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2021 AANP National Conference

The Largest Conference for Nurse Practitioners (NPs) — Now Available Right Where You Are!
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June 15, 2021 – August 31, 2021 Online

CE: Approximately 100 contact hours of CE, pending approval of AANP.
Choose from 100+ live and on-demand sessions.

Join the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) online for the 2021 AANP National Conference! Earn continuing education (CE) credits and network virtually with thousands of NPs from every specialty and practice setting who share your interest in high-quality education, evidence-based practice, information sharing and leadership skills.

Event Details
  • Why Attend the 2021 AANP National Conference?

    The 2021 AANP National Conference Is Going Online!

    Although we cannot see each other in person in Anaheim, California, as originally planned this year, AANP is still dedicated to providing the CE you expect to find at its annual national conference. While the NP community is saddened about the continuing circumstances and limited in-person event opportunities, AANP hopes you will take advantage of this opportunity to learn, obtain CE credit and network with other NPs from around the country via the 2021 AANP National Conference attendee forum.

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    Attend the 2021 AANP National Conference to:

    • Select from more than 100 on-demand CE sessions featuring some of your favorite conference speakers. These courses can be viewed on your schedule throughout the entire conference period: June 15-August 31, 2021.
    • Watch several live events, scheduled during the conference period, including the keynote speaker Cindy McCain: Humanitarian, Business Leader and Chairperson, The McCain Institute.
    • Find opportunities to connect and network with your friends and colleagues via the dedicated attendee forum.

    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 global, 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

    The 2021 AANP National Conference registration period ends on July 30, 2021. All sessions are available to registered attendees through August 31, 2021.

    Registration Fees

    NP member$295
    Student member$125
    Licensed NP Student member$275
    Career Starter member$195
    Retired NP member$195
    Associate member$295
    Non-AANP member$455

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    Registration Questions

    If you have a question about registration, please contact AANP.

    Email: conference@aanp.org
    Phone: 512-505-0228
    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


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    Minimum System Requirements

    For the best conference experience, it is recommended that you:

    • Use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft EDGE or Apple Safari (for Mac products) as your web browser.
    • Ensure that your operating system is Windows 8 or higher for personal computers or Mac OS X 10.8 or higher.
    • Use a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.
    • Have a broadband internet connection with download speed of 3 megabits per second (Mbps) or greater.
    • Disable browser pop-up blockers.
  • CE Sessions

    The CE You Need, Available Online!

    Choose from more than 100 CE sessions — or take them all! The 2021 AANP National Conference offers on-demand CE sessions that can be viewed on your schedule throughout the entire conference period.

    Based on the AANP Accreditation Standards, attendees are required to complete an evaluation to receive CE credit for online or enduring activities. All 2021 AANP National Conference sessions that award CE credit will require the passing completion of an evaluation before a certificate of completion is awarded.

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    On-demand Sessions

    2021 Update on Pediatric Pharmacology
    Achieving Balance: Personalized Treatment of Bipolar Disorder
    Acute Care Specialty Practice Group Session: AGACNP Scope and Standards
    Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS): What's the Evidence?
    Advances in Lupus and Implications for Primary Care
    A Multimodal Approach to Orthopedic Pain Management
    Anti-obesity Medications: How They Work & How to Use Them
    Antiviral Medications: A Pharmacologic Review
    Aortic Aneurysm: A Ticking Time Bomb
    Breast Health & Screening Recommendations: Considerations for the FNP
    Cannabinoid Use & Abuse: A Primer for Clinicians
    Cardiac Diagnostic Testing: What to Order and When
    CBD: All Hype and No High or a Novel Approach to Managing Symptoms?
    Change a Life: Recognizing and Managing Adolescent Depression
    Chest Pain in the Primary Care Clinic
    Childhood Obesity Update: Opportunities for NP Impact in Primary Care
    CKD and ESRD: What Nephrology NPs Want You To Know
    Common Rashes and Urticaria: Identification and Treatment
    Coughs, Wheezes and Respiratory Diseases: A Look at Community Acquired Pneumonia, Bronchitis & Asthma
    Current Science on Alzheimer's Disease
    Current Treatments and Trends in Cardiology
    Demystifying Structural Heart Disease in 2021
    Dermatology Pearls for the Primary Care Provider
    Disorders of the Testis and Scrotum in Men: From Acute Inflammation to Chronic Lumps and Bumps
    Endocrinology Community: What's New and Emerging
    ENT Management Protocols for Primary Care Pediatrics
    Evaluation and Management of Obstructive Uropathy Induced AKI
    Evaluation and Management of Syncope
    Finding Zebras in Laboratory Tests
    Gender Affirming Clinical Care and Management
    Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause: What Your Patients Want You to Know
    GERD and Reflux Esophagitis
    GERD: My Patient is Already on a Proton Pump Inhibitor, What Else Can I Do?
    GOLD 2021: Let's Apply to Managing COPD in the Primary Care Setting
    Gynecological Issues for Adolescent Girls: Pearls of Wisdom for the FNP
    Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction and Mechanical Circulatory Support: An Evidence-Based Approach to Management in Acute and Critical Care Environments
    Hepatitis A, B and C: Making It Easy Like 1, 2, 3
    Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis: When Surgery is Not an Option
    Hypertension in Diverse Populations
    Impact of COVID-19 on Men's, Women's and Children's Health
    Impact of Nurse Practitioner Full Practice Authority: Evidence from Three National Datasets
    Inflammatory Bowel Disease: What You Need to Know
    Inpatient Hospital Medicine: Are You Up to Date on the Guidelines?
    Inspiration, Innovation and Insight — Leveraging Technology to Improve Patient Outcomes
    Is It Your Medication or Your Mate? Medications that Impact Sexuality
    Less is More: Deprescribing in Geriatrics
    Lymphoma Diagnosis: What the Non-Hematology Primary Care Provider Needs to Know
    Making Healthcare Trans-PARENT: Caring for the Transgender Patient in Primary Care
    Management of Acute Abdominal Pain: To Cut or Observe
    Migraine: Updates in Management and Treatment
    Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries Across the Lifespan: Risk Factors, Identification & Management
    Navigating End of Life Patient Management in Acute and Critical Care Settings
    Navigating the Maze of Insulin Choices for Diabetic Patients
    New Drug Update: What's Hot and What's Not
    NP Role in Patient Advocacy
    Occupational & Environmental Health Nursing in the Time of COVID
    Oh the Pain! Understanding and Managing the Debilitating Pain of Endometriosis
    Oncologic and Hematologic Emergencies
    Pediatric Antibiotic Prescribing in an Era of Resistance 2021
    Pediatric Anxiety Disorder in Primary Care: When are Worries a Problem?
    Pediatric Hypertension: Reality versus Assumptions
    Pediatric Sports Medicine: Acute and Overuse Injuries
    Pharmacological Pain Management Utilizing Opioids and Adjuvant Medications to Provide Optimal Care
    Pharmacology for Sleep: Where is the Evidence?
    Prescribing IV Fluids: More Than Just Filling the Tank
    Preventing HIV in 2021: Pharmacologic and Non-pharmacologic Strategies
    Prevention of Suicide By Understanding the Suicidal Brain
    Psychopharmacology in Primary Care
    Pulmonary and Sleep: Short Topics
    Racial Disparities in Practice — Clinical Pearls for the Practicing NP
    Recognizing Pediatric Physical and Sexual Abuse in the Primary Care Setting
    Recognizing Primary Immunodeficiency Disorders
    Reducing Hospitalizations: CABP Management Updates for Primary Care
    Rheumatoid Arthritis: Avoid Damage with Early Diagnosis & Treatment
    Sneezin’ Ya All: Diagnosis and Management of Allergic Rhinitis
    Spine Imaging and Correlation with Symptoms
    Successfully Engaging and Treating Individuals on the Autism Spectrum
    Systemic Manifestations of Psoriatic Disease: An Update on Co-morbidities
    Telepsychiatry: Light Years Forward, Changes in Psychiatric Nursing Practice Secondary to COVID -19
    Tell Me Something I Don't Know! Real Scenarios to Reduce Diagnostic Errors in Emergency Care
    The Addicted Brain: Prescribing for Substance Use Disorders
    The Adolescent Health Update 2021
    The Right Stuff: Choosing the Right Medication for Type 2 Diabetes
    The Safe and Effective Use of Supplements in Common Disorders
    The State of Advanced Practice Around the World: Results of a Global Study
    Thyroid Cancer and Thyroid Nodules: 2021 Updates
    To Clot or Not to Clot: What is the Problem?
    Top 10 Obesity Myths
    Treating Depression Below and Above the Clinical Threshold Across the Lifespan
    Treatment of Mild Obstructive Sleep Apnea
    Uncommon Forms of Diabetes: How to Find the Zebra in the Herd
    Understanding Pediatric ADHD: A Primer for Primary Care
    Understanding the Legalities of Telemedicine
    Urologic Pharmacology
    Vascular Imaging: What to Order When
    What's New in Treating Chronic Heart Failure: Pearls for Nurse Practitioners
    Your Patient and Cannabis: Medical and Legal Considerations

    Live Sessions

    View full details for these live offerings in the "Live Events and Keynote Speakers" tab.

    After the live presentation date, these sessions will be made available for attendees to access on demand.

    Thursday, June 17, 2 p.m. ET:

    Opening General Session: A Conversation With Cindy McCain

    Tuesday, June 22, 2 p.m. ET:

    The Health Wagon: Leading Through A Pandemic

    Wednesday, June 23, 2 p.m. ET:

    COVID-19 NPs Lead the Way: Part 1

    Thursday, June 24, 2 p.m. ET:COVID-19 NPs Lead the Way: Part 2
    Tuesday, July 13, 2 p.m. ET:A Day in the Life of an NP in Full-time Practice
    Tuesday, July 20, 2 p.m. ET:

    United Nations Foundation Shot@Life Campaign: Using Your Voice and Expertise to Effectively Advocate for Global Childhood Immunization Programs


    Posters

    More than 80 posters from your peers that feature the latest evidence in the field, along with many posters from industry leaders, will be available to view throughout the duration of the 2021 AANP National Conference.


    Presentation Handouts

    To view handouts for each session, register for the session in which you are interested. Then, visit the My Sessions tab and click on the “Additional Resources” button on the session listing. Handouts will be listed among these additional resources. Once the conference begins, you will also be able view all presentation handouts by navigating to handouts.aanp.org.


    Evaluations

    Based on the AANP Accreditation Standards, attendees are required to complete an evaluation to receive CE credit for online or enduring activities. All 2021 AANP National Conference sessions that award CE credit will require the passing completion of an evaluation before a certificate of completion is awarded.

  • Live Events and Keynote Speakers

    Exciting Keynote Speeches and Live Presentations

    Experience several events presented live at specific days and times throughout the conference period. If you can't attend the live event, don't worry: After the live presentation, these sessions will be made available on demand so you can access them whenever it's most convenient.


    Keynote Speaker

    Cindy McCain: Humanitarian, Business Leader and Chairperson, The McCain Institute

    Cindy Hensley McCain has dedicated her life to improving the lives of those less fortunate both in the United States and around the world. As the chairman of the Board of the McCain Institute for International Leadership at Arizona State University, she oversees the organization’s focus on advancing character-driven global leadership based on security, economic opportunity, freedom and human dignity.

    McCain also chairs the Institute’s Human Trafficking Advisory Council. She cares deeply about this issue and is committed to ending human trafficking and supporting victims in Arizona, the United States and around the world. Through her work with the McCain Institute, several partnerships have been formed with anti-trafficking organizations working on solving various aspects of the problem. She also serves as co-chair of the Arizona Governor's Council on human trafficking.

    In addition to her work at the McCain Institute, she serves on the Board of Directors of Project C.U.R.E and the Advisory Boards of Too Small To Fail and Warriors and Quiet Waters. McCain holds an undergraduate degree in education and a master's in special education from the University of Southern California (USC) and is a member of the USC Rossier School of Education Board of Councilors.

    McCain is the chairman of her family’s business, Hensley Beverage Company, which is one of the largest Anheuser-Busch distributors in the nation. She is the wife of the late U.S. Senator John McCain. Together, they have four children.


    Schedule of Live Events

    Opening General Session: A Conversation With Cindy McCain

    Thursday, June 17
    2-3 p.m. ET

    Keynote Speakers: Cindy McCain, Humanitarian, Business Leader and Chairperson, The McCain Institute, with AANP President Sophia L. Thomas DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP

    Join the Opening General Session for an interview and conversation with keynote speaker Cindy McCain, a passionate humanitarian leader, a relentless defender of women, an advocate of early childhood education and a steadfast activist in the fight against human trafficking, who will share her thoughts on the challenges that face our world today. Her dedication to improving the lives of those less fortunate in the U.S. and around the world inspires audiences everywhere to a life of service.

    The Health Wagon: Leading Through A Pandemic

    Tuesday, June 22
    2-3 p.m. ET

    Speakers: Teresa Tyson, DNP, FNP, MSN, FNP-BC, and Paula Hill-Collins, DNP, FNP, MSN, FNP-BC

    With values of inclusiveness, community outreach, collaboration, spirituality and empowerment, the Health Wagon’s mission is to provide compassionate, quality health care to the medically underserved people in the mountains of Appalachia. Forty years ago, Sister Bernadette Kenny of the Catholic Order Medical Missionaries of Mary began what is now known as the Health Wagon. At that time, Sister “Bernie,” as she is most affectionately known, traveled on rural mountain roads in her Volkswagen Beetle to deliver health care to individuals in the mountainous region of southwest Virginia. Today, the Health Wagon is the oldest mobile clinic in the nation. The Health Wagon hosts the largest health outreach of its kind in the nation (formerly Wise Remote Area Medical) and was an instrumental partner in the first ever Federal Aviation Administration-approved drone delivery of medications in the U.S., in partnership with Flirty, NASA Langley and others. Health Wagon does not bill for services and is sustained by grants and donations from individuals, corporations and foundations. The Health Wagon visits 13 sites in southwest Virginia and has two stationary clinics. The Health Wagon serves the medically underserved in far southwest Virginia with primary, specialty, dental and vision care. In 2020, the Health Wagon served 6,161 unduplicated patients and documented more than 18,364 visits/encounters. The Health Wagon’s service region had some of the highest positivity rates in 2020/2021. The Health Wagon has developed Post-COVID-19 Clinics to treat patients who were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus.

    COVID-19 NPs Lead the Way: Part 1

    Wednesday, June 23
    2-3 p.m. ET

    Speakers: AANP President Sophia L. Thomas DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, and AANP Incoming President April N. Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP- BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN

    This general session will provide an overview of several NP-led COVID-19 patient care initiatives in multiple settings, opportunities that arose and unique NP contributions. Dr. Sophia Thomas, president of AANP, will interview Dr. April Kapu, incoming president of AANP. Dr. Kapu will share her experiences with COVID-19 as she worked with NPs to begin COVID-19-associated programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). These programs include the development of a COVID-19 hotline, pop-up COVID-19 testing sites, intensive care unit (ICU) expansion and vaccination clinics, and Dr. Kapu will highlight the innovative efforts by NPs in these programs. NPs have stepped up over and over again throughout the pandemic. The VUMC experience is just one more example of the essential contributions NPs bring to health care.

    COVID-19 NPs Lead the Way: Part 2

    Thursday, June 24
    2-3 p.m. ET

    Speakers: AANP Incoming President April N. Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP- BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN; Irene Bean, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PMHNP-BC, FAANP; Jennifer Mitchell, MSN, APRN, ANP-BC; and Kipp Shipley, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC

    This general session will provide an opportunity to hear from three NPs who led innovative COVID-19 initiatives in the home care, long-term care, acute ICU care and community clinic settings. Dr. April Kapu, AANP president-elect, will interview:

    • Jennifer Mitchell, who will share her experience in the development of a “COVID 2 Home” program, which allowed for COVID-19 positive patients to be treated in their home via telehealth and in-home visits by NPs. She will also speak to her “Strike Team” project, funded by the state of Tennessee, to have NPs provide on-site education and training for employees of long-term care facilities.
    • Dr. Irene Bean, who will share her experiences throughout COVID-19, including personal protective equipment acquisition, COVID-19 testing in the community and the development of mass vaccination clinics in underserved areas.
    • Kipp Shipley, who will share his experience as a critical care NP in VUMC’s COVID-19 ICU and will discuss not only the treatment programs but also the psychological and emotional impact of COVID-19 on families, patients and the NP team.

    A Day in the Life of an NP in Full-time Practice

    Tuesday, July 13
    2-3 p.m. ET

    Speakers: Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP)

    Calling all NP students: Come meet AANP Fellows and hear about a day in the life of NPs. Learn the “ins and outs” of how to manage your practice from day to day, including time management, scheduling, documentation, review of diagnostic tests and patient call backs.

    United Nations Foundation Shot@Life Campaign: Using Your Voice and Expertise to Effectively Advocate for Global Childhood Immunization Programs

    Tuesday, July 20
    2-3 p.m. ET

    Speaker: Rebecca Maxie, Senior Manager, Grassroots Advocacy, United Nations Foundation

    The presentation will describe the current state of global vaccination coverage and challenges, identify key findings from global health organizations and agencies, discuss the role NPs can play in securing congressional support for global childhood immunization programs and outline the leadership responsibilities of people who serve as stewards for vaccines within their local communities.

  • AANP Communities at Conference

    AANP Communities Sessions

    AANP offers a number of members-only communities organized around therapeutic areas (Specialty Practice Groups) and professional interests (Specialty Interest Groups). Designed to support discussion, document sharing, collaboration and networking, each AANP Community maintains a dedicated online forum where members can connect with like-minded NP colleagues and share pertinent information. AANP members may join one, or more, Community for just $20 each, billed annually. Explore all AANP Communities today!

    Led by the co-chairs of each Community and invited guests, these 1.0-contact hour, on-demand CE sessions provide information on key updates, emerging issues, innovations and hot topics within each Specialty Practice Group (SPG) and Specialty Interest Group (SIG). You do not have to be a current Community member to attend these conference sessions, so select an AANP Community session to learn more about the member experience!

    Acute Care SPG

    Acute Care Specialty Practice Group Session: AGACNP Scope and Standards

    Speakers: Paula McCauley, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, and Patrick Laird, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC

    Cardiology SPG

    Current Treatments and Trends in Cardiology

    Speakers: Margaret Bowers, DNP, FNP-BC, AACC, CHSE, FAANP, and Colleen Walsh-Irwin, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, AACC, FAANP

    Endocrine SPG

    Endocrinology Community: What's New and Emerging

    Speakers: Angela Thompson, DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDE, FAANP, and Melanie Mabrey, DNP, ACNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDTC, FAANP

    Gastroenterology SPG

    GERD and Reflux Esophagitis

    Speakers: Amanda Chaney, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, and Kathryn Jack, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

    Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion SIG

    Racial Disparities in Practice — Clinical Pearls for the Practicing NP

    Speakers: Vanessa Pomarico-Denino, EdD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, and Linda Washington-Brown, PhD, EJD, ARNP, MSN, CNS, LHCRM, FAANP

    Health Informatics and Telehealth SIG

    Inspiration, Innovation and Insight — Leveraging Technology to Improve Patient Outcomes

    Speakers: Tearsanee Carlisle Davis, DNP, FNP-BC, and Susan Conaty-Buck, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

    International SIG

    The State of Advanced Practice Around the World: Results of a Global Study

    Speakers: Minna Miller, DNP, MSN, BA, RN, FNP-BC, NP(F), FAANP, and Kathy J. Wheeler, PhD, RN, APRN, NP-C, FNAP, FAANP

    Neurology SPG

    NP Role in Patient Advocacy

    Speakers: Maureen Moriarty, DNP, C-ANP, APRN, FAHS, FAANP, and Calli Cook, MSN, FNP-C

    Obesity SPG

    Top 10 Obesity Myths

    Speakers: Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, and Nancy T. Browne, MS, PPCNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

    Occupational and Environmental Health SPG

    Occupational & Environmental Health Nursing in the Time of COVID

    Speakers: Maria A. Amaya, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAANP, and Jean Aertker, DNP, ARNP-BC, CHN-S, FAANP

    Orthopedics SPG

    A Multimodal Approach to Orthopedic Pain Management

    Speakers: Zack Lerner, APRN, and Laurel Short, MSN, SPRN, NP-C

    Psych and Mental Health SPG

    Telepsychiatry: Light Years Forward, Changes in Psychiatric Nursing Practice Secondary to COVID -19

    Speakers: Pam Lusk, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, and Susanne Fogger, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FAANP

    Pulmonary and Sleep SPG

    Pulmonary and Sleep: Short Topics

    Speakers: Annie Perng, MSN, CRNP, CWOCN, and Nanette Alexander, DNP, APRN

    Urology and Nephrology SPG

    Evaluation and Management of Obstructive Uropathy Induced AKI

    Speakers: Mikel L. Gray, PHD, PNP, FNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAAN, FAANP, and Timothy Ray, DNP, FNP-BC, CNN-NP


  • Ways to Network

    Connect and Collaborate, Learn and Laugh!

    2021 AANP National Conference Attendee Forum

    While the NP community cannot meet in person this year, AANP understands that it is still important for NPs to create and develop relationships, both professionally and personally. The 2021 AANP National Conference includes a dedicated forum for you to do just that!

    Send a message to your friends, respond to others' posts, discuss your favorite CE sessions and share practice pearls or fun stories — simply visit the forum to get involved!


    AANP Communities Sessions

    View full details for these CE sessions in the "AANP Communities at Conference" tab.

    Led by the co-chairs of each Community and invited guests, these 1.0-contact hour, on-demand CE sessions provide information on key updates, emerging issues, innovations and hot topics within each Specialty Practice Group (SPG) and Specialty Interest Group (SIG). You do not have to be a current Community member to attend these conference sessions, so select an AANP Community session to learn more about the member experience!

    Acute Care SPG

    Acute Care Specialty Practice Group Session: AGACNP Scope and Standards

    Speakers: Paula McCauley, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP, and Patrick Laird, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC

    Cardiology SPG

    Current Treatments and Trends in Cardiology

    Speakers: Margaret Bowers, DNP, FNP-BC, AACC, CHSE, FAANP, and Colleen Walsh-Irwin, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, AACC, FAANP

    Endocrine SPG

    Endocrinology Community: What's New and Emerging

    Speakers: Angela Thompson, DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDE, FAANP, and Melanie Mabrey, DNP, ACNP-BC, BC-ADM, CDTC, FAANP

    Gastroenterology SPG

    GERD and Reflux Esophagitis

    Speakers: Amanda Chaney, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, and Kathryn Jack, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP

    Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion SIG

    Racial Disparities in Practice — Clinical Pearls for the Practicing NP

    Speakers: Vanessa Pomarico-Denino, EdD, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP, and Linda Washington-Brown, PhD, EJD, ARNP, MSN, CNS, LHCRM, FAANP

    Health Informatics and Telehealth SIG

    Inspiration, Innovation and Insight — Leveraging Technology to Improve Patient Outcomes

    Speakers: Tearsanee Carlisle Davis, DNP, FNP-BC, and Susan Conaty-Buck, DNP, APRN, FNP-C

    International SIG

    The State of Advanced Practice Around the World: Results of a Global Study

    Speakers: Minna Miller, DNP, MSN, BA, RN, FNP-BC, NP(F), FAANP, and Kathy J. Wheeler, PhD, RN, APRN, NP-C, FNAP, FAANP

    Neurology SPG

    NP Role in Patient Advocacy

    Speakers: Maureen Moriarty, DNP, C-ANP, APRN, FAHS, FAANP, and Calli Cook, MSN, FNP-C

    Obesity SPG

    Top 10 Obesity Myths

    Speakers: Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, and Nancy T. Browne, MS, PPCNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

    Occupational and Environmental Health SPG

    Occupational & Environmental Health Nursing in the Time of COVID

    Speakers: Maria A. Amaya, PhD, WHNP-BC, FAANP, and Jean Aertker, DNP, ARNP-BC, CHN-S, FAANP

    Orthopedics SPG

    A Multimodal Approach to Orthopedic Pain Management

    Speakers: Zack Lerner, APRN, and Laurel Short, MSN, SPRN, NP-C

    Psych and Mental Health SPG

    Telepsychiatry: Light Years Forward, Changes in Psychiatric Nursing Practice Secondary to COVID -19

    Speakers: Pam Lusk, DNP, RN, PMHNP-BC, FAANP, and Susanne Fogger, DNP, CRNP, PMHNP-BC, CARN-AP, FAANP

    Pulmonary and Sleep SPG

    Pulmonary and Sleep: Short Topics

    Speakers: Annie Perng, MSN, CRNP, CWOCN, and Nanette Alexander, DNP, APRN

    Urology and Nephrology SPG

    Evaluation and Management of Obstructive Uropathy Induced AKI

    Speakers: Mikel L. Gray, PHD, PNP, FNP, CUNP, CCCN, FAAN, FAANP, and Timothy Ray, DNP, FNP-BC, CNN-NP

  • Industry Supported and Sponsored Events

    Industry Supported and Sponsored Events

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    Product Theaters

    These non-CE product theaters are funded by the supporting or sponsoring company, which allows AANP to offer some conference registrants complimentary access to a limited number of non-CE educational presentations. Due to their educational focus and guideline requirements, attendance is restricted to only conference registrants.

    Product theaters are listed in the Product Theater category in the conference platform, in the conference guide and below.


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    Nature Made®

    Wednesday, June 16
    12 p.m. ET (11 a.m. CT)

    Title: The Essentiality of Nutrition in Managing Stress

    Speaker: Christopher Mohr, PhD, RD


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    Dexcom®

    Wednesday, June 16
    2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT)

    Title: Continuous Glucose Monitoring and Type 2 Diabetes: Educate, Inspire and Empower

    Speaker: Davida F. Kruger, MSN, APN-BC, BC-ADM


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    Lilly

    Wednesday, July 7
    12 p.m. ET (11 a.m. CT)

    Title: Pending

    Speaker: Pending


    Biohaven

    Wednesday, July 7
    2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT)

    Title: The Power of ODT: Changing the Migraine Landscape

    Speaker: Maureen Moriarty, DNP, APRN, FAHS, FAANP


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    Abbott

    Thursday, July 8
    12 p.m. ET (11 a.m. CT)

    Title: An Overview of the FreeStyle Libre 2 System

    Speaker: Lucia Novak, MSN, ANP-BC, BC-ADM



    Lilly logo

    Lilly

    Thursday, July 8
    2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT)

    Title: Pending

    Speaker: Pending



    Lilly logo

    Lilly

    Wednesday, July 14
    12 p.m. ET (11 a.m. CT)

    Title: Pending

    Speaker: Pending


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    Janssen

    Wednesday, July 14
    2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT)

    Title: Clinical Insights: Risk Reduction for Patients with VTE or Chronic CAD/PAD

    Speaker: Diane Wirth, NP


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    Acella Pharmaceuticals LLC

    Thursday, July 15
    12 p.m. ET (11 a.m. CT)

    Title: Hypothyroidism Uncovered: Emerging Strategies for Optimal Management of Hypothyroidism

    Speaker: Angela Golden, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP


    U.S. Department of State logo

    U.S. Department of State

    Thursday, July 15
    2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT)

    Title: Pending

    Speaker: Pending


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    Novartis

    Wednesday, July 21
    12 p.m. ET (11 a.m. CT)

    Title: Cardiovascular Disease Journey “It’s the Little Things:" A Tale of Two Patients

    Speaker: Abena Osei-Wusu, MD, FACC, FSCAI, and Mark Stampehl, MD, FACC, FHFSA


    Biogen logo

    Biogen

    Wednesday, July 21
    2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT)

    Title: Pending

    Speaker: Pending


    Novartis logo

    Novartis

    Thursday, July 22
    12 p.m. ET (11 a.m. CT)

    Title: Treating Patients With Chronic Heart Failure and the Role of the Nurse Practitioner

    Speaker: Pending


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    Amgen®

    Thursday, July 22
    2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT)

    Title: When Topicals Aren't Enough: An Oral Non-Biologic Treatment Option for Plaque Psoriasis

    Speaker: Miriam Bettencourt, MD


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    Alkermes®

    Wednesday, July 28
    12 p.m. ET (11 a.m. CT)

    Title: VIVITROL for Patients with Alcohol Dependence or Opioid Dependence

    Speaker: Rodrigo Garcia, APN, MSN, CRNA, MBA

  • Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

    Become an AANP 2021 National Conference Exhibitor or Sponsor Today!

    Connect with NPs during the AANP 2021 National Conference! AANP is offering exhibitors a variety of options to engage with and support NPs.

    Two different types of exhibitor pages are available. In addition, industry-sponsored product theaters are planned as part of the live offerings lineup to allow for attendee engagement.

    AANP 2021 National Conference will begin on June 15, 2021 and all session content will be available through August 31, 2021. AANP is offering this conference at a discounted price to AANP members and students. Registration and a unique login are required to participate in the sessions, view industry-sponsored product theaters and visit the exhibitor pages.

    See Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities

  • Thank You to the AANP Conference Committee

    Thank You to the Members of the 2021 Conference Committees

    AANP appreciates your dedication and flexibility in planning and providing advisement for the 2021 AANP National Conference.

    2021 AANP National Conference Committee

    • Angela Thompson, DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDCES, FAANP (Chair).
    • Kathleen Haycraft, DNP, FNP/PNP, DCNP, FAANP (Vice Chair and Board Liaison).
    • Nanette Alexander, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP.
    • Judith A. Berg, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN.
    • Midge Bowers, DNP, FNP-BC, AACC, CHSE, FAANP, FAAN.
    • Tom Bush, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP.
    • Dawn L. Garzon, PhD, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN.
    • Charlotte Gullap-Moore, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC.
    • Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CTMH, CNE, FAANP.
    • Meredith Ann Heyde, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP.
    • Penny Kaye Jensen, DNP, FNP-BC, FAAN, FAANP.
    • Patrick A. Laird, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, NEA-BC.
    • MAJ Brandon Lee, MSN, ARPN, FNP-C.
  • Terms and Policies

    2021 AANP National Conference Terms and Policies

    Your participation in the 2021 AANP National Conference is subject to the following terms and conditions. Thank you for choosing AANP for your quality continuing education needs.

    Cancellations and Refunds

    Cancellation requests require written notification to AANP at confcancellation@aanp.org and must be received by Monday, June 14, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET. If received by June 14, 2021, a refund will be issued minus a $50 administrative fee ($25 administrative fee for entry-level student registrations). After Monday, June 14, 2021, no refund will be granted. Conference registration fees are nontransferable.

    The 2021 AANP National Conference registration period ends on July 30, 2021. All sessions are available to registered attendees through August 31, 2021.

    If you have a question about your registration, please contact AANP:

    Email: conference@aanp.org
    Phone: 512-505-0228
    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


    System Check

    Use the link below to test your system in advance. When performing this test, please use the device you will use to log in to the virtual environment.

    Perform System Test

    Minimum System Requirements

    For the best conference experience, it is recommended that you:

    • Use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft EDGE or Apple Safari (for Mac products) as your web browser.
    • Ensure that your operating system is Windows 8 or higher for personal computers or Mac OS X 10.8 or higher.
    • Use a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.
    • Have a broadband internet connection with download speed of 3 megabits per second (Mbps) or greater.
    • Disable browser pop-up blockers.
  • 2021 AANP National Conference Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Why is the 2021 AANP National Conference online only?

    After closely monitoring updates and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and state and local protocols in Anaheim, California, it was decided to cancel the in-person conference and make CE sessions available online. Even if the regional stay-at-home order that includes Anaheim was lifted soon, carrying out the logistics of an in-person conference would not be possible in such a limited time frame.

    This conference is for health care providers, many of whom have been vaccinated. Why can't we meet in person?

    Based on guidance received from local officials and in consideration of existing travel bans and the overall health and safety of our conference attendees, staff, industry partners and vendors, AANP has opted to offer an online conference.

    What are the dates of the conference?

    The conference will be available beginning June 15, 2021, and will run through August 31, 2021.

    When will registration close?

    The registration period ends on July 30, 2021.

    How long will the sessions be available for viewing on demand?

    Sessions will first be available beginning June 15, 2021, and will be available through August 31, 2021.

    What happens after I register?

    A receipt will be emailed to you after you complete your registration. Once the conference officially opens on June 15, 2021, you will receive an email with instructions, including information on how to log in, how to access the online platform and other pertinent information.

    How many contact hours of CE are available with this online conference?

    There will be more than 100 contact hours of CE available for this conference. The program is currently pending approval for CE and pharmacology credit by AANP, and the exact number of hours will be posted once all sessions are approved. Pharmacology hours will be posted in or around mid-May.

    What is the registration cancellation policy?

    Cancellation requests require written notification to AANP at confcancellation@aanp.org and must be received by Monday, June 14, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET. If received by June 14, 2021, a refund will be issued minus a $50 administrative fee ($25 administrative fee for entry-level student registrations). After Monday, June 14, 2021, no refund will be granted.

    Will industry opportunities be available?

    Yes; please contact AANP Exhibit Management at exhibits@mma-inc.com or 607-674-2666.