New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association
Empowering Nurse Practitioners as Leaders in Healthcare

Only 24 Hours Left for Early Bird Registration for the Annual Northeast Regional NP Conference

Radisson Hotel Nashua
11 Tara Boulevard
Nashua, NH 03062

Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:30am ET - Friday, May 4, 2018 at 5:30pm ET
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11 Tara Boulevard, Nashua, NH 03062



Gilbert Welch MD, MPH

Additional Information

25th Annual Northeast Regional Nurse Practitioner Conference

Established in 1992, this annual gathering is co-sponsored by the CSON CE Program, the Massachusetts Coalition of Nurse Practitioners, and the New Hampshire Nurse Practitioner Association. A variety of workshops, clinical sessions, keynote addresses, industry exhibits, and poster presentations help nurse practitioners and other health care professionals maintain their expertise so they can continue to deliver high quality care and improve clinical outcomes. An evening reception and awards ceremony encourages networking and recognizes outstanding achievements.

Registration will open in February 2018

Conference: Thursday & Friday, May 3-4, 2018

Pre-Conference Workshops: Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Keynote Address: Less Medicine, More Health

Keynote Speaker: Gilbert Welch MD, MPH; Professor of Medicine; Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy & Clinical Practice

Dr. Welch is a general internist and professor of Medicine at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice in the Geisel School of Medicine. He is also a professor of Public Policy at Dartmouth College and a professor of Business Administration at the Amos Tuck School.

For the 25 years he has been practicing medicine, Dr. Welch has been asking hard questions about his profession. His arguments are frequently counter-intuitive, even heretical, yet have regularly appeared in the country's most prestigious medical journals — Annals of Internal Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, the New England Journal of Medicine and the Journal of the National Cancer Institute — as well as in op-eds in the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times.

He is the author of 3 books – each expanding on the argument of the one before it. Should I be tested for cancer? Maybe not and here's why (2004) deals with the narrow question of early cancer diagnosis. Overdiagnosed: Making people sick in the pursuit of health (2011) expands the discussion to include the early diagnosis of any disorder. His newest book “Less Medicine, More Health – 7 Assumptions that Drive Too Much Medical Care" (2015) expands the discussion explore other ways that too much medical care can cause harm – and is intended to be more approachable for general readers.

Session Topics*

  • WORKSHOPS: Basic EKG, Advanced EKG ♦ Neuro Exam & Case Studies ♦ Pediatric ENT ♦ Suturing ♦ Pediatric Integrative Medicine

  • CORE: Wound Care ♦ Sports Injuries for Primary Care ♦ Dermatology Cases ♦ Medical Marijuana ♦ Eating Disorders ♦ Endometriosis ♦ Dementia ♦ Anxiety & Depression Pharmacology

  • ADULT: Palliative Care ♦ Tick Borne Illness ♦ Hepatitis C ♦ Opiate Pain Management ♦ Female Athlete Urinary Incontinence ♦ Diabetes Medications ♦ Inflammatory Bowel Disease ♦ Challenging Hematology Cases

  • ACUTE: Atrial Fibrillation ♦ Hypertension ♦ Septic Shock ♦ ARDS ♦ Migraines ♦ Sports Related Concussions ♦ Inpatient Opioid Management ♦ Mood Disorders in Pregancy and Postpartum 

  • PEDIATRIC: Immunizations ♦ Integrative Medicine ♦ Substance Abuse ♦ Gluten Related Disorders ♦ Cardiac Status of the Student Athlete ♦ Genetics ♦ School Evaluations

*Topics are Subject to Change

Special Rate at the Radisson Hotel Nashua

A block of rooms has been reserved for participants at Radisson Hotel Nashua, Nashua, NH for the nights of Wednesday thru Friday May 2-4, 2018. The rooms will be held until April 18, 2018.

To Make a Reservation:
Guests should call the hotel directly at 603-888-9970 and identify themselves as part of the Northeast Regional Nurse Practitioner Conference to receive the special rate or book online at and enter dates of stay and promo code NPNP18. All reservations must be guaranteed with a credit card.



The Northeast Regional Nurse Practitioner Conference welcomes conference attendees to participate in poster sessions. Don’t miss the opportunity to share your findings/innovative project with your colleagues. The posters will be reviewed by the Abstract Committee. Applicants will be notified by e-mail whether the abstract has been accepted. Those selected will display their posters and have the opportunity to discuss and answer questions during poster sessions. Poster presentations will be displayed during the entire conference.

Abstracts must be relevant to nurse practitioner practice and noncommercial in nature. Content areas include research, clinical practice, professional issues, ethical issues, and education and professional development. Any topic related to nurse practitioner practice is considered appropriate for submission. Abstracts must be no longer than one page (400 words or less) with one-inch margins and Times New Roman font size 12. Abstracts must be accompanied by the poster application and the resume of the presenter. Research abstracts must include title, author, purpose, methodology, results, and implications for nurse practitioner practice. Author(s) may submit more than one abstract for review. If accepted, the author(s) or designate must register for at least one conference day and be present for poster sessions on Thursday and/or Friday of Conference.

Abstracts will be reviewed as received. Applications must be received on or before March 1, 2018.

The application is available online at: and can be submitted by email, fax, or mail.

Boston College
140 Commonwealth Avenue
Continuing Education Program
Maloney Hall, 208
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467-3800
Phone: 617-552-4257
Fax: 617-552-3411

Northeast Regional Nurse Practitioner Conference Co-sponsors: MCNP, NHNPA, & BC