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2020 AANP Health Policy Conference

Discuss the Issues, Meet With Your Elected Representatives and Advocate for the Nurse Practitioner (NP) Role!

March 8, 2020 – March 10, 2020 Washington D.C.

CE: 17.5 Contact Hours
Pending Approval of AANP

Lend your voice, meet with your elected representatives 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 arena, this is a unique opportunity to learn, network and make a measurable difference.

Event Details
  • Why Attend the AANP Health Policy Conference?

    Make a Difference for Your Patients and for the NP Role!

    Come learn about the legislative issues impacting you and your patients and take steps toward creating positive change. Whether you're a seasoned NP advocate or a novice in the legislative arena, this is a unique opportunity to:

    • Learn from government and industry experts as they discuss the priorities of Congress and the Administration and their potential impact on NPs and patients.
    • Participate in Hill Day: Meet with your elected officials and staff on Capitol Hill to promote patient health through the elimination of federal barriers to practice.
    • Earn continuing education (CE) credits.
    • Develop skills and insight necessary to advocate effectively at the federal level.
    • Network with NPs from your area who are interested in creating advocacy coalitions.

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  • Registration Information

    Registration Information

    Registration Fees

    NP Member


    Associate Member


    Student Member


    Post Master’s Student Member


    Career Starter Member


    Retired Member


    Non-AANP Member


    Notice: Attendee Packet Pick Up

    Please note that conference attendee packets must be picked up from the registration desk by 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 8. Hill Day meetings will be canceled for any attendees who do not pick up their packet by 5 p.m. If other arrangements need to be made, please contact the AANP Government Affairs office at 703-740-2529 or

    Registration Questions?

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

    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

  • Hill Day 2020 - Meet With Your Representatives

    Meet Your Representatives Face to Face

    Attend days one and two of the conference, learn about the issues, develop your talking points—and then put it all into action!

    Tuesday, March 10, is Hill Day. AANP will schedule appointments for you and other NPs from your area to visit Capitol Hill, sit down with your representatives, senators or staffers and talk face to face about the issues facing NPs and our patients.

    At the 2020 AANP Health Policy Conference, you have the ability to directly influence legislators and effect positive change in both the strength of the NP role and the health of your community!

    Please note that conference attendee packets must be picked up from the registration desk by 1:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 8. Hill Day meetings will be canceled for any attendees who do not pick up their packet by 5 p.m. If other arrangements need to be made, please contact the AANP Government Affairs office at 703-740-2529 or

  • 2020 Conference Agenda

    Education and Hands-on Advocacy

    The 2020 draft agenda is listed below. Sessions or speakers are subject to change.

    Print 2020 Draft Agenda

    Saturday, March 7

    4:30–6:30 p.m.Early Registration and Packet Pick Up

    Sunday, March 8

    7–7:30 a.m.Breakfast With Exhibitors
    7:30–7:40 a.m.Welcome Remarks and Introductions
    7:40–8:40 a.m.What You Need to Know About Capitol Hill (1.0 contact hour)
    Debra Swan, AANP Associate Vice President Federal Government Affairs
    Jessica Talbert, AANP Director of Federal Advocacy
    8:40–9:40 a.m.Veterans Affairs–Full Practice Authority (1.0 contact hour)
    Penny Kaye Jensen, DNP, FNP‐C, FAAN, FAANP, FNAP
    9:40–10:40 a.m.Full Practice Authority in States ( 1.0 contact hour)
    Mary Chesney, PhD, APRN, CPNP, FAAN, FAANP
    Randy Hudspeth, PhD, MBA, MS, APRN‐CNP, FRE, FAANP
    Cheryl Rising, APRN, DNP, FNP‐BC, FAANP
    Susan VanBeuge, DNP, APRN, FNP‐BC, FAANP
    10:40–11 a.m.Networking Break and Unopposed Exhibit Time
    Please Visit Our Exhibitors
    11 a.m.–12 p.m.Social Media (1.0 contact hour)
    SevenTwenty Strategies
    12–12:25 p.m.Networking Break and Unopposed Exhibit Time
    Please Visit Our Exhibitors
    12:25–1:25 p.m.Networking Lunch in States (1.0 contact hour)
    1:25 p.m.Adjournment
    Free Time in Washington D.C.

    Monday, March 9

    7–8 a.m.Networking Breakfast Within States
    (1.0 contact hour)
    8–8:10 a.m.Monday Morning Welcome
    8:10–9:10 a.m.CMS Update (1.0 contact hour)
    Jean D. Moody‐Williams, RN, MPP, Group Director, Quality Improvement Group (QIG), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Office of Clinical Standards and Quality
    9:10–10:10 a.m.Congressional Staff Panel (1.0 contact hour)
    **Panel Members to be Confirmed**
    10:10–10:40 a.m.Networking Break and Unopposed Exhibit Time
    Please Visit Our Exhibitors
    10:40–11:40 a.m.Keynote Speaker: Donna Brazile (1.0 contact hour)
    11:45 a.m.–1 p.m.Lunch Non-CE Product Theater
    Working Together for Better Diabetes Care
    Sponsored by Lilly
    Myriam Guerrier, Director, Lilly USA
    1–1:15 p.m.Networking Break and Unopposed Exhibit Time
    Please Visit Our Exhibitors
    1:15–2:15 p.m.AANP Government Affairs Update (1.0 contact hour)
    MaryAnne Sapio, AANP Vice President Federal Government
    Tay Kopanos, DNP, NP, AANP Vice President State Government
    2:15–3:15 p.m.Real People–Real Politics (1.0 contact hour)
    Tara Brandner, DNP, FNP‐C
    Stephen Ferrara, DNP, FNP‐BC, FAANP
    Beth Haney, DNP, FNP‐C, FAANP
    3:15–4:15 p.m.The Future of Health Economics & Impact on NPs (1.0 contact hour)
    David Cutler, PhD
    4:15–4:30 p.m.Networking Break and Unopposed Exhibit Time
    Please Visit Our Exhibitors
    4:30–5:30 p.m.Point/Counterpoint (1.0 contact hour)
    The Honorable Alan Wheat
    The Honorable John Shadegg
    5:30 p.m.Adjournment

    Tuesday, March 10

    7–8 a.m.Breakfast
    8–8:15 a.m.Welcome to Capitol Hill Day
    8:15–9:15 a.m.Final Preparation for Hill Visits (1.0 contact hour)
    Open Forum on Lobbying Capitol Hill
    AANP Government Affairs Staff
    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)
    Scheduled by AANP Federal Government Affairs Staff. Attendees will be provided with their specific meeting agendas.
    11 a.m.–3 p.m.Congressional Visit Debriefing (1.0 contact hour)
    Debrief with AANP Federal Government Affairs Staff
  • 2020 Keynote Speaker

    Keynote Speaker

    Monday, March 9

    Donna Brazile

    Veteran Democratic Political Strategist, Syndicated Columnist and Fox News Contributor

    As a campaign staffer, presidential campaign manager and Democratic Party official, Donna Brazile is an expert in political strategy. She taps into her Washington circles to provide insights often overlooked by outsiders and offers a well-rounded view of the upcoming 2020 election. Author of the best-selling memoir "Cooking with Grease: Stirring the Pots in American Politics," her witty style and innovative political strategies have earned her the respect of colleagues as well as adversaries.

    Inspired by participation in a successful political campaign at age 9, Donna Brazile holds a lifelong, fiery passion for political progress. She was honored to become the first African American to manage a presidential bid, leading Al Gore’s campaign in 2000. Her analysis of today’s issues and unique take on the policy issues in Congress led her to be named one of the 100 Most Powerful Women by Washingtonian, Top 50 Women in America by Essence, and an O Power List remarkable visionary by The Oprah Magazine.

    Brazile has held offices such as the Vice Chair of Voter Registration and Participation at the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and was the former chair of the DNC's Voting Rights Institute. She is currently on the board of the National Democratic Institute, the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation and the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. She is an adjunct professor at Georgetown University, a syndicated newspaper and magazine columnist and an on-air contributor at Fox News. She is also the founder of Brazile & Associates LLC, a general consulting, grassroots advocacy and training firm based in Washington D.C.

    A native of New Orleans, Brazile continues to work toward the full recovery of the city, and she encourages young people of all backgrounds to vote and to strengthen the system from within by running for public office. Since 2000, she has appeared at more than a hundred higher education institutions across the country, speaking to young people about diversity and issues in our current political system. There is no one more dedicated to improving the future, and Brazile is willing to put in the work to ensure a better future for us all.

  • Housing Information

    Stay at the Grand Hyatt Washington

    In the heart of Washington D.C.’s downtown, the Grand Hyatt Washington is poised to immerse you in all that this historic city has to offer. While you're visiting, explore Washington D.C. further and venture out to Dupont Circle, Georgetown, Capitol Hill or Shaw for an eclectic mix of experiences!

    The Grand Hyatt Washington is conveniently connected to the Metro Center train station from the hotel lobby, allowing you to travel the red, orange, silver and blue lines with ease to the city’s beloved destinations and neighborhoods.

    Housing Details

    All rooms in the AANP housing block at the Grand Hyatt Washington are standard rooms at the special conference rate of $319.00 for single/double occupancy, plus applicable state and local taxes, currently 14.95%. There may also be applicable service and hotel-specific fees.

    The conference rate is available for standard rooms Saturday, March 7, 2020, through Tuesday, March 10, 2020. For dates outside of this range, the housing site will still offer the best available rate.

    All reservations must be made by Monday, February 17, 2020. Room types selected during the reservation process are requests only. The hotel will make every effort to accommodate your room selection at check-in.

    See cancellation policies in the terms and policies tab.

    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.

    Phone: 855-857-5933
    Fax: 607-674-6132

  • Stay Connected

    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!

    Use #AANPHPC whenever you're talking about conference!

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    Registrant Communications

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

    If you currently are not receiving communications from AANP, contact

  • Terms and Policies

    Important Information and Conference Policies

    AANP reserves the right to change information on this webpage without advance notice.

    Registration Policies

    Cancellations and Refunds

    All cancellation requests must be submitted to AANP no later than 11:59 p.m. CT on Monday, January 6, 2020; no refunds will be granted after this date. To cancel your conference registration, you must submit written notice via email to A refund will then be issued minus a $75 administrative fee or a $50 administrative fee for student registrations (entry-level student members only).

    No Shows

    If you do not cancel in writing by 11:59 p.m. CT on January 6, 2020, and you 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 reserves the right to remove any housing reservations that are not supported by a conference registration.

    Hotel Policies

    Cancellation Policy: Reservations must be cancelled by 3 p.m. ET at least 72 hours prior to your planned arrival in order to avoid cancellation fee, which is one night's room rate plus tax.

    Early Departure Fee: An early departure fee, which is one night’s room rate plus tax, will be assessed to any guest who departs prior to the date confirmed at check-in. The fee will be automatically posted to the guest folio on or after departure. This fee will be waived only with 24-hour advance notice from departure date. Emergency and other special circumstance situations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

  • Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

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

    The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP), the national organization representing the interests of more than 355,000 NPs, invites you to attend the 2020 AANP Health Policy Conference! Don’t miss the opportunity to get in front of this growing, influential, professional group of health care providers.

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    2020 AANP Health Policy Conference Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

    The 2020 AANP Health Policy Conference will take place this weekend, March 8–10, at the Grand Hyatt, Washington D.C., and is scheduled to continue as planned. AANP is closely monitoring the health and safety updates issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local health organizations. AANP is also working closely with the Grand Hyatt to ensure they are prepared and to ensure that specific health safety measures are in place, as follows:

    • Additional cleaning will take place in public areas, restaurants, meeting spaces, guestrooms and the fitness center.
    • Hand sanitizer pumps will be available for hotel guests and conference attendees at the front desk, in public areas and in the fitness center.
    • If a hotel guest or conference attendee exhibits symptoms of COVID-19, it remains a high priority for the Grand Hyatt to safely relocate these individuals to a place where they may receive appropriate medical attention.
    • The hotel will continue to develop any necessary precautionary measures, make operational changes to existing protocol and consider adding additional precautionary measures, as recommended by the District of Columbia Health Department.

    AANP will continue to monitor COVID-19 outbreaks and will post updates as more information becomes available. In the meantime, information on travel, COVID-19 prevention and situational updates is available on the CDC website and the WHO website. We are looking forward to seeing you in Washington D.C. soon.