20th Annual Internal Medicine Review for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants & Primary Care Physicians

20th Annual NPPA

20th Annual Internal Medicine Review for Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants & Primary Care Physicians

Mayo Civic Center, Rochester, MN

9/19/2018 - 9/21/2018

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This annual interdisciplinary course offers participants an overview of current topics in internal medicine including interactive case studies. Interdisciplinary speakers present diverse clinical topics chosen for applicability to NP/PA and primary care physician practice settings. As complex patients transition care to the outpatient arena, current guideline-based medicine typically initiated in the hospital setting continues to be important as patients transition out of the acute care setting (myocardial infarction and cardiac rehabilitation, pneumonia treatment and follow up, hypertension management, heart failure, diabetes, renal insufficiency, GI conditions, stable ischemic heart disease, etc.). The course also offers unique and innovative content including small group workshops on suturing, biopsies, joint injections, and exam skills. 

Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Identify diagnostic and clinical decision making skills consistent with evidence-based guidelines
  • Identify current, clinically oriented, evidence-based practice recommendations in specialties such as cardiology, endocrinology, pediatrics, internal medicine, surgery, behavorial medicine, preventive medicine, women's health, gastroenterology, and vascular medicine
  • Describe indications for diagnosis, management, and patient referral for clinical scenarios encountered in current practices
  • Identify current pharmaceutical considerations and indications, including new drugs, commonly prescribed for primary care conditions
  • Verbalize key components of the cardiac and abdominal exam

PHARMACOLOGY CONTENT: Select presentations in the program have been identified to contain pharmacology content. 

OPTIONAL HANDS-ON WORKSHOPS: Attendees have the option to register for one or all of the hands-on workshops that include: joint injections, suturing, and biopsy.

This conference emphasizes clinical care issues confronting busy clinicians including current pharmacology content. The program is designed for nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and primary care physicians. Breakout and interactive workshop sessions enable the learner to customize their educational experience.


SEPTEMBER 19, 2018
7:00 a.m.
Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:30 a.m.
Welcome, Introductions, and Course Overview
Moderator(s): Jason O'Grady, MD, Jennifer Bold, APRN, CNP
7:45 a.m.
David Farley, MD
8:35 a.m.
Heart Failure Management: Key Lessons Learned from Patients
Jean Wagner, APRN, CNP
9:25 a.m.
Refreshment Break
9:50 a.m.
Preventative Cardiology for Primary Care Providers
Stephen Kopecky, MD
10:40 a.m.
Pediatric Surgery
Christopher Moir, MD
11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m.
Top Five Infectious Disease Topics of 2018
Daniel DeSimone, MD
1:20 p.m.
Pulmonary Hypertension
Robert Frantz, MD
2:10 p.m.
Dermatology Pearls
Mark Denis Davis, MD
3:00 p.m.
Refreshment Break
3:30 p.m.
Clinical Practice Pearls for Primary Care Providers
John Bundrick, MD
4:20 p.m.
Difficult Patients
Darryl Chutka, MD
5:10 p.m.
Closing Comments
5:15 p.m.
Welcome Reception and Poster Viewing
SEPTEMBER 20, 2018
6:30 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
7:00 a.m.
Welcome and Overview of the Day
Moderator(s): David Foley, MD, Jane Linderbaum, APRN, CNP
7:05 a.m.
Interpretation of the Abnormal CBC
Jason O'Grady, MD
7:45 a.m.
Hypertenion Guideline Updates
Sandra Taler, MD
8:25 a.m.
Hypertension Guidelines Panel Discussion
Christopher Arendt, PharmD, Jason O'Grady, MD
8:45 a.m.
Refreshment Break
9:15 a.m.
Abnormal Liver Test
John Poterucha, MD
10:05 a.m.
Naveen Pereira, MD
10:55 a.m.
Knee Exam
Lori McGowan, PA-C
11:45 a.m.
Break to pick up lunch and return to general session
12:10 p.m.
Lunch & Learn - Human Trafficking
Vickie Ernste, DNP, MSN, RN
12:50 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Anatomy Lab Workshop ( Stabile Building [Transportation Provided])
Nicole Callahan, C-FNP, Lori McGowan, PA-C, Jason O'Grady, MD, Danielle O'Laughlin, PA-C, Gladys Radke, PA-C
Concurrent Sessions [choose one in each time slot to attend]
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Pediatric Asthma ( Ballroom 1)
Joy Fladager Muth, APRN, CNP
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Abdominal/CV Exams ( Room 108/109)
Jennifer Bold, APRN, CNP, Danika Nelson, NP
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Diabetes Management and Technology ( 107)
Donna Desjardins, APRN, CNP
1:55 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Febrile Seizures in Children: Should They Stay or Should They Go ( Ballroom 1)
James Hommen, MD
1:55 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Abdominal/CV Exams ( Room 108/109)
Jennifer Bold, APRN, CNP, Danika Nelson, NP
1:55 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Donna Miller, MD
5:00 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Mayo Clinic Tour (Optional - pre-registration is required) ( Mayo Civic Center to Gonda Building) Group will leave from Mayo Civic Center and tour the Gonda Building Cardiovascular Department
SEPTEMBER 21, 2018
6:45 a.m.
Continental Breakfast
7:15 a.m.
Welcome Back - Overview of the Day
Moderator(s): Jason O'Grady, MD, Danika Nelson, NP
7:20 a.m.
Anticoagulation Updates
Robert McBane, MD
8:10 a.m.
A Day in the Life of a Nephrologist: A Case-Based Approach
Robert Albright, DO
9:00 a.m.
Refreshment Break
9:30 a.m.
David Foley, MD, Nathan Young, DO
10:20 a.m.
Cardiology Topic for Primary Care Providers
Jeffrey Geske, MD
11:10 a.m.
Vaccine Updates
Robert Jacobson, MD, FAAP
12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Suturing Workshop ( Room 109)
Marcia Britain, C-FNP, Nicole Callahan, C-FNP, Amela Dudakovic, PA-C, Chelsey Recker, PA-C, Joy Stevens, PA-C
3:15 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Biopsy Workshop ( Room 108)
Ashley Busch, APRN, DNP, CNP, Nicole Callahan, C-FNP, Jason O'Grady, MD, Chelsey Recker, PA-C, Joy Stevens, PA-C
Concurrent Sessions [choose one in each time slot to attend]
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Contraception Talk ( Ballroom 1)
Jennifer Bold, APRN, CNP
1:00 p.m. - 1:50 p.m.
Perioperative Management of Anticoagulation ( Room 107)
Teresa Lang, PA-C, Danielle Vlazny, PA-C
1:55 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
COPD Management ( Ballroom 1)
Megan Dulohery Scrodin, MD
1:55 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
Basics of Wound Care and Cases ( Room 107)
Carol Bohanon, RN, CNP, Raymond Shields, MD
2:45 p.m.
Refreshment Break
Concurrent Sessions [choose one in each time slot to attend]
3:15 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.
Basic Cardiac Rhythm Interpretation ( B)
Danika Nelson, NP
3:15 p.m. - 4:05 p.m.
Review of Vascular Interventions/Surgeries and Guidelines for Surveillance and Follow-Up ( Room 107)
Ryan Meverden, PA-C, Melissa Neisen, MD
4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pharmacology Update ( Ballroom 1)
Christopher Arendt, PharmD
4:10 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Review of Vascular Laboratory Interpretation and Review of A Vascular Physical Exam ( Room 107)
David Liedl, RN, WCC, Paul Wennberg, MD
5:00 p.m.


$625 - MD, PhD, DO, PharmD, RPh
$600 - NP, PA, RN, Resident, Fellow    


Optional Workshop Sessions

  • Joint Injection - $250 (At the Anatomy Lab - Transportation Provided - 40 Person Maximum)
  • Suture Workshop - $125 (45 Person Maximum)
  • Biopsy Workshop - $125 (45 Person Maximum)
  • COMBO - Purchase of all three workshops - $450

The registration fee includes tuition, electronic course syllabus, continental breakfasts, lunches, and refreshment breaks. Although it is not Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME (CV CME) policy to limit the number of registrants for a course, conference room facilities may necessitate closing of enrollment; therefore, early registration is advised. Enrollment for this program is limited.

If you cancel your participation in this course, your registration fee, less a $75 administrative fee, will be refunded when written notification is received by Mayo Clinic CV CME before September 5, 2018 (email: cvcme@mayo.edu). No refunds will be made on or after September 5, 2018. Canceled registrations are non-transferable.

This course is intended to be a live learning experience. If you do not attend this course on-site as a live learner, you will not be allowed access to the materials/lectures during or after the course. No refunds will be given for no-show registrants.

Mayo Clinic CV CME reserves the right to cancel or postpone any course due to unforeseen circumstances. In the unlikely event Mayo Clinic CV CME must cancel or postpone this course, Mayo Clinic CV CME will refund the registration fee, but is not responsible for any related costs, charges, or expenses to participants, including fees assessed by airline/travel/lodging agencies.


Course Directors
Jennifer A. Bold, APRN, CNP
David A. Foley, MD
Jane A. Linderbaum, APRN, CNP
Danika M. Nelson, APRN, CNP
Jason S. O'Grady, MD

Mayo Clinic Faculty
Full list of faculty coming soon!


Accreditation Statement
In support of improving patient care, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

Credit Statement
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 23.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Other Health Care Professionals
A certificate of attendance will be provided to other health care professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, and other professional associations.

Attendees should ensure in advance that their credentialing or licensing organization accepts AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM from the sponsor of this activity.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee members, please go here.

Select presentations in the program have been identified to contain pharmacology content.  


Guest rooms have been reserved for attendees and their guests with special course rates at each of the following downtown Rochester hotels. In order to receive the special rate, reservations must be made before the room block is filled or before the expiration date of August 27, 2018, whichever comes first. Reservations will be taken following this date based on space and rate availability. Please identify yourself as a participant of the NPPA conference when making your reservation.

Holiday Inn Downtown
220 S. Broadway
Phone: 507-252-8200
Online Reservations

Distance to conference: 3 block walk

Hilton Garden Inn
225 S. Broadway
Phone: 507-285-1234
Online Reservations
Distance to conference: 3 block walk

Centerstone Plaza Hotel
$102 single/double
Phone: 800-366-2067
Distance to conference: 6 block walk; free, on-call courtesy shuttle and complimentary parking

Lodging arrangements are the sole responsibility of the individual registrant. 

Mayo Clinic Cardiovascular CME is not responsible for expenses incurred by an individual who is not confirmed and for whom space is not available at the meeting. Costs incurred by the registrant such as airline or hotel fees or penalties are the responsibility of the registrant.


At the time of this posting, a complete listing of commercial support (financial or in-kind) was not available. Appropriate acknowledgement will be given to all supporters at the time of the meeting.

This course offers the opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibit space during this course, please contact Jessica Hemenway. Exhibits will be available for viewing at all scheduled breaks.

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