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2021 AANP Health Policy Conference

Be Active in the Legislative Issues Impacting You and Your Patients
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February 25, 2021 – March 11, 2021 Online

CE: Up to 6.0 contact hours of continuing education (CE),
pending approval by AANP.

The 2021 American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) Health Policy Conference is moving online this year. Access all of the sessions for two full weeks and gain the skills you need to be a legislative advocate for the nurse practitioner (NP) role! Registration is now closed.

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, the 2021 AANP Health Policy Conference offers you a unique opportunity to:

    • Learn from advocacy experts as they discuss the priorities of Congress and the Administration and their potential impact on NPs and patients.
    • Earn up to 6.0 contact hours of continuing education (CE) credit.
    • Develop the skills and insight necessary to advocate effectively at the federal level.

    Registrants will have access to the 2021 AANP Health Policy Conference sessions from February 25–March 11, 2021.

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    Registration closed on March 9, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

  • Registration Information

    Registration Information

    Registration Fees

    Registration closed on March 9, 2021, at 11:59 p.m. ET.

    AANP NP, Associate, Career Starter, Post Master’s Student or Retired Member $195
    AANP Student Member $95
    Non-AANP Member$350

    Registration Policies

    Cancellations and Refunds

    All cancellation requests must be submitted to AANP no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 27, 2021; no refunds will be granted after this date. To cancel your conference registration, you must submit written notice via email to

    Registration Questions?

    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

  • 2021 Conference Agenda

    Conference Agenda

    The 2021 AANP Health Policy Conference agenda is listed below. Sessions or speakers are subject to change.

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    AANP Government Affairs Update

    1.0 contact hour of CE

    This session will cover current state and federal policy issues and provide an update on active legislation at the state and national levels. The presentation will highlight priorities of the 117th Congress.

    MaryAnne Sapio, AANP Vice President Federal Government Affairs, and Tay Kopanos, DNP, NP, AANP Vice President of State Government Affairs

    Social Media

    1.0 contact hour of CE

    This session will provide an overview on how social media and the internet have changed and how the impact of these changes affects consumer attitudes, accuracy of information and policymaking at the state and federal level. You will have the opportunity to develop skills and proficiency in the use of social media to advocate for public policy priorities, mobilize support for issues and engage with media.

    SevenTwenty Strategies

    Impact of COVID-19 on Nurse Practitioner-owned and -led Practices — An NP's Story of Creativity and Resilience

    1.0 contact hour of CE

    This session will provide information on the impact of COVID-19 on the health care system, including NP-owned and -led practices, and strategies for sustainability post-pandemic.

    Wendy L. Wright, DNP, ANP-BC, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, FNAP, Owner, Wright & Associates Family Healthcare

    Federal Regulatory Policies for Nurse Practitioners

    1.0 contact hour of CE

    This session will provide information on COVID-19 federal agency policies, federal waivers and flexibilities pursuant to the Public Health Emergency and includes an update on information regarding the 2021 Medicare Physician Fee Schedule Final Rule.

    Franklin Harrington, AANP Director of Reimbursement and Regulatory Affairs

    How Evidence Informs Policy: Using Research to Support Nurse Practitioner Advocacy

    1.0 contact hour of CE

    This session will provide an opportunity to learn about strategies on how best to utilize evidence to help inform policymaking. The session will also seek to expand your knowledge of the scholarship and research studies that form the foundation of NP advocacy and policy.

    Christine Tracy, MSW, AANP Vice President of Research


    1.0 contact hour of CE

    This presentation will provide information about how telehealth has evolved during the COVID-19 pandemic, how NPs are using technology to coordinate care for their patients and the increasing emphasis on telehealth to provide quality health care in all geographic areas.

    Tearsanee Carlisle Davis, DNP, FNP-BC, FAANP, Director, Clinical and Advanced Practice Operations, UMMC Center for Telehealth, Assistant Professor, UMMC School of Nursing

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