Neuroscience Nursing Symposium

Course Goal

This symposium will highlight neuroscience nursing as a caring science, through innovation, education, and research. Participants will celebrate the past 40 years of neuroscience nursing while learning from experts in the field.

In addition to featuring the best in nursing care of the past and present, this course will explore the implications for our future. This will include addressing organized approaches to the detailed planning, interventions, and complexity of the neuroscience patient, family, and caregivers.

Presentations will include correlative 3D review of neuroanatomy, strengthening resilience, translation of cutting-edge research to bedside care, and international nursing innovations. Participants will come away with evidence-based care strategies and innovations to optimize patient outcomes through achievement of nursing excellence.

Course Learning Objectives

  • Identify critical components in the anatomical assessment of the central nervous system
  • Identify past, present, and emerging education, interventions, and research at Barrow Neurological Institute
  • Define how evidence-based research can benefit patient care and nursing outcomes
  • Learn consensus-building tools to optimize outcomes when working with disparate teams
  • Address key nursing interventions regarding the care and management of the patient with large vessel occlusion
  • Identify the purpose of a virtual hospital and innovative observations of patients
  • Discover ways to sustain resilience and prioritize self-care
  • Discuss innovations in Australia, Canada, and Japan supporting clinical practice, research, or education for neuroscience patients

Registration Information

Attendee TypeEarly Registration
(before 9/22/22)
Late Registration
(after 9/22/22)
Barrow/Dignity Staff & Students (Oct. 4 ONLY)$115$125
Barrow/Dignity Staff & Students (Oct. 5 ONLY)$115$125
Barrow/Dignity Staff & Students (Both Days)$180$190
Visiting Health Care Professionals (Oct. 4 ONLY)$130$140
Visiting Health Care Professionals (Oct. 5 ONLY)$130$140
Visiting Health Care Professionals (Both Days)$205$215
Registration fee includes: Symposium, continental breakfast, lunch, program materials, and continuing
education credits.
Refund and cancellation policy: A refund, less 20% processing fee, will be made for cancellations submitted in writing prior to 9/26/2022. No refunds will be made thereafter. Barrow reserves the right to cancel or change any program for due causes. Cancellation of a program by Barrow will result in a full refund of tuition. Barrow and SJHMC are not responsible for the refund of travel or hotel expenses under any circumstances.

Nursing Credits Available

The hours obtained by attending this CE event can be used toward recertification for CNRN and SCRN.

October 4-5, 2022
7:30 AM – 4:15 PM PDT

neuroscience nurse taking care of patient

Date, Time, and Location

In Person
Tuesday & Wednesday, October 4-5, 2022
7:30 AM – 4:15 PM PDT

Goldman Auditorium
Barrow Neurological Institute
2910 North 3rd Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85013

Target Audience

Health care professionals specializing in the field of neuroscience, including all levels of nurses and other professionals involved in various outpatient and inpatient clinical settings.

Agenda and Speaker Information

All times refer to Arizona time (Pacific Daylight Time).

Tuesday, Oct. 4 – Registration and Breakfast7:30 AM
Virginia Prendergast, PhD, NP-C, CNRN, FAANWelcome (8:00 AM)
Ginny Beeson, BSN, MSN, Captain USN (Ret)The Barrow Women’s Board Keynote
40 Years of Caring & Change: Looking Back, Looking Forward (7:30 AM)
Break9:30 AM
Zaman Mirzadeh, MD, PhDCNS Control of Blood Sugar: A Potential Future for Diabetes
(10:00 AM)
Pamela Klonoff, PhDHolistic Milieu Therapy at the Center for Transitional NeuroRehabilitation (10:45 AM)
Nader Sanai, MDDrug Development for Brain Cancer: Past, Present, and Future (11:15 AM)
Lunch12:00 PM
Reyna Felix
Patient, 911 Dispatcher
Other Side of the Rail: Anti-NMDA – Doing it My Way
(1:00 PM)
Craig M. Dale, RN, PhD, CNCC(C)
Vicki Evans (Roach)
Nobuko Okubo, PhD, RN, PHN
International Panel: Innovations in Practice, Research, and
Education (1:30 PM)
Break2:15 PM
Linda Littlejohns, RN, MSN, SCRN, CNRN, FAANTying Vascular Brain Anatomy to Symptoms in 3D
Wrap-up and Evaluations4:15 PM
Wednesday, Oct. 5 – Registration and Breakfast7:30 AM
Virginia Prendergast, PhD, NP-C, CNRN, FAANWelcome (8:00 AM)
Ginny Beeson, BSN, MSN, Captain USN (Ret)Warren & Mary Jane Crist Foundation Keynote
Now Is Our Time! (8:15 AM)
Michael T. Lawton, MDBarrow 3.0 (9:00 AM)
Break9:30 AM
DaiWai Olson, PhD, RNThe Possibility and Potential of Nursing Research (10:00 AM)
Lt. Col. Stephen Rush, MD (Zoom)PJs and the Thai Cave Rescue (10:45 AM)
Joey Jean Farmer, RN – PatientOther Side of the Rail: From a Grade V AVM to an RN (11:45 AM)
Lunch12:15 PM
Daniel Gonzalez, MDLarge Vessel Occlusion: The Rise of Thrombectomy (1:15 PM)
Matthew Metsker, PA-C, MPAS, MHA, FHM, CMPE
Laura Meacham, MN, RN (Zoom)
Mission Control: Virtual Hospital Experience
(1:45 PM)
Break2:15 PM
Heather Rabin, PhDTurning Adversity Into Growth (2:45 PM)
Linda Littlejohns, RN, MSN, SCRN, CNRN, FAANThe Head Bone’s Connected to the Neck Bone in 3D (3:15 PM)
Wrap-up and Evaluations4:15 PM

Conference Planning Committee

Michelle Belusic, BSN, RN, SNRN, SSRN
Michelle Belusic, BSN, RN, CNRN, CCRN
Nurse Educator Specialist
ina reynolds
Ina Reynolds, BSN, RN, CNRN, CCRN
Nurse Educator
Neuro ICU
Jessica Salgado-Ortiz, MSN, RN, SCRN
Nurse Educator
Erin Tucker, BSN, RN, CNRN
Nurse Educator

Commercial Support

No commercial support has been received.

Exhibitors and Sponsors

Those interested in exhibiting or sponsorship should contact for more information.

Disclosure Information

No disclosures at this time.