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.
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