Conference 2019 | Ambulatory Care Nursing Conference

Lynnwood, WA US
April 24, 2019 to April 25, 2019

30th Annual Pacific Northwest Conference

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Nurses in ambulatory care have diverse roles, serve unique groups of patients and require specialized clinical and management skills. This conference is an educational forum for those who practice in a wide variety of settings, including large and small clinics, physician offices, home health, long term care, public health, community health, occupational health, school health, college health, military health, specialty clinics, case management and other outpatient settings. Two general sessions and nine sets of concurrent sessions allow registrants to design a conference that meets their individual needs. Speakers include distinguished local, regional and national experts presenting on clinical assessment, nursing interventions, administrative/management issues and professional development. Conference goals are to strengthen the practice of nursing, promote innovation and create seamless systems for patients and communities. Teaching methods include lecture, discussion, case studies, poster sessions and collegial interchange.

Featured Keynote Speakers

Keynote speaker, Connie Merritt.WEDNESDAY KEYNOTE 
Conquering Raiders of the Lost Spark: Effective Stress Relief and Grace Under Pressure for Today's Busy Healthcare Provider
Connie Merritt, RN, BSN, PHN 

Connie Merritt is known as a “Motivational Spark-er.” For more than 25 years, she’s been rekindling the joy in work and life for large healthcare audiences around the country. She is an established information agent to leaders – and their teams – since she understands what they are facing as they press forward in this diverse, multi-generational, mobile, high-tech world…on deadline, at every turn. A seasoned professional with more than 25 years experience of speaking nationally with leading companies, organizations, and associations, Connie understands people, the processes and dynamic influences at our doorstep today. She has an established reputation of connecting with audiences and providing essential content with step-by-step tactical teachings and motivation to learn the best practice skills and strategies to thrive now and continue to excel in managing tasks and relationships. In her book, Too Busy For Your Own Good (McGraw-Hill), Connie has helped millions of people and organizations make vital adjustments to manage change and maintain focus in a world demanding multiple decisions and responses to lists of requests – an urgent prescription for an overly busy, stressed-out nation with a surefire action plan to help “busyness” casualties heal the habit once and for all. Ms. Merritt has an outstanding reputation - her work and expertise have been regularly featured in USA TODAY, FOX Business, FOX News, CNN, Entrepreneur, as well as national news outlets including ABC, NBC, and CBS. Connie taps into her years as a national keynote specialist, RN, and horse whisperer to share life-changing secrets for getting the spark back

Keynote speaker, Julian Perez.THURSDAY KEYNOTE 
Does Healthcare Make Us Healthy?
Julian Perez, MD

Dr. Julian Perez has been an attending physician at Sea Mar Community Health Centers since 2007. He is currently the Clinical Director of Sea Mar’s Musculoskeletal services. He earned his MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2004. He completed his family- medicine residency in 2007 with Swedish Medical Center at Cherry Hill, in Seattle. He completed a Primary Care/Sports Medicine fellowship at Cherry Hill in 2015. Dr. Perez’ philosophy of care is that health is a human right for all. He believes that the work of primary-care physicians is to ensure the health and well-being of the people of our country. He is an advocate for universal health care for all and supports the community health center model as the instrument for achieving this goal. He is the Physician Champion on Sea Mar’s Social Determinants of Health committee whose charge is to operationalize its updated mission and vision of providing comprehensive health, human, housing, educational and cultural services to diverse communities, specializing in service to Latinos in Washington State, through a lens of Social Determinants. He instructs Swedish Cherry Hill Family Medicine residents each year in Social Determinants operationalization in collaboration with other leaders in the field.


Submit a poster!Discount available for poster presenters!

Have you developed an innovative strategy or program for delivering ambulatory care? Please consider presenting a poster at the conference to share your approach to enhancing patient care, practice or education. 

Discount Price: $389 Both days | $294 One day

Poster GuidelinesAbstract Submission

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Submit a poster abstract
Abstract deadline: April 12, 2019

Poster Presentation Benefits:

•  Strengthen your resume
•  Some employers will pay your registration fees if you present a poster
•  Communicate research or program findings to enhance the practice of others
•  Network with providers who share your interests
•  Discuss practical strategies for healthcare delivery

Target Audience

Nurses, nurse practitioners, medical assistants and other interested healthcare professionals.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be better able to:

  1. Discuss updated information related to the clinical assessment, nursing management and prevention of common health problems seen in ambulatory care settings.
  2. Describe strategies for dealing with administrative and management issues.
  3. Describe strategies that promote professional development, including transition into new nursing roles in the ambulatory setting.

Additional Information

Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 13.10 Contact hours
  • 3.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
Event starts: 
04/24/2019 - 8:00am
Event ends: 
04/25/2019 - 4:05pm

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Lynnwood Convention Center
3711 196th St SW
Lynnwood, WA 98036
United States


Participants receive a special discount at the following hotels near Lynnwood Convention Center. Ask for the UW Nursing rate or click below to book online.

Book here for the UW Nursing rate • 425-670-0500  • $113/per night
4220 Alderwood Mall Blvd, Lynnwood, WA 98036
Free wifi, parking and shuttle service

20610 44th Ave W., Lynnwood, WA 98036
Book here for the UW Nursing rate by April 9 • 425-775-2500 • $143/per night
Includes happy hour, complimentary made-to-order breakfast, wi-fi and free parking

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Available Credit

  • 13.10 Contact hours
  • 3.00 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
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  • Kaiser Permanente | MultiCare | Sea Mar Community Health Centers
  • Seattle Children’s Hospital | The Everett Clinic 
  • UW Environmental Health and Safety | UW Medicine/Harborview Medical Center 
  • UW Medicine/Northwest Hospital & Medical Center
  • UW Medicine/University of Washington Medical Center 
  • UW Medicine/Valley Medical Center | Virginia Mason
  • Washington State Nurses Association

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