Richmond Pharmacology Symposium

Date: October 13, 2018
Time: 7:15 am  to  4:00 pm

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens
Kelly Education Center
1800 Lakeside Avenue
Richmond, VA 23228
The Richmond Region VCNP invites you to its 14th Annual Pharmacology Symposium! Please see below for the day’s exciting agenda.

The Donna Campanella Distinguished Nurse Practitioner and Outstanding Nurse Practitioner Student awards will be announced at lunch. Please watch your email for the nomination forms, which will be sent out later this month.
Vegetarian food options will be available. If you have other dietary needs, please contact Richmond regional president Leah Loomis at
We will once again be collecting donations for the Central Virginia Food Bank. Please bring donations of canned goods and other non-perishable foods. Click here to see what food items are in most need.


7:15 AM Registration/Breakfast
7:45-8:15 AM Welcome Leah Loomis, MSN, CBN, ACNP-BC, President, Richmond region
Health Practice & Policy Update Delegate Roxanne Robinson, OD & Delegate Dawn Adams, DNP, ACNP-BC, CHC
8:15-9:15 AM Fluid and Electrolyte Management Karl Koenig, MD, “Pharmacology and Clinical Application of Recent Renal-related Medications”
9:15-10:15 AM Anticoagulation Linda Hart, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, AACC, “A Practical Review of Anticoagulants”
10:15-10:45 AM Break with Vendors
10:45-11:45 AM Opioids Bart Bobb, NP and Tara Albrecht, PhD, ACNP-BC, “Safe Opioid Prescribing: Who, When, Where, and How”
11:45 AM-12:45 PM Contraception Christina Wilson, MS, RN, WHNP-BC, “Long Acting Reversible Contraceptives (LARCs): The Who, What, When, Where, and Why”
12:45-1:30 PM Lunch with Vendors
Presentation of Distinguished Nurse Practitioner and Outstanding Nurse Practitioner Student awards
1:30-2:30 PM Antibiotics John Markley, DO, MPH, “The End of the Antibiotic Era: The Rising Tide of Antimicrobial Resistance”
2:30-3:30 PM Diabetes Amy Mundy, FNP, BC-ADM, “Navigating the Medication Options for Type 2 Diabetes”
3:30 PM Evaluations and Prizes