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2022 AANP Health Policy Conference

Discuss Policy Issues with Your Peers, Learn What Resonates With Your Elected Leaders and Return Home a Stronger NP Advocate!
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March 6, 2022 – March 8, 2022 Washington, District of Columbia

CE: Approximately 17.0 contact hours of continuing education (CE)
pending approval by AANP.

Whether you're a seasoned NP advocate or a novice in the policy arena, this is a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge and network with your peers.

Event Details
  • Why Attend?

    Make a Difference for Your Patients and for NPs!

    **Please note the 2022 AANP Health Policy Conference will not feature Capitol Hill Day on Tuesday, March 8. Instead continuing education (CE) sessions will take place until 12 p.m. ET.**

    Attend the 2022 AANP Health Policy Conference to:

    • Earn continuing education (CE) credits.
    • Learn from government and industry experts as they discuss the priorities of Congress and the Administration and their potential impact on NPs and patients.
    • Develop skills and insight necessary to advocate effectively.
    • Network with NPs from your area who are interested in creating advocacy coalitions.

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  • Rates and Registration

    Registration Information

    Registration Fees

    AANP NP, Associate, Career Starter, Licensed NP Student or Retired Member $650
    AANP Student Member $255
    Non-AANP Member$850

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    Please note that new Washington, D.C. COVID-19 protocols require all attendees to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or obtain a medical exemption via a letter from the individual’s medical provider on professional letterhead. Those with a medical exemption must also provide proof of a negative PCR or antigen test within 24 hours of their arrival at conference. Anyone who does not have proof of vaccination or accepted exemption documentation will not be permitted to attend, even with a negative COVID-19 test.


    Registration Policies

    Cancellations and Refunds

    All cancellation requests must be submitted to AANP no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, January 4, 2022; no refunds will be granted after this date. A $75 administrative fee or a $50 administrative fee for student registrations will apply to all cancellations.

    To cancel your conference registration, you must submit written notice via email to conference@aanp.org.


    Registration Questions

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

    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

  • 2022 Draft Agenda

    The 2022 AANP Health Policy Conference draft agenda is listed below. Sessions or speakers are subject to change.

    Print the 2022 Draft Agenda


    Sunday, March 6

    Addressing Burnout and Exhaustion in the Workplace

    1.0 contact hour of CE

    Presenters:
    Kimberlyn Leary, PhD, MPA, Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital, Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
    Patricia (Polly) Pittman, PhD, Professor Health Policy and Management, Milken Institute School of Public Health, George Washington University

    State Policy: Impact of State Practice Environment on NP Workforce & Access to Care

    1.0 contact hour of CE

    Presenters:
    Kelli DePriest, PhD, RN, Research Public Health Analyst, RTI International and Adjunct Faculty, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
    Rita Ferrari D’Aoust, PhD, MS, RN, ACNP, ANP-BC, CNE, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, Associate Dean, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing
    Eric P. Slade, PhD, Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing

    How Evidence Informs Policy: Using Research to Support NP Advocacy

    1.0 contact hour of CE

    Presenter:
    Chris Tracy, AANP Vice President of Research

    AANP Government Affairs Update

    1.0 contact hour of CE

    Presenters:
    MaryAnne Sapio, AANP Vice President Federal Government Affairs
    Tay Kopanos, AANP Vice President of State Government Affairs


    Monday, March 7

    Networking Breakfast Within States

    1.0 contact hour of CE

    Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Update

    1.0 contact hour of CE

    Presenter:
    Jean D. Moody-Williams, RN, MPP, Deputy Director, Center for Clinical Standards and Quality, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

    Congressional Staff Panel

    1.0 contact hour of CE

    Presenters:
    Panelists to be confirmed.

    Keynote Speaker

    1.0 contact hour of CE

    Presenter:
    Rear Admiral Susan Orsega, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

    Future of Nursing 2020-2030: Charting a Path to Health Equity

    1.0 contact hour of CE

    Presenter:
    Mary Wakefield, PhD, RN, FAAN

    A New Dawn: Value-Based NP Leadership in a Forever Changed World

    1.0 contact hour of CE

    Presenter:
    Betty Rambur, PhD, RN, FAAN

    NPs Answering the Call in any Health Care Emergency

    1.0 contact hour of CE

    Presenters:
    FEMA Representative (to be confirmed).
    Robin Arends, DNP, CNP, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP
    Sophia Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP
    Alvin Mena Cantero, DNP, FNP

    Innovations Born Out of the Pandemic - Whole Medical Center, Virtual Health in the VA

    1.0 contact hour of CE

    Presenters:
    Penny Kaye Jensen, DNP, FNP-C, FAAN, FAANP, Liaison for National APRN Policy & Chief Consultant for APRN Practice, Office of Nursing Services at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    Matthew Rogers, PA-C, National Clinical Resource Hub Director at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
    Christine Engstrom, PhD, CRNP, AOCN, FAANP, Acting Chief Nursing Officer at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


    Tuesday, March 8

    Reimbursement and Emerging Payment Models

    1.0 contact hour of CE

    Presenter:
    Franklin Harrington, AANP Director of Reimbursement and Regulatory Affairs

    Advocacy Workshop

    3.0 contact hour of CE

    Presenters:
    AANP Staff Panel with Federal and State Government Affairs, Partnerships and Research to discuss timely legislative asks and advocacy.


    ** Approximately 16.0 total CE Contact Hours, Pending Approval of AANP **
    ** Speakers and topics are subject to change **

  • Keynote Speaker

    Keynote Speaker

    Rear Admiral Susan Orsega

    Rear Admiral Susan Orsega, MSN, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

    Director of Commissioned Corps Headquarters (CCHQ)

    Rear Admiral (RADM) Susan Orsega is the Senior Advisor to Assistant Secretary for Health (ASH) and Surgeon General (SG). She is the principal advisor to the ASH and SG on a full range of Office of the Assistant Secretary (OASH)/Office of Surgeon General (OSG) and Commissioned Corps programs, policies and activities with a heavy focus on Corps modernization and increased response to public health crises (e.g. providing senior guidance on policies and direction related to role of the Ready Reserve and Public Health Emergency Response Strike Team). She advances interagency, equivalent military and public health partnerships to achieve the Corps mission.

    RADM Orsega has held numerous leadership positions at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Prior to this assignment, she served as the Director of Commissioned Corps Headquarters (CCHQ) (March 2019-October 2021), where she was responsible for directing all functions regarding personnel, administration, operations, readiness, deployment, and policy for the 6,000 officers of the U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) Commissioned Corps, Active and Ready Reserve components. In that role, she managed the activation of the largest deployment of USPHS Commissioned Corps in support of international and national COVID-19 efforts. She was instrumental in the historic development of the Ready Reserve Corps. RADM Orsega served as Acting Surgeon General from January 26, 2021 - March 25, 2021 pending the Senate confirmation of Dr. Vivek H. Murthy as the 21st SG. She served as the USPHS Chief Nurse Officer from May 2016 to October 2019 advising the SG on the recruitment, deployment, and career development for nursing and providing leadership to 4,500 USPHS nurses and HHS nurse civilians.

    RADM Orsega’s career spans over 32 years in the Corps. Commissioned in 1989, she was assigned to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) when the HIV/AIDS epidemic was unfolding. She continued to advance her nursing and scientific knowledge in her NIH assignments with an emphasis on practice, leadership and operations. From 2001-2019, she was assigned to National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)/NIH. From 2007- 2019, she was responsible for the operational management of 2 NIAID projects with South African and Malian Governments; involving international health care professionals that provided research to over research participants in both countries who would otherwise not receive treatment. During 2012-2019, she focused on catalyzing partnerships, building infrastructure and leading operations in Mali during periods of fluctuating security conflict, Malian government transition, Ebola and other emerging infectious disease outbreaks. In 2015, Orsega was appointed to NIH/NIAID Ebola trial operations team. Their fervent on the ground leadership ensured that the first human vaccine and treatment Ebola trials in Liberia and Sierra Leone were successfully implemented at a time when Ebola transmission rates were high.

    She has a distinguished public health emergency experience ranging from selection to an elite USPHS medical team after 9/11 as well as 17 other national and international disaster/humanitarian deployments serving in progressive nursing and leadership assignments since 1995. She brought that experience to the USS Pacific Peleliu ship mission as the only USPHS officer, Advance Planning team.

    Orsega is a subject matter expert in realm of HIV/AIDS nursing practice, international operations, health diplomacy and disaster response, co-authored 25 articles in peer-reviewed journals and presented at 40 major scientific and nursing conferences around the world.

    She is the recipient of the American Nursing Credentialing Center’s Princess Muna Al Hussein Award in 2019, HHS Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service in 2016, Uniformed Services University (USU) Graduate of School of Nursing Alumni of the Year award in 2015 and NIH Director’s award in 2002.

    RADM Orsega earned her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Towson University and a Master’s degree of Science from the USU Graduate School of Nursing Nurse Practitioner program. She is a fellow in the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and American Academy of Nursing.

  • Housing Information

    Housing Information: The Grand Hyatt Washington

    The Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, D.C. is the site for the 2022 AANP Health Policy Conference, including all housing. All rooms in the AANP housing block at the Grand Hyatt Washington are standard rooms at the special conference rate of $329.00 single/double occupancy plus applicable state and local taxes, currently 14.8%. There may also be applicable service and hotel specific fees.

    The conference rate is available for standard rooms Saturday, March 5, 2022, through Tuesday March 8, 2022. For dates outside of this range, the site will offer best available rate.

    All reservations must be made by Monday, February 3, 2022. Room types selected during the reservation process are requests only. The hotel will make every effort to accommodate your room selection at check-in.

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    Cancellation Policy

    Reservations must be cancelled 72 hours prior to your planned arrival by 3 p.m. ET in order to avoid cancellation fee of one night room rate plus taxes.

    Early Departure Fee: An early departure fee equal to one (1) night’s room and 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.

    Questions? Contact: Conferences & Meetings at conference@aanp.org or call (855) 857-5933.

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    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.

  • COVID-19 Precautions

    COVID-19 Precautions

    AANP staff and hotel officials continue to take precautions to ensure the health and well-being of attendees. Current 2022 AANP Health Policy Conference COVID-19 precautions include the following:

    • Registration has been limited to allow attendees space for social distancing.
    • All attendees must show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or obtain a medical exemption via a letter from the individual’s medical provider on professional letterhead.
    • Staff members will be located at the registration desk to confirm COVID-19 vaccination and no symptoms of COVID-19 within 14 days of conference.
    • Properly worn masks will be strictly required throughout the conference venue, except when eating and drinking. AANP will provide masks to all attendees and will have extra available if needed.
    • As an added safety precaution for attendees and speakers, AANP will be asking that attendees not approach the podium or gather in groups to meet with speakers after each session. Instead, attendees will be able to ask questions by using index cards, which will be provided, to write their questions. These cards will be collected by staff and brought to the speaker during the question-and-answer period of the program.
    • Hand sanitizing stations will be available in the meeting areas.
    • The Hyatt Hotel has developed a special cleaning program to deliver the safest stay possible. Learn more about Hyatt's Global Care & Cleanliness Commitment program.
    • AANP will enforce all Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines and local government regulations in place at the time of the event.

    Please note that new Washington, D.C. COVID-19 protocols require all attendees to show proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or obtain a medical exemption via a letter from the individual’s medical provider on professional letterhead. Those with a medical exemption must also provide proof of a negative PCR or antigen test within 24 hours of their arrival at conference. Anyone who does not have proof of vaccination or accepted exemption documentation will not be permitted to attend, even with a negative COVID-19 test.

    The situation remains fluid, therefore all conference details, including sessions, speakers, rooms and COVID-19 precautions, are subject to change. Visit this page for the most current updates and to review the full list of precautions in place to ensure all attendees have a safe and enriching experience.

  • Exhibitor and Sponsor Information

    Support the NP Role and Be a Part of the 2022 AANP Health Policy Conference

    AANP, the national organization representing the interests of more than 325,000 NPs, invites you to attend the 2022 AANP Health Policy Conference! Don’t miss this opportunity to get in front of this growing, influential, professional group of health care providers.

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