2020 AANP National Conference

The 2020 AANP National Conference Has Been Canceled
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April 5, 2020 – April 6, 2020 New Orleans, Louisiana

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

Due to the continued prevalence of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and with respect to ensuring that your safety and clinical obligations are prioritized, the 2020 AANP National Conference scheduled to take place June 23–28, 2020, in New Orleans has been canceled. Additional information about this conference cancellation may be found on the Coronavirus: AANP Conference Cancellation FAQs page linked below.

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.
    • Take part in Industry Supported and Sponsored Events with food service, including CE Symposia and Non-CE Product Theaters.
    “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

    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

  • 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.

    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. 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.


    “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 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 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

    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

    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

    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.)*

    ̶

    Musculoskeletal Injections in Primary Care

    $135

    Punch and Shave Biopsies for Primary Care

    $135

    Friday

    Advanced Suturing and Digital Blocks

    $135

    Complex Essentials of the Neurological Exam

    $135

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

    ̶

    Intermediate Spanish for Health Care Professionals

    $100

    Saturday

    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 AANP 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.

    Monday

    4:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

    Registration

    Tuesday

    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

    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

    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

    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: Friday Keynote

    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

    6:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

    Registration

    6:30 a.m.–7:45 a.m.Breakfast Non-CE Product Theater
    Tentative

    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

    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
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    Registrant Communications

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

  • Terms, Conditions and Conference Policies

    Terms and Conditions

    Registration Policies

    Cancellations and Refunds

    Please see AANP's conference cancellation FAQs for details on attendee cancellations and refunds.


    Housing Policies

    Housing Cancellations

    Please see AANP's conference cancellation FAQs for details on housing 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.

    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