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2023 AANP National Conference

Meet your colleagues in New Orleans at the most impactful nurse practitioner conference of 2023!
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June 20, 2023 – June 25, 2023 New Orleans, Louisiana

CE: Approximately 34 CH of CE credit
AANP accreditation review to designate CH is underway.

Join the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans for the largest nurse practitioner (NP) event of the year! Attend for a week filled with continuing education (CE), exclusive keynote speakers, legislative and policy updates, hands-on workshops, lively exhibitors and unparalleled collegial networking opportunities. With a focus on "Restoring, Recharging and Renewing the Nurse Practitioner Community," this conference offers something for every NP. By registering for the in-person conference, you will also receive access to the 2023 AANP National Conference on-demand package — at no extra charge — extending your learning opportunity through Aug. 3!

Event Details
  • Why Attend

    New Orleans Hosts the NP Event of the Year. Registration includes Free Access to Online Content!

    2023 AANP National Conference Banner

    Why Attend the 2023 AANP National Conference?

    • Experience the largest national conference for NPs of all specialties.
    • Select from more than 330 sessions and workshops showcasing the diversity of the NP role.
    • Participate in skill-enhancing workshops throughout the conference.
    • Earn up to 34 contact hours (CH) of CE credit, pending approval by AANP (includes one session for each time slot Tuesday through Sunday).
    • Access the 2023 AANP National Conference on-demand package at no extra charge, with sessions prerecorded prior to the in-person conference.
    • 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.

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    Would you rather attend virtually? View the 2023 AANP National Conference online option.


    AANP Mission Statement and Conference Objectives

    AANP empowers all NPs to advance accessible, person-centered, equitable, high-quality health care for diverse communities 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 responsive clinical sessions to promote health equity.
  • Registration Information

    Registration Information

    Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

    In-Person Conference Registration Fees

    AANP members enjoy significant savings on conference registration.

    In-Person Full Conference Registration Fees

    Member TypeFees Received by May 4Fees Received After May 4
    NP Member$595$645
    Student Member$125$175
    Licensed NP Student Member$515$565
    Career Starter Member$370$420
    Retired Member$370$420
    Associate Member$595$645
    Non-member$795$845

    In-Person One-Day Conference Registration Fees

    Member TypeFees Received by May 4Fees Received After May 4
    NP Member$360$410
    Student Member$125$175
    Licensed NP Student Member$320$370
    Career Starter Member$245$295
    Retired Member$245$295
    Associate Member$360$410
    Non-member$520$570

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    Registration Questions

    Cancellation and registration policies may be found on the Terms and Policies tab. If you have a question about registration, please contact AANP.

    Email: conference@aanp.org
    Phone: 512-442-4262
    10 a.m.-6 p.m. ET, 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 Connect With Your Colleagues

    Educational Sessions

    AANP is pleased to present more than 330 sessions and workshops at the in-person 2023 AANP National Conference, available Tuesday, June 20, through Sunday, June 25.

    In addition, dozens of sessions from the in-person conference will be made available on demand. If you register for the in-person conference package, you can access the full on-demand package at no extra charge!

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    CE and Pharmacology Hours

    The program is under review by AANP to determine CE and pharmacology credit. Up to 34 contact hours of CE will be offered (includes one session for each time slot Tuesday through Sunday).

    Presentation Handouts

    The link to access presentation handouts will be emailed to all conference registrants by early June 2023. 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 AANP Mobile App, available for 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 2023 AANP National Conference Guide.

    Presentation Schedule

    Thursday, June 223-4:30 p.m.
    Friday, June 231-2:30 p.m.
    Saturday, June 2410:30-11:45 a.m.

    “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 Supported and Sponsored Events

    The cost of industry-supported and sponsored (IS) events with food service presented at the 2023 AANP National Conference is not included in the conference registration fees. Non-CE product theaters are funded entirely by the supporting or sponsoring company, allowing 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. To expedite the admittance of attendees into these events, registration will occur on-site at the entrance of each scheduled event on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no pre-registration.


    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 Theaters keep you up to date on new research and approaches for your patients.
    • The AANP Partner Pavilion provides you an opportunity to learn about the many goods and services available to AANP members.

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  • Workshops and Seminars

    Experience Hands-On Learning With Conference Workshops

    In addition to more than 330 CE sessions, the 2023 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. Workshop attendees must also register for the corresponding conference days.

    Additional details are coming soon.

  • Keynote Speaker

    Opening General Session Keynote Speaker

    Joan Higginbotham

    Joan Higginbotham

    Take your practice to new heights with insights from retired NASA astronaut, rocket scientist and electrical engineer Joan Higginbotham. As the third African American woman to travel into space, Higginbotham is a trailblazer whose 20-year career at NASA included participating in 53 space shuttle launches, contributing to the construction of the International Space Station and logging more than 300 hours in space. With executive-level experience at the intersection of science, innovation and technology, Higginbotham has received countless honors, including the National Space Medal, the Adler Planetarium Women in Space Award and the NASA Exceptional Service Medal. She was named one of Savoy Magazine’s Top Influential Women in Corporate America and one of Essence Magazine’s Top 50 Women.

    During her keynote address, Higginbotham will inspire you to seize new opportunities, build resilience and thrive in high-pressure environments. She will provide valuable insights on ways to work well with diverse teams and innovate to meet emerging needs. By sharing her powerful experience overcoming barriers, Higginbotham will reveal the key to elevating your personal career and advancing the NP role.

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  • Schedule at a Glance

    Plan Your Conference Schedule

    The following provides a broad overview of the conference week schedule. Your personal session selections (to fill in the Concurrent Presentations time blocks) can be added.


    Monday, June 19

    4-7 p.m.

    Registration Open

    4-7 p.m.Speaker Ready Room Available

    Tuesday, June 20

    6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

    Registration Open

    6:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.Speaker Ready Room Available

    7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Seminars and Workshops

    1-5:30 p.m.Workshops

    1:30-5 p.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    5:30-7 p.m.

    Welcome Reception


    Wednesday, June 21

    6 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    Registration Open

    6 a.m.-5:30 p.m.Speaker Ready Room Available

    6:30-7:15 a.m.

    Breakfast Non-CE Product Theaters

    8:15-9:30 a.m.

    Opening General Session

    9:45 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    11 a.m.-2 p.m.

    Uniformed Corps Chief Updates
    Open to Active, Retired Military and USPHS Attendees Only

    12-1:15 p.m.

    Lunch Non-CE Product Theaters

    1:30-5:30 p.m.

    Seminars and Workshops

    1:30-5 p.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    1:30-5:30 p.m.Seminars and Workshops

    5:15-6:30 p.m.

    Dinner Non-CE Product Theaters

    5:15-6:45 p.m.

    Uniformed Military Services Branch Meetings
    Open to Active, Retired Military and USPHS Attendees Only


    Thursday, June 22

    6:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m.

    Registration Open

    6:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m.Speaker Ready Room Available

    6:30-7:45 a.m.

    Breakfast Non-CE Product Theaters

    8-11:30 a.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    8 a.m.-12 p.m.Seminars and Workshops

    11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Lunch Non-CE Product Theaters

    1:15-2:15 p.m.Concurrent Presentations

    2:30-6 p.m.

    Exhibit Hall Open

    Unopposed time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.

    3-4:30 p.m.

    Attended NP Posters: Group One

    4:45-5:45 p.m.Concurrent Presentations

    6-7:15 p.m.

    Dinner Non-CE Product Theaters

    6-10 p.m.Fellows Induction Ceremony and Reception

    Admission to the Reception Dinner is by invitation only.


    Friday, June 23

    6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

    Registration Open

    6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.Speaker Ready Room Available

    6:30-7:45 a.m.

    Breakfast Non-CE Product Theaters

    8-9 a.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    9:15-10:15 a.m.

    General Session: Legislative Policy Update

    10:30-11:30 a.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

    Exhibit Hall Open

    Unopposed Time: 1-2:30 p.m.

    11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Lunch CE Symposium

    1-2:30 p.m.

    Attended NP Posters: Group Two

    1:30-5:30 p.m.Seminars and Workshops

    2:30-4:45 p.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    5-6 p.m.Salute to the State Awards Ceremony

    5-6:15 p.m.

    Dinner Non-CE Product Theaters

    6-7 p.m.

    Salute to the States Reception for Awardees
    Admission is by invitation only.


    Saturday, June 24

    6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

    Registration Open

    6:30 a.m.-5 p.m.Speaker Ready Room Available
    6:30-7:45 a.m.Breakfast Non-CE Product Theaters

    8-10:15 a.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    8 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Seminars and Workshops

    10:15 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

    Exhibit Hall Open

    Unopposed Time: 10:15-11:45 a.m.

    10:30-11:45 a.m.

    Attended NP Posters: Group Three

    11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

    Lunch Non-CE Product Theaters

    1:15-3:30 p.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    3:45-4:45 p.m.Saturday General Session
    5-6:15 p.m.Dinner Non-CE Product Theaters (Tentative)

    Sunday, June 25

    7:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

    Registration Open

    7:30-10:30 a.m.Speaker Ready Room Available

    8-11:30 a.m.

    Concurrent Presentations


    “Coming to the conference, we get to meet people from all over the country and even the world — making those connections, hearing what other practitioners are doing ... and being successful at it, that helps to encourage you.”

    - Sherri G., TX, Member since 1999

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  • Housing Information

    AANP Housing Block

    Ernest N. Morial Convention Center

    A wide selection of hotels near the convention center and throughout New Orleans is offered through the 2023 AANP National Conference Housing Block, with discounted pricing for those using this housing option.

    Book Your Room

    The special conference rates, ranging from $218 to $245 (single/double) plus taxes and fees per night, will be honored for conference registrants and their families for reservations covering lodging between Sunday, June 18, and Monday, June 26, based on availability. Make plans to arrive early or stay after to enjoy all that New Orleans and the surrounding area have to offer.

    All reservations must be made by Wednesday, May 24, or before the block is sold out, whichever comes first. Beware of third-party room poachers misrepresenting themselves as travel agents.


    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.

    Please use the contact form to submit your inquiry or call 864-699-0731 for assistance.

  • Visiting New Orleans

    Welcome to New Orleans!

    New Orleans Fun

    A timeless city with a unique way of life, New Orleans offers exciting nightlife, vibrant live music and distinctive cuisine, inspired by its French, African and American roots. From the moment you arrive, the city will indulge your senses and enchant your heart.

    While attending the 2023 AANP National Conference at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, AANP invites you to explore New Orleans, visit its cultural attractions and celebrate everything that makes the Big Easy one of America’s most unique, authentic and enthralling destinations.

    Learn More About New Orleans


    Tour New Orleans

    Whether this is your first time in New Orleans or you’re a frequent guest, the city’s infectious spirit is sure to inspire you. Make the most of your national conference experience by planning ahead and scheduling one or more adventures with your colleagues.

    Learn More

  • Additional Information

    Additional Information

    Ways to Stay Connected

    AANP Mobile App

    The AANP app is the best way to have the full conference schedule, your personal schedule of sessions, speaker details, handouts, events, information and so much more right at your fingertips.

    Get the AANP App

    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!

    Connect with AANP today on:

    Facebook Instagram Twitter LinkedIn

    Be sure to join the conference conversation and share clinical pearls from the sessions you attend by using the official #AANP23 hashtag.

    Registrant Communications

    Receipts, notifications and updates from AANP are communicated via email. Please verify that aanp@aanp.org is in your email contact list so you never miss an important announcement.

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


    2023 Community Initiative

    Grace House

    Watch for updates about the 2023 AANP National Conference Community Initiative, which will be shared soon.

    Grace House
    bridgehouse.org


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  • 2023 AANP National Conference Committee Members

    Thank You to the 2023 AANP National Conference Committee Members

    AANP appreciates your dedication in planning and providing advisement on this conference schedule.

    Sophia Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP (Chair)
    Jessica Peck
    , DNP, APRN, CPNP-PC, CNE, CNL, FAANP, FAAN (Board Liaison)
    James L. Dickens, CAPT (retired)
    , DNP, FAANP, FAAN
    Allison Dimsdale
    , DNP, NP-C, AACC, FAANP
    Sheryl Mitchell
    , DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, FAANP
    Monica Nandwani
    , DNP, RN, FNP-BC
    Laura Searcy
    , MN, APRN, PPCNP-BC, FAANP
    Doug Smith
    , DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, CCRN, CNRN, SCRN, FCCM
    Paula Tucker
    , DNP, FNP-BC, ENP-C, FAANP
    Colleen Walsh-Irwin
    , DNP, RN, ANP-BC, AACC, EBP-C, FAANP

  • Conference Terms and Policies

    Terms and Conditions

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

    What health and safety precautions are being taken?

    To reduce the risk of infectious disease transmission, AANP will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local guidelines or regulations in place at the time of the event.

    Registration Policies

    Cancellation and Refunds

    All cancellation requests must be submitted to AANP no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on Monday, May 8, 2023. No refunds will be granted after this date. A refund will then be issued minus a $75 administrative fee or a $25 administrative fee for student registrations (entry-level student members only).

    Request Cancellation

    No Shows

    If you do not cancel in writing by 11:59 p.m. ET on May 8, 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

    Policies are hotel specific. Please view the housing tab on this webpage for policies specific to deposits, early departure fees and cancellations.

    Conference Policies

    Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

    The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center complies with the requirements specified by the ADA. AANP is responsible for all non-permanent accessibility requirements.

    If you have any questions or require special accommodations or auxiliary aid related to a disability for your conference attendance, please notify AANP at conference@aanp.org or 512-442-4262 no later than Monday, May 16.

    Animals

    Live animals are prohibited within the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, other than animal(s) that serve a guide or service function as defined by the 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 2023 AANP National Conference.

    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 will be sold for $50.00 to registered attendee guests 16 or older during the 2023 AANP National Conference. Attestation of infectious disease prevention requirements apply.

    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 Orange County Convention Center does not offer child care services.

    Conference Attire

    Attire is business casual. The Ernest N. Morial Convention Center strives to keep rooms at a comfortable temperature, but layered clothing is strongly suggested. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended.

    Smoking

    Smoking is prohibited in the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. This includes traditional cigarettes, cigars, vaping devices and e-cigarettes.

    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.

  • Conference FAQs

    What health and safety precautions are being taken?

    To reduce the risk of infectious disease transmission, AANP will follow the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and local guidelines or regulations in place at the time of the event.

    What are the dates of the in-person conference?

    The in-person conference will be held June 20-25 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Access to on-demand conference sessions will be available on June 28-Aug. 3.

    What happens after I register?

    A receipt will be emailed to you after you complete your registration. The receipt will include information about the AANP Housing Block.

    How many CH of CE are available?

    An attendee can earn up to 34 CH of CE during the in-person conference by selecting one session for each available time slot throughout the week. Additional CE may be earned via the on-demand conference platform.

    What is the registration cancellation policy?

    Cancellation requests must be received by Monday, May 8, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET. If received by May 8, a refund will be issued, minus a $75 administrative fee or a $25 administrative fee for student registrations (entry-level student members only). After Monday, May 8, no refund will be granted. Conference registration fees are nontransferable.

    Request Cancellation

    How do I secure housing?

    In order to receive the discounted AANP rate, all housing reservations must be made through the 2023 AANP National Conference Housing site. All reservations must be made by Wednesday, May 24, at 11:59 p.m. ET, or before the block is sold out, whichever comes first. Be on the lookout for third-party room poachers misrepresenting themselves as travel agents.

    You can find housing information by visiting the AANP Housing Block website.

    Will industry opportunities be available?

    Yes, please see the Exhibit and Sponsorship Opportunities tab on this webpage or contact AANP Exhibit Management at aanp@corcexpo.com.


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