• 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference: Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older AdultsJoin us at the 2020 GAPNA Pharmacology Conference:
    Contemporary Pharmacology and Prescribing in Older Adults

    April 14-18, 2020, Honolulu, HI.

    Earn up to 18 CNE hours.

     

    Find out more about it and REGISTER today!

  • AwardNew for GAPNA members: MCM Education

    GAPNA has partnered with a MCM Education to offer an ongoing series of CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Diagnosing and Managing Parkinson’s Disease in Older Adults," is the latest program offered.

    Parkinson’s disease (PD) is characterized by both motor and nonmotor symptoms. It is diagnosed based on the presence of two of four motor symptoms including rest tremor, bradykinesia, rigidity, and gait imbalance...

    Find out about it!

  • ConventionCALL FOR: Podium and Poster Abstracts

    For the 38th GAPNA Annual Conference
    at the Hyatt Regency
    New Orleans, LA, September 24-26, 2020

    GAPNA members are invited to submit an abstract about their innovative work, that should enrich the APRN's knowledge and/or enhance the care of an older adult.

    Find out more info and deadline dates

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

    "Update in Chronic Kidney Disease Management and Prescribing"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2018 Annual Conference)


    For January/February 2020 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

Session Preview

Annual Conference Features Robust Content and New Acute Care Track

GAPNA’s 2019 Annual Conference, October 3-5 in Las Vegas, NV, will feature inspiring speakers, professional networking, and dynamic content – including a special track focused exclusively on acute care gerontological nursing.

Attendees can earn up to 21 contact hours, including pre-conference workshops, on topics of prime interest to their practice, with pharmacology credit available for select sessions and additional workshops.

Here is a sample of the robust content to be featured at the conference:

  • Red Flags and Non-Ortho Causes of Back Pain
  • Professional Brand: Using the Nuts and Bolts of Social Media
  • Understanding the Nuances of Hospice Care for the Geriatric Patient
  • The Impact of Menopause and Senior Sexual Health in Women Living with HIV
  • Diabetes Management: The Art of Treating the Older Adult
  • Federal Policies Affecting Older Adults, Family Caregivers, and Nurses
  • Palliative Care Guidelines Update
  • UTIs in Older Adults
  • Oral Care
  • Cultural Factors Influencing Advanced Care Planning and EOL Discussions

Acute Care Track

  • Best Practices to Prevent Geriatric Decline During Hospitalization<
  • Difficult to Manage Pulmonary Conditions in the Acute Care Setting
  • Acute Abdomen
  • Geriatric Surgery Verification Program: Role of the Gerontological Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Transplantation and the Geriatric Patient: Implications for the Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Geriatric Trauma Management Across the Care Continuum

Pharmacology Hours Offered

  • Sleep Disturbances in Dementia
  • Management of Obesity in Older Adults in Primary Care
  • Transplantation and the Geriatric Patient: Implications for the Advanced Practice Nurse
  • Safety and Utility of Cannabis in the Elderly

Don’t miss this outstanding educational opportunity to improve the lives of the geriatric population and enhance your professional practiceoin your friends at the 2019 GAPNA Annual Conference, October 3-5, 2019, in Las Vegas, NV.

Register today!