Conference Highlights
DSM-5 for Advanced Practice Nurses
This 8.5 hour multi-day course will examine the changes in the DSM-5 with an emphasis on how to perform a thorough diagnostic interview, identify symptom criteria, and write a case formulation paragraph. Using faculty-led presentations, facilitated discussions, and group work, this course will take place during designated times Weds.- Sat. Participation in an online pre-requisite is required. More Info

Conference Mobile App
Our new mobile app offers and easy on-the-go option before, during, and after the conference. Browse conference schedules, maps, and other program information right in the palm of your hand! Log in with your registration details to view or edit your personalized agenda - the app will pre-populate the sessions you selected during registration!

More Sessions, More Choices, More CE!
This year's schedule packs a bigger punch with even more presentations on clinical topics, research studies, education strategies, and best practices. What does that mean for you? More topics to choose from in any given session block, and more podcast recordings (with the opportunity to earn additional CE) available after the conference.

Mentor Match Live!
If you haven't joined our Member Bridge Mentor Match program, or if you have an online Mentor or Mentee whom you'd like to meet in person, Mentor Match Live! is for you. Participate in mentor and mentee sign-ups, meet-ups, and activities throughout the conference. More details to come!

Research Pre-Conference Program
Four pre-conference sessions and an interactive panel dedicated to psychiatric-mental health nursing research to inspire new nurse scientists and re-energize established researchers. Chart your career pathway, talk with federal and private funders, explore PhD-DNP collaborations and hear about cutting-edge PMHN research findings on depression and trauma healing! Earn up to 9.5 contact hours when you attend all 5 sessions. More Info
Volunteering is Easy
Sign-up to volunteer for sessions at the same time that you register for them! If you want to up your conference involvement by pitching in, this is a great way to do so. We'll simply ask you to help ensure that presentations run smoothly and on time.
Real-Time Updates
1. Enter your cell phone number in the Text Message Notifications field when you register to receive last minute updates and event reminders via text during the conference. 2. Connect with your fellow attendees on Use this online community to find a roommate, arrange a meet-up, or share photos of your conference experience. 3. Follow us on Twitter @AmerPsychNurses / #PMHNCon, Facebook, Google+, and YouTube for more online interaction.... Talk to you online!

Poster Presentations
This year's posters will be set up in the open areas of the JW Marriott, available for viewing throughout the day on Thursday (starting at 10am) and Friday (until 4pm)! Take in posters' content at your own pace, then view the full abstracts or revisit posters through our Online Poster Gallery. Glimpse last year's posters at

Online Evaluations & CE Certificates
Jot down your responses as you attend sessions, then log-in to the APNA website 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 November 24, 2014.

Session Podcasts in the APNA eLearning Center

Did you know that your Annual Conference registration comes with access to audio recordings of conference sessions?

It's included in your registration fee! You can earn contact hours after the conference for any sessions that you did not attend on-site - full conference registrants may be able to earn more than 130 contact hours total for sessions on-site and online.

Note: This number is not final and subject to change.

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