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As our country continues to face the COVID-19 pandemic, nurse practitioners (NPs) require new, innovative ways to deliver comprehensive, whole-person care to patients with chronic health care needs. Telehealth has increased our connectivity, but it remains important to keep providers and patients safe in all settings — and it remains imperative that NPs receive the education and clinical resources necessary to deliver the best possible care. As your national NP community, the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) remains committed to meeting your needs and supporting you in practice, education advocacy, research and leadership.
That’s why AANP is excited to announce a new immersive, online conference event: AANPconnect.
Presented completely online September 10–December 31, 2020, AANPconnect delivers a full conference experience without travel or housing expenses — all you need is a secure internet connection and a compatible device. Select from more than 55 on-demand continuing education (CE) sessions, explore the exhibitor pages for products and services to help you excel in practice and network with your colleagues from the safety and comfort of your own home.
The AANPconnect experience is designed to provide you with the important CE and networking opportunities you expect from an AANP conference — safely, conveniently and on your schedule.
The on-demand CE sessions feature some of the most-requested topics from your favorite AANP national and fall conference speakers. As we continue to face changes to our daily routines and future uncertainties, AANP has ensured that all on-demand sessions will be available at any time throughout the entire conference period. Watch one session — or as many as you like — whenever is most convenient for you.
As an added bonus, several live events are scheduled throughout the conference period, including a keynote speech from practicing NP, businesswoman and COVID-19 survivor Katie Duke, MSN, ACNP-BC. Additional live sessions include an AANP legislative update, important information for NP students and a discussion on racial diversity and equity in health care. If you have to miss one of the live events, you can still view the recorded session. After the presentation, live events will be available on demand for the remainder of the conference period.
For many NPs, the best part of AANP conferences is the opportunity to create lasting friendships and to connect with NPs of all backgrounds and specialties. By joining the dedicated AANPconnect attendee forum, you can chat about your favorite sessions, discuss health policy and meet new NP colleagues. Register for conference, and you’ll be automatically invited to join the forum as soon as it opens!
Even though the conference has moved online, you can still explore new products and learn about the latest developments at the AANPconnect exhibitor pages. Plus, celebrate the diversity of the NP role as AANPconnect hosts industry and NP poster presentations, welcomes the AANP International Ambassadors and honors all of this years’ awardees — from the 2020 Grants and Scholarships recipients to the Fellows of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners (FAANP) inductees.
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 entire NP community. Register today to access all on-demand sessions, live events, the attendee forum and all the other conference activities you know and love for an exceptionally low rate: just $39 for Student members and $99 for NP members.
Are you not an AANP member? Join AANP today and get an annual NP membership plus an AANPconnect conference registration for less than the cost of single nonmember conference registration.
Are you curious whether your computer, smartphone or other device will support the conference? Test your system or check out the AANPconnect registration information for technical details.