3rd Annual RhAPP National Conference

Scottsdale, AZ US


Thank you for joining us at the 3rd Annual RhAPP National Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona! 

Rheumatology Advanced Practice Providers (RhAPP) is an initiative dedicated to developing educational programs, providing professional advancement services, and assembling resources for—and guided by—advanced practice providers (APPs).

*Please use the same email used to register for our conference!

Please select “Register/Take Course” to complete the following:

  • Pre-Test
  • Post-Test
  • Program Evaluation

Upon completion, you will receive your accreditation certificate.

  • The Pre-Test will close on Friday, September 9, at 11:59 PM MST.
  • The post-program activities will become available on Saturday, September 10, at 3:00 PM MST.

Target Audience

Nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and PharmDs involved in the management of patients with rheumatic disease.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, participants should be better able to:

  • Describe current screening, diagnosis, and management options for patients with rheumatic disease.
  • Optimize treatment results for patients with rheumatic disease.
  • Compare and contrast currently available treatment modalities for rheumatic disease.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 10.75 AAPA
  • 10.75 ACPE
  • 10.75 ANCC
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort at Gainey Ranch
7500 E Doubletree Ranch Road
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
United States

Course Directors

Naomi Amudala, MSN, FNP-BC
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Jessica Farrell, PharmD
Albany Medical Center Division of Rheumatology
Albany, New York

Danielle Gatti-Palumbo, Pharm.D., BCACP, AAHIVP
Northwell Health Rheumatology
Great Neck, New York

Kyle George, PA-C
Idaho Arthritis Center
Meridian, Idaho

Elizabeth (Betsy) Kirchner, CNP, RN-BC
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Amanda Mixon, PA-C
Colorado Center for Arthritis and Osteoporosis
Longmont, Colorado

Monica Richey, MSN, ANP-BC
Northwell Health
New York, New York

Wendy Simmons, PA-C, DFAAPA
Carolina Arthritis Associates
Wilmington, North Carolina

Patricia Travis, CNP
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio

Christy Vath, PA-C
Seattle Rheumatology Associates
Seattle, Washington

Featured Faculty

Rana Aoufe, PA-C
Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates
Gilbert, Arizona

Eric Campbell, PA-C
Oklahoma Arthritis Center
Edmond, Oklahoma

Cassie Dolecki, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Heather Finlayson, PA-C
Colorado Arthritis Associates
Lakewood, Colorado

Jackie Fritz, RN, BSN, MSN, CNS, PHN, RN-BC
Medical Advancement Center
Los Alamitos, California

Kris Giani, PA-C
OPA Rheumatology
Wasilla, Alaska

Tanya Golovanoff, PharmD, BCSCP
Poudre Infusion Therapy LLC
Fort Collins, Colorado

Jeannette Stuart Hart, PA-C MCHS
Kadlec Regional Medical Center and Clinics
Kennewick, Washington

Michelle Hicks, MSN, RN, FNP-C
St Luke's Adult and Children's Rheumatology
Boise, Idaho

Vanessa Hill, NP-C
Whitaker Clinic of UAB Hospital
Birmingham, Alabama

Brandon Ko, APRN, DNP, C-PNP
University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Christopher Kottenstette, PA-C
Colorado Spine Institute
Johnstown, Colorado

Robert Laugherty, JD, MBA, PA-C
Brackett Rheumatology
Chattanooga, Tennessee

Eileen Lydon, ANPC-BC
NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital
New York, New York

Andrea Mace, PA-C
Arlington Orthopedic Associates, LLC
Arlington, Texas

Nate Mathews, RMSK
Vista Healthcare
St. George, Utah

Jennifer McGill, PA-C
Tufts Community Care Rheumatology
Reading, Massachusetts

Tony Mixon, PharmD
University of Colorado Health Northern Colorado
Fort Collins, Colorado

Ingrid Pan, PharmD
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, Colorado

Cathy Patty-Resk, NP
Wayne Pediatrics
Detroit, Michigan

Holly Reid, CPNP-PC
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, Colorado

Candace Ryan, PA-C
Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates
Glendale, Arizona

Brittany Sedlacek, PA-C
Orthopedic Physicians Alaska
Anchorage, Alaska

Erin Siceloff, PA-C
Arthritis and Osteoporosis Consultants of the Carolinas
Charlotte, North Carolina

Jennifer Simpson, DNP
Arizona Arthritis and Rheumatology Associates
Phoenix, Arizona

Katie Springer, PA-C
Northwestern Medical Group / Rheumatology
Lake Forest, Illinois

Michelle Sutter, CPNP-PC
Children’s Hospital Colorado
Aurora, Colorado

Iris Zink, MSN, RN, ANP-BC, RN-BC
Lansing Rheumatology
East Lansing, Michigan

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

All individuals in control of the content of continuing education activities provided by the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower (Annenberg Center) are required to disclose to the audience all relevant financial relationships related to the content of the presentation or enduring material. Full disclosure of all relevant financial relationships will be made in writing to the audience prior to the activity. All other staff at the Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Rheumatology Advanced Practice Providers (RhAPP) have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Learner Assurance Statement

The Annenberg Center is committed to mitigating all relevant financial relationships that could arise as a result of individuals who control activity content and who have relevant financial relationships with ACCME-defined ineligible companies. The Annenberg Center is committed to retaining only those individuals with relevant financial relationships that can be reconciled with the goals and educational integrity of the CE activity.



In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower and Rheumatology Advanced Practice Providers. Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


A maximum of 10.75 ANCC contact hours may be earned for successful completion of this activity.


This activity is designated for up to 10.75 contact hours (1.075 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy credit. Credit will be provided to the NABP CPE Monitor within 60 days after the activity completion. 


AAPA Accreditation Statement

Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 10.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.




Special Requests

The event staff will be glad to assist you with any special needs (i.e. physical, dietary, etc.). Please contact us prior to the event at https://www.rhapp.org/contact.


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 This activity is supported by an educational grant provided by Janssen Biotech, Inc.

Available Credit

  • 10.75 AAPA
  • 10.75 ACPE
  • 10.75 ANCC
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