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March 4     8 am to 5 pm    Kitsap Conference Center, Bremerton, Wa

Conference Agenda 2017

7:30 am
Registration, Continental Breakfast

8:00 am
Welcome, Announcements

8:15 - 9:30 am
Session 1A
Leadership in a Time of Transformation: From the Bedside to the Boardroom
Keynote Speaker: Kimberly Mc Nally, MN, RN, BCC

9:45 - 10:45 am
Session 2 Concurrent Workshops (select one)

Session 2A
Build Your Capacity to be Agile with Changing Circumstances
Kimberly McNally, MN, RN, BCC
Session 2B
Gauze to Growth Factors: Current Treatment Modalities in Wound Management
Kristen Childress, DNP, FNP
Session 2C
Success with Failure: CHF Management in the Primary Care Office
Sara Weiss, MD
Session 2D
Chinese Herbal Medicine: What’s It All About
Kyleen Lee, LAC
11:00 - 12:00 am
Session 3 Concurrent Workshops (select one)

Session 3A
Acute on Chronic Pain
Diana Rae, MSN, RN-BC
Session 3B
Helping All People Flourish: Human Behavior & the Impacts of Trauma
Kody Russell, MSW
Session 3C
Osteoarthritis for Nurses and Nurse Practitioners
Kori Dewing, DNP, ARNP
Session 3D
Initiating & Intensifying Prandial Insulin
Toni Terry, MD

12:00 - 1:00 pm
Lunch and Exhibits

1:00 - 2:15 pm
Session 4A
Substance Use in Adolescent and Transition Age Youth: Trends & Treatment Approaches
Keynote Speaker: Susan Caverly, PhD

2:30 - 3:30 pm
Session 5 Concurrent Workshops (select one)

Session 5A
Palliative Care
David Bucher MD
Session 5B
Communicable Tropical Diseases
Greg Mennie, PA-C, MSEd
Session 5C
Lovely Legs vs. Villain Veins: Update on Venous Insufficiency and Varicose Veins
Teri Scott, ARNP
Session 5D
MENTAL HEALTH: Regional Comm. Health Resources for the Homeless & Low Income
Kelly Schwab, BS

3:30 - 3:45 pm
Break and Exhibits

3:45 - 4:45 pm
Session 6 Concurrent Workshops (select one)

Session 6A
Human Trafficking: Yes! It is Happening Here
Michele Kulhanek, BSN, RNC-OB
Session 6B
Minimally Invasive Surgery and Novel Therapies for Incontinence, Prolapse & OAB
Una Lee, MD
Session 6C
Managing Behavior Disturbance in Dementia
Session 6D
Drug/Drug Interactions: Prescribed & Over the Counter
Nick Wyatt, Pharm D


Nursing care and the specialty areas of nursing are undergoing many changes. It is imperative for nurses to maintain a current understanding of disease management and nursing implications. This program includes a variety of educational topics designed to improve the nurse’s ability to provide patient care across the spectrum of health and illness.

To enhance the knowledge and skills of nurses and advanced practitioners on the Kitsap Peninsula and in surrounding areas. Also, to foster a sense of community and provide networking opportunities among all levels of healthcare providers.

Nursing continuing education contact hours are provided by Harrison Medical Center. Provider is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number 15532, for 6.25 contact hours.

It is the policy of the West Sound Advanced Practice Association and Harrison Medical Center to ensure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its individually sponsored or jointly sponsored educational programs. All individuals who are in a position to control the content of this educational activity are required to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest related to the subject matter of the educational activity. Mechanisms to ensure that presentations are free from commercial bias are in place. Faculty will disclose any off-label and or investigational use of pharmaceuticals or instruments discussed in their presentation. Full disclosure of this information will be given at the beginning of the course presentation.

Acknowledgements will be given to all supporters at the time of the conference.

Hard copies of speaker slides and note-taking materials will not be provided. You may download conference materials from our website prior to the conference by going to and clicking on the “Conference Materials” tab. You will be prompted to enter the login and password you receive when you register. Although we do our best to include all speaker notes on the website prior to the conference, we cannot guarantee that each speaker will provide their finalized notes before the symposium.

The option for "day of" registration will be determined on space available. Please preregister. If you need information about "day of" registration availability, please contact WSAPA at There is a high likelihood that registration will be closed before the day of the event due to high registration volume. We encourage you to register early online.

West Sound Advanced Practice Association
Learning in the Olympics
2916 NW Bucklin Hill Road, Suite 232, Silverdale, WA 98383

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