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2018 Advanced Pharmacology Conference 

April 12-14, 2018         

  • Get $50 off registration fee per vendor commitment (up to half off registration fee) by recruiting a vendor - have them fill out his form and send it back-form
  • Brochure here: Brochure5.pdf
  • Hotels
  • Up to 16 pharm hours and 13.45 contact hours available for conference  (plus CEs for poster presentations reviewed)  



  • Biosimilars: What Prescribers Need to Know - Diana Webber, DNP, APRN-CNP
  • Treatment of Chronic Cough - Samantha Bellinger, APRN, FNP-c, CNP
  • Pharmacological Management of Hypertension in the Adult Patient with Chronic Kidney Disease- Toni Horton, MSN, APRN-CNS
  • Antimicrobial Update: New Drugs and Resistant Bugs-Vonya Nicole Streetz, Pharm D 
  • Anticoagulation Options in the Patient with Cardiac Arrhythmias-Christopher Webber APRN-CNP
  • A New Era in Diabetes Care – A Review of the Trial Data -Kristy Baker, MS, APRN-CNP, ANP
  • Tainted Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements -Madison Murphy, Pharm D 
  • The Gut and Probiotics-Candace Becker, APRN-CNS, Rx, BC
  • Pharmacologic Management of Hyperlipidemia-Susan George, APRN-CNS, ACNP, DNP 
  • Caring for the Diabetic Foot Ulcer/Infection in Rural Oklahoma-Stephanie Mowdy, APRN, CNS, CWOCN, CDE, CFCN 
  • Understanding Substance Use Disorder and Medication Assisted Treatment-Debbi McCullock, DNP, APRN-CNP, RN-BC
  • Medical Marijuana-Coussens, Caroline APRN-CNS  & Stephanie Moore, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC 
  • Use of Antidepressants in Primary Care-Shiphrah Williams-Evans, PhD, PMHNP, BC, APRN-FNP, BC
  • Pharmacological Approach to Treating Asthma -Brandy Burgess, APRN-CNS, RN-MSN 
  •  Parkinson’s Disease - an Update on New Treatments-Linda A. Hershey, MD, PhD
  •  Medication Management and Considerations for the LGBTQ Community -Erin Lucie, DNP, APRN, FNP-C


Speaker’s Bios

Diana Webber, DNP, APRN-CNP: Dr. Webber has extensive experience as a Registered Nurse and, in the last 12 years, as a Family Nurse Practitioner and nursing educator.  She has had clinical advanced practice nursing experience in general pediatrics, women’s health, and adult primary care.  She is fluently bilingual in Spanish; and she has founded and now manages an all-volunteer staffed, free primary care clinic for uninsured persons in southeast Oklahoma. She currently works on an occasional basis in a Latino pediatric clinic and serves as a part-time clinical professor in the OU Family Nurse Practitioner program.  One of her passions is to serve as a volunteer health care provider in international, cross-cultural settings.

Samantha Bellinger, APRN, FNP-c, CNP: Samantha is a nurse practitioner and has been closely working in pulmonary medicine alongside Dr. Dennis Parker for the last 3 years. She has evaluated and treated patients across the lifespan with refractory asthma, eosinophilic pneumonia, severe chronic obstructive lung disease and asthma COPD overlap syndrome, to name a few. Prior to transitioning to the Advanced Practice nursing role, she was a pediatric intensive care registered nurse. She has experience in extra corporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), oscillatory and mechanical ventilation, severe refractory asthma care and is adept at caring for the most critically ill children and adults.

Toni Horton, MSN, APRN-CNS: Toni has been in nursing since 1994. She is a Clinical Nurse Specialist who specializes in nephrology and diabetes at the VA Medical Center in OKC. She completed her Bachelor of Science in Nursing and her Master of Science in Nursing at the University of Oklahoma. She holds a national board certification with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN) as an Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist.  She enjoys traveling around the country with her husband and spending lots of time with her 4-year-old grandson and her 2 Chihuahuas. 

Vonya Nicole Streetz, Pharm D: Vonya received her undergraduate education and Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma.  She graduated in 2017 and is currently completing a PGY-1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center.  Her practice interests include pediatrics, emergency medicine and infectious disease.  In her free time, Vonya enjoys reading, baking and being an Iditarod super fan. 

Christopher Webber APRN-CNP: Christopher Webber is a Family Nurse Practitioner employed at Oklahoma Heart Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He completed a bachelor degree in nursing from East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma in 2009, and he graduated from University of Oklahoma Health Science Center with a Master’s Degree in Nursing in 2015.  After passing the AANP Family Nurse Practitioner certification he began practicing in primary care until November 2016 when he then began working at the Oklahoma Heart Institute.  His practice environment is 50% clinic and 50% hospital, and he works primarily with a busy cardiac electrophysiology group. 

Kristy Baker, MS, APRN-CNP, ANP: Kristy is an Adult Nurse Practitioner with INTEGRIS Medical Group.  Mrs. Baker received her BSN from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in 1993, an MS as a nurse educator from the University of Oklahoma in 2003, a post-masters certificate in Chronic Heart Failure from the University of Southern Indiana in 2004 and a post-master’s certificate as an Adult Nurse Practitioner from St. Louis University in 2005.  She is a 2014-2015 fellow of the Duke – Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program.  She leads a rural primary care practice in Clinton, Oklahoma where she specializes in diabetes and heart disease. Previously she owned her own practice for 10 years before joining INTEGRIS.  Currently she serves as a board member of the Oklahoma Physician Research/Resource Network and is involved in several research projects including serving as an Academic Detailer for Healthy Hearts for Oklahoma and developing telemedicine access for diabetes care in rural Oklahoma.  She recently developed and published a job description supporting RNs as primary care coordinators in the emerging medical home model as a fulfillment for her Duke Fellowship and is delighted to have been contacted from organizations across the United States who plan to implement this project.  She makes her home in Arapaho, Oklahoma with her husband Jeff and they have one daughter, Emily.  Kristy enjoys cooking and gardening in her spare time and is an active member of First Christian Church of Clinton, Oklahoma.

Madison Murphy, Pharm D: Madison is a Postgraduate Year One Pharmacy Resident at INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center. She received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy in May of 2017 and became an Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy licensed pharmacist in July of 2017. She began her residency at INTEGRIS Baptist in June of 2017 and will conclude her residency year in June of 2018. She plans to continue her education and training through a Postgraduate Year Two Pharmacy Residency in Oncology.

Candace Becker, APRN-CNS, Rx, BC: Candace Becker is a has been a Clinical Nurse Specialist since 2002.  In that time, most of her experience has been in cardiovascular disease and heart failure.  She has been a member of OACNS since its start, except for 3 years while living in Wyoming.

Susan George, DNP, APRN-ACNP, CCNS: Susan is an Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Certified Critical Care CNS. She has been an employee of INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center since 1992, fulfilling various roles of increasing responsibility. She currently serves as a heart failure/mechanical circulatory support NP. In 2016, she was published twice in Dimensions of Critical Care Nursing with articles about reducing surgical site infections and integrating palliative care in an advanced heart failure program. She is also a Certified Heart Failure Nurse and has obtained her Cardiac Medicine Certification.

Stephanie Mowdy, APRN-CNS, CWOCN, CDE, CFCN: Stephanie is certified Clinical Nurse Specialist who received her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from the Oklahoma City University Kramer School of Nursing in 2017.  She received her Masters in Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist and became certified as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in 2008.  Stephanie moved to Oklahoma in 1987 and began practice at Valley View Regional Hospital.  She holds certifications as a Clinical Nurse Specialist, CWOCN (Certified Wound Ostomy and Continence Nurse), CDE (Certified Diabetes Educator), and CFCN (Certified Foot Care Nurse). After practicing in for 10 years in critical care, Stephanie began her practice in the field of wound care, and now practices at Mercy Hospital Ada as and APRN, caring for both inpatients and outpatients with advanced wound care needs.

Debbi McCullock DNP, MS, APRN-CNP, RN-BC: Debbi is a Family Nurse Practitioner. As an RN since 1987, and a Family Nurse Practitioner since 2005, her passion has been to care for the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their families. Her work and professional volunteer experience ranges from providing primary care in a free clinic for the homeless to end-of-life care in a state of the art facility. Also, disaster care in post-hurricane New Orleans and post-earthquake Port au Prince, and most recently opioid addicted patients in Oklahoma City. Her education includes a Doctor of Nursing Practice degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, a Master of Nursing degree from the University of Oklahoma, a Bachelor of Nursing degree from Southern Nazarene University and a Certificate of Global Health from Sparkman Center for Global Health at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Coussens, Caroline APRN-CNS: Caroline was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She came to Oklahoma to attend Oral Roberts University where she met her husband Brent (of almost 34 years) and obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing.  She earned a Master of Science degree in nursing as a Clinical Nurse Secialist from the University of Oklahoma. She is certified by the ANCC in Adult Health. She assumed her entire career would be specialized in Oncology, but this would not be the case. In the year 2001, she left her career in Oncology to embark on an incredible adventure – to start a free clinic for the uninsured in one of the neediest areas in the city of Tulsa. Seventeen years and thousands of patients later, The Tulsa Dream Center Medical Clinic continues to serve the uninsured adult population of North Tulsa.

Caroline is married, has 3 children and 5 grandchildren.  She enjoys spending time with her growing family.

Stephanie R. Moore, DNP, APRN, ACNS-BC: Stephanie is a Clinical Nurse Specialist certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center. She earned a Doctorate of Nursing Practice from Oklahoma City University, a Master of Science in Nursing degree as an Acute Care Clinical Nurse Specialist from the University of Oklahoma, and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree from East Central University. Stephanie has a diverse career as a CNS serving in nursing roles at hospitals in the Oklahoma and Kansas areas and as a faculty member at the University of Oklahoma. Her service includes membership on committees for Nursing Leadership, Academic Affairs, learning system management, continued education public service, and the Kansas State Board of Nursing Practice committee.  Currently, she serves as the Director for the Cancer Survivorship Support Program at Cancer Treatment Centers of America. She is a member of the Cancer Committee, the Breast Center of Excellence Leadership Board, a board member for the Oklahoma Association of Clinical Nurse Specialists, and a member of the NACNS Affiliate Committee.  Moore is married to her high school sweetheart and they have 2 daughters.  She enjoys spending time with her family and going to school activities in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. In addition, she volunteers as a Girl Scout leader in her community and mentors young women in her church.  In her spare time, she loves to knit!

Shiphrah Williams-Evans, PhD, PMHNP, BC, APRN-FNP, BC: Dr. Williams-Evans has been an Advanced Practice Nurse since 1996.  She first practiced as a Family Nurse Practitioner in a rural health clinic in the Mississippi. She also was instrumental in developing the first FNP Program in the Mississippi Delta. She became certified as a PMHNP in 2007. She has worked in inpatient and outpatient areas with the mental health population, including state facilities. She has recently taken the lead on the need for use of Board Certified PMHNP rather than other NPs who may want to work in this area in the state of Georgia, but are not specifically trained in the area of mental health care.  She has worked in academia since the 80s and currently works in an online PMHNP program.

Brandy Burgess, APRN-CNS, RN-MSN: Brandy Burgess has been passionate about health care her whole life. It started by helping her grandmother take care of her Nanny which translated into a lifelong love of nursing and gave her the drive to achieve her Advanced Practice Nursing Degree.  She started out as a nursing assistant, then was an LPN, then an RN and now an ARPN-CNS. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Nursing in 2016 with her Master's degree as an Adult Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist.  She is exceptionally proud of the goals she has achieved and the opportunities she has experienced so far. While the greater part of her career has been in critical care and pulmonology, which are her greatest passions, she has had the pleasure of working in many areas including intermediate care facilities, long-term acute care, home health, hospice, case management, physician offices, and as an educator. After more than 20 years of nursing, she is still excited to witness the patience, understanding, caring, and empathy that is expressed every day from those who dedicate their lives to caring for others.

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