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Pharmacology Update

Pharmacology Update

610 N. Bell School Rd.
Rockford, IL 61107
(815) 398-6411
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Jean Odom .

December 31, 2018

7:30 a.m. - 4:50 p.m.
Rockford, IL 61107

The purpose of this activity is to update knowledge of current indications, precautions, and contra-indications of selected pharmacologic therapies and their associated disease management guidelines.


7:30 - 8:15 a.m. | Registration and continental breakfast with exhibitors

8:15 - 8:20 a.m. | Welcome and opening remarks

Presenter: Sandie Soldwisch, PhD, APN, ANP-BC, President Saint Anthony College of Nursing

8:20 - 9:20 a.m. | Treating high cholesterol because cheeseburgers and fries still exist!

Presenter: Nancy Dagefoerde, MSN, FNP-BC, Cardiology Nurse Practitioner OSF Healthcare Cardiovascular Institute, Rockford, Illinois

9:20 - 10:20 a.m. | Overview of psychotropics in primary care

Presenter: Judie Heinschel, PhD, APRN, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Assistant Professor, College of Nursing University of Illinois at Chicago, Rockford, Illinois

10:20 - 10:45 a.m. | Break, exhibits

10:45 - 11:45 a.m. | First line treatment of ambulatory infections

Presenter: Timothy F. Murrey, Pharm.D., BCPS, Infectious Diseases Pharmacotherapist Coordinator PGY1 Pharmacy Residency Coordinator OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, Illinois

11:45 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Lunch, exhibits

12:30 - 1:25 p.m. | Heart failure management through the ages

Presenter: Christine A. Anderson, MS, RN, APN, ACNS Cardiovascular Clinical Nurse Specialist OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, Illinois

1:25 - 2:20 p.m. | Five things to share with your patients about herbal medicine

Presenter: Cynthia McGrath, DNP, FNP-BC, Nurse Practitioner Family Medicine OSF HealthCare Medical Group – Rock Cut Primary Care, Loves Park, Illinois Associate Professor, Saint Anthony College of Nursing

2:20 - 2:40 p.m. | Break, exhibits

2:40 - 3:35 p.m. | Continuous glucose monitors update

Presenter: Sameer Ansar, MD, Endocrinologist OSF HealthCare Medical Group – Endocrinology, Rockford, Illinois

3:35 - 4:35 p.m. | Antibiotics – We’re all in this together

Presenter: Wesley Lyons, DVM, Veterinarian Pipestone Bethany Swine Health Services, Sycamore, Illinois

Handout: WHO Critically Important Antimicrobials for Human Medicine-5th Revision

4:35 - 4:50 p.m. | Wrap-up and evaluations

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Intended Audience

Advanced practice providers (APN’s and PA’s) and registered nurses, especially those who provide primary care, inpatient care or outpatient care are welcome to attend. 


Seven pharmacology contact hours have been requested.

OSF HealthCare is approved as a provider of continuing nursing education by Ohio Nursing Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. (OBN-001-91)

Illinois has designated ONA as the official approver of CNE Providers and activities for Illinois.


Please print the form below and mail in with the payment to Jean Odom, Saint Anthony College of Nursing, 3301 N. Mulford Road, Rockford, IL 61114.

Registration deadline is Wednesday, October 31, 2018.

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