Schedule at a Glance
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Wednesday, October 19    View Wednesday Sessions
 6:30am-6:30pm Registration Open
Exhibit Hall B Foyer
 6:45am-7:15am Beverage Break
Ballroom Foyer
7:15am-11:30am
Pre-Conference Sessions
    Block 1:  7:15am-9:15am
    Block 2:  9:30am-1
1:30am
 

Tracks: Recovery (Meeting Room 16/17), Education (Meeting Room 11/12), Psychotherapy (Meeting Room 24/25), Child & Adolescent (Meeting Room 26/27), Psychopharmacology (Meeting Room 21-23), Advanced Practice Psychotherapy (Meeting Room 14/15), Publication Skills (Meeting Room 13)

9:00am-6:30pm APNA Help Desk & Merchandise
Ballroom Foyer
11:30am-1:00pm Symposium Luncheon
Marriott Ballroom
1:15pm-5:30pm
Pre-Conference Sessions   
    Block 3:  1:15pm-3:15pm
    Block 4:  3:30pm-5:30pm

 

Tracks: Violence (Meeting Room 16/17), Graduate Education (Meeting Room 11/12), Psychotherapy (Meeting Room 24/25), Addictions (Meeting Room 26/27), Psychopharmacology (Meeting Room 21-23), Advanced Practice Psychotherapy (Meeting Room 14/15), Publication Skills & Leadership (Meeting Room 13)

3:15pm-3:30pm Beverage Break
Ballroom & Meeting Room Foyers
5:45pm-6:15pm Orientation for Newcomers, Volunteers, and New Members
Ballroom ABC
6:30pm-8:00pm Opening Networking Program
Ballroom ABC
8:15pm-9:45pm Product Theater Dinner*
Marriott Ballroom
   
Thursday, October 20 View Thursday Sessions
7:00am-8:30am Product Theater Breakfast*
Marriott Ballroom
8:30am-6:00pm Registration Open
Exhibit Hall B Foyer
8:50am-9:00am Welcome / Announcements
Ballroom ABC
9:00am-10:00am President's Address
Ballroom ABC
Mary Ann Nihart, MA, APRN, PMHCNS-BC, PMHNP-BC
10:00am Poster Presentations Open
Ballroom & Meeting Rooms 21-27 Foyers
10:00am-6:00pm APNA Help Desk & Merchandise
Ballroom Foyer
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 (Meeting Room 14/15), Graduation Education (Meeting Room 13), Research (Meeting Room 16/17), Administration (Meeting Room 24/25), Psychopharmacology (Meeting Room 21-23), Child & Adolescent: Bullying (Meeting Room 26/27), Military (Meeting Room 11/12)

11:00am-11:15am Beverage Break
Ballroom & Meeting Room Foyers
1:15pm-2:45pm Product Theater Lunch
Ballroom ABC
3:00pm-3:45pm
Mini Concurrent Sessions
 

Tracks: Restraint Reduction (Meeting Room 14/15), Older Adults (Meeting Room 13), Research: Substance Use (Meeting Room 16/17), Pain Management (Meeting Room 24/25), Practice (Meeting Room 21-23), Leadership (Meeting Room 26/27), Eating Behavior (Meeting Room 11/12)

3:45pm-4:00pm Beverage Break
Ballroom & Meeting Room Foyers
4:00pm-5:30pm

Interactive Panels

APRN Council (Meeting Room 14/15), Education Council (Meeting Room 13), Recovery Council (Meeting Room 16/17), Addictions Council (Meeting Room 24/25), Child & Adolescent Council (Meeting Room 21-23), Education (Meeting Room 13)

5:45pm-6:30pm Awards Ceremony
Ballroom ABC
6:30pm-8:30pm Networking Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall B
   
Friday, October 21 View Friday Sessions
7:00am-8:30am Product Theater Breakfast*
Marriott Ballroom
8:30am-6:00pm Registration Open
Exhibit Hall B Foyer
8:50am-9:00am Welcome / Announcements
Ballroom ABC
9:00am-10:00am Keynote Presentation
Ballroom ABC
Margie Warrell
10:00am-6:00pm APNA Help Desk & Merchandise
Ballroom Foyer
10:00am-1:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
Exhibit Hall B
10:00am-10:30am Beverage Break in the Exhibit Hall
Exhibit Hall B
12:00pm-12:45pm
Mini Concurrent Sessions
 

Tracks: Workplace Violence (Meeting Room 21-23), Prevention (Meeting Room 14/15), Research (Meeting Room 13), Administration (Meeting Room 11/12), Practice (Meeting Room 16/17), Self-Injury (Meeting Room 24/25), Integrated Care (Meeting Room 26/27)

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

Tracks: Emergency Departments (Meeting Room 21-23), Undergraduate Education (Meeting Room 11/12), Evaluation (Meeting Room 13), Nursing Practice & Education (Meeting Room 14/15), Practice (Meeting Room 16/17), LGBT Issues (Meeting Room 24/25), Mindfulness (Meeting Room 26/27)

3:30pm-3:45pm Beverage Break
Ballroom & Meeting Room Foyers
4:00pm Poster Presentations Close
Ballroom & Meeting Rooms 21-27 Foyers
4:45pm-6:15pm

Interactive Panels

Institute for Safe Environments (Meeting Room 21-23), Institute for Mental Health Advocacy (Meeting Room 14/15), Research Council (Meeting Room 16/17), Administrative Council (Meeting Room 24/25), Military Panel (Meeting Room 26/27), Forensic Council (Meeting Room 11/12)

6:30pm-7:30pm Chapter Meetings
All Rooms
7:45pm-9:15pm Symposium Dinner
Ballroom ABC
   
Saturday, October 22 View Saturday Sessions
8:30am-2:30pm Registration Open
Exhibit Hall B Foyer
8:30am-1:00pm APNA Help Desk & Merchandise
Ballroom Foyer
8:45am-9:00am Beverage Break
Ballroom Foyer
8:50am-9:00am Welcome / Announcements
Ballroom ABC
9:00am-10:00am APNF Keynote Presentation
Ballroom ABC
Gail Stuart
10:15am-1:00pm
Concurrent Sessions
 

Tracks: Inpatient (Meeting Room 14/15), Graduate Education (Meeting Room 13), Research (Meeting Room 11/12), Substance Use (Meeting Room 21-23), Psychotherapy (Meeting Room 16/17), Recovery (Meeting Room 24/25), Trauma (Meeting Room 26/27)

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

*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.

 

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

The APNA 29th Annual Conference program will offer up to 29.5 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.



*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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