Healthcare Symposium

April 3rd, 2019 | University of Nevada, Reno

4th Annual | Mae Orvis
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Conference Agenda

8:00 - 8:10Welcome
Dean Debera Thomas
8:10 - 9:10Kristin Combs, RN, MSN
Topic: Influence of past trauma and stigma in working with patients
9:10 - 9:20Break
9:20 - 10:20Dr. Cameron Duncan DNP, MS, APRN, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC
Topic: Suicide Prevention
10:20 - 10:30Break
10:30 - 11:30amDr. Julie Lucero Ph.D., MPH
Topic: “Trust you, I just met you" influences of trust and culture in patient provider interactions
11:30am - 1:00pmLunch - Poster Presentations - Meet with Sponsors
1:00 - 2:30pmRoundtable Discussion: Interprofessional Panel
Topic: Heart Failure from Hospital to Home
Lynice Anderson RD, CDE, MBA (Cardiac Rehab), Mary Flanigan RN (Cardiac Rehab)
Elaine Messerli RN (REMSA), John Lilley RN (Donor Network West)
2:45-3:45pmDr. Michael Salas MD
Topic: Opioid Epidemic and Management Considerations

The Mission of our Symposium

Care for One, Care for a Community

The vision of the Mae Orvis Health Care Symposium is to facilitate and encourage the examination of current evidence based practice ideas and concepts relevant to the evolving interdisciplinary healthcare team. We seek to explore objectives to provide best outcomes and best practice modalities to our vast patient populations in the Nevada health care community and beyond.

Logistic Information

Founded in 1956, the Orvis School of Nursing (OSN), at the University of Nevada, is the oldest school of nursing in the state and is dedicated to serving people of Nevada through quality teaching, research and service.


Conference  Objectives

This year the Mae Orvis Health Care Symposium will take a look at health care from heart to soul. The topics will range from pediatrics to older adults. General areas to be presented include pharmacology, quality improvement, cardiology, end-of-life care, and infectious disease. The presentations will explore current health care issues and trends in both the physical as well as psychosocial domains. An interprofessional line-up of health care providers will share their clinical expertise with the audience.