2020 PCRF – Agenda


Friday, February 7, 2020

Time Session Credit Hours Room
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Registration Opens

Loflight Pre-function
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Complimentary Brunch with Exhibitors

Loftlight East
11:00 AM – 11:15 AM

Welcome and Pre-Test

Loftlight West
11:15 AM – 12:15 PM

Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) for the Adult Provider

Cathy Patty-Resk, MSN, RN-BC, CPNP-PC

1.0 CNE Loftlight West
12:15 PM – 1:15 PM

Common Comorbidities in Rheumatology

Linda Grinnell-Merrick, MS, NP-BC

1.0 CNE Loftlight West
1:15 PM – 2:45 PM

Complimentary Lunch sponsored by Amgen

Loftlight West
2:45 PM – 3:30 PM

Navigating the Challenges of Multiple Autoimmune Syndrome (MAS) in Rheumatic Patients

Cathy Patty-Resk, MSN, RN-BC, CPNP-PC

0.75 CNE Loftlight West
3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Break

Loflight East
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Navigating the Challenges of Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) With Your Patients

Teri Puhalsky, RN, CRNI

1.0 CNE Loflight West
5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Complimentary Dinner sponsored by Novartis

Loflight West

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Time Session Credit Hours Room
8:45 AM – 9:30 AM

Complimentary Breakfast with the RNS Chapters

Loflight West
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM

Non-Radiographic Axial Spondyloarthritis (nr-axSpA) and Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

Shannon Ghizzoni, PA-C

1.0 CNE Loflight West
10:30 AM – 11:30 AM

What You Need to Know About Precision and Personalized Medicine

Jeffrey Curtis, MD, MS, MPS

1.0 CNE Loflight West
11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Exhibit Hall Break

Loflight East
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Creating a Culture of Safety in Practice: Nurses and Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) Setting the Bar

Vickie Sayles, MHA, BSN, RN-BC, CRNI

1.0 CNE Loflight West
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM

Complimentary Lunch with Exhibitors

Loflight East
2:00 PM – 2:30 PM

Joint Replacement in Rheumatology Patients

Linda Grinnell-Merrick, MS, NP-BC

0.5 CNE Loflight West
2:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Turning the Tables: Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and Psoriasis (PsO) through the eyes of Gastroenterology and Dermatology

Kamrin Macki, NP-C
Cathy Patty-Resk, MSN, RN-BC, CPNP-PC
Jennifer Tinkler, FNP-C, DCNP

1.0 CNE Loflight West
3:30 PM – 3:50 PM

Closing and Post-Test

Loflight West
3:50 PM – 5:20 PM

UCB Clinical Gallery

Loflight East
5:30 PM – 6:30 PM

Farewell Reception sponsored by Horizon Therapeutics

Backyard West

Participants have the potential to receive a maximum of 8.25 continuing nursing contact hours.


The Rheumatology Nurses Society is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (Provider No. P0500).



Friday, February 7, 2020 to
Saturday, February 8, 2020


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1400 Parkview Avenue
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Invite your friends for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift card!

Registration Referral Contest

We are so excited you are planning to join us for PCRF! We are currently hosting a contest for all of those who are registered to help us share this incredible event! Invite your friends and colleagues for your chance to win. The person with the most registered referrals will win a $100 Amazon gift card!*

Contest Rules:

  1. You must be registered for the 2020 PCRF event.
  2. The invitee must write your first and last name in the referral question of their registration form. Invitees can only submit one referral when registering.
  3. The invitee must be registered for and attend the 2020 PCRF event.
  4. You must attend the 2020 PCRF and be present at Farewell Reception to win.

*In the event of a tie, we will hold a drawing between the tied entrants to determine the winner.


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