Specialty & Leadership Details

Connect with top NPs in a variety of specialties, enhance your education, and earn up to 21.25 contact hours of CE. On top of all that, you’ll be surrounded by beautiful fall foliage.

September 28-October 1, 2017
Reno, NV

"It’s large enough to attract national experts and small enough to allow 1:1 conversation to discuss specific questions."
- Deborah Kiley DNP, ANP, FAANP, Longtime AANP member


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Reno Tahoe

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  • With 77,000+ NPs, we’re by far the largest NP organization

We know the NP world - what's happening now and what's coming next - and we're well suited to lead important conversations.



4 Areas of Focus

Acute Care

  • Acute Care Pharmacology Update 2017
  • Acute Postoperative Pain: New Emphasis on Multimodal Management
  • Sepsis: Catch Me If You Can!
  • Turning Brain Injury Evaluation and Management into a "No Brainer"
  • How to Succeed in Ventilation Without Intubation
  • MRI/CT Interpretation & Case Management: Best Choices for Diagnosis
  • What Everyone Ought to Know about Heart Failure & Preventing Readmissions
  • Workload, Quality, Burnout: Improving the Lives of Patients and Providers through Interprofessional Practice
  • Ultrasound: Emergent and Critical Care Applications for the Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Acute Care Surgical Case Studies: Caring for Patients with Common Surgical Issues
  • It Is Liberating to Extubate: Strategies to Decrease Ventilator Days
  • Reimbursement for NPs in Acute Care: Do You Know the Rules
  • Acute Hypoxemic Respiratory Failure
  • Delirium and Dementia in the ICU
  • Shock Recognition and Initial Management for the ER and ICU Provider
  • Infectious Disease: An Update for the Acute Care Provider
  • Early Mobility in the Acute Care Ventilated Patient

Business/Health Policy/Leadership

  • Refreshing NP Faculty Skills
  • Policy Implications for NPs:The Big (somewhat fuzzy) Picture
  • Federal Government Affairs Update
  • Getting Started with the Quality Payment Program: A Review of MIPS & APMs
  • The National Model for FPA: The VA APRN Regulation
  • The Role of a Nurse Practitioner in Telehealth
  • Competency Development and Leadership in Practice
  • Make it Your BUSINESS: Blogging, Podcasting & Social Media Marketing in Practice
  • HIPAA Issues and the Nurse Practitioner: What You Need to Know
  • Reflective Practice: What It Is, and Why It's Important
  • Understanding Legal Issues Affecting Nurse Practitioners
  • The Preceptor Challenge is Real: Cultivating Relationships for the Future
  • Answering the Call to Serve: Running for Office
  • Human Resource Management: How to build successful healthcare work teams
  • Building Consensus in Coalitions: Persuasion, Persistence & Patience
  • Regulation & Policy Impacting NP Practice
  • NP Credentialing: Set Your House in Order


  • Appetite Regulation and the Pathogenesis of Adiposopathy (Obesity)
  • Intensive Lifestyle Intervention in the Treatment of Obesity
  • Nutrition: The Function of Food and Its Role in Obesity Management
  • Pharmacotherapy in Treatment of Obesity
  • Surgical Treatment of Obesity: Today & Tomorrow
  • Pediatric Obesity Treatment: A Clinical, Physiological, and Programmatic Approach
  • Addressing Obesity Complications
  • Reducing Barriers to Treatment: Billing, Bias & Advocacy
  • Applying Guidelines in Everyday Practice: From OMA to ADA
  • Implementing 2017 ADA Guidelines into Clinical Practice
  • Current Diabetes Medications: Tips of Prioritizing and Combining
  • Pumps & Sensors: Using Bells and Whistles to Intensify Insulin
  • New Advances for Old Complications: From Depression to Retinopathy to Diabetic Foot Ulcers
  • Getting to the Heart of Diabetes: New Hope for CVD Risk in Patients with Diabetes
  • Managing Diabetes During Acute Illnesses/Disease Processes
  • The Aging and Geriatric Patient & Diabetes Mellitus
  • Evolving Technology to Better Manage Your Patient with Diabetes

Pain Management/Opioid Use Disorder

  • Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Pain in 2017: Keeping It Between the Lines
  • Integrative Strategies for Pain Management: Biobehavioral & Supplemental
  • Managing Acute Pain in the Hospitalized Patient: PCA, Epidural Infusion Nerve Blocks
  • Primary Care Injectable Pain Management Strategies: Upper Extremity
  • Primary Care Injectable Pain Management Strategies: Lower Extremity
  • Difficult Conversations & Patient Engagement: Stopping Opioids, Terminating Care
  • Neuropathic Pain: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis, and Treatment of Common Conditions
  • Opiod Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives: Part 1
  • Opioid Prescribing: Safe Practice, Changing Lives: Part 2
  • Managing Opioid Use Disorder Patients
  • Buprenorphine for Pain Management & Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Regulatory Issues in Pain Management: Avoiding Practice Breakdown
  • Adolescent Substance Abuse: How to Recognize, Screen & Treat the Minor Patient
  • Acute Pain Management in the Patient on Medication Assisted Treatment
  • Protecting Your Practice When Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain: Guideline-Based Screening, Monitoring, and Go/No Go Decision
  • Non-Opioid Pharmacology for Pain Management
  • Cannabis 101: What Does It Mean for Your Practice?

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Rates & Registration

  • Members enjoy discounted costs:
    • NP $475
    • Associate $475
    • Student $350
    • Post- Masters Student $350
    • Career Starter $350
    • Retired $350
  • Non-Member: $620 (Join today and save)


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Housing Information

The Peppermill Resort Spa Casino is the site for the AANP 2017 Specialty & Leadership Conference.

The AANP housing block is now full. Contact the Peppermill directly at 800-282-2444 for current availability and rates. Rooms may also be available at other area hotels. 

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