2021 Conference Schedule 

Here is our basic conference schedule. Once we finalize all presenters and session details, we will update. Please keep coming back to this page for the latest offerings for our 2021 Conference! 

Sunday, October 17  |  Monday, October 18  |  Tuesday, October 19

All times listed below are Mountain Daylight Time.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17

Board of Directors Meeting: TBD

Registration: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Advocacy for Diversity & Inclusion Committee Session: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Policy & Government Affairs Committee Session: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Break: 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Awards Ceremony: 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Welcome Reception: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


MONDAY, OCTOBER 18

Registration: 7:00 am - 5:30 pm

Yoga Session: 7:00 am - 7:45 am

Breakfast with Exhibitors: 7:00 am - 8:15 am

Welcome Session: 8:15 am - 8:30 am

Keynote Address: 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Break with Exhibitors: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Breakout Sessions: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Breakout Session #1 Novice (Cannabis 101) - Cannabinoids & The Skin: Ligands, Enzymes, and Receptors


Nicole Foss, MBA, MSN, RN






Breakout Session #2 Experienced


Breakout Session #3 Business - Advocacy in Nursing Practice, Nursing Education and Medical Cannabis Patient Care


Cullen Vujosevic
, BSRN





Break: 
11:30 am - 11:40 am

Breakout Sessions: 11:40 am - 12:40 pm

Breakout Session #1 Novice - The Life Care Manager and Medical Cannabis: Implications & Considerations for Improving Care Management


Jennifer Crowley, BSN, RN, CLCP, CADDCT, CDP, CMC






Breakout Session #2 Experienced - Cannabis and performance enhancement: What does the research show?



Dr. Jeff Konin






Breakout Session #3 Business


Dawn-Marie Steenstra LPN, SDC, IC, QA, SCC





Lunch: 
12:40 pm - 1:30 pm

Breakout Sessions: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm 

Breakout Session #1 Novice - Cannabis Use Disoder


Sherri Peabody, MSN, MA, APRN, ANP-BC

 

 
Breakout Session #2 Experienced - Cannabis and Women's Sexual and Hormonal Health- A Review of Scientific Literature



Rebecca Abraham, RN, BSN




Breakout Session #3 Business - Becoming a Successful Cannabis Coach in a Virtual World



Dedee Culley, RN




2:30 pm - 2:40 pm: 
Break

Breakout Sessions: 2:40 pm - 3:40 pm

Breakout Session #1 Novice - Cannabis & the Cancer Patient
April Hatch, RN, BSN, MSN

Breakout Session #2 Experienced - A Call To Action: Breaking the Stigma Surrounding Medical Cannabis Use for Pediatric Conditions


Vanessa Peck




Breakout Session #3 Business - Social Media for Cannabis Nurses
Jessie Gill

3:40 pm - 4:10 pm: Break with Exhibitors

Breakout Sessions: 4:10 pm - 5:10 pm

Breakout Session #1 Novice - Don't Stress the ECS


Maureen Smyth, BSN, RN





Breakout Session #2 Experienced - Cannabis in the treatment of PTSD in the Veteran population

Mike Harvey, RN, BSN







Breakout Session #3 Business - Cannabis Dispensary Nursing Panel
Barbara Ochester
Kaylene Gray
Laura Barrett-Nutting
Dawn-Marie Steenstra LPN, SDC, IC, QA, SCC

Break: 5:10 pm - 5:20 pm

Meditation Session: 5:20 pm - 5:30 pm


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19

Registration: 7:00 am - 1:00 pm

Yoga Session: 7:00 am - 7:45 am

Breakfast: 7:00 am - 8:15 am

Recognition Session: 8:15 am - 8:30 am

Legislative Session: 8:30 am - 9:30 am

Break with Exhibitors: 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Breakout Sessions: 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Breakout Session #1 Novice - Proper drying, curing, and storage of cannabis
Whittney Wacker, BSN, RN


Breakout Session #2 Experienced - Cannabis: Defined & Explained, Part 2

Leanne Anthon MSN, RN, CNE







Breakout Session #3 Business
Poster Session

Break: 11:30 am - 11:40 am

Breakout Sessions:11:40 am - 12:40 pm

Breakout Session #1 Novice
Cannabis in Nursing Education & Credentialing

Breakout Session #2 Experienced - The CYP450 System and its Effect on Cannabis and other Drug-Drug Interactions

Frederick A. Slezak, MD, MBA, FACS, FASCRS, FACG 







Breakout Session #3 Business - Legal and Practical Considerations for Health Care Providers

Aleah Schutze






Lunch with Exhibitors: 
12:40 pm - 2:00 pm

Breakout Sessions: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Breakout Session #1 Novice
The Cannabis Nurse Practitioner Panel

Breakout Session #2 ExperiencedCannabinoids for Fibromyalgia Symptom Relief: Efficacy, Mechanisms of Action, and Future Directions

Dr. Jean Downs







Breakout Session #3 Business - The Future of a Socially and Economically Responsible Hemp Industry: What Nurses need to know

Patrick Hyland






Break: 
3:00 pm - 3:10 pm

Breakout Sessions: 3:10 pm - 4:10 pm

Breakout Session #1 Novice - Cannabis and Aging Gracefully Panel
Cierra Keaton
Steph Maruca
Ivory Davis
Eloise Theisen

Breakout Session #2 Experienced

Breakout Session #3 Business - A Legal Patchwork: Employee Cannabis Use and the Workplace in 2021

Andrew P. Smith






Break: 
4:10 pm - 4:20 pm

Endnote Session: 4:20 pm - 5:20 pm

Wrap Up Session: 5:20 pm - 6:00 pm