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 Breakfast 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 – 7:00 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 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

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

Carrie Beach, BSN, RN-BC

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 Gastroenterologists and Dermatologists

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


westdrift Manhattan Beach
1400 Parkview Avenue
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266


westdrift Manhattan Beach

The Forum will be held at the beautiful westdrift Manhattan Beach Hotel, a boutique hotel for travelers of all callings. The westdrift delivers the sophistication of a true blue East Coast classic blended with the laid-back vibe of coastal California. Just outside of downtown LA, the westdrift is four miles from LAX Airport and one mile from the beach.

We’ve reserved a block of rooms at a special rate of just $179 per room. Just make sure to tell them you’re with the RNS Forum to secure your reduced rate. Make your reservations by January 23, 2020, to secure this special rate! We look forward to seeing you in Manhattan Beach!

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Best pricing available. RNS Membership rates start as low as $85 a year, $35 for student members. Learn more today.

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Early Registration – Limited time offer. Price increases to $199 on January. 23, 2020. Get your best rate by becoming a member today.

Standard Student Registration


Every dollar counts! RNS student memberships are $35 a year. Attend the forum for free + all the other membership benefits.


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Membership is not just about FREE Forum registration. The RNS offers many benefits for registered nurses (RNs), nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), and other healthcare professionals in rheumatology seeking to develop knowledge in their field, learn up-to-date patient care, and gain access to a wide range of engaging accredited events as well as a wealth of educational materials and content. Become a member today to begin influencing the world of your patients toward better treatment and advancing in the field of rheumatology.

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