2023 Advanced Practice Provider Conference

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Join us for Baptist’s annual Advanced Practice Provider Conference, a one-day event designed to educate, inspire and celebrate our APP professionals.

Attendance is limited to 250 individuals. Registration will close on September 8, or as event space is filled.

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Friday, September 22
7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Dr. H. Edward Garrett Sr. Auditorium, on the campus of Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis

The Advanced Practice Provider plays a vital role in Baptist’s mission to deliver quality health care to all our patients. The 2023 Advanced Practice Provider Conference is the perfect opportunity to connect with your fellow APP professionals, get the latest information on new treatments and innovations, and hear from experts, including keynote speakers.

We’ll also recognize the nominees for the annual APP Award of Excellence and award our systemwide winners for hospital and clinic care!

Enjoy a day full of celebrations, important information, dynamic speakers, and a special luncheon.

Agenda for the 2023 Advanced Practice Provider Conference

  • Conference Agenda

    2023 Advanced Practice Provider Conference Agenda
    Time Topic
    7:30-8:00 a.m. Registration and Poster Presentations
    8:00-8:15 a.m. Welcome
    Amanda Comer, DNP, Advanced Practice Provider System Director Baptist Memorial Health Care

    David Brunson, Senior Chaplain
    Baptist Memorial Hospital-Memphis
    8:15-9:15 a.m. Chest X-ray Interpretation
    Jonathan Hawkins, PA
    Baptist Medical Group-Memphis Lung Physicians Foundation
    9:15-9:30 a.m Break and Poster Presentations
    9:30-11:30 a.m. Controlled Substances / Opioid Prescribing
    Shanna Whitwell, PharmD and Shay Johnson, PharmD
    Mississippi Baptist Medical Center
    11:30-12:00 p.m. Lunch and Poster Presentations
    12:00-12:30 p.m. APP Awards
    12:30-1:30 p.m. STI and Treatment
    Katie Sabatier, CNM, WHNP
    Oxford Obstetrics & Gynecology Associates
    1:30-2:00 p.m. Break and Poster Presentations
    2:00-3:00 p.m. Strep Pharyngitis and Treatment
    Neal Beckford, MD
    Baptist Medical Group-Otolaryngology Specialists
    3:00-4:00 p.m. Clostridioides Difficile (C. Diff) and Treatment
    Charlotte Knight, NP
    Baptist Medical Group-GI Specialists Foundation

2023 APP Conference Poster Presentations

  • Poster Presentations

    2023 Poster Presentations
    Poster DNP Presenter Faculty Project Chairperson
    Increasing Nursing Knowledge with Heart Failure Toolkits to Decrease 30-day Readmissions Wakonda Daniels Dr. Renee Parker
    Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Readmissions of Diabetes Mellitus Patients Darlesia Garrison Dr. Brandi Lambert
    Blood Glucose Quality Improvement Project in the Post-Sternotomy Patient Chris Gully Dr. Brandi Lambert
    Implementation of the Inhaler Teach-To-Goal Education Method for COPD Patients to Reduce 30-Day Readmissions Lauren Hoard Dr. Renee Parker
    Impact of Physical Activity on Mental Health in Post-Operative Bariatric Patients Nykiea Hayes Dr. Marcy Purnell
    Depression and Fatigue Post-MI/CABG Erin Joseph Dr. Marcy Purnell
    Cardiac Rehabilitation Compliance and Depression in Patients with Congestive Heart Failure Yvette Morton Dr. Marcy Purnell
    Telesitters for Falls Prevention Dean Nash Dr. Renee Parker

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We look forward to seeing you there!

CME Accreditation & Credit

Baptist Memorial Health Care (BMHC) is accredited by the Mississippi State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians. BMHC designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 6.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


It is the policy of Baptist Memorial Health Care to promote balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all educational activities; to require disclosure of all financial relationships with ineligible companies from individuals in control of educational content; to identify and mitigate relevant financial relationships; and to disclose relevant relationships, or lack thereof, to the audience prior to the CE activity. Presenters are required to disclose discussions of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentations.

Nursing Continuing Professional Development (NCPD)

Baptist Memorial Health Care is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

To obtain 6.00 contact hours, which includes 2.00 hours of pharmacotherapeutic contact hours of continuing professional development credit participants must be present for the entire live educational activity and complete the activity evaluation and post-test.

Poster Presentations

To obtain 0.5 contact hours for poster presentations, participants must attest that all 8 posters have been reviewed. The attestation sheet must be turned on the day of the activity.

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