upon country requirements including Memoranda of Agreement, licensure, permissions and financial considerations needed to best position yourself for success. The presentation will focus on identifying beforehand the value this experience will bring to the partner organization/persons in country. It will also discuss considerations for further long term involvement including how to work with Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs, relief organizations etc). Recommendations by the World Health Organization and other professional organizations will be provided as well as important Global Health concepts that are necessary to understand prior to an experience. Funding mechanisms for global experiences will be discussed including the different types of Fulbright experiences, funding by NGOs or U.S. based organizations and self-funding. Considerations for safety in country will be outlined, including important preventative measures and ways to protect oneself in case of an emergency. A major part of this presentation will be a discussion to gain perspectives on ethical approaches to the experiences, partnerships, student participation and research that may be conducted. It will outline the competencies needed to engage in an international experience. When identifying goals for a trip, it is important to have outcomes in mind (ie host country population outcomes, benefit to host country and host populations, partnership outcomes) and risk/benefits for both host country/population as well as to participants.
1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
GHDR3: What are the Nursing Needs in Rescue and Recovery
Building on the presenter’s experience in post-hurricane Puerto Rico at four points in time and multiple locations, this session will discuss core disaster response phases, services provided in each phase, and policy issues affecting what, where, how, and when response services are provided. Nurse practitioner practices issues will also be discussed.
2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
GHDR4: First Responders Protection from Violence in Disasters
The problem of violence in disasters against first responders has been documented many times and reported during many major disasters at national and international levels. Many publications and studies explore the problem as it applies to the general population; however, the need for finding solutions to violence against first responders has not been adequately addressed. The purpose of this lecture/workshop is to discuss the tactics, techniques and procedures associated with situational awareness, the psychological aspects of violence confrontations and the legal aspects of self-defense as these apply to the two stages of violence confrontations. The presentation will cover techniques as a way of non-lethal force to manage and mitigate the risk of violence, aggressive and disruptive behavior without causing physical harm or injury to the aggressor, and preventing the first responder from becoming a victim of violence.
Sunday, November 15, 2020

Global Health

8:15 am - 9:15 am
GHDR5: Volunteer 101
Whether you are considering volunteering in a medical clinic/hospital/NGO abroad or are interested in deploying to a humanitarian emergency, there are major differences to working effectively and safely as a volunteer in a global health/disaster context in comparison to domestic/non-disaster volunteer work you may have been involved with in the past. This session will cover how to determine if volunteering is right for you, how to find opportunities/select an organization to work with, preparation and on-the-ground tips, maximizing benefit to your host community, managing personal and property safety risks, and reflections after returning from volunteer work.
9:45 am - 10:45 am
GHDR6: Disaster Response 101
Major humanitarian crises are often met with an outpouring of support from around the world. In addition to donations of money and resources, vast numbers of volunteers converge upon a disaster. This session will introduce participants to disaster volunteerism and factors to consider when preparing to volunteer. – Define a volunteer – History of disaster volunteerism – What is good/bad disaster volunteerism? – Options to become a “good” volunteer – Preparations necessary for volunteers
10:55 am - 11:55 am
GHDR7: Volunteering Around the World: First Hand Experiences and Lessons Learned From the Experts
1:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Tabletop Simulation
This three hour tabletop exercise will cover the fundamentals of humanitarian response. Working in small groups we will cover site and shelter management, concerns around health, water, sanitation, and hygiene, and finally protection principles. Participants will discuss these topics in detail while applying them to the scenario presented. By the end of the session, each group will have constructed their own response based on the best practice guidelines from Sphere and presented It back to the larger group.
Monday, November 16, 2020


8:00 am - 9:30 am
PH1: Tackling Drug-Resistant Organisms in Primary Care
10:00 am - 11:30 am
PH2: Pharmacology-Focused Case Studies on Transitions of Care for the Sepsis Patient
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
PH3: Diabetes Pharmacotherapeutics
2:40 pm - 4:10 pm
PH4: Endocrine D/O Pharmacotherapeutics



General Attendee $800.00
Discounted Price
If Registered By


Friday, October 9, 2020

Senior (60+) /Student/New Grad $800.00
Discounted Price
If Registered By


Friday, October 9, 2020

Military $585.00


General Attendee $630.00
Discounted Price
If Registered By


Friday, October 9, 2020

Senior (60+)/Student/New Grad $630.00
Discounted Price
If Registered By


Friday, October 9, 2020

Military $440.00


General Attendee $630.00
Discounted Price
If Registered By


Friday, October 9, 2020

Senior (60+)/Student/New Grad $630.00
Discounted Price
If Registered By


Friday, October 9, 2020

Miltary $440.00


General Attendee $385.00
Discounted Price
If Registered By


Friday, October 9, 2020

Senior (60+) /Student/New $385.00
Discounted Price
If Registered By


Friday, October 9, 2020

Miltary $270.00
All registrations are subject to a $50 non-refundable administration fee.


All registrations must be paid in full by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) at the time of registration. NPACE no longer accepts payment by check. 4th for Free, Letter of Credit and complimentary registrations all require a $50 non-refundable administration fee upon registration.

If using Letter of Credit, 4th for free, or complimentary registration, please contact NPACE 508-907-6424 x1 for registration information.

Written notice of cancellation must be received by email or letter. A refund, excluding the $50 non-refundable administrative fee, will be issued when cancellation is received no later than one month prior to the conference start date. Refunds are processed based on the original form of payment.

A letter of credit, excluding the $50 non-refundable administrative fee, will be issued when cancellation is received between 30 and 8 days of the conference start date. This is valid for 12 months from issuance and may be used for towards any NPACE conference.

No refunds will be issued for cancellations received within 7 days of the conference start date.

In the very unlikely event that NPACE cancels or postpones a conference due to circumstances beyond its control, NPACE’s liability shall be limited to refund of paid registration fees.



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  425 Summer Street

  Boston, MA 02116


Cut Off Date:  October 23, 2020
Discounted Rate: 
$229 single/double occupancy

$259 triple occupancy

$289 quad occupancy 

(plus local/state taxes)


Resort Fee: N/A
Online Reservations: Reservations may be made online or by calling 888-627-7115

(Group Code: NPU).

  Based on availability; Group rates can apply 3 days before and after the conference dates

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NPACE strongly advises that you do not make travel reservations until you
have a confirmed conference registration.  NPACE conferences frequently
sell out prior to early registration date.
Rates are based on room block availability and can’t be guaranteed if
room block sells out before cut off dates. Space and room types are
limited, so please make your reservations early! Hotel
cancellation policies vary, check with hotel for cancellation policy if
you need to cancel your reservation. Only reservations made through the
group block are eligible for additional amenities and discounts.


Atrium Lobby - Vertical Garden Lobby
Indoor heated Pool WestinWorkOUT Fitness Studio
Deluxe Room Double/Double Guest Room City View

Abstract Submission

NPACE is currently accepting poster abstracts for our 2020 conference in Boston. Research should be focused on health policy, innovation, evidence based clinical practice, scientific research, or collaboration and interdisciplinary practice. Sub-topic ideas should include primary care, mental health, pediatrics, geriatrics, or palliative- end of life care. Submission is open to students and faculty from MSN, DNP, and PhD programs.

Simply complete the Abstract Submission Form below to submit your abstract for review.


March 1, 2020 Online submission of abstracts opens
June 1, 2020 Online submission of abstracts close
August 1, 2020 Email notification sent to all submissions
August 10, 2020 Deadline to return completed Presenter Agreement
September 30, 2020 Deadline to register for conference

Fulfill your professional development and specific licensure needs. Sessions emphasize the latest evidence and guideline-based clinical knowledge needed to prescribe and manage high priority primary care topics.


  1. Full name of submitting/corresponding author and all co-authors
  2. Abstract text:
    1. Use Times New Roman, 12 Font, 1-inch margins
    2. Limit to 300 words excluding title, authors info (affiliations) and references
  3. Highlight the main points:
    1. Introduction: Info statement with purpose of the presentation
    2. Methods: Brief description of the research-background
    3. Discussion: Summary of the unpublished data or other relevant info
    4. Conclusion: Summarize in 1 or 2 sentences the primary outcomes of the study, including their potential significance
  4. Funding sources: Funding sources (organizations, institutions, agencies) for the research included in the abstract should be listed.
  5. Must not contain any commercial bias


  • Resume(s) for author(s)
  • Short bio statements for all poster authors
  • One measurable learning outcome.
  • 50-word presentation summary that will be used for conference publication
  • Entire poster must fit onto a 3-foot x 4-foot board
  • Co-authors submitted with the accepted abstracts will be included in the conference materials.
  • Decisions on abstract acceptance are final.


Accepted abstracts must have a presenter in attendance during conference session breaks on Saturday, November 14, 2020 to present their poster(s).

It is not mandatory that the first author be pre-registered and present; the presenter may be any of the contributing authors or a colleague.


Author associated with an abstract must register for the conference and are responsible for all travel expenses (airfare, hotel, etc.) associated with presenting at the meeting. The conference registration is separate from the abstract submission. Abstracts will be removed from the conference if author(s) are not registered for the conference by 9/30/2020. If a presenter(s) withdraws from the conference the poster submission will be removed.

Note our Faculty Program: We recognize the important role of academic faculty in preparing the next generation of NP leaders, and as a show of support, we offer one free conference registration per 24-month period to full-time faculty of NP academic programs. A limited number of seats are put aside at each conference for faculty taking advantage of this NPACE Perk.


All abstracts will be reviewed and selected based on criteria requirements by an NPACE nurse planner. This will ensure adherence to ANCC Commission on Accreditation CE provider guidelines.


Upon acceptance of an abstract, presenters will receive a presenter agreement with dates and guidelines. This agreement will need to be signed and returned to NPACE within one week of receipt of email notification of poster acceptance. Failure to return agreement will result in removal of the abstract from the presentation.


Upon acceptance of an abstract, presenters will receive information pertaining to the NPACE ePoster learning toolbox. These ePosters are web-based allowing presenters to quickly and easily build a virtual ePoster using stacks of interactive blocks containing vital information including text, graphics, links to video and other websites. Presenter will be also asked to provide 5 multiple choice questions/answers for NPACE to create a google quiz that will be incorporated into your ePoster. This will allow learners to earn contacts hours for viewing the ePoster and completing the online quiz.  By utilizing this ePoster system, NPACE will house your poster in its online library for other medical professions to view in the future.

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