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It’s no secret, your AANP friends and colleagues — your nurse practitioner (NP) community — hoped to reunite in person at AANP’s national conference this year. Whether it’s the camaraderie of thousands of NPs of every specialty and practice setting, the lively exhibit hall, hands-on workshops or industry-sponsored events, AANP’s annual conference is an event unlike any other.
What makes national conference so special? It’s a feeling of unity and understanding; it’s the knowledge that we speak louder and more effectively together; it’s a commitment to knowledge exchange and quality practice; and it’s a deep dedication to improving the health of patients and our communities.
That said, although we cannot be in person at conference this year, AANP is recreating the experience and delivering an abundance of exceptional content at the online 2021 AANP National Conference. With more than 100 on-demand continuing education (CE) sessions available, ranging from acute care to vascular imaging, it’s the best event for NP CE in 2021. Add in exclusive events — presented live on certain dates and times — special sessions for NP students and AANP Community members, an online attendee discussion forum, non-CE product theaters, a full listing of exhibitors and data collection opportunities, and you can achieve that conference feeling of connection and accomplishment from the comfort of home.
Recapture the excitement of AANP’s national conference by planning your schedule of live events! These sessions will be presented live on specific dates and times throughout the conference period, so be sure to add them to your calendar.
Plus, after the live presentation, these sessions will be made available on demand so you can access them whenever it's most convenient.
Join the Opening General Session on June 17 at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT) for an interview and conversation with keynote speaker Cindy McCain, a passionate humanitarian leader, a relentless defender of women, an advocate of early childhood education and a steadfast activist in the fight against human trafficking, who will share her thoughts on the challenges that face our world today. Her dedication to improving the lives of those less fortunate in the U.S. and around the world inspires audiences everywhere to a life of service.
On June 22 at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT), learn all about the Health Wagon, the nation’s oldest mobile clinic, in The Health Wagon: Leading Through A Pandemic. With values of inclusiveness, community outreach, collaboration, spirituality and empowerment, the Health Wagon’s mission is to provide compassionate, quality health care to medically underserved people in the mountains of Appalachia. Two AANP Fellows at the helm of the Health Wagon have helped developed Post-COVID-19 Clinics to treat patients who were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus, which served 6,161 unduplicated patients in 2020.
Hear how NPs have led patient care initiatives throughout the pandemic in COVID-19 NPs Lead the Way: Part 1 on June 23 at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT), featuring AANP President Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP, and AANP President Elect April N. Kapu, DNP, APRN, ACNP- BC, FAANP, FCCM, FAAN! Dr. Kapu will share her experiences with COVID-19 as she worked with NPs to begin COVID-19-associated programs at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, including the development of a COVID-19 hotline, pop-up COVID-19 testing sites, intensive care unit (ICU) expansion and vaccination clinics.
On June 24 at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT), you can follow the paths of three NPs who led innovative COVID-19 initiatives in the home care, long-term care, acute ICU care and community clinic settings. The COVID-19 NPs Lead the Way: Part 2 session will feature personal stories of NPs who served on the front lines of the pandemic and share the strategies they used to test and treat patients, acquire personal protective equipment, develop vaccination clinics and respond to the psychological and emotional impact of the pandemic.
NP students and post-master’s students are invited to join AANP for A Day in the Life of an NP in Full-time Practice. Register for this session on July 13 at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT) to meet AANP Fellows and learn the “ins and outs” of how to manage your practice from day to day, including time management, scheduling, documentation, review of diagnostic tests and patient call backs.
On July 22 at 2 p.m. ET (1 p.m. CT), gain the training you need to become a Shot@Life Champion! Shot@Life is a grassroots advocacy campaign of the United Nations Foundation that champions global childhood immunization. The United Nations Foundation Shot@Life Campaign: Using Your Voice and Expertise to Effectively Advocate for Global Childhood Immunization Programs session will provide information about the current state of child global vaccination, as well as how Shot@Life Champions use advocacy to decrease vaccine-preventable childhood deaths.
Register for conference, and you’ll be automatically invited to the attendee-only online discussion forum — the perfect place to share your thoughts about research posters, discuss practice pearls with NPs in your specialty, meet NPs in your region, recommend your favorite CE sessions and much more. Post as often as you like, and return frequently to check replies and join other discussion threads.
Online this year are AANP Communities conference sessions: Led by the co-chairs of each Community and invited guests, these 1.0-contact hour, on-demand CE sessions provide information on key updates, emerging issues, innovations and hot topics within each Specialty Practice Group (SPG) and Specialty Interest Group (SIG).
Are you not currently an AANP Community member? Consider registering for one, or more, of these sessions so that you can get a preview of the member experience. However, if you are currently a member, you’ll also be able to join in the accompanying expert question-and-answer discussions in your Community forum!