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AANPconnect Is About the People

AANPconnect online conference platform

Discover the speakers, attendees, exhibitors, partners and honorees who make attending an American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) conference such a rewarding experience.

Attending AANP conferences continues to rank among the best ways for nurse practitioners (NPs) and NP students to meet colleagues who share their interests, earn continuing education (CE) credit and experience in-depth learning presented by NP experts who keep the unique needs of NPs top of mind. With AANPconnect: An Online Conference Experience, you can enjoy everything attendees appreciate about AANP conferences — including building the personal and professional connections you need to advance your career — all from the comfort of a setting that suits you best.

“It [AANP conference] is about the people. What they bring is a lot of stories, and in those stories is the richness of both the science and the art of practice.”
— Ric R.
Member since 2004

Meet the Speakers

With more than 55 live and on-demand sessions from which to choose, AANPconnect attendees can earn up to 72.84 hours of CE credit, including 33.23 hours of pharmacology credit, between now and December 31. Access the AANPconnect Conference Guide to review the full list of educational sessions presented by more than 50 outstanding speakers whose experience includes an impressive array of academic, clinical, health policy and leadership expertise.

Below, NPs have shared positive feedback about the AANPconnect sessions they attended — and that you can attend, as well.

  • Diagnosing Anemias Like a Pro! — “Amazing speaker! Able to present a difficult diagnostic process in an easy-to-understand way that also kept my full attention the entire hour.” — Emily K., Indiana, Member since 2017
  • And This Just In! Breaking News for Prescribers — “I love Amelie. She is a phenomenal speaker and always leaves me with more knowledge than I had going into her talks.” — Polly J., Kentucky, Member since 2010
  • Fatty Liver Disease; Management of Abnormal Liver Function Tests — “Precise, educational, valuable information!” — Lorraine C., Arizona, Member since 2010
  • An Algorithmic Approach to Diagnosing Skin Eruptions — “Margaret was an excellent speaker and teacher!! Loved this program!” — Deanna T., Alabama, Member since 2010

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A diverse group of four NPs gather in a library around an open laptop computer and medical book

Meet the Attendees

With more than 7,000 NPs in attendance, AANPconnect offers an unparalleled opportunity to create and maintain valuable professional connections in a discussion forum that is available only to attendees. Enjoy access to the Attendee Forum through the end of 2020, which offers you ample time to share insights from the sessions you attend, engage with fellow NPs about issues of importance to you and your patients and collaborate with colleagues from across the country.

Are you an NP student or post-master’s student? In addition to the forum for all AANPconnect attendees, you will be invited to participate in a special Student Forum, where you can meet NP students from other universities, share practice pearls, discuss your experiences and connect with select AANP mentors, Fellows and leaders.

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Meet AANP’s Partners and Exhibitors

The AANPconnect platform makes it easy to learn more about the many benefits of AANP membership, including those offered by AANP’s partners. Take time to visit the AANP Partner Pavilion, where you can gather information about certification through the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Board and explore an array of publications, including The Journal for Nurse Practitioners and the Journal of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

The Exhibit Hall is always a popular attraction at AANP conferences, so the AANPconnect platform brings cutting-edge products and services right to your fingertips with online exhibitor pages! Take time to browse these digital exhibits, watch videos about items that can enhance your practice, download informational brochures, explore the exhibitor’s websites and contact representatives who can answer any questions you may have about their products.

Through the AANPconnect platform, you can also enhance your knowledge of the AANP Fellows program and learn more about the contributions Fellows make that help advance the NP role. AANPconnect features informative posters created by participants in the AANP Fellows Mentorship Program that explore important clinical practice and health policy topics. You may also enjoy meeting the 2020 AANP Fellows inductees, who are honored within the AANP Fellows section of the AANPconnect platform.

A conference attendee is awarded a State Award for Excellence, flanked by her Regional Director and AANP President

Meet the Honorees

Each year, AANP recognizes exemplary NPs and NP advocates with the State Award for Excellence, honors NP leaders who have helped advance practice or policy on a national scale, welcomes International Ambassadors from countries across the globe and awards valuable grants and scholarships to dozens of recipients. This year, these honorees are being recognized by inclusion in AANPconnect, with designated spaces for attendees to learn more about the honors and the recipients’ outstanding achievements.

Continue Building Relationships on Social Media

Joining the AANPconnect conversation on social media is another great way to connect with your colleagues and share your conference experience. Search for the #AANPconnect hashtag on Twitter and Instagram, then add the hashtag to your posts to engage in the discussion. Be sure to follow AANP on Facebook and LinkedIn also to stay current with the latest health care news, receive conference announcements and see what other attendees are learning during AANPconnect!

Are you earning CE from your hammock? Are your pets providing companionship while you gather clinical insights and advance your diagnostic skills? What are you enjoying most about your online conference experience? Post a photo on social media using #AANPconnect and tag @AANP_News on Twitter or Instagram to share your unique or interesting conference surroundings with colleagues.

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Find Your Tribe at AANPconnect

Collegial relationships are essential to health care providers — especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. With AANPconnect, you can find your tribe, visit with current or former classmates and faculty, check in with NP colleagues and rekindle friendships forged throughout the years. AANP conferences truly are about the people — both the NPs and NP students who attend and the speakers, partners and exhibitors who provide exceptional value to each event.

In order to support the NP community during what has been an extremely difficult year for many, AANP is offering this online conference experience at a remarkably low price — just $99 for AANP members and $39 for NP Student members. This is the optimal time for NPs to build professional bonds, share insights from educational sessions and exchange practice pearls with fellow attendees. Register today to take full advantage of the more than three months remaining to access live and on-demand sessions, discussion forums and so much more.

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