RhAPP Conference | Agenda

**All times listed in EST**

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2020

 

8:00 – 9:00 PM EST

Virtual Exhibit Hall Hours

8:00 – 8:30 PM EST

2020 RhAPP Year in Review

8:30 – 9:30 PM EST

Virtual Happy Hour & Comedy Night

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2020

9:30 – 10:30 AM EST

Non-Accredited Product Theater
(Sponsored by AbbVie)

9:30 AM – 5:45 PM EST

Virtual Exhibit Hall Hours

10:30 – 10:40 AM EST

Opening: Course Director's Welcome

Betsy Kirchner, CNP, RN-BC

Amanda Mixon, PA-C

10:40 – 11:10 AM EST

Plenary 1: Basic Immunology

Amanda Mixon, PA-C

11:10 – 11:40 AM EST

Plenary 2: RA

Wendy Simmons, PA-C, DFAAPA

11:40 AM – 12:10 PM EST

Plenary 3: The Evolution of Axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA)

Shannon Ghizzoni, PA-C

12:10 – 12:30 PM EST

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Moderator: Betsy Kirchner, CNP, RN-BC

12:30 – 12:45 PM EST

Virtual Exhibits & Break

12:45 – 1:10 PM EST

Cross Speciality Plenary 1: Rheum/Pulmonary

Katherine Rosen, RN, MSN, ANP-C

Katie Springer, PA-C

1:10 – 1:35 PM EST

Cross Speciality Plenary 2: Rheum/Dermatology

Margaret Bobonich, DNP, FNP-C, DCNP, FAANP

Audrey Gibson, PA-C, MSPAS

1:35 – 2:00 PM EST

Cross Speciality Plenary 3: Rheum/GI

Lisa Alleman, MPAS, PA-C

Anne Sullivan, APRN, MSN, CNP

2:00 – 2:15 PM EST

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Moderator: Amanda Mixon, PA-C

2:15 – 2:30 PM EST

Virtual Exhibits & Break

2:30 – 3:30 PM EST

Non-Accredited Product Theater

(Sponsored by Amgen)

3:35 – 4:30 PM EST

WORKSHOP SESSION 1

  • Radiology Bootcamp for APP’s
    Wendy Simmons, PA-C, DFAAPA

  • Basics of DXA Interpretation in the Busy Clinic for
    the New Rheumatology APP

    LaurieAnn Hughell, PA-C

  • Intra-Articular Joint Injection
    Andrea Mace, MSPA
    Jennifer Simpson, DNP

  • Lab Workups
    Jackie Fritz, RN, BSN, MSN, CNS, PHN, RN-BC

  • Professional Development & APP Leadership
    Jeannette Hart, PA-C, MCHS

  • Rheumatologic Drug Dosing and the Kidney
    Beth Resman-Targoff, PharmD

  • Metabolic Bone Disease
    Eileen J. Lydon, ANP-BC

  • Monoarticular Joint Swelling/Arthritis
    Michelle Cerra, MSN, FNP-C

  • Focus Session: Pulmonary
    Katherine Rosen, RN, MSN, NP-C

4:30 – 4:45 PM EST

Virtual Exhibits & Break

4:45 – 5:45 PM EST

WORKSHOP SESSION 2

  • Surgery and Rheumatology Patients
    Linda Grinnell-Merrick, NP-BC

  • Management of Glucocorticoids
    Sarah Wilmsmeyer, PA-C

  • The Business of a Rheumatology APP
    Heather Finlayson, MS, PA-C
    Chris Title, RRT, RN, BSN, MSN

  • Inflammatory Eye Disease
    Patty Travis, CNP

  • Vaccinating Patients on Biologics & Non-Biologic DMARDs:
    The What, When and How

    Betsy Kirchner, CNP, RN-BC
    Julie Keegan Strosser, PA-C

  • Managing Comorbidities
    Audrey Gibson, PA-C, MSPAS

  • Hematology
    Beth Faiman, PhD, APRN-BC, AOCN

  • Pain Management
    Chris J. Kottenstette, PA-C, CPE

 

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 5, 2020

9:00 AM – 3:45 PM EST

Virtual Exhibit Hall Hours

10:00 – 10:05 AM EST

Opening: Course Director's Welcome

Betsy Kirchner, CNP, RN-BC

Amanda Mixon, PA-C

10:05 – 10:35 AM EST

Plenary Session 1: Lupus Nephritis Updates

Monica Richey, MSN, ANP-BC

10:35 – 11:05 AM EST

Plenary Session 2: Osteoporosis

Patty Travis, CNP

11:05 – 11:35 AM EST

Plenary Session 3: Vasculitis

Naomi Amudala, MSN, FNP-BC

Katie Springer, PA-C

11:35 – 11:50 AM EST

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Moderator: Betsy Kirchner, CNP, RN-BC

11:50 AM – 12:05 PM EST

Virtual Exhibits & Break

12:05 – 12:30 PM EST

Parallel Session 1a: Crystal Arthropathies

Robert Laugherty, JD, MBS, PA-C

Parallel Session 1b: Bugs & Drugs

Tony Mixon, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP, BCCCPD

12:30 – 1:00 PM EST

Parallel Session 2a: Scleroderma

Jessica Farrell, PharmD

Amanda Mixon, PA-C

Parallel Session 2b: Biosimilars

Tanya Golovanoff, PharmD

1:00 – 1:30 PM EST

Parallel Session 3a: Mixed Connective Tissue Disease/Myositis

Erin Siceloff, PA

Parallel Session 3b: THC/Medical Marijuana

Chris Kottenstette, PA-C, CPE

1:30 – 1:45 PM EST

Virtual Exhibits & Break

1:45 – 2:45 PM EST

Non-Accredited Product Theater 
(Sponsored by Boehringer-Ingelheim)

2:45 – 3:45 PM EST

WORKSHOP SESSION 3

  • Ultrasound
    Wendy Simmons, PA-C DFAAPA

  • Telemedicine
    Rachael Busch, NP

  • Interpreting Medical Literature
    Donald Miller, PharmD

  • Integrative Medicine
    Lisa Butler, DO
    Amanda Mixon, PA-C

  • Managing the Pregnant Patient
    Tara Kennedy, FNP-BC

  • Vasculitis: A Head to Toe Workup of a Patient
    Tiffany Clark, RN, MSN, CNP
    Naomi Amudala, MSN, FNP-BC

  • PsA – Scratching the Surface
    Melissa Fessel, DNP-AGNP
    Christy Vath, PA-C

  • Intimacy and Chronic Illness
    Iris Zink, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, RN-BC, NPRC

  • Roles of PharmDs in Rheumatology
    Tegan K. Magsam, PharmD, BCACP, CPP

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