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Southern Arizona Advanced Practice Nurse - Nurse Practitioner Society

7th Annual What You Should Know in Primary Care

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
3800 East Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:00am MT - Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 12:00pm MT

The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
3800 East Sunrise Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718


CE Credits

This event offers 6.0 CEU credits to attendees (5.0 Pharma credits) .
CE accredited by Arizona Nurses Association.

Additional Information


This continuing medical education program is designed to meet the educational needs of primary care providers, registered nurses, advanced practice nurses and other healthcare professionals.


At the conclusion of the conference, participants should be able to do the following in primary care settings:

  • Review the available evidence and best practice guidelines for patients
  • Assess the advantages and limitations of current medical, and interventional therapies for patients
  • Design treatment and surveillance strategies to manage patients


Main Conference Friday 7:00am-4:30

Full Agenda - PDF

New This Year

Saturday MAT Training 7:45am-12:00

Medication-Assisted Treatment Essentials: Life-Saving Medications for Substance Use Disorders and Implications for Nurse Practitioners

This year, we have added MAT TRAINING on day two for $25. MAT training is from 8am-noon and includes:

  • Overview of addiction and substance use disorders and implications for MAT
  • MAT myths and misconceptions - Outcome: NPs can differentiate MAT fact from fiction
  • Medication types and mechanisms - Outcome: NPs can compare and contrast various medications used to treat opioid and alcohol use disorders and identify appropriate patient populations
  • Strategies for making effective MAT referrals - Outcome: NPs can list strategies for referring patients for medication-assisted treatment to enhance patient follow through
  • Overview of MAT provider registries and locatorsOutcome: NPs gain awareness of 3 registries to identify MAT providers in their practice area, as well as referral sources for behavioral therapies
  • Next steps/additional information for becoming an MAT prescriber - Outcome: NPs gain knowledge about how to access buprenorphine waiver training


This continuing nursing educational activity was approved by the Arizona Nurse’s Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurse’s Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. All participants must attend full conference. Evaluations will be available up to one week following the conference.

Once you submit an evaluation, you must print the CEU certificate. You will be granted 6 total CEUs (of the 6, 1- 5 are pharmacology). MAT training is 4 hours of CEUs (4 of which are pharmacology).


Conference presentations will be available online two weeks prior to the conference under the conference tab on the website. For more information visit our website at or contact Deb Jur at

Registration Refund and Cancellation Policy


Refund of fees less 10% handling fees will be issued upon written request to djsoccer1@comcast. net. Cancellation deadline Nov. 9, 2018.

Event Agenda


Exhibitor Registration

Thank-you for registering and participating at our annual Primary Care Conference.  We appreciate your interest.

Exhibit Booth


Conference Registration (Friday) - Member Only
Early Bird Discount Until 10/21/2018
$120.00   $100.00

Conference Registration (Friday) - Student Member Only

Requires a student ID


Conference Registration (Friday) - Non-Member
Early Bird Discount Until 10/21/2018

Please consider joining to save on event registrations support your fellow colleagues in the state.

$140.00   $120.00

MAT Training - (Saturday)

This is an additional / optional event and not included in your conference registration fees.