APNA ANNUAL CONFERENCE PROGRAM
80+ Educational Sessions.  100+ Contact Hours.

The APNA 29th Annual Conference program will offer up to 28 continuing education contact hours onsite and more than 100 contact hours total*. Session recordings will be available to conference attendees after the Annual Conference with the opportunity to earn contact hours for any sessions for which the attendee did not earn contact hours onsite. Access to these sessions is included in the registration rate.


Schedule at a Glance
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Wednesday, October 19 View Wednesday Sessions
 
6:30am-6:30pm

Registration Open
7:15am-11:30am
Pre-Conference Sessions
    Block 1:  7:15am-9:15am
    Block 2:  9:30am-1
1:30am
 

Tracks: Recovery, Education, Psychotherapy, Child & Adolescent, Psychopharmacology, Advanced Practice Psychotherapy, Publication Skills

11:30am-1:00pm Symposium Luncheon
1:15pm-5:30pm
Pre-Conference Sessions   
    Block 3:  1:15pm-3:15pm
    Block 4:  3:30pm-5:30pm

 

Tracks: Violence, Graduate Education, Psychotherapy, Addictions, Psychopharmacology, Advanced Practice Psychotherapy, Publication Skills & Leadership

6:00pm-8:00pm Opening Networking Program
8:15pm-9:45pm Product Theater Dinner*
 
Thursday, October 20 View Thursday Sessions

7:00am-8:30am

Product Theater Breakfast*
8:30am-6:00pm Registration Open Speaker
9:00am-10:00am President's Address
Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
10:00am Poster Presentations Open
10:15am-1:00pm
Concurrent Sessions
    Block 1:  10:15am-11:00am
    Block 2:  11:15am-12:00pm
    Block 3:  12:15pm-1:00pm

 

Tracks: Safety, Graduation Education, Research, Adminiistration, Psychopharmacology, Child & Adolescent: Bullying, Military

1:15pm-2:45pm TBD
3:00pm-3:45pm
Mini Concurrent Sessions
 

Tracks: Restraint Reduction, Older Adults, Research: Substance Use, Pain Management, Practice, Leadership, Eating Behavior

4:00pm-5:30pm Interactive Panels
5:45pm-6:30pm Awards Ceremony
6:30pm-8:30pm Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
 
Friday, October 21 View Friday Sessions

7:00am-8:30am
Product Theater Breakfast*
8:30am-6:00pm Registration Open
9:00am-10:00am Keynote Presentation
Margie Warrell
10:00am-1:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
12:00pm-12:45pm
Mini Concurrent Sessions
 

Tracks: Emergency Departments, Undergraduate Education, Evaluation, Nursing Practice & Education, Practice, LGBT Issues, Mindfulness

1:00pm-2:30pm Product Theater Lunch*
2:45pm-4:30pm
Concurrent Sessions
    Block 1:  2:45pm-3:30pm
    Block 2:  3:45pm-4:30pm
 

Tracks: Emergency Departments, Undergraduate Education, Evaluation, Nursing Practice & Education, Practice, LGBT Issues, Mindfulness

4:00pm Poster Presentations Close
4:45pm-6:15pm Interactive Panels
6:30pm-7:30pm Chapter Meetings
 
Saturday, October 22 View Saturday Sessions
  
8:30am-2:30pm

Registration Open
Listening
9:00am-10:00am
APNF Keynote Presentation
Gail Stuart
10:15am-1:00pm
Concurrent Sessions
 

Tracks: Inpatient, Graduate Education, Research, Substance Use, Psychotherapy, Recovery, Trauma

1:15pm-2:30pm Annual Meeting & Town Hall
 

*Note: The final number of contact hours is subject to change with the addition of other programs. APNA reserves the right to make program changes as necessary, and the right to cancel sessions if events occur beyond reasonable control of APNA.

The American Psychiatric Nurses Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
 

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*This conference includes sessions sponsored by industries, including pharmaceutical companies (e.g., Product Theaters, Symposia). These sessions typically include a meal that is paid for by the program's sponsor(s). Before deciding to attend these sessions, it is important for you to determine whether you are subject to any restrictions on your ability to accept meals or other similar items from these kinds of entities. These limitations could include federal and state requirements (e.g., Vermont), applicable nursing professional ethical guidelines, or restrictions imposed by your employer. For more detailed information on any restrictions that may apply to you, we suggest you consult your legal advisor, state board of nursing or your employer.

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