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This intensive two-day conference will review current and identify new evidence-based pharmacologic and clinical approaches to management of common conditions in primary and acute care, with the goals of safe prescribing practice and optimal therapeutic outcomes.

Conference Outcomes

 By participating in the sessions offered at the conference most applicable to their professional learning needs, participants will be able to:

  • Apply leadership and advocacy skills to improve collaborative partnerships at the local, state, and national level to ensure that APRNs can practice to the fullest extent of their scope of practice.

  • ldentify opportunities to promote health and prevent disease for self, clients, and the community.

  • lmplement strategies in the management of chronic, acute, and complex health conditions to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes for clients and their families.

  • Apply the current research and evidence-based indicators for safe and effective prescriptive practice.

The 35th Annual Pharmacology & Clinical Update is provided by the Wisconsin Nurses Association. Wisconsin Nurses Association is approved with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by Montana Nurses Association, an accredited approver with distinction by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This conference offers participants up to 15.25 contact hours of nursing continuing professional development (NCPD), many of which have been designated as ‘pharmacology’ content. Participants must complete the online conference evaluation by the due date to receive the CE credit. The number of ‘Pharmacology’ contact hours available for a given session is noted as ‘Rx =’ next to the session title whenever applicable. Estimates for pharmacology credit are based on information submitted by presenters; it is the responsibility of participants to determine whether the content provided meets the specific requirements of their certifying or licensing body.

COI Disclosure

 There are no conflicts of interest for the planners or presenters of this educational activity with the following exceptions:


  • Michael M. Miller, MD, DFASAM, DLFAPA – Alkermes, Speakers Bureau; US WorldMeds, LLC, Consultant

  • Myrtle Wilhite MD, MS - A Woman’s Touch Sexuality Resource Center, Medical Director and Stock Owner

  • Audrey M. Stevenson PhD, MPH, MSN, FNP-BC – Sanofi Pasteur; Speakers Bureau; Merck, Speakers Bureau


Planning Committee

Dani Lai, DNP, APNP

Nurse Practitioner – Ascension

Jeff Kobernusz MS, RN, APNP, ACNP-BC (CHAIR)

Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner – UW Health

Jonathan Williams, DNP, PMHNP-BC, BSN, CCRN

Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner – UW Health/Meriter UnityPoint

Mary Beck Metzger, DNP, FNP-BC, APNP

Family Nurse Practitioner, Clinical Director - Fort HealthCare/ Rock River Community Clinic


Rhonda Roell Werner, APNP

Advanced Practice Nurse – Children’s Wisconsin


Sarah Saari, DNP, AGACNP-BC

Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Hospital Medicine – University of Wisconsin Medical Foundation


Sherrie Gilbert, FNP-BC, APNP

Nurse Practitioner – PREVEA


Teresa Prattke, RN, MSN, WHNP-BC

Primary Nurse Planner – WNA