AANPconnect: An Online Conference Experience

The Continuing Education (CE) and Personal Connections of a Conference — Right Where You Are!
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September 10, 2020 – December 31, 2020 Online

CE: Up to 72.84 contact hours of CE
including 33.23 pharmacology. Choose from 55+ live and on-demand sessions.

The entire nurse practitioner (NP) community is saddened that we are not able to join together, laugh and learn at an in-person conference again this year. However, these conference experiences and the connections we make there are an important part of our lives on both a personal and professional level — maybe more so this year than ever before. The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is excited to announce AANPconnect, an online conference experience that preserves many of the conference activities you love and delivers CE and personal connections right to where you are! In recognition of the hardships that many have endured this year and the ongoing need for high-quality CE, AANP is proud to offer this conference at minimum cost for the NP community — just $99 for AANP members and $39 for AANP student members.

Event Details
  • Why Attend AANPconnect?

    The AANP Conference Experience Is Going Online!

    AANP is excited to announce AANPconnect, an online conference experience that preserves many of the conference activities you love and delivers CE and personal connections right to where you are!

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    Attend AANPconnect to:

    • Select from more than 55 on-demand CE sessions featuring some of your favorite conference speakers. These courses can be viewed on your schedule throughout the entire conference period: September 10–December 31, 2020.
    • Watch several live events, scheduled during the conference period, including a presentation from COVID-19 survivor and NP Katie Duke, exclusive sessions for NP students, an AANP legislative update, industry product theaters, and more.
    • Find opportunities to connect and network with your friends and colleagues via the dedicated attendee forum.
    • Visit online exhibitor pages that feature the latest products and services to help you excel in practice.
    • Attend special conference activities, such as viewing research posters on timely topics, honoring AANP Fellows inductees and 2020 AANP State Award for Excellence recipients, celebrating AANP Grants and Scholarships Program awardees, welcoming AANP International Ambassadors and more.

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  • Registration Information

    Registration Information

    In recognition of the hardships that many have endured this year and the ongoing need for high-quality CE, AANP is proud to offer this conference at minimum cost for the NP community.

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    Registration Fees

    NP Member and Post Master's Student Member

    $99

    NP Student Member

    $39

    Nonmember

    $279

    Are you not an AANP member? Join AANP today and get an annual NP membership plus an AANPconnect conference registration for less than a nonmember conference registration!

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    Registration Questions

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

    Email: conference@aanp.org
    Phone: 512-505-0228
    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


    System Check

    Use the link below to test your system in advance on the device you will use to login to the virtual environment.

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    Minimum System Requirements

    For the best conference experience, it is recommended that you:

    • Use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft EDGE or Apple Safari (for Mac products) as your web browser.
    • Ensure that your operating system is Windows 8 or higher for personal computers or Mac OS X 10.8 or higher.
    • Use a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.
    • Have a broadband internet connection with download speed of 3 megabits per second (Mbps) or greater.
    • Disable browser pop-up blockers.
  • CE Sessions

    The CE You Need, Delivered to You!

    Choose from more than 55 CE sessions — or take them all! AANPconnect offers on-demand CE sessions featuring some of your favorite national and fall conference speakers. These courses can be viewed on your schedule throughout the entire conference period.

    Based on the AANP Accreditation Standards, to receive CE credit for online or enduring activities, a posttest and evaluation are required. All AANPconnect sessions that award CE credit will require the passing completion of a posttest and evaluation before a certificate of completion is awarded.

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    On-demand Sessions

    2020 Pediatric Pharmacology Update
    A Pain in the Gut: Best Practices for Evaluating Subacute Abdominal Pain in Primary Care
    Acute and Chronic Low Back Pain: Primary Care Evaluation and Management
    Adjusting Insulin: Beyond the Basics
    Advanced Pharmacology for GI Complaints
    An Algorithmic Approach to Diagnosing Skin Eruptions
    Analysis of the 12-lead ECG for Acute and Primary Care Providers
    And This Just In! Breaking News for Prescribers
    Antibiotic Considerations in the Elderly
    Antimicrobial Update: The Basics and Beyond
    Anxiously Awaited: Neurobiology and Personalized Treatment of Anxiety
    Atrial Fibrillation: A 2020 Update for Primary Care
    Avoiding the Pitfalls of Benzodiazepines: Appropriate Prescribing
    Cannabis Therapeutics: Advising Patients on Safe and Effective Use
    Coronary Artery Disease: Current Trends in Evaluation and Treatment
    Cutaneous Manifestations of Systemic Diseases
    Diabetes and the Intersection of Cardiometabolic Disease
    Diagnosing Anemias Like a Pro!
    Dizziness and Vertigo: Diagnosis and Treatment Options
    Emerging Trends for the Treatment of Migraine Headaches
    Everyday Pharmacogenetics for Nurse Practitioners
    Fatty Liver Disease: Management of Abnormal Liver Function Tests
    Finding Zebras in Laboratory Tests
    Getting to Dry! Getting to and Maintaining Euvolemia in Heart Failure
    Hand and Finger Conditions: Common Causes of Pain and Dysfunction
    Heart Failure: Don't Judge a Book by Its Cover
    How to Manage Sinus Complaints While Promoting Antimicrobial Stewardship
    Immunization Update 2020
    Infectious Disease Update: What the NP Needs to Know
    Infectious Skin Eruptions and Antibiotic Stewardship
    Management of Diabetic Kidney Disease
    Medical Marijuana and Over-the-Counter CBD Products for Chronic Pain: What's the Evidence?
    Microbiome Genomics: Clinical Practice Implications
    New Drug Update: What's Hot and What's Not
    New Drugs in Dermatology: Use in Primary, Acute and Dermatology Settings
    Pharmacologic Management of Type 2 DM in Primary Care
    Pharmacology in Managing Patients With Obesity
    Pills, Puffers and More: Pulmonary Medications 2020
    Respiratory Infections in the Challenging Patient: A Focus on Antimicrobials
    Selecting the Correct Radiology Test: Which Test When?
    Shoulder Impingement Bursitis and the Rotator Cuff
    Suicide Prevention for the Primary Care Provider
    Sustaining Service to Others: Compassion and Forgiveness
    The Safe and Effective Use of Supplements in Common Disorders
    Things That Go BOOM! Common Dangerous Drug Interactions
    This Could Be You: Understanding How to Protect Your License
    Transgender Health Care: Everything Your Gender Diverse Patient Needs You to Know
    Geropsychiatry: Trauma-informed Care
    Treating Hypertension: What May Change Your Practice in 2020
    Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus: Not Just for Kids
    Update on Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention in Men and Women
    Updates in the 2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease
    Women’s Mental Health: PMDD, Pregnancy and Perimenopause
    Women's Health Guidelines Update 2020: Everything You're Itching to Know

    Live Sessions

    View full details for these live offerings in the "Live Events and Keynote Speakers" tab.

    After the live presentation date, these sessions will be made available on-demand for the remainder of the conference period.

    Saturday, September 12, 3 p.m. ET:Race, Equity and Inclusion in Health Care: Understanding the Impact Beyond the Checkbox
    Saturday, September 26, 3 p.m. ET:
    Student Panel: Five Things All NP Students Should Know
    Saturday, October 3, 3 p.m. ET:From Provider to Patient: Working Through the COVID-19 Pandemic With Two Perspectives
    Saturday, October 3, 3 p.m. ET:United Nations Foundation Shot@Life Campaign
    Saturday, October 17, 3 p.m. ET:Fireside Chat with VADM Jerome M. Adams, Surgeon General of the United States of America
    Saturday, November 7, 3 p.m. ET:
    AANP Legislative Update

    Presentation Handouts

    To access your presentation handouts, navigate to the CE session's information page. Then, select the "materials" tab, and simply download the PDF before you start the session.


    Posttests and Evaluations

    Based on the AANP Accreditation Standards, to receive CE credit for online or enduring activities, a posttest and evaluation are required. All AANPconnect sessions that award CE credit will require the passing completion of a posttest and evaluation before a certificate of completion is awarded.

  • Live Events and Keynote Speakers

    Exciting Keynote Speaker and Live Presentations

    Experience several events presented live at specific days and times throughout the conference period — complete with interactive elements like speaker question-and-answer periods (Q&As).

    If you can't attend the live event, don't worry: After the live presentation, these sessions will be made available on-demand for the remainder of the conference period.


    Keynote:

    October 3, 3 p.m. ET

    Katie Duke, MSN, ACNP-BC

    Nurse Practitioner, Businesswoman and Public Figure

    In this keynote, Katie Duke will speak about what professional life was like working in the epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic in New York City and how she ultimately became a COVID-19 patient.

    As a provider in an unfathomable situation, this was an experience that would forever shape her approach to care. How can a pandemic change your practice? How does working through a disaster affect your morale as a provider? More importantly, what happens when the provider becomes the patient?

    Speaker Bio

    Born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, Duke left in her mid-20s to pursue a feeling inside her that there was “something greater out there." That feeling led her to New York City.

    New York City proved to be the right move for Duke. It was the energy of the city that inspired her to find her purpose, leave a very abusive relationship, complete her education and seek out opportunities that opened up new chapters in her life.

    One of those chapters was being a featured emergency room nurse on the prime-time ABC medical documentary series “NY MED” and its spinoff, “NY ER,” on the Oprah Winfrey Network, TLC and Discovery Life channels. Although she had a controversial turn on "NY Med" related to a post on social media, she realized that the best way to work through life’s tough lessons is to own your mistakes. For the last six years, she has been dedicated to leading others by sharing her good and bad experiences and lessons and by empowering others to embrace and grow from their not-so-glorious moments.


    Fireside Chat With the Surgeon General:

    October 17, 3 p.m. ET

    VADM Jerome M. Adams

    Surgeon General of the United States of America

    The Surgeon General sits down for a fireside-style chat with AANP President Dr. Sophia L. Thomas.

    Speaker Bio

    Dr. Jerome Adams is the 20th Surgeon General of the United States. His mission as the “Nation’s Doctor,” is to advance the health of the American people. Dr. Adams’ motto as Surgeon General is “better health through better partnerships.” He is committed to strengthening relationships with all members of the health community and forging new partnerships with members from the business, faith, education, public safety and national security communities.

    As the Surgeon General, Dr. Adams holds the rank of Vice Admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. In this capacity, he oversees the operations of approximately 6,500 uniformed health officers who serve in nearly 800 locations around the world, promoting, protecting and advancing the health and safety of our nation.


    More Live Offerings

    Explore special CE sessions, events for NP students and more!

    Veronica Wilbur and Juliette G. Blount

    Saturday, September 12, 3 p.m. ET

    Race, Equity and Inclusion in Health Care: Understanding the Impact Beyond the Checkbox
    In the United States, the health care of all populations is affected by clinicians’ lack of understanding of race, and the impact that implicit bias has on the inequities in healthcare that disproportionately impact diverse populations. As nurse practitioners, it is critical to understand our own implicit bias can affect how we care for patients.

    This session features an open dialogue about how implicit biases shape our actions and what can be done in clinical practice to enhance the patient care experience.

    Student Panel

    Saturday, September 26, 3 p.m. ET

    Five Things All NP Students Should Know
    From cap and gown to clinical practice, join us to discuss major role transition milestones including exam prep, certification, credentialing and privileging and job search.

    United Nations Foundation Shot@Life Campaign

    Saturday, October 10, 3 p.m. ET

    This workshop is a training to become a Shot@Life champion. You will learn about the current state of child global vaccination coverage and challenges, as well as how our champions use advocacy to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths and give children in the hardest to reach areas of the world a shot at a healthy life.

    AANP Legislative Update

    Saturday, November 7, 3 p.m. ET

    AANP vice presidents of federal and state government affairs, MaryAnne Sapio and Taynin Kopanos, DNP, APRN, FNP-C, FAANP, will cover current state and federal policy issues and provide an update on active legislation at the state and national levels.


    Industry Product Theaters

    Clinical Considerations Across the Spectrum of Coronary Artery Disease

    September 18, 2020
    3 p.m. ET

    Presenter: Krissy Doherty, MSN, AGNP-BC


    Thinking Beyond Glycemia: The Importance of Managing Heart Failure Risks in Type 2 Diabetes

    September 19, 2020
    3 p.m. ET


    Clinical Insights in VTE: Treatment and Risk Reduction Through Prophylaxis

    September 25, 2020
    3 p.m. ET

    Presenter: Diane Wirth, NP


    Don't Miss Your Shot: Practical Strategies for Vaccinating Adolescent and Young Adult Patients

    October 2, 2020
    3 p.m. ET

    Presenter: Andrea Harmelink, PhD FNP


    Introducing the FreeStyle Libre 2 system: a Continuous Glucose Monitor (CGM) that significantly reduces
    HbA1c2

    October 16, 2020
    3 p.m. ET
    Presenter: Eden Miller, DO


    Personalizing Care With GLP-1 Receptor Agonist Therapy in T2D

    November 6, 2020
    3 p.m. ET


    Hallucinations and Delusions Associated With Dementia-Related Psychosis: Understanding the Prevalence, Neurobiology, and Consequences

    November 10, 2020
    3 p.m. ET


    From Menses to Menopause: Navigating a Woman’s Needs

    November 13, 2020
    3 p.m. ET

    Presenter: Dr. Keri Marshall


    Insights for the Nurse Practitioner: The Role of OFEV® (nintedanib)

    November 14, 2020
    3 p.m. ET

    Presenter: Erin E. Peterson, APRN, CNP


    Introduction to Osteoporosis

    November 21, 2020
    3 p.m. ET

    Presenter: Amanda McKee, MSN, FNP, CCD, ONP-C, FLS


    Clinical Considerations in Stroke or Transient Ischemic Attack

    December 4, 2020
    10 a.m. ET

    Presenter: John Venditto, MD, MBA, FACC


    Perspectives on a Treatment Option for Adult Patients with Insomnia

    December 11, 2020
    3 p.m. ET


    COPD: Simplifying a Complex Paradigm for Busy Clinicians

    December 12, 2020
    3 p.m. ET

    Presenters: Corinne Young, MSN, FNP-C, FCCP and Alanna Kavanaugh, EdD(c), FNP, BSN,CCRN

  • Ways to Network

    Connect and Collaborate, Learn and Laugh!

    AANPconnect Attendee Forum

    While we can't be together in person this year, AANP understands that it is still important to create and develop relationships, both professionally and personally. The AANPconnect conference experience includes a dedicated forum to do just that!

    Send a message to your friends, respond to other's posts, discuss your favorite CE sessions and share practice pearls or fun stories — simply visit the forum to get involved!

    Visit the Forum


    Student Forum

    A dedicated forum for NP students to meet and network together! Message each other, discuss issues specifically impacting your lives and connect with select AANP mentors, Fellows and leaders.

    Visit the Forum


    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. AANP wants to hear from you, so connect today!

    Use #AANPconnect whenever you're talking about conference!

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    Where Are You Conferencing?

    Are you earning CE from your hammock? Are you on a boat or by the pool? What are you enjoying most about your virtual conference experience? Post a photo on social media using #AANPconnect and tag AANP to share your unique or interesting conference surroundings with colleagues.

  • Posters, Awards and Other Activities

    Activities You Can Only Get at Conference

    Posters

    More than 100 posters from your peers that feature the latest evidence in the field, along with many posters from industry leaders, will be available to view throughout the duration of the AANPconnect conference.


    Awards and Honors

    Honor the 2020 AANP award winners and recipients of other prestigious initiatives, including:

    • The Sharp Cutting Edge Award.
    • The Towers Pinnacle Award.
    • 2020 NP State Award for Excellence.
    • 2020 NP Advocate State Award for Excellence.
    • 2020 Fellows of the Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) Inductees.
    • AANP International Ambassadors.
    • 2020 AANP Grants and Scholarship Program recipients.

    Exhibitor Pages

    Visit the exhibitor pages to explore on-demand resources, learn about health care companies and see the latest products and services to help you excel in practice. It's the Exhibit Hall you know and love, now in an online format.

  • Thank You to the AANP Conference Committees

    Thank You to the Members of the 2020 Conference Committees!

    AANP appreciates your dedication and flexibility in planning and providing advisement for the AANPconnect online conference experience.

    2020 AANP National Conference Committee

    • Major Brandon Lee, MSN, APRN, FNP-C (Chair).
    • Angela Thompson, DNP, FNP-C, BC-ADM, CDE, FAANP (Vice Chair).
    • Joyce M. Knestrick, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN (Board Liaison).
    • Nanette Alexander, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC, FAANP.
    • Judith A. Berg, PhD, RN, WHNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, FAAN.
    • Midge Bowers, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, AACC, FAANP, FAAN.
    • Cindy Cooke, DNP, FNP-C, FAANP.
    • Sattaria “Tari” Dilks, DNP, PMHNP-BC, FAANP.
    • Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CNE, FAANP.
    • Honey M. Jones, DNP, ACNP-BC.
    • Dawn Garzon Maaks, PhD, CPNP, PMHS, FAANP, FAAN.
    • Veronica Wilbur, PhD, APRN-FNP, CNE, FAANP.

    2020 AANP Fall Conference Committee

    • Joyce M. Knestrick, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN (Chair).
    • Midge Bowers, DNP, RN, FNP-BC, AACC, FAANP, FAAN.
    • Kate Driscoll Malliarakis, PhD, ANP-BC, MAC, FAAN.
    • Josh Hamilton, DNP, RN-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CNE, FAANP.
    • Colleen Walsh-Irwin, DNP, ANP-BC, AACC, FAANP.
    • Veronica Wilbur, PhD, FNP-BC, CNE, FAANP.
  • Terms and Policies

    AANPconnect Terms and Policies

    Your participation in AANPconnect: An Online Conference Experience is subject to the following terms and conditions. Thank you for choosing AANP for your quality continuing education needs.

    Cancellations and Refunds

    Full refunds of the conference registration fee will be granted if requested up to and including Wednesday, September 9, 2020. No refunds will be given after the conference begins on Thursday, September 10, 2020.

    If you have a question about your registration, please contact AANP:

    Email: conference@aanp.org
    Phone: 512-505-0228
    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


    System Check

    Use the link below to test your system in advance on the device you will use to login to the virtual environment.

    Perform System Test

    Minimum System Requirements

    For the best conference experience, it is recommended that you:

    • Use Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft EDGE or Apple Safari (for Mac products) as your web browser.
    • Ensure that your operating system is Windows 8 or higher for personal computers or Mac OS X 10.8 or higher.
    • Use a minimum screen resolution of 1024 x 768.
    • Have a broadband internet connection with download speed of 3 megabits per second (Mbps) or greater.
    • Disable browser pop-up blockers.