Riverside 12th Annual APP Conference

February 10, 2024 | 7:15 a.m.- 4:55 p.m.

Newport News Marriott City Center

Full day conference — includes breakfast & lunch.

Riverside is requesting approval for 6.8 CME/CNE
In-person only event

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We invite all Advanced Practice Providers and students enrolled in an advanced practice provider curriculum to register and attend this annual conference, provided by Riverside Health System.


Interdisciplinary Approaches to Advance Health Equity | Download the Presentation

ABCDs of Adiposity Based Chronic Disease Management | Download the Presentation

Heart Failure: A Clinical Review | Download the Presentation

Things We Do For No Reason In Adult Acute Care Medicine | Download the Presentation

Diagnosis and Management of Dementia | Download the Presentation

Management of Electrolyte Imbalances in Acute Care | Download the Presentation

Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) | Download the Presentation

Functional Medicine: A Root-Cause Approach to Personalized Health Care | Download the Presentation

Polypharmacy/Cytochrome P 450 Pathway/Pharmacokinetics Meds | Download the Presentation

Opioid Use Disorder: Detox, Treatment and Management | Download the Presentation

Poster Presentations


Our keynote speaker is Dr. Cynthia Romero, who currently serves as the Director of the M. Foscue Brock Institute for Community and Global Health at Eastern Virginia Medical School. She has served as Virginia’s State Health Commissioner, the primary advisor on health policy for the Governor, General Assembly and Virginia Board of Health. She received the 2022 MLK Community Leaders Health Award from the Urban League of Hampton Roads and has been recognized on the Inside Business’ Power List 2022 and 2023.

General sessions will include Health Equity, Adiposity Based Chronic Disease Management, Heart Failure, Functional Medicine, Polypharmacy/Pharmacokinetics Meds, and Opioid Use Disorder. We are continuing to offer acute care and primary care breakout sessions. Learn more about this year's agenda.

Download the 2024 APP Conference Agenda | Download the 2024 APP Conference Brochure


The conference is open to all Advanced Practice Providers and Advanced Practice Provider students. Registration fees are as follows:

  • Riverside NP/CNM/PA: $50
  • Non-Riverside NP/CNM/PA: $100
  • NP/CNM/PA Student: $40

Exhibitors are welcome to attend the conference for a fee.

We accept credit card and check payments. A nominal convenience fee will be added to credit card payments. All checks should be made payable to "Riverside Physician Services" with "APP Conference" listed in the Memo line. Mail-in payments should be sent to:

Riverside Health System
Attn: Kristine Bohn, APP Conference
701 Town Center Drive, Suite 1000
Newport News, VA 23606

Refunds are available until January 26, 2024, less a $15 administrative fee. No refunds will be processed after this date. 

Register online by February 8, 2024


For registration questions, please contact Kristine Bohn or call 757-534-7046.

Day of conference contact: Text or call Terry Thompson at 757-298-8019.  


Accreditation Statement: Riverside Health System is applying for continuing medical education (CME). 

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 in an advanced practice provider curriculum.

Nursing Contact Hours: Riverside Health System is applying for nursing contact hours. 

Hosted by: Riverside Health System

Riverside Medical Group Advanced Practice Conference Planning Committee

  • Tammy Hedspeth, FNP-BC — Conference Co-Chair, Exhibitor Coordinator
  • Terry Thompson, ACNP-BC, FHM —Conference Co-Chair
  • Vickie Armstrong, DNP, GNP-BC — Poster Coordinator
  • Virginia Caldwell, FNP-BC
  • Jennifer Campbell, APRN,A-G NP-C — CME Coordinator
  • Brittany Fields, PA-C
  • Jennifer Fisher, FNP-C
  • Latosha Foster, FNP — Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Asia Gordon, DNP, FNP-BC
  • Sarah Halvorsen, FNP-BC, ENP-BC — Exhibitor Coordinator
  • Jatifha Harris, ACNPC-AG, CCRN, SCRN
  • Julie Lear, ACNPC-AG, AGPCNP-C
  • Amberly Levan, FNP
  • Vince Mertz, DNP, FNP-BC, PMHMP-BC
  • Lindsay Otis, FNP-C
  • Carolyn Perez, FNP — CME Coordinator
  • Omari Peterkin, PMHNP
  • Evenel Pierre, PA-C
  • Ashlea Robertson, FNP — Exhibitor Coordinator
  • Carla Rothmann, FNP-BC — Community Outreach Coordinator
  • Tiffany Schaefer, PA-C — Poster Coordinator
  • El Summers, DMSc, PA-C — CME Coordinator
  • Nehemiah Thrash, M.D.
  • Katie Valdivieso, AGACNP
  • Meenal Walia, PA-C

Give Back to the Community

The Riverside Medical Group APP Committee invites our conference participants to “give back” to our communities.

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The Riverside Simulation Training Lab, dedicated in memory of Dr. Brandon D. Rogers, is the culmination of a three-year collaborative effort among the Rogers Family, Community Donors, Riverside Medical Staff, and the Riverside Foundation. This 8,400-square-foot facility outfitted with specialized clinical areas and a procedural suite is designed to emulate the clinical environment and provide a safe place for medical staff/providers to develop, learn and practice skills to ultimately improve patient care.


Williamsburg House of Mercy provides quality compassionate human services to all people, especially the most vulnerable, regardless of faith. We provide a safe and welcoming environment for area homeless to find respite, receive services, and work toward ending their homelessness, and emergency assistance and supportive services to those struggling to maintain housing and regain stability.

To make a monetary donation online, please visit the the House of Mercy website and indicate that your donation is from the Riverside APP Conference.
Conference participants are invited to bring the following items for donation: Non-Perishable Food Items.