Saturday, February 10, 2018, 7:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Newport News Marriott At City Center, 740 Town Center Drive, Newport News, Virginia 23606


7:00 a.m. - 7:40 a.m. Breakfast/Registration/Exhibits/Posters

7:40 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. Welcome, Terry Thompson, ACNP

7:50 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Dermatology Update, Jonathan L. Schreiber, MD, PhD ~ Integrated Dermatology of Tidewater


  • Identify the features of melanoma
  • Identify the features of squamous cell carcinoma
  • Identify the features of basal cell carcinoma
  • Distinguish benign seborrheic keratoses from dangerous lesions
  • Distinguish the features of benign nevi
  • Identify basic measures that can be taken to help prevent skin cancer

8:50 a.m. - 9:50 a.m. Pediatric Asthma, Patrice Pennyfeather, DNP ~ Brentwood Pediatric Center


  • Recognize symptoms of asthma in infants and children 0-11 years
  • Describe assessment and treatment of acute asthma exacerbation
  • Discuss asthma diagnosis based on impairment and risk
  • Describe/discuss appropriate use of controller therapy and treatment of co-morbidities that impact asthma
  • Identify appropriate reassessment intervals of asthma control as part of primary care

9:50 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Legal Update-Opioid Prescription, Suzanne Robinson, JD, FNP ~ Internal Medicine & Family Care-Williamsburg


  • Review current legal recommendations surrounding prescription of opioid therapy

10:20 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. Break/Exhibits/Posters

10:45 a.m. - 1145 a.m. Sepsis Update, Scott Reed, MD ~ Riverside Trauma Services


  • Identify ways our understanding of infections have developed  over the ages
  • Identify how sepsis affects individual organ systems
  • Discuss the basic principles / pathophysiology of sepsis
  • Describe the urgency of and the therapies for sepsis

11:45 p.m. - 12:45 p.m. DVT/PE Treatment Modalities, Kevin Rebeck PA-C ~ Vascular Transplant Specialist, Inc., Norfolk


  • Define: DVT/PE/VTE; Signs/Symptoms/Physical exam/Imaging for VTE diagnosis
  • Review current guidelines for treatment: from compression & elevation to pharmaceutical and catheter based interventions with TPA

12:45 p.m. Closing/Raffle


  • NP/PA students, $25
  • Non-Riverside NP/PA, $50
  • Exhibitors
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  • Riverside NP/PA, no charge
  • NP/PA student in active preceptorship with Riverside APPs, no charge
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Will be made until January 31, 2018, less a $15 administrative fee. No refunds after this date.

Special Needs
For any special needs, contact Terry Thompson (

Accreditation Statement
Riverside Regional Medical Center is accredited by The Medical Society of Virginia to provide continuing education for physicians.

Financial Support
This educational activity is supported by Riverside Health System and Riverside Medical Group.  Disclosure of faculty and commercial relationships will be made at the activity.

Target Audience
All Advanced Practice Providers and students enrolled full-time in an advanced practice provider curriculum.

Sponsored by
Riverside Regional Medical Center’s Department of Medical Education

CME Credit
Riverside Regional Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 4.5 AMA PRA Category 1 credits™.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CEU Credit
This activity will be awarded 4.5 (0.8 pharmacology hours included) contact hours through Riverside Health System.  Riverside Health System is an Approved Provider of continuing nursing education by Virginia Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Hosted by
Riverside Health System

Conference Planning Committee

  • Terry Thompson, ACNP, Conference Chair
  • Tammy Hedspeth, NP, Conference Vice-Chair
  • Suzanne Robinson, NP, Exhibitor Chair
  • Heather Anaya, NP
  • Vickie Armstrong, DNP
  • Loretta Dicamillo, DNP
  • Emily Dudley, PA
  • Darlene Ewton, NP
  • Brittany Fields, PA
  • Vince Mertz, DNP
  • Janice Porter, NP
  • Megan Robins, NP
  • Teresa Williams, NP
  • Nehemiah Thrash, MD
  • Robert Harding, MD
  • Cindy Hogge, Medical Education

Community Outreach

Operation Smile is an international medical charity, founded in Virginia, which provides free surgeries to patients in developing countries who are born with cleft lip/palate or other facial deformities. It is one of the oldest and largest volunteer-based organizations dedicated to improving the health and lives of children worldwide through access to surgical care.

Conference Participants are invited to support this organization by bringing donations of travel-sized toothbrushes and toothpaste. Voluntary monetary donations will be accepted for this charity.

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