APNA Annual Conference Program

100+ Educational Sessions.  120+ Contact Hours.

The APNA 29th Annual Conference program will offer up to 28.5 continuing education contact hours onsite and more than 120 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.

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Wednesday, October 28

Registration Open
  7:15am-5:30pm Pre-Conference Sessions
  7:15am-11:30am Morning Sessions
    Block 1:  7:15am-9:15am
    Block 2:  9:30am-11:30am
  11:30am-1:00pm Symposium Luncheon*
  1:15pm-5:30pm Afternoon Sessions   
    Block 3:  1:15pm-3:15pm
    Block 4:  3:30pm-5:30pm
  3:30pm-5:30pm Conference Course
  5:45pm-6:10pm Orientation for Newcomers, Volunteers and New Members
  6:15pm-8:00pm Opening Program & President's Address
  8:15pm-9:45pm Product Theater Dinner*
Thursday, October 29


Product Theater Breakfast*
  8:30am-6:00pm Registration Open
  9:00am-10:00am Keynote Presentation
Brian Cuban
  10:15am-12:00pm Concurrent Sessions
    Block 1:  10:15am-11:00am
    Block 2:  11:15am-12:00pm
  12:15pm-1:45pm Symposium Luncheon*  
  1:30pm-5:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
  1:30pm-5:00pm Poster Presentations Open
  4:00pm-4:45pm Mini Concurrent Sessions
  5:00pm-6:30pm Interactive Panels
  5:00pm-6:30pm Conference Course
  6:30pm-7:30pm Chapter Meetings
  7:45pm-9:15pm Product Theater Dinner*
Friday, October 30

Product Theater Breakfast*
  8:30am-6:00pm Registration Open
  9:00am-10:00am Keynote Presentation
Pamela Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
  10:00am-12:30pm Exhibit Hall Open
  10:00am-12:30pm Poster Presentations Open
  11:30am-12:15pm Mini Concurrent Sessions
  12:30pm-2:00pm Product Theater Lunch*
  2:15pm-5:00pm Concurrent Sessions
    Block 1:  2:15pm-3:00pm
    Block 2:  3:15pm-4:00pm
    Block 3:  4:15pm-5:00pm
  5:15pm-6:45pm Interactive Panels
  7:30pm-10:30pm Friday Evening Event at DinoLand (Disney's Animal Kingdom)
Saturday, October 31
   8:30am-2:30pm Registration 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
  10:15am-11:45am Conference Course
  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.

*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.