Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 7:00 AM CDT
Friday, April 5, 2019 at 5:00 PM CDT

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Doubletree by Hilton Lisle Naperville 
3003 Corporate West Drive
Lisle, IL 60532

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Paula Rodriguez
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 Paula Rodriguez at registration@illinoisena.org. Special fees are extended for students enrolled in a pre-licensure nursing (RN) program. You must email Paula Rodriguez for information on how to register at the student rate:

General Sessions Only

ENA Member Early Bird (by 3/15) $115

ENA Member (after 3/15) $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

Deep Dive Session

Forensic Exam $50


Suture Workshop $40

Cancellations, Refunds, Transfers

To cancel your registration without cause, contact Paula Rodriguez at registration@illinoisena.org for a full refund, minus a non-refundable $25 administrative fee, on or before March 1, 2019. After this deadline, refunds are subject to the following Refund Policy:

General Sessions

If Cancelled By: Amount Refunded:

March 1 $115 (M), $220 (N)

March 8 $110 (M), $165 (N)

March 15 $65 (M), $110 (N)

March 22 $40 (M), $55 (N)

Advanced Clinical Program

If Cancelled By: Amount Refunded:

March 1 $175 (M), $195 (N)

March 8 $130 (M), $145 (N)

March 15 $90 (M), $100 (N)

March 22 $45 (M), $50 (N)

General Sessions and Advanced Clinical Program

If Cancelled By: Amt. Refunded:

March 1 $225 (M), $350 (N)

March 8 $170 (M), $260 (N)

March 15 $110 (M), $175 (N)

March 22 $55 (M), $90 (N)

(M): ENA Member (N): Nonmember

Pre-Session and Deep Dive Session

There are no refunds due to the administrative fee for the Suture Workshop or the Deep Dive Session.

Cancellations after March 22, 2019, 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 Paula Rodriguez at registration@illinoisena.org if you wish to transfer your registration to another person.

Hotel Conference Rates

Standard King (single or double) $107

Standard Double (single or double) $107

Reservations: (630) 505-0900 or online:

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Reservation Deadline: March 12, 2019. Subject to availability.


Illinois ENA 45th Annual Spring Symposium 2019

Join us for our 45th Annual Spring Symposium at the Doubletree by Hilton Lisle Naperville, Illinois, for the largest and best emergency nursing conference in the Midwest!

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


Thursday, April 4

7:30 - 8:30 AM:  Introduction to Suturing...Kurt Ortwig, MSN, ACNP

The hands-on procedural workshop will provide experience with suturing.

Deep Dive Session

Thursday, April 4

1:00 - 5:00 PM:  The Medical Forensic Exam: Thinking Outside the Box...Jaclyn Rodriguez, BSN, BS, RN, SANE-A

Thursday, April 4

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 - 9:00 AM  Check-In and On-Site Registration

7:00 - 9:00 AM  Exhibitors & Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00 AM  Advocating for the Role of the APC...Jenni Roberts, APC Director, Team Health Northeast Group

10:00 - 11:00 AM Clinical Considerations Using Joyce Adam's Guidelines When Providing Care to a Child with         Concerns for Sexual Assault/Abuse...Leslie Flament, MS, APN, CPNP-PC, SANE-P, CEN

11:00 - 12 Noon Toxicology and Overdose: Where Are We Now?...Giles W. Slocum, Pharm.D

12:00 - 1:00 PM  Lunch with Exhibitors and Student Posters

1:00 - 3:00 PM Move Over Doc, I Got This! Learning Advanced Procdures to Make a Better Nurse...Teri Campbell, RN, BSN, CEN, CFRN, TNS 

3:00 - 3:15 PM  Break

3:15 - 4:15 PM  Medical Marijuana, Inhalants and Your Patient: Up in Smoke...Daria C. Ruffalo, DNP, RN, CCRN, ACNP-CS

Welcome Party

Auction Fundraiser 5:00 PM

Annual Awards Presentation 

6:00 PM

Dinner 6:30 PM

DJ 7:00 PM

Celebrate the evening with your colleagues with complimentary dinner, a cash bar, auction, Annual Awards presentation, and a DJ. A $20 donation is requested per attendee to benefit emergency nursing scholarships through the ENA Foundation.

 Friday, April 5

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...Marites Gonzaga-Reardon, DNP, APN, CCNS, CEN

8:05 – 9:05 AM  Keynote Address

           101 - Yipee, Another Day in Paradise! Driving Negativity out of the Workplace...Liz Jazwiac, RN

9:05 – 10:15 AM  Exhibit Hall

10:15 – 11:15 AM  Breakout Sessions - 200s

201 - The "ixabans"- anticoagulation or bleeding sensation?...Marc McDowell, PharmD, BCPS

202 - The future of resuscitation, latest innovations, evidence, and new bundles of care...Kim Marie Macygin, MSN, RN, CEN, CFRN

203 - Strangulation: Assessment, Documentation, and Treatment for the Emergency Room Nurse...Allyson Cordoni, APN, CNP, SANE-A, Sane-P; Stacy Swon, BSN, RN, C-OB, SANE

11:25 AM - 12:25 PM Breakout Sessions - 300s

          301 - We're Going Where?...Leanna Cossman, RN, MSN, CEN, PHRN

          302 - Kids, car seats, and motor vehicle crashes - a case review...Karen M. Battaglia MSN, RN, CEN, TNCC, TNS

          303 - Project to Abstract to Poster: Successfully Managing the Process...Bev WeaverRN, MS, NE-BC; Vicki                    Bacidore, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CEN, TNS

12:25 - 1:10 PM  Lunch

1:10 - 1:40 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 - 400s

401 - EBP Winners:

      -- A Hospital-Wide Ultrasound-Guided IV Training Program: A Contribution from the ED/Sarah Feinsmith,               BSN, RN, CEN; Ashley Amick, MD; Amy Kahn, MSN, RN, CCRN; Valerie McDonald, BS

              -- Self-care at Work: All You Need are Strategies, Permission and Pixie Dust/Katherine M. Czyzewski, MSW,                       LCSW, SEP; Laura Proctor, MS, RN-BC; Rosemarie Nolazco, BSN, RN, TNS
              -- Reconceptualizing Care for a LeanER Sexual Assault Response: An Urban ED Experience/Marites                                  Gonzaga-Reardon, DNP, APRN, CCNS, CEN; Anna Candoleza, BSN, RN, CEN; Patricia Altman, MSN, RN,                        CEN; Yanina Purim-Shem-Tov, MD, MS, FACEP

           402 - The Sexual Assault Survivors Emergency Treatment Act: What is Changing and How to be                                              Successful...Jaclyn Rodriguez BSN, BS, RN, SANE- A 

403 - Advances in Acute Stroke...Deborah Lynch, MSN, RN, APRN, SCRN

2:45 – 3:45 PM Closing Address

501 - Truth vs Fiction: Emergency Medicine in Movies and TV...Bill D. Hampton, DO, FACOEP

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 March 29, 2019.

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