October 2020 Newsletter
2020 NPAA Virtual Conference
The NPAA 14th Annual Conference will be held VIRTUALLY on November 14th from
8 AM - 3 PM. Enjoy the conference in the comfort of your own home!

This conference will provide the opioid guideline update required for the DEA and QACSC renewals, informative speakers, and the NPAA business meeting which will focusing on FPA legislation. The conference will be hosted as a Zoom Webinar. The cost of this conference is $50. A combination conference registration plus NPAA membership is offered for $100.


8:00-8:15: Welcome - D'Ann Somerall, NPAA President
8:15-9:45: Opioid Guideline Update Part 1 (1.5 CME) - Beverly Jordan, M.D.
9:50-11:25 Opioid Guideline Update Part 2 (1.5 CME)- John Meigs, M.D.
11:30-12:15: Protocols and Pitfalls of Prescribing with Pathways to Problem Preventions (0.75 CME)- Suzanne Lazenby, RN
12:15-12:30: Panel Question and Answers (0.15 CME)
12:30-1:00: NPAA Business Meeting- What's Happening with FPA Legislation - D'Ann Somerall, NPAA President
1:00-2:00: Assessment and Management of Patients with Diabetes Type 2 and Lower Urinary Tract  Symptoms (LUTS) (1 CE AND .5 Pharm) - Lisa Pair, DNP and Bella Patel, DNP
2:00-3:00: Stop the Stroke: The Updated 2019 Guidelines for Thromboembolic Prevention in Patients  with Atrial Fibrillation (1 CE and 1 Pharm) - Jennifer Miller, DNP
NPAA Award Nominations
Nominate an Alabama NP for an NPAA award. There are new award categories so nominate yourself, a friend, or colleague. Awards will be announced during the business meeting at the 14th Annual Virtual Conference.

A Fellow NP has fallen to COVID-19
It is with a heavy heart that we share that Dr. Angela Lowerydied due to COVID-19. Dr. Lowery was a passionate NP who cared for her patients with dignity and joy. Angela served in the Army Reserve Unit and worked as an adjunct instructor for the UAB SON and Chamberlain University. Her students stated Angela had a wealth of knowledge to share to ensure they became high functioning NPs. Angela's younger sister died of COVID in July. Our condolences are extended to Angela's family, friends and co-workers.