2019 AANP National Conference

Join Thousands of Your Fellow Nurse Practitioners at the Nation's Largest Multispecialty NP Conference
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June 18, 2019 – June 23, 2019 Indianapolis, Indiana

CE: Up to 38 hours
CE pending approval; choose from 400+ sessions and workshops.

Keeping Health Care on Track is this year’s theme, and our goal is to help keep your career headed in the right direction, in the right lane and moving forward. Join us for more than 400 educational sessions and workshops, unparalleled networking opportunities and some good, NP fun including a welcome reception at the Indianapolis Zoo—an off-site event where you can mingle with colleagues while enjoying hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar against the backdrop of amusing monkey antics, roaring lions, giraffes and more. Start your engines and register now for the 2019 AANP National Conference this June in Indianapolis!

Event Details
  • Why Attend the AANP National Conference?

    Experience the Nation's Largest Conference for NPs of All Specialties

    • Select from more than 400 sessions and hands-on workshops showcasing the diversity of the NP role.
    • Earn up to 38 contact hours of continuing education (CE) credit pending approval by AANP (includes all sessions Tuesday through Sunday).
    • Join discussions on current national, state and local legislative, regulatory and practice issues affecting NPs.
    • Find opportunities for national and international collegial networking with thousands of NPs.
    • Experience Indy with the AANP Welcome Reception at the Indianapolis Zoo and tours of Indianapolis, including a bike tour, Indianapolis Speedway tour, wine and jazz tour and city sampler tour.

    Learn more about the 2019 AANP National Conference, and hear from AANP President Joyce Knestrick and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, in the Registration Brochure!

    Download the Brochure

    “There's not a conference that goes by that I don't bring home new materials for practice, that I don't bring home new information or that I don't meet somebody whom I want to know better because of their clinical expertise.”

    —Liza B., PhD, APRN-BC, FACHE, FAANP, FNAP, FAAN, Member since 1998

    AANP Mission and 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:

    • Provides expert faculty presentations of current, practical and clinically oriented evidence-based practice information that addresses the roles of all providers and patients, incorporating an interprofessional perspective over a broad range of therapeutic areas.
    • Offers state-of-the-art, skill-enhancing workshops.
    • Supports the discussion of current national, state and local legislative, regulatory and practice issues affecting NPs.
    • Promotes national and international opportunities for collegial networking.
  • Keynote Speakers

    Two Exciting Keynote Speakers

    Elizabeth Smart and Margaret A. Fitzgerald

    Opening Keynote: Elizabeth Smart

    Where There’s Hope: Healing, Moving Forward and Never Giving Up

    The abduction of Elizabeth Smart was one of the most followed child abduction cases of our time. At the tender age of 14, just before celebrating her middle school graduation, Elizabeth went to sleep in her family home just as she had always done. Awakened hours later to a knife held roughly against her throat, she was taken from her home and family and held captive for nine long months.

    In her captivating message, Elizabeth shares her incredible story of perseverance in the face of unimaginable adversity. Her speech not only tells her personal story but also discusses topics such as overcoming extreme adversity, the importance and process of recovery and not allowing your past to dictate your life's future. Elizabeth knows that there is nothing more important than having hope in a difficult situation.

    Having lived through an extreme circumstance as a young teenager, Elizabeth gives great insight and hope to all. She has since gone on to become a child safety activist and skillful advocate for missing persons. Together with her father, Ed Smart, she urged lawmakers to support sexual predator legislation and the AMBER Alert system. In February 2014, Elizabeth testified before the Utah State House of Representatives in favor of House Bill 286, which created curricula for use in Utah schools to provide training on child sexual abuse prevention. In addition, she and other abduction survivors worked with the Department of Justice to create a survivors’ guide, “You're Not Alone: The Journey From Abduction to Empowerment,” meant to encourage children who have gone through similar experiences not to give up but to know that there is hope for a rewarding life.

    “My Story,” a memoir of Elizabeth’s experience written with Chris Stewart, was included on The New York Times Best Sellers list in 2013. The book details both the kidnapping and the formation of the Elizabeth Smart Foundation, which Elizabeth founded to promote awareness about abduction and end victimization through prevention, recovery and advocacy. Her follow-up memoir, “Where There’s Hope: Healing, Moving Forward and Never Giving Up,” explores what it takes to overcome trauma, find the strength to move on and reclaim one’s life.

    Elizabeth is an acclaimed speaker, as her story of recovery continues to motivate parents, law enforcement and leaders worldwide to focus on children’s safety.


    Closing Keynote: Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP

    Finding Your NP Voice

    Dr. Margaret A. Fitzgerald is founder and president of Fitzgerald Health Education Associates (FHEA), a leading national provider of NP certification and NCLEX-RN preparation, as well as ongoing continuing education for health care providers. Her numerous contributions to the advancement of the nursing profession and practice through hundreds of publications, thousands of presentations, tenacious advocacy and dedicated mentorship for many well-known NP speakers and leaders has earned Dr. Fitzgerald many honors.

    Dr. Fitzgerald’s awards include the Dr. Loretta C. Ford Lifetime Achievement Award, the Sharp Cutting Edge Award, the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties (NONPF) Lifetime Achievement Award, The American Journal of Nursing Book of the Year Award and the Outstanding Nurse Award for Clinical Practice by the Merrimack Valley Area Health Education Center (AHEC). She has also been recognized as one of the 50 Leaders in 50 Years by the UMass Lowell Solomont School of Nursing, and she has been inducted as a Fellow of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP), the American Academy of Nursing and the National Academies of Practice.

    Dr. Fitzgerald is an adjunct associate professor at Frances Payne Bolton (FPB) School of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland, Ohio, where she earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice and received the FPB Alumni Association Award for Clinical Excellence, as well as the Distinguished Alumni Award. Dr. Fitzgerald practices at a federally qualified health center in Lawrence, Massachusetts, where, for more than three decades, she has been privileged to provide multigenerational family, primary and urgent care.

  • CE Sessions, Posters and Events

    Hundreds of Opportunities to Learn and Network

    Educational Sessions

    AANP is pleased to present more than 400 sessions, available Tuesday, June 18–Sunday, June 23. Sessions can be selected during the online registration process.

    Browse All Sessions

    View 2019 Pharmacology CE Hours Per Session

    CE and Pharmacology Hours

    This educational activity is pending approval by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) of up to 38 contact hours of accredited education (includes one session per time slot Tuesday–Sunday).

    Participate in a Photo Shoot or Video Interview

    To better portray the beauty and diversity of the true NP community, AANP wants to continue increasing its use of real NPs on the association's website, in its marketing campaigns and in many other creative spaces. Volunteer a few minutes of your time in the photo shoot area on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday to help represent real NPs, or share your perspective in a brief video interview!

    Presentation Handouts

    The link to access presentation handouts will be emailed to all conference registrants by early June 2019. 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 Conference App, available for both iOS and Android devices.

    “I always choose the AANP National Conference because of the plethora of topics that you can get your continuing education credits for. There's such a great variety every year."

    —Matt H., DNP, Member since 2015

    Workshops

    In addition to more than 400 CE sessions, the 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, as outlined in the Workshops tab. Workshop attendees must also register for the corresponding conference day(s).

    Poster Presentations

    NP Posters

    Visit the Exhibit Hall to see poster presentations featuring the latest evidence in the field. You can view the posters any time the Exhibit Hall is open. A detailed schedule with information on attended poster presentations will be available on site in the 2019 AANP National Conference Guide.

    Industry Scientific Posters

    Industry scientific poster submissions closed on March 4 at 5 p.m. CT.

    All Poster Presentations Will Occur:

    • Thursday, June 20: 3:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.
    • Friday, June 21: 1:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m.
    • Saturday, June 22: 10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

    Industry Supported and Sponsored Events

    The cost of industry supported and sponsored (IS) events with food service presented at the AANP National Conference is not included in the conference registration fees. These limited CE symposia and 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 CE and non-CE educational presentations. Due to their educational focus and guideline requirements, attendance is restricted to only conference registrants. To expedite processing 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.

    Browse All Industry Supported and Sponsored Events

    Specialty Practice Groups (SPG)

    SPGs are communities within AANP that share common goals in advancing knowledge and professional development in select areas and meet regularly at conference. AANP continues to expand SPG opportunities and is pleased to offer five new sessions at this conference.

    AANP members may add one or more of the following SPGs to their membership at any time:

    • Acute Care
    • Cardiology
    • Convenient/Urgent Care
    • Dermatology
    • Emergency
    • Endocrine
    • Entrepreneur
    • Gastroenterology
    • Health Informatics and Telehealth
    • International
    • Neurology
    • Obesity
    • Occupational and Environmental Health
    • Orthopedics
    • Pain Management
    • Psych and Mental Health
    • Pulmonary and Sleep

    SPG membership is only $20 each annually.

    Learn More About SPGs

    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 and associated organizations, 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 to explore new products and trends in health care.
    • Industry Scientific Poster Presentations and Product Showcase Theaters keep you up to date on new research and approaches for your patients.
  • Workshops and Seminars

    Hands-on Learning at Its Finest

    In addition to more than 400 CE sessions, the AANP National Conference also offers optional skill-enhancing workshops and seminars for hands-on learning opportunities and in-depth discussion on a variety of topics. Workshops are subject to an additional fee, as indicated below. Workshop attendees must also register for the corresponding conference day(s).

    Please note: Some workshops and seminars have additional information supplied by the instructors, noted below.

    Workshops

    Tuesday, June 18

    Introduction of Aromatherapy for Clinical Use

    $125

    ASAM Treatment of Opioid Use Disorder 8-Hour Course: Part 1 & Part 2
    This workshop provides eight of the required 24 hours of education needed for NPs to obtain the waiver to prescribe buprenorphine.

    $125

    Introduction to Bedside Ultrasound
    Active sportswear clothing recommended. Participants will practice examination techniques on fellow participants and manikins.

    $125

    Commercial Motor Vehicle (CMV) Medical Examiner Training: Part 1 & Part 2
    Upon completion of this workshop, the participant will receive a certificate qualifying them to sit for the National Registry of Certified Medical Examiners (NRCME) Exam.

    $125

    Getting Diabetes to Goal Using Injectables & Technology

    $125

    Basic to Advanced Emergency HEENT Procedures

    $125

    Extremity Fractures: Basic Splinting
    Active sportswear clothing recommended. Participants will practice examination techniques on fellow participants.

    $125

    Honing Your Cardiac Exam

    $125

    Using Hypnosis in Your Clinical Practice

    $125

    The Essential Toolkit for Musculoskeletal Injections in Primary Care
    Active sportswear clothing recommended. Participants will practice examination techniques on fellow participants and manikins.

    $125

    Office Gynecology Procedures and IUD Insertion

    $125

    Performing Thoracic Procedures for the Acute Care NP

    $125

    Urgent Care Procedure Skills

    $125

    Women’s Sexual Health: Part 1 & Part 2
    Content provided in this workshop includes graphic details.

    $125

    Wednesday, June 19

    Basic to Advanced Emergency HEENT Procedures

    $125

    The Essential Toolkit for Musculoskeletal Injections in Primary Care
    Active sportswear clothing recommended. Participants will practice examination techniques on fellow participants and manikins.

    $125

    Fundamental Critical Care Support (FCCS) Course: Group 1 or Group 2
    This workshop offers both classroom and hands-on interactive instruction over a three-day period. Registrants will receive a completion certification upon successfully passing the post-test. There will be two groups offered at the 2019 AANP National Conference. These workshops will be held at the Westin Indianapolis – Capitol Ballroom 1. Check-in is at the door at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 19.

    $200

    Thursday, June 20

    Basic Suturing

    $125

    The Essential Toolkit for Musculoskeletal Injections in Primary Care
    Active sportswear clothing recommended. Participants will practice examination techniques on fellow participants and manikins.

    $125

    Friday, June 21

    Punch and Shave Biopsies

    $125

    Mastering Your Musculoskeletal Exam: Assessment & Treatment for Upper Extremity Issues in Primary Care
    Active sportswear clothing recommended. Participants will practice examination techniques on fellow participants.

    $125

    Saturday, June 22

    Acute Abdomen
    Active sportswear clothing recommended. Participants will practice examination techniques on fellow participants.

    $125

    Advanced Suturing & Digital Blocks
    Participants must have taken a Basic Suturing workshop prior to June 2019 or regularly use basic suturing in practice. If you do not have this experience, please do not register for this workshop as it is not fair to the other participants who have the required background and knowledge.

    $125

    Mastering Your Musculoskeletal Exam: Assessment & Treatment for Lower Extremity Issues in Primary Care
    Active sportswear clothing recommended. Participants will practice examination techniques on fellow participants.

    $125

    Minor Surgical Skills for the Primary & Acute Care NP

    $125

    Sunday, June 23

    Basic Suturing

    $125

    Minor Surgical Skills for the Primary & Acute Care NP

    $125

    Neurological Exam Essentials
    Participants should be prepared to practice learned skills on one another.

    $125


    Seminars With Additional Requirements

    Beginning Spanish for NPs
    Please do not take this session as a refresher course if you have basic Spanish skills. If you have questions, please ask conference@aanp.org to contact the instructors on your behalf.
    Intermediate Spanish for NPs
    Participants must have studied Spanish at least two years or regularly use it in practice or in the office. If you do not have this experience, please do not take this class as it is not fair to the other participants who have the required background and knowledge.
  • Schedule at a Glance

    Start Planning Your Conference

    The following is a broad glance at the conference week schedule. Your personal session selections (to fill in the Concurrent Presentations time blocks) can be added during the online registration process.

    Browse All Sessions

    Monday, June 17

    4:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

    Registration

    Tuesday, June 18

    7:00 a.m.–6:30 p.m.

    Registration

    7:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

    Workshops

    4:00 p.m.– 5:50 p.m.

    Rapid Fire Presentations

    6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.

    Welcome Reception at the Indianapolis Zoo

    Wednesday, June 19

    6:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.

    Registration

    6:00 a.m.–7:15 a.m.

    Breakfast Non-CE Product Theaters

    6:30 a.m.–7:30 a.m.Student Meet and Greet

    7:30 a.m.–9:45 a.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    7:30 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    Seminars and Workshops

    10:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m.

    Specialty Practice Groups

    10:45 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

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

    11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    Lunch Non-CE Product Theaters

    11:15 a.m.–1:35 p.m.

    Rapid Fire Presentations

    2:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m.

    Opening General Session & Annual Membership Meeting
    Elizabeth Smart: Where There’s Hope: Healing, Moving Forward and Never Giving Up

    4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

    Regional Meetings

    4:15 p.m.–5:15 p.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    5:30 p.m.–6:45 p.m.

    Dinner Non-CE Product Theaters

    5:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.

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

    Thursday, June 20

    6:30 a.m.–6:15 p.m.

    Registration

    6:30 a.m.–7:45 a.m.

    Breakfast Non-CE Product Theater

    8:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Seminars and Workshops

    10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

    Interest Forums

    11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    Lunch Non-CE Product Theaters

    1:00 p.m.–2:15 p.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    2:30 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

    Grand Opening of Exhibit Hall
    Unopposed Time: 2:30 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

    3:00 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

    Attended NP Posters: Group One

    5:00 p.m.–5:50 p.m.

    Rapid Fire Presentations

    6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.

    Dinner Non-CE Product Theaters

    6:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.

    Fellows Induction Ceremony and Reception/Dinner
    By Invitation Only

    Friday, June 21

    6:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

    Registration

    6:30 a.m.–7:45 a.m.

    Breakfast Non-CE Product Theater

    8:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.

    General Session: Legislative Update

    8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Seminars and Workshops

    9:00 a.m.–11:15 a.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    10:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Exhibit Hall
    Unopposed Time: 1:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

    11:25 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

    Rapid Fire Presentations

    12:00 p.m.–1:15 p.m.

    Lunch Non-CE Product Theaters

    1:30 p.m.–3:15 p.m.

    Attended NP Posters: Group Two

    3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    4:45 p.m.–6:00 p.m.

    Dinner Non-CE Product Theaters

    4:45 p.m.–6:45 p.m.

    Salute to the States Award Ceremony and Reception
    By Invitation Only

    Saturday, June 22

    6:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

    Registration

    6:30 a.m.–7:45 a.m.

    Breakfast Non-CE Product Theater

    8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Seminars and Workshops

    8:00 a.m.–10:15 a.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

    Attended NP Posters: Group Three

    10:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.

    Exhibit Hall
    Unopposed Time: 10:30 a.m.–11:45 a.m.

    11:45 a.m.–1:00 p.m.

    Lunch Non-CE Product Theaters

    1:15 p.m.–3:30 p.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

    1:30 p.m.

    Exhibit Hall Closes

    3:45 p.m.–4:45 p.m.

    Closing General Session
    Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP: Finding Your NP Voice

    5:00 p.m–6:15 p.m.Dinner Non-CE Product Theater

    Sunday, June 23

    7:30 a.m.–12:15 p.m.

    Registration

    8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.

    Workshops

    8:00 a.m.–11:30 a.m.

    Concurrent Presentations

  • Housing Information

    Special Conference Hotel Rates

    The 2019 AANP National Conference housing offers a wide selection of hotels near the convention center and throughout Indianapolis, with discounted pricing for those staying within the AANP housing block.

    Special conference rates, ranging from $159 to $205 (single/double) plus taxes and fees per night, will be honored for conference registrants and their families for reservations covering lodging between Sunday, June 16, and Monday, June 24, based on availability. Make plans to arrive early or stay after to enjoy all that Indianapolis and the surrounding area has to offer.

    All reservations must be made by Sunday, May 26, or until the block is sold out, whichever comes first.

    “The highlight of my year is coming to the AANP conference.”

    —Ricky N., DNP, MSN, RN, FNP-BC, MAJ (Ret), AN, Member since 2008

    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.

    Email: housing@aanp.org
    Phone: 855-857-5933
    Fax: 607-674-6132

  • Fun Networking Opportunities

    Let's Have Some Good NP Fun!

    “I love coming to conference because I see all these NPs that are trying to do great things in their own neck of the woods, and this is our time to come together and celebrate each other.”

    —Bethany P., APRN, FNP-C, Member since 2015

    Welcome to Indianapolis!

    Known as simply “Indy,” this is a city recognized for fast cars and blockbuster events. In recent years, Indy has also gained acclaim for a flourishing culinary and brewing scene, electric sporting events, thriving cultural institutions and award-winning family attractions. AANP invites you to enjoy the legendary hospitality of Indy, the crossroads of America.

    Learn More About Indy

    AANP Welcome Reception at the Zoo

    Photo Credit: Indianapolis Zoo

    This year, AANP is excited to host the Welcome Reception at the beautiful Indianapolis Zoo on Tuesday, June 18, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. This one-of-a-kind event is free for all conference attendees.

    Attendees can dine at food stations or purchase drinks at cash bars throughout the zoo while exploring diverse environments and botanical gardens. Meet fellow NPs with savannahs, rainforests, oceans and other settings as your backdrop—all with more than 2,000 species of plants and animals to discover!

    Less than a 10-minute walk from the Indiana Convention Center (ICC), the Welcome Reception is completely free for conference attendees. Friends and family are welcome at an additional cost of $25 per person, with free admission for children under two years of age (purchase extra tickets). Limited transportation will also be available from key stops along the AANP housing block.

    AANP Tours Indianapolis

    Get to know Indy by experiencing all the city has to offer with fellow NPs and conference attendees. AANP invites you, your friends and your family to join these outings in and around the city!

    • Checkered Flag Adventure (Monday, June 17): Tour the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway, including the Hall of Fame Museum—a must for racing fans or history buffs!
    • Indy City Sampler (Tuesday, June 18): Experience the history, development, cultural heritage, ambiance and growth of Indy through this informative and fun sightseeing tour.
    • Wine and All That Jazz (Thursday, June 20): Take a cellar tour of the Chateau Thomas Winery—complete with a wine tasting, of course—before relaxing to some cool jazz and a decadent meal.
    • Pedal Your Way Through Indy (Friday, June 21): Indy's premier bicycle tour will let you experience places and spaces throughout the city that you just can't appreciate any other way—complete with a few surprises!
  • Giving Back at National Conference

    Support Dress for Success® During AANP’s National Conference

    Attendees of the 2019 AANP National Conference attendees will have the opportunity in June to once again support Dress for Success.

    Your new or gently worn clothing items will be collected at conference, displayed in a boutique setting in the exhibit hall and then given to Dress for Success Indianapolis to provide women in the community with a helping hand as they return to or enter the workforce for the first time. It is the mission of Dress for Success to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

    Think about what you would wear to a job interview. That is exactly the type of clothing Dress for Success needs. Your fabulous suits and other professional apparel could provide another woman with the confidence to enter or return to the workplace, make a great first impression and land a job that could change her life.

    Only women’s clothing and items are accepted. Many of the Dress for Success clients go directly to an interview, so please ensure that all items donated are on hangers, freshly dry cleaned or laundered, not more than five years old and suitable for wearing to job interviews.

    View Clothing Items Accepted by Dress for Success

    Thank you for participating in this most worthwhile endeavor.

  • Helpful Tools

    Making the Most of Your Conference

    2019 AANP National Conference Justification Toolkit

    If you're wondering how to go about taking the time off work and dealing with the cost of travel and housing, this justification toolkit provides some tips and sample documents that can help you make your case to your employer.

    From the return your employer will get by investing in your attendance to skills and hands-on training you'll gain, this toolkit can help you explain the value of the 2019 AANP National Conference.

    View Justification Toolkit

    Conference Mobile App

    The AANP Conference 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.

    Download for iPhone and iPad
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    Visit AANP Mobile

    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. We want to hear from you, so connect today!

    Use #AANP19 whenever you're talking about conference!

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  • Terms, Conditions and Conference Policies

    Important Information and Conference Policies

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

    Registration Policies

    Cancellations and Refunds

    Cancellation requests require written notification to AANP at confcancellation@aanp.org and must be received by 11:59 p.m. CT on Monday, May 6. If received by May 6, a refund will be issued minus a $75 administrative fee or a $50 administrative fee for student registrations (entry-level student members only). After Monday, May 6, no refund will be granted.

    No Shows

    If you do not cancel in writing by Monday, May 6, and 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 has the right to remove any housing reservations that are not supported by a conference registration.

    Hotel Policies

    Policies are hotel specific. Please review the AANP housing block website for policies specific to deposits, early departure fees and cancellations.

    Conference Policies

    Smoking Restrictions

    To provide a safe and healthy environment, the ICC is a non-smoking facility. All interior areas are designated as non-smoking areas.

    Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA)

    The ICC complies with the requirements specified by the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA). AANP is responsible for all non-permanent accessibility requirements. If you have any questions or require special accommodations or auxiliary aid relating to a disability for your conference attendance, please notify AANP at conference@aanp.org or 512-442-4262 no later than Monday, May 13.

    Animals

    Live animals are prohibited within the ICC other than animal(s) that serve a guide or service function as defined by 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 on the convention center premises.

    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 may be purchased for $50 each for persons aged 16 and older. This guest badge allows entrance into the Exhibit Hall only.

    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.

    Conference Attire

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

    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.

    Force Majeure

    In the event AANP should find it necessary to cancel or postpone the 2019 AANP National Conference for any reason, including but not limited to low registration, strikes, acts of nature, war, terrorist acts or other circumstances beyond AANP’s control, AANP’s liability shall be limited to refund of registration fees paid to AANP.

    Thank You to the 2019 National Conference Committee Members

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

    Major Brandon Lee, MSN, APRN, FNP-C – Chair
    Angela Thompson, DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDE, FAANP – Vice Chair
    Cindy Cooke, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP – Mentor Chair
    April Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP-BC, FAANP – Board Liaison
    Sattaria “Tari” Dilks, DNP, PMHNP-BC
    Terea Giannetta, RN, DNP, CPNP, FAANP
    Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC
    Jennifer Korkosz, DNP, WHNP-BC
    Sheryl Mitchell, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC
    Mary Ellen Roberts, DNP, APN-c, FNAP, FAAN, FAANP
    Susan S. VanBeuge, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, FAANP
    Veronica Wilbur, Ph.D., APRN-FNP, CNE, FAANP

    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.

  • Media Information

    Conference Summary

    The 2019 AANP National Conference, the nation’s premier educational event for NPs of all specialties, offers the more than 270,000 NPs nationwide the opportunity to expand training and earn CE credit. This year’s conference will feature more than 400 sessions and hands-on workshops in a variety of therapeutic areas.

    June 19, 2 p.m.
    Opening Keynote Speaker
    : Elizabeth Smart
    Where There’s Hope: Healing, Moving Forward and Never Giving Up

    June 22, 3:45 p.m.
    Closing Keynote Speaker
    : Margaret A. Fitzgerald, DNP, FNP-BC, NP-C, FAANP, CSP, FAAN, DCC, FNAP, Founder and President of Fitzgerald Education Associates
    Finding Your NP Voice

    Resources

    Restricted Sessions

    You’re welcome to attend almost all sessions, including the opening General Session on Wednesday and closing General Session on Saturday. However, the following sessions are closed to the media. The following, and any additional restricted sessions, will be indicated by a sign outside the location.

    We do ask that you respect the following no press sessions/areas:

    • 19.2.096 Uniformed Corps Chief Updates
    • 19.2.186 Uniformed Military Services Branch Meetings - Service Specific Issues: Air Force
    • 19.2.187 Uniformed Military Services Branch Meetings - Service Specific Issues: Army
    • 19.2.188 Uniformed Military Services Branch Meetings - Service Specific Issues: Navy
    • 19.2.189 Uniformed Military Services Branch Meetings - Service Specific Issues: USPHS
    • 19.4.012 Annual Legislative Update
    • 19.3.025 Pain Management and Opioids: Balancing Risks and Benefits
    • All Industry-sponsored Non-CE Product Theaters (breakfast, lunch and dinner presentations as identified on the 2019 AANP National Conference Schedule in the conference guide).

    Guidelines

    • If you are pre-registered, pick up press badges at the Help Desk next to Registration in AANP Central, in Exhibit Hall F. You will have access to conference materials upon registration. Your badge must be visible while at the conference. Walk-ins must provide proof of media credentials before being admitted.
    • The Press Room is in room CS03 on the second level and will be open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., Tuesday – Saturday during conference.
    • Wi-Fi (AANP19) will be available in the Press Room, and official conference guides will be available with additional information.
    • Most restricted sessions are listed above. Please honor signs indicating sessions that are off limits to the press.
    • Obtain permission from exhibitors before taking photos or videos of their booths or conducting interviews with anyone staffing the exhibit booths.

    Social Media

    • Use #AANP19 to keep track of the conference conversation and to add your conference articles to the conversation stream.
    • Mention @AANP_News on Twitter and Instagram for reposts and retweets of conference articles and images.
    • Keep up with the latest AANP conference news on Facebook at @AmericanAssociationofNPs.

    Conference Publication and App

    Contacts