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How do you envision a professional conference? Perhaps you imagine rooms filled with speakers making presentations, vendors showcasing their products or attendees meeting up for engaging discussions. Thanks to advancements in technology, we can now transition that interactive learning experience completely online.
As nurse practitioners (NPs), we know conferences are key events for professional development, continuing education (CE) and networking—but compared to an in-person event, why should you attend a virtual conference?
Example: Attending a conference can be an excellent way for an NP to earn CE credit while gaining valuable insight from health care leaders. While a member discount helps put the cost within budget, he can’t miss a week of work to attend an out-of-state conference. By attending the AANP Live: 2019 Diabetes Virtual Conference, he can focus on creating lasting connections and engaging in evidence-based learning—without time-consuming travel.
Example: An international NP has never attended a U.S.-based conference, but the AANP Live: 2019 Diabetes Virtual Conference connects participants from across the globe for in-depth diabetes education. She even tests her system on her laptop and her tablet in advance to make sure she can access the virtual environment and is fully prepared for live day.
Example: An NP is attending a virtual conference but is afraid that he won’t be able to speak directly with other attendees. When he attends the first session at the AANP Live: 2019 Virtual Conference, he is pleased to discover that he can chat individually with other health care professionals in addition to participating in Q&A sessions with the speakers to gain additional insight or dive deeper into a specific content area.
Example: Even though she is unable to log in on live day, an NP still wants to learn how to create a multidisciplinary care plan for patients with diabetes. She registers for the AANP Live: 2019 Virtual Conference because the site will be available for 15 days following the conclusion of the conference. She can watch the recorded sessions, download handouts and receive CE credit when it’s more convenient!
At the AANP Live: 2019 Diabetes Virtual Conference, you will be able to watch live educational sessions via video streaming and participate by asking questions, leaving comments and joining activities in real time—the ultimate online opportunity to earn up to 6.0 hours of CE credit, which includes 3.92 pharmacology*!
Plus, you’ll be able to find the relationship-building experiences you expect from AANP conferences. Engage with the NP diabetes experts in live Q&A sessions or explore the exhibit hall to see the latest products and services for your patients. Invite your colleagues to attend, and discuss the sessions together in one-on-one chats or in the networking lounge.
No traveling, no housing expenses and reduced time constraints—only the education and networking you need.
*This education activity is pending approval by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners of up to six contact hours of accredited education.