2017 Pharmacology Update

The 2017 Pharmacology Update will focus on clinical decision-making in prescribing pharmacologic interventions for common disease conditions encountered in primary care settings. Presentations related to new diabetic medications, anti-hypertensives, obesity management agents and evidence based approaches to the management of hypertension, atrial fibrillation and stroke prevention are designed to reinforce cost-effective and clinically appropriate choices, emphasizing safe prescribing practices. The latest and greatest mobile apps will be discussed and, in addition, there will be an interactive ‘stump the experts’ panel presentation addressing the management of patients presenting with heart failure and other co-morbidities.

At the end of this program, attendees will be able to:

  1. Discuss pharmaceutical options and therapeutic regimens for selected diagnoses, including obesity, hypertension, heart failure, diabetes, renal disease and atrial fibrillation.
  2. Explain strategies for maximizing effectiveness of selected medications while minimizing adverse reactions and drug interactions.
  3. Provide appropriate patient education and monitoring regarding drug therapy.
  4. List at least 5 mobile apps that will assist in the management of patients in primary care practice.


Meet Your Speakers

Angela-Golden-320x320 Dr. Angela Golden


Dr. Angela Golden, is a current fellow and past president of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.  For the past 16 years, Angie has had her own practice-PN from Home, LLC-where she provides clinical services in a family practice and an obesity practice.  She also provides care to patients in an urgent care setting and as a retired Assistant Professor at Northern Arizona University still teaches part-time in the Family Nurse Practitioner program, she was the primary faculty for pharmacology at the graduate an undergraduate level for 14 years at NAU.  She has authored peer-reviewed articles and book chapters covering a range of health topics and has been a co-editor for the JNP on a column about apps for patients and NPs.  She has presented nationally and internationally on health policy, leadership and varied clinical topics.

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