Thursday, April 19, 2018 at 8:00 AM CDT
Friday, April 20, 2018 at 4:00 PM CDT

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Hilton Lisle-Naperville Hotel 
3003 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, IL 60532

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Kathleen Richmond
Illinois Emergency Nurses Association

Registration Fees

You must be a current member of the Emergency Nurses Association to be eligible for member fees. ENA members must indicate their ENA membership number for the member rate. Your member number can be found by visiting ena.org. If you cannot register with your member number, email Kathleen Richmond at registration@illinoisena.org. Special fees are extended for students enrolled in a pre-licensure nursing (RN) program. You must email Kathleen Richmond for information on how to register at the student rate:

General Sessions Only

ENA Member Early Bird (by 3/16) $115

ENA Member (after 3/16) $150 

Nonmember $220

Nursing Student (pre-RN) $80

Advanced Clinical Program Only

ENA Member $175

AAENP Member $175

Nonmember $195

Advanced Clinical Program & General Sessions Combined

ENA Member $225 

Nonmember $350


Ultrasound Workshop $15

CEN Review

ENA Member $199

Nonmember $249

Cancellations, Refunds, Transfers

To cancel your registration without cause, contact Kathleen Richmond at registration@illinoisena.org for a full refund, minus a non-refundable $25 administrative fee, on or before March 16, 2018. After this deadline, refunds are subject to the following Refund Policy:

General Sessions

If Cancelled By: Amount Refunded:

March 16 $115 (M), $220 (N)

March 19 $110 (M), $165 (N)

March 26 $65 (M), $110 (N)

April 8 $40 (M), $55 (N)

Advanced Clinical Program

If Cancelled By: Amount Refunded:

March 16 $175 (M), $195 (N)

March 19 $130 (M), $145 (N)

March 26 $90 (M), $100 (N)

April 8 $45 (M), $50 (N)

General Sessions and Advanced Clinical Program

If Cancelled By: Amt. Refunded:

March 16 $225 (M), $350 (N)

March 19 $170 (M), $260 (N)

March 26 $110 (M), $175 (N)

April 8 $55 (M), $90 (N)

(M): ENA Member (N): Nonmember


There are no refunds due to the administrative fee for the Ultrasound Workshop. The CEN Review has a separate refund policy.

Cancellations after April 8, 2018, will not be eligible for a refund. There are no refunds for student fees. No refund may exceed the amount paid.

In the event that you are unable to attend the meeting, your registration is transferable at no additional charge. Contact Kathleen Richmond at registration@illinoisena.org if you wish to transfer your registration to another person.

Hotel Conference Rates

Standard King (single or double) $105

Standard Double (single or double) $105

 For discounted rate, mention the group code CIEN.

Reservations: (630) 505-0900 or online:

To reserve online, visit http://group.hilton.com/illinoisemergencynursesassociation. Enter arrival date and time. Enter CIEN under the "Group Code."

Reservation Deadline: March 27, 2018. Subject to availability.


Illinois ENA 44th Annual Spring Symposium 2018

Join us for our 44th Annual Spring Symposium at the Hilton Lisle-Naperville Hotel in Lisle, Illinois, for the largest and best emergency nursing conference in the Midwest!


The following optional pre-sessions require separate registration and do not require registration for the Advanced Clinical Program or General Sessions.

Thursday, April 19

7:30 - 9:30 AM  Bard Implementation of an Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral IV Program, Debra Boyce, RN, BSN, CRNI, VA-BC, Sponsored Session (Eligible for CERP credit)

The hands-on procedural workshop will review various types of vascular access using ultrasound.

Wednesday, April 18 - Thursday, April 19


7:00 AM - 5:00 PM  Illinois ENA CEN® Review

This two-day course will review the essentials of emergency nursing practice and prepare nurses to take the Certified Emergency Nurse (CEN) exam through BCEN®. Register for the CEN Review here.

Thursday, April 19

Advanced Clinical Program

Illinois ENA has created the Advanced Clinical Program for experienced emergency nurses and advanced practice nurses who seek more in-depth information. The Advanced Clinical Program does not require advanced educational degrees or licensure for attendance.

7:00 - 10:00 AM  Check-In and On-Site Registration

8:00 - 10:00 AM  Exhibitors & Breakfast

10:00 - 11:00 AM  Emergency Management of the Psychiatric Patient, Eric Roberts, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-BC

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Opioid Prescribing: A Pharmacology Review and Practical Considerations for Special Populations, Gary D. Peksa, PharmD, BCPS

12:00 - 1:00 PM  Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 PM  Toxidromes: The Clinical Differential Diagnosis of Poisoning, Mike Wahl, MD, FACEP, FACMT and Cynthia Howard, MS, BSN, RN, CSPI

2:00 - 3:00 PM  Pediatric Zebras: When Kids are Just Kids, Tresa E. Zielinski, DNP, RN, APN-NP, CPNP-C

3:15 - 4:15 PM  Pulling the Trigger: Making Those Final Decisions on Patient Management, Elda G. Ramirez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN

4:15 - 5:15 PM  Procedure Sedation & Analgesia in the ED, William D. Hampton, DO, FACOEP

Networking Opportunities

Auction 5:30 PM


Annual Awards Presentation 

6:00 PM


Dinner 6:30 PM


DJ 7:00 PM


New! Celebrate the evening with your colleagues with complimentary dinner, a cash bar, auction, Annual Awards presentation, and a DJ. A $15 donation is requested per attendee to benefit emergency nursing scholarships through the ENA Foundation.

Friday, April 20

General Sessions

6:45 – 8:05 AM Check In and On Site Registration

7:00 – 8:00 AM  Exhibit Hall with Breakfast

8:00 – 8:05 AM  Welcome, Nicholas Nelson, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, CTRN, CCRN, NRP

8:05 – 9:05 AM  Keynote Address 101Disaster: Preparation, Rescue and the Forgotten, Elda G. Ramirez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN

9:05 – 10:15 AM  Exhibit Hall

10:20 AM – 12:20 PM  Breakout Sessions - 200s

201 - Creating a Welcoming Environment for Transgender Patients, Jennifer Leinenger, MEd

202 - Performing a Medical Forensic Exam: From Head to Toe, Jaclyn Rodriguez, BSN, BS, RN, SANE-A

203 - Peds Bounce Backs: Remember the Patient You Saw the Other Day, William D. Hampton, DO, FACOEP

12:25 - 1:05 PM  Lunch

1:05 - 1:35 PM  Poster Sessions

 Evidence based practice scientific posters are on display during the Illinois ENA Spring Symposium. Take advantage of this opportunity to review current projects on relevant emergency nursing topics. The authors will be present to discuss their studies at specified times. Viewing the poster session may earn participants contact hours.

1:40 – 2:40 PM Breakout Sessions - 300s

301 - Oh No She Isn't! Delivery Emergencies, Teri Campbell, BSN, RN, CEN, CFRN

302 - The Synergy Campaign: To Decrease Workplace Bullying and Incivility, Jennifer M. Grenier, DNP, RN-BC

303 - EBP Winners

Improving Emergency Department Initial Patient Assessments through Multidisciplinary Simulation, Allison Helmerichs, RN, CEN
Effective Onboarding of New ED Graduate Nurses, Carol Tulley, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TNS
ED Fall Prevention Bundle - "Please Wear Yellow", Mindi Robles, BSN, RN, CEN, TNS, SANE-A
i-Team, Jennifer Pirrello, BSN, RN, TCRN

2:50 – 3:00 PM Closing Remarks, Nicholas Nelson, MS, RN, CEN, CPEN, TCRN, CTRN, CCRN, NRP

3:00 – 4:00 PM Closing Address

401 - Emergency Nursing Jeopardy: Pediatrics, William D. Hampton, DO, FACOEP


Teri Campbell, BSN, RN, CEN, CFRN, Flight Nurse, University of Chicago, IL

Jennifer M. Grenier, DNP, RN-BC, Director, Acute In-Patient Rehabilitation Hospital, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

William D. Hampton, DO, FACOEP, Emergency Physician, Holy Family Memorial, Manitowoc, WI

Cynthia Howard, MS, BSN, RN, CSPI, Certified Specialist in Poison Information, Illinois Poison Center, Chicago, IL

Jennifer Leininger, MEd, Program Coordinator, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, IL

Gary D. Peksa, PharmD, BCPS, Clinical Pharmacy Specialist, Emergency Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Elda G. Ramirez, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAEN, FAANP, FAAN, Professor of Clinical Nursing, University of Texas-Houston Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Eric Roberts, DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-BC, Assistant Professor, Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing, Maywood, IL

Jaclyn Rodriguez, BSN, BS, RN, SANE-A, State SANE Coordinator, Office of the Illinois Attorney General, Chicago, IL

 Carol Tulley, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TNS, Clinical Educator, Emergency Department, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL

 Mike Wahl, MD, FACEP, FACMT, Medical Director, Illinois Poison Center, Chicago, IL

Tresa E. Zielinski, DNP, RN, APN-NP, CPNP-C, Advanced Practice Nurse, Emergency Department, Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL

Poster Session

James Bentley, BSN, RN, CEN, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Kyle T. Bergan, DNP, RN, CEN, West Suburban Medical Center, Oak Park, IL

Sara E. Chakour, BSN, RN, CEN, TNS, Loyola Gottlieb Memorial Hospital, Melrose Park, IL

Allison Helmrichs, RN, CEN, Memorial Medical Center, Springfield, IL

Rosemarie Nolazco, BSN, RN, TNS, Northwestern Medicine Delnor Hospital, Geneva, IL

Jennifer Pirrello, BSN, RN, TCRN, Swedish American Hospital, Chicago, IL

Christina Reckard, BSN, RN, CEN, Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center, Chicago, IL

Mindi Robles, BSN, RN, CEN, TNS, SANE-A, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL

Carol Tulley, MSN, RN, CEN, CPEN, TNS, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL

Beverly Weaver McLaughlin, MS, RN, CEN, Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children, Maywood, IL

Contact Hours

This activity will be submitted to the Emergency Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The Emergency Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

Sponsored pre-sessions may not be eligible for accredited continuing education credit. Continuing education recognition points (CERP) credit will be issued for participation in pre-sessions.


On occasion, an Illinois ENA photographer may take photos of participants at the Illinois ENA Spring Symposium or of people participating in the Spring Symposium functions or activities. Please be aware thatthese photos are for Illinois ENA use only and may appear in Illinois ENA symposium/educational programs, brochures, newsletter or on the Illinois ENA website, in other Illinois ENA materials or as part of Illinois ENA media outreach efforts. Your attendance constitutes your permission and consent for this photography. 

Americans with Disabilities Act

If you require special materials or services as covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act, please email president@illinoisena.org by April 15, 2018.