• 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!

  • AwardCall for Excellence Award Nominations

    The awards are: Emerging Chapter Award, Established Chapter Excellence Award, Special Interest Group Excellence Award, Excellence in Clinical Practice Award, Excellence in Community Service Award, Excellence in Education Award, Excellence in Leadership Award, and Excellence in Research Award.

    The nominations are tallied in July and the winners are announced every year during the Awards Celebration at the GAPNA Annual Conference.

    Now is the time to nominate a colleague or yourself - DEADLINE is June 1, 2018.

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    Call for Nominations!

    Have you ever considered stepping forward, accepting the challenge and volunteering for a position on the 2019 National Board of Directors? Register online NOW by April 1, 2019!

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  • FREE continuing education credit is available for the following session:

    "Keynote Address - Health Policy: APRNs Working to the Full Extent of the Law"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)

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  • Poster Presentation


    This 22-module curriculum provides a basic knowledge base for Nurse Practitioners who looking to advance their expertise in caring for patients with dementia.

    FREE to GAPNA members until September 1, 2019

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Program Highlights

Care, Continuity, and Connection Highlight GAPNA’s Annual Conference

GAPNA’s Annual Conference promises focused gerontological advanced practice education, networking, and lasting memories. Join your colleagues September 26-29, 2018, in Washington, DC, for pre-conference workshops, concurrent sessions, exhibits, social events, product theaters, and more while earning up to 21.5 contact hours including pharmacology hours!

In addition, a GAPNA milestone will be marked during the conference with the first Gerontological Specialist Certification Exam.

The conference kicks off with three pre-conference workshops on psychosis, advocacy, and pharmacology, followed by a special evening session on pain management and opioids. Industry-supported breakfast, lunch, and dinner presentations will be featured throughout the conference.

Exhibits will allow attendees to meet leading companies and organizations and learn about the latest products and services for gerontological advanced practice nurses. Poster exhibits will offer additional learning opportunities along with networking during coffee and refreshment breaks.

Julie Fairman, PhD, RN, FAAN, professor of nursing, school of nursing, University of Pennsylvania, will deliver the keynote address on “Health Policy: APRNs Working to the Full Extent of the Law.” Knowledgeable conference faculty will discuss suicide prevention in older adults, age-friendly health systems, dementia management, home-based primary care, APRN full practice authority, and scope of practice in the general sessions.

Fourteen concurrent sessions will allow attendees to focus on their areas of interest. Some of these topics include chronic kidney disease management and prescribing, using social media to enhance practice, meaningful conversations throughout the course of illness, gero-oncology screening, sarcopenia, and nursing home regulatory update. Plus, three in-depth focus sessions will feature research and clinical projects, ankle and foot wounds, and management of behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia in long-term care.

A new member/first-time attendee breakfast, committee and special interest group meetings, and a membership meeting/awards luncheon will also be held.

Make plans now with your colleagues and register for GAPNA’s Annual Conference in Washington, DC, and experience high-quality educational offerings that will enhance your APRN practice and improve patient care.

Find out about it!