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8th Annual Acute Care of the Complex Hospitalized Patient for NPs & PAs 2020

Scottsdale, AZ US
February 12, 2020 to February 15, 2020

Course Directors: Marcia K. Britain, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., C.N.P., Andrew J. Herber, P.A.-C., Vicki A. Loeslie, D.N.P., A.P.R.N., C.N.P., James S. Newman, M.D., M.H.A., Jennifer S. Palermo, P.A.-C., John G. Park, M.D. 

February 12 - 15, 2020 - The Scottsdale Plaza Resort - Scottsdale, Arizona

As hospital care models continue to evolve; NPs and PAs are playing an increasingly vital role in the care delivery of hospitalized patients. This conference focuses on providing the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines and treatment pathways necessary to optimally care for hospitalized patients. The course covers topics in critical care, hospital general medicine, surgery, neurology, hematology, cardiology, psychology, pain management and other medical subspecialties and features multiple options for skills workshops to further tailor the educational needs of NPs and PAs.

Course Highlights:

  • Contemporary, guideline-based best practices
  • Case-based presentations with common clinical dilemmas
  • Diagnostic and treatment algorithms
  • Practicing healthcare provider faculty
  • AMA, AAPA and ANCC credits
  • 10.75 hours designated pharmacology content (7.50 general session, 3.25 workshop)
  • Welcome Reception February 12th, 2020

Course Workshops
To maximize your time away from your practice and enhance your learning experience, multiple educational opportunities will be offered:

February 11th - Pre-Conference Workshop 

Workshop Title


Registration Fee

Session 1: Basic Cardiac Arrhythmias

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.


Session 2:  12 Lead ECG Interpretation
Note: Recommend experience with basic rhythms or attendance of Session 1: Basic Cardiac Arrhythmias

3:15 – 5:15 p.m.


Combination: Attend both ECG sessions 


February 13th - Workshops

Workshop Title


Registration Fee

Basic Suturing Skills

1:00 – 3:00 p.m.


Advanced Suturing Skills

3:15 – 5:15 p.m.


Combination: Attend both suturing skills workshops



Critical Care Skills (Content same as 2/14)



Note:  These are concurrent workshops so you must register for either the suturing OR critical care workshop

February 14th - Workshops

Workshop Title


Registration Fee

Pharmacology Breakout

1:00 – 4:40 p.m.


Critical Care Skills (Content same as 2/13)

1:00 – 4:45 p.m.


Note:  These are concurrent workshops so you must register for either the pharmacology OR critical care workshops

Exhibitor Information
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with healthcare providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please complete the Exhibit Forms and submit to Cathy Schilling.

Target Audience

This course is designed for hospitalists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, advance practice nurses, registered nurses, allied health professionals, physicians and residents.

Learning Objectives

Upon conclusion of this course, the learner should be able to : 

  • Describe a rational approach to assessment and management of the high acuity hospitalized patient.
  • Formulate an action plan based on scientific rationale, evidence-based standards of care, and practice guidelines.
  • Initiate appropriate and timely consultation and/or referral when necessary.
  • Describe assessment, current guidelines and drug therapies for VTE.
  • Explain heart failure management in complex hospitalized patients.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 29.25 AAPA Category 1
  • 29.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 29.25 ANCC
  • 29.25 Attendance
Event starts: 
02/12/2020 - 7:30am
Event ends: 
02/15/2020 - 3:30pm

Click here to view the General Session Schedule in your mobile device.  

Click here to view the Pharmacology Workshop Schedule

The Scottsdale Plaza Resort
7200 North Scottsdale Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
United States

Click Here to reserve your room at the Scottsdale Plaza Resort before January 10, 2020, to receive a discounted rate (limited number available) of $215 for a standard room. Children under the age of 18 stay complimentary, parking is free, the resort fee is waived and high-speed internet is included in the room rate. Please identify yourself as a participant of the Mayo Clinic NP & PA course when making your reservation.


Among the garden pathways and courtyards, The Scottsdale Plaza’s six distinctive room, suite and lodge options are arranged in intimate clusters that allow for quiet and privacy. With options ranging from larger-than-standard deluxe guest rooms to beautifully appointed, residence-style suites and lodges and an extraordinary presidential suite, we have the perfect room for family vacations, romantic getaways and meeting groups.

Set on 40 acres, this upscale hotel and conference center is 1.7 miles from Camelback Golf Club and 9.2 miles from Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport.


Course Directors

Marcia K. Britain, APRN, C.N.P., D.N.P.
Andrew (Andy) J. Herber, P.A.-C.
Vicki A. Loeslie, D.N.P., APRN, C.N.P.
James (Jamie) S. Newman, M.D., M.H.A.
John G. Park, M.D.
Jennifer S. Palermo, P.A.-C.


Guest Faculty

James Stone, M.D., M.B.A., FACS, FCCP, FCCM
Stonaire Consulting


Mayo Faculty

Jeffrey Betcher, R.Ph.
Robert Bright, M.D.
Lynn Chan, Pharm.D., R.Ph.
Carrlene B. Donald, P.A.-C., M.S.
Amela Dudakovic, P.A.-C.
Katie N. Finley, APRN, C.N.P.
Justine S. Herndon, P.A.-C.
Sally E. Heusinkvelt, APRN, C.N.P.
Meltiady Issa, M.D., M.B.A.
Mira Keddis, M.D.
A. Scott Kellter, M.D., M.S.
Laura Klusovsky, P.A.-C.
Lisa M. LeMond, M.D.
Stacy Libricz, P.A.-C.
Erica Loomis, M.D.
Anthony J. Michalik, Jr., P.A.-C.
Melissa J. Naylor, P.A.-C.
Danika M. Nelson, APRN, C.N.P.
Robert Orenstein, D.O.
Rebecca Reid, P.A.-C.
Syed Ahsan Rizvi, M.D.
Daniel Roberts, M.D.
David J. Rosenman, M.D.
William Sanchez, M.D.
Dante Schiavo, M.D.
Brianna Skrukrud, APRN, C.N.P.
Lindsey Steber, P.A.-C.
Andrew P. Walker, P.A.-C.
Kari J. Williams, APRN, M.S., ACNP-BC
Sara E. Wordingham, M.D.

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 Statements:

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science designates this live activity for a maximum of 29.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 29.25 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.



Participants can earn up to 29.25 ANCC nursing contact hours commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.  Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Breakdown of Credits
General Session : 18.00
ECG Workshops (2) : 2.00 Each
Suture Workshops (2) : 2.00 Each
Critical Care Workshops : 3.25
Pharmacology Workshop : 3.25
Total Available Credits : 29.25

Pharmacology Content
Select presentations will contain pharmacology content as noted in the program. Identified General Session presentations represent approximately 7.75 hours of pharmacology content.

Other Healthcare Professionals

A certificate of attendance will be provided to other healthcare professionals for requesting credits in accordance with state nursing boards, specialty societies, or other professional associations.

For disclosure information regarding Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development accreditation review committee member(s) and staff, please go here to review disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 29.25 AAPA Category 1
  • 29.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
  • 29.25 ANCC
  • 29.25 Attendance

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Request for cancellations must be submitted in writing to When cancelling a registration for a course 14 days or more before the course start date, a full refund (minus a $75 administrative fee) will be issued in the same form of payment the registration was received. No refunds are granted less than 14 days before the course start date.

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