2020 AANP National Conference

Let the Good Times Roll at the 2020 AANP National Conference in New Orleans!
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June 23, 2020 – June 28, 2020 New Orleans, Louisiana

CE: Up to 40 contact hours
CE pending approval; choose from 400+ sessions and workshops.

Don't miss out on the biggest nurse practitioner (NP) event of the year: the 2020 AANP National Conference (#AANP20). With the theme NPs: Jazzing it up in The Big Easy, you know it'll be a week to remember! Whether you want to explore history and haunts, shopping and swamps or food and fun, there are countless opportunities to make memories alongside thousands of your NP colleagues. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) invites you to enjoy the legendary hospitality of New Orleans while earning up to 40 hours of CE credit; joining discussions on current state and federal legislative, regulatory and practice issues; and making lasting connections with NPs of every specialty. Come see why #AANP20 is the place to be this June! The 2020 AANP National Conference will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, located at 900 Convention Center Boulevard, New Orleans, LA 70130.

Event Details
  • Why Attend the 2020 AANP National Conference?

    Experience the Nation's Largest Conference for NPs of All Specialties

    • Select from hundreds of sessions and workshops showcasing the diversity of the NP role.
    • Participate in more than 20 skill-enhancing workshops throughout the conference.
    • Earn up to 40 contact hours of continuing education (CE) credit, pending approval by AANP (includes all sessions Tuesday through Sunday).
    • Join discussions on current national, state and local legislative, regulatory and practice issues affecting NPs.
    • Find opportunities for national and international collegial networking—including the AANP Charity Golf Outing.
    • Take part in Industry Supported and Sponsored Events with food service, including CE Symposia and Non-CE Product Theaters.

    View the Registration Brochure


    “I've enjoyed networking with people all around the country and meeting people at conferences. All of the locations have been really fun places to go and there's been a lot of entertainment. I love hearing the stories people tell during this conference, seeing all of the different backgrounds that people have and learning what they're doing.” — JoAnn F., Missouri, Member since 1993

    AANP Mission and Conference Objectives

    The mission of AANP is to empower all NPs to advance quality health care through practice, education, advocacy, research and leadership. Through the annual national conference, AANP will:

    • Provide expert faculty presentations of current, practical, clinically oriented and evidence-based practice information that considers the roles of all NPs; addresses a diversity of topics and presenters; and reflects the diversity of the NP community and of the patients they serve.
    • Provide opportunities for advanced education through state-of-the-art, skill-enhancing workshops and the latest, evidence-based research.
    • Discuss current national, state and local legislative, regulatory and practice issues that affect NPs, providing actionable insight and tools to effect positive change.
    • Provide national and international opportunities for collegial networking with NPs of all practice settings, therapeutic areas and backgrounds.
    • Provide opportunities to enhance cross-cultural intelligence and increase self-awareness through inclusive, culturally competent clinical sessions.
  • Registration Information

    Registration Information

    How to Register

    Online

    Log in with your aanp.org username and password and follow the simple online instructions.

    Register Online Now


    Registration Fees

    Did you know AANP members save enough on conference registration to more than fully pay for their membership dues? Become a member today and claim your national conference discount!

    Full Conference Registration (June 23–28, 2020)

    Member Type

    Fee if Received Before
    May 11, 2020

    Fee if Received After
    May 11, 2020

    NP Member

    $595

    $645

    Associate Member

    $595

    $645

    Student Member

    $195

    $245

    Post Master’s Student Member

    $515

    $565

    Career Starter Member

    $370

    $420

    Retired Member

    $370

    $420

    Non-member

    $755

    $805


    One-day Registration*

    Member Type

    Fee if Received Before
    May 11, 2020

    Fee if Received After
    May 11, 2020

    NP Member

    $360

    $410

    Associate Member

    $360

    $410

    Student Member

    $195

    $245

    Post Master’s Student Member

    $320

    $370

    Career Starter Member

    $245

    $295

    Retired Member

    $245

    $295

    Non-member

    $425

    $475

    *Please note, if you plan to attend one or more workshops, you will be charged the applicable one-day or full registration fee

    Early Bird Prize Drawing

    Register Before March 16, 2020

    Complete your 2020 conference registration and hotel reservation now to be eligible for valuable Early Bird prizes! To be eligible, you must:

    • Be an AANP NP, Student, Post Master’s Student, Career Starter, Associate or Retired Member and paid registrant attending the entire conference.
    • Have a current, valid phone number and email address on file in your AANP account.
    • Stay for at least five nights between Monday, June 22, and Sunday, June 28, at one of the AANP housing block hotels. Please ensure you use the same name for conference registration and hotel reservations.
    • Register for conference and complete your hotel reservation on or before Monday, March 16, 2020.

    1st PRIZE: Five nights of hotel stay at an AANP Housing Block hotel.
    2nd PRIZE: A five-year NP membership with AANP.
    3rd PRIZE: A refund of your 2020 conference registration fee.
    4th PRIZE
    : A $500 gift card.
    5th PRIZE: A $200 gift card with 32GB Fire HD8 with Alexa.
    6th PRIZE
    : A $100 gift card.

    Winners will be notified, announced in AANP communications and named on this page no later than Monday, April 13, 2020.


    “Whenever I come to AANP for conference, it’s like coming home to family.”
    —Barbara P., MN, GNP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, Member since 2001

    Registration Questions

    Cancellation and registration policies may be found in the terms and conditions tab. If you have a question about registration, please contact AANP at:

    Email: conference@aanp.org
    Phone: 512-442-4262
    9 a.m.–5 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays
    Fax: 512-442-6469
    Mail: American Association of Nurse Practitioners
    P.O. Box 12846
    Austin, TX 78711

  • Keynote Speakers

    Hear From Exciting Keynote Speakers

    Opening General Session

    Erik Wahl is an internationally recognized artist, TED speaker and No. 1 bestselling author. His breakthrough experience as an artist and entrepreneur has translated into making him into one of the most sought-after corporate speakers on the circuit today.

    On stage, Wahl's keynote experience creates a dynamic, multidimensional metaphor for how to systematically embrace innovation and risk. His message: Disruption is the new normal, and businesses must embrace creativity in a wholesale fashion or risk being left behind. Wahl's presentation inspires organizations to be increasingly agile and outlines how to use disruption as a competitive advantage. Some companies will be disrupted, while others will choose to be the disruptor. Choose wisely.

    His new book, "The Spark and the Grind," activates the essential components of translating ideas into action. His breakthrough thinking has earned praise from the likes of top influencers in both art and business. Wahl's previous book, a bestseller called "Unthink," was hailed by Forbes magazine as, "the blueprint to actionable creativity," and by Fast Company magazine as “provocative with a purpose.”

    The Warhol of Wall Street, the Renoir of ROI, the Picasso of Productivity, the Jobs of … well, Jobs, Wahl discovered an alarming truth early in his career as a partner in a corporate firm: Organizations that encouraged the mental discipline of creativity did better than those that did not put innovation as a priority mission. So, he set out to challenge companies to change their way of thinking.

    In the meantime, inspired by street art, he became an acclaimed graffiti artist — though he has since stopped selling his works for personal gain and instead uses his art to raise money for charities. His keynote is where his passion for business growth and art converge into a fascinating performance.

    Wahl's list of clients includes AT&T, Disney, London School of Business, Microsoft, FedEx, Exxon Mobil, Ernst & Young and XPrize. Learn more and watch Wahl in action.


    General Session: Legislative Update

    What do International Paper, The American Kennel Club, Southwest Airlines and AANP have in common? They have all turned to Amy Showalter for her expertise and motivation to elevate their government relations influence. Showalter is a grassroots and political action committee (PAC) influence expert who founded The Showalter Group to help associations and corporations increase their grassroots and PAC effectiveness. In fact, over 85% of her long-term consulting clients have experienced an increase in budget, staff and senior management recognition after collaborating with her.

    She has galvanized thousands of grassroots evangelists and staff for her clients who want to advance their cause politically. For nine years, she directed the efforts of the highly acclaimed Nationwide Insurance Civic Action Program (CAP). During her tenure, more than 2,000 public affairs professionals across the country ranked Nationwide’s program as one of the top two corporate grassroots programs in the country.

    Showalter's blog, Politicking the Bottom Line, was published on Forbes.com, and she currently is a columnist for Bloomberg Government and Lobbyblog.com. More than 500 media outlets have featured her insights, including the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Times, Politico, CNN, Money.com, Foxnews.com, CNBC.com and Roll Call. She is the author of “The Underdog Edge: How Everyday People Change the Minds of the Powerful ... and Live to Tell About It” and “The Art and Science of the BFF: 105 Ways to Build Relationships on the Hill, at the State House, and in City Hall," which has sold more than 16,000 copies. Showalter also is the Executive Editor of Creating and Managing an Association Government Relations Program, published by the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE).

    More than 3,000 government relations professionals subscribe to her Roots of Success newsletter. She is the Co-Founder and Producer of Innovate to Motivate®, a conference for veteran political involvement professionals.

    She has served as a faculty member at the U.S. Chamber’s Institute for Organization Management and as a guest lecturer at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. Showalter has served in several national government relations leadership positions, as a past Chairman of ASAE’s Government Relations Section Council, as a board member of the Washington Area State Relations Group and as a board member of the Association of Government Relations Professionals.

    Showalter has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wright State University and an Master of Science in Administration from Central Michigan University.

    She and her husband, Randy Boyer, coexist with their rescue dog, Eli, and Finnegan, the “mystery dog” in the greater Cincinnati area. Finnegan is a certified therapy dog, and he and Showalter are regular visitors at the Cincinnati Ronald McDonald House and participate in the “Barks and Books” program at the Clermont County Library.


    General Session: Saturday Keynote

    Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Katie Duke left in her mid-20s to pursue a feeling inside her that there was, “something greater out there." That feeling led her to New York City. New York proved to be the right move for Duke. It was the energy of the city that inspired her to find her purpose, leave a very abusive relationship, complete her education and gain opportunities that opened up new chapters in her life.

    One of those chapters was being a featured emergency room nurse on the prime-time ABC medical documentary series “NY MED” and its spinoff, “NY ER,” on the Oprah Winfrey Network, TLC and Discovery Life channels. Albeit she had a controversial turn on "NY Med" related to a post on social media, she realized that the best way to work through life’s tough lessons is to own your mistakes. For the last six years, she has been dedicated to leading others by sharing her good and bad experiences and lessons and by empowering others to embrace and grow from their not-so-glorious moments.

    Duke started with an associate degree in nursing from Goldfarb School of Nursing at Barnes-Jewish Hospital College in St. Louis, and she finished her BSN at City University of New York-Hunter College. She completed her education with a Master of Science in Nursing as an Adult Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner from Columbia University.

    Duke has 15 years' experience in nursing, with the last four years spent working as a board-certified acute care nurse practitioner (ACNP) specializing in inpatient cardiology and cardiac surgery in New York City at Mount Sinai Hospital, one of the nation’s top hospitals.

    In addition to her full-time career as an NP, she also serves as a clinical preceptor to NYU ACNP graduate students, an editorial contributor, a motivational speaker, a mentor, an agency-represented social media influencer, host of the “Bad Decisions Podcast” and founder of the “Duke It Up Event,” which is an empowerment and mentoring workshop.

    Duke is respected most for her authentic, raw transparency and relatable content focusing on motivation, lifestyle and professional career insights and guidance. In 2019, the Katie Duke + Cherokee Uniforms Collection launched, making it the first collaborative scrubs collection in the world between a medical apparel brand and a nursing professional. The collection is an affordable, functional and all-inclusive size line of trendy and classic pieces for all health care providers.

    Over the course of building her personal platform, she has worked with global brands such as Cherokee Uniforms, Laneige, Prudential Financial, Clinique, Magee Women’s Research Institute, Nestle Boost Nutrition, Match.com, Dentyne, Kaplan NCLEX Prep, Anisa Beauty, Panera, Jet.com, SoFi Financial, Littmann Stethoscopes, Swimsuits For All, Easy Spirit, Nurses Travel Network and more. Duke has been featured in global women’s empowerment media campaigns alongside Ashley Graham, Brooke Shields and Angela Simmons.

    In addition to continuing her inpatient NP career, Duke’s two-year goals include authoring a book about embracing your bad decisions and mistakes as a stepping stone to success, expanding her motivational event series, growing her collection with Cherokee Uniforms and branching into lifestyle products to help the everyday professional woman find work-life balance.

  • CE Sessions, Posters and Events

    Learn and Network With Your Fellow NPs

    Educational Sessions

    AANP is pleased to present more than 450 sessions and workshops, available Tuesday, June 23, through Sunday, June 28.

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    CE and Pharmacology Hours

    The program is pending approval for CE and pharmacology credit by AANP. Up to 40 contact hours of CE will be offered (includes all sessions Tuesday–Sunday).

    Presentation Handouts

    The link to access presentation handouts will be emailed to all conference registrants by early June 2020. Registrants are encouraged to print the materials or store them on an electronic device prior to attending sessions. In addition, all handouts can be viewed using the new AANP Mobile App, available for both iOS and Android devices.


    Poster Presentations

    Visit the Exhibit Hall for poster presentations featuring the latest evidence in the field. A detailed schedule with information on individual poster presentations will be available in the 2020 AANP National Conference Guide.

    Industry Scientific Posters

    Submit Your Industry Scientific Poster Application

    Presentations will occur:
    Thursday, June 25, 3 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
    Friday, June 26, 1:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
    Saturday, June 27, 10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.


    “I think the conference allows you to network with your colleagues, get CE that you need for continuing education, meet different vendors and learn about the latest updates on clinical practice and guidelines. So it's definitely worthwhile.” — Rosalyn M., Wisconsin, Member since 2008

    Industry Events

    Limited CE symposia and non-CE product theaters are funded by the supporting or sponsoring company, allowing AANP to offer some conference registrants complimentary access to a limited number of CE and non-CE educational presentations. Due to their educational focus and guideline requirements, attendance is restricted to only conference registrants. To expedite processing attendees into these events, registration will occur at the entrance of each scheduled event on a first-come, first-served basis. There will be no pre-registration. When available, industry-sponsored (IS) event description notices will be posted online, on signage located throughout the conference area, in the new AANP Mobile App and in the conference guide.


    Specialty Practice Groups (SPGs)

    SPGs are communities within AANP that share common goals in advancing knowledge and professional development in select areas. AANP continues to expand these communities and is pleased to offer SPG sessions each year at conference. Led by the co-chairs of each SPG, these 1.0 contact hour CE sessions provide updates on key discussions, emerging issues, innovations and hot topics within each therapeutic and specialty community. You do not have to be a current SPG member to attend these SPG conference sessions. AANP members may join one, or more, SPG for just $20 each, billed annually. See all SPG communities.


    Student Networking Breakfasts

    Calling all NP students: Don’t forget to add AANP’s Student Networking Breakfasts to your calendar when you are selecting your sessions!

    Thursday, June 25, Student Networking Breakfast:

    Five Things All NP Students Should Know
    From cap and gown to clinical practice, learn the five things all NP and post-master's students should know. AANP welcomes students to join us for a presentation including information on major role transition milestones such as exam preparation, certification, credentialing and privileging, as well as the job search.

    Friday, June 26, Student Networking Breakfast:

    A Day in the Life of an NP in Full Time Practice
    Come meet AANP Fellows and hear about a day in the life of NPs in primary, family, adult gerontology, pediatric, women’s health and specialty care, including emergency, urgent care, cardiology and psych and mental health. Learn the “ins and outs” of how to manage your practice from day to day, such as time management, scheduling, documentation, review of diagnostic tests and patient call backs.


    “At the AANP conference, you get speakers from across the breadth and depth of practice. You can find whatever specialty you're in, and you can challenge yourself for specialties you're not in. I think that the variety and the high level of content is one of the things that brings me back every year.” — Nanette A., Connecticut, Member since 1999

    Exhibit Hall

    Make plans to visit the Exhibit Hall and explore the many resources offered:

    • The AANP Plaza is your one-stop shop for AANP departments, helping you stay involved in your NP organization.
    • The AANP Career Fair allows you to meet directly with employers from around the country who are searching for NPs in various specialties.
    • Booths from a number of health care organizations and health tech companies help you explore new products and trends in health care.
    • Industry Scientific Poster Presentations and Product Showcase Theaters keep you up to date on new research and approaches for your patients.
    • The AANP Partner Pavilion provides an opportunity to learn about the many goods and services available to AANP members.
  • Workshops and Seminars

    Find Opportunities for Hands-on Learning

    In addition to hundreds of CE sessions, the 2020 AANP National Conference also offers skill-enhancing workshops for hands-on learning opportunities and in-depth discussion on a variety of topics. Workshops are subject to an additional fee, as indicated in the table. Workshop attendees must also register for the corresponding conference day(s).

    Tuesday, June 23

    ASAM Fundamentals of Addiction Medicine 8-Hour Course: Parts 1 and 2

    $200

    Basic Suturing

    $135

    Basic to Advanced Emergency HEENT Procedures

    $135

    Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Medical Examiner Training: Parts 1 and 2

    $135

    Critical Care Ultrasound

    $135

    Extremity Fractures: Basic Splinting

    $135

    House Calls: The Key to Transform Your Career and Health Care

    $135

    House Calls: Optimize Care for Homebound Patients

    $135

    Musculoskeletal Assessment of Common Orthopedic Conditions

    $135

    Musculoskeletal Injections in Primary Care

    $135

    Pediatric Orthopedics

    $135

    Performing Bone Marrow Biopsy and Lumbar Puncture

    $135

    Spirometry for Primary Care NPs

    $135

    Telehealth: Basic Principles and Equipment

    $135

    Urgent Care Procedure Skills

    $135

    Women's Health Ultrasound

    $135

    Women’s Sexual Health: Parts 1 and 2

    $135

    Wednesday, June 24

    Basic Spanish for Health Care Professionals

    $100

    Basic Suturing

    $135

    FCCS Course: Group 1 and Group 2*

    $225

    Musculoskeletal Injections in Primary Care

    $135

    Thursday, June 25

    Basic Spanish for Health Care Professionals

    $100

    FCCS Course: Group 1 and Group 2 (cont.)*

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    Musculoskeletal Injections in Primary Care

    $135

    Punch and Shave Biopsies for Primary Care

    $135

    Friday, June 26

    Advanced Suturing and Digital Blocks

    $135

    Complex Essentials of the Neurological Exam

    $135

    FCCS Course: Group 1 and Group 2 (cont.)*

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    Intermediate Spanish for Health Care Professionals

    $100

    Saturday, June 27

    Basic Spanish for Health Care Professionals

    $100

    Basic Suturing

    $135

    *The Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) Course offers both classroom and hands-on interactive instruction over a three-day period. Registrants will receive a completion certificate from the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) upon successfully passing the post-test. There will be two groups offered at the 2020 AAP National Conference.
  • Schedule at a Glance

    Plan Your Conference Schedule

    The following is a broad glance at the conference week schedule. Your personal session selections (to fill in the Concurrent Presentations time blocks) can be added during the online registration process.

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    Monday, June 22

    4:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

    Registration

    Tuesday, June 23

    7:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

    Registration

    7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

    Workshops

    4:00 p.m.– 5:50 p.m.

    Rapid Fire Presentations

    6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.

    Opening Night Event

    Wednesday, June 24

    6:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

    Registration

    6:00 a.m.–7:15 a.m.

    Breakfast Non-CE Product Theaters
    7:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    FCCS Workshop Begins

    8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.

    Opening General Session

    9:45 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    11:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

    Uniformed Corps Chief Updates
    Open to Active, Retired Military and USPHS Attendees Only

    12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

    Lunch Non-CE Product Theaters

    1:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

    Seminars and Workshops

    1:30 p.m.–3:45 p.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    4:00 p.m.–4:55 p.m.

    Rapid Fire Presentations

    4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.

    Regional Meetings

    5:15 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

    Specialty Practice Groups (SPGs)

    5:15 p.m.–6:30 p.m.

    Dinner Non-CE Product Theater(s)
    Tentative

    5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

    Uniformed Military Services Branch Meetings
    Open to Active, Retired Military and USPHS Attendees Only

    Thursday, June 25

    6:30 a.m.–6:15 p.m.

    Registration

    6:30 a.m.–7:45 a.m.

    Breakfast Non-CE Product Theater
    Tentative

    7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.Student Networking Breakfast:
    Day One

    8:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Seminars and Workshops

    11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    Lunch Non-CE Product Theater

    1:15 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

    Exhibit Hall Open
    Unopposed Time: 2:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

    3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Attended NP Posters:
    Group One

    4:45 p.m.–5:45 p.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

    Dinner Non-CE Product Theater(s)
    Tentative

    6:00 p.m.

    Fellows Induction Ceremony

    Immediately
    Following
    Induction
    Ceremony
    Fellows Reception and Dinner
    By Invitation Only

    Friday, June 26

    6:30 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

    Registration

    6:30 a.m.–7:45 a.m.

    Breakfast Non-CE Product Theater

    7:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

    Student Networking Breakfast:
    Day Two

    8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    9:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.

    General Session: Legislative Update

    11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    11:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Exhibit Hall Open

    12:15 p.m.–1:30 p.m.

    Lunch CE Symposia/Non-CE Product Theaters

    1:30 p.m.–5:30 p.m.

    Seminars and Workshops

    1:45 p.m.–3:15 p.m.Attended NP Posters: Group Two

    3:30 p.m.–5:45 p.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    4:45 p.m.–5:45 p.m.

    Salute to the States Award Ceremony

    5:45 p.m.–6:45 p.m.Salute to the States Award Reception
    6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.Dinner Non-CE Product Theater(s)

    Tentative

    Saturday, June 27

    6:30 a.m.–7:45 a.m.

    Breakfast Non-CE Product Theater
    Tentative

    7:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

    Registration

    8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Seminars and Workshops

    9:15 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

    Exhibit Hall Open

    10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

    Attended NP Posters:
    Group Three

    11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    Lunch Non-CE Product Theaters

    1:15 p.m.–3:30 p.m.Concurrent Presentations

    3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

    General Session: Saturday Keynote

    5:00 p.m–6:30 p.m.Dinner Non-CE Product Theater(s)

    Tentative

    Sunday, June 28

    7:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

    Registration

    8:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Seminars


    “While I believe that all conferences are really important, I think this one is extremely important because of the policy issues and our strength in numbers. We need to know what's going on nationally. The national legislators in Washington need to know what our needs are. And, really, the only way to do that is through the AANP.” — Mary K.-P., New York, Member since 2010
  • AANP Housing Block

    Take Advantage of Special Conference Hotel Rates

    The 2020 AANP National Conference housing offers a wide selection of hotels near the convention center and throughout downtown New Orleans, with discounted pricing for those staying within the AANP housing block.

    Special conference rates, ranging from $186 to $223 (single/double) plus taxes and fees per night, will be honored for conference registrants and their families for reservations covering lodging between Sunday, June 21, and Monday, June 29, based on availability. Make plans to arrive early or stay after to enjoy all that New Orleans and the surrounding area have to offer!

    All reservations must be made by Tuesday, May 26, or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first. If you have already registered for conference and are returning to book your housing, housing information was provided on your registration receipt.

    View Housing Options


    “I think this is an important clinical conference, but you will find me oftentimes in the hallway networking, talking with colleagues, making our plans for the next year and collaborating. I think that the conference really gives people an opportunity to learn clinically but also to connect professionally and pick the brains of some of the nation's leaders in health care.” — Wendy W., New Hampshire, Member since 2000

    Airport Shuttle Service

    The Airport Shuttle offers convenient transportation between the Louis Armstrong International Airport and hotels located in downtown New Orleans. A discounted rate of $40 per person for round-trip airport transportation or $20 per person for a one-way trip is available for conference attendees.

    Book Your Trip


    Housing Questions

    The AANP Housing Center is available to answer questions from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET Monday through Friday, excluding holidays.

    Email: housing@aanp.org
    Phone: 855-857-5933
    Fax: 607-674-6132

  • Explore New Orleans

    Let the Good Times Roll in The Big Easy

    Whether you want to explore history and haunts, shopping and swamps or food and fun, there’s something for everyone in the Big Easy. Returning to New Orleans for the first time since 2015, AANP is excited to welcome NPs to this vibrant city—where jazz fills the air, world-famous dining is around every corner and old-world charm thrives.

    Learn More About New Orleans


    “I wanted to come to conference this year, because as a new provider, I felt it was really important for me to start to really find my role, to meet with other nurse practitioners and to get ideas through some of the sessions about how I could improve my practice.” — Cheneen A., New Jersey, Member since 2018

    Opening Night Event

    Opening night at the 2020 AANP National Conference wouldn't be complete without our very own Mardi Gras-themed celebration! All attendees are welcome to attend the reception Tuesday, June 23, 6–8 p.m.


    Golf Outing

    You are invited to attend the AANP Golf Outing on Tuesday, June 23, at the beautiful Metairie Country Club. The Captain’s Choice golf scramble offers fun for members, friends and family members of all skill levels — plus the chance to win exciting prizes! Join for just $175 per person, which includes your entry to golf, a golf cart, a New Orleans-themed buffet lunch and on-course beverages. Golf club rentals will be available.

    Are you not a golfer? You can still enjoy a delicious lunch for just $50 per person at this top-notch golf club while supporting Grace House and Bridge House, AANP’s special charitable initiative. If you cannot attend, you can still show your support by sponsoring a hole.

    Learn More About the AANP Golf Outing


    Tours

    Get to know New Orleans by experiencing all the city has to offer. AANP invites all conference attendees to join exciting outings in and around the city.

    Choose from ghost tours, swamp tours, sightseeing tours and many more options! AANP has partnered with a local tour company, which is available for you to make reservations before you arrive and on site at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. In addition, the company offers Airport Shuttle service, with discounts on trips to hotels within the AANP Housing Block.

    Learn More and Book Now


    Getting to New Orleans

    By Air

    The brand-new Louis Armstrong International Airport is now open! Located a short drive from downtown New Orleans, this fully updated airport is serviced by 16 airlines and features live entertainment throughout the facility.

    By Train

    Amtrak® offers routes to New Orleans from cities across the country. Daily service originates in Chicago, with stops in Carbondale, Memphis, Jackson and other towns along the way. Visit amtrack.com for more information about routes and to book tickets.

    By Car

    New Orleans is also within driving distance of a number of cities, so pack your bags, bring a buddy for the road and enjoy the scenic route.

    Mobile145 miles2.25 hours
    Pensacola200 miles3 hours
    Jackson200 miles3 hours
    Shreveport320 miles5 hours
    Houston340 miles5.5 hours

    Getting Around New Orleans

    If you’re staying in the AANP Housing Block, conveniently located near the French Quarter and Downtown, many of New Orleans’ must-visit restaurants, attractions, nightlife and shopping will be within walking distance!

    Take a shortcut by hopping onto the streetcar, which has four routes around the city. Fare is only $1.25, or you can purchase a one-, three- or 31-day “Jazzy Pass” to use multiple times during your stay. You can also rent bikes; take the bus; ride the ferry; or call a pedicab, taxi or rideshare service, like Lyft or Uber, for further exploration.

    The Airport Shuttle also offers convenient transportation between the Louis Armstrong International Airport and hotels located in downtown New Orleans. A discounted rate of $40 per person for round-trip airport transportation or $20 per person for a one-way trip is available for conference attendees.

    Book Your Trip


    “Just to have someone advocate for nurse practitioners, and to be able to get that energy from being surrounded by a bunch of other people who understand what I do; who appreciate what I do; and who are out there fighting the good fight, taking care of patients and doing the best that we can, it's really, really exciting.” — Vicky B., Minnesota, Member since 2008
  • Giving Back at National Conference

    Support Bridge House / Grace House With AANP

    This year, AANP is proud to support Bridge House / Grace House at national conference!

    For more than 60 years, it has been the mission of Bridge House / Grace House to provide substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services to those who have lost everything. Founded on the principle that recovery from addiction could not be maintained without an individual’s basic needs being met, these residential treatment facilities provide no-cost SUD treatment 24 hours a day, seven days a week. With two housing facilities (Bridge House for males and Grace House for females), Bridge House / Grace House is the only organization offering long-term residential SUD treatment in the Greater New Orleans area and treats over 800 homeless, indigent, uninsured, and/or unemployed men and women each year.

    Bridge House / Grace House remove barriers to treatment. When someone in need comes to the door, they aren't asked for payment or insurance. They enter into treatment, and Bridge House / Grace House handle the logistics. All treatment plans are customized to the needs of the individual. Length of stay is not determined by how long the insurance company will pay but how long treatment is needed. In addition, Bridge House / Grace House residents are assigned jobs, which teaches them the vocational and non-vocational skills needed to become employable and supports them in coping with the stressors of sustained employment without the use of drugs and/or alcohol.

    AANP is proud to support this most worthwhile endeavor and will be accepting monetary donations as well as:

    • New men’s and women’s socks.
    • New men’s and women’s undergarments.
    • Toiletry items such as shampoo, hairbrushes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, body wash and soap (please refrain from donating items containing alcohol, such as mouthwash).
    • Feminine hygiene items.

    Be sure to place your items for donation in the collection bins throughout the convention center, or you may find a kiosk at conference to complete your online monetary donation in person.

    Are you interested in donating before you arrive?

    Make a Donation

  • Helpful Tools

    Make the Most of Your Conference

    Convention Center

    The 2020 AANP National Conference will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO), located at:

    900 Convention Center Boulevard
    New Orleans, LA 70130

    The MCCNO complies with the requirements specified by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). AANP is responsible for all nonpermanent accessibility requirements. If you have any questions or require special accommodations or auxiliary aid relating to a disability for your conference attendance, please notify AANP at conference@aanp.org or 512-442-4262 no later than Monday, May 18.


    Registrant Communications

    Receipts, notifications and updates from AANP are communicated by email. Please verify aanp@aanp.org is in your email address book so you never miss an important announcement.

    If you currently are not receiving communications from AANP, contact conference@aanp.org.


    2020 AANP National Conference Justification Toolkit

    If you're wondering how to go about taking the time off work and dealing with the cost of travel and housing, this justification toolkit provides some tips and sample documents that can help you make your case to your employer. From the return your employer will get by investing in your attendance to skills and hands-on training you'll gain, this toolkit can help you explain the value of the 2020 AANP National Conference.

    View Justification Toolkit


    AANP Mobile App

    AANP is releasing a new app for 2020! The updated AANP Mobile App will allow you to stay plugged in to the association year-round, with CE, advocacy tools, practice resources and much more at your fingertips. It's also the best way to have the full conference schedule, your personal schedule of sessions, speaker details, handouts, events and conference announcements right when you need them. Stay tuned for the app release in the Android and Apple App Stores soon!

    Visit AANP Mobile


    Social Media

    Following AANP on social media is a great way to connect with other NPs and industry professionals, to stay current with the latest health care news and to receive conference announcements. We want to hear from you, so connect today!

    Be sure to use #AANP20 whenever you're talking about conference!

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  • Terms, Conditions and Conference Policies

    Terms and Conditions

    Registration Policies

    Cancellations and Refunds

    Cancellation requests require written notification to AANP at confcancellation@aanp.org and must be received by Monday, May 11, by 11:59 p.m. CT. If received by May 11, a refund will be issued minus a $75 administrative fee or a $50 administrative fee for student registrations (entry-level student members only). After Monday, May 11, no refund will be granted.

    No Shows

    If you do not cancel in writing by Monday, May 11, and do not attend, no refund will be granted.


    Housing Policies

    Housing Cancellations

    If you cancel your conference registration, remember to cancel your housing reservation within the AANP housing block. AANP has the right to remove any housing reservations that are not supported by a conference registration.

    Hotel Policies

    Policies are hotel specific. Please view housing options for policies specific to deposits, early departure fees and cancellations.


    Conference Policies

    Smoking Restrictions

    To provide a safe and healthy environment, the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center (MCCNO) is a nonsmoking facility. All interior areas are designated as nonsmoking areas.

    Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

    The MCCNO complies with the requirements specified by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). AANP is responsible for all nonpermanent accessibility requirements. If you have any questions or require special accommodations or auxiliary aid relating to a disability for your conference attendance, please notify AANP at conference@aanp.org or 512-442-4262 no later than Monday, May 18.

    Animals

    Live animals are prohibited within the MCCNO other than animal(s) that serve a guide or service function as defined by ADA. The ADA defines service animals as dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for people with disabilities.

    Firearms and Weapons

    Firearms and weapons are prohibited at the 2020 AANP National Conference held within the MCCNO.

    Name Badges

    Registered Attendees: Registered attendees must wear their official conference name badge at all times to access conference events. There will be a $25 fee to reprint a lost badge.

    Guests of Registered Attendees: Guest badges may be purchased for $50 each for persons aged 16 and older. This guest badge allows entrance into the Exhibit Hall only.

    Children

    Children, including infants, under the age of 16 are not allowed in conference sessions or the Exhibit Hall due to safety concerns, audio recording and maintaining an appropriate learning environment.

    Child Care

    AANP does not arrange or provide child care services during the national conference. The MCCNO does not offer child care services. Please check with your hotel for a possible listing of child care services.

    Conference Attire

    Attire is business casual. The MCCNO strives to keep rooms at a comfortable temperature, but layered clothing is strongly suggested. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended.

    Standing and Sitting in Classrooms

    Sitting in chairs is required in classrooms for the majority of presentations due to Fire Marshal regulations. Sitting on floors is not permitted. Standing is very limited and not allowed unless there is a hands-on or networking portion of the session or you have a medical or health condition. Please kindly inform the classroom assistant(s) if you have a medical or health condition and need to stand during part of a session.

    Force Majeure

    In the event AANP should find it necessary to cancel or postpone the 2020 AANP National Conference for any reason, including, but not limited to, low registration, strikes, acts of nature, war, terrorist acts or other circumstances beyond AANP’s control, AANP’s liability shall be limited to refund of registration fees paid to AANP.


    Thank You to the 2020 National Conference Committee Members

    AANP appreciates your dedication in planning and providing advisement on this conference schedule.

    (Chair) Major Brandon Lee, MSN, APRN, FNP-C
    (Vice Chair) Angela Thompson, DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDE, FAANP
    (Board Liaison) Joyce M. Knestrick, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
    Nanette Alexander, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP
    Judith A. Berg
    , PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN
    Midge Bowers, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, AACC, FAANP, FAAN
    Cindy Cooke
    , DNP, FNP-C, FAANP
    Sattaria "Tari" Dilks
    , DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP
    Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CNE, FAANP
    Honey M. Jones
    , DNP, ACNP-BC
    Dawn Garzon Maaks, PhD, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN
    Veronica Wilbur, PhD, APRN-FNP, CNE, FAANP

  • Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

    Support the NP Role and Be a Part of the 2020 AANP National Conference

    The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP), the national organization representing the interests of more than 270,000 NPs, invites you to attend the 2020 AANP National Conference! Don’t miss the opportunity to get in front of this growing, influential, professional group of health care providers.

    See Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities