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2023 AANP Health Policy Conference

Registration for this conference closed on Jan. 25.
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January 29, 2023 – January 31, 2023 Washington, District of Columbia

CE: Approximately 16.5 CH of CE credit
AANP accreditation review to designate CH is underway.

Whether you're a seasoned advocate or a novice in the policy arena, this is a unique opportunity to expand your health policy knowledge and network with your peers. Space is limited, so register early to ensure you can attend the premier policy event of the year for nurse practitioners (NPs).

Event Details
  • Why Attend?

    Make a Difference for Your Patients — and for NPs!

    The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® invites you to attend the 2023 AANP Health Policy Conference to:

    • Earn approximately 16.5 contact hours (CH) of continuing education (CE) credit, pending approval by AANP.
    • 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.
  • 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

    Are you not yet an AANP member? Join today to claim your conference registration savings!

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    Registration Policies

    Cancellations and Refunds

    All cancellation requests must have been submitted to AANP no later than 11:59 p.m. ET (10:59 p.m. CT) on Wednesday, January 4, 2023. 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.

    Registration Questions

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

    Questions: Visit the AANP Help Center.
    Phone: 512-442-4262
    10 a.m.-6 p.m. ET (9 a.m.-5 p.m. CT) Monday through Friday, excluding holidays
    Fax: 512-442-6469
    Mail: American Association of Nurse Practitioners
    P.O. Box 12846
    Austin, TX 78711

  • 2023 Agenda

    The 2023 AANP Health Policy Conference agenda is listed below. Sessions or speakers are subject to change.

    Print the 2023 Agenda

    Saturday, January 28

    4:30-6:30 p.m. Early Registration & Packet Pick Up

    Sunday, January 29

    6:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Registration Desk Hours
    7:30-8:30 a.m. Breakfast With Exhibitors
    8:30-9:30 a.m. What You Need to Know About Capitol Hill
    Jessica Talbert, Esq., AANP Director of Federal Advocacy
    (1 contact hour)
    9:30-9:40 a.m. Welcome Remarks and Introductions
    9:40-10:40 a.m. The Effect of Chronic Health Conditions to the Health Care System

    Colleen Walsh-Irwin, DNP, RN, ANP-BC, AACC, EBP-C, FAANP
    Kimberly Ellis, MSN, FNP-C, CDCES
    (1 contact hour)

    10:40-11:40 a.m. The APRN Compact

    Tay Kopanos, DNP, NP, AANP Vice President State Government Affairs
    Colleen Shackleford, DNP, APRN, FNP-C
    (1 contact hour)

    11:40 a.m.-12 p.m. Networking Break and Unopposed Exhibit Time
    Please visit the exhibitors.
    12-1:15 p.m. Lunch
    1:15-2:15 p.m. Impacting Change From Within

    Brian Graves, PhD, ACNP-BC, ACNP-BC
    Taylor Lanctot, DNP, APRN, PPCNP-BC, NE-BC
    (1 contact hour)

    2:15 p.m. Adjournment
    Free Time in Washington, D.C.

    Monday, January 30

    6:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Registration Desk Hours
    7-8 a.m. Networking Breakfast Within States
    (1 contact hour)
    8-8:10 a.m. Monday Morning Welcome
    8:10-9:10 a.m. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Update
    Jean Moody-Williams, RN, MPP
    (1 contact hour)
    9:10-10:10 a.m. Congressional Staff Panel
    (1 contact hour)
    10:10-10:40 a.m. Networking Break and Unopposed Exhibit Time
    Please visit the exhibitors.
    10:40-11:40 a.m. AANP Government Affairs Update
    MaryAnne Sapio, MPA, AANP Vice President Federal Government Affairs
    Tay Kopanos, DNP, NP, AANP Vice President State Government Affairs
    (1 contact hour)
    11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Lunch
    1-1:15 p.m. Networking Break and Unopposed Exhibit Time
    Please visit the exhibitors.
    1:15-2:15 p.m. Conference Keynote
    Paul Begala, Political Analyst and Commentator, CNN
    (1 contact hour)
    2:15-3:15 p.m. Nurse Practitioners and the Nursing Workforce

    Jana Bitton, MPA
    (1 contact hour)

    3:15-3:30 p.m. Networking Break and Unopposed Exhibit Time

    Please visit the exhibitors.

    3:30-4:30 p.m. Fireside Chat Featuring NPs Who Serve in Elected Office
    Wisconsin State Senator Rachael Cabral-Guevara, FNP-BC
    Louisiana State Representative Dustin Miller, FNP-C
    South Dakota State Senator Erin Tobin, CNP
    Moderated by AANP Health Policy Conference Committee Chair
    Beth Haney, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP, FAAN
    (1 contact hour)
    4:30-5:30 p.m. Social Determinants of Health and Unique Elements of Community Health

    The Honorable Marilynn Malerba, DNP, MPA
    Treasurer, U.S. Department of the Treasury
    (1 contact hour)

    5:30 p.m. Adjournment

    Tuesday, January 31

    6:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Registration Desk Hours
    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
    Open Forum on Lobbying Capitol Hill
    AANP Government Affairs Staff
    (1 contact hour)
    9:15 a.m. Gather With State Attendees and Head to Capitol Hill
    10 a.m.-4 p.m. Congressional Visits
    Scheduled by AANP Federal Government Affairs Staff
    Attendees will be provided with their meeting agendas
    (2.5 contact hours)
    11 a.m.-3 p.m. Congressional Visit Debriefing
    Location to Be Determined
    (1 contact hour)

    ** Dates, Times and Topics Are Subject to Change **
    ** Approximately 16.5 Total CH of CE Is Pending Approval by AANP **

  • Keynote Speaker

    Keynote Speaker

    Paul Begala

    Paul Begala

    Political Analyst and Commentator, CNN

    Paul Begala is a political commentator, a professor of public policy, an author, and political strategist.

    He is a commentator for CNN, where he is part of the political team that has won both an Emmy Award and a Peabody Award. In addition to appearing on-air, Paul writes commentary for CNN, and, with over 200,000 Twitter followers, he has a robust social media presence as well.

    Paul is the author of six books about politics, several of which were New York Times bestsellers. In the 1990’s Paul helped his friend John F. Kennedy, Jr. launch the political magazine George and wrote the “Capitol Hillbilly” column. Paul has taught at three universities: The University of Texas at Austin, where he taught in the School of Journalism; the University of Georgia, where he taught in the School of Law; and Georgetown University, where he has been an Affiliated Professor of Public Policy in the McCourt School of Public Policy for 19 years.

    Begala burst on the political scene in 1992 as a senior strategist for Bill Clinton’s presidential campaign. He served as Counselor to the President in the White House, helping coordinate policy, politics, and media. Before working for Pres. Clinton, Paul worked on Capitol Hill and advised campaigns across America. In 2012 he played a crucial role in the Obama-Biden re-election campaign. Paul has also done campaign work overseas, including in Israel, Europe, South America, the Caribbean, and Africa.

    Former President Bill Clinton described his longtime friend and former aide as, “a witty dynamo from Sugar Land, Texas...who brought energy, focus and credibility to our efforts.”

  • Housing Information

    Housing Information: The Grand Hyatt Washington

    The Grand Hyatt Washington, Washington, D.C. is the site for the 2023 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 $259.00 single/double occupancy plus applicable state and local taxes, which are currently 14.95%. There may also be applicable service and hotel-specific fees.

    The conference rate is available for standard rooms Saturday, January 28, through Tuesday January 31, 2023. For dates outside of this range, the site will offer the best available rate.

    All reservations must be made by Thursday, December 29, 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.

    Book Your Room

    Cancellation Policy

    Reservations must be canceled 72 hours prior to your planned arrival by 3 p.m. ET (2 p.m. CT) in order to avoid a cancellation fee of one night's room rate plus taxes.

    Early Departure Fee: An early departure fee equal to one 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 their departure. This fee will be waived only with 24-hour advance notice from the departure date. Emergency and other special circumstance situations will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

    Do you have Questions? Contact: AANP Conferences and Meetings via the AANP Help Center.

  • Stay Connected

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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 are not currently receiving communications from AANP, please visit the AANP Help Center to get in contact with a member of our team.

  • 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 on January 29-31, 2023, in Washington, D.C.

    What happens after I register?

    A receipt will be emailed to you after you complete your registration. The receipt will include housing information.

    How many contact hours of CE are available?

    Attendees can earn up to 15 CH of CE during the conference.

    What is the registration cancellation policy?

    Cancellation requests must have been received by Wednesday, January 4, 2023, at 11:59 p.m. ET (10:59 p.m. CT). If received by January 4, 2023, a refund will be issued, minus a $75 administrative fee or a $50 administrative fee for student registrations (entry-level student members only). No refund will be granted after this date. Conference registration fees are non-transferable.

    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 AANP Health Policy Conference Housing site. All reservations must be made by Thursday, December 29, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET (10:59 p.m. CT).

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