Schedule at a Glance

The APNA 27th Annual Conference program will offer up to 25.5 continuing education contact hours onsite and more than 90 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 fee.

Wednesday, October 9
6:30am-6:30pm Registration Open
7:20am-11:30am Pre-Conference Sessions

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1:10pm-5:20pm Pre-Conference Sessions

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5:30pm-6:00pm Orientation for Newcomers, Volunteers, and New Members
6:15pm-7:45pm Opening Program & President’s Address - Beth Phoenix
Thursday, October 10
7:30am-6:00pm Registration Open
8:00am-9:00am Keynote Presentation - Tom Rath
9:15am-10:55am Concurrent Sessions

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Block 2
Tracks: Practice, Seclusion & Restraint, Research-Medication Effectiveness, Inpatient Recovery Practice, Practice, Communication Assessment
11:05am-11:50am Mini Concurrent Sessions Tracks: Undergraduate Education-Simulation, Military Mental Health, ADHD Practice, Inpatient Risk Reduction, Inpatient Recovery Practice, Guidelines for Patient Centered Care
12:00pm-1:30pm Symposium Luncheon Sponsored by Postgraduate Institute for Medicine & RMEI. Supported by an educational grant from Otsuka.
1:30pm-5:00pm Exhibit Hall Open
1:30pm-4:30pm Poster Presentations Open
4:30pm-6:00pm Interactive Panels
6:00pm-7:00pm Chapter Meetings
7:15pm - 8:45pm Product Theater Dinner
Marriott Rivercenter
Sponsored by Otsuka/Lundbeck.
Friday, October 11
7:30am-5:00pm Registration Open
8:00am-9:00am Keynote Presentation - Suzanne Gordon
9:00am-11:30am Exhibit Hall Open
9:00am-11:30am Poster Presentations Open
11:15am-12:00pm Mini Concurrent Sessions Tracks: Undergraduate Education-Simulation, E-Tools & Electronic Health Records, Women & Older Adults, Inpatient Safety, Multicultural Topics, Inpatient Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Practice
12:00pm-2:00pm Lunch on your own
2:00pm-4:45pm Concurrent Sessions

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Block 2
Block 3
Tracks: Military Mental Health, Child & Adolescent, Integrated Physical & Mental Health, Inpatient Recovery Practice, Simulation Education, Practice
5:00pm-6:30pm Interactive Panels
6:30pm-9:00pm Friday Evening Fiesta
Saturday, October 12
8:00am-1:30pm Registration Open
8:15am-9:15am American Psychiatric Nursing Foundation Presentation
9:30am-12:05pm Concurrent Sessions

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Block 2
Block 3
Tracks: Research-Special Populations, Child & Adolescent, Administrative Practice, Graduate Education, Inpatient Communication, Partnership Models
12:15pm-1:30pm Annual Meeting & Town Hall