Please join us for Saint Louis University's 17th Annual Advanced Practice Nursing Conference and Workshop.  This conference is directed to Nurse Practitioners and Clinical Nurse Specialists, and will convey a wide range of topics for providers with pediatric, family, adult, psychiatric/mental health and acute care focus. 
October 2, 2014 7:30 AM - 4:00PM
October 3, 2014 7:30 AM - 4:45 PM

Saint Louis University School of Nursing
3525 Caroline Mall
St. Louis, Missouri 63104



Participant Fee  $350.00 Full Conference
                          $175.00 One Day

Registration deadline is September  26, 2014; otherwise a $10 late fee will be assessed.

Cancellation Policy

Since considerable and advanced planning is necessary for our program, the following refund policy is in effect:  Full refund, less a $10 processing fee, if requested SEVEN calendar days prior to the day of the conference. NO REFUND thereafter.

Free parking is located in the Hickory East garage. DO NOT PARK IN HICKORY WEST GARAGE; tickets cannot be validated.

Carla Beckerle, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC
Vice President of Clinical Programs
Esse Health

Margaret R. Benz, MSN(R), APRN, ANP-BC
Assistant Professor of Nursing
Saint Louis University School of Nursing

Stephen Benz, MD
President, Tesson Heights Orthopaedics
General Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Hand Surgery

Margaret Bultas, PhD, RN, CNE, CPNP-PC
Assistant Professor
Saint Louis University School of Nursing

Renée L. Davis, DNP, RN, CPNP-PC
InstructorSaint Louis University School of Nursing

Christopher Hemmer, DNP, APRN,ANP-BC
Adjunct Professor of Nursing Saint Louis University
Piper Spine Care

Clark Kebodeaux, Pharm.D., BCACP
 Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Laura L. Kuensting, DNP, APRN, PCNS-BC, CPNP, CPEN
Assistant Teaching Professor, University of Missouri-Columbia.
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Mercy Children's Hospital
Emergency Department, St. Louis, MO

Kathy Howard RN SANE-A
Forensic Nurse Coordinator,St. Louis University Hospital

Karen Moore, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC
Assistant Professor
Saint Louis UniversitySchool of Nursing


Associate Professor of Nursing
Coordinator of the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Option
Saint Louis University School of Nursing

Michelle Papachrisanthou, DNP, RN, PNP-PC
Assistant Professor Saint Louis University School of Nursing

Melissa Ramel MS, MPH, RD, LD
Instructor Nutrition and Dietetics
Saint Louis University

Joanne Thanavaro DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, ACNP-BC, GNP-BC, DCC
Associate Dean for Graduate Education
Saint Louis University School of Nursing

Margaret R Benz, MSN(R), APRN, ANP-BC
Assistant Professor of Nursing - Saint Louis University - St. Louis, MO
Loretta Colvin, APRN-BC, ANP
Assistant Professor, Maryville University - Clayton Sleep Institute, Nurse Practitioner - St. Louis, MO
Renée L Davis,DNP, RN, CPNP-PC
Assistant Professor Saint Louis University School of Nursing - Saint Louis University - St. Louis, MO
Christopher Hemmer, ANP, DNP
Assistant Professor Saint Louis University School of Nursing - St. Peters, MO
Karen S Moore, DNP, APRN, ANP, BC
Assistant Professor Coordinator, Adult-Gero Nurse Practitioner Program School of Nursing Saint Louis University - Fenton, MO
Jay Noffsinger, MD
Geralyn Ochs, RN, AGACNP-BC, ANP-BC
Associate Professor of Nursing , Saint Louis University Coordinator of the Adult Gero Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program, MO
Michelle Papachrisanthou, DNP, RN, PNP-PC
Assistant Professor Saint Louis University School of Nursing, MO
Melissa Ramel, MS, MPH, RD, LD
Instructor, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics - St. Louis, MO
Associate Dean, Graduate Nursing Education Associate Professor of Nursing St. Louis University School of Nursing - Saint Louis University - St. Louis, MO
Claudia Valentine, DNP,FNP-BC
- Saint Peters, MO
Title Time Faculty Room
Registration and Continental Breakfast 7:30AM - 8:00AM  
LUNCH 11:30AM - 12:30PM  

Hotel Ignacio
hotel ignacio one bed rooms

 Hotel Ignacio, owned and operated by Saint Louis University is an exceptional boutique hotel located in the vibrant midtown area of Saint Louis. Discerning travelers who walk through our doors enter an urban oasis. Here, you'll find all the comforts and convenience of home in an intimate setting, combined with extraordinary personalized service delivered by a friendly, professional staff dedicated to making your stay absolutely seamless. You can even bring along your best furry friend.

Hotel Ignacio
$155 Per Night
3411 Olive
St. Louis, MO 63103
Phone: (314) 977-4411

Water Tower Inn

Conveniently located on the campus of Saint Louis University, the Water Tower Inn hotel is just moments away from Saint Louis Missouri's top hospitals and cultural attractions, including the Midtown Grand Arts Center and the
 historic Shaw neighborhood.
A comfortable option designed for both short-term and extended hotel stays. Complimentary breakfast, secure on-site parking and free shuttle service to SLU's Frost campus.
Water Tower Inn
$75 Per Night
Phone: 314-977-7500
Fax: 314-977-7505
Email: wti@slu.edu

You will need to take a taxi to and from:
 Lambert International Airport


Privacy Notice/Grievance Policy & Procedure

Privacy Notice for Registrants of SLU CME/CE Activities
  • We do not sell or rent the information we have about you to anyone
  • We do not share your information with outside companies for the purpose of selling their products or services to you
  • We will use your email information to inform you of upcoming CME/CE activities approved by the SLU CME Program
  • You have the right to OPT-Out at any time when receiving invitations regarding upcoming CME/CE activities

Grievance Policy & Procedure

The monitoring and assessment of compliance with these standards and the SLU CME Program Mission is the responsibility of the CME Program Director in consultation with the CME Program Accrediting Director & CME Chairperson, and the Continuing Education Committee.

While Saint Louis University CME Program attempts to anticipate issues and assure fair treatment for all participants to conduct and experience valid and successful CME activities, there may be occasional issues which require intervention and/or action on the part of the CME Program. 

To register a complaint or grievance with the Saint Louis University CME Program:

Submit a written, detailed complaint or grievance to cme@slu.edu.

1.        Complaints will be reviewed by the Program Director and addressed or transferred to the appropriate level for review:

·          Answers and/or actions taken to rectify complaints will be documented and sent to those that provide contact information.

·          If appropriate, complaints will be reviewed at the CME Committee Meeting for members to discuss and find solutions to the area of complaint.

·          Compliance issues will automatically be moved up to the Accrediting Director for immediate review.

To submit concerns regarding compliance with accreditation requirements, a direct portal to the ACCME Complaint Form is provided on the Saint Louis University CME website, http://www.accme.org/accme-complaint-form.