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

    "Sleep Disturbances in Dementia"

    (session captured at the GAPNA 2019 Annual Conference)

    For September/October 2020 - Get Your Free CNE Now!

  • Clinical Care OptionsNew for GAPNA members: Clinical Care Options

    GAPNA has partnered with a Clinical Care Options to offer an ongoing series of free CNE programs available to GAPNA members. "Vaccinations and Healthy Aging: Protecting Your Older Patients From Shingles" is the latest program offered.

    In this live webinar on September 30, 2020  at 3:00 PM, US Eastern, expert faculty expert faculty discuss how important it is to prevent shingles in older patients.

    Find out about it!

  • CoronaCoronavirus (COVID-19) Resources

    In an effort to support our members with the most updated information on COVID-19 we developed this resource page to easily access current CDC information and other resources to assist you professionally and personally.

    We will continue to update this page with more information as it becomes available and welcome your input as we navigate through this situation. As health care professionals it is our job to educate our patients and families on prevention and the what to do if someone is symptomatic.

    View resources


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Conference Preview

Celebrating the Strength of Nursing: GAPNA’s Premier Virtual Conference

The 2020 GAPNA Annual Conference is going virtual!

Tune in for live education beginning Tuesday, September 22, through Saturday, September 26, 2020. This dynamic event will incorporate what’s best about connecting with colleagues and nursing leaders at our conference with what’s best about distancing for individual health.

You’ll enjoy the same vibrant programming, inspiring speakers, and welcoming community you’ve always experienced at GAPNA conferences.

What to Expect

  • Access to live sessions and on-demand pre-recorded sessions.
  • General and breakout sessions on current important topics relevant to your practice.
  • Exhibitor Directory – Connect with exhibitors live to support our exhibitors and GAPNA!
  • Industry-Supported Product Theaters – Industry representatives will host sessions that provide information on specific products or services of interest to NPs.
  • Online poster presentations – Access posters on-demand and listen to selected recordings on-demand.
  • More contact hours than ever!

Pre-Conference Workshops

These dynamic workshops offer a deep dive into key topics and issues related to advanced practice gerontological nursing.

  • Dementia Care Specialists Clinical Skills Training (2-day event)
  • Gerontological Specialist Certification Exam Review Workshop (2-day event)
  • Medication Safety Updates for Older Adults
  • Bonus Session: PAIN COACH

General Sessions

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Engaging Clinical Preceptors to Prepare Advanced Practice Nurses to Care for Older Adults
  • When Non-Pharmacological Approaches Are Not Enough: Psychotropic Medication Management of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms of Dementia
  • America’s Health Rankings® – Shaping the Future of Public Health
  • GAPNA Health Affairs Committee: A Year in Review and Looking Forward
  • Bonus Session: Building Pathways in Pain Management: Osteoarthritis and Chronic Low Back Pain

Sample of Concurrent Sessions

  • The Gerontological Patient in the Emergency Department
  • Palliative Wound Care
  • Disaster Management
  • Hidden Tears of the Homebound
  • Get Paid for Practice: Quality Care Means Aligning Quality Measures, Risk Adjustment, and Performance Management (HEDIS)
  • Delivering Difficult News: What NPs Need to Know
  • and Much More!

In-Depth Focus Sessions

  • Trauma-Focused Care Topics
  • Trauma-Informed Care for the Older Adult
  • Recognizing, Diagnosing, and Treating PTSD in Older Adults
  • No Time for Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda: Refining 12/15 Lead EKG Interpretation Skills

Adaptability is a hallmark of nurses, and we know it is the key to our shared success during these times. We look forward to having you join us as part of GAPNA’s virtual conference!

Join your friends at the 2020 Vitrual GAPNA Contemporary Annual Conference on September 24-26, 2020.

Learn more and register today!