• 2019 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2019 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    March 28-30, 2019, Chicago Hilton, Chicago, IL.

    Earn up to 11.5 CNE hours.


    Find out more about it and REGISTER today!

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Session Preview

New and Focused Content Featured at Annual Conference

A variety of fresh, dynamic content will be presented at GAPNA’s Annual Conference, October 4-7, 2017 at the Gaylord Opryland and Convention Center, Nashville, TN.

Earn up to 21.25 contact hours (including Pre-Conference Workshops) plus pharmacology hours. A host of general and concurrent sessions geared especially for gerontological advanced practice nurses will educate and enlighten attendees.

Stay up to date with your practice specialty and interests, and other relevant and important topics in gerontological heath care.

General Sessions include:

  • Staying Focused on Our Passion
  • Healthy Aging
  • Health Policy and Advocacy: “Be at the Table or Be on the Menu”
  • Assessment of Decisional Capacity
  • Update on Diabetes Best Practice for Older Adults  
  • Stay Ahead of the Curve: Don’t Become a Malpractice Case Study

In-Depth Focus Sessions include:

  • Research and Clinical Project Presentations
  • Geropsych Pharmacology Update
  • Updates in Billing for Geriatric Practice

Concurrent Sessions include:

  • Frailty: More than Just the Dwindles
  • Delirium: Assessment and Interventions that Work  
  • Diastolic Heart Failure Management  
  • Osteoporosis Update: Emerging Pharmacologic Strategies  
  • Deprescribing: What It Is and How Do You Do It?
  • Health Care for Veterans: Recognizing Needs and Finding Solutions
  • Assessment of Decisional Capacity
  • The Un-Befriended Older Adult (Elder Orphan)
  • Should Seniors Say Yes to Cannabis?
  • Recognizing Malignant Skin Growths
  • Older Adults with Lifelong Intellectual and Developmental Disorders in the LTC Setting
  • Clinical Competence: Are You Up for a 12/15 Lead EKG Challenge?
  • Initiating Family Discussions about Goals of Care
  • Connecting the Dots: Participatory Health Education and Empowerment Program with Community-Dwelling Older Adults
  • Leadership Is Everyone’s Responsibility: Engage and Advocate

Join your friends and colleagues in Nashville.

Register today!