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Clearwater Beach, FL

May 4 - 7, 2020


Due to the rapidly developing situation related to COVID-19 and the recommendation by the CDC to cancel all mass gatherings of 50 people or more for the next 8 weeks, NPACE has made the difficult but necessary decision to cancel the NPACE Primary Care & Pharmacology Conference in Clearwater, FL (May4-7).

All registrants have been notified of this cancellation by email, and given guidance on cancelling their hotel reservations and travel arrangements. NPACE is actively developing a virtual educational offering, to provide our Clearwater registrants with the credit hours they need. Conference registrants will receive additional details related to registration refunds, transfers to future NPACE conferences, and virtual learning options as soon as we have ironed out the details. As of this time, all other future NPACE conferences are still proceeding as scheduled. We will continue to monitor this rapidly developing situation and provide continuing updates as needed.

Clearwater Beach, FL Conference
2-day Primary Care + 2-day Pharmacology
May 4-7, 2020
Wyndham Grand



Fulfill your professional development and specific licensure needs at these 2-day Primary Care and 2-day Pharmacotherapeutics NP continuing education conferences. Clearwater Beach, FL Conference sessions emphasize the latest evidence and guideline-based clinical knowledge needed to prescribe and manage high priority primary care topics.

Primary Care (May 4-5) | 10 Contact Hours/(TBA Pharm Hours)
Pharmacology (May 6-7) | 12 Contact Hours/12 Pharm Hours


Early registration – by March 30, 2020
General Attendee: $355 (one conference) I $680 (both conferences)
Senior (60+), Student/New Grad: $315 (one conference) I $635 (both conferences)

Standard Registration (all types except Military) – after March 30, 2020
$420 (one conference) I $800 (both conferences)

Military – (anytime)
$295 (one conference) I $585 (both conferences)

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

Keynote speaker

Patricia J. Sulak, MD

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Keynote Speaker: Patricia J. Sulak, MD
Patricia Sulak, M.D. is a nationally recognized practicing physician, researcher, speaker, and medical school professor at Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas A&M College of Medicine. She graduated from the University of Houston College of Pharmacy and then went on to the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio School of Medicine graduating with honors. Dr. Sulak was named the 2006 Distinguished Alumnus. She completed her OBGYN residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington DC where she was named the General Graves B Erskine Resident of the Year. While in the Army, she received the Meritorious Service Medal and the Army Achievement Medal. After leaving the Army, she joined Baylor Scott & White Health and Texas A&M College of Medicine where she continues to practice gynecology and mentor medical students and residents. Dr. Sulak continues to be included in “Best Doctors in America” and “Texas Super Docs” and has been selected Outstanding Clinical Instructor by the Texas A&M College of Medicine medical students. She was given a "Heroes for Children" award by the Texas State Board of Education and received the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology Community Service Award for her work in school health. She founded and continues to direct the Adolescent Wellness & Sexual Health Program, one of the most commonly utilized sexual health curriculum's in Texas and beyond. She is internationally recognized for her research on management of women’s menstrual disorders and currently focuses her clinical practice on perimenopausal and menopausal patients. While she continues to speak on numerous women’s health issues, her latest pursuit is promotion of scientifically proven healthy lifestyles to prevent disability and death leading to greater longevity and livelihood. Dr. Sulak founded and directs Living WELL Aware, a truly unique wellness program on disease prevention through healthy living, delineating the eleven essential elements to health and happiness. She empowers diverse audiences across the country to take ownership of their well-being and partner with their healthcare providers for optimal health.
Glen Blair, RN, MSN, ANP-C, DCNP
Glen Blair is a certified Dermatology Nurse Practitioner working in the advanced practice role since 1997. He is Program coordinator for the department of dermatology at Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates in Boston, Massachusetts, and sees patients at the Chestnut Hill/West Roxbury and Kenmore practices. Glen is a lecturer in dermatology at the University of Massachusetts (UMASS ) Graduate school of Nursing and Health Sciences. In addition to having published articles in the Journal of the Dermatology Nurses Association, Glen has authored chapters in textbooks, which include Bobonich and Nolen’s “Dermatology for Advanced Practice Clinicians”, as well as in Trybulski and Buttaro’s “Primary Care: A collaborative Practice, 6th ed.”
Susan Bowlin, MSN, ACNP, FNP
Susan is a dual certified nurse practitioner that has been in practice for 22 years. She has worked in a variety of practice settings including private practice to rounding on CV surgical patients in the ICU. She has enjoyed the extensive foundation this has provided her. Over the past several years, she has specialized in obesity medicine which has been a thrill to discover a specialty where she gets to assist her patients in risk reduction, disease remission and see quality of life improve on a daily basis.
Sheila Gahan, DSN, FNP, GNP-BC
Ms. Gahan has been a Family Nurse Practitioner for over 30 years; Board Certified in both Gerontology and Family Practice and for the past 15 years has specialized in Pulmonary and Sleep medicine.
Alison Marshall, MSN, FNP-C
Alison Marshall is a board certified, practicing Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). She earned her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology with Honors from Boston College in 2000, and her Master’s in Nursing from Yale University in 2005. She is currently matriculating in the PhD program at Boston College, with expected graduation in 2023. Alison’s nursing practice is based in Massachusetts. Alison has practiced at the South Boston Community Health Center since 2005. She is a full-time Clinical Instructor at the Boston College Connell School of Nursing. Alison is Faculty at The Sylvie Ratelle STD/HIV Prevention Center of New England, a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) funded national training organization for practicing providers. She engages in clinical research regarding sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and lectures to practicing clinicians nationally and internationally about the identification, treatment, and prevention of STDs.
Jacqueline Olin, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, FASHP, FCCP
Jacqueline L. (Jacky) Olin, MS, PharmD, BCPS, CDE, FASHP, FCCP is a Professor of Pharmacy at Wingate University School of Pharmacy and an inpatient clinical pharmacy specialist.
Dr. Jessica Peck is an expert pediatric clinician and anti-trafficking advocate who provides innovative, visionary, and award-winning leadership to develop and lead inclusive and diverse interprofessional teams in multiple arenas to provide outcomes of high-quality health care. Dr. Peck is a recognized and published national expert about human trafficking. She is chair of the Alliance for Children in Trafficking, a national campaign of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Partners for Vulnerable Youth, where she works with other national organizations to equip healthcare professionals to combat human trafficking of children and advocates for other vulnerable youth populations. Dr. Peck worked with the Office of Trafficking in Persons to help create a set of core competencies for health care professionals caring for trafficked individuals. She serves as the Lead Medical Consultant for UnBound Houston and helped to create a statewide continuing education initiative with a 22 member speakers bureau for nurses in Texas. She holds active credentials as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, a Certified Nurse Educator, and a Clinical Nurse Leader. Dr. Peck has been practicing as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner for more than 15 years in primary care environments. Dr. Peck travels nationally to speak on the use of technology in nursing education and practice, including health impacts of social media use by teens. As both a nurse practitioner and a mother of four children, she has a special interest in educating and equipping families to promote positive physical, emotional, mental, social and spiritual health. She regularly writes articles for parenting magazines and is a frequent guest on radio and television to promote the health of children. Follow her on Facebook and Twitter: @DrPeckPNP
Susan Pendergrass, MSN, MEd, APRN, FNP-BC
ANCC Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and Pain Consultant. Independent practitioner, national speaker and author for pain, addiction and related comorbidities in adults.
Kim Zuber, PA-C
Kim Zuber, PA-C tried to retire after 35 years of PA practice but instead spends her time traveling and teaching 'all things kidney' with over 130 oral presentations, 48 peer-reviewed articles and 5 guest editorships. She graduated from UCSD with a bachelor’s in molecular biology and chemistry, picked up a teaching credential at San Diego State University and taught high school for many years. Deciding that medicine had to be easier than teaching teenagers, Kim attended the St. Louis University PA program. She has been involved in the kidney community for the last 25 years picking up Renal Professional of the Year 2014 for her work. She is an AAPA Distinguished Fellow and was selected as Outstanding PA of the Year in 2014.


Monday, May 4, 2020


7:00 am - 8:00 am
Primary Care Conference Registration

Primary Care Conference

8:00 am - 9:00 am
Keynote: Stifle Stress/Sever Suffering: Get the Stress Out!
9:15 am - 10:15 am
A1: Obesity
10:25 am - 11:25 am
B1: Critique Caloric Consumption: What IS Healthy?
11:25 am - 12:00 pm
Sign in with Sponsor for Product Theater
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
LP1: NON-CE Product Theater Lunch Session

This session is provided by a commercial interest. Contact Hours will not be awarded.

1:15 pm - 2:15 pm
C1: Chest Pain Work-Up
2:25 pm - 3:25 pm
D1: Vaping: Clearing the Air
Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Primary Care Conference

8:00 am - 9:00 am
E1: Human Trafficking
9:00 am - 9:30 am
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening
9:30 am - 10:30 am
F1: Reviewing The Opioid Crisis: Considerations For Optimizing Pain Management
10:40 am - 11:40 am
G1: Teen Mental Health
11:40 am - 12:15 pm
Sign in with Sponsor for Product Theater
12:15 pm - 1:15 pm
LP2: NON-CE Product Theater Lunch Session

This session is provided by a commercial interest. Contact Hours will not be awarded.

1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
H1: The ABC's of CKD
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
I1: Pitfalls in Orthopedics for the Primary Care Practitioner
Wednesday, May 6, 2020


7:00 am - 8:00 am
Pharmacology Conference Registration

Pharmacology Conference

8:00 am - 9:30 am
PH1: Dermatology Pharmacology
10:00 am - 11:30 am
PH2: Dermatology Pharmacology
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Sign in with Sponsor for Product Theater
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
PH-LP1: NON-CE Product Theater Lunch Session

This session is provided by a commercial interest. Contact Hours will not be awarded.

1:15 pm - 2:45 pm
PH3: Respiratory Pharmacology
2:55 pm - 4:25 pm
PH4: Sleep Disorder Pharmacology
Thursday, May 7, 2020

Pharmacology Conference

8:00 am - 9:30 am
PH5: Diabetes Pharmacotherapeutics - Part 1
9:45 am - 11:15 am
PH6: Diabetes Pharmacotherapeutics - Part 2
12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
PH7: Vaginitis and Recurrent Vaginitis
2:10 pm - 3:40 pm
PH8: STI Updates



General Attendee $800.00
Discounted Price
If Registered By


Monday, March 30, 2020

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


Monday, March 30, 2020

Military $585.00


General Attendee $420.00
Discounted Price
If Registered By


Monday, March 2, 2020

Senior (60+)/Student/New Grad $420.00
Discounted Price
If Registered By


Monday, March 30, 2020

Military $295.00


General Attendee $420.00
Discounted Price
If Registered By


Monday, March 30, 2020

Senior (60+)/Student/New Grad $420.00
Discounted Price
If Registered By


Monday, March 30, 2020

Miltary $295.00
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.



Wyndham Grand – Clearwater Beach

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  100 Coronado Drive

  Clearwater, FL 33767

Cut Off Date:  April 13, 2020 (5:00 pm local time) 
Discounted Rate:  $219 Single/Double; $239 Triple; $259 Quad

(plus local/state taxes)

Resort Fee: Waived
Online Reservations: CLICK HERE TO BOOK

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


  • Spa Discount:
  • 10% discount at the Pallavi Hotel Spa will be available from May 3-9
  • Based on availability
  • Resort Fee: Waived and includes the following: 
  • High speed Internet access in guestrooms
  • Use of Fitness Center
  • Local/1-800 calls
  • Two bottles of water per stay
  • Pool towels
  • In-room coffee
  • Parking:
  • Valet parking rate of $25 plus tax reduced to $20.00 plus tax from May 3-9
  • Subject to change 

NPACE Room Block Note

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.
Hotel 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.


Blue foldable chairs on sand with buildings in the back Hotel entrance with view of pool and palm trees
beige and yellow chairs in a lobby sitting room View of beach from room balcony
Fitness center with equipment overlooking pool through large window panels Salon black front desk with products sitting on wooden shelving on wall
Roomw ith king bed, tv * seating area by balcony with beach view Room with two beds, wooden furniture, tv and water view


Virtual Conference
Webinar (NPACE)
Webinar (Sponsored-Free)
In-person Conference
No thanks, just take me to the Exhibit Hall.