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Southeast Regional Conference

February 22, 2019 12:00 PM to February 23, 2019 5:00 PM

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Vanderbilt University School of Nursing
461 21st Avenue South
Nashville, TN 37240

Advocating for Vulnerable Populations in Emergency Care

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General Conference Information

Conference Hotel
This year’s SE Regional conference will be held in Nashville, TN. The meeting will be held at the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, located at 461 21st Avenue South, Nashville TN 37240. Parking will be available on-site in the Wesley Place Garage at a daily rate. A block of rooms has been reserved for attendees at the Hilton Garden Inn and Home2Suites by Hilton, a short 6 block walk from the School. Complementary shuttle transportation will also be available.

  • Room reservations for the Hilton Garden Inn may be made by calling the hotel at 615-369-5900 or here
  • Room reservations for the Home2 Suites by Hilton may be made by calling the hotel at 615-254-2170 or here

The Cut-off date for making room reservations is 1/20/2019. All reservations must be made by this time or the group rate will not be available. If an individual needs to cancel their own personal reservation they need to cancel 72 hours prior to arrival to avoid a
cancellation or No Show charge.

This activity has been planned with consideration of eligibility criteria for the Emergency Nurse Practitioner exam offered by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioner Certification Board. Application for approved continuing education credits is pending.
It is anticipated that the Ultrasound Pre-Conference will satisfy 4 hours of procedural hours, and the one-day program will offer 7 hours of procedural and pharmacology hours. In order to provide maximum Continuing Education (CE) credits and hands-on time, we are offering on-line “JumpStart” modules to all Pre-Conference registrants. Information on accessing the modules will be sent to registrants prior to the event. Once approved for continuing education hours, final CE availability will be published.

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Speck is currently a Professor and Coordinator of the graduate Advanced Forensic Nursing program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Nursing, consulting nationally and internationally to evaluate and implement infrastructure change in response to victims of violence. She is a published researcher and acclaimed policy maker in the specialty of forensic nursing. Dr. Speck is a distinguished Fellow of four nursing organizations, and recipient of 25 career awards, including the 2017 Lifetime Professional Impact Award from End Violence Against Women International.



FRIDAY: Pre-Conference Offering (Vanderbilt University School of Nursing)

12:00 pm – 1:00 pm Registration (Vanderbilt University School of Nursing - Atrium Lobby)

1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Ultrasound Concepts for FAST exam (Nursing Annex 161)

2:15 pm - 4:45 pm Break-out Rotations (Nursing Annex 162 & 164)

4:45 pm - 5:00 pm Wrap Up & Evaluations (Nursing Annex 161)

6:30 pm - 8:30 pm Opening Reception (Hilton Garden Inn)

SATURDAY: Conference

6:00 am Morning Run

7:00 am – 8:00 am Breakfast & Registration (Vanderbilt University School of Nursing - Atrium Lobby)

8:00 am – 8:20 am Opening Remarks

8:30 am – 11:00 am Skills Rotations

Case Studies in Pediatric Non-Accidental Trauma - Kathy Jordan, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C, SANE-P, FAEN
Precipitous Delivery Simulations - Dian Dowling Evans, PhD, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAAN, FAANP & Jennifer Wilbeck, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAANP
Psychobehavioral Screenings in the Elderly - Philip Davis, DNP, MBA, ANP-BC

11:00 am - 12:00 pm Boxed Lunches/Poster Presentations/Unopposed Exhibits

12:15 pm - 1:15 pm Keynote Presentation: Strategies for Creation of a Trauma Informed Environment in the ED - Patricia Speck, DNSc, CRNP, FNP-BC, DF-IAFN, FAAFS, FAAN

1:20 pm - 4:00 pm Skills Rotations

Case Studies in ECG Interpretation & Polypharmacy - Michael Gooch, DNP, ACNP-BC, FNP–BC, ENP-C
Simulations to Identify Victims of Sexual Assault, Abuse and Human Trafficking - Trisha Sheridan, DNP, WHNP-BC, SANE-A, CFN
Burn Wound Management - Clint Leonard, MSN, ACNP-BC

4:00 pm - 4:45 pm Closing Presentation: Telemedicine to Support Procedural Interventions in the Rural Setting - Melissa King, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-BC

4:45 pm – 5:00 pm Wrap-Up


Questions? Please contact Tiarra Earls Haas at



$100.00 Pre-Conference Member Rate
$75.00 Earlybird rate before January 11

$150.00 Pre-Conference Non-Member Rate
$125.00 Earlybird rate before January 11

$250.00 Conference Member Rate
$200.00 Earlybird rate before January 11

$300.00 Conference Non-Member Rate
$250.00 Earlybird rate before January 11

$350.00 Two Day Registration Member Rate (Conference and pre-conference)
$275.00 Earlybird rate before January 11

$450.00 Two Day Registration Non Member Rate (Conference and pre-conference)
$375.00 Earlybird rate before January 11

$150.00 MSN/DNP Student Rate Conference Only

$0.00 Conference Day Morning Run Ticket

$30.00 Tech Shirt