New to the Rodeo
Features debuting at this year’s Annual Conference
Full-Day Facilitator Training Be one of the first to participate in APNA’s new Recovery to Practice (RTP) Program, Acute Care Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurses: Preparing for Recovery Oriented Practice. In this interactive full-day pre-conference, you will learn how to facilitate this program in your facility and practice doing so with a group of your peers.
More Psychopharmacology Content in psychopharmacology will be available throughout the entire conference this year. We have a total of 9 sessions eligible for psychopharmacology contact hours, including three pre-conferences. To find these sessions, look for the Rx symbol next to each session description. Mobile Access to Conference Info When on the move, use your mobile device to view daily schedules, room information, and your registration details – our conference website and registration website have been optimized for mobile viewing!
Registration Website Single sign-on with the APNA website means easier access to your registration information - you can start your registration and come back to it later if you can’t complete it in one sitting. Making changes to your agenda is also a cinch even after you have completed and submitted your registration.
October 10, 2013
8:00am – 9:00am
Tom Rath, author of such books as Strengths Based Leadership and Well Being: The Five Essential Elements, is one of the most influential authors of the last decade. He studies the role of human behavior in health, business, and economics, writing and speaking on a range of topics, from well being to organizational leadership.
October 11, 2013
8:00am – 9:00am
Suzanne Gordon is an award winning journalist and the author/editor of twelve books including her latest, Beyond the Checklist: What Else the Healthcare Industry Can Learn From Aviation Safety and Teamwork. Much of her professional focus is on problem solving the communication issues that can occur between doctors, nurses and patients.
Back in the Saddle
Returning favorites from past Annual Conferences
Online Evaluations & CE Certificates Jot down your responses as you attend sessions, then log in at your convenience to complete the evaluations online. Once you’re finished, the system will generate a CE Certificate with an itemized list of the sessions you attended. Evaluations will be accessible during and after the conference through December 12th, 2013. After the deadline you’ll be able to access & print your CE Certificates for the next several years.
Session Podcasts in the APNA eLearning Center Access to audio recordings of conference sessions is included in your registration fee - earn contact hours after the conference for any sessions you did not attend onsite! Full conference registrants may be able to earn more than 90 contact hours total for sessions onsite and online. (Note: This number is not final and subject to change.)
Mini Concurrent Sessions This 20-minute format was so popular last year that we’ve added more mini concurrent sessions to the program this year! On Thursday and Friday mornings, presenters will share their expertise in these shortened, power-packed educational sessions.
Text Message Notifications Enter your cell phone number in the Text Message Notifications field when you register to receive text messages with last minute info, reminders, and updates about events during the conference.
Online Poster Gallery View the full abstracts and revisit the poster presentations after the conference in the Online Poster Gallery. Visit www.apna.org/PosterGallery to see last year’s posters!
Conference Connect Connect with your fellow conference attendees on www.apna.org/ConferenceConnect – use this online community to find a roommate before, arrange a meetup during, and share photos after the conference.