New England Regional NP Conference

New England Regional
Nurse Practitioner Conference

Co-Sponsored by MCNP and Boston College Connell School of Nursing

This is a conference planned by NPs for NPs
and one that you don't want to miss!

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Thursday and Friday, May 2-3, 2019

Pre-Conference Workshops:

Wednesday, May 1, 2019


Boston Marriott Newton
2345 Commonwealth Avenue
Newton, MA 

Also Available:

An 8-hour Buprenorphine Waiver Training has been added to the Pre-Conference – this (8 CME credit) course is on May 1, 2019.  The cost to attend this training is $35 to cover the cost of breakfast/lunch. See details here:

2019 Session Presentations

* Please note - this is not a complete list. Some presentations have not been received and some presenters have asked that their presentations not be shared.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

1.       Enhance Awareness of Revenue Opportunities in CPT and ICD-10 Coding for NPs, Lauren Hartigan, CPC, PCA

2.       Basic Suturing Skills, Lisa Marie Arello, MS, ANP

3.       Pearls of Pediatric Cardiac Assessment: A Workshop for APNs, Amy  Delaney, PNP

4.       Everything You Need to Know About State and Federal Practice Regulations:  Presenting the Facts and Dispelling the Myths Related to Common Practice Questions, Leah McKinnon-Howe, DNP, ANP-BC

5.       Coming Soon to a Urgent Care Near you: “The Good the Bad and the Ugly” of Patient Presentations!, Virginia "Ginger" Mangolds, PhD, ENP, FNP

6.       Clinical Pearls of the Shoulder and Knee Examination, Julie Ruane, MSN, MBA, ATC, ACNP-BC


Thursday, May 2, 2019

Keynote Out of the Shadows: Engaging the Family in Substance Use Disorder Prevention, Treatment and Recovery, Alicia Ventura, MPH 

1.       Get Vaccinated: Don’t bring unwanted travelers home with you!, Regina C. LaRocque, MD, MPH

2.       Make Nicotine History: Cessation and Addressing the E-cigarettes/Vaping Epidemic, Kathleen O'Leary, MS, FNP-BC, TTS-C              

3.       Vascular Access Devices: Types, Management and Triaging Complications, Melissa Chittle, PA-C, and Catherine Saltalamacchia, ANP-C

4.       Pills, Rings, and LARC- Contraception in 2018, Alison O. Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP-C

5.       Primary Care of Cancer Survivors, Rich Boyajian, APRN, NP

6.       Provider Stigma in the Treatment of Chronic Pain and Addiction, Kiame Mahaniah, MD

7.       Update on Management of DVT/PE, Rachel P. Rosovsky, MD

8.       I Have What?: Managing Sexually Transmitted Infections, Alison O. Marshall, RN, MSN, FNP-C

9.       Caring for Survivors of Sexual Assault: Tools for Primary Care Providers, Rachel  Preiss, RN, NPC, WHNP-BC, SANE

10.   CAR-T Cells: What are They and What is in the Future, Jill Burke, NP

11.   Strategies to Prevent and Mitigate Ethical Conflict in Practice, Ellen M. Robinson, RN, PhD 

12.   The Impact of Digital Media on Children and Adolescents, Allison   Kilcoyne, MS, RN, FNP-BC

13.   Public Speaking: Making the Fear Work for You, Leah McKinnon-Howe, DNP, ANP-BC

14.   Planning for End of Life - MOLST, Heather A. Carlson, NP

15.   The Acute Abdomen: Assessment and Diagnosis, Alice Gervasini, PhD, RN 

16.   PrEP: A Pill for HIV Prevention, Kalei Ensminger, MSN, FNP-BC

17.   Hypertension Guidelines: The Sprint Trial and What it Means to our Practice, Carol T. Brown, NP

18.   Do It Yourself: Treating Hepatitis C in Primary Care, Damian Archer, MD

19.   A Revolution in Care: Stroke in 2019, Thabele (Bay) Leslie-Mazwi, MD

20.   Management of Depression and Anxiety in Adolescence, Shari Harding, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, CPRP

Friday, May 3, 2019

21.       Antimicrobial Preservation and Stewardship in the Ambulatory Setting, Ronak G. Gandhi, PharmD, BCPS, Meagan Adamsick, PharmD, &Ramy H. Elshaboury, PharmD, BCPS AQ-ID 

22.       From Heave to Leaves: Understanding Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS) and Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome (CHS), Andrea Thurler, DNP, NP 

23.       Eye Injuries and Protection, Matthew Gardiner, MD

24.       Affirming Transgender Healthcare in Primary Care, Colleen McDonald, NP

25.       Success in Publication, Susan  Gennaro, Ph.D., RN, FAAN

26.       Medical and Surgical Treatment Options for GERD, Kristina Skarbinski, NP

27.       Keeping Patients at Home:  Optimizing COPD Treatment and Reducing Hospital Readmissions, Jodi Wilson, NP

28.       Pediatric Sports Injuries, William P. Meehan, III, MD

29.       Opioid Substance Use Disorder: Medication Options and Destigmatizing Treatment, Steven Kassels, MD, FASAM 

30.   Preoperative Evaluation of Patients Undergoing Elective Non-Cardiac Surgery, Renee Gabree, MSN, RN, FNP-BC

31.   Acute Heart Failure: Failure to Launch, Eric Cucchi, PAC

Keynote Nutrition Updates in Exercise and Sports: Addressing the Confusion and the Impact on Healthy Living and Longevity, Nancy Clark, MS, RD, CSSD

Continuing a 25-year tradition of providing high quality educational offerings for nurse practitioners, the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners and Boston College Connell School of Nursing Continuing Education Program are excited to be sponsoring the 2019 New England Regional Nurse Practitioner Conference, May 1-3, 2019 at the Boston Marriott in Newton, MA.

This 3-day conference includes timely keynote addresses as well as a variety of workshops, clinical sessions, poster presentations and industry exhibits designed to help nurse practitioners and other health care professionals develop and maintain expertise in the delivery of high quality care. The MCNP annual business meeting will take place on Thursday afternoon and will be followed by an evening networking reception and awards ceremony.



Contact Us

Phone: 617-552-4257
Fax: 617-552-3411

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Conference Hotel Information:

Special rate: $189 single/double.

A block of rooms has been reserved for participants at Boston Marriott Newton for the nights of Wednesday thru Friday May 1-3, 2019. The rooms will be held until April 1, 2019.

To Make a Reservation:

Guests should call the hotel directly at 1 (800) 228-9290 and identify themselves as part of the New England Regional Nurse Practitioner Conference.

Conference Information

January 15, 2019
Registration Opens

March 1, 2019
Poster Abstract Submission Deadline

February 15, 2019
Early Bird Deadline Exhibitors

February 15, 2019
Early Bird Registration Deadline

April 1, 2019
Hotel Room Block Ends


Karen E. S. Quinn, M.S.N., ANP-BC
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Barbara G. Rosato, D.N.P., ANP-BC, CDE
Co-Chair, MA
Adult Nurse Practitioner
Healthcare Associates
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Sherri B. St. Pierre, M.S., APRN, PPCNP-BC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing
Chestnut Hill, MA

Jean Weyman, Ph.D., RN
Assistant Dean, Continuing Education
Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing
Chestnut Hill, MA

Contact Hours:

This conference will allow participants to earn up to 19.25 nursing contact hours. Contact hours will be awarded upon completion of the online evaluation for the sessions attended. The evaluation will be sent via email after the conference. 

There is an administrative processing fee of $25.00 for replacement of a contact hour certificate.  

This conference program was planned in accordance with ANCC CE Standards and Policies and ANCC Commercial Support Standards.


This nursing continuing education program is provided by the Boston College Connell School of Nursing Continuing Education Program, an approved provider of nursing continuing education by the American Nurses Association Massachusetts, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

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

  • Identify critical issues and clinical challenges facing nurse practitioners in the health care environment.
  • Utilize evidence-based strategies in clinical practice to improve patient care outcomes.
  • Mobilize professional resources to prepare for future changes and challenges in health care delivery.