February 3, 2019 – February 5, 2019 Washington, D.C., District of Columbia
Lend your voice and work to make a difference for your patients and for the NP role! Whether you're a seasoned NP advocate or a novice in the legislative area, this is a unique opportunity to learn, network and make a measurable difference.
Lend your voice and work to make a difference for your patients and for the NP role! Whether you're a seasoned NP advocate or a novice in the legislative area, this is a unique opportunity to:
This conference sells out every year so don’t wait—register today to save your spot and make a lasting impact on the health of our nation!
The 2019 draft agenda is listed below. Check back soon for the final version of the 2019 agenda.
4:30-6:30 p.m.: Registration Operations Open
7 a.m.: Registration Operations Open and Breakfast
7:30 a.m.-8:20 a.m.: First-time Health Policy Attendees: What You Need to Know About Capitol Hill (1 contact hour)
8:20 a.m.-8:30 a.m.: Welcome Remarks and Introductions
8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: AANP Government Affairs Update (1 contact hour)
9:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Health Care Fraud (1 contact hour)
10:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: Networking Break and Unopposed Exhibit Time
10:45 a.m.-11:45 a.m.: Policy Issues Impacting Transgender Health (1 contact hour)
11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.: Lunch
1 p.m.-1:15 p.m.: Networking Break and Unopposed Exhibit Time
1:15 p.m.-2:15 p.m.: Impact of the Opioid Epidemic & Palliative Care (1 contact hour)
2:15 p.m.: Adjournment
7 a.m: Registration Operations Opens
7 a.m.-8 a.m.: Networking Breakfast Within States (1 contact hour)
8 a.m.-8:10 a.m.: Monday Morning Welcome
8:10 a.m.-9:10 a.m.: CMS Update: MACRA (1 contact hour)
9:10 a.m.-10:10 a.m.: Congressional Staff Panel (1 contact hour)
10:10 a.m.-11:10 a.m.: Federal Trade Commission Update (1 contact hour)
11:10 a.m.-11:30 a.m.: Networking Break and Unopposed Exhibit Time
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Keynote Speakers on The Current Political and Legislative Environment (1 contact hour)
12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.: Lunch and Non-CE Product Theater
1:45 p.m.-2:45 p.m.: Rural Health Session (1 contact hour)
2:45 p.m.-3 p.m.: Networking Break and Unopposed Exhibit Time
3 p.m.-4 p.m.: Fireside Chat with Mary Wakefield on the Importance of NPs in Primary Care (1 contact hour)
4 p.m.-5 p.m. Telehealth Session (1 contact hour)
5 p.m.: Adjournment
7 a.m.: Registration Operations Opens and Breakfast
8 a.m.: Welcome to Capitol Hill Day
8:15 a.m.-9:15 a.m.: Final Preparation for Hill Visits (1 contact hour)
Open Forum on Lobbying on Capitol Hill
9:15 a.m.: Gather With State Attendees and Head to Capitol Hill
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Congressional Visits (2.5 contact hours)
10:30 a.m.-3 p.m.: Congressional Visit Debriefing (1 contact hour)
Editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report and columnist for the National Journal, Charlie Cook Jr. will be the keynote speaker at the 2019 AANP Health Policy Conference.
Cook has appeared frequently on “ABC World News Tonight,” “CBS Evening News,” “NBC Nightly News” and ABC’s “This Week.” Since the 1990s, he has appeared over a dozen times on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Over the years, Cook served as an election night analyst for CBS, CNN and NBC, and since 1996, he has appeared on the “NBC Election Night Decision Desk” in New York.
In 1984, Cook founded the independent, non-partisan Cook Political Report. Now, with a staff of six, it is a publication that The New York Times once said was “a newsletter that both parties regard as authoritative,” while CBS News’ Bob Schieffer called it “the bible of the political community.” The late David Broder of The Washington Post, long considered “the Dean” of the Washington press corps, once wrote that Charlie Cook is “perhaps the best non-partisan tracker of Congressional races.”
In 2010, Cook was the co-recipient of the American Political Science Association’s prestigious Carey McWilliams Award to honor “a major journalistic contribution to our understanding of politics.” In 2013, he served as a resident fellow at the Institute of Politics at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government.
On Monday, February 5, Cook’s keynote address will offer his insight into Washington politics, the midterm elections and how the legislative landscape is shaping up in the new Congress.
As an AANP member, you can enjoy an exclusive conference rate!
Not an AANP member? You are welcome to attend at the non-member rate of $850.00.
Registration includes all sessions, announced meals and attendee materials.
Conference attendee packets should be picked up from the Registration Desk no later than 5 p.m. on Sunday, February 3, 2019. If you do not pick up your packet by that time, your congressional meetings will be canceled. If you need to make alternate arrangements for packet pick up, please contact AANP at 703-740-2529 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill is just steps from our nation's capital, giving attendees easy access to Michelin-starred restaurants, Union Station, the National Mall and much more.
All rooms in the AANP housing block are standard rooms at the special conference rate of $234.00 single/double occupancy, plus applicable state and local taxes and service or hotel-specific fees. This rate is available for standard rooms Saturday, February 2, 2019, through Wednesday, February 6, 2019.
All reservations must be made by Thursday, January 10, 2019. You may reserve your room online or by calling 800-233-1234. Please indicate that you will be attending the 2019 AANP Health Policy Conference. Reservations may be guaranteed with a major credit card. If you will be paying by check instead, a first night room deposit must be mailed to:
Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill
ATTN: Reservations Department
400 New Jersey Avenue NW
Washington, D.C. 20001
NOTE: Please include the event name (2019 AANP Health Policy Conference) and your guest name on your check.
Reservations must be cancelled 72 hours prior to your planned arrival by 3 p.m. ET to avoid a fee of one night's room rate plus taxes.
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, commonly known as National Airport, is located in Arlington County, Virginia, about 4 miles from downtown Washington, and is the closest airport to downtown Washington and the inner suburbs. National Airport is the most convenient of the area airports for visitors staying in the heart of the city or the inner suburbs.
The 2019 AANP Health Policy Conference is where health policy leaders in the NP community gather to address issues of importance to NPs and their patients. Valued for its unique policy insights and Hill Day experience, this conference has sold out several years in a row.
"The AANP Health Policy Conference brings policy experts together to increase awareness and provide insight on policy issues that impact the daily practice of NPs. The Health Policy Conference is an excellent way for NPs from across the United States to network, discuss policies and discover opportunities to remove barriers so that patients have full access to the high-quality care that NPs provide."
– AANP President, Joyce M. Knestrick, PhD, C-FNP, FAANP
Limited spaces are available at this conference, which provides exhibitors a more focused opportunity to engage with attendees. The 2019 Sponsorship & Exhibit Opportunities Brochure includes the Exhibit Space Rules and Regulations and the Exhibit Space Application, along with available sponsorship opportunities. View key demographic information, which includes past AANP conferences.
Non-continuing education (non-CE) product theaters for the 2019 AANP Health Policy Conference are available, as are many other marketing opportunities. If you are interested in ways to connect with NPs and deliver your message to them during this important conference, please email email@example.com, or contact Jill St.Pierre at 607-674-5768 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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